Seminyak Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 75%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (28)
- SeminyakMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Dec 24, 2013
I really like Seminyak. Definitely my favorite part of the island this close to Kuta. No doubt, it is well touristed but the restaurants, bars, and hotels here are a bit more classy and it isn't quite the meat market that you'll find in Kuta.
A good compromise between a desire for nightlife and infrastructure and the desire to get away from it all.
- SeminyakJul 11, 2013
Some says that Seminyak is the "Beverly Hills" of Bali. I think so too. It is overpriced, most store carry local designer with European flair and crowded. Definitely not a place for bargain hunter. Great place to meet young couple or "bule" with money (for real). Stay in a private villa, shop a USD 200-400 clothing and USD 100 bag and splurge while in Seminyak. Eat at Warung Made and visit local jewelry store. You definitely wont find a $5 Bali bag here. I like it - I will visit once or twice, but definitely wont linger, as it is, as I said, overpriced.
- SeminyakMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 18, 2013
Seminyak is the upscale, trendy side of Bali - you want to check out the great arts and clothing boutiques here for some items you can't find at home. Not everything is super expensive and you will have a nice time walking up and down the main street. The beach is also near by and quite pleasant.
- SeminyakMember ofFamily TravelersDec 24, 2013
"Too cool for school" Seminyak is one Asia's finest strips for classy bars, fine dining and good designer homewares and clothes. Even the beach here is good!
Stay in one of the 5* resorts, such as The Legian, The Oberoi. W, or The Seminyak or alternatively get yourself a private villa with pool and staff.
Must do's include:
Eating at MamaSan, Metis or Sardine.
Drink at Ku De Ta, PotatoHead or Hu'u Bar.
Massage at any of the resorts or checkout Bodyworks.
Shop for clothes at Shakuhachi, Magali Pascal or Allegra.
- SeminyakMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Dec 24, 2013
Seminyak is a great alternative to Kuta if you're looking for a less backpacky, more family friendly or upscale experience. Jalan Oberoi (Jalan means road) has a bunch of tasty sit down restaurants that cater to westerners. You can get a high quality Italian meal for around $6 US. We stayed in Kuta and heard accommodation may be a bit more expensive in Seminyak.
If you're into shopping, there are unique little boutique shops in Seminyak as well. Standard groceries can also be found at the Bintang Supermarket.
It doesn't have the Balinese charm of other areas, but considering how many vendors constantly approach tourists in Kuta it may be a nice alternative to that area.
The beach is cleaner that Kuta beach with waves that are a bit bigger than Kuta for the beginner/intermediate surfers.
- SeminyakJul 04, 2012
Possibly one of the greatest beach experiences I've ever had, even with all of the people. We stayed away from central Seminyak (which can be busy, with a lot of tourists and people trying to sell you things) and instead focused our short amount of time on the beach restaurants that provide music, food and drinks while you sit in bean bag chairs and watch the surfers in the water. You can also get up and go swimming anytime. At the tail end of our trip around the world, this was one of the most wonderful experiences. Truly a paradise for relaxing and enjoying yourself.
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