Seminyak today is Bali’s up-and-coming fashion, dining and accommodation precinct, an upmarket coastal enclave just north of Legian and Kuta. Situated some 10 km from Denpasar, capital city of Bali, Seminyak stretches from Double Six Street in the south and morphs into the villages of Kerobokan and Umalas, north of Pura Petitenget temple. Although it may be somewhat difficult to stipulate where precisely Kuta, Legian or Seminyak begin or end, but one thing is clear: Seminyak is certainly in a class all its own. The atmosphere here is much more sophisticated and laid-back compared to Kuta, while the beach in particular is relatively quieter during the day.
Seminyak is part of the main west coast conurbation in South Bali and traffic can get very congested at times. From Kuta and Legian, the Legian Street runs parallel with the beach, and at its western limit continues as Seminyak Street. You can also get to Seminyak via the eastern by pass of Sunset Street. This is almost invariably the quicker route from Kuta and Legian into Seminyak, although it is actually further distance-wise.
Top Things to do in Seminyak
- Explore Pura Petitenget – the ancient Hindu temple
- Scuba diving – Advanced Scuba Diving are based in Seminyak they can take you out to the best dive sites in the region.
- Visit Nyaman Gallery – representing Bali based artists and international artists of varying styles.
- Horse riding along the beach – you can hire horses and take long rides along the scenic Pig Stone beach and through the nearby rice fields through Kuda P Stables.
- Relax the afternoon away and rev up into party mode as night falls at Ku De Ta‘s beachfront bar
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Our Hotel Pick at Seminyak
Featuring an outdoor pool and pool views, Villa Samudra Raya is located in Seminyak. This villa has free private parking, room service and free WiFi.
The air-conditioned villa consists of 5 separate bedrooms, 1 bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries, and a seating area. There’s a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge.
Seminyak is a mixed tourist residential area on the west coast of Bali in Indonesia, just north of Kuta and Legian.
Originally a separate township, this is now another suburb of Kuta. This area is very popular with resident expatriates and land and accommodation prices are amongst the highest in Bali. Plenty of luxury spas and hotels abound. Owing to its high density of high-end shopping, combined with the clustering of many fine eating establishments, it has rapidly become one of the most well-known tourist areas on the island.
In addition to a few commercial strips with popular and lively restaurants, bars, villas, and good crafts/furniture shops, there are a few notable establishments: Ku Dé Ta, which is a bar/restaurant with a cult following based on its beach side/semi-resort atmosphere that has earned it the title of number one party spot in various magazines, and Oberoi, which is an expensive hotel with a worldwide reputation. Jalan Raya Seminyak (more often referred to as Jalan Legian), runs parallel with the beach, bisecting the district and acts as its main road artery.
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