- Outstanding Hotels & Private Villas
- Nice beaches for sunset view
- Fine dining restaurants
- Glamourous nightlife
- Art shops & boutiques
- Tattoo studios
- Wellness centres
Shop, dine and relax at Seminyak
Seminyak is directly north of Kuta and Legian, and only about 30 minutes drive away from Ngurah Rai airport. Seminyak is Bali’s hippest beach town and very popular among travellers who are looking for a more upscale and sophisticated alternative to Kuta. It has beautiful beaches with dozen beach bars and most cutting-edge beach clubs.
Jalan Laksamana and Dhyana Pura street are home to some of Bali’s finest restaurants, most creative boutiques and lovely spas. Seminyak will never fail to keep you in style and relaxed during your vacation in the island of gods.
The beaches in Seminyak are fairly wide and flat, making them great for a walk, an early-morning run, or just a lazy day swimming and lounging in the sun. There are several good surf breaks in the area as well.
Surf schools, surf shop and boards rental are plenty. Most of them offer surf tours to great surf spots all over the island.
Of the many international chefs who have settled in Bali to open restaurants, most have done so in Seminyak. The centre of the food scene is on Jalan Laksmana, also known as “Eat Street,” where standards are high even when prices are not. Great restaurants of all types can be found throughout Seminyak, including a few local warungs that have managed to stay as busy as their international neighbours. Seminyak is the ideal location for food enthusiasts.
Seminyak is home to many trendy bars and clubs that stay start at sunset and stay open late, inviting international bands and DJs to play for clued up and fashionable crowds. New places are always opening, and the entertainment changes from night to night. Check around for updates, or hop from place to place, enjoying the atmosphere. Be aware that unlike elsewhere in Bali, some of the places here have a cover charge for entry.
Most of the upscale hotels and villas in Seminyak provide transportation service for their guests. Some shopping centres, spas, restaurants and boutiques offer return shuttle service for their VIP guests. Be noted, free shuttle is not always applied, some business will charge you extra, or sometime you will need to spend a specific amount of money to get free transport. If you prefer more privacy, hiring a car rental with a driver is the perfect choice. Renting a scooter from a rental, also a great idea; but only if you have an experience to ride two-wheelers.
Seminyak has a few cheaper hotels, but it is not the ideal location for travellers on a budget. However, those who are willing to pay a little more for their accommodation will find many fantastic mid-range hotels and villas that offer great comfort, style, and sophistication. Seminyak has a range of luxurious five-star hotels and beautiful serviced villas on offer.
Seminyak was, until recently, a fairly quiet little area, except for 66-Double Six Beach. Many of the street names here are derived from hotels and restaurants that were the first and only businesses on those streets. As tourism and development spread through Kuta and Legian, Seminyak became a popular place for expatriates to enjoy a more peaceful and quiet atmosphere. In recent years, massive and rapid development has made Seminyak almost as busy as Kuta, although it has kept its unique character. Not much, cultural sites you can find here in Seminyak, except the sea-temple Pura Petitenget near Petitenget beach.
Seminyak is all about shop, relax and dine. Local and international designers have set up their affordable boutiques that sell creative takes on the latest fashions. Watching sunset over drinking a glass of wine or coconut can also be a great idea for any season. If you plan to visit beach clubs, beach bar or restaurants by the beach, it is recommended for you to make a reservation before your arrival, as most of the places are usually full during sunset hours.