A Guide to Seminyak, Bali

 In Asia, Bali, Indonesia
After finally visiting Seminyak this time around, I can’t believe I missed it out on my Balinese adventure 3 years ago.
And despite only having a few days here, that’s all it took for me to fall head over heels.
I, of course, managed to eat my way around a significant percentage of Seminyak and so now I can share all my knowledge with y’all. Aren’t you a lunch bunch!

The quotes on the walls,

the pretty pastel clothing boutiques,

+ the sunshine beating down on my skin,

had me just as excited as in Byron Bay – and that’s saying something.
{I clearly belong on this side of the world}


Read my adventure in Byron Bay with Contiki here
Read my Guide to Byron Bay here
Read about my first sunny Christmas in Byron Bay here
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.
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.
Working inland from the gorgeous stretch of beach that Seminyak hosts, there is an abundance of gorgeous hippie and surf clothing shops, enough to satisfy the keenest of shoppers.
Alongside being a great place to pick up a bargain, 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 Bali is 100% right there behind you giving you endless options to indulge in without the guilt.

Here are some of my favourite spots in Seminyak:

– Earth Cafe

– Nalu Bowls

– Revolver Cafe

– Sisterfields Cafe

{The cappuccino with cashew nut milk is HANDS DOWN the best cappuccino i’ve ever had, ever.}

Other restaurants I love…

– Tapas at W Hotel

{you don’t need to be staying there + they also have a killer cocktail list!}

– Merah Putin

{Traditional Indonesian dishes :: dress up or dress down:: We shared 8/9 small dishes between 3 of us with a cocktail and our bill was £12 each!} FOOD WAS UNREAL.

– La Favella


One thing that was amazing about Seminyak was how it catered for such a diverse variety of people. I noticed everything from families with young children and newlyweds to backpackers and old couples. It just didn’t matter one bit.

The laid back vibes and friendly nature of Indonesian people is just so welcoming.

As you can see, Seminyak already ticks a lot of boxes, but it doesn’t end there.
Due to its positioning, Seminyak boasts one of the very best spots on the island to watch the sunset from
Take a look for yourself…

Where to watch the sun set:

– W Hotel on a big bed with some tapas and cocktails
– In the pool with a cocktail at Potato Head Beach Club
– La Plancha Beach Club
– On the beach

Accommodation in Seminyak?


– IZE hotel  {on the main street, 10 minute walk to beach}
– W Hotel

Budget Accommodation

– M Hostel
– M Boutique Hostel
– Capsule Hostel

Something quirky / in between?

Search for your perfect listing here!~~~

Seminyak makes for a dreamy Bali experience and is the most popular option for first timers. But as easy as I could set up home in Seminyak, Bali has SO much more to offer, so I would recommend beginning your adventure in Seminyak and travelling around the island.

For a quiet escape… Sanur {read my post on Sanur}

For an active adventure… Mt.Batur {read my post on climbing the volcano}

For surfing and nightlife… Uluwatu

For dolphins… Lovina

For a spiritual experience… Ubud

For an Island adventure… get a 1 hour boat over to The Gili Islands

Have you visited the Seminyak?

Where were your favourite spots?

Thank YOU guys for reading <3

Love as always + happy adventuring,

Mollie x

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