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Bali travel: things to do and where to stay in Seminyak

There are more things to do in Seminyak, Bali, than parties.

Sunset at Seminyak Beach with tourists lounging around
Sunset at Seminyak Beach. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Seminyak is a vibrant beach town located on the west coast of Bali, Indonesia. It's known for its luxurious accommodations, high-end shopping, trendy restaurants and cafes, and picturesque beaches. It has something for everyone, whether you're looking for a relaxing vacation and especially if you're looking for a dynamic nightlife scene.

A 30-minute drive from the Denpasar International Airport, the area is home to several famous beaches, including Seminyak Beach, Petitenget Beach, and Batu Belig Beach. These beaches offer a variety of activities, such as swimming, surfing, and sunbathing, and are lined with beach clubs, restaurants, and bars.

Seminyak is also a great destination for shopping. The town has many upscale boutiques and designer stores selling clothing, jewellery, and homeware. Additionally, several art galleries and local markets are selling unique Balinese handicrafts.

Foodies will love Seminyak's diverse dining scene. The town is home to a wide range of restaurants serving everything from traditional Balinese cuisine to international fare. There are also plenty of cafes and bars where you can enjoy a cocktail or a cup of coffee while taking in the stunning views.

If you’re looking for a perfect blend of relaxation, luxury, and excitement, Seminyak is going to be up your alley. Here are the things you can do there, and where to stay.

THINGS TO DO

1. Visit the beach

Aerial view of the sunset over the famous Seminyak beach with the Agung volcano in the background in Bali, Indonesia
Aerial view of the sunset over the famous Seminyak beach with the Agung volcano in the background in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Seminyak has a long stretch of beautiful beach with white sand and clear waters, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and surfing.

2. Explore the local markets

Balinese woman selling eggs and other products at the local food market in Seminyak. (Photo: Getty)
Balinese woman selling eggs and other products at the local food market in Seminyak. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Seminyak has several markets, including the Seminyak Flea Market and the Seminyak Square, where you can find traditional Balinese crafts, souvenirs, and clothes.

3. Relax at a spa

Bali Spa Treatment at Lluvia Spa Seminyak. (Photo: Klook SG)
Bali Spa Treatment at Lluvia Spa Seminyak. (Photo: Klook SG)

There are many luxurious spas in Seminyak, offering massages, facials, and other treatments to help you unwind and relax.

Bali Spa Treatment at Lluvia Spa from S$28.35 Montigo Spa Experience from $21.50

4. Enjoy the nightlife

Crowded street by night in Seminyak
Crowded street by night in Seminyak. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Seminyak is famous for its vibrant nightlife, with numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants to choose from.

5. Visit a temple

Petitenget Temple (Pura Petitenget), is a significant, centuries-old temple in Bali and one of the very few cultural landmarks at the island's upscale beach resort area of Seminyak. (Photo: Getty)
Petitenget Temple (Pura Petitenget), is a significant, centuries-old temple in Bali and one of the very few cultural landmarks at the island's upscale beach resort area of Seminyak. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Bali is known for its beautiful temples, and Seminyak is no exception. Pura Petitenget is a popular temple in the area, located just a short walk from the beach.

6. Engage in water sports

Surfing Lesson in Seminyak Bali by Nuna Surfing School. (Photo: Klook SG)
Surfing Lesson in Seminyak Bali by Nuna Surfing School. (Photo: Klook SG)

Seminyak is a great place to catch some waves, with several surf schools offering lessons and equipment rental. The waters around Bali are home to a wide variety of marine life, and there are many scuba diving and snorkelling tours available in Seminyak as well.

Surfing Lesson by Nuna Surfing School from S$23.80

7. Indulge in the local cuisine and restaurant scene

Nasi Campur, a popular Balinese dish of rice with a variety of side dishes. (Photo: Getty)
Nasi Campur, a popular Balinese dish of rice with a variety of side dishes. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Bali is known for its delicious cuisine, and Seminyak has plenty of restaurants serving traditional Balinese dishes.

Nia Cooking Class in Seminyak from S$49.15 Kin Vegan Cooking Class in Seminyak from S$64.70

8. Take a yoga class

Yoga Experience And Wellness Workshop at Nataraja Bali Yoga Shala. (Photo: Klook SG)
Yoga Experience And Wellness Workshop at Nataraja Bali Yoga Shala. (Photo: Klook SG)

Bali is a popular destination for yoga enthusiasts, and Seminyak has many studios offering classes for all levels.

Yoga Experience And Wellness Workshop from S$26.85

9. Enjoy a sunset

Sunset at Seminyak in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: Getty)
Sunset at Seminyak in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Seminyak has some of the most beautiful sunsets in Bali. There are many beach bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a cocktail while watching the sun go down.

Afternoon Tea at S.O.S by Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort from S$16.29

WHERE TO STAY

$$$: Potato Head Suites & Studios

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Potato Head Suites & Studios (Photo: Booking.com)
Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Potato Head Suites & Studios (Photo: Booking.com)

Today you find out that Potato Head is not simply a beach club, but has accommodations such as this beautiful studio pictured. The hotel only produces 3 per cent waste, with a waste facility on site to treat, recycle, upcycle and transform waste into reusable products. And it does all that while keeping the experience luxe for guests.

$$$: Villa Ley Seminyak by Best Deals Asia Hospitality

Villa Ley Seminyak by Best Deals Asia Hospitality
Villa Ley Seminyak by Best Deals Asia Hospitality. (Photo: Klook SG)

Villa Ley Seminyak by Best Deals Asia Hospitality is a modern and stylish villa in Seminyak. With four spacious bedrooms, the villa offers guests a relaxing and luxurious stay, with amenities such as a private pool, a fully-equipped kitchen, and an outdoor dining area. The villa is great for families or groups seeking a private retreat.

From S$1490 a night

$$$: W Bali - Seminyak

W Bali - Seminyak. (Photo: Klook SG)
W Bali - Seminyak. (Photo: Klook SG)

W Bali - Seminyak is a luxurious beachfront resort with stylish and modern rooms, suites, and villas to offer guests an indulgent stay. It is equipped with amenities such as a spa, fitness centre, restaurants, bars, and an infinity pool overlooking the beach.

From S$602 a night

$$: Courtyard By Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort

Courtyard By Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort
Courtyard By Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort. (Photo: Klook SG)

Courtyard By Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort is a stylish resort located within walking distance from Seminyak Beach. Best for couples, families, and business travellers, it offers guests a comfortable and luxurious stay, complete with amenities such as a fitness centre, outdoor pool, spa, and on-site dining options.

From S$166 a night

$$: Del Cielo Villa Seminyak

Del Cielo Villa Seminyak
Del Cielo Villa Seminyak. (Photo: Klook SG)

Del Cielo Villa Seminyak is a luxurious villa complex located in the upscale area of Seminyak. With four elegantly designed villas, the complex offers guests a private and pleasant stay. Best for couples or families seeking a luxurious getaway, it is complemented by amenities such as a private pool, a fully-equipped kitchen, and on-site staff.

From S$130 a night

$: The Haven Bali Seminyak

The Haven Bali Seminyak
The Haven Bali Seminyak. (Photo: Klook SG)

The Haven Bali Seminyak is a modern hotel located in the vibrant area of Seminyak. With stylish and spacious rooms and suites that best suit couples, it has amenities such as a rooftop bar, restaurant, spa, fitness centre, and outdoor pool.

From S$63 a night

$: Grandmas Plus Hotel Seminyak

Grandmas Plus Hotel Seminyak. (Photo: Klook SG)
Grandmas Plus Hotel Seminyak. (Photo: Klook SG)

Grandmas Plus Hotel Seminyak is a trendy budget hotel two minutes from Seminyak Beach. A great choice for travellers on a budget and for couples, it is near shops and restaurants, and where you can take up cooking classes, yoga sessions, and surfing lessons.

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