Whether you come to Bali for a few days or a few weeks, Seminyak beach remains an obligatory crossing point for all tourists. Chic, glamorous and flashy, the city attracts for its bars, beach clubs, villas and hotels but also its long beaches which give everyone the opportunity to try their hand at surfing, try out some Beach Clubs and enjoy the magnificent sunsets. Seminyak beach is golden sand stretching 3 km (1.8 miles), as far as the eye can see on this west coast of the island is a pure wonder for any lover of sunbathing, swimming or surfing.
In the evening, from 5.30 p.m., the beach becomes St Tropez, with thousands of people settling into the colorful poufs to watch the sumptuous sunset over the Indian Ocean.
The beaches are indeed very wide, very extensive, and the atmosphere is festive day and night. So inevitably, street vendors take advantage of this to offer you watches, tattoos, clothes, jewelry, massages all the time (for this last point, don’t hesitate to let yourself be tempted). These untimely requests are often painful to manage but they perfectly reflect the agitation which reigns in Kuta.
If you’re not into wave sliding, maybe you’ll be tempted by a game of football with the young people of the area. And if all that has given you the cravings, there too you will easily find something to satisfy for only a few rupees. Another little happiness, the sunset, which between five and seven, illuminates the waters and the sand with a warm light in orange tones.
To do: Taste the benefits of a massage under the expert hands of Balinese women for an unbeatable price.
To see: The superb sunset which offers an unforgettable spectacle every evening between 5 and 7 am.
Double Six Beach: perfect for swimming and learning to surf
Double Six Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Seminyak, named after a nightclub. During the day, this beach is perfect for swimming and learning to surf. The beach is wide with soft golden sand and there are cafes as well as local beach stalls to get food and drink.
Around 4 p.m., Double Six Beach transforms into the perfect Bali postcard. This is the time when the beach bars pull out their beanbags and umbrellas in all the colors of the rainbow. It’s the classic image of Seminyak that you’ll see on the covers of travel magazines. Sit back with a coconut or tropical cocktail and wait for the sunset to hit. It is magic !
La Plancha has cool DJs and sometimes even theme nights that last until midnight. Other bars have live acoustic music to set the perfect ambience for the twilight hours. Children play in the sand and run on the shore. Lovers watch the sunset.
Everyone is trying to take that perfect shot of the sunset in Bali. It’s lively, colorful and wonderful. You just have to experience it for yourself.
Seminyak Beach, aka Kayu Aya Beach: Sunset in Style
Relax in style: this area is more chic than the nearby Seminyak Beach, aka Kayu Aya Beach. Spend your days sunbathing and swimming and enjoying the sea breeze at the edge of this wide sandy beach. At the end of the day, indulge yourself in one of the chic and refined restaurants on the seafront and watch the sun go down.
The sunsets there are magnificent. If you don’t feel like spending the day in the sand, there are hotels, restaurants and shops nearby.
We have 3 words for this fabulous beach in Seminyak: KU DE TA is the master of beach clubs in Bali – it was the first and it is still world famous. Sitting on the corner of Kayu Aya Street (Eat Street!) where Villa Carissa is located, KU DE TA always comes out on top when it comes to unforgettable events, parties, exquisite food and sophisticated sunset drinks.
KU DE TA has an infinity pool these days and the on-site restaurant Mejakawi is truly outstanding.
Petitenget beach: Surf, swing & clubbing on the beach
Undoubtedly the best known and most visited beach in Bali, it is also the longest. Starting from Legian Beach to go up to the temple of Petitenget, it offers holidaymakers several experiences thanks to its waves allowing the practice of surfing, especially for beginners.
Petitenget Beach starts at Pura Petitenget, a famous beach temple at the end of Jalan Kayu Aya after KU DE TA Beach Club. You’ll find plenty of other must-visit beach clubs here: Potato Head, Bar Woo at W Bali, and Mano Beach House. You can’t just do beach clubbing but beach club-hopping in Petitenget!
The beach has black sand and slightly choppy waves that surfers will love. You can also pose on the Petitenget Swings for the perfect sunset shot. All the beach clubs have pools, there are frequent parties and events and the food/cocktails are great!
Batu Belig Beach: Surfing
Less crowded, awesome surf waves and cool beach clubs you probably haven’t heard of just yet. Batu Belig Beach is still raw with gray sand, wild ocean waves and a mix of laid-back beach bars and stylish clubs such as Tropicola. Batu Belig is always coming and it is the perfect area for those who like to stay in a quieter location close to Seminyak and Canggu. Batu Belig Street is full of shops, restaurants, spas and cafes. It’s wonderful to walk along this beach road that runs from Petitenget down to the beach. The road is perfectly paved and there are plenty of cool places to sit for a coffee and get away from the heat. places such as Watercress Cafe, Strawberry Fields, Nook, Unicorn Cafe and more.
Some say Berawa is part of Canggu but it’s really a short distance between Seminyak and Canggu and it’s a cool place with fabulous villas and lots of must-visit cafes! The beach has black volcanic sands, popular among surfers and it is home to amazing beach clubs such as the impressive Finn’s Beach Club (9 pools!!!), and the amazing Café Del Mar for an Ibiza experience in Bali.