Seminyak is unexceptional in the lists of most travellers who come to Bali. It is the home for high-end accommodation, world-class restaurants, shopping boutiques, beach clubs and rooftop bars. Located in the same coastline as Kuta Beach, however, Seminyak is less crowded and touristy.
There are many reasons to come to Seminyak especially for the good waves, magical sunset and also amazing beach clubs, bars and cafes. If you are also thinking to visit Seminyak, here is our amazing list of things to do in Seminyak.
Join a Surfing Class
Similar to the neighbour Kuta Beach, Seminyak is also famous for the good waves. Many surfers all over the world come to beach to tame the wave. No worries if you are in the beginner level because there is surfing class to sign up.
You can opt for surfing class with professional instructor but expect the price to be a bit expensive. If you do not wish to surfing, you can try pedalling which is also a popular activity in Seminyak.
Do Not Forget Beach Club
Seminyak is the home for many fancy beach clubs. The iconic pick should be Ku De Ta or Potato Head but there are also other choices as well.
There should be a day when you can have a lazy breakfast, swim in the pool at day, watch the sun sets, sip to god cocktail in the evening, and dine in fine restaurant in the beach clubs.
That day will be in one of the beach clubs in Seminyak.
Pump Your Adrenaline
Adventurous activity may be limited in Seminyak because most people spend the day surfing or just sun bathing. However, it does not mean that there is no adrenaline-pumping activity in Seminyak.
These are is some of the popular things to do in Seminyak Bali for the more adventurous activity.
- Scuba diving – the scuba diving school based in Seminyak offers safety diving experience. If you are experienced diver, you can just sign up for dive trip but if you are beginner, the professional instructor will be pleased to teach you.
- Bungee jumping – if you are staying in Double Six Nightclub, you will find the adrenaline-pumping bungee jumping. Feel the adrenaline from jumping at 45m tower. In addition to the adventure, the bungee jumping is more famous at night.
Visit Art Gallery
Even though not as famous as Ubud, art galleries in Seminyak are also worth a visit. The common art galleries to visit are:
- Nyaman art gallery – this art gallery mostly show Balinese and Indonesian arts. It emphasizes on supporting new talent. The art pieces include a huge collection of wearable arts, painting, ceramics, and sculpture. If you are interested in one art piece, most arts are open for sale.
- Theatre art gallery – as the name suggest, Theatre Art Gallery focus on exhibiting Indonesian puppets which known as wayang. There are wide collections of Indonesian puppets both antique and newer piece.
- Bali Trick Art Gallery – this place has become one of the favourite places for photography. The 3D paintings in the museum make your photos looks real. Plus, there are over 80 paintings where you can make a unique picture.
Count Your Blessing at Pura
Most of temples or Pura in Bali are open for public visit. The place is great for self-reflection even though you are not a Balinese people. The quiet ambience of the Pura gives you time to think about life, count your blessing, and get rid of negativity.
This is one of the more popular things to do in Seminyak Bali.
The famous pura in Seminyak area is Pura Petitenget and Pura Masceti. If you are lucky, you can also see some ceremonies as well.
Shop Till Drop
Seminyak is heaven for shoppers. There are abundant boutique shops from world-class brands to small gallery selling clothes, jewelry, and home décor. The highest concentration of shops is located in Jalan Laksmana.
Make sure to make some time to shop or just walk through the shopping heaven.
Be sure to fill up your luggage with accessories and unique goodies for family and friends at home.
Do Not Miss the Sunset
The sunset in Seminyak is just magical and it is something not to be missed. When it comes to sunset, the beach really comes to a life with locals and visitors gather in the beach.
There are also plenty amazing places where you can have sunset dinner and stay until night.
You can relax by the beach from noon and stay until sunset or night.
Clubbing All Night
Even though most clubs are concentrated in Kuta, but the nightlife in Seminyak is as much as ever. There are some bars and clubs to spend the night. The nightclubs in Seminyak are perfect if you want party in style.
The liveliest time of the year to party should be Friday and Saturday but during peak season you can dance on the beach even in weekdays.
Stay in Private Villa
Private villas or unique hotel is the place where you should stay while in Seminyak. There are many hotels with amazing beachfront, private pool villas, and hotels with good ambience which will make your stay as wonderful as ever.
If you are lucky, there are also stay in villa or hotel with great photo spot.
Eat Good Food
When in Seminyak, be sure to eat good food in the area. Restaurants in Seminyak range from five-starred to street stalls with various kind of food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The price of the food also varies according where the restaurant is.
The cuisine options is also abundant from Balinese, Javanese, Indonesian, to International fusion cuisine are available. If it is possible, you can also sign up to cooking class which offers market visit and hands on cooking lesson.
This should be a fun activity even though you rarely cook on your own.
Where to Stay on Seminyak Bali
Seminyak has a good variety of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out and give you an idea of what is available in Seminyak if you are planning to visit Seminyak.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Lotus Tirta Seminyak
Rating 8.6, Prices start from $26 for Double room
This property is 10 minutes walk from the beach. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.
At the hotel, every room includes a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. Each room comes with a private bathroom with a shower, while certain rooms also offer pool views.
Villa Kresna Boutique and Suites
Rating 8.7, Prices start from $55 for Double room
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Centrally located in Seminyak and Suites offers luxury suites surrounded by tropical gardens. Free Wi-Fi is available.
The air-conditioned suites are decorated with natural colours and art works. They come with a wide-screen flat-screen TV, DVD player and a safe. A minibar and coffee & tea set are also provided. Select suites feature an outdoor dining area.
M Suite Bali
Rating 8.7, Prices start from $33 for Double room
This property is 18 minutes walk from the beach. Featuring an outdoor pool with a sundeck, it also provides free Wi-Fi access throughout the property.
Fitted with a private terrace or balcony, air-conditioned rooms are well-appointed with a flat-screen satellite TV, in-room safe and an electric kettle. Bath or shower facilities are included in the private bathrooms.
Finally, once you visit Seminyak, you will have plenty of options to visit, explore, discover and with many more things to do in Seminyak Bali. Seminyak is more than just a beach town full with surfers but it is the home for shoppers and nightlife seeker.
It is highly advisable to stay in private villa or unique hotels, eat good food and enjoy the sunset when you are in Seminyak. You can also indulge your spirituality in visiting temples and pura.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Seminyak Bali has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go too.