Once a tranquil village, Seminyak is today brimming with activity and it is not just the tourists but many expatriates who have made it their home.The vacation rentals are the popular mode of accommodation in Seminyak for people come here for a week long visit but are so caught in its charm that the holidays gradually turn into month long sabbaticals. The picture perfect vacation villas with their unobstructed views of the ocean and the scenic landscape are the obvious choice for the comfort and privacy they offer.
Seminyak maintains a perfect balance between exhibition and seclusion. It lacks the carnival environment of Kuta yet is a perfect antidote to the quiet of Ubud. The beach here is lined with numerous open-air restaurants and fine dining options. Seminyak is also a great place for shopping for souvenirs. The shops here are treasure houses of silver jewellery, local handicrafts, designer clothing and lifestyle items.
The beachfront at the end of JI Double Six has several bars and restaurants that witness a steady flow of customers during the day and after sunset at night. Toward the north, JI Lakshmana and JI Petitenget have several eateries and watering holes for all budgets.
This is the only Middle Eastern restaurant in Bali. The favourite dish here is the mutton vegetable korma and shish kebab.
The restaurant serves Balinese cuisine. It is located in a private villa complex but is open to public.
It is a great place to have breakfast and a meal at sunset.
The restaurant has a great seating area and the menu here is light and funky.
Gateway of India
This is an authentic Indian restaurant offering good vegetarian choices.
Kura Kura Grill & Bar
The bar has an airy and relaxed venue and is a popular haunt with the expatriates.
As with other beaches in Bali, the sunset is the biggest attraction in Seminyak. After the sunset, you can do window shopping or lounge in a bar watching movie videos or listening to live music. If you are looking for some great party action, head for the Kuta beach that is hardly five minutes drive away. Bars usually cost nothing to enter and most have happy hours between 6 pm to 9 pm.
The party here starts at 11 pm and ends at around 6 am. Double Six features internationally renowned DJ's who fly here as part of their world tour. The busy season here is in June-August and around Christmas and New Year.
Bacio is the place to be if you desire a decent cocktail or late night tapas.
Sante Fe Café
The café has a range of live music from salsa to electric violin.
This trendy club has DJ house music and special Friday night parties.
Spas in Seminyak
Vacations in Bali are meant for the body, mind and soul and there is no better way to experience bliss on the island than a traditional massage at any on the spa resorts in Seminyak.
Frangipani Spa: Here at the spa experience the rejuvenation power of ancient treatments and a healing massage. The spa features, among others, body treatment, aromatherapy, bath and sauna.
The Stones Spa & Salon: Situated in nearby Kuta, the spa offers a wide range of services that include traditional and unconventional massages, body treatments, foot reflexology, facial, day spa program, hair styling, waxing, and manicure and pedicure.