Seminyak is located to the north of Legian and is best described as the place to be seen. Here you will discover a style driven sophisticated atmosphere, champagne and canapés, internationally renowned venues and shopping that Kuta can only dream about. It’s a busy but peaceful suburb that offer a wide range of entertainment, art galleries, fine dining, cheap warungs, world class bars and DJ’s, authentic designer shopping, and much much more. Unlike Kuta, the noise generated by all this fun tends not to intrude into the tranquil environs of your hotel or villa unless you want it to. This style centre starts at Jalan Arjuna (affectionately referred to as Double Six) and continues until the back of Jalan Laksmana or Oberoi.
In Seminyak, you will discover a style driven sophisticated atmosphere, champagne and canapés, internationally renowned venues and shopping that Kuta can only dream about.
Restaurants & Nightlife
Seminyak has a wide range of restaurants stretching from Jalan Raya Seminyak, down to Jalan Abimanyu/Camplung Tanduk and all the way along Jalan Laksmana/Oberoi. These are a motley mix of warungs, trendy café’s, good quality upmarket restaurants and world-renowned trend setting bars. You will find Belgium, Moroccan, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Health Food, and of course, Indonesian plus many more.
Jalan Abimanyu/Camplung Tanduk is known for its wilder parties and world music as well as being a fantastic place to head for a sunset cocktail. Again, you can’t look too far past Jalan Laksmana for a fantastic night out. World-renowned DJ’s frequently play at most of the venues around here. People tend to go out for dinner late and then head out to the bars before hitting Clubs for a night that will last until the sunrise.
Tourist Attractions & Activities
The beach is an extension of Legian and Kuta Beach. In Seminyak, features black sand and a tighter control on what is available for guests to purchase on the sand. People like to use these beaches for an afternoon walk, surfing, body boarding or sunbathing. On Saturday and Sunday evenings, the ‘Double Six’ beachfront is packed full with tourists, expats, locals and motorbikes. Some attending the restaurants, but many attending the beach parties and makeshift bars on the sand itself.
Fire dancers and Bongo jamming is a regular sight on Jalan Abimanyu/Camplung Tanduk. The fire dancer is extraordinary to watch, and the bongo drummers don’t mind if you join in with the jam session – so long as you have a reasonable sense of rhythm. It’s also pretty cool just watching the terrified thrill seekers take their long walk and subsequent leap of faith.
Surfing - There is the option to learn surfing. Surfboards are easily rented from beach stalls. Depending on the time of day, there is often a reasonable swell for more experienced surfers.
Massages and Spa – professional spas are plentiful in Seminyak area. You can still find cheap options, but it is highly recommended that you book into an upmarket spa to experience several hours of delicious pampering. Many of these spas are located within luxury hotels and boutique villas. Outside guests are more than welcome to book into these spas. Vocational Courses - Book into one of the professional surfing schools located at Double Six beach. - Learn Indonesian Language at a course in Jalan Raya Seminyak - Don’t forget Yoga practice available in both Jalan Laksmana/Oberoi
If you are a high spending shopaholic you are in the right place when you arrive in this area. Serious fashionistas should head straight to Jalan Laksmana to check out the swanky and ever so internationally fashionable boutique stores and when finished up there, continue along toward Jalan Raya Seminyak where you will discover a new high end stretch of shopping.
Seminyak is a mixed tourist / residential area on the west coast of Bali just north of Kuta and Legian. Originally a separate township, this is now just another suburb of Kuta. This area is very popular with resident expatriates and land and accommodation prices are amongst the highest in Bali. Plenty of luxury spas and hotels abound. Owing to its high density of high-end shopping, combined with the clustering of many fine eating establishments, it has rapidly become one of the most well known tourist areas on the island.- wikipedia
Tourism Information Offices
- JI Bakungsari, Tel: +62 361 751660 ext 145
- Ground Floor, Century Plaza Building, JI Benesari No7, Tel: +62 361 754090
Key phone numbers
- Police 112 or 0361 751 598
- Ambulance 118
- Fire Brigade 113
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