Exploring Seminyak - Guide to Seminyak, Bali
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Energetic, trendy, and dynamic — Seminyak is where traditional Bali meets the Western world.
This is the place for you if you’re looking for upscale restaurants, luxury boutiques, and some of the best bars and beach clubs the island has to offer.
Though generally pricier than Kuta or Legian, Seminyak is a great holiday option for party seekers, honeymooners, and families alike.
Where to Stay in Seminyak , Bali
While many head to Seminyak in search of the luxury villas that this part of the island is famous for, there are accommodation options to suit all budgets.
And whether you’re after a simple homestay, luxe villa, or five-star resort, you’ll be right in the centre of the action here! Scroll down to see our hotel recommendations, or click here to read our take on the best villas in Seminyak.
Luxury Hotels in Seminyak
Mid-Range Hotels in Seminyak
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Know Where to Go for Food and Drinks in Seminyak
Part of that action includes Seminyak’s unrivalled selection of restaurants.
If you’re a foodie, you’ll be in your element. There’s even a road nicknamed “Eat Street!” Otherwise known as Jalan Kayu Aya, you’ll find bijou cafes, specialty steak restaurants, and sea-view seafood eateries among the offerings here.
And as the venues here are of international standard, you’ll have no problem finding vegan, gluten-free, or allergen-friendly options.
Coffee shops are another Seminyak strong point.
From speciality brew shops to tropical-feel cafes perfect for working in, fans of café culture are spoiled for choice. A few places roast their beans in-house and most offer vegan ‘mylks’ as standard. You could spend a whole day exploring the amazing coffee scene here.
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Things to Do in Seminyak
Come sunset, Seminyak’s long, sandy beaches are where the action’s at.
You’ll find most of the bars and beach clubs along Seminyak Beach. While the surf can be a little inconsistent, it’s usually a safe spot for swimming and the sunsets are always spectacular!
Double Six Beach is another of the area’s most popular stretches. Go there to surf, or relax on a beanbag at one of the many colourful bars overlooking the ocean.
If you’re after somewhere less crowded, opt for Batu Belig. The last beach before Seminyak turns into Canggu, it offers a tranquil setting away from the hustle and bustle of the main drag.
Finally, if you’re looking for world-class beach clubs, Seminyak’s where it all started.
Some of the island’s first and most iconic day clubs are situated here. You could spend a whole day lazing poolside, people-watching, and sipping tropical tipples overlooking the sea. Arrive early for the best daybeds though as most places operate on a first-come-first served basis.
After dark, you’ll find that Seminyak’s night life is among the best on the island. Speakeasy bars to English-style pubs and music venues, there’s much to be explored.
Though temples here aren’t as plentiful or grand as those in Ubud, there is one that’s definitely worth a visit. Petitenget Temple at the base of Jalan Kayu Ayu is one of the island’s many sea temples. The local Balinese believe that this beautiful red-brick temple protects the island’s perimetres. Visit on a full moon, and you might even witness a ceremony here!
While there’s much to do in the neighbourhood, Seminyak is a great base for exploring the rest of the island. Kuta’s famous beachfront, Legian’s bargain shopping, and Canggu’s yoga studios are a mere ten-minute drive away. Or head north to Ubud for a day of temple hopping and craft shopping.
Tours and Activities in Seminyak
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