Seminyak

Travel Guide
Double Six Beach showing tropical scenes and a beach

Stay in a luxurious villa, indulge in spa treatments, shop for high-end clothing or simply relax on the beach at Seminyak, the upmarket alternative to busy Kuta.

As you make your way to Seminyak north from Kuta, either along the beachfront or along the Jalan Legian road, you soon begin to notice the change in atmosphere. The beaches are quieter, the buildings grander and the wares in the shops more expensive. These distinctions have helped Seminyak forge its identity as the destination for the upmarket Bali traveler.

Shopping in Seminyak can fill an entire day and more. You’ll find all the major labels alongside locally owned shops. Prices are expensive compared to other areas of Bali, but are still likely to be cheaper than you will find in most Western countries. Jalan Laksmana has many designer stores, while Seminyak Square offers the chance to pick up a bargain away from the bustle of the main streets.

When it’s time to eat, choose from a number of Bali’s finest restaurants, many of which are located along Jalan Petitenget. Rooftop dining is a popular pastime here, so choose your table, order a cold beer or cocktail and watch the bustle of the street below.

See the traditional side of the region at the Petitenget Temple, a typically ornate Balinese structure close to the beach. Keep an eye out for one of the many religious ceremonies that often spill out onto the shore.

When it’s time to recharge, book a treatment at one of the many spas in the area. Alternatively, head to the beach, where finding a spot to yourself is far easier than further down the coast at Kuta. Seminyak Beach has some of the gentlest waves on the island, so it’s a great spot to try surfing. Along the shore at Double Six Beach you can go horse riding, get a massage or enjoy a fresh fruit cocktail.

It’s best to get around Seminyak on foot. Traffic is often congested and public transport not easy to come by. Alternatively, rent a bicycle or moped, or take a taxi from Seminyak Square.

Where to stay in Seminyak

TS Suites Seminyak - CHSE Certified
TS Suites Seminyak - CHSE Certified
5 out of 5
Jl. Nakula No. 18, Seminyak, Bali, 80361
The price is $64 per night from May 28 to May 29
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Seminyak. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the property condition ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (995 reviews)
"Close to kuta and beach 66 with a free ride every hr there. Ask the staff before you do something like get a massage. They will guide u. As usual Balinese super friendly and helpful. The local shop keepers however will take advantage if u don’t know what u should be paying. Theres a mini mart right ..."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

TS Suites Seminyak - CHSE Certified
Courtyard By Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort - CHSE Certified
Courtyard By Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort - CHSE Certified
5 out of 5
Jalan Camplung Tanduk No 103 Sp, Dhyana, Seminyak, Bali, 80361
The price is $88 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Seminyak. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (997 reviews)
"Everything is good"

Reviewed on May 7, 2022

Courtyard By Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort - CHSE Certified
Alila Seminyak, Bali - CHSE Certified
Alila Seminyak, Bali - CHSE Certified
5 out of 5
Jl Taman Ganesha No 9, Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali, 80361
The price is $209 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Seminyak. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (416 reviews)
"We will go agsin ssme hotel. Really nice and very friendly staff We never forgot manager RIVA. Also Jarut Thanks for everything"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Alila Seminyak, Bali - CHSE Certified
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Tonys Villas & Resort - CHSE Certified
Tonys Villas & Resort - CHSE Certified
4 out of 5
Jl. Petitenget Kerobokan, Seminyak, Bali, 80361
The price is $40 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 24
Stay at this 4-star spa villa in Seminyak. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (380 reviews)
"The staff here were so lovely. The reception staff especially. The property was great with 3 pools, though I only used the one around the villa side as it was stationed secluded in a huge garden of trees. The food was great. The room was very comfortable and nice. The resort would benefit from fixing ..."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Tonys Villas & Resort - CHSE Certified
Akara Villas
Akara Villas
4 out of 5
Jl. Petitenget Gg. Cempaka, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Bali, 80361
The price is $169 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly villa in Seminyak. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and private pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (58 reviews)
Excellent property
"Stay was good . Staff was friendly."

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2020

Akara Villas
Villa Seminyak Estate & Spa - By Astadala - CHSE Certified
Villa Seminyak Estate & Spa - By Astadala - CHSE Certified
4 out of 5
Jl. Baik Baik, Seminyak Kuta, Seminyak, Bali, 80361
The price is $76 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 4-star spa villa in Seminyak. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (227 reviews)
Villa Seminyak Estates - review
"Had a fantastic stay here, the rooms are very comfortable and spacious, they’re cleaned every day to a high standard as well as 2 large bottles of complimentary water - also sprayed every evening to prevent mosquitos. The buffet breakfast is also good, lots of choice and different selection everyday, ..."

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Villa Seminyak Estate & Spa - By Astadala - CHSE Certified
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Seminyak

The traffic-choked streets of Seminyak mean that renting a car or taking a taxi can be unpleasant and inefficient. Most hotels are within easy reach of the beach, bars and restaurants, so walking is often the best way to get around. Renting a bicycle can be a pleasant way to soak up Seminyak’s laid-back atmosphere, or you could rent a motorbike and weave through the traffic like a local. Visit the Ministry of Transportation website.Browse Seminyak rental cars.

Best time to visit

Seminyak, like the rest of Bali, is subject to distinct dry and wet seasons. Many tourists stay away during the rainy season from October to April; however, thunderstorms are often short and sharp, and it’s perfectly possible to travel here during this period – not to mention cheaper and less crowded. June to August is very busy, while May and September have nice weather without overbearing crowds.

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