Seminyak is one of the hottest tourist destinations on the island of Bali with an extensive range of exquisite restaurants, luxury spas, villas, happening beach clubs, nightlife and more. Many travelers who stay in Seminyak once keep coming back to this iconic beach town in Bali. Here’s some inspiration for your upcoming Seminyak holiday – 10 things to do in Seminyak 2019:
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Sunset drinks on the beach in Seminyak
Sunset drinks on the beach of Seminyak are definitely something to be on anyone’s bucket list! While those sunsets on the beach are stunningly beautiful like they are everywhere around the world, on the beach in Seminyak, Bali, it has something truly magical! Be there on time to order some cold drinks or tropical island cocktails, sit back and brace yourselves for the sunset that is about to kick in. The best spots to go for sunset drinks in Seminyak? There are several, but here are some favorites; La Plancha on Double Six Beach, Chez Gado Gado on Gado Gado Beach, KU DE TA at Seminyak Beach and Potato Head and Woo Bar at Petitenget Beach. If you have got a couple of nights to spend in Seminyak, check out all of them one by one!
Beachfront dinner & Oberoi Road
Stick around on the beach for a romantic dinner at amazing beachfront dining venues such as La Lucciola, Plantation Grill or Seasalt at Alila. Other evenings, head over to Oberoi’s celebrated ‘eat street’ to find more amazing restaurants to try out.
Shopping, shopping, shopping till you’re dropping
Seminyak is a famous shopping haven! Apart from the charming local shops to hunt for souvenirs and handmade goods, Seminyak has got a whole strip of fashion boutiques, designers stores and high-end shopping malls. You may be able to track down some unique pieces by great designers or a quirky summer dress you won’t see anywhere else. There’s Magali Pascal, Uma & Leopold, Kids A Go Go, Lily Jean, Bamboo Blonde, Uluwatu Lace, Religion and many, many more. You can literally ‘shop till you drop’ but to make sure you won’t, do make a stop in between your shopping for coffee and cake at trendy coffee bars and/or tea houses such as Revolver Espresso or Biku. Halfway on Oberoi Road, there are Seminyak Square and Seminyak Village, two very chic shopping malls all of you shopaholics will want to check out!
Buy some cool artwork by local artists
Lovers of art will also have a great time strolling around art galleries and meeting local artists in Seminyak. Purpa Art Gallery offers an exquisite collection of painting by famous local artists and there have exhibitions going on quite frequently. There is Reservoart for bright-colored, contemporary artwork and another really unique art studio you can visit is House of Portraits where artist Bebet works on his paintings every day and he is happy to brew you a cup of single origin coffee when you enter his cozy little studio.
Stay in a private villa
Give yourself a tranquil base from where you can explore this buzzing beach town. A private place with all modern comforts and a notch of luxury sounds good to you? There are plenty of gorgeous Seminyak villas with private living areas, gardens and swimming pools. The most perfect home away from home imaginable is easily tracked down on Villa-Bali.com, ranging from budget to high-end – something for everyone!
Cultural performance warung Made
Warung Made is quite an iconic restaurant on Jalan Raya Seminyak and apart from the authentic Indonesian food you get to munch on there, you can also see traditional Indonesian dances and cultural performances at this restaurant – great fun for the whole family! There is a performance going on every night, check them out here and do make sure to reserve a table!
There is no excuse not to go to the spa and get pampered inside out during your stay in Seminyak. A holiday to Bali and going to the spa and like cake and egg – inseparable. Once you’ve had your share of traditional Balinese massage and beauty treatments, you won’t get enough of it! Prana Spa and Bodyworks are amazing spas with beautiful spa rooms but they do come with a price tag. If you have money to spend, go check those places out but if your holiday budget is limited, try Spa Bali and De Nyuh Spa. They have excellent value for money!
Not the first thing you’d be thinking of when going on holiday to Bali but there are some truly delightful high teas to enjoy in Seminyak with high-quality teas, pastries and sandwiches – it’ll make a lovely break in the afternoon. Biku is a teahouse on the Petitenget Strip, serving up a classic high tea and an Asian-inspired high tea – both are delicious. For the kids, there is a playing nook and they will certainly love the cupcakes, gingerbread man cookies and kids’ sandwiches that come with the kids’ high tea! Another great place to go for high tea is Metis, featuring a beautiful garden setting and outstanding services.
Awesome live bands, DJs and clubbing
After sunset, Seminyak is still very much alive until the wee hours of the night. The Orchard Bar is an Irish Pub with great, original live bands. Ryoshi is a Japanese restaurant, nicknamed ‘The House of Jazz’ and indeed, they’ve got very talented musicians playing their guts out on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Ziburu is an Italian Restaurant that also frequently has got live jazz bands and opera performances lined-up. For great DJ sets, go to Potato Head, W Bali and KU DE TA and for dancing until late at night, try La Favela. You’ll have a great time!
Rent a scooter and explore Bali
If you have your international driver’s license and you dare to get up on a motorbike and drive around the busy streets of Seminyak, do it! It is lots of fun and there are so many nice places to explore around Seminyak such as alternative Canggu, easy-going Sanur and Serangan and last but not least, the stunning white sand beaches of the south in Bukit Peninsula. A motorbike gives you the freedom to go where you want to do when you want to go, avoiding hassle with taxis and places where taxis are banned. Just make sure to bring your license, wear sunblock and put on your helmets! Off you go!