It is located in the south-western part of Bali a short drive from the airport. Seminyak is a stylish resort that is considered as one of the most expensive regions in Bali. It is also one of the best places for relaxing on the beach, shopping, spa, and surfing. Seminyak is a resort area for young people and it is also suitable for families as there are long beautiful sandy beaches here.
Seminyak is suitable for tourists of any age who is ready to pay for a comfortable stay with good service. The area is perfect for couples, families with children and solo travelers. You can meet a large number of Australians, Europeans but Russian tourists are much less on local beaches. If you like clubs, parties, shopping and the proximity of the ocean is attractive for you that means that you are in the right place! There are a lot of bars and clubs for adults, although there is enough entertainment for children.
Where to stay
Seminyak is famous for one of the most delightful beaches in Bali. On the beach you can go surfing, there are suitable waves for it so this is a very popular place, even for beginners.
There is a pleasant beach called Double Six Beach that is a godsend for sun lovers. Many tourists like a smooth descent into the ocean and the sandy bottom. The color of the sand is surprising it is mixed due to the volcanic component and looks like " cocoa with milk." Comfortable swimming is possible only at low tide. The beach has a pretty good long sandy beach about 2 km long with a large number of seafood and fish restaurants. Sunbeds are usually provided for free if you order some drink in a beach bar and they also have comfortable showers at the cafe. As Seminyak is mostly a party place, music sounds even on the beach.
The sandy Petitenget Beach is named after the temple with the same name which is located a hundred meters from the ocean. People come here not only for a beach holiday during the day but also to dine and enjoy the magical sunset in the evening.
There are lifeguards on the coastline who monitor the safety on the beach as sometimes strong waves can reach a height of 2 meters. Therefore, swimming is better between the red flags, they are the safest areas. The price for renting sunbeds and umbrellas is the most expensive. You can take a beach towel and sunbathe on the sand or use a great idea of relaxing and sunbathing in luxurious beach clubs such as Ku De Ta or Potato Head Beach Club. You can also save your budget and stay in a beach bar where there are bright multi-colored soft puffs with umbrellas.
What to do
Do not forget to be tempted catching a pleasure wave in night clubs. An unforgettable view of the ocean, cozy terraces, excellent music programs and sometimes free entry - what else do you need to love the nightlife in Bali? Many clubs in Seminyak hold the brand of the main party places of the island where they closely monitor musical trends, celebrities often appear at the DJ console and literally catch them on the fly.
When to go
You can come on vacation or stay in this area for a long time at any time of the year, the average air temperature is about 29 - 31 degrees and the water is warm -26 - 28 degrees.
Entertainment & leisure
If you like to spend your holidays actively then it is always easy to find courses for learning to go surfing in Bali and you can always rent the necessary equipment on the beaches of Seminyak. This is a great place to glide for both beginners and advanced surfers.
Some tourists prefer to stay in Seminyak to be closer to the epicenter of main events, while others especially come to this area to spend time in stylish shops and shopping centers, choosing beach dresses and accessories as there are the most famous brand boutiques of both local and world manufacturers here. The most fashionable outlets and art galleries are located in Seminyak which attracts shopaholics like a magnet. Seminyak Square and Seminyak Village shopping malls have everything for comfortable shopping and entertainment with children.
With the sunset the island nightlife comes to life. You can get the maximum portion of night entertainment in Seminyak. The level of clubs in this area is much higher than in Kuta: bars and discos such as Jenja, clubs with the Bali Joe Bar show, legendary clubs like Ku De Ta, Potato Head Beach Club, La Favela, their fame has long been represented worldwide. Some streets in Seminyak are almost full of bars and clubs, you can watch how a relaxed and sociable audience slowly flows from one bar to another one. They are chatting, laughing and dancing until they drop.
La Favela is the club that sets the trends in music. Since the opening day, this club has been a place for the elite public. There is an original design, good music, a sophisticated audience, and delicious cocktails. Being a victim of its own success La Favela is often crowded with guests. The 4-story building decor with dance floors resembles old faunas in Rio and you can have an amazing dinner here, the restaurant is famous for its wonderful Brazilian cuisine. The fun does not stop until the first sun rays.
No doubt Ku De Ta is one of the best beach clubs that Seminyak can boast. Its stunning ocean views, great service and the most beautiful music that caresses the ear make you want to stop this magical moment. There is also delicious gourmet cuisine with a European menu! At day time the club works as a bar with drinks and snacks by the pool and a full dinner can be ordered only after 6 pm, when a great wave of hungry for delicious musical rhythms tourists arrives. With the sunset, it turns into a nightclub with a tropical atmosphere. There are sometimes so many people here that you should book a table or a cozy place on a soft sunbed in advance.
Potato Head Beach Club is a club with an amazing architecture reminding the Colosseum with its originally styled old teak shutters. It has a spacious multi-level area and a pool. This is one of the iconic places with chill-out music.
La Favela, Ku De Ta, and Potato Head are more than clubs, today these legendary clubs have become a kind of brand in the field of electronic music with their resident DJs, and Ku De Ta has regular releases on the radio wave. You may be lucky to get to a party with specially invited musicians. You can have what you want. Catch the wave, enjoy the moment so that later you will not be sad to miss those days in Bali and have warm memories of your vacation.
Where to eat
You will find a variety of gourmet restaurants with cuisine from around the world in Seminyak. Sometimes tables in some eateries should be booked in advance, especially during the high season from June to August. Restaurants in Seminyak are usually open until late in the evening.
Fine breakfasts are served at The Fat Turtle where Red Velvet signature pancakes are offered to the guests with special attention. And if you are looking for delicious ribs then Bli Crackling is exactly that place. A pleasant atmosphere, a good selection of barbecue and grill dishes, reasonable prices are the components of the success in this eatery.
You can start your holiday romance with seafood in Breeze Bali where the menu is very diverse and varies depending on the season: tuna tartare with quail eggs, red mullet fillet, scallop ravioli. Good music and a central location make Seasalt convenient for a delicious dinner or just have a glass enjoying the best sunset. The owners of Mejekawi joined their efforts and created an innovative concept of "kitchen and laboratory." If you want an interesting gastronomic experience head to this place!
It seems hard to imagine that there is a place somewhere that combines stunning style, delicious food, panoramic cuisine where you can watch the cooking process and enjoy atmospheric music. But, as it turned out it exists. It is an Italian restaurant called Mauri where before serving dishes you will be offered a great tasting menu of seasonal delicacies. It's great for a dating or a special occasion.