Seminyak is the most well known part of Bali. Everyone knows the place and it’s the centre for the hordes of Bali’s expat community, families on holidays, groups of friends coming to Bali looking for fun and excitement, back packers as well as international travellers from all parts of the world who want a piece of the action.

It may be just 10 minutes bike or taxi ride north of Legian/Kuta, but in many respects walking around Seminyak feels like you are on another island. It’s world famous and all you need to do is say the name Bali and they will mention the name Seminyak. Love it or hate it, it’s really the beating heart of Bali’s tourism and it’s becoming more popular each year as sophisticated dining options, shopping malls, shops, fabulous cafes, organic health food shops, yoga studios, gyms & day clubs call Seminyak their home.

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Seminyak is an extremely dynamic, vibrant, colourful, energetic and buzzy place; home to dozens of world class restaurants, bars, clubs and an eclectic mix of shops & boutiques. Its a place where foodies, shopaholics, beach & party goers & families mix together to enjoy the atmosphere that’s so unique to this particular part of southern Bali. When most people arrive here they tend not to leave the place as it has so many exciting things to see and do for all holiday makers.

The beauty about Seminyak is that there are heaps of luxury villa options to choose from which is perfect if you want to have a unique holiday experience. It’s the ‘in thing’ to do now and has recently surpassed hotel accommodation. People absolutely love the villa experience as it caters for all types of people and all budgets. Honeymooners, families, & groups of people are all looking to rent villas near the centre of Seminyak to share in the fun of the place.

Thinking about going for a swim at the beach?

Seminyak continues the long swath of Kuta beach. Sometimes its hard to tell where one finishes and the other begins. A great stretch of beach is found at Pura Petitenget. You will find that it’s much less crowded, and has plenty of activities and distractions to occupy your time. The surf is not bad here either. But take caution as some parts of the beach are not patrolled. Best time for a swim is early morning when it’s calmer and less windy.

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Relaxing at Seminyak Beach

Accommodation in Seminyak

In Seminyak there are a few hotels but the real attraction is the Seminyak villas which are a stand out feature when it comes to holiday living. You can get any type of villa for any budget. From budget 2 bedroom Seminyak villas, 1 bedroom honeymoon villas through to luxurious 3, 4, 5, 6 even 7 bedroom massive villas with private pools and staff to wait on you 24/7.  When it comes to villa living in Bali it’s all about being treated like royalty and having the very best service and facilities at your finger tips. There are lots of villa management agencies but do your research and read the reviews & do your homework before you decide to make a booking.

Eating in Seminyak

Jalan Kayu Aya also known as Eat Street, is the focus of Seminyak’s eating where you will find an over supply of fantastic restaurants. There is also a range of warungs and Indonesian eateries to cater for all budgets. Please note that some of the main restaurants morph into clubs as the night wears on, so be prepared for this if you start out late for dinner. There are so many types and styles of restaurants to choose from; high end fine dining, right through to family friendly and fast food restaurants. The place is jam packed with places to have a bite to eat. Mexican, Greek, Asian, Thai, Indonesian it’s all here and more. For most people that spend a week to 10 days in Bali you won’t even scratch the surface of exploring all the restaurants. Best thing to do is ask your villa manager who will be able to point you in the right direction. Even better why not just walk around Eat Street and pick a restaurants that takes your fancy.
places to eat in seminyak - Sisterfields

Places to eat in Seminyak – Sisterfields Restaurant

Nightlife in Seminyak

Before you have finished your desert it will be 2am in Seminyak and this is where the fun really begins! Seminyak has a number of uber cool bars where you can party all night – be prepared to pay Australian prices for drinks as this is NOT Kuta or Legian. A night out here can be quite expensive. Popular places include: Ku De Ta, Potato Head, La Favela, Motel Mexicola & Red Carpet just to name a few. There are lots more but these are just the most well known ones, worth visiting.

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Partying in Seminyak- Motel Mexicola

Shopping in Seminyak

Seminyak shops  and walking around the famous Jl Kayu Aya also known as Eat St, could occupy days of your holiday. Designer boutiques, funky stores, surf shops, up market slick looking galleries, home wares stores, supermarkets and shopping malls such as Seminyak Village and emporiums are just some of the choices here on offer.

The best shopping starts on Jl Raya Seminyak at about Bintang supermarket and just head north. Take your credit card with you as your going to need it. This is a shopaholics paradise and you will find so many shopping options here that you might even get over whelmed. Make sure you stop at Seminyak Village as there are loads of shops and if your coming with kids there is a child minding centre with games to keep them occupied while you do a spot of shopping. The strip continues all the way right through to Petitenget and Oberoi where there are shops selling almost anything from sarongs, designer handbags, jewellery, homewares, fashion to upmarket boutiques.

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You will love shopping in Seminyak

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