Seminyak holidays are simply sublime. If your dream holiday to Bali involves seriously chilled days spent on golden sandy beaches and evenings tucking into fine dining, than Seminyak is the place for you.
Seminyak manages to mix sophistication and high-end beach resorts with an easy-breezy relaxed ambience. Just north of Kuta on the western coast of Bali, Seminyak’s beaches are as beautiful as Kuta Beach, but come with the added bonus of being less crowded. There’s also a really cool beach club culture in Seminyak. World-class hotels and beach clubs line the long stretches of golden sand.
Your days can be spent lazing in cabanas at resorts like Potato Head Beach Club. If you’re a coffee fan then we highly recommend you head to Revolver, Seminyak’s coffee bar that has gained a cult following.
Meanwhile, Double Six Beach is the place to go to sip a refreshing drink at a bar with your toes sunk into golden sands.
Foodies are truly welcomed in Seminyak - you will be delighted by the array of fine dining options available. You can even brush up on your culinary skills at The Amala with a cooking lesson from a top Balinese chef.
Don’t leave without experiencing a traditional Balinese massage at one of Seminyak’s amazing spas. Seminyak is the perfect place if you are seeking relaxed barefoot luxury during your holiday in Bali.
Seminyak Holidays: Go Beyond the Beach
There’s more to Seminyak holidays than time spent on the beach.There are plenty of wonderfully delightful boutique shops to explore. Or, why not seek some ancient culture?
Between the glitz and glamour of Seminyak’s boutique shops is one of Bali’s most important sea temples, Petitenget Temple, also known as Pura Petitenget. Built to ward off dark forest spirits, this centuries-old temple has a rustic charm with its red bricks and dragon staircase. Petitenget Temple is wonderfully located - where its lush gardens are coupled with scenic coastal views. Petitenget Temple is still used today by local people as a place of worship, and a visit to soak up all the culture here is highly recommended. And, if you time your visit so that you’re there just before sundown, you can head to the nearby Petitenget Beach afterwards to experience one of Bali’s best sunsets.
Our favorite hotels
Our selection of hotels in Seminyak have been hand-selected by our experts. Whether you want to stay in a luxurious beach villa or in a magnificent suite, we can find the best Seminyak accommodation to suit your particular needs and tastes.
The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa
Discover Bali’s talented artists with a visit to Nyaman Gallery on Seminyak Road. This small gallery displays a collection of diverse contemporary pieces created by emerging local and Indonesian artists. The gallery has gained prestige in recent years, and it’s the perfect place to find a keepsake to remind you of your holiday in Seminyak.
Seminyak has some of the best sunsets in Bali. Join the locals and other visitors and head down to the beach or to the nearest beach bar around 5pm where you can watch the sun as it gently dips in the sky. There's a great vibe at this time of the day, and you'll be sure to get some amazing photos.
Events & Festivals
Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Seminyak holiday, offering a glimpse into Bali’s authentic culture and traditions. Bali offers a selection of fun events throughout the year and you can plan your holiday to ensure you experience them. Seminyak is a great place to head to if you are looking to celebrate a special occasion in style.
New Year’s Eve Party
Seminyak is a great place to welcome in the New Year with its special New Year’s Eve party. From live DJs and beach parties, to sumptuous dining and dazzling fireworks, Seminyak certainly knows how to party. For dancing on the beach and fireworks we recommend you head to the Potato Head Beach Resort. For fine dining and live jazz then why not make a dinner date at The Restaurant at The Legian Seminyak? Just be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Seminyak Village Summer Festival
Celebrating the best of Bali, Seminyak Village Summer Festival provides a wonderful mix of music, fashion and delicious food. Taking place from July to September in the Seminyak Village, you’ll enjoy Balinese cultural dance performances, live DJ sets, yoga demonstrations, cooking classes and fashion shows. There are lots of different events scheduled throughout the summer festival, so plan you holiday around the things that suit your particular tastes.
Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Seminyak holiday. As Bali’s capital of cool, Seminyak is a stylish and trendy area with a buzzing food and drink scene. Known for it fine dining, it’s also the place where you can enjoy brunch, flat whites in uber cool cafes, and vegan meals in hip beach bars. Try our favourite Balinese breakfast dish - we highly recommend you try it during your Seminyak holiday.
Seminyak’s smoothie bowls are a delicious mix of Bali’s freshest fruit served with granola and yoghurt. These are a nutritious start to the day and are a wonderful way to discover Bali’s more unusual exotic fruits. The colourful smoothie bowls are usually served in half a coconut shell and the presentation of the carefully-cut fruit is on another level. Think dragon fruit served in the shape of a heart, or your smoothie bowls topped with fruit cut into letters to spell words like ‘love’ or ‘jetset’. Nalu Bowls in Seminyak is where the Smoothie Bowl was created and it certainly lives up to its reputation!
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