9 Best Things To Do in Seminyak, Bali 9 Best Things To Do in Seminyak, Bali

9 Best Things To Do in Seminyak, Bali

Seminyak in Bali is a beautiful resort area to spend your holiday and get your fix of white beaches, delicious food, and relaxation time. Instead of following a 3-week Bali Route, base yourself in a stunning hotel or villa in Seminyak and do day trips from there. The walkable center of the town is filled with local and international shopping, world-class restaurants, and stunning beach clubs. Find out all the things to do in Seminyak.

Things to do in Seminyak, Bali

Seminyak is the less popular brother of Kuta, yet it is much more laid back and has less of a party scene. Seminyak has a big main road, but behind that are loads of quiet and laid-back streets.

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1. Beach Clubs in Seminyak

Seminyak is popular for its long great beach, and many trendy beach clubs are located right on the beach. All have drinks, meals, and sometimes even a pool to spend your day. This list below shows the difference between each beach club in Seminyak. 

Potato Head Beachclub 

Potato Head is the beach club of the beach clubs in Seminyak, combining unique architecture and decoration with its seaside pool and courtyard area. It is super picturesque and a great place to spend your day. The entry is free and a daybed requires a minimum spend of 500,000 IDR (35 USD) but that’s totally worth your money! 

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Mano Beachhouse

One of the newest places in Seminyak is Mano Beachhouse. This beautiful bohemian-style beach club has a pool, a courtyard for relaxing, tasty meals, and a minimum spend of ‘just’ 100,000 IDR per person. A huge plus is although they are located right on the beach, they are very well-priced. 

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La Plancha Bali 

A bit less fancy or you just want to be with your feet in the sand? La Plancha is not a beach club but a colorful restaurant and bar right on the beach. Grab a beanbag and some drinks and spend the afternoon chilling on the beach.

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Ku De Ta 

Ku De Ta beach club is where you would go for world-class dining, designer cocktails and one of the best sunsets. Countless parties with international DJs are organized making it a leader in the beach club scene. 

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2. Seminyak Shopping

Local and international brands of Balinese handicrafts are all for sale in Seminyak. Small eye-pleasing boutique shops are all over town, making shopping for clothing or gifts a perfect thing to do in Seminyak. 

Bali Boat Shed 

You cannot miss Bali Boat Shed due to its colorful outside. With prices ranging from 50 to 200 USD, the pieces are definitely not cheap but the unique prints and flattering shapes are well worth your money.
Location: Jl. Laksamana Basangkasa No.55, Seminyak

Bamboo Blonde

Bamboo Blonde is the most popular Bali brand with many shops all over the island and shipping internationally. Their own production is on top of the last fashion trends, offering good quality and they’re well-priced.
Locations: Seminyak Village and Jl. Raya Seminyak No.16C

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Drifter Surf Shop 

The drifter surf shop is a huge shop with clothing and high-quality swimwear all focused on surfing. Location: Jl. Oberoi, Gang Badung No.50, Seminyak

Souvenir shops 

Hidden next to or behind the fancy, beautiful shops are the souvenir shops, sometimes selling items similar to the popular brand but less expensive. The Bali straw bags in all shapes and sizes, summer tops, dresses, and beautiful interior accessories. Get ready to bargain, and get at least 30% off the price.

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3. Eat, Eat & Eat at the Best Restaurants in Seminyak 

The variety of restaurants in Seminyak are endless. Delicious Indonesian dining, Italian pizzas or Instagrammable smoothie bowls. Not to mention the stunning design of most of the restaurants in Seminyak. If you’re a foodie, Seminyak will please your tastebuds! A selection of the best restaurants:

  • Be Kind – Super picturesque smoothie bowls (all vegan)
  • Flat Stanley – Delicious pizzas!
  • Clean Canteen – A tasty mix of everything (vegan options)
  • Coffee Cartel – Boutique coffee shop
  • Neon Palms – Breakfast, tapas, and cocktails.  (Located above Bali Boat Shed)
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4. A day trip to Nusa Penida Island

Nusa Penida is a must-do experience in Bali. This island offers some of the most jaw-dropping views in the world. A day trip means taking a 30-minute boat ride to Nusa Penida at 8 AM and exploring the island with a private driver. Visit Kelingking viewpoint, hike down to the beach if you feel like an adventure, and spend time at the palm-tree ringed Crystal Bay.

Here’s how to do a Nusa Penida day tour and arrange transport.

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5. Get pampered in a luxury Seminyak villa or resort

Experience the real holiday feeling in your own luxury Seminyak villa or private room in the beachside resorts. A beautiful and huge selection of resorts and villas are available in Seminyak, from one room with a private pool to a complete house with an open living room, massages, and your own cook; it’s the ultimate thing to do in Seminyak!

Our favorites are The Elysian Villas and Villa Air Bali Boutique Resort & Spa

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6. Waterfalls, Rice Terraces & Monkies in Ubud

Explore the green surroundings of the popular art village Ubud. Book a guided tour exploring the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, bath in a Bali waterfall, and get close with monkies in the Ubud Monkey Forest. Ubud is a 1-hour drive and a day tour from your resort or villa is a great thing to do from Seminyak. 

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7. Seminyak Beach time

Seminyak beach is a beautiful wide beach, and compared to Canggu’s beaches, Seminyak’s beaches are white. Together with Petitengat beach is a long stretch of sand as far as the eye can see. Day beds are available to rent at local sheds and should be priced at around 50,000 IDR for half a day (get ready to bargain). For an unforgettable sunset at the beach you can book a beach horse riding experience.

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8. Day trip to Canggu

Canggu is a village that attracts a lot of nomads spending time on their computers and king of the vegan cafes. It has great restaurants and beach clubs like The Lawn, La Brisa, and Finns but the surroundings are Canggu’s real charm. Visit the Tanah Lot Temple and the rice paddies road leading towards the temple. Canggu is a 20-minute drive by car or motorbike from Seminyak (without traffic).

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9. Surf!

Although Seminyak is not the top place for surfing in Bali, like Uluwatu or Kuta, it has a few good spots to catch beginner waves. Ask one of the surf schools for a lesson, and you’ll be standing before you know it.

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Best Seminyak Hotels & Villas

The hotels and villas in Seminyak are some of the best in Bali. The location is near the beach and day trips like Ubud and Nusa Penida, making it a very convenient area to stay.

How to get to Seminyak

Seminyak is located a short 30 minutes driving from the international airport. Arrange a driver beforehand to get a decent price and not having to bargain with the taxi drivers at the airport. Alternatively, use GoJek or Grab to order a taxi online, however, you need to buy a sim card which might up some extra time while you’re already tired at the airport.

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Budget for Seminyak

You can make your stay in Seminyak as affordable or expensive as you like. There are accommodations and restaurants of every price range. Eat locally, stay in guesthouses, and skip the beach clubs, and you won’t spend more than 45 USD a day.

Costs of Traveling in Seminyak

Travel on a budget in Seminyak, from $130 − $170 USD weekly per person, mid-range $300 − $730 USD, and high-end from $710 − $1160 USD. However, costs depend on factors like accommodation, transportation, and activities. We did not include flights. Check flight prices here

29/02/2024 https://www.saltinourhair.com/bali/seminyak/
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  • Ellen

    Thanks for the best travel tips.
    Update: Minimum spend at Mano beach house is now 500.000 per person and charges extra for towels.

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