Seminyak is a village in the sub-districts of Kuta, Badung, Bali. This area is also popular for its beach resort, complete with many facilities like hotels, spas, restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. This beach is located in the northern part of Double Six Beach, to be more precise.
The beaches in the Seminyak Village include KuDeTa Beach, Seminyak Beach (Camplung Beach / Gado Gado Beach), and Double Six Beach. The famous street in the Seminyak Village area is Jalan Raya Seminyak, Jalan Camplung Tanduk (Jalan Abimanyu/Jalan Dhyana Pura) Jalan Kayu Aya (Jalan Oberoi/Jalan Laksmana), and Jalan By Pass Sunset Road.
Getting to Seminyak
To go to Seminyak, the easiest way is to use a plane through I Gusti Ngurah Rai international airport first. Almost all Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) and Full-Service airlines serve the destination and departure routes of Denpasar, Bali.
Next, you can continue the journey by taxi from the airport, it costs IDR 60,000. In addition, you can also use car rental services with driver or without a driver.
Tip: The easiest and most favored way is to rent a private car with a driver. Make sure you book previously.
Getting Around Seminyak
The streets in the tourist area of Seminyak are mostly a two-way street and not too wide, so traffic jam is very common in the Seminyak. Finding a car park in Seminyak can also be very difficult. The best way to get around Seminyak is by walking.
If you are familiar with the roads in Seminyak, you can rent a motorcycle. The price ranges from IDR 75,000 – Rp. 100,000 with 24-hour rental duration.
Taxis are also widely available in the Seminyak. It’s just that if you use a taxi, you will often be stuck in traffic which will affect the cost of your taxi.
For those of you who do not really like to walk and do not feel like driving a motorcycle when traveling in Seminyak, you can use the services of car rental with a driver.
Read about Bali transportation here.
Top attractions in Seminyak
1. Seminyak Beach
Seminyak Beach is one of the beaches that is rarely visited by tourists. This white sand beach is a popular spot to see the sunset. People can enjoy the sunset accompanied by the view of the waves crashing on the shore and the comforting breeze.
This area also has an eating street where you can taste various restaurants that serve local and western food.
Another best thing about Seminyak is that visitors can enjoy the beach without being charged. You don’t need to spend even a dime to explore the beach.
Getting to Seminyak Beach
Seminyak Beach is very close from Ngurah Rai Airport which is around 9.7 km and it takes approximately 26 minutes by driving.
These are the routes to get to Seminyak from the Ngurah Rai Airport.
Jalan Ngurah Rai Airport– Jalan Ngurah Rai Bypass – Jalan Sunset Road – Jalan Kunti 1, Jalan Camplung Tanduk – Jalan Sarinande. Follow the main road from Jalan Sarinande then visitors will arrive at Seminyak Beach.
2. Petitenget Beach and Temple
Because it is located in the same coastline as Kuta Beach and Legian Beach, Petitenget Beach has the same characteristics, broad and sloping white sand beach. The waves are very big so it is the perfect place for the surfers in channeling their hobbies.
Compared to Kuta Beach which is always crowded by tourists, the atmosphere of Petitenget Beach feels calmer and more peaceful. Tourists who like the quiet atmosphere prefer to visit Petitenget, which is not as busy as the hustle and bustle of Kuta Beach. Another unique and unusual sight here is the fishermen with their fishing boats where you can see fishing boat leaning on the beach or going to sea.
Located near the Petitenget Beach, Petitenget Temple is one of the very significant temples and was built centuries ago. It is a landmark that shows Balinese culture and an important place of worship for Hindus. Various religious celebrations are also held at this temple. This temple is among the series of sea temples which started from Luhur Ulu Watu Temple located in the northern part of the Bukit Peninsula to Tanah Lot Temple on the western side of Bali.
Petitenget Temple stands in the middle of lush tropical forests in Bali. A melodious bird chirping starts after you pass the fence that borders the building to the highway. Then you will walk through the dragon steps made of stone to the main yard.
Location of Petitenget Beach and Temple
Petitenget Beach is located in the Village area of Kerobokan, District of North Kuta, Badung Regency. Petitenget Temple is located in Br. Batubelig, Kerobokan traditional village, located on the edge of the Petitenget Beach.
Getting to Petitenget
It takes only about 15 kilometers from Denpasar. The easiest way to get to this beach is to use rental vehicle. You can also use a rental car and motorcycle. The trip only takes 30 minutes.
Admission to the beach and the temple is free. Visitors only need to pay a parking ticket if you use a motorcycle or car. For a motorcycle the ticket costs IDR 2,000, while a car is IDR 5,000. If you plan to visit the temple, you need to wear a sarong and also a sash.
3. Seminyak Square
Seminyak Square is well-known as a popular tourist destination in Bali. This shopping center comes with the concept of one destination, both for culinary and shopping destinations. Seminyak Square is also suitable for all types of tourists. Here, you can find food or products at quite affordable prices.
Getting to Seminyak Square
To go to Seminyak Square Bali is very easy. You can go directly to Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak where the shopping center is located. It is very close to Seminyak Beach. You can come between 08.00 am until 11.00 pm local time.
4. Enjoying Your Time at Beach clubs
Seminyak is home to popular beach clubs. Among them are Ku De Ta, Potato Beach Club, and Cocoon Beach Club.
- Ku De Ta
Ku De Ta is a popular beach club in Bali. Ku De Ta Beach Club Seminyak is one of the best beach clubs in the world. So it’s no wonder this beach club is always crowded with visitors, especially foreign tourists. Ku De Ta in Bali has a modern beach club theme that gives the impression of a high-class restaurant. Starting from the first entrance you will see wooden furniture and a red umbrella.
Ku De Ta Beach Club Seminyak is located on Jalan Kayu Aya No.9, Seminyak, Kuta. The location is close to Seminyak Beach. It opens from 08:00 am – 02:00 am every day.
There is no entrance fee but you must order the menu. If you want to use a day bed, the minimum order is IDR 1,000,000 during high season and IDR 500,000 during low season. Drinks start from IDR. 60,000, food starts from IDR 150,000.
- Potato Beach Club
Potato Beach Club is the most famous beach club on the island of Bali! If you visit Seminyak, make sure to also stop by this cool beach club. Located near W Retreat, you will be pampered by the beautiful beaches of Seminyak and the fine delicious cuisine. Here, you can have fun accompanied by cool DJs while enjoying the waves of Seminyak beach at night.
Potato Beach Club is located at Jalan Petitenget No.51B, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta. It opens every day from 10:00 am – 02:00 am.
There is no entrance fee but for those who want to sit by the pool must prepare to pay IDR 500,000 for the seat. Drinks start from IDR 60,000, food starts from IDR 100,000.
- Cocoon Beach Club
Cocoon Beach Club is one of the places to relax and enjoy the beauty of this Seminyak Beach. This Beach Club is located very strategically right on Seminyak Beach which offers exceptional culinary venues and is uniquely designed and provides private services. The design of the Cocoon beach club is quite unique because it combines an open green garden that is equipped with a bluish infinity pool to relax.
Cocoon Beach Club is located at Jalan Double Six No. 66, Blue Ocean Boulevard, Seminyak, Kuta. It opens every day from 09.00 am – 10.00 pm.
No entry fee is applied but visitors are subject to a minimum order if they arrive before 5 pm. If you want to use a day bed or sun lounge a minimum order of IDR 300,000 while for cabana is IDR 500,000. Drinks start from IDR 40,000, food starts from IDR 80,000.
To get to Ku De Ta, Potato Beach Club, and Cocoon Beach Club, you can use a taxi, online transportation like Gojek or Grab, or a rental car or motorcycle. If your hotel or Guesthouse is near the area of Seminyak Beach, you may as well just walk.
Things to Do in Seminyak
- Enjoying sunset
- Exploring the beach on a horse
- Visiting temples
- Relaxing at spa
- Learning yoga
- Hanging out at the beach club
- Culinary tour
- Bungee jumping
- Enjoying nightlife
Popular Things in Seminyak
In addition to its beaches, Seminyak is also famous for its beach clubs and nightlife. It has many most visited beach clubs and nightclubs. This area is also popular for shopping. Some famous people open their stores here.