Seminyak for Couples
You wouldn’t be the only one dreaming of a romantic getaway to Bali together with that special someone you love. Bali is one of the most popular destinations in all of Southeast Asia and it is a hot spot for honeymooners and romantic couples.
Many of these couples choose to stay in Seminyak and explore Bali from there – the chicest, trendiest and most happening tourist town on the island.
Seminyak is located on the southern coast near the airport and the town is home to fabulous beach clubs and lively shopping and dining streets. It’s a town where a cosmopolitan lifestyle goes together with laid-back beach vibes and a luxury villa holiday. Yep, it is easy to see why couples choose Seminyak. Still wondering where to stay, what to do, where to eat and how to make it the most romantic love trip imaginable? Keep reading and get inspired.
What to do in Seminyak for couples?
1. Stay in a private pool villa
We know – you are in Seminyak and you want to be out exploring the town and chilling out at celebrated beach clubs such as KU DE TA and Potato Head. However, you will also want to stay in, enjoying a floating breakfast in the swimming pool of your private villa. You will want to have a private living space where the two of you can lounge and relax, watching movies or enjoying the services of a private chef and butlers. You want a comfy bed to sleep on and the possibility to jump into the pool from the bedroom. Well, all of this and more you can get when staying in a private pool villa in Seminyak. The privacy, luxury and intimacy you get when staying in a villa are just unbeatable. There are many fabulous 1 bedroom villas scattered around town near Double Six, Eat Street, Petitenget or just outside of the city centre in Umalas, Batu Belig and Kerobokan. Find the perfect match for you and your loved one and your Bali Love Trip can’t go wrong!
2. Sunset romance
Bali’s breathtaking sunsets are world-famous for a reason! When sunset strikes, romance is in the air! Head over to Double Six Beach in the late afternoon. Beach bars such as La Plancha set the perfect ambience with feel-good music, colourful bean bags and Balinese parasols. The look of Double Six Beach around sunset time is incredibly pretty and highly Instagrammable. You’ll see couples on the beach trying to snap that perfect photo and happy faces glowing in the sunlight. Sit down, chill out, order a cocktail and don’t be shy to ask someone to take a photo of the two of you on the beach to the backdrop of the sunburst sky. These are memorable moments to cherish forever. There are lots of beach clubs that are perfect for couples to enjoy a few cocktails as they watch the sunset. Try KU DE TA, Potato Head, Cafe Del Mar, Mano Beach House and Mrs Sippy just to name a few. They are either in Seminyak or Canggu so getting there is a short taxi ride away. You might even like to venture further out to Echo Beach and enjoy a BBQ dinner at the many beach cafes or perhaps hit La Brisa for the great vibe, music and amazing views.
3. Scooter trip
Before you fly over to Bali, make sure you get your international drivers’ licence so you can rent a scooter. There is just nothing better than driving around, exploring beaches, hidden alleyways, cool cafes and temples on a motorbike with your babe on the back. From Seminyak, you can easily drive to Canggu, Tanah Lot and Uluwatu without needing anything or anyone else. Totally independent, free as birds, there is no better feeling! As you can see in the video below traffic can be a bit of a nightmare sometimes but that’s just part of the fun and adventure – have patience and a good sense of humour and you’ll be fine.
4. Visit Tanah Lot Temple
No matter how much we love gazing at the sunset while lounging at beach bars and clubs in Seminyak, you have to save one evening to watch the sunset at Tanah Lot, a beautiful sea temple located just up north from Seminyak and Canggu. It’s an iconic image of Bali – sunset at Tanah Lot and it is one of those places to get off your list of things to do in Bali. A fun scooter drive from Seminyak, the legendary temple is beautiful and very sacred. Stroll around hand in hand with your lover, take photos and sit down for drinks before driving back to your Seminyak Villa later in the evening. On the way back, why not stop for dinner in Canggu?
5. Private tour with a personal chauffeur
Bali has A LOT to offer! Rice paddies, temples, waterfalls, beaches, volcanoes, museums, plantation farms and much more. The best and most comfortable way of seeing the island is with a private chauffeur in a private air-conditioned vehicle. From Seminyak, you can go on fabulous day trips to see all of the highlights. We recommend seeing Uluwatu and Canggu on a motorbike but if you want to see more and travel further, hire a car and driver. One day you can see Ubud ( check the Monkey Forest & the Tegalalang Rice Terraces) and Kintamani. Another day you can visit Bedugul and Lovina and on yet another day, travel east towards Candidasa and Amed.
6. Catamaran Cruise
What’s more romantic than sailing off into the sunset sky, opening a bottle of wine and dining on the deck of a catamaran beneath a starry night sky? Book a private cruise to Nusa Lembongan Island and your dreams will come true. A great way to surprise your lover on a special evening!
7. Cooking class
If you love Indonesian food as we do, why not sign up for a Balinese cooking class together during your stay in Seminyak? This way, you will take something of true value home with you as you can recreate the flavours and scents of Bali back home with you into your own kitchen.
Where to go for dinner in Seminyak?
Another reason why lots of couples choose to stay in Seminyak is the incredible selection of fantastic restaurants. International world-famous chefs have brought exquisite food to this cosmopolitan beach town in Bali. From authentic Indonesian to Asian fusion food, Italian, French, Mexican, Greek or Spanish, you will find it all in Seminyak! Here’s a selection of our favourite and most romantic dining venues in town.
Mejekawi @ KU DE TA
How about dinner with ocean and sunset views? You came to the right place at Mejekawi, an exquisite restaurant located at KU DE TA Beach Club in Seminyak. The executive chef is Jeremy Hunt, bringing delicate flavours to your table. Come in and dine between the sea and the sky, share a bottle of wine and wait for dinner to be prepared freshly in the open kitchen of Mejekawi Restaurant. It’s an experience!
Visit Mejekawi @ KU DE TA – Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak. Phone: +62 361 736969
A secret located on Merthanadi Street just outside of the city centre of Seminyak, L’Assiette is a place to go for French home cooking and wine, adding a Parisian touch to a special evening out in Bali.
Visit L’Assiette – Jalan Merthanadi No. 29, Kerobokan. Phone: +62 361 735840
Float away in your love bubble when dining at Bambu Restaurant in Petitenget Seminyak. This beautiful Balinese restaurant features a gorgeous garden with ponds and gazebos elevated above the water. The setting is tranquil, inspirational and super romantic. Bambu features traditional architecture and authentic Indonesian food to die for. Try it out!
Address: Jl. Petitenget No.198, Kerobokan. Phone: +62 361 8469797
One of the most famous restaurants in Bali, Metis boasts rice and garden views, amazing French cuisine and the best-imported wines. Metis exudes romance and elegance inside out. A must-visit for dinner on some special evening and on top of that, they do a great afternoon tea. Metis is located in Petitenget on the corner of Batu Belig Street and close to Rob Peetoom Hair Salon and Da Maria. There are plenty of beautiful villas nearby, great for those who like to be close to central Seminyak and Canggu.
Visit Metis in Seminyak – Jl. Petitenget No.6, Kerobokan. Phone: +62 361 4737888
Where to stay? 10 of our most romantic pool villas in Seminyak
Finding the right villa is absolutely essential for your Bali getaway.
We have done the hard work of selecting the most romantic 1-bedroom villas for couples. Here’s a quick overview of our selected villas and their highlights:
- Fabulous location in the centre of Seminyak
- 1-minute to Seminyak Square
- 5-minute walk to the beach and KU DE TA
- Tranquil garden with a private pool
- Pool access from the living room & bedroom
- Open living space with modern facilities
- Designers villa near Eat Street & KU DE TA
- Stylish open living room
- Sprawling elevated garden with a private pool
- 24-hour room service
- Outdoor bathtub
- 10-minute walk to the beach
Lakshmi Villa Solo
- Luxurious & spacious
- Just metres from Seminyak Beach and KU DE TA
- Stone’s throw from Eat Street and Seminyak Square
- Traditional Balinese design
- Private chef and butlers
- Bathtub and rain shower
- Romantic canopied king-size bed
- A unique loft-style villa inspired by Jazz legends
- Elevated swimming pool accessible from the living room, bedroom and terrace
- Butler services
- Superb location in Oberoi Seminyak
- 100 metres to Eat Street
- Luxurious suede sofa
- Walking distance to Seminyak Beach
- Modern 1 bedroom villa
- Possibility to dine alfresco by the poolside
- Large comfy sofa for lounging and TV watching
- TV in the bedroom
- Opulent bathroom with a tub
- Super central location near Eat Street and Petitenget
- Open-air living by the poolside
- Modern private kitchen
- The large circular tub in the bathroom
- Private swimming pool
- Great location in trendy Petitenget Seminyak
- 600 m to Seminyak Beach and KU DE TA
Villa Anjali Purple
- Intimate 1 bedroom villa with a Balinese design
- Spacious garden with a pool
- Museum-quality art
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Pool access from the bedroom
- Less than 1 km from Petitenget beach
- 800m to Potato Head Beach Club
Villa Seriska Dua
- Double-storey 1-bedroom villa
- An ideal choice for couples travelling with a baby or toddler
- Cozy mezzanine lounge
- Alfresco dining by the poolside
- Big TV with a large selection of movies
- 1 km to Double Six Beach
- Complimentary organic soap and shampoo
- Stone’s throw from Prana Spa, Made’s Warung and Nalu Bowls
Villa Mahala Hasa
- Jump into the pool from the living room
- Located in the trendy Petitenget district of Seminyak
- 500 metres to Potato Head Beach Club
- Opulent bed facing a big flat-screen TV
- Large soaking bathtub in the en-suite
- Room service available
- Free shuttle to the beach
Villa Temptation Berry Amour Romantic Villas
- 24-hour butler service
- Pool access from the bedroom
- Sunken jacuzzi tub with pool views
- Pool access from the bedroom and bathroom
- Great location near Batu Belig Beach and Petitenget
- Short walk to Nook, Metis, Rob Peetoom and Think Pink Nails
This post was written by Steven who is one of the marketing team at Bali Villa Escapes. He’s been living in Bali for over a decade and knows all the cool and romantic things for couples to do while on their Bali holiday, honeymoon or wedding. To find out more about Bali or renting a romantic villa touch base with the reservation team anytime.