Seminyak is a bustling resort town on the southern coast of Bali. For years, it was one of the country’s best kept secrets. Today, however – that secret’s out. Super hip travellers know that Seminyak is definitely the place to see and be seen in Bali. From chic boutiques and upscale hotels to beach bars and resort spas – Seminyak has something for even the most discerning traveller.
If you are ready to experience some of the things that makes Seminyak unique, start at the Petitenget Temple. Built in the 16th century as part of a chain of sea shrines created to protect the island, Petitenget Temple is still very much a cultural focal point today. You can wander the ancient courtyard full of mini-shrines and statues at your leisure. The temple has a number of festive days throughout the year where you can see folk dancers perform and purchase fare from the local vendors. Be mindful to respect local customs and wear appropriate clothing when visiting the temple.
Seminyak has a number of flagship stores featuring world-class designers as well as local boutique fashions. However, if you want to experience all the best shopping in Seminyak at once – a trip to Seminyak Square is in order. The square is a combination of mall and open air market where you will find two levels of stores, local vendor stalls, outlets and boutiques. There are also several restaurants and cafes in the square as well as a rooftop terrace. Seminyak Square Hotel, which is a small boutique style hotel of two dozen rooms, for travelers who want to stay in the middle of this bustling shopping district.
The beaches in Seminyak are some of the best in the world. Not only are they aesthetically appealing with their natural, pristine beauty, they are also home to some of the most desirable accommodations and most popular entertainment venues in the country. Whether it’s a lively nightlife scene you’re looking for ( ku De ta, Potato Head ete etc), a laid back beach club to have a beer or a quaint restaurant to have a nice meal – you’ll find it along the beaches of Seminyak. And, once you’ve had your fill of dining and dancing, you can always find a secluded stretch of beach to relax in the sand, take in a sunset or brush up on your surfing skills.
Seminyak is home to some of the most prestigious resort hotels in the world. Fine dining, full service spas and upscale suites just some of the perks you will find at Seminyak’s four and five star hotels. However, if you are looking for more traditional accommodations, there are also a number of Seminyak hotels that offer tropical villas for rent as well – some of which come with their own private pool. Of course, if you want more of a local vibe for your stay, there are also private homes for rent on a holiday basis as well. Look around and see what best suits your needs and strikes your fancy. You won’t be disappointed!