Seminyak is one of popular tourist destination in Bali. Seminyak is located on the west coast of Bali sub-district of Kuta, Badung where you could spend your day at beautiful beach and resorts, wonderful street offer colorful day-club, lots of shopping place, great restaurant with best wall background views, various facilities such as hotels, spas, restaurants, bars and cafes. It’s a dynamic place, home to scores of restaurants and clubs and wealth of creative, designer shops and galleries. Seminyak seamlessly merges with Kerobokan, which is immediately north – in fact the exact border between the two is as fuzzy as most other geographic details in Bali. Seminyak is home to many resident expatriates, several world class resort and glamorous bar and restaurant along side local independent boutiques.
You could easily spend your entire holiday in Seminyak and most of tourist attraction in Seminyak area is a beach and the number of Seminyak attraction is not too much. People flock to Seminyak for its nightlife although it is a little tamer than neighboring Kuta. Seminyak is more focused on beach clubs where you can sip a drink with your feet in the sand, although there are also known for its shopping with some of the biggest names in Bali choosing to open up shop here. Seminyak is famous not for tourist attractions, because it’s famous for lots variety of luxury class tourist activities. Get oriented to our guide to living it up in the coolest corner of the Island.
The Best Way to Travelling in Seminyak
- Choose a place to stay in the Seminyak area, because the best way to surround Seminyak is on foot.
- If you are familiar with Seminyak roads, you can hire motorbike in Seminyak which are widely available around Kayu Aya road. Motorbike rental price range is from IDR 75.000 – IDR 100.000/ 1 motorbike with a 24 hours rental durations.
- Taxis are also widely available on Seminyak area. If you use taxis for your vacation, there will be a traffic jam which will affect the cost of your taxi.
- For you who doesn’t really want to walk and driving a motorbike, so we suggest you to use Bali driver’s car rental service. Even though the road is stuck, at least you don’t have to drive the car and this car rental service include a driver use a calculation cost system based on duration, usually a minimum of 12 hours in a day.
- Before you go around Seminyak to find tourist attraction, you should planned the route firstly.
Vacation Tips to Travelling in Seminyak Tourist Attraction.
- If you are travelling with more than 6 peoples, choose private villa for your accommodation because it’s affordable, more efficient and save more accommodation cost.
- Wear a sweat absorbent clothes because the Seminyak temperature is very hot in the afternoon and use footwear like sandals if you want to walk in Seminyak.
- Do not bring too much cash, because there are lots of ATMs in Seminyak area.
What’s Good About Seminyak
- The most fashionable beach resort in Bali.
- Home to Bali’s famous ‘eat street’ and full of great restaurant.
- Stylish, world class beach clubs.
- Plenty of villas and luxury resort.
- Really good boutique shopping.
What’s Less About Seminyak
- Traffic jams common during high season.
- Widely spaced venues, so walking is often required.
- Relatively few low-budget options.
Seminyak Tourist Attraction List and Best Things to Do
One of main reasons to come to Seminyak is to enjoy not only the beach but also the amazing beach bars and cafes that run along the coastlines an you will find a huge number of choice available which means that you will never hungry or thirsty there. Many of restaurants have foreign chef in residence so if you want to try some fine dining then this is a great place to do it. People also flock to Seminyak for its nightlife although it is a little tamer than neighboring Kuta. Seminyak is more focused on beach clubs where you can sip a drink with your feet in the sand, although there are also known for its shopping with some of the biggest names in Bali choosing to open up shop here. As such, you can walk along the main shopping arteries of this part of the island and shop until you drop. There are some perfect things to do in Seminyak to make the most of your time in this Bali hotspot. Seminyak is a great place to include in a Bali trip.
Walk Along The Seminyak Beach and See The Sunset
Seminyak Beach is perfect for lounging under the sun, playing beach volleyball, or a bit of surf. Feel the sand and water in between your toes, this is one of the ultimate holiday feelings. The two notable beaches are the Seminyak Beach and Petitenget Beach which offer fantastic views of the Balinese sunset. Seminyak beach is favored because of the great waves that are most ideal for surfers. This beach also features a beautiful panorama in Bali. While we are still in a beach mode, may as well stay for sunset. Seminyak knows how beautiful sunset interested eyes to see it. This is when Seminyak beach come into your life.
Who says fun at the beach ends after sunset ? The warungs may fold up their colorful umbrellas, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops there. Apart from the dark sea and dots of light on the horizon, there are still more things to do at the beach. An evening by the beach promises a different atmosphere for those looking for more relaxing chill-out vibes. Pathway to Seminyak Beach is very close distance when through Ngurah Rai Airport which is as far as 9.7 km with approximately 26 minutes drive. This beach is more precisely located in the northern part of Double Six Beach
Get Cultured by Visiting Pura Petitenget.
Thought Seminyak is most known for being a high-end holiday destination, local culture is still present. Pura Petitenget at the beachside off Jln Petitenget is a compact, pretty Balinese temple, which is known for particularly spectacular beach side ceremonies. This temple is one of the Dang Kahyangan sea temples guaring the island, and view its red brick and sandstone structures in Central Seminyak. From a Balinese Temple point of view, Petitenget Temple is worth to visit and when there are ceremonies it is always a great moment to experience.
Pura Petitenget is best place to do and set just back from the beach, should be on the itinerary for every visitor looking for dose of Balinese culture. This centuries old temple, which sets the scene for a great number of spiritual ceremonies, is most atmospheric at sunset in the fading light. Remember to dress appropriately when visiting this temple by covering your legs and shoulder. Visit Pura Petitenget Temple during it’s anniversary celebrations on every Merakih Wednesday on the 201-day Balinese Pawukon calendar, and you’ll witness the temple colorfully and will there so much prayers come to this temple.
Food Hunting and Shopping
Most of the Seminyak shopping is concentrated on two roads : Jalan Raya Seminyak, which is a continuation of Kuta’s Jalan Legian and also Jalan Laksamana, also known as Eat Street. There are few Seminyak attractions but shopping is one of them as it’s a top shopping destination in Seminyak is at Jalan Laksamana. Along delightful Jalan Laksamana , there is a particular café specially for food-loving romantics, and the accasional wedding ceremonies. The area is definitely known to be more high-end with trendy pieces and the latest fashion. Jalan Laksmana which is one of the top shopping streets in all of Bali. Here these places for your shopping lists :
- Biasa at Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 36 where ladies can treat themselves to something pretty with the flagship store of Bali fashion brand.
- Magali Pascal Jalan Petitenget No. 900 which are all founded by European designers based there.
- Bamboo Blonde at Jalan Laksamana No. 61 where you can find innovative women’s wear and notably helpful and friendly staff.
- Body and Soul at Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 11i where women’s sportswear, beachwear and swimwear are on sale. They also have outlet in Seminyak Square.
- Religion at Jalan Laksamana No 4A where you can find funky, ecletic and popular with young clientele.
- Mario Sliver at Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 19 (South of Bintang Supermarket). Here you can find out variety of jewellery designers and manufactures. Wide range of high quality items.
- Bintang Supermarket at Jalan Raya Seminyak open daily at 10:00 – 22:00. This is the grand old aunt supermarket and most notable shopping spot in Seminyak. This place is also one of cheapest place to buy something but you can find anything here.
- Seminyak Square is a restaurant and a shopping arcade which located at a main district of Seminyak, Jalan Laksamana/Jalan Kayu Aya. It is the first commercial area which equipped with many restaurant and brandedshooping center. Seminyak square provides a comfort atmosphere for families and friends for shopping and dining experience including wide garden area with free beaches, tables and Wi-Fi access. Seminyak Square really a fit and safe place for those who would spend their leisure time for hanging out and shopping.
- Spend day and nightlife at Beach Club.
What is the best way to glam up your Balinese vacation in Seminyak ? The answer is chilling at a beach club. Whether you are travelling as a couple or with group or friends, beach club is place to be. White sands, stunning sea views, delicious food, designer cocktails, and glittering infinity pools, Seminyak beach clubs have it all. The beach club is lined by with umbrellas and bean bags while around the pool there are cabanas where you can lounge and sip on cocktails all day long. Here are our picks of the best beach club in Seminyak to spend a day and your night-life :
Potato Head Beach Club
This beach club is located at Jalan Petitenget No 51B and its offering some of the best sunset views in all Bali, is a hedonistic, playground for partygoers. Chill out by the unique oval pool to the tunes of internationally renowned DJs, along with moonshine drinks, and their signature bistro-style bites. There’s also an expansive manicured garden and a choice of three restaurants serving Asian inspired tapas, bistro style dishes and gourmet dining. We suggest you get here early by 11am and book a daybed if you intend to lounge around all day. Potato Head opens at 11 am – 2 am.
Ku De Ta
Follow the main road of Jalan Petitenget toward to Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9 you will find out this famous beach club. Its especially known for its finger-licking food, delicious cocktails, and vast array of international performers and fine dining options, we definitely recommend that you spoil yourselves here. Ku De Ta opens at 8am and is well known for enjoying breakfast, lunch until dinner.
- Mrs Sippy
Mrs Sippy is located at Jalan Taman Ganesha and this beach club is closed by Seminyak Beach. Besides the Seminyak Beach, others tourist attractions also close by Mrs. Sippy such as Legian Beach, Hard Rock Café and others. Mrs Sippy opens everyday from 12 am until 12 pm. Mrs Sippy’s location is wide so when you decide to come here with a group, don’t worries because you don’t need to reserve first. Mrs Sippy has unique design with semi-open concept and close to the pool with white walls and brown furniture, the bar has a comfortable and homey atmosphere crowded with DJ’s music. Even though Mrs Sippy is a private pool bar, this restaurant is free of charge and you will only pay for food or drinks. Mrs Sippy range price is from IDR 45.000 to IDR 150.000,-
- Cocoan Beach Club
Located in the hip Double Six part of Seminyak, Cocoan is instantly recognizable thanks to its massive blue infinity pool, which serves as a centerpieces of the beach club. Cocoan offers happy hours from 4pm to 7pm everyday, where you get 1+1 on drinks. The pool is suddenly drenched in neon colors, and stylish décor and flickering candles.
- Red Rubby
This club dedicated to providing a true clubbing experience right in th center of Seminyak. Red Rubby sets to provide a more intimate, yet memorable superclub experience. Located on Jalan Petitenget No. 919, Red Rubby is also equipped with an outdoor terrace that serves delicious food, cocktails with comfortable sofas and relaxed live Blues and Jazz.
- Take Cooking Class.
Beside the beaches, the dazzling sunsets, the glamorous resort, if there’s one thing we can’t live without in Bali is take cooking class. You can take cooking class at the hotel where you stay by booking firstly from hotel staff. Cooking class will offer you everything from ingredients scouting to traditional preparation and must-try dishes, and even adventures to the local markets and across the luscious landscapes to give you a real taste of Bali. First you’ll get a go at chopping, slicing, and dicing before learning how to make unique Balinese dishes. The cooking class price range is usually start from IDR 300.000 per person but others hotel charge different cost of this fun activities. Be ready to join this memorable activities and definitely it will remind you so much about Bali.
RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATIONS IN SEMINYAK.
When staying in Seminyak, I think its pretty important to stay either on the beach or not too far from it. Some accommodation option in Seminyak are located further away from the beach on the other side of the highway. So where to stay in Seminyak ? Here’s our Seminyak accommodation guide to help you choose . . .
- The Oberoi.
The Oberoi offers world class service. The hotel area is more than 6 hectares. Its location on the beach offers quite luxurious and make this hotel has elegant impression. The combination of traditional Balinese architecture from the buildings adds to the exotic impression. The hotel is only 500 meters from Seminyak Square. The rooms offered charming decorations, the arrangement of tek wood becomes almost wooden furniture in each room. The hotel facilities offered swimming pools, fitness center, airport shuttle services, bars, beaches and Wi-Fi. This hotel is perfect for couples.
- The Legian Bali.
This hotel is famous for its strategic location. This hotel is 15 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The hotel also offers luxury accommodations. Each room has a fairly complete facility and has a spacious living room and beautiful balcony. This hotel is highly recommended for couples. Hotel facilities offered by this hotel are swimming pool, Wi-Fi, beachside, airport shuttle service, family rooms, fitness center, bar and jacuzzi. And the famous things of The Legian Bali is this hotel has delicious food which appetiting taste.
- Courtyard by Marriot Seminyak Bali Resort.
The elegant and luxurious Seminyak accommodation is perfectly located easy 5 minutes stroll from the beach. The modernly designed rooms include a private rooms include a private terrace or balcony. This boutique style hotel includes an on-site restaurant, pool, pool bar, spa and wellness, and fitness centre
- Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak.
Situated on Bali’s most vibrant beachfront. Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is your home base to experience the bountifully unique island life in a place where centuries of tradition and culture are blended with an atmosphere. This beautiful hotel is located at Jalan Camplung Tanduk No. 10, this hotel presents stunning design, friendly staff and offer very favorite secret garden pool. The rooms is so much special and surrounded by beautiful greenery because why this is should be one of your list to staying for.
- W Bali Seminyak.
This is one of highly recommended for your stay because this hotel has unique design elements reveals true Balinese culture through a vibrant W lens, with features such as a Balinese rice terrace. When you’re entering this hotel, your eye will so much interested with the gorgeous unique design of bamboo there which greenery your eyes. You can also spend your nightlife at Woobar Bali, a beachfront spot with a magnetic social scene. Don’t miss by enjoying garden and panoramic views of the Seminyak Beach in your hotel rooms or suite.
- Alila Seminyak.
Alila Seminyak is one of luxurious hotel which offers minimalis design but has so much beautiful things and one of famous hotel because it has others branch like Alila Ubud and Alila Manggis. This hotel is located at Jalan Taman Ganesha No. 9, Petitenget, this hotel offers you gorgeous luxurious resort overlooking to very beautiful beach by get there less then 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The Alila’s rooms offers the ultimate expression of contemporary style, exquisite composite of thoughtfully design spaces, and comport rooms for your stay.
- Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort.
Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort is located at Jalan Abimanyu on the Seminyak Beach, the Anantara locations is both stunning and relaxing, whilst being close to the amazing restaurants and boutique shops in Seminyak. Anantara Seminyak is famous for its wide golden shoreline, upscale restaurants and bars and those famous Seminyak sunset. It’s easy to go from hotel to other place you want because of the strategic hotel location. Lounge by the infinity pool overlooking the ocean, or on beanbags on the beach should be one of your things to do in this hotel.
RESTAURANTS IN SEMINYAK.
There are so many restaurants in Seminyak with excellent budget options available here. However we recommend some of famous restaurants in Seminyak from mid-range budget which will be one of your food hunting list to take your leisure time when stay in Seminyak. Here those are :
This restaurant is located in Jalan Laksamana which open divided into two schedule time at 12:00 – 15:00 for lunch and 18:00 – 23:00. This restaurant is located in The Samaya Seminyak which is part of Samaya Resort. Breeze offers direct views towards the open sea or located on the beach.
- Zibiru Restaurant.
Zibiru Restaurant located on Jalan Drupadi No. 7 and open from 17:00 – 24:00 which offers Italian specialties with unforgettable tastes. Zibiru restaurant is often a reference if you want to taste the Italian food. This restaurant offers you great space namely outside, inside and a roof which has a romantic atmosphere, because it is illuminated by the moonlight.
- Jemme Restaurant.
This restaurant is located in Jalan Raya Petitenget No 28. This restaurant is London Jewelers branch who decided to take on Seminyak’s dining scene. Jemme Restaurant may not be large. But three separate dining sections offered varied settings for find and casual dining. This restaurant present cheerful and bright inside. Jemme Resturant’ menu brings together original dishes overseen Australian chef. Jemme’s drink list cobvers a good variety of classics and signature blends. Here, you will find champagne cocktails and lots of beverage choices. And this restaurant is ideal for couples, offering romantic moods throughout different dining settings. You could enjoy you meal from breakfast, lunch and dinner because this restaurant is open 10:00 – 23:00.
- Revolver Espresso.
This is one of highly recommended restaurant because this restaurant present beautiful scene and has several areas inside of the restaurant. The atmosphere is rather dark dim, because there is no direct light from outside but the atmosphere is still cozy and relaxing. A lots of people come to this place only for enjoying coffee, but here also available for all day breakfast, burgers, salads, sandwich and snack for sharing. The atmosphere is really fun to just catch up with friends or get together in large groups. You can get here at Jalan Kayu Aya/Gang 51, Seminyak.
- KYND Community.
This café is located at Jalan Petitenget No. 12 which offers healthy food and it’s good for you foodies who has vegan lifestyle. KYND Community is not a big place but still has 2 areas indoor and outdoor. When you are at outdoor or indoor area, the iconic wall decoration is still a favorite place to enjoy your food while capture the moment at hits wall with tropical nuances. So here great place to prettify your instagram feeds. There are many choice of menus in this café from breakfast, lunch, dinner, salad choices, waffles, toast, milkshake, freakshakes, juice and coconut with KYND icon.
Explore Bali’s most stylish and high-end area, Seminyak where sleek bars upscale clubs and luxury restaurants are just around the streets. Seminyak makes for a dreamy Bali experience and is the most popular option for first timers. Access Kayu Aya road where posh boutiques are being offered for your glamorous style and surf in style at Petitenget Beach as Bali’s legendary sunset could be your next unforgettable moment. Bali has so much more to offer, so I would like to recommend beginning your adventure in Seminyak and travelling around the Island.
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