Seminyak - Cities and Areas - Things to do and see in Bali

10 Best Things to do in Seminyak

The little Seminyak Travel Guide

Seminyak - Bali's sophisticated nightlife and shopping area

Seminyak, located in the north of Kuta and Legian, is Bali’s sophisticated shopping and nightlife area. Most nightclubs and plenty of the accommodation available are high-end. It is also Bali’s villa district and the home of many expatriates.

Seminyak can be described as a mix of Nusa Dua and Kuta as it has the flavour of Nusa Dua’s Exclusivity and the nightlife of Kuta.

Nusa Dua - Exclusive Area
(Nusa Dua - The exclusive area in the south)

However it looks like Seminyak will not be able to keep its glamour. The roads are not in the best shape, traffic has become very heavy and the Kuta Party People have declared Seminyak as their territory.

Nevertheless, Seminyak is also very popular for its beach club area, stretching along double six, Bali’s Entertainment Beach Area. Cocoon Beach Club, Ku De Ta Beach Club and Potato Head are competing for the title “Best Beach Club in Bali”.

Canggu, located north of Seminyak, is another exclusive area but not as crowded as Seminyak and the perfect place for weddings and honeymooners. Togetherness is guaranteed.

Weddings at Seminyak Beach
(Popular for weddings - Seminyak Beach)

Seminyak is still the perfect place for people who are looking for a sophisticated nightlife scene and want to spend money on cocktails and shopping.

10 tips - Things to do in Seminyak:

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Tip 1 - Beach Bar-Hopping

Enjoy the beach clubs in the double six area. Find out when they have their promo hours to make it cheaper and you won't be going home sober!

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Tip 2 - Go to Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot, as Bali’s one and only offshore temple, should be visited at least once. The tour from Seminyak to Tanah Lot should not take longer than 45 minutes (Depending on traffic and your exact location)

Tanah Lot - Must See Attraction in Bali
(Must see attraction close to Seminyak - Tanah Lot)

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Tip 3 - Go shopping

Seminyak is a shopping paradise and very well known for its High-End Shopping. All Big Brands have at least one store in Seminyak. Additionally, bargaining is always a good idea!

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Tip 4 - Learn how to surf with a local

In case you take this tip seriously, don’t choose a big surfing school. Support the local businesses and you can find plenty of them on Seminyak  Beach. The price is cheaper, the service is probably better, the training is more personal and you can support local businesses.

Kuta and Seminyak Beach - Learning surfing from a local
(Learn how to surf at Kuta and Seminyak Beach)

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Tip 5 - Yoga in Seminyak ?

Yes you are right; we were also a little surprised when we heard about a nice Yoga place in Seminyak. Seminyak usually does not go hand in hand with spiritual things. However it is great to have a company such as Lyengar Yoga in Seminyak to diversify the offered attractions.

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Tip 6 - Escape to Sanur at least once

Seminyak and Kuta are very busy. Is it time to see something different?! Sanur can be reached easily by Taxi and it costs about 10 USD to go there (Ask for meter in the Taxi!) Sanur is sleepy and has absolutely no traffic at all. Ask the driver to take you to the waterside promenade.  Stroll around, have your seafood dinner and enjoy some drinks in one of the bars (some of them are also open till 2 or 3am).

Sanur Beach Promenade
(Relax at Sanur Beach Promenade)

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Tip 7 - Go to Best Beach Club

Without a doubt, Bali’s Top 3 Beach Clubs are located in Seminyak. Cocoon Beach Club, Ku De Ta Beach Club and Potato Head all stand for sophisticated Parties. Every Beach Club has its own charisma and we don’t want to recommend one or other. It is up to you to find out which one is most suitable for you. However, the one thing all top 3 Beach Clubs have in common is; they are all wonderful places to watch the sunset and enjoy an afternoon cocktail!

Cocoon Bech Club - 66 Area Seminyak


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Tip 8 - Seminyak Market

At the opposite of Seminyak Square you can still find a smaller local market. If you love to negotiate, stroll around a little and enjoy Seminyak Square after you have finished.

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Tip 9 - Join a Cooking Class

Bali’s culinary dishes are unique and attract people from all over the world. Learn how to cook the Balinese way and surprise your friends back home. Prepare a Balinese dish whenever you need a break. It will help to calm you down and bring back memories of your Bali holiday! Please ask your friendly hotel staff for further information!

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Tip 10 Enjoy a Spa

Shopping and Partying, can both be stressful. Do you need a break from your holiday? Nearly every High-End Villa, Resort and Hotel offers great Spa opportunities and won't be difficult for you to find exactly what you are looking for.

Anantara Spa Seminyak - Spa with a great view
(Great views from the Rooftop Spa - Anantara Spa Seminyak)

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