Photo: Late light on the sand.

Things to see and do


Seminyak is home to several yoga studios offering very different styles of classes. Always check a studio’s schedule before showing up, as times can change at short notice. And remember: it’s hot in Bali, so hydrate well before and after ... Read more about Yoga .

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24 hours

Seminyak. As much as many a traveller may sneer at it for being the tourist enclave it is, many a weary tourist ends up here for a night or two at the start or end of a Bali trip; some may even spend their whole time here, exploring the beach, cafes, bars and nightlife. But for those who are here just for 24 hours… here’s what we wouldn’t ... Read more about 24 hours .

Jalan Sunset Blok A/3, just past Simpang Siur toward Seminyak
T: (0361) 766 762

Street-level massage joints are a dime-a-dozen in Bali, and so too are the high-end US-dollar priced ones. The market in between, where you pay just a little more and get something a little different is where there’s a bit of a gap, but that’s where Cozy, just near Simpang Siur (ten minutes from Kuta on a good day), steps ... Read more about Cozy .


The shopping in Seminyak is all about the boutiques selling designer clothing and accessories like hand-crafted jewellery, hats and shoes, interspersed with lots of trinket and homewares ... Read more about Shopping .

Jari Menari
Jalan Raya Seminyak 47
T: (0361) 736 740

The all-male practitioners are trained by a Westerner to exacting standards which includes proper draping and ensuring injured body parts are avoided. The massage rooms are lit by natural light and are open to the warm Balinese air, sending you into a tranquil semi-meditative space where the rhythmic massage seems to go on forever, but passes quickly at the same time. If you are a connoisseur ... Read more about Jari Menari .

Beaches in Bali: Seminyak

While for better or worse Kuta is Bali’s best known beach, if you keep walking with the airport at your back you’ll pass through Legian and eventually reach Seminyak. There’s no clear demarcation between the beaches here — walk too far and you’ll stumble onto Batu Belig as after all they’re a single strip of sand — but for our purposes Seminyak’s beach stretches from where Jalan ... Read more about Beaches in Bali: Seminyak .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Seminyak? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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