Written by Alya Maisarah
Co-written by Beverley Lennon, Kristyna Schonova, Cisca Lim and Keith Tan
Edited by Candice Neo
Deemed as Bali’s hippest district, everyone who’s been to Bali is very likely to brag about their time in Seminyak and recommend you to drop by when visiting.
Apparently, there seem to be “sooo many things to do” in this cool and hip neighbourhood located on the south coast of the island, including things to do for couples, friends and family.
You’ll find Seminyak to be a little more laid-back than Kuta. There are beaches if you want to relax and bask in amazing sunsets or simply indulge in a full-body massage, and a multitude of party spots too.
Everything is at your fingertips here, so don’t miss the fun hotels, villas, and resorts in Seminyak, as well as stays near Bali’s Eat Street that’s close to all the cafes and eateries!
So if you’re looking for a good mix of iconic spots and hidden gems, or even some affordable things to do, you’ll love this list of top things to do in Seminyak with trendy shops,chic restaurants,hipster cafes and other fun attractions even a Bali-connoisseur might not have heard of!
Beach Clubs And Pool Bars To Chill All Day Long
Think pool, cocktails and a whole lot of fun! The coolest and chillest beach clubs and pool bars in Seminyak. Some are beachfront too!
1. Culture, creativity, culinary and music meet at Mari Beach Club
Culture, creativity, culinary and music combine to create an exciting atmosphere at Mari Beach Club. The exclusive venue sits on Bali’s golden mile of Batu Belig Beach. Inside, everything pays tribute to the real Bali.
At the entrance, The Dome with its majestic height, allows arriving guests to journey through a cosmos of artful bamboo installation resembling the majestic Gunung Agung. Rice terraces have also been a significant source of inspiration for the beach club’s landscape. A series of layered steps create the intentional and dynamic Terrace Lounge.
There’s also pure Balinese hospitality to be enjoyed at their relaxed dining destination, Solé. From lunch and dinner, to crafted local-inspired cocktails, the venue opens to a terrace overlooking the coastline with an iconic river shaped infinity pool.
Mediterranean and Japanese delicacies are the highlights of the menu. Signature salt crusted seabass in lemon and soy mayo, grilled mackerel in XO sauce, and lobster tail in miso butter are all whipped up by Swedish native, Chef Martin Loving, who’s worked at some of the most prestigious fine dining restaurants throughout the world.
Mari Beach Club
Minimum spend: Starts from Rp. 500,000 (Approximately USD $32.00) for the Main Bar Table area Website
Menu price range: Mains from Rp. 50,000 (Approximately USD $3.30); Drinks from Rp. 40,000 (Approximately USD $2.60)
Address: Jl. Batu Belig No.66, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 934 7766
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 12pm-10pm; Sat – Sun 12pm-11pm
If you’re looking for a way to keep yourselves entertained at a low cost, then check out Kahuna Restaurant at Aloft Bali Seminyak. The trendy spot is filled with funky-coloured furnishing and a stunning swimming pool located on top of a hotel in the heart of Bali’s favourite coastal town – Seminyak!
Known for its high-ceiling, rooftop resto-bar, you’ll be able to catch an awesome sunset view from the swimming pool!
But sunset or not, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit, it’s a great rooftop pool overlooking the ocean!
Kahuna Restaurant at Aloft Bali Seminyak
Price: Mains start from Rp. 85,000 (Approximately USD$5) | Drinks start from Rp. 40,000 (Approximately USD $2) Website
Address: Aloft Bali Seminyak, Jl. Batu Belig No.228, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 620 8888 / +62 811 380 3255 (WhatsApp)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 6.30am-10.30pm
3. Step back in time to the old Bali – Mano Beach House
Probably one of the best places to watch the sunset, Mano Beach House is a charming little beach club on the coastline of Petitenget Beach. Stepping into this beach club is almost like transporting yourself back in time, to the days when everything was made of wood and straw. It’s incredibly endearing!
Preaching the slow life, this is another spot that is definitely more beach than club! With beachfront access for when you want things a little salty, and a cute rustic style pool for when you want to cool off without the waves, Mano Beach House definitely know how to take it easy.
If you’re feeling extra thirsty, make sure to try one of their enormous margaritas, it’ll have you feeling refreshed and definitely more relaxed thanks to that huge dose of alcohol hehe.
You’re in luck if you drop by between Thursday to Sunday as this is when the real party begins at Mano – you can expect fun sunset sessions with on-site DJs!
Mano Beach House
Minimum spend: None for dining area / Rp. 150,000 (Approximately USD $7.15) per person for bean bag area (from 4pm-7pm) Website
Price range: Mains from Rp.85,000 (Approximately USD $6)
Address: Jl. Pantai Pura Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 473 0874
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 11am – 11pm
Happy hour: Mon – Sun 7pm-10pm
4. Beachfront chilling – Ku De Ta Bali
Bask in the sunset at one of our favourite hangouts, Ku De Ta Bali. With a wide array of fine-dining options, we definitely recommend that you spoil yourselves here.
Apart from specially crafted cocktails and the wonderfully scenic backdrop, make sure to also try the chef recommended Roast Barramundi Fillet!
Ku De Ta Bali truly gives you fine-dining at one of Seminyak’s finest, with an amazing selection of intricately prepared food and drinks – to be accompanied with the loveliest view of the sparkling ocean.
Get your well-earned holiday started at Ku De Ta Bali!
Ku De Ta Bali
Entrance fee: None (Min. spend of Rp. 1,500,000 for day beds) Website
Restaurant price range: Mains from Rp. 120,000 (Approximately USD $7.30)
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No.9, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 736 969
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 8am-late
5. Cocktails with a saltwater pool – Mrs Sippy Bali
How about chilling on dreamy daybeds by the island’s largest saltwater swimming pool? Head over to Mrs Sippy Bali – an open-air club that has the right cool vibe.
Cocktails and a refreshing dip in crystal clear water is the way to spend your lazy afternoon. After all, you’re on a vacation! If you are feeling peckish yet want to maintain your bikini bod, opt for a fresh and healthy salad bowl.
For those who are seeking some adrenaline rush, you can’t miss the triple-tier dive tower. Dare to jump from the tallest one?
When the sun goes down, the place turns into a wild venue hosting famous DJs. Get a glass of Sippy Tiki cocktail concocted from white rum, sparkling wine, fresh raspberry, passion fruit, lime, red bull and grapefruit. Time to party!
Mrs Sippy Bali
Entrance fee: Rp. 100,000 (Approximately USD $7.30) Website
Minimum spend: 2 Single Daybeds from Rp. 500,000 minimum spend. (approximately USD $32.00)
Restaurant price range: Mains from Rp. 100,000 (Approximately USD $7.30)
Address: Jl. Taman Ganesha, Gang Gagak 8, Seminyak, Bali
Contact: +62 821 4500 1007 (Whatsapp)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 10am-9pm
6. Your all-day hangout spot in Seminyak – SugarSand at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
There sure are plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants around Seminyak but SugarSand calls for a full-day of celebration with funky booze, a beautiful stretch of beach, an expansive pool, groovy music beats and an amazing collection of food.
There’s absolutely no reason to leave before sunset as SugarSand is located smack bang on Seminyak Beach. Perhaps, you would like to join in-the-know tourists who congregate at the oceanfront venue for lazy midday meals that can last until it’s nearly dinnertime!
And while beaches around Bali (especially Double Six Beach in Seminyak) can get overwhelming, the on-beach SugarSand lets you take in sunset with far fewer crowds (no more fighting for bean bags and long waiting hours for your drinks to come).
Slip off your shoes and sink your feet in the pool as your table gets decorated with sumptuous Japanese-inspired dishes. From land to sea, you can be sure that your food is freshly harvested and caught.
And with the salty breeze and gentle soothing sound of the waves crashing on the shore, we promise you’re in for a sensual dining experience. It is a venue that is all the while upscale, casual, convivial as well as romantic.
However if you ask us, their open-air upper deck lounge sets the bar way up high when it comes to endless views. Grab a few tropical cocktails from their toes-in-the-sand beach bar, order their special ceviche, sit back, relax and simply take in the stunning panorama lying before you!
SugarSand at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
Price: Mains from Rp.85,000 (Approximately USD $6.75) Website
Address: Jalan Camplung Tanduk No. 10, Seminyak, Bali 80361 Indonesia. Pedestrian access from Jalan Double Six, Seminyak Beach
Contact: +62 361 2099 999
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 3pm – 11pm
7. Bask in unobstructed views of the whole of Seminyak – Above Rooftop Restaurant & Bar
There’s something magical about sunsets in Bali and Seminyak sees no shortage of sunset bars; most of them are located smack bang on the beach itself with incredible ocean views.
Sounds like paradise, right?
However, these are also probably the most crowded spots in the area – especially when it’s time for the sun to come down.
An alternative (and a better one), is to settle down at Above Rooftop Restaurant & Bar located at Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Seminyak. This is where you’ll get to sip proper cocktails over unobstructed views of Seminyak’s signature sunset view!
On some evenings, they even have a live music band to add up to the amazing atmosphere and unobstructed views of the neighbourhood from their open-deck.
Now you know which place boasts the best vantage point!
Above Rooftop Restaurant & Bar
Price: Mains from Rp. 98,000 (Approximately USD $7.15) Website
Address: Hotel Four Points By Sheraton Bali Seminyak, 6th fl Jalan Petitenget Gang Cendrawasih No. 99 DS Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 811 3960 2235
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 12pm-12am
Unique and Instagrammable Spas to Relax In
Phone off, robe on for a guaranteed rejuvenation at the best spas in Seminyak!
8. Float your worries away at Terapung Float Club!
Have you tried floating therapy before?
This ultra-modern spa is made for those with chronic stress, anxiety, and fatigue. If you come to Seminyak to relax, this spa is a MUST on your checklist.
You will be floating in their float tank and pod that contains 650kg of Epsom salt, saturated in 1200 litres of water. This creates highly buoyant water that creates an experience similar to floating in the Dead Sea.
For maximum benefits, it is recommended to float in the nude.
This floatation therapy has helped many overcome their sleep problems, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. It is beneficial for pregnant mothers too! Generally, it is for improving overall health.
This spa also has ice baths and saunas for immune support and detoxification. Not to forget, Terapung also offers traditional Balinese massage packages as well!
The Terapung Float Club is truly a wellness gem in Seminyak.
Terapung Float Club
Price: 60-minute Float Therapy Rp. 600,000 (approximately USD$38) Website
Address: Jl. Drupadi No.99A, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Hours: Mon-Sun 9am–6pm
Phone: +62 811-8180-999
9. Have an exotic pampering session – Prana Spa
Being one of the largest and best spas in Bali, Prana has all you’ll ever need for the ultimate relaxation – from heated stone massages for one, or even lavish hen parties.
Boasting exotic surroundings oozing exquisite luxury, Prana combines the best of Indian and Moroccan architecture and design.
Tented ceilings or finely detailed hand painted canvases may be the first thing you see as you step into your room. Treatment rooms are done up so you feel like you’re entering a whole new world as you luxuriate in the spa experience.
If you’re not sure which treatment to choose, how about the highly recommended Simple Bliss Ayurvedic Treatment. Using custom blended essential oils, this full body massage will ensure you get pampered from the top of your head, to the bottom of your feet.
There are many other treatments to choose from with spectacular names such as Mystique of Bali, and Divine Unity. So you can be sure to find something absolutely perfect for your needs!
Price: 1-hour Signature Body Massage from Rp. 590,000 (Approximately USD $37.20) Website
Address: Jl. Kunti I No. 118 X, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 730 840 / +62 8113 861 761 (WhatsApp)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9am-10pm
10. Affordable luxury traditional Indonesian massage – Bodyworks
An all-time favorite, Bodyworks is a 15-year-old establishment that guarantees excellent customer service. Apart from providing great value-for-money spa services, we also love the calm aqua blue décor that makes for a splendid place to slow down and take a well-deserved break.
Bodyworks offers Thai and Shiatsu massages, along with hair services and other body treatments including pedicures and manicures. If you want to experience the power of traditional Indonesian healing techniques, Bodyworks is the place to go.
Their all time famous Thai and Shiatsu massages involve a vigorous and energising finger pressure penetration of key points, aimed at dispersing excess energy.
This helps to stimulating the immune system and to top it all off, customers will also be reinvigorated with a gorgeous warm soak in a flower-filled bath. And if there’s anything we know, a one-time visit is sure to keep you hooked for more.
Price: A 70-minute body massage costs Rp. 650,000 (Approximately USD $42). Website
Address: Jalan Lebak Sari No.3, Petitenget, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 733317
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 10pm
11. Affordable ancient Japanese-style massage experience: Ki. Ashiatsu
Bali with all its excitement is certainly fun, but sometimes we want to “escape” from all the noise for a while.
Ki. Ashiatu is your “go-to” for a quick escape!
The spa has a different vibe from Bali. Its minimalistic and aesthetic design gives an overall calming feel when you step into the property.
This spa uses a traditional Japanese massage technique that has existed since the 12th Century called Ashiatsu. You don’t have to go far to Kyoto to experience it, Seminyak got you covered!
If you are too tired to come to the spa after a long day at the beach, they also offer “hotel calls” so you can get a good massage in your hotel room or villa! And don’t worry, the quality of massage is the same regardless of where you get it.
Price: Starts from Rp. 165,000 (approximately USD$10) for 60 minutes Website
Address: Jl. Sunset Road No.151, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kab. Badung, Bali.
Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-10pm
Phone: +62 817 800 554
Quirky Insta-worthy Eateries
Whether it’s something to entertain little ones, a view or nice decors, Seminyak has it!
12. French pastries with a view of the rice fields in Bali: Monsieur Spoon Seminyak
Croissants lovers, Monsieur Spoon is for you! The softness and butteriness of the bread can be tasted in every bite. This Kwa-son branch in Seminyak comes with a view of the rice paddies too.
In addition to the famous croissant, you can also find other main courses here as well. For example, their Famous Gazpacho, Avocado Bruschetta, Quiche Loraine, New York Bagel, and Chicken Cordon Bleu.
They also have a few other branches in Seminyak, such as in Petitenget and Umalas (in between Seminyak and Canggu).
Monsieur Spoon Seminyak
Price: Croissant starts at Rp.18,000 (approximately USD $1) | Mains starts at Rp.65,000 (approximately USD $4) Website
Address: Jl. Kayu Cendana Oberoi No.2, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kab. Badung, Bali.
Phone: +62 878 5096 7795
Hoursl: Mon-Sun 7am–7pm
13. Have a pink picnic at Este Leisure with your girls!
Este Leisure is a unique hangout spot that combines a cafe with a clothing and accessories boutique! A concept that is relatively new in Bali.
Its aesthetics is the show stopper here. What makes this place a must-visit is their Moroccan-style decor and ambience that’s complete with a tropical garden!
They offer an Instagrammable Moroccan-style picnic package for Rp. 350,000 (~USD$22) for 2-3 people or an Afternoon Tea package for Rp. 200,000 (~USD$12) for 2-3 people.
Get those Insta-worthy pics, girlies!
Price: Food starts at Rp. 35,000 (approximately USD $2) | Drinks start at Rp. 17,000 (approximately USD $1) Website
Address: Jl. Umalas, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kab. Badung, Bali.
Phone: +62 851 6255 5517
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm
14. Bias Courtyard: The Cozy Brunch-Dinner Spot!
With its beautiful courtyard setting and delicious food, Bias Courtyard makes a perfect Bali brunch spot. The courtyard itself, with its colourful decor and plants, is a great spot for taking those gorgeous photos for the ‘gram.
In terms of food, Bias Courtyard offers a variety of Indonesian and international dishes, all prepared with fresh ingredients and an emphasis on flavor.
They also have mini vendors in the compound for you to feast your eyes or even shop a little!
This may seem a sweet Brunch Spot but it is just as alive at night!
Overall, Bias Courtyard is a great spot for travelers looking to enjoy delicious food and capture some beautiful photos during their time in Seminyak.
Price: Breakfast from Rp. 75,000 (Approximately USD $4.45) Website
Address: Petitenget St, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia (Next to Gaya Gelato Seminyak)
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-11pm
Phone: +62 819-9980-7888
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 7am – 11pm
15. Enjoy the simple life – Nook Bali
Or, if you just want to get in touch with the real world and have a relaxing time, head down to Nook Bali. This simple, rustic cafe is located between rice fields, and will offer you the precious experience of dining while surrounded by gorgeous views of greenery.
Better yet, the food is incredibly affordable – try out traditional Balinese food such as Nasi Mix, or Western dishes like Quinoa and Kale Breakfast Bowl!
Price: Mains from Rp. 45,000 (Approximately USD $3.29) Website
Address: Jl. Umalas I No.3, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 847 5625 / +62 813-5386-7776
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 8am-11pm
16. Have dinner and play fun games at the circus! – Shooters Bali
Every kid’ dreams come true at Shooters Bali – a fun unique-themed restaurant with popping carnival vibes invite you all to have an exciting time at their mini-golf course while you also chug down some icy fresh Bintangs!
You’ll feel the nostalgia of not being a kid anymore as you relive memories with some fun games – besides their mini-golf, you’ll get to play table tennis, basketball hoops, foosball and capture moments at the photo booth.
Oh and can we get a “HELL YEAH” for their enormous cotton candy and giant set of Jenga?!
Price: Mains from Rp. 30,000 (~USD $2); Drinks from Rp. 25,000 (~USD $1) Website
Mini golf: Rp. 30,000 per person (Approximately USD $2.19)
Address: Jl.Petitenget No.43D Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali, 80361
Contact: +62 813 3774 7863 (Whatsapp)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 11am – 12am
17. Dine in a living art gallery – Batik Restaurant
Ever wanted to learn about batik in a fun and interactive way? How about dining in a batik-\ restaurant that comes with mini art tours?
Here, the interior is decorated with both historical and modern elements, with batik in every corner, designed to educate diners about the cultural heritage of batik and its uses.
And of course, tasting local cuisine is a form of appreciation of local culture, so how can you not come for lunch or dinner? Time to try something a little more exotic – Rawon Sapi ala Batik (black beef soup with turnip, lemongrass and ginger), under the lovely lanterns!
After your meal, take your time to admire the traditional art all around you. Upon request, the staff will take you on a mini-tour to show you all the various steps of batik-making, from waxing to dyeing.
Notice the batik stairs that show the 23 Indonesian centres of batik production! And if you’ve always thought batik is just an old traditional form of art, you’re wrong! You can incorporate the art of batik into modern art too, and of course modern dresses.
Price: Mains from Rp. 80,000 (Approximately USD $5.85) Website
Address: Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Bali, 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 735 171
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 11am-11pm
18. Hungry go where? Food hunting at Jalan Kayu Aya a.k.a Eat Street!
The notably famous Eat Street, also known as Jalan Kayu Aya, is the one place you should go to for all the best food in Bali.
You can also find cute and affordable stays along this street too – super convenient for foodies!
One of the iconic place to settle down for breakfast, lunch or dinner is The Junction House, a Parisian-inspired house, inspired by The Haussemann apartments of the metropolitan city.
The aesthetically-pleasing venue is conveniently located, well at the … junction of Jalan Kayu Aya.
You’ll definitely want to check it out when craving for some quality coffee, authentic Australian or English breakfast, brunches and dinner.
Besides that, there is a particular cafe specially for food-loving romantics, and the occasional wedding ceremonies!
Enter The Corner House – serving up delicious coffee and quiches in a quaint building decorated with vintage decor and jars of fresh wildflowers.
Best for brunches, The Corner House also provides a great setting for your favourite type of instagram shots – a combination of great decor, and both prettily-plated and delicious food.
The streets are even more lively at night!
Another restaurant many of you might be familiar with is La Favela, a tropical-themed restaurant by day and festive bar by night.
With its daily-changing themes and wide variety of food and drinks, La Favela is a great place to hang out and have fun with your mates. The intoxicating party ambience here is sure to get you grooving away before the night is over!
The Junction House
Price: Mains from Rp. 65,000 (Approximately USD $4.75) Website
Address: Seminyak Square, Kayu Aya No.3 Seminyak Kerobokan Kelod Kuta Utara, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 735 610 / +62 8810 3896 5066
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 7.30am-11pm
The Corner House
Price: Mains from Rp. 80,000 (Approximately USD $5.80) Website
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No. 10,Seminyak, Bali
Contact: +62 813 3960 9258
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 7am-12.15am
Price: Mains from Rp. 125,000 (Approximately USD $9); Cocktails from Rp. 125,000 (Approximately USD $9) Website
Address: Jalan Laksamana Oberoi 177x Seminyak, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 818 0210 0010
Opening hours: Daily, 7pm till late
19. Breakfast in a glasshouse never tasted so good – Kilo Kitchen Bali
Breakfast didn’t earn its ‘most important meal of the day’ reputation for nothing, especially when you wolf it down at places like Kilo Bali!
The open-air cafe is distinguished by its unconventional and modern minimalist architecture that challenges the traditional landscape and offers a quiet respite away from all the hustle and bustle.
This cafe is never restful during the day (it attracts big crowds for date nights), but it does not mean that their meals are less appealing during day time.
Kilo Bali serves you the good as from 8am with non-traditional breakfast items too – if you are up for some heavy meals prior to your exploration day (that means you can save up and not have lunch too), you should definitely give a go to their Poke Bowls that are packed with goodness like tuna tartare, salmon, eggs and more!
And why not a Lamb Taco? Joking! We mean Bacon French Toast, but we would not judge you one bit if you chose their Duck Taco for breakfast too Don’t miss out on their fresh fruit options that come in different versions – chopped in bowls with granola, squeezed in glasses with ice or whole on platters to share!
Kilo Kitchen Bali
Price: Mains from Rp.65,000 (Approximately USD $6.20) Website
Address: Jl. Drupadi No.22, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 4741006 / +62 812 4616 7618
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu 8am-2pm (Breakfast/Brunch); 6pm-10.30pm (Dinner) / Fri – Sun 8am-3pm (Breakfast/Brunch); 5.30pm-11pm (Dinner)
20. Cheers to fine wine and dine – Vin + Seminyak
Enter Vin + Seminyak’s towering bamboo enclave and step into the world of premier wines. Forgot the vineyards of Tuscany, and embrace all the expertly curated labels available here.
With specially curated wines from all over the world with prices suitable for every budget, it’s little wonder why this stunningly well-decorated restaurant is such a huge hit in the nightlife scene.
Apart from wines, there are also signature cocktails you should definitely try like the Marmalade Martini (sparkling wine, gin, blood orange and orange marmalade), and Jinn Geisha (gin, umeshu, lychee juice, mint and ginger).
To top it off, one has to both drink, and eat to be merry – fill your belly with the cosmopolitan cuisine available. And if you’re not quite sure what to pair your wine with, don’t fret. There are wine pairing specials for you to choose from, so you’ll never go wrong!
Vin + Seminyak
Price: Mains from Rp. 90,000 (Approximately USD $6.56) Website
Address: Jalan Kayu Jati # 1, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 473 2377
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 10am-12am
21. Indulge in fresh breakkie in a funky tropical hut – Neon Palms
Hopping out of bed is a smidge easier when you’ve got cafes as cute and funky as Neon Palms at your doorstep.
Indulge in fresh breakkie in a funky tropical hut – Neon Palms.
A must try: Neon Palm’s Avocado Toast. Why? Because Neon Palm’s version is a tad bit more extra – it comes with savoury halloumi, shaved ricotta, tomatoes and dukkah sprinkles (a mixture of ancient Egyptian spices), match this with one of their healthy drinking potions and you are sorted for your most important meal of the day!
Breakfast fans won’t be disappointed here, and can we all agree that with such amazing interior and even better food, breakfast shots taken at Neon Palms are simply picture perfect!
Price: Breakfast from Rp. 65,000 (Approximately USD $4.45) Website
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No.22 2nd floor, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (Located at corner of Jalan Kayu Aya and Jalan Kayu Jati Seminyak. Enter via the pink door at Bali Boat Shed.)
Contact: +62 813 5379 4644 / +62 81 7668 7878
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 8am – 10pm
Dine like the locals
Local Balinese food in Seminyak at their finest, including pork dishes as well as halal and Muslim-friendly restaurants!
22. Legendary chicken rice since 1963: Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku
True to its name, this eatery only sells “Nasi Ayam” (chicken rice) – with various selections for you to try!
The ambience of this place completes the whole “eat like a local” experience. You will be enjoying a deliciously authentic plate of chicken rice in a traditional Balinese dining setting.
The chicken rice is served with Balinese vegetables, skewered minced chicken, fried chicken, pindang eggs, peanuts, betutu sauce, and of course sambal chili!
If you can’t stand spiciness, just omit the sambal from your plate.
The chicken rice is so delicious that you won’t realise that you are down to your last bite!
Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku
Price: Chicken Rice Rp. 35,000 per portion (Approximately USD$2) | Drinks start at Rp. 8,000 (Approximately USD$0.5) Website
Address: Jl. Kayu Jati No.12, Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali.
Contact: +62 361 474 0031
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm
23. You’re not experiencing Bali without Babi Guling!: Babi Guling Jero Kawan
Going to Bali without trying babi guling feels incomplete.
So, for those of you who are non-Muslim, it is a MUST to try this special dish that only exists in Bali!
Although there are many babi guling restaurants/food stalls scattered throughout Bali, Babi Guling Jero Kawan, which originally comes from Mengwi, is one of our favourites.
One of the reasons is because the seasoning is stronger and more flavourful than other babi guling restaurants. Plus point – it is not too oily so it doesn’t make you feel sick if you eat too much.
A portion of Babi Guling Jero Kawan consists of fried roasted suckling pig offal, cassava leaves, lawar and spicy green chilli sauce. It will also be served with delicious balung pork soup with tender meat.
The crispy skin is our favourite!
Babi Guling Jero Kawan (Sunset Road)
Price: Food starts at Rp. 40,000 (Approximately USD$2) | Drinks start at Rp. 10,000 (Approximately USD$1) Website
Address: Kebun cafe, Jl. Sunset Road, Seminyak, Kuta District, Bali.
Phone: +62 819 1642 2828
Operating Hours: Daily, 8am-10pm
Beauty Salons: Get your nails, eyelash extensions, brows and hair done in style!
On a girl’s trip to Bali? Here are some of the best beauty parlours and spas in Bali just for you!
24. Have a hairy good time at Bali’s first Blow Bar – Blow Bar
Never mess with the power of a good hair blowout! Pair that with a glass of good alcohol, and you can conquer almost anything.
Blow Bar is a purpose-designed bar meets beauty salon on Oberoi Road. With a modern New York-Soho vibe, the first Blow Bar in Bali is ready to pamper those locks on your head while you down some drinks on the side.
Choose from various blowout styles, hair treatments, manicure, pedicure, waxing and make-up to brow and eyelash extensions. There’s even a special barber section for the guys – nope, no Sad Boyfriends on Blow Bar’s watch!
While dolling up, you’re encouraged to drink in style. Take your pick from champagnes by the bottle, a glass of wine, cocktails, fresh pressed juices, teas and coffees.
Although Blow Bar accepts walk-in guests and is more than capable of handling large groups, do consider booking an appointment by phone or reserving through their website to ensure a smooth experience. Bring your girlfriends (or boyfriends) along and say goodbye to frizzy Bali hair!
Price: Treatment starts from Rp. 85,000 (Approximately USD $6.20) Website
Address: Gg. Lumut, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (behind Bamboo Blonde)
Contact: +62 361 6200167 / +62 812 4653 7332
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 12pm-12am
25. Where to have your dream brows done: Eyebrow Bali
So you’ve got tiny brows? Whether you can blame it on your over-plucking (guilty!) or on your genes (thanks, mama), you’ve now got two options:
1. Happily accept your brows as they are, or
2. Make them look on fleek with a microblading session at Eyebrow Bali.
If I have not personally tried them out, I sure did hear positive reviews about their services. You’ll sign up for a natural look as the therapist fills in your overly-plucked eyebrows and gives them a full and flawless look.
Other treatments include eyeliner and lip embroidery but they do ace shaping your arches in a quick session (don’t forget to drop by for touch-ups before flying back home!).
Price range: From Rp. 2,000,000 for Microblading (Approximately USD $140) Website
Address: Jl. Beraban No. 3G, Kerobokan Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 819 9947 4848
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 9am-5pm (closed on Sun)
26. Forgot your mascara? Eyelash extension it is!: Glo Day Spa
We all love a good waterproof mascara and curler but sometimes we might need help from eyelash magicians like the ones at Glo Day Spa.
I’ve come across them while looking for a place to get some eyebrow threading done while in Bali so this is how I read about all their awesome reviews regarding their eyelash extensions.
Apparently, you’ll ditch your forever loved Maybelline Great Lash mascara after getting your eyelashes fixed at Glo Day Spa. The experts here will add on more lashes per eye – the extensions are made from silk fibres which are individually applied to each lash using a gentle yet long-lasting adhesive.
Be ready to turn your most sparse of lashes into a flirtatious set of peepers (of course, you can also ask for a more natural look!). You won’t stop winking!!
Glo Day Spa
Price range: From Rp. 650,000 for Natural Eyelash Extensions (Approximately USD $42) Website
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No.1, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 811-3990-3222 (Seminyak)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 10am-7pm (Seminyak)
Go Shopping in Seminyak with all your girls!
For the ladies, the best place to go shopping in Bali is in Seminyak, of course! You’ll go crazy over these tropical-style homeware and bohemian clothes.
27. Homeware, aesthetics & Eclectic Space All In One – Kim Soo
It’s all about #aestheticgoals when you’re at Kim Soo. Launched as a homeware and design space, Kim Soo is more than just your regular retail store. With a mix of bohemian, ethnic, classic and contemporary styles combined, the owner transformed what was once an old Dutch Colonial building into a cozy space decorated with exotic treasures.
From sleek wooden kitchen utensils, effortless rafia fashion items and unique patterned textile to delicate accessories made of shells and clams – everything here is either handcrafted or a rare item sourced from all across Indonesia.
Kim Soo’s interior is painted in soothing earthy colours, while a turquoise pool waits out back to complete your fabulous visit with a splash. Naturally, this place makes the perfect hangout spot, and the owners know that – so Cafe Kim Soo was born!
Rest assured that the food here is every bit as mouthwatering as the style. Enjoy a simple French Toast, homemade cakes or a pancake drizzled with maple syrup, as well as aromatic coffee and tea brews. You’ll feel right at home inside the achingly stylish Kim Soo.
Price: Homeware prices vary based on collection and items. Website
Cafe price range: Mains from Rp. 60,000 (Approximately USD $4.38)
Address: Jl Kayu Aya 21, Seminyak, Bali 80361 – Indonesia
Contact: +62 822 4713 0122 (Homeware shop); +62 813 5350 0985 (Cafe)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9am-10pm (Homeware shop); 7.30am-5.30pm (Cafe)
28. Tribal and brass home decor – Kara Home Living
There’s something about the way villas, hotels, and your favourite Canggu cafes are decorated. It’s boho, it’s charming, and it’s (for lack of a better word) just so “Bali”. It’s no wonder that when it comes to interior design, more and more people are turning to Bali as their source of inspiration!
Now you can bring back a piece of decor that will transform an area in your home into the Bali that you experienced and grew to love. Kara Home Living is the perfect place to pick up a few of these trinkets.
Rattan placemats will remind you of that one sunset you experienced whilst having dinner overlooking a pristine beach, and woven baskets will remind you of the endless rows of paddy fields you encountered. The ultimate memoir!
Kara Home Living
Address: Jalan Tangkuban Perahu NO 301, Kerobokan Kelod. Bali. Indonesia 80361 Website
Contact: +62 85 33 88 33 88 9
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Closed on Sunday.
29. Test your haggling skills at The Flea Market Bali
Looking to support local businesses in Bali? Head over to the Flea Market near Seminyak Square.
It is an open-air market where you can find clothes, bags and many other trinkets for keepsakes from your Bali trip. But beyond these, yummy pastries, drinks and even healthy food are available too!
The vendors here are eager but they are not aggressive if this is one of your concerns. This market has an overall welcoming vibe, and there’s even warungs for you (or your bored partner) to relax in between shopping!
The prices here can be on the high side but you can always bargain down to a lower, fairer price. Don’t be afraid to haggle down to ⅓ of the price!
The Flea Market Bali
Address: Kayu Aya Square Oberoi, Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali. Website
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10am – 5pm
Contact: +62 821-4453-2810
Things to do in Seminyak at night
Things to do in Seminyak at night are not just limited to the usual bar-hopping. Here, you can find some of the most interesting bars in Bali!
30. Paint and Sip at Creative Art Bar Bali
Calling all creatives! This might just be the coolest bar in Bali for the artistic souls. It’s a colourful cafe in the day and a chill art studio by night!
At the Creative Art Bar, you can unleash your inner Van Gogh during their weekly “Paint and Sip” sessions.
But besides painting, they also have Beading & Sip Sundays – where you make your own beaded jewelleries, Pottery Class Thursdays, and Sniff and Sip class Mondays – where you learn how to make your own perfumes!
Because the bar is “activity-centric”, be sure to book your slots for the artsy sessions.
The best part of expressing your inner Picasso is you can do it with your bestie over a delicious, strong cocktails to heightened the whole experience! Happy hour cocktails starts from 12pm to 6pm, every day!
This is truly a fun and perfect place for you to do something special with your loved ones.
The Creative Art Bar
Price: Each art session varies but price starts from Rp. 300,000 (approximately USD$19) for Bead and Sip. Book here. Website
Address: Petitenget St. No.12B, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-11pm
Contact: +61 410 935 670 (WhatsApp)
31. The Carbaret of the golden age in Seminyak – The Shady Flamingo
If Seminyak has a “cool kids table”, the Shady Flamingo is where the coolest kids would sit.
It is the latest addition to the Shady Family. The first two are the Shady Pig and the Shady Fox speakeasies.
The Shady Flamingo is small and hidden away on Jalan Petitenget. It has beautiful, seductive carbaret interiors to complete its vibe.
If you are a non-smoker, this might not be your cup of tea. After hours, this little gem turns into a party all night!
The Shady Flamingo
Price: Drinks starts from Rp.130,000 (approximately USD$8) Website
Address: Jl. Petitenget No.777, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 8pm-3am. Closed on Mon.
Contact: +62 813-9084-2764
Free things to do in Seminyak
Yes, you read that right – you can find attractions that’s completely free, from photo spots to art galleries!
32. That dreamy bamboo forest entrance of W Bali Seminyak
Read More: Our W Bali Seminyak review: 11 Crazy beachfront experiences to enjoy Bali’s party scene with your besties!
Scenic views and beaches aside, this is a definite go-to place for an Instagram-worthy picture to liven up your photo grid!
The picturesque bamboo forest entrance right outside the W Bali Seminyak is a view so beautiful it quickly became one of our favourite shots in Bali of all time!
W Bali Seminyak
Address: Jl. Petitenget Kerobokan, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Contact: +62 361 300 0106
33. Appreciate art on canvas, installations and photography at Nyaman Gallery
Bali and art go hand in hand.
Wherever you look, there must a sense of art in everything you see in Bali.
If art on canvas is something you appreciate, check out one of the best art galleries in Bali – Nyaman Gallery. This place showcases various stunning, contemporary artworks.
What’s great about this gallery is it not only display artworks by local artists, but also from international artists as well.
Entrance fee: Free Website
Address: Jl. Raya Basangkasa No.88, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kab. Badung, Bali.
Phone: +62 361 737929 / +62 823 4031 9860
Operating Hours: Daily, 9am – 9pm
34. Bali’s very own fairytale church – Santo Mikael Church
The Santo Mikael Church is known for its gothic architecture, nicely juxtaposed against the painted colours of picturesque white and blue!
What’s more, there is a beautifully crafted masterpiece of stained glass that can be traced back a century to its origins in England.
Walk in and check out the beautifully quaint church settings with its long wooden pews. It almost looks like a scene out of a Disney fairytale!
The church is always open for a quick tour or a pretty picture. And if you’re lucky, you may find yourself witnessing the festivities that happen when a wedding is scheduled for the day.
Santo Mikael Church
Entrance fee: None
Address: Jl. Camplung Tanduk No.66, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 732 932
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9am-5pm
Now you know what’s there to do in Seminyak – Bali’s coolest beachside neighbourhood! Who’s coming along with you?
There you go, all the fun-packed things to do in Seminyak! To complete your Bali trip check out the best places to stay in Bali in this article. Plus, get more inspiration for things to do in Bali here (more fun beyond Seminyak)!
PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
|PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you! |