Written by Kristyna Schonova
Co-written by Cisca Lim, Keith Tan
Edited by Dawn Pillay and Jiayi Ng
We all know Seminyak is bursting to the brim with the cutest cafes and amazing shopping spots. But did you know? There is so much more to Seminyak.
Other than the usual Jalan Laksamana finds, you can find Bali’s first blow bar, and there’s even a particular cafe/bar/motorcycle haunt that serves up tattoos with their tacos.
There are also exciting fireshows (Nirvana Burger Bar) to be seen, a thrilling walk on the wobbly bridge (Batu Belig Beach) to be had, and our favourite – gypsy caravans to be explored!
Get up to date with the latest and the greatest at Seminyak, and read on for more.
1. Watch the sunset from a rooftop jacuzzi – Daun Bali Seminyak’s Sky Tryst Bar
What’s a holiday in Bali without enjoying some cocktails on a rooftop bar, and in a jacuzzi, no less?
Situated on the top floor of Daun Bali Seminyak hotel, Sky Tryst Bar offers a 270-degree view and an exclusive opportunity to watch the sunset in a bubbling jacuzzi!
Cocktails, beer or wine can be accompanied by tasty snacks and bites from the bar. If you’re dropping by for dinner, you can use the jacuzzi with a minimum purchase of Rp.100,000 (approximately USD 7.15).
That’s the way to chill on a Friday night!
2. 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!
Dine at somewhere quirky!
When it comes to places to eat, Seminyak is the warehouse of unique themed cafes and restaurants. But when you have too many choices, it can sometimes get overwhelming.
Which is why we’re sharing three of our favourite unique cafes/restaurants in Seminyak. These three establishments have managed to set themselves apart from many others by offering one-of-a-kind atmospheres. They have set up camp in our hearts, and we think they’ll do the same for you.
3. Dine in a living art gallery – Batik Restaurant
Ever wanted to learn about batik culture in a fun and interactive way? How about dining in a batik-filled restaurant that comes with mini batik 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.