Fashionable, vibrant and peppered with an array of chic establishments - Seminyak definitely earns her reputation for being the cool kid on the block. With most attractions located within walking distance from your villa, you’ll easily traverse street after street, taking in the sights and sounds of this electric town. A lively beach atmosphere and wide-ranging variety of venues throws out plentiful options for a night of revelry. But the setting here is far from rowdy or raucous; the vibes are generally laid back and well suited for families.
Your Seminyak villa puts you right in the heart of the action in town. Whether you’re in the mood for cafe-hopping, hitting the shops or relaxing by the beach, your options are endless - and best of all, they’re easily within reach. Most places are within five to 15 minutes’ walk or a quick drive away (your villa manager’s ready assistance makes settling transport arrangements a breeze!). While a dynamic energy sweeps through the town, the sense of privacy and serenity in your villa makes you feel right at home the moment you step in.
The to-dos that typically fill up any Bali vacationer’s list include: yoga, massage treatments and sundowners by the beach. If these sound like your cup of tea, the following venues are places you’ll want to check off your itinerary: Blue Karma Senses (yoga, taichi and meditation classes are conducted here), Prana Spa (for group yoga classes and spa treatments), Sundari Day Spa, Potato Head Beach Club and KU DE TA.
Of course, you aren’t limited to these activities. Seminyak’s shop-lined street are filled with promising prospects for shopaholics, who will take great delight in exploring its myriad indie boutiques and surfwear shops. The Totem Room Escape, with its variety of themed-rooms and mind-boggling puzzles is a great bet for vacationers both young and old.
A great way to round out the evening is catching The Devdan Show. Colourful and enchanting, the performance offers a modern take on the traditional arts and culture of Indonesia. Featuring Kecak fire dances, water dances, acrobatic acts and special effects, it’s a show that never fails to leave spectators in rapture.
When it comes to mealtimes, the question to answer is: do you dine out or in? Most villas offer in-villa dining services, where you can choose from a set menu or work with a personal chef to customise your meals. And while the ambience and privacy of an in-villa dining experience is hard to beat, Seminyak’s trendy dining scene throws out plenty of fab options too. We like starting our days with brunch at cafes like Monsieur Spoon or The Dusty Cafe. When the evening beckons, venture out to venues like Kilo Bali, Chandi and Teatro Gastroteque for an all-round excellent experience.
Bali is a destination known for its diversity of attractions - from stunning landscapes and nature sites, to outdoor activities and charming traditional villages. Half-day or full-day tours are a great way to explore the island. For incredible surfing and coastal scenery, hop into a car for an hour’s ride down south to the Bukit Peninsula. The coastal town of Canggu, located 40 minutes’ drive away is a popular hangout among expats and families, thanks to its kid-friendly attractions and relaxed atmosphere.
About an hour and a half’s ride from your villa is the cultural town of Ubud. Here you’ll experience a different vibe altogether; the town’s zen-like setting will appeal to yoga travellers, and its myriad handicraft stores and museums will captivate culture buffs.