Seminyak, with its humble beginnings, has evolved into Bali’s most sophisticated and upscale beach resort area throughout the years, yet still strikingly comes short of significant local attractions that typically dot Bali’s other popular destinations, such as Ubud for instance. Only one original and notable landmark exists, namely Petitenget Temple, which is well hidden and outshined by Seminyak’s much more fashionable scene, behind its trendy restaurants and the seemingly endless rows of designer boutiques that line its main roads.
Nevertheless, amongst all the modernity and glamour, there are a handful of Seminyak’s interesting facets to discover, most within walking distance or an easy taxi ride away from your luxury resort or villa. These following attractions also serve as great spots to escape to from the dining, shopping and traffic frenzied scenes of this developed area.
- Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion
- Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
- Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Devdan Show: Treasure of the Archipelago at Bali Nusa Dua Theatre
- Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip
- Elephant Safari Park & Elephant Ride with Spa
- Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour
- Sunset Kecak Dance at Uluwatu & Barbecue Seafood Dinner
- Seawalker, Fly Fish Adventure & Underwater Tandem Scooter Ride
- 2-Day Lombok Island Tour
Located on the west coast of the southern region of Bali, to the north of Kuta and south of Umalas, Seminyak Beach is relatively quiet during the day. Its cool, sunny and breezy ambience provides a perfect site for hanging out with your friends, kite flying, sunbathing or swimming – but be sure to check the red flags displayed by lifeguards indicating a ‘No-Swim Zone’ before you jump into the ocean. Surfing in certain areas of the beach is allowed and you can rent surfing boards at the beach for same price as in Kuta. Read More...
Petitenget Temple, or ‘Pura Petitenget’ in the local tongue, is Seminyak’s sole and central cultural landmark. A must-see, especially if you’re staying in the area, the centuries-old temple comes to life during its festive 210-day anniversaries. The name of the street that runs parallel to the beach is actually taken from the temple. Also, the namesake Petitenget Beach is only a few steps away from the temple where visitors and locals enjoy the best spots to share in the gorgeous sunset moments. Another temple sits besides the main courtyard, named Masceti Ulun Tanjung Temple, and to which local villagers pray for protection – in historical times, against famine and disease. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
Double Six Beach, also referred to as ‘Blue Ocean Beach’, is a half-kilometre stretch of golden-white sand that is part of the whole length of Seminyak Beach. The beach connects the northernmost strip of Legian, also referred to as ‘Blue Ocean Beach’ and Seminyak’s southernmost beachfront of The Oberoi Bali resort, which is often referred to simply as ‘Oberoi Beach’. Part of Jalan Double Six (also known as ‘Jalan Arjuna’), one of Legian’s main beach side streets, runs parallel the beach, lined with hip bars and restaurants. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Double Six (Jalan Arjuna), Seminyak
Head to Totem Room Escape Challenge Bali where you and your partner, or a circle of up to six friends, can enjoy a truly fun hour indoors in Seminyak. As a team, you are transported into intricately designed ‘worlds’ or game rooms and thrown right into a scenario with a series of puzzles that only your combined inner sleuths can solve. A digital timer ticking away overhead adds to the adrenaline rush as your brain cells are kept firing until your ultimate ‘escape’. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Location: Jalan Kayu Aya No.27, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 474 007 1
Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) Bali is a fun and interactive art gallery featuring a vast collection of three-dimensional, life-size murals for visitors to pose and play with. The gallery features a rich array of masterfully painted artworks that each serves as interactive backdrops for illusory three-dimensional photography. There are an impressive total of 120 unique artworks in 14 different categories spread over three levels, which provide a full-day of discovery and creativity. The museum is located on Jalan Nakula, right off the junction of Jalan Dewi Sri and Kuta’s Sunset Road, and just down the street from the TS Suites in Seminyak. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
- Location: Jl. Nakula No. 33X, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 849 6220
Echo Beach is one of Bali’s most popular surf spots. The nickname overshadows its local name ‘Pantai Batu Mejan’, after a significant Balinese Hindu sea temple on site. Sharing the serene rice field-landscaped region of Canggu with other wave-riding haunts such as Berawa, Seseh and Pererenan, Echo Beach has become most popular due to its advanced reef breaks, 180-degree seascape and sunsets, and array of delicious seafood cafes set on a high vantage point from where to enjoy it all. The beach is clean and well-kept, and it’s a great place to chill with a laid-back vibe, great views, and delicious seafood. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu
Escape Room Bali offers great indoor fun on the Seminyak end of Sunset Road, with four immersive escape room challenges where teams of 2-6 people can play and work together to solve different clues and puzzles – with the objective of escaping the room within a limited time. The games are focused on problem-solving and teambuilding, making it a great pastime option for families and ideal for corporate events. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
- Location: Jalan Sunset Road No. 88, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)812 38990101, +62 (0)81 999111872
Nyaman Gallery is a cosy and intimate art space on the Seminyak Road of Jalan Basangkasa, where you’ll find a diverse assortment of contemporary pieces created by local Balinese and Indonesian emerging artists, as well as a variety of carefully curated international talents. Inside the subtly-lit spaces you will find bare brick walls covered in paintings and photographs, while several corners also exhibit ‘wearable art’ items and exotic décor pieces designed for your villa or living room back home. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Basangkasa No.88, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 736 226
Going on its name, Biasa Art Space should be ordinary. However, it really can’t be defined as such. This art centre has been at the front line in promoting young and talented Javanese and Balinese artists of the contemporary genre since 2005, and is where the creative, conceptual and avant-garde can be nurtured and supported. Biasa Art Space usually exhibits artwork of progressive and previously unexposed artists. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11:00 – 19:00, Sat 13:00 – 18:00
- Location: 34 Jalan Raya Seminyak, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 847 5766
La Laguna Bali in Canggu, around 20 minutes' drive from Seminyak central, is a tapas bar and restaurant on the secluded, northernmost end of Seminyak Beach, which draws a steady flow of patrons, particularly at sunset time, to its heavily ornamented gardens and a 30m log bridge over a lagoon that leads to the dark sands bordering Berawa and Batubelig. The spot is among the few in Bali that presents a gypsy and boho-chic vibe, with floral spaces and semi-cobbled paths lined with quirky props and bohemian décor in contrasting shades and motifs. These gardens, and the wooden bridge over a small stream to the beach, are great for memorable sunset shots. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Pura Kayu Putih, Tibubeneng, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 474 121 4