A guide to Seminyak, Bali

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Seminyak, I would say, is a pretty touristy spot. Nevertheless, Seminyak still remains to keep it’s cool and hip vibe despite the number of tourists it satisfies.

One thing that was amazing about Seminyak was how it catered for such a diverse variety of people. I noticed everyone from families with young children and newlyweds to backpackers and old couples. It just didn’t matter one bit. The laid back attitude and friendly nature of Indonesian people is just so welcoming.

How much money should I save for Seminyak?

In short, Bali is generally really good value for money. You can have quite a luxurious holiday here without spending a lot.

For all my Bali budgeting top tips and advice, check out this blog post!

Where is Seminyak?

Seminyak lies on the west coast of Bali, a 30 minute drive from Nguari International Airport in Denpasar, and is a great place to begin or have your Island adventure.

Where should you stay in Seminyak?


  • IZE hotel (on the main street, 10 minute walk to beach)
  • W Hotel

Budget accommodation

Something quirky or in between?

  • AirBnb

Get up to £30 off your first AirBnb stay here.

Cafes and restaurants I loved in Seminyak…

Seminyak (and Bali as a whole) is very health conscious. You really won’t walk far without meeting an organic or vegetarian cafe filled with raw treats, snacks, dishes and drinks. Of course though, if you want to, you’ll still be able to find gelato cafes and pizza pick ups.

Eating well when I’m travelling is still something I struggle with, but consider so important. Bali is 100% right there behind you, giving you endless options to indulge in without the guilt. Some of my favourite spots included…

  • Earth Cafe

  • Nalu Bowls

  • Revolver Cafe

The best coffee in Seminyak!

  • Sisterfields Cafe

The cashew milk cappuccino is one of the best cappuccinos I’ve ever had!

  • Tapas at W Hotel

You don’t need to be staying there to go to the restaurant. Don’t miss out on the killer cocktail list either!

  • La Favella

  • Merah Putin

Traditional Indonesian dishes, dress up or dress down. We shared 8 or 9 small dishes between 3 of us with a cocktail and our bill was £12 each! And, the food was unreal.

Things to do in Seminyak…

  • Watch the sunset on the beach.

The sunset in Seminyak speaks for itself. In fact, I’d say it’s one of the best places in Bali to watch the sun go down.

If you don’t fancy watching the sunset on the beach, try W Hotel, Potato Head Beach Club or La Plancha Beach Club.

I’ll let the pictures do the talking here…

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  • Go scuba diving.

Check out my guide to getting PADI certified here.

  • Go horse riding on the beach from Seminyak to Canggu.

Check out my guide to Canggu here.

  • Relax and kick back on Seminyak’s purest sand at Double Six beach.

  • Explore Seminyak’s famous temples.

Pura Petitenget is a famous sea temple and Pura Masceti is an agricultural temple. Both are beautiful!

  • Enjoy a cocktail or two at a beach club.

Potato Head Beach Bar, Ku De Ta, and La Plancha Beach Bar are particularly well-known!

  • Head to a spa and get a massage.

  • Take a yoga class.

  • Go shopping on Jalan Laksmana.

This is one of Bali’s most famous shopping streets and home to many big Balinese and surfer brands!

  • Take a surfing lesson.

  • Check out new Balinese artists at the Nyaman Gallery.

  • Take in all the bright colours and amazing smells at the Seminyak Night Market.

Have you been to Seminyak?

What were your favourite spots? I’d love to know!

Love as always and happy adventuring,


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A guide to Seminyak, Bali
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