Seminyak Travel Guide

Seminyak is a resort area meant for people to relax on beaches, drink some cocktails, and eat delicious food. Here you can find all of the attractions that are close to Seminyak, along with where to eat and stay. The area is very walkable and filled with restaurants, shopping, and bars. Find out everything in the Seminyak travel guide.

Seminyak travel guide

Things to do in Seminyak

Seminyak beach relaxing

Seminyak beach is a beautiful wide beach that stretches for kilometers. With the sun reflecting from the sand at the beach and the ocean stretching as far as your eyes can see, you will a relaxing time just for you. There are day beds that you can rent at local sheds and the prices are around 50,000 IDR (3 Euros) but be ready to bargain.

Girl standing on a Seminyak beach in Bali

Day trip to Canggu

Canggu is a small village located north of Seminyak (around 20 minutes with motorbike), and it attracts a lot of travelers working on their computers and chatting. There are a number of great bars in restaurants there, but we will cover them later. Also, the famous Tanah Lot Temple and rice paddies are located there so be sure to visit if you have time.

Aerial view of yellow rice fields at Canggu
People surfing on waves at Canggu beach

Visit Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu temple is not necessary in the Seminyak area, but if you do not have time to stay in Uluwatu for a couple of days, be sure to visit this place.

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Girl looking at ocean from Uluwatu temple in Bali

The temple is on a top of a 70-meter high cliff with an amazing view over the ocean, but it gets even better at sunset when there is a Kecak Dance performance which attracts a lot of visitors.

The entrance fee to the Uluwatu Temple is 40,000 IDR (around 2.5 Euros).

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Pura Tanah Lot Temple

Located just 40 minutes with a motorbike from Seminyak, this is one of the most iconic places in Canggu. The Pura Tanah Lot Temple is a complex of famous religious sites located on top of a rock formation.

View of a temple on a rock at Canggu in Bali

The Tanah lot temple is extremely popular with locals, which come here to worship the Bali Sea god, but also with tourists, who try to take pictures and just enjoy the scenery.

The entrance fee is 30,000 IDR (2 Euros) for children and 60,000 IDR (4 Euros) for Adults.

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Shopping in Seminyak

If you wish to buy some clothes or just see all the brands that Bali has, then Seminyak is the place, from local to international brands or Balinese handcrafted things, Seminyak has everything for sale.

There is a number of local brands that are a must-visit.

Bamboo Blonde
The most popular Bali brand with many amazing shops in Bali and all over Indonesia. Their products are of great quality and well priced.

Souvenir shops
As in Ubud, there are a number of souvenir shops in Seminyak. If you did not pick up your Bali straw bag before, then you can get them here in all shapes and sizes, with summer tops, dresses, and interior decorations. The best part is, you can bargain and get them for less.

Balinese straw bags with dresses in the background

Day trip to Nusa Penida island

Nusa Penida is a must-do trip when in Bali. The island is jaw-dropping, with amazing views and even better nature surrounding it. Day trip will consist of a 30-minute ride to Nusa Penida at around 8.00 and exploring the island with a guide.

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Looking at Nusa penida next to ocean

At Nusa Penida, you will visit the Kelingking viewpoint, hike down to the beach, and spend some relaxing at palm-tree ringed Crystal Bay. Note, be sure to wear shoes, because there is hiking.

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Here you can find a Nusa Penida day tour which I took when visiting Bali.

Visit Ubud on Day trip

If you do not have time to stay in Ubud for a couple of days, be sure to visit for at least one. Explore Tegalalang Rice terrace, take pictures at Bali swing, explore Tegenungan waterfall, or get close to monkies at Ubud Monkey forest. Ubud is around a 1-hour drive from Seminyak, but be sure to take a car rather than a motorbike.

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Read everything about Ubud, Bali

Girl posing at Ubud market

Surf in Seminyak

Surfing is the most popular thing to do on Bali beaches, you will see a lot of surfer schools on the beach trying to bargain, so if you want to try, go for it, it is pretty fun.

Beach sign Life is good at the Beach in Bali

Getting around Seminyak​

Seminyak is located right next to Denpasar (around 20-45 minute drive), and really close to the airport, but still be sure to book transport in advance to your hotel or resort.

Motorbike standing next to rice field at Bali
People driving on a road in the middle of forest at Bali

If you are only staying in Seminyak, then you won’t need to rent a motorbike or driver to explore some nearby attractions, but if you wish to go outside a little bit, then you have two options.

  • Book a driver (you can do that in a hotel that you are staying at very easily)
  • Rent a motorbike (if you go with this option, please be sure that you are an experienced driver with an insurance policy)

Where to stay in Seminyak

Tijili Seminyak Hotel

Located around 10 minutes from Seminyak beach, Tijili Seminyak Hotel offers a fun atmosphere with tons of Instagram opportunities. The outdoor pool is a perfect place to relax after a long day and the restaurant is worth checking out. Check out Tijili Seminyak Hotel.

Location: Jl. Drupadi No.9, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Accommodation: Hotel
Price range: €60 +

Petitenget 501

Studio loft that won’t break a bank? Yes, Petitenget 501 is super affordable and the best part is that it is located just 10 minutes from Seminyak Square where you will find most of the restaurants and shops. Check out Petitenget 501.

Petitenget 501 hotel at Bali
Petitenget 501, Photo from:

Danoya Villa Seminyak

Danoya Villa Seminyak offer a private villa with a private pool at an amazing price. Inspired by a blend of Mediterranean and Balinese style, this villa can satisfy anybody. It is also located close to the Seminyak center. Check out Danoya Villa Seminyak.

Iza Seminyak

Iza Seminyak is a future-like hotel located in Bali’s most exciting neighborhood filled with bars and restaurants. It is located only a few minutes walking from Seminyak beach, but if you just want to relax, you can go to the pool that is right outside your balcony, or a rooftop pool overlooking the whole of Seminyak. Check out Iza Seminyak.

Location: Jl. Kayu Aya No.68, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Accommodation: Hotel
Price range: €80 +

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Where to eat in Seminyak

Hank’s Pizza & Liquor

Hank’s Pizza is one of the best in Bali, with perfect pizzas and awesome drinks there is always a crowd there. There are a number of combinations that you can choose from while listening to a live band playing.

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Coffee Cartel

Amazing coffee and even better decoration, this coffee house has dominated the scene in Bali for a while now, with burgers, amazing coffee, poke bowls, and vegan menus. It is also one of the most famous Instagram coffee spots in whole of Bali.

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Girl posing at Coffee cartel in Bali

Similar to Neon palms, this is an all-day dining cafe, you will hear about brunches a lot in travel guides, mostly because Bali is very hot, and you can get feed up very easily, so light food is perfect as a meal 2-3 times a day to keep the energy up. This is a very popular spot since it is located next to Boss Man (a burger place that is amazing).

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Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen

Traditional restaurant in Seminyak serving one of the most authentic Balinese dishes out there – babi guling. If you ask locals which one is the best most of them will Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen and I would agree, the meat was juicy, the rice was cooked to perfection, and the best part, it is very cheap. Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen is very popular among locals, so be prepared to wait if you go there around lunchtime.

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Multiple food dishes on table with rice and chicken in black bowl at beginning

An all-day menu that is all about brunch style bites, as well as tacos and tapas, this is a perfect jungly hideaway in Seminyak.

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