Where to stay in Seminyak – Oberoi, Petitenget, Double Six or Dhyana Pura?
Seminyak is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist areas for holiday but not many people realise that it has 4 main areas: Oberoi, Petitenget, Double Six & Dhyana Pura.
Seminyak has a myriad of amazing restaurants; Metis, La Lucciola, Merah Putih, Ultimo just to name a few, complemented by great beach clubs; Ku De Ta and Mrs Sippy, Mano Beach House, Potato Head, finding the most suitably located villa in Seminyak, will make your holiday that little more enjoyable.
Over time, Seminyak has grown at a rapid pace; each little precinct has its own individual tourist attractions and unique quirks. The information provided here will help you to plan your preferred holiday location in Seminyak at one of our beautiful family holiday villas.
This desirable suburb is also bordered by popular Legian, Umalas, Canggu, Kerobokan and Batu Belig; offering more fabulous beaches, shopping opportunities, fantastic Beach Clubs, yoga retreats, day spas, hip cafes and the serenity of lush rice terraces. Basically, when you’re in Seminyak you’re never going to be bored!
Jalan Oberoi, (Eat Street), fashionable Jalan Petitenget, Jalan Raya Seminyak, Jalan Drupadi or maybe the Double Six Beach area, there are several areas to choose from to suit the style of holiday you’re looking for.
Choosing the right area in Seminyak can be a bit confusing so the team at Bali Villa Escapes has written this article just for you folks thinking about holidaying here.
1. Double Six area
The Seminyak Beach stretches from Jalan Double Six where you will find the Cocoon Beach Club and restaurant with an outdoor pool overlooking the ocean and fine dining facilities, well known for excellent seafood. The beach here is wide with a few surf academies’, ideal for the whole family, from beginners to advanced surfers.
The beach here offers plenty of beachfront bars serving icy cold drinks, local cuisines and plenty of sun lounges and umbrellas serviced by local vendors. La Plancha is one of the best known of these beachfront bars, flop into one of the colourful beanbags on the sand and settle in for the afternoon, experience an amazing Bali sunset with your favourite cocktail or maybe a refreshing Bintang.
If you’re in for a holiday workout, head to Seaside Fitness, you can be personally taken care of by the very professional, Bob Breen; also an excellent boxing coach. Bob also conducts fitness boot camps with Australia’s well known Fitness Guru, Shannan Ponton; well known from the Australian reality TV show; “The Biggest Loser”.
For some more great restaurants that won’t break the bank try Ryoshi’s Japanese cuisine, on Jalan Raya Seminyak, Malos serves mouthwatering steaks and German sausages, Marzano offers tasty Italian cuisine and refreshing gelato.
Revolver has become a popular chain of coffee shops, serving high grade, freshly brewed coffee at Sacred Grounds, while the House of Portraits art studio is also a popular coffee house in the Double Six Precinct.
The Bintang Supermarket has everything from fresh produce to imported items, fresh bread, wine and spirits and odd little items that you may have a special need for. You will find many shops selling replica sporting attire, footwear, handmade clothing and an array of homewares traders.
The Double Six area has something for everyone. From families to groups to couples looking for a romantic escape, this area has shopping, the beach, nightlife & really cool beachside bars and cafes where you can chill out and watch the world go by.
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2. Dhyana Pura area
Jalan Dhyana Pura starts from the top end at Jalan Raya Seminyak/ Jalan Camplung Tanduk and ends at the beachfront right in front of the Anantara Hotel to your right and the famous beachfront restaurant; Gado- Gado with fine wines and an international menu.
The street is well known for some popular sports bars/family restaurants including Galaxy Bar if you want to watch live sports and closer to the beach is Lucky Day sports bar with great food and live music in the evenings.
One stretch of this street is home to a row of popular gay bars and clubs with live cabaret shows with drag queens flaunting their dance moves.
La Karma Spa has treatments for the whole family, even the kids as does Spa Bali Dyanapura. Café Kami is a well-priced café, great for breakfast and lunch and if you like Persian cuisine then Passargad is a must-try. There are plenty of local vendor shops selling just about everything and Santa Fe Bar and Restaurant is popular for nighttime entertainment.
For the caffeine addicts there are several good options to get your fix, Uma Kopi is set in a peaceful garden and The Koop specializes in organic, cold-brewed specialties. Café Moka has beautiful homemade cakes and pastries, great coffee and an extensive ala-carte menu. Get your Nakula bowl morning brekky and head upstairs for a great beachfront view at Shelter Café; they have every almond milk, you could imagine.
Made’s Warung is a popular destination to enjoy traditional Indonesian cuisine; Queens Tandoor serves great Indian food while Frankenstein’s Laboratory has an amazing cabaret show the kids will love, with dinner included. For Vegans and vegetarians try Zula Vegetarian Paradise and Tasty Vegan.
There are plenty of shopping opportunities with Bali Deli stocking all your household groceries and ATM’s. For ladies, if you’re looking for that special holiday dress Magali Pascal may just have what your after with many more boutiques to explore.
Prana Spa is a high-end spa retreat, with the very best spa experience on the island; only the best of spa products and special packages for couples and groups of ladies.
The Dhyana Pura area is pretty action-packed. It’s got tons of restaurants, loads of shops and active nightlife. having said that, the beach area is fabulous and great for swimming and surfing. So if your thinking about taking the family to Seminyak, Dhyana Pura is a great choice and really popular among many Australian tourists.
3. Oberoi Area
The Oberoi District is a little more upscale with the islands most iconic and fashionable beach club, Ku De Ta. At the top end of Jalan Oberoi, you will find a great coffee shop, The Cornerhouse, the street winds its way down to the beachfront at the famed La Lucciola, beachfront restaurant and Seminyak Beach.
This is the most happening strip in Seminyak with a myriad of fine dining and family restaurants, complimented by some of the best boutiques and the central hub of Seminyak Square with a supermarket, cafes, and upstairs, Old Man’s fish and chips and the Adrenalin Sports Bar.
For a romantic candlelit dinner right on the beachfront, a must-try is Breeze at the Samaya Resort for a five-star dining experience.
Coffee lovers will be in caffeine heaven, starting with the famous Revolver coffee bar tucked down a quiet lane, Starbucks, Sisterfields and Monsieur Spoon round out the selection of great coffee shops.
Dining options are abundant; Mykonos for authentic Greek flare, Ultimo an Italian icon, Nirwana Sports Bar and Restaurant is perfect for the whole family as is Motel Mexicola with great Mexican food and delicious cocktails. Tiger Palm is the new kid on the block with the highly regarded Will Meyrick at the helm, also the creator of Mama San. Sea Circus is a popular breakfast and lunchtime venue with all-day grazing just a 2-minute walk to La Lucciola and Vin Plus.
For all your shopping needs head to Seminyak Square, the new Seminyak Village next door and the popular nighttime Flea Market for all your souvenir needs. Uluwatu is a high en summery boutique with some Balinese design flare. For a new pair of bikinis, try Nico-Nico or the Bali Boat Shed for a unisex range choice. For homeware shopping while having lunch make sure you pop into Kim Soo.
The most popular nightspots are La Favela, geared for a younger crowd, The Champagne Bar with an extensive range of high-end champagnes, whiskies and other spirits of notoriety. Ku De Ta is your one-stop beach party venue with fine dining at its best as well. Motel Mexicola has something for everyone after dinner time comes to an end the party begins.
To stay at Oberoi is a real treat. It’s like being in the Double Bay area of Sydney or the Toorak of Melbourne. It has that sophisticated, upmarket, exclusive vibe that attracts so many holidaymakers.
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4. Petitenget area
The Petitenget district is considered the most sought after Seminyak Postcode. It plays home to the most high-end restaurants, the most popular day and beach clubs and the iconic W Retreat and Spa. The Petitenget Strip starts at the end of Jalan Oberoi (Eat Street) and winds its way to Jalan Batu Belig. The name Petitenget is derived from the centuries-old Hindu Temple; Pura Petitenget in the car park near to La Luciola on Petitenget Beach.
Potato Head is arguably the islands busiest and most enjoyed beach club with its huge infinity pool, casual and fine dining options and swim-up pool bar. You have to be early to snap up a poolside daybed and is the venue for International DJ parties. The Woo Bar is a great place for sunset drinks with live DJ’s playing chilled house music. Mrs Sippy is a new day club with a tropical garden setting, a huge free-form pool and a diving tower for the more adventurous!
High to mid-range dining is endless with such a fabulous selection; let’s start with Metis, for a French affair of the finest dining, Sardine across the road is of equally high calibre. Bambu is an Indonesian experience well worth a try and Sarong is simply award-winning. For a real Sunday roast, try Jemme Jewellery & Dining, the interior of Merah Putih will leave you breathless and Saigon Street with its Vietnamese cuisine and amazing cocktails will leave you completely satisfied. Make sure you also try the amazing handmade pasta at Bottega. For the vegans, there is the famous Kynd Community.
If it’s high-end boutiques you’re looking for then these few will certainly satisfy every individual taste; Lulu Yasmine has everything tropical for the ladies, Uma & Leopold specialize in intricate embroidery and Jemme Jewellery has everything from something gold to silver, diamonds and much more.
For the ladies pamper yourselves at Rob Peetoom Salon & Spa, for anything about hair and spa treatments of the highest calibre. Sundari Day Spa is an award-winning establishment offering traditional Balinese massage and healing practices. Feel like warming and finding your inner Zen, Bikram Yoga is the place to be. For your daily work out head to Soham Gym which also has a swimming pool for lap training. Think Pink Nails is a New York-inspired ladies day retreat with high-end nail polishes among much, much more as well as a free shuttle service.
Petitenget wraps up the Seminyak area and we have to say that it’s a great place to finish. There are so many things to see and do here that you will be spoiled for choice. It’s got things for the kids, families as well as groups wanting to party a bit. All 4 areas seem to melt into each other but there are subtle differences. It might not mean much to most travellers as they are all within walking distance of each other, but making the right choice might just add that bit extra to your fabulous Bali holiday experience.
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