The Background Story
There is no other place in Bali that is quite like Seminyak. It has his own unique vibe to it, and is a proud eclectic mixture of urban and nature, modern and old, foreign and local and still with the steady hum of all that is truly Bali pulsing through its streets and permeating through the air.
Seminyak is located 9km away from the airport. A beautiful blend of villas, hotels, designer boutiques, restaurants, spas and clubs, it sits on the west coast of Bali just north of Kuta and Legian. It’s a mecca for the discerning free spirit wishing to enjoy the most unique and the best that life here has to offer.
You will never want of anything if you were to choose to settle in Seminyak while you’re in Bali. The beaches are minutes away, natural groves of trees, paddy fields, flora and fauna are abundant and yet you’re literally seconds away from some of the best clubs, villa, hotels and restaurants in the world.
Imagine looking at some of the most beautiful and majestic sunsets you’ll ever see while sipping world-class cocktails made by Michelin star chefs while relaxing in your own gazebo in an internally renowned hotel or your own private villa surrounded by green paddy fields with droves of wait staff waiting on you.
Seminyak Beach is Bali’s most fashionable area, home to among the island’s luxurious resorts and host to a number of fine restaurants and boutiques. Fashion stores and top dining spots with international chefs cooking up world-class cuisine line the streets, from Jalan Petitenget to Jalan Kayu Aya.
Seminyak’s Petitenget Beach offers a more secluded ambiance compared to its sister strands of Kuta and Legian to the south. However, after sunset a livelier nightlife scene takes over. Chic hotels such as the W Retreat & Spa, or premier dining and entertainment venues such as Ku De Ta and the Potato Head Beach Club, have all garnered an international following.
Seminyak is a perfect mix of everything that your heart would desire even if your wants would change in a matter of minutes, the answer will always be found in Seminyak and the neighbouring towns of Petitenget, Umalas and Kerobokan.
It is hard to imagine that only ten years ago this was a distinctly separate village. But ever since the Bali bombings that happened in October 2012, and driven by fear and the spirit of the fresh and new, some found a new haven right next door to what we lovingly now call home. Nowhere is the upscaling of Bali in recent years more obvious than here.
Things to do in Seminyak / Attractions
Bali is a stunning tropical playground and Seminyak has some of the best establishments and attractions to offer. Whether its shopping, art and history, beaches, elephant rides, nightlife, or impeccable cuisine that you’re after, you can find it all in Seminyak. With some of Bali’s most popular places to see situated right in Seminyak, head on out and feel the night come alive! Check out the list below to get started.
Temples in Seminyak
This temple belongs to the six sea temples near the coastline of Bali. The temple is known for the stunning beach ceremonies. Petitenget Temple is an old Hindu structure, situated on Petitenget Beach. Visit the tiny temple for a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of Kuta. Slightly overgrown with ferns and vines, the centuries-old stone structure is still a functioning temple for local villagers, who call it Pura Petitenget. The name, Peti (Coven) Tenget (Haunted), relates to the legend of the temple’s creation, which dates back to the 15th century.
Beaches in Seminyak
The beaches along Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Petitenget are actually all interconnected. If you fancy a long, refreshing walk on the beach, you can actually take a nice idyllic walk on one of the world’s most beautiful setting while looking at one of the most majestic backdrops that nature has to offer. Here’s a little bit about the white sandy spans that you’ll most likely visit while you’re here in Bali, according to WikiTravel and Expedia.
Seminyak Beach is a beautiful white sandy beach situated in north of Legian Beach. The white sand stretch 3 km from Tuban Area has made it as a fascination for tourist to visit this place. Seminyak Beach is favored by the great wave that is ideally for surfing adventures hence many surfers visit this beach to conquer the waves and enjoy the surf adventures. This beach is also featured by beautiful panorama to the Indian Ocean, the wide white sand, complete public facilities, the word class hotels, international restaurant and more.
There is a temple at this beach and called ‘Pura Petitenget’ that’s why this beach is called Petitenget. With grey sand, the Petitenget Beach looks very mysterious, tourists rarely come to this beach only the local people come for swimming or playing. But, you still can see a beautiful sunset at this beach.
Double Six Beach
Double Six Beach is situated in the village of Seminyak at the end of Jalan Double Six, a road which runs perpendicular to the beach and connects it to the village’s main thoroughfare, Jalan Raya Seminyak. This Balinese village is known for its excellent restaurants, resorts, spas and shopping centres, so there are plenty of options away from the beach.
Restaurants in Seminyak
Nowhere else in Bali will you find as many top restaurants as you do in the Seminyak area. Whether you are looking for a place to grab a quick meal or want to go all-in at one of areas gastronomic temples, you won’t be disappointed. Even though prices in Seminyak’s top restaurants are high compared to Bali standards, the value for money is usually excellent. The list is endless, but here’s a good place to start … read more
Nightlife in Seminyak
- Seminyak will not be Seminyak without its famous beachside clubs. You shouldn’t deny yourself a visit to at least one of them whether it will be for a lazy breakfast, to lounge by the pool during the day, to watch the sun sets into the Indian Ocean, an evening cocktail, or to dine in one of the beach Club restaurants, which are among some of Seminyak’s best, including Ku De Ta and Potato Head.
- Recommended nightlife place in Seminyak and other places … read more
- Also click here to view our recommendation of beach clubs in Seminyak and Bali … read more
Spa and Massages
What is Bali without its famous spas and massages? Whether body treatments, facials, manicure and pedicures, slimming or massages, from the all-time favourite Balinese massages to aromatherapy, shiatsu and Ayurvedic treatments, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in the endless array of spas that are sprouting up all over Seminyak to suit your budget. Don’t know where to start? Well, according to TripAdvisor, the Sundari Day Spa in Seminyak is rated number one. But here’s a helpful site that lets you choose the ideal spa suitable for you according to treatment, location and budget… read more
Seminyak is a shoppers mecca, so be sure to set some time aside for shopping. Everywhere around Seminyak you are likely to stumble across small galleries and boutiques selling jewelry, clothes, and home decor. Hardcore shoppers should head to the area around Jalan Laksmana where you’ll find the highest concentration of shops. Here you’ll find many beautiful boutiques from local-based designers offering the latest in fashion to satisfy your heart’s desire. Seminyak Mall is opening soon too, so you won’t be short for choice when you’re stung by the shopping bug!
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