What to do and see in Seminyak Bali?

Seminyak in Bali is one of the most family-friendly towns in the southern part of this famous Indonesian island. Sitting on the coast, it is a certified beach destination that offers exquisite and incredible sunsets in Bali. Seminyak in Bali is also home to many boutique hotels and luxurious resorts. Unlike neighboring Kuta, the town is more laid back and sophisticated. What to do and see in Seminyak Bali? Of course, the main attraction of this area is the long stretches of golden sand, but visitors to Seminyak also enjoy a huge range of additional activities to do while staying in Bali.

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Seminyak is a chic and lively area of Bali. Of course, tourism has a lot to do with it. Seminyak concentrates restaurants, night establishments, hotels or even shops.

Due to this popularity, Seminyak is a bustling city day and night. During the day, many barges go shopping or bask on the beaches of Double Six or Petitenget. At night, many of them go to the best restaurants in town to end up in one of the beach clubs or one of the most popular nightclubs in Bali.

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Seminyak in Bali is the favorite place of Bali’s ex-pat community. That’s because it’s the kind of place where you can relax and pamper yourself with glorious spa-like services. Aside from the many spa facilities, it also offers excellent shopping opportunities. In fact, Seminyak is arguably the most fashionable town in South Bali. Here you will find a fantastic variety of handmade clothing, accessories and jewelry. The town is also home to some of the most exclusive restaurants and bars on the island, but there are also other eateries that cater to a range of tighter budgets. Rooftop dining is a popular dining experience in Seminyak. Jalan Oberoi (aka Laksmana or Kayu Aya), Jalan Dhyana Pura (aka Abimanyu) and Jalan Petitenget are some of the most notable food streets in the city.

Seminyak is perfect when traveling with children as it has many licensed rental villas equipped with full kitchens, multiple rooms, large bathrooms and swimming pools. It is also possible to hire temporary nannies from hotels and villa complexes. It is very easy and convenient to bring children to the beach. You can even rent a bike and ride a path that stretches across the beach.

Take your morning coffee

In town, taking your morning or afternoon can be a memorable travel experience in Seminyak Bali. This is because many cafes and restaurants offer you the opportunity to taste Civet coffee or Kopi luwak. The coffee is made from coffee beans eaten and digested by a native cat, the Civet. Drinking cat poop may seem very unappealing, but Kopi luwak has a very distinct taste, making it one of the most expensive coffees in the world, give it a try if you love coffee!

Walk through its main streets

The Seminyak area is divided into two main streets that are a must visit. Where are the main shops, the best restaurants, fashion stores, hotels, pubs, etc.


If this place has anything special, it is the clothing stores. It is full of stores, but we already warned that the prices are like those in your city (a bit pricy) because Seminyak is high-end areas in Bali.

If you walk through the two main streets you will see that there is so much supply to choose that fashion lovers will feel very happy.

Go to Seminyak’s beach clubs

There is a lot of offer regarding Beach Clubs in Seminyak, I’m not going to talk about them in this post but you have the link in case you want to take a look at them. We’ll leave you a couple to get an idea.

Ku De Ta.- The Ku De Ta bar restaurant is located on Seminyak Beach. It is one of the best places to enjoy the sunset. Sun loungers, swimming pool and good music make this place one of the best to disconnect and relax. Read also: Seminyak Beach Club | Chic, Glamorous and Flashy | Perfect For Both Day and Night

Sugar Sand.- Another Restuarante Bar and another of the Beach Clubs in Seminyak. Located in front of the beach and where we can have a drink or eat something.

Spas, massages, yoga and mani pedi

Keep this phrase: Going to Bali is going to relax and disconnect. We have already said it before, you can’t go to Bali in Indonesia and not give yourself a good relaxing massage.

Many yoga classes are organized in Seminyak. Some of them you need to book in advance.

Read also: ManiPedi (Manicure Pedicure) Spa and Beauty Treatments in Seminyak

Cultural visit to Petitenget Temple

Enrich yourself with cultural life!
The Petitenget Temple, known as Pura Petitenget, is a temple found in the area. Built in the 15th century where offerings are held and ceremonies are held almost every day. There are several legends surrounding this temple.


Like other parts of Bali, surfing is a popular activity on the beaches of Seminyak and its surroundings. Although the spots here aren’t as big as those in Kuta or Uluwatu, the waves are enough to keep a surf novice happy. The surf season is from April to November, and the best time of day is early morning. Some of the larger beachfront hotels have their own lifeguards to watch surfers and swimmers on Seminyak’s beaches.

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Amidst the modern buildings that adorn Seminyak in Bali, the Pura Petitenget temple stands proud and distinct. Located just off the town’s main beach; This serene and well-preserved Hindu temple is well worth visiting, especially if you are already at the beach. Descend by the temple before sunset so you can admire how the softening light touches the intricate features of the temple. Just be sure to bring a sarong to wrap your legs around as it is a requirement to visit any temple in Bali.

At 6 p.m., consider walking along Seminyak Beach to experience a free, beautiful show that puts the sun out over the blue ocean.

Outdoor dining near beach in seminyak
Outdoor dining near beach in Seminyak. Photo credit: Piqsels (Public Domain)

What to do and see in Seminyak for 1 day?

Stay in a private villa

Stay in a private villa, indulge in a spa, treat yourself to designer clothes in an upscale boutique or simply relax on the beach in Seminyak, the chic alternative to bustling Kuta.

Check out this villa: Villa in Seminyak | Villa Carissa, 3 bedrooms Villa With a Private Pool

Beaches are quieter

On the road north to Seminyak from Kuta, either following the coast or via Jalan Legian, you will notice a change in mood. The beaches are quieter, the buildings more glitzy and the goods in the shops more expensive. All these differences have allowed Seminyak to forge its identity, that of a chic destination.

Shopping in Seminyak

You can easily spend an entire day shopping in Seminyak. Here you will find the most famous brands and independent boutiques. Prices are high compared to other parts of Bali, but still lower than those found in western countries. Jalan Laksmana is home to many designer boutiques, while at Seminyak Square you can pick up bargains away from the hustle and bustle of the high streets.

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Bali’s best restaurants, many located along Jalan Kayu Aya and Petitenget 

Come mealtime, Bali’s best restaurants, many located along Jalan Petitenget, will satiate your stomach. Lunch or dinner on a rooftop terrace is common here: order a cold beer or a cocktail and nonchalantly watch the hustle and bustle of the street. Read also: Restaurants in Seminyak including Bars and Nightlife, Fun and Places To Go Out

Temple of Petitenget

To experience traditional Bali, head straight for the Temple of Petitenget, a typical ornate structure near the beach. Many religious ceremonies often take place there, sometimes down to the beach.


To regain your strength, book a treatment in the many wellness centers in the area. You can also go sunbathing on the beach where it is much easier to find a quiet spot than on the Kuta coast. Seminyak Beach offers some of the calmest waves on the island, ideal for trying your hand at surfing. Along Double Six Beach, you can indulge in horseback riding, enjoy a massage or sip a fresh fruit cocktail.

To get the most out of Seminyak, get around on foot. Traffic is often heavy and public transport is not very efficient. You can also rent a bicycle or moped or take a taxi from Seminyak Square. Read also: Tips for Scooter Travelers in Bali | Safety, Price, Road conditions, Driving license and Insurance

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