A tropical haven in Seminyak, The Legian & The Club in Bali delivers sun, surf and sand aplenty. There’s also some gourmet Asian-fusion cuisine on offer, thanks to a brand new chef and an unlimited supply of fresh seafood – we’re licking our lips already…
Style Oceanside opulence
Setting Beach central
Why this week? New executive chef Luke MacLeod and his team have prepared a ‘Seafood Indulgence’ experience every Friday, served on the sun-deck by the Ocean Bar. Guests can feast on tuna tartare, sashimi, red prawn curry and the like, before ending the evening on a (sugar) high with coconut pannacotta or Balinese chocolate cake. Lucky Smith members also get 10 per cent off meals in the resort throughout their stay. Chef MacLeod can be booked for a personal chef service.
Our favourite bits… Each room at the Legian is blessed with sea views and glimpses of Seminyak’s sandy shores. Make the most of the Italian-made Acqua di Parma toiletries and the big canopied beds in rooms envisioned by interior designer Jaya Ibrahim: his use of natural materials and artwork by local artists achieves a relaxed, contemporary feel. Nab a seat at the Ocean Bar, where mojitos, daiquiris and margaritas accompany the spectacular sunsets. The Club, a private compound opposite the Legian, is the ultimate hideaway for those who like seclusion and personal butlers straight from The Guild of Professional English Butlers.
Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘Each villa has a dedicated butler, and ours is Vina, who is not even slightly Lurchesque or Jeeves-like, but a smiling Balinese lady who combines serenity with the efficiency of an elite military unit. She unlocks a wooden door and we step into our secret garden. There’s a 10-metre swimming pool fringed by hibiscus and frangipani, an outdoor dining balé, manicured lawns, day-beds and, in the middle, a Balinese palace that, thanks to further ponds, appears from certain angles to be floating on water. Vina’s introductory tour has more highlights than we can immediately absorb.’
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*Copy compiled by Katherine Williams