First Time in Seminyak - What to Do

Seminyak Survival Guide

If it’s your first time in Seminyak, it’s worth getting out of your villa or resort grounds, and explore. This classy beach resort area has much to offer. Seminyak has all the highlights of neighbouring Kuta and Legian. However, it outclasses them by having the most number of classy restaurants along its streets.

Seminyak’s beaches are among Bali's most favourite spots to enjoy amazing sunsets. This includes exotic Petitenget Beach. Only a few steps from the beach is a major temple of the same name. After several minutes from here are some of Bali’s best chill out spots. There's Ku De Ta, Woo Bar and Potato Head Beach Club. Here are a few pointers to help you get started.

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Seminyak Beach at a Glance

If we compare Seminyak to neighbouring Kuta and Legian, it’s a world apart. Seminyak Beach offers a splendid stretch of gold to dark sand, complemented by gorgeous sunsets. The coast has become popular with resident expats over recent years. It now has a refined feel to it. You’ll find a stylish scene, with rows of designer boutiques along its main roads. Side streets feature a handful of the island’s best dining venues. World-renowned nightlife and gig venues are around each corner.

WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT SEMINYAK:
  • Slightly upscale than Kuta and Legian
  • Home to Bali’s famous ‘eat street’ full of great restaurants
  • Stylish, world-class beach clubs
  • Plenty of villas and luxury resorts
  • It’s a boutique shopping paradise
  • Legian’s clubbing scene right next door
WHAT IS LESS GOOD:
  • Traffic jams common during high season
  • Spaced out venues and walking is often required
  • Not many cultural or sightseeing attractions

Things You Can Do in Seminyak

Behind Seminyak’s glitzy, five-star appeal, there are some significant local attractions that you can find around the area. The ancient Petitenget Temple, for instance, is centrally located but well hidden behind the trendy restaurants and boutiques. You can also have some fun with friends in an escape room challenge. Briefly escape from the glut of dining and shopping in Seminyak with these ideas:

  • The Beach of Seminyak

    Seminyak Beach is a world apart from its neighbouring beach resort areas – the likes of Kuta and Legian to its south – Read More»

  • Petitenget Temple

    Petitenget Temple

    Petitenget Temple is a cultural and central landmark that lends its name to one of Seminyak’s world-class dining and Read More»

  • Totem Room Escape Challenge

    Well tucked away on Seminyak’s main street of Jalan Kayu Aya, this escape game offers a choice of four intricately Read More»

Best Places to Shop in Seminyak

Enjoy excellent shopping in Seminyak. Its walking streets are lined with a great mix of designer boutiques. You’ll also find small but varied art shops and a number of lifestyle brand outlets in almost every hundred meters. There’s everything from designer label resort wear and swimwear, glamorous evening gowns, to sterling silver and exquisite jewellery. Some stores sell quirky homeware items, too.

  • The Seminyak Village in Bali

    Check out Seminyak’s latest shopping destination and only modern mall, which has multiple levels of retail spaces and a Read More»

  • Biasa Bali

    Biasa Bali

    As one of the most popular Bali-based designer labels, Biasa is both for ladies and men seeking easy and cool clothing Read More»

  • Nyaman Gallery in Bali

    Nyaman Gallery is a cosy and intimate art space on the Seminyak Road of Jalan Basangkasa, where you’ll find a diverse Read More»

Best Places to Go at Night in Seminyak

Seminyak’s nightlife hotspots mostly also double as popular dining destinations by day, and cater to evening crowds from sundown well into the wee hours. First, try out the classy beach clubs. Then, hit a stylish spot for great drinks and company. Here’s where to start:

  • Ku De Ta

    Ku De Ta

    A Seminyak nightlife institution, Ku De Ta was the trendsetter for upscale nightlife and beach dining in Seminyak, and Read More»

  • Jenja Restaurant & Bar

    Club Jenja Bali is a late-night party venue in Seminyak with ultra-stylish Read More»

  • Bali Joe Bar Seminyak

    Bali Joe Bar is one of the most iconic and most popular gay bars on the island. The venue is located on Jalan Camplung Read More»

Great Restaurants We Like in Seminyak

One of Seminyak’s best perks is that it’s home to some of Bali’s best restaurants. Some are considered dining destinations on their own. Expat residents and regular visitors consider the area a food-lover’s haven. Some restaurant’s chefs have multiple culinary awards under their belts, while some other humble spots offer you a window to the rich local cuisine.

  • Mejekawi

    Mejekawi

    Mejekawi is the latest ‘culinary laboratory’ concept by Seminyak dining and lifestyle institution Ku De Ta, featuring Read More»

  • La Lucciola Restaurant in Bali

    La Lucciola Bali

    La Lucciola Bali is a renowned beachfront dining icon, offering a menu that features international fusion and Read More»

  • Warung Eny in Bali

    Warung Eny is a typical local Balinese ‘warung’ or small roadside restaurant, which is on Jalan Petitenget right next to Read More»

Best Hotels in Seminyak

Take in the highlights of stylish Seminyak with a stay at a luxury resort or five-star villa. There are options ideal for honeymooners and couples, and some with a complete range of services and facilities that will also appeal to foodies, spa-goers and beach lovers. Here’s our top picks – a budget option included!

  • Top 10 Hotels in Seminyak

    Top 10 Hotels in Seminyak

    Hotels in Seminyak come in a variety of choices, from luxurious private pool villas, to five-star luxury beachfront Read More»

  • 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Seminyak

    Look into these 10 best luxury hotels in Seminyak, and select from only the finest hotels in this popular and upmarket Read More»

  • 10 Best Hotels Discounts in Seminyak

    10 Best Hotels Discounts in Seminyak

    Choose from these 10 best hotels discounts in Seminyak for your next stay in one of Bali’s most upscale beach resort Read More»

 

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