If you’re heading to Seminyak, Bali, this season with only a handful of days up your sleeve, you can still get a taste of what this vibrant area has to offer. Here’s our guide on things to see and do:
Head to the ever popular Body Works Spa for a relaxing spa treatment that will leave you serene and supple. The spa offers an extensive spa menu and treatments ranging from massages, body scrubs to hair treatments and facials. The most luxurious treatment on the menu includes an ancient Balinese technique called Mandi Lulur, which involves a traditional Balinese massage followed by a fragrant body scrub made out of cinnamon, turmeric, sandalwood and rice. While you are being pampered, enjoy one of the many freshly made fruit juices that the spa offers on its drinks menu.
If you feel like exploring some cultural sights, visit some of the temples in the region. Two of the more famous ones are Pura Petitenget, located right by Seminyak beach, and the Tanah Lot Temple, approximately a 40 minutes drive from Seminyak. The former is a cultural landmark that has seen centuries pass since it was built in the 11th century. Here’s a hot tip: Don’t forget to bring a sarong when visiting the temple to wear around your waist, and go just before sunset for postcard perfect views.
Continue your day of luxury at the restaurant Mejekawi and enjoy the food creations of top chefs Phillip Davenport, Ben Cross and Will Goldfarb. The restaurant is renowned for its unusual pairing of ingredients and transforming them into truly unique dishes that are sure to ignite your taste buds. While you dine enjoy the gorgeous views of the beachfront and watch the famous Bali sunset.
If you’re looking for adventure after your day of rest and recuperation, we have the just the right thing for you. Start your day with a good breakfast at one of the many cafe’s in the area. For a great coffee or a range of exotic and fresh juices head to the Sisterfields or Sea Circus.
After a hearty breakfast, make your way to Echo Beach. This area has become increasingly popular with surfers and swimmers alike. You can sunbathe or walk along the coast, but for a more memorable experience, get a surf lesson and take to the waves.
If surfing isn’t for you, head on over to Seminyak Beach and participate in a guided horse back ride down the velvety sand for a truly unique experience and some fun holiday snaps.
After your time in the surf, dry yourself off and wander down to Seminyak Square. The heart of the city is bustling with colourful shops and street vendors. Browse through the stylish boutiques for fashionable clothing to add to your wardrobe or pick out some unique souvenirs. Don’t miss out on the open-air market on the ground level and make sure to stop by Vinoti Living which sells beautiful homewares that would make perfect gifts for your loved ones back home.
When the sun sets, head over to one of the many restaurants to nourish yourself. Warung Sobat will give you an authentic Balinese experience. The place is family owned and offers classic Indonesian food that’s perfect to enjoy during a casual dinner.
Have a breather after a busy day and enjoy the delectable cuisine and ambiance. After you’ve had your last mouthful of dessert and that last sip of your cocktail, head on over to one of Seminyak’s many bars to continue your night.
WooBar is a popular haunt for people who want a chic, modern environment and world class musical delights. DJs and musicians as well as other performers show off their talents for your entertainment. Enjoy the beats from one of the beanbags or sun beds, or get up and hit the dance floor.
When you arrive in Seminyak, you might be overwhelmed with all of the things there are to see and do. Keep it simple, give yourself some down time, and you will still be able to get the best of what this great area has to offer.