One of the most popular tourist areas in Bali is Seminyak. This area is famous for its most stylish and exclusive beach resorts. The streets are packed with fine restaurants and post fashion boutiques. Visitors can see eclectic scenes at the main roads like Jalan Petitenget along with Jalan Kayu Aya. The Petitenget beach in Seminyak offers aseclusive atmosphere comparing to other areas in the south, such as Kuta and Legian.
There are many things to do in Seminyak Bali, walking at the beach, enjoying the sunset, retreating at a spa, diving, or shopping, just to name a few. After sunset, however, a livelier nightlife takes places in most of the areas. Many popular places in Seminyak have attracted many international followers, including elegant hotels and world-class beach clubs.
Seminyak is located in a quite strategic since it is situated in between two popular tourist attractions in the south of Bali, Kuta and Canggu. What’s more, it is also close to the airport, Ngurah Rai International Airport. It takes around 30 minutes from the airport to Seminkyak.
To Do List in Seminyak
What are the activities that people can do when visiting Seminyak?
The focus of tourism in Seminyak is the beach club. You can find many popular beach clubs here, such as Potato Head, Tropicola, Ku De Ta, Cocoon, or SugarSand where you can enjoy a drink while having your feet in the sand. Apart from the beach club, this area also has some clubs for those who love to enjoy the nightlife. Furthermore, Seminyak is also a famous place for shopping. It is the home to some stores owned by some of the biggest names. Therefore, you can have a stroll along the shopping arteries and shop to your heart’s content.
Let’s explore the exciting activities that you can do in Seminyak:
1. Walk along the beach
Are you a budget traveler who is looking for a tourist attraction without having to spend a dime? Well, walking along the Seminyak beach is free of charge. As you walking along the beach, you can walk on the soft sand while watching the relentless waves washing ashore. In addition to natural scenery, you will also be able to see the side of Bali. Along the Seminyak beach, there is a line of cafes or bars.
The best time to enjoy the walk at Seminyak Beach is during the afternoon, just before the sun sets on the horizon. You can choose to park your vehicle in the Petitenget beach and from Petitenget Beach, just walk south towards the beach located in front of the Ku De Ta Restaurant.
2. Waiting for the Sunset While Sipping Cold Drink
One of the best spots to enjoy the sunset in Bali is in Seminyak. Many locals will flock at the beach sitting with their families every evening just before the sun sets in the west. You can bring a small mat and cold drinks while waiting for the sunset. If you want to spend a great evening free of charge then this is the place.
If you are wondering about the best sunset in Seminyak, the answer is in almost along the coastline in Seminyak. Along that coastline is the best area to watch the sunset only when the sky is bright. So you can be in any part of the coastline in Seminyak to enjoy the sunset.
3. Enjoy Great Food and Atmosphere at Popular Beach Clubs
If you want to taste great food, the best place to enjoy fine dining in Seminyak is in Ku De Ta Seminyak. It is indeed a very exciting place for hangout while watching the sunset. Ku De Ta in Seminyak is not only a beach club but also a restaurant. You should try the food at Ku De Ta because the place presents various fine dining menus. While enjoying the music, you can have some cocktails and immerse yourself in attractive natural scenery. Don’t miss to try their mainstay menus, such as Roast Barramundi Fillet, as they have a variety of delicious foods cooked by excellent chefs who make Ku De Ta a favorite place that excels other competitors. It’s okay to spend extra money on great food once in a while.
Another well-known beach club in Seminyak is Potato Head Beach Club. The beach club with infinity pool, Potato Head Beach Club is one of the hit beach clubs and becomes a favorite among tourists visiting Seminyak. You can relax in the pool while enjoying a glass of cocktail in hand and the music played by DJs. If you want to enjoy the beach, you can immediately relax on the seashore enjoying the pounding of the waves of Seminyak Beach with its white sand. As one of the most popular places in Seminyak, this place is always packed with visitors.
4. Hang out at the Coffee Shop
If hanging out at the beach club is not your cup of tea and prefer a quieter place with affordable prices then you may want to try hanging out at one of the coffee shops in Seminyak. You can find many coffee shops in the Seminyak. If you are a coffee addict and searching for a café with a great coffee, you can visit the Koop Roaster & Cafe.
Located on Jalan Drupadi No.66, Seminyak, the Koop Roaster & Cafe is such a homey café. This café will somehow be reminiscent of home. Equipped with both pale and dark wooden furniture as well as fluffy pillows, the café provides comfort during your stay. The place also received a good review from TripAdvisor. Most visitors are very satisfied with the coffee and the service.
While here, you can try their coffee choices, like Cappuccino, Bali Cold Brew, and Flat White. Other than coffee, what visitors love about this place is its breakfast and lunch menu which are good and also cheap. They offer a mixed menu of Balinese and western. You can taste their baked items like Banana Bread and Carrot Cake. Are you a freelancer who is looking for a place to work? This café will meet your needs.
5. Visiting Sacred Temples
One of the favorite tourist destinations in Bali is the temple. Bali has many sacred temples, such as Tanah Lot, Uluwatu and Ulun Danu Beratan Bedugul. The area of Seminyak also has a well-known Hindu temple that becomes one of the popular tourist attractions in Seminyak. The temple is called there is Pura Petitenget. It is located adjacent to Petitenget Beach, Seminyak. So, when you plan to visit Petitenget beach, you can drop by at the Petitenget Temple in Seminyak, Bali.
Another famous temple in Seminyak is Pura Masceti. Pura Masceti is more an agricultural temple compared to Pura Petitenget, which is a sea temple. That is why the pura is mostly used by the farmers. People who are related to agriculture are welcome to pray in this temple. They can also come to pray for rain or insect outbreak to stop destroying their crop. Some also come here and lay their offerings before they are doing the groundbreaking for a new villa.
Visiting the sacred temples will allow you to learn the culture and the custom of Balinese people.
6. Culinary Tours
Seminyak has a lot of restaurant from expensive ones to affordable ones. You can do culinary tours and hang out at different restaurants. After having a long walk around Seminyak Beach and enjoy the sunset, you can find a place to dine the Seminyak area.
Bali has two famous culinary spots, Seminyak and Ubud tourist attractions. The Seminyak area offers great plenty of types of culinary, from fine-dining to street food. As for the menu, the options are available in a wide range from western, Indonesian, Balinese, and Asian cuisines. If you are looking for affordable places to eat in Seminyak, you can drop by at Warung Murah Double Six, Warung Bunana, and Baku Dapa. All of them received good reviews from TripAdvisor, Zomato and Google Reviews.
7. Cooking Your Own Food
If tasting ready meal is too common, you can try something exciting. Why don’t you try to taste the food that you make yourself? You can get that opportunity At Warung Nia. The Warung that located on Kayu Aya Square, No. 19-21., Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak serves various foods from the famous fried rice, satay, to something complicated like betutu duck and you can learn how to make them directly from experts. You will also get a certificate at the end of the session. Isn’t that cool? It is worth trying particularly if you have an interest in cooking.
8. Delight Yourself the Spa
The area that is famous for its spa destination in Bali is not only Ubud. Seminyak is also a popular area for Spa. You can find a luxurious spa and an affordable spa as well. Among affordable spas in Seminyak that are under USD 10, Sicilia Spa, DeNyuh Spa, Kimberly Spa, Jari Menari, and Glo Day Spa. If you are up for something luxurious, you can come to Prana Spa, Sundary Day Spa, The Spa at The Legian, Zanti The Retreat SPA, and Acqua Perla Spa at Double-Six Luxury Hotel.
So, if you want to relax your body and mind after a long day of traveling, you can spare your day in one of those spas. Just pamper yourself and regain your body wellness and fitness, so you can get ready for other adventures in Seminyak.
9. Visit Art Galleries
Bali is known for its rich culture and art. Therefore, one of the best ways to get to know Bali is to immerse yourself in culture. If you are an art enthusiast and are looking for a place that can satisfy your passion for art, try to visit the Nyaman Gallery. It is an art space located on Jalan Basangkasa No. 88 that is quite cozy and intimate. It is among the best galleries in Bali. Most of the pieces presented here come from local artists from Bali and Indonesia, with a focus on presenting promising new talents. This gallery also houses a variety of carefully selected international talent. Among the pieces that exhibited here include art, paintings, ceramics, and sculptures.
You can also find pieces that come from all over Indonesia like ornamental carvings originated from East Nusa Tenggara, oil paintings and hand-blown glass as well. Since nearly all pieces here are for sale, you are entitled to purchase the artwork that you want to buy as a souvenir of your trip to Seminyak.
Next art space worth visiting is Biasa ArtSpace. It is an unusual art center. Since 2005 it has become a leading art space in promoting young and talented contemporary artists from Java and Bali. Here, creativity, concept, and avant-garde can be promoted and supported. Biasa ArtSpace usually shows works of art by progressive artists that have not previously been exhibited.
10. Chill at La Laguna Nook, La Favela
La Laguna Nook, La Favela is a very exotic place. It also has bohemian-style like a gypsy settlement complete with antique caravans. La Laguna Nook, La Favela has recently been operating and lately, it becomes one of the happening cafés in Seminyak. It is located strategically by facing directly into a white sand beach that is not only eccentric but very fascinating because it is dense with colorful colors from various ornaments. The place also offers comfortable soft seats combined with furniture dominated by wood elements.
If you are looking for an instagramable place, you just come to the right place. Not only instagramable, but it also offers a fine-dining which can arouse appetite to complement your relaxing afternoon and be accompanied by a glass of La Laguna Breeze Cocktail while tasting the special menus. Interestingly you can also watch very beautiful peacocks roaming around you.
11. Have a Toast of Wine at Vin+ Seminyak
Known as the wine Paradise in the south part of Bali, Vin+ is a wine restaurant with a unique structure made of braided bamboo stems and filled with a row of the best wine collections. The wines in Vin+ are the best wine that has been selected and provided with various prices to suit your budget. No wonder Vin+ is a favorite place to enjoy the best wine while spending the night. Furthermore, Vin+ also offers signature cocktails that are worth a try, such as Sparkling Wine, Marmalade Martini, Marmaled People, Blood Orange, as well as Jinn Geisha. If you are confused to choose what food that is good with wine, just rest your worries because the restaurant offers the wine package that you can select.
12. Relax and Cool Yourself off in Seminyak Village
Do you wish to avoid the scorching heat of Bali’s sunshine? Going to Seminyak Village can be a good option. This shopping center offers not only lots of cool and air-conditioned rooms to relax, but also provides many options for enjoying the day. Do you love branded items? You can get branded items like MCM and Aldo here.
13. Shop till You Drop on Jalan Kayu Aya
Jalan Kayu Aya is the name of the central road of Seminyak tourism. In the past, this street was called Laksmana Street. Jalan Kayu Aya is known by tourists as a center for exquisite culinary tourism and luxury shopping centers as the streets along the Kayu Aya Seminyak are populated with many restaurants and boutiques.
You may find a wide selection of famous brands including resort clothes, such as Saba and Mist and also surf wear like Drifter. If you have enough budget to spend, you can choose to shop at Milk and Roses Boutique, a brand with a French touch, or try casual style clothes for women in Buddha Wear.
So Seminyak will always be ready with the type of culinary that suits your taste and budget. You will find something that meets your taste buds. Just explore Seminyak and you may find some hidden culinary or clothing store gem. Regardless of your taste and budget, you will undoubtedly find something that suits your style here.
14. Learn Yoga at Seminyak Yoga Shala
Another thing that famous in Bali is Yoga and Seminyak is no different.
Have you ever thought of learning Yoga while you are in Seminyak? If you have any interest in learning about this Indian art of exercise and meditation, you can drop by at the Seminyak Yoga Shala. It offers a wide range of different classes of yoga, such as Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga. It is located in the main artery of Jalan Seminyak, around 5 minutes from Seminyak Beach. Seminyak Yoga Shala welcomes you in a sanctuary of peace as well as relaxation and retreat for a while from the hectic of life in Seminyak.
The participants will learn yoga in a completely enclosed room and even more, it is also mosquito-free so you can have a relaxing and energizing experience. It offers not only yoga but also vegan food. If you have never tried this type of food, you may want to try a bite of vegetarian food to learn its taste. Who knows you may become used to it. Maybe vegan food is not your cup of tea. In that case, you can shop at their boutique once you are done with your yoga class. Whether you are a beginner or experienced students, are all welcome to practice yoga in Seminyak Yoga Shala.
15. Enjoy Your Time at Eco Beach
One of the most popular surf spots in is Bali Echo Beach. The nickname, which derives from the local beach club, outshines the local name of this beach, Pantai Batu Mejan, which is the name of Balinese Hindu temple located near that sea. Echo Beach has its fame as one of the popular beaches in the neighborhood thanks to its sunsets, advanced reefs, and 180-degree seascapes.
This area also offers a variety of delicious seafood cafes that stand on vantage ground, where you can enjoy everything. What’s good about this beach is that it is clean and also well maintained. If you want to loosen up a bit in a relaxing atmosphere, Echo Beach is a great place to relax while enjoying great views and mouth-watering seafood.
16. Try a Horse Riding at the Beach
In addition to walking on the beach and enjoying the sunset, another famous activity that people do at Seminyak Beach is trying a horse riding. You can try to take a trip along the beach on a horse. To complete the trip, it may take around two hours. Start the ride from Canggu or Seminyak.
For you with no knowledge of horse riding, be at ease because you will be accompanied by a professional guide that will help you ride along the beach without having to worry for your safety. Enjoy you the views of the ocean on the back of the horse. If you come with your family and children, this activity is a great choice for them. There are some ponies that you can choose for your children.
17. Dive into the Blue Sea
Are you fond of diving and planning to get a diving certificate? Well, if you are currently having your holiday in Seminyak and want to get a PADI certification, why don’t you take a trip to Adventure Scuba Diving Bali?
This diving school in Seminyak will help you learn how to dive safely. If you are an experienced diver, you can also book for a dive trip.
Seminyak may not have diving spots, but there are a variety of spots for diving within a short boat trip, so you can enjoy the pleasure of being in the luxurious underwater scenery that Bali is well-known for.
18. Surf on Seminyak Beach
Although it is equally popular to Kuta, Seminyak Beach seems to be less and less crowded. It is a beautiful place with its golden sands where many visitors to love to spend their evening enjoying the sunset. Having said that Seminyak is not merely a place to see sunset since it also has great waves for surfing. The waves offer some surfing opportunities even though surfing can be a bit inconsistent. You can also swim here since it is a nice spot for swimming.
19. Indulge Yourself in a Private Villa
While you are in Seminyak, why don’t you indulge yourself in a luxurious villa? Staying at a private villa with your family or a group of friends is the best way to enjoy your Bali vacation.
Bali is known for having a variety of villa resorts from the luxurious villa with private pool to affordable villa and Seminyak is the place to find. Seminyak offers the best options for private villas for rent. If you wish to experience maximum luxury, opt for a villa with a private pool.
20. Seminyak Night Tour
Many tourist love to enjoy Seminyak at night because it offers a more calm and elegant nightlife. Night entertainment activities in Seminyak focus more on beach clubs, with DJ playing their music while visitors enjoy their cocktails.
If you want to enjoy Seminyak at night, you can explore some great places that offer various type of entertainment and delight, be it beach club, coffee shop, night market or club and bars.
21. Shopping for Antique Household Items
Who doesn’t know IKEA, the famous Swedish furniture company? But do you know CARGA? If Sweden has IKEA, Seminyak has CARGA. It may not be a big company like IKEA but it is one of the best homeware shops in Bali.
You can find different type of well-curated collections, from home furnishing product, textile to small trinkets made from wood and bamboo. CARGA is the right store to visit if like to collect some unique items.
22. Conquering Your Fear at SuperHero Factory Bali
Beginning to operate in 2015, SuperHero Factory is not an ordinary fitness center and not just physical training to make you more muscular. Here, you are challenged to conquer your fear and worries to make you stronger physically and mentally. There are several exciting classes. For those of you who are afraid of heights, you should try Leap of Faith which requires you to jump until 5 meters and land on soft ground. Once you try it, you will get addicted and want to try more and more.
Worried about your safety? You can rest assured because SuperHero Factory Bali is put the priority on the safety of their customers. Plus you will be guided by experienced instructors who are ready to accompany you to practice.
23. Escape Yourself from Totem Room Escape
Are you curious to know how it feels to be the famous Indiana Jones escaping from a deadly trap? Well, just visit Totem Room Escape Bali. It is the first and biggest reality room escape game in Indonesia. Here, you will be locked in a room that only allows at least 2 people. You are required to solve puzzles and look for clues so you can find a way out. The room is decorated in such a way that creates more tension.
The rooms have a different set of setting, from the pharaoh in Egypt to the high-tech room of Mission Impossible. Before you start, you are free to choose costumes.
Although Seminyak has become the new cosmopolitan in Bali with the existence of fine restaurants and luxury hotels, you can still free of charge tourist attractions, affordable mouth-watering foods, and cozy coffee shop.
So, get ready to explore Seminyak!