Seminyak isn’t a traditional Balinese village and it isn’t for visitors looking for relaxation, but it has a charm all its own. Seminyak is located on the southwest coast of the island, directly adjacent to Kuta and Legian, and can be reached in around 30 minutes via private car or taxi service.
Seminyak Best Things to Do
Just like the title suggests, this tour takes you to some of the most important cultural sights in all of Indonesia. You’ll get to see some of the oldest sacred monuments as well as some of the most well-known. These historic sites are situated in the stunning Balinese countryside, which is a national treasure all by itself.
8 hrsFrom $125
Take this high-end dining tour to try the full breadth of Balinese cuisine, with specialties from different regions. On this tour, you’ll visit four of Bali’s most highly lauded restaurants in Seminyak, which is one of Bali’s top culinary destinations.
4 hrsFrom $310
When the popularity of Kuta and Legian became too much for many visitors to handle, Seminyak soon became the next Bali hotspot. Expats and tourists began flocking to the swanky beachfront clubs, sprawling resorts, and upscale restaurants. There's also a nice selection of swanky shops.
Seminyak is now just as bustling as its neighbors and the beachfront draws a crowd, although it's typically less crowded than Kuta or Legian beach. Visitors flock to Seminyak for the sunset. Beach bars offer brightly colored bean bags and traditional Balinese umbrellas where visitors can sip a cocktail while they watch the sun go down.
If you’re visiting Bali for tranquility, rice fields, and a true cultural experience, it’s best to bypass Seminyak. It’s a great stop for visitors who want nightlife, shopping, and easy access to the Denpasar airport.