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Seminyak
Travel Guide

Double Six Beach showing tropical scenes and a beach

Stay in a luxurious villa, indulge in spa treatments, shop for high-end clothing or simply relax on the beach at Seminyak, the upmarket alternative to busy Kuta.

As you make your way to Seminyak north from Kuta, either along the beachfront or along the Jalan Legian road, you soon begin to notice the change in atmosphere. The beaches are quieter, the buildings grander and the wares in the shops more expensive. These distinctions have helped Seminyak forge its identity as the destination for the upmarket Bali traveler.

Shopping in Seminyak can fill an entire day and more. You’ll find all the major labels alongside locally owned shops. Prices are expensive compared to other areas of Bali, but are still likely to be cheaper than you will find in most Western countries. Jalan Laksmana has many designer stores, while Seminyak Square offers the chance to pick up a bargain away from the bustle of the main streets.

When it’s time to eat, choose from a number of Bali’s finest restaurants, many of which are located along Jalan Petitenget. Rooftop dining is a popular pastime here, so choose your table, order a cold beer or cocktail and watch the bustle of the street below.

See the traditional side of the region at the Petitenget Temple, a typically ornate Balinese structure close to the beach. Keep an eye out for one of the many religious ceremonies that often spill out onto the shore.

When it’s time to recharge, book a treatment at one of the many spas in the area. Alternatively, head to the beach, where finding a spot to yourself is far easier than further down the coast at Kuta. Seminyak Beach has some of the gentlest waves on the island, so it’s a great spot to try surfing. Along the shore at Double Six Beach you can go horse riding, get a massage or enjoy a fresh fruit cocktail.

It’s best to get around Seminyak on foot. Traffic is often congested and public transport not easy to come by. Alternatively, rent a bicycle or moped, or take a taxi from Seminyak Square.

Where to stay in Seminyak

W Bali - Seminyak
W Bali - Seminyak
5 out of 5
Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Bali
The price is ¥17,522 per night from May 13 to May 14
Located in Kuta Utara, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Masceti Temple, Batu Belig Beach, and Petitenget Beach. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (996 reviews)
"Very nice hotel right on the beach. Ocean view rooms are real ocean view as you are right at the beach. The waves do get a little noisy at times."

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2021

W Bali - Seminyak
The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa
The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach, Seminyak, Bali
The price is ¥18,100 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Located in Seminyak, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Seminyak Square, Double Six Beach, and Legian Beach. Batu ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (810 reviews)
"The hotel is beautiful and the general service was excellent. The restaurant service was very slow and the meals we had in the evening was below expectations - considerably. Generally the food was not to the standard I would have expected from a hotel if this standard."

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa
Nyuh Bali Luxury Villas
Nyuh Bali Luxury Villas
4.5 out of 5
Jalan Bali Deli No. 99, Seminyak, Bali
The price is ¥12,441 per night from May 18 to May 19
Located in Sunset Road, this luxury villa is within a 15-minute walk of Sunset Point Shopping Centre and Eat Street. Seminyak Square and Petitenget Beach are ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (161 reviews)
5 stars - 100% would recommend!
"We stayed here for 5 nights over NYE and had the most amazing time! Staff are all very friendly and accommodating. They provided the best service and have adapted well to new restrictions due to covid-19. The villas are stunning and have all of the essentials. The food was great and served in a timely ..."

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Nyuh Bali Luxury Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Nyuh Bali Luxury Villas
Nyuh Bali Luxury Villas
4.5 out of 5
Jalan Bali Deli No. 99, Seminyak, Bali
The price is ¥12,441 per night from May 18 to May 19
Located in Sunset Road, this luxury villa is within a 15-minute walk of Sunset Point Shopping Centre and Eat Street. Seminyak Square and Petitenget Beach are ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (161 reviews)
5 stars - 100% would recommend!
"We stayed here for 5 nights over NYE and had the most amazing time! Staff are all very friendly and accommodating. They provided the best service and have adapted well to new restrictions due to covid-19. The villas are stunning and have all of the essentials. The food was great and served in a timely ..."

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Nyuh Bali Luxury Villas
Space Villas Bali
Space Villas Bali
5 out of 5
Jl. Drupadi 8, Seminyak, Bali
Located in Drupadi, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Eat Street and Gado Gado Beach. Seminyak Square and TAKSU Bali Gallery are also within 1 mi (2 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)
Amazing service
"Amazing customer service"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Space Villas Bali
Akara Villas
Akara Villas
4 out of 5
Jl. Petitenget Gg. Cempaka, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Bali
The price is ¥20,459 per night from May 18 to May 19
Located in Kuta Utara, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Masceti Temple, Eat Street, and Seminyak Beach. Seminyak Square and Petitenget Beach are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)
Excellent property
"Stay was good . Staff was friendly."

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2020

Akara Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Seminyak

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 7, 2020

Seminyak in the heart of shopping has become more run down. This new property is a bit away from that but close enough to shop and live with the craziness when you want.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 1, 2020

Quite a few things to see and do around town. Highly recommend Seminyak Square and outlying area around there. Take the time to look in to tours locally and utilize the villa staff. They are very helpful in finding things to do.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 31, 2020

Great location, close to many bars, restaurants, grocery stores, and walkable to the beach.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 31, 2019

Love!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 27, 2019

It’s a nice area as a stopover for going to Lovina

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 14, 2019

Everyone was super nice and very attentive. My wife and I loved it here!

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