Once a coastal village, Seminyak has grown into a popular destination that is synonymous with luxury in Bali. Located in the Badung regency and only 15 minutes from another of Bali’s well-known towns, Kuta, Seminyak is a satisfying retreat for tourists looking to pamper themselves.
1. Things to do in Seminyak
Seminyak is the epicentre of luxury stores in Bali. Style-savvy shoppers and fashion-conscious tourists can enjoy the ultimate designer shopping experience at the many boutiques that are found here.
Spend the day at the main mall, Seminyak Square, then walk down Jalan Oberoi and Jalan Kayu Aya where stores like Bali Boat Shed, Magali Pascal, Bamboo Blonde and Toko Emporium sells everything from fashion to accessories; from eclectic homewares to sculptures.
Along the way, feast on a variety of cuisines, eastern and western, in the many restaurants, bars and cafes found in this trendy area of Seminyak. Revolver Espresso is a chic cafe with an alluring scent of coffee, while Sea Circus is a fun and vibrant restaurant-cum-bar with great breakfast food and soothing background music.
Not to be missed are the beaches of Seminyak like Seminyak Beach, Echo Beach and further down the coast, Petitenget Beach that has cool lawns to lounge on, horseback-riding on the sands, restaurants overlooking the sea, and less crowds in the day compared to other beaches in Bali.
Surfing is almost a religion in Bali, but if you’re looking for something else that’s equally as thrilling, try out their bungee jump at Pura Puseh. With just a strap tied to your ankles, you’ll get to experience an electrifying leap near the coast of Seminyak with fantastic views.
2. Where to stay in Seminyak
One of the best areas to stay in Seminyak is in the heart of the town where there’s easy accessibility to the shopping district and their “eat street” yet still private enough to kick back and enjoy some quiet time in the villas.
Within the bustling Jalan Oberoi, there’s Sahana Villas with lush gardens and an open concept for living and dining, and Villa Iluka with spacious 5-bedroom villas to accommodate family and friends. A secluded Villa Batavia brings the reclusive traveler into a quiet and tropical garden away from the buzzing streets. Enjoy the privileges of luxury in their 5-bedroom villas.
3. Seminyak beachfront villas and hotels
Being close to the beach means you get stunning views of the sea, sunrise and sunset. Some of the best Seminyak hotels on the beach that allow you to enjoy facilities within the private grounds yet feel connected to the wondrous nature right outside your door.
Villa Lilibel is just a stone throw away from the beach and its 6-bedroom villas are huge! Enjoy the comfort of the homely rooms or spend some downtime poolside. Restaurants like Sea Circus are also minutes away.
With winding pools and more than 200 rooms, The W Bali is a 5-star hotel with a private gazebo and a marvellous view of the beach. Also located next to Potato Head Beach Club, entertainment is just a walk away.
On the coast of Seminyak, Double-Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak allows you to take in the natural beauty of the beach while living in a modern and spacious hotel rooms, and still be close to shopping places and restaurants.