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Seminyak Bali Travel Guides and Tips

My guide to Seminyak Bali, including the best places to stay, eat, visit and have fun. Seminyak is the next town north of Legian and Kuta located on the west coast of Bali, it is generally the more upmarket area with mostly luxury accommodation and high-end restaurants and bars, but believe me you can still find a bargain.
The Seminyak area is more sophisticated and laid back than the Kuta area which is best known for its parties, bars, clubs and night life.

This area is also know for its enormous variety of accommodation, from beach side bungalows to luxury hotels and private villas. Be sure to catch the legendary sunsets and the Balinese ceremonies on the beach.

Seminyak is where you will find Balis largest expat community and amenities cater to their needs. It is undeniably more expensive than Kuta, but you will notice the step up in quality as well.

When to Visit Seminyak

Peak travel: Jun–Sep & mid-Dec to early Jan.
Climate: warm & tropical year-round, with a rainy season Oct–Mar.
Travelers typically stay 4–9 days.
Click here to learn the best time for you to come to Bali.

Getting to Seminyak

Most of Seminyak can be covered on foot if you are not in a hurry, but taxis are plentiful as are motorbike rental outlets. Expect to pay Rp 50,000 to 80,000 per day for renting a motorbike.

Rental cars, with English-speaking driver, are available for Rp 500,000 per ten hour day. This includes petrol and parking fees

By Plane:

Ngurah Rai International Airport, The airport is located south of Legian and a taxi or car journey from there will take about will take about 20 minutes.
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By Taxi / Uber:

Metered taxis (taksi berargo) are ubiquitous on the streets of Seminyak and are a relatively cheap and reliable way to get around, especially at night. Avoid any taxi where the driver refuses to put the meter on.
See our tips:
Taxi’s in Bali , Uber in Bali

By Car / Bike:

Seminyak is part of the main west coast conurbation in South Bali and it can get very congested with traffic. There are two main routes in. From Kuta and Legian, Jalan Legian runs parallel with the beach and at its western limit, becomes Jalan Seminyak. If at all possible try to avoid this road though, and take instead the eastern bypass called Jalan Sunset. This is almost invariably the quicker route from Kuta and Legian into Seminyak, although it is actually further in distance.

By Bus:

Seminyak is connected by bus routes from all areas of Bali. There are various scheduled shuttle services including Perama. Perama shuttle buses to Kuta leave from Sanur, Ubud, Candidasa, Padang Bai and Lovina.

Accommodation in Seminyak

There are so many hotels, resorts and places to stay in Seminyak its hard to know which one to choose. So I have put together a list of places I have personally stayed and rated them according to my experience. I’ll let you know the good, bad, great and ugly side of all these hotels that you probably wont find on any other accommodation booking site.

Budget Accommodation (Under $40)

There are virtually no backpacker accommodation in Seminyak. Budget travellers will generally do better to stay in nearby Kuta or Legian.

  • Litus Tirta Seminyak
  • Vansari Hotel Seminyak
  • bnb Style Seminyak
  • Umalas Hotel &
  • Residence
  • The Harmony Seminyak
  • Apartment Rental
  • Grandmas Hotel Seminyak
  • Ananda Resort Seminyak

Mid-Rang Accommodation (Under $40-130)

  • Taman Mesari Luxury Villas Seminyak
  • Villa Elegancia Bali
  • Ivory Resort Seminyak
  • Jas Green Villas
  • Bali Ginger Suites
  • M Suites Bali,
  • Clio Studio Apartment
  • Javana Bali Villas
  • Ixora Resort and Villas
  • Kokonut Suites
  • Puri Cendana
  • Shikumen Suite
  • The Seri Suites
  • Kutaville Seminyak
  • Seminyak Lagoon All Suites
  • Samaja Kunti Villas
  • Samaja Beachside
  • Sun Island Boutique Villas & Spa
  • Amana Villas Seminyak
  • Sense Hotel Seminyak
  • Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali
  • Breezes Seminyak Resort and Spa
  • Chez Bali Villa and Spa
  • Cicada
  • The Haven
  • The Legian
  • The Samaya
  • Villa Essence
  • Arman Villas Bali
  • Brown Feather Hotel Bali

Private villas (Over $130)

  • Villa 319 Seminyak
  • The Buah Bali Villas
  • D’Nata Villa
  • Lestari Villa
  • Santai Villa
  • The Seminyak Residence Villa
  • The Ulin Villas
  • Ziva a Boutique Villa
  • Simona Oasis
  • W Retreat & Spa – Seminyak
  • My Villas in Bali
  • Kubu Cempaka Seminyak
  • The Uma Villas
  • Bali Villa Properties
  • Nyuh Bali Villas
  • The Wolas Villas
  • Villa Jerami
  • The Seiryu Villas
  • All Seminyak Villas
  • Leacott Retreats
  • Villa Lulito
  • Villa Bugis
  • Aqua Villa
  • Danoya Villa
  • Atas Ombak
  • b villa
  • Bali Aroma Exclusive Villas
  • Beach House
  • Chandra Luxury Villas Bali
  • The Dusun
  • Grace’s Villa
  • The Kozy Villas
  • The Kunja
  • Laksamana Villas
  • Lataliana Villas
  • Maya Sayang
  • The Residence Seminyak
  • Peppers Sentosa
  • The Seri Villas
  • The Seminyak Suite – Private Villa
  • Sitara Villas Bali
  • Villa Azaya
  • Villa Seminyak Estate & Spa
  • The Sanyas Suite Villa
  • Villas Seminyak Bali
  • Four@Drupadi Villa
  • Grania Bali Villas
  • Maviba Rentals
  • Berry Amour Villas
  • Maharaja Villas Seminyak
  • Villa Oberoi
  • Agata Villas Seminyak
  • Gold Villas Seminyak
  • The Elysian

Seminyak Bars & Clubs

Looking for some where to drink and party. Here are some of the best party locations in Seminyak.

  • Ku De Ta
  • Woobar @ W
  • Mozaic Beach Club
  • Cocoon Beach Club
  • Potato Head
  • Red Carpet Champagne Bar
  • Single Malt Bar
  • Motel Mexicola
  • Hu’u Bar
  • Mint Bar
  • Lita Gunardi & The Backyard Lounge
  • The Living Room
  • Syndicate Club Bali
  • Pop’s Bar
  • Chandi

Gay Bars

  • Club Cosmo Bali
  • Mixwell Bar & Lounge
  • Bottoms Up
  • Bali Joe
  • Facebar

Seminyak Restaurants and Dining

Seminyak has an abundance of food, restaurants, cafes and bars. Here you find my favourite places to eat in Seminyak Bali.

  • Mejekawi at Ku De Ta
  • Mama San
  • Mozaic Beach Club
  • La Finca
  • Sardine
  • Starfish Bloo
  • Cocoon Beach Club
  • Jemme Restaurant
  • Merah Putih
  • La Sal
  • Mozzarella
  • Aussie Pub

Budget Restaurants

  • Baku Dapa
  • Café Tahu
  • Kolega
  • Mano Beach Side Café
  • Warung Batavia
  • Warung Sobat
  • Hallo Restaurants
  • Tokyo Skipjack
  • Kakatua Tropic Lounge

Mid-Range Restaurants

  • Biku
  • Jemme Dining
  • Cafe Seminyak
  • Gourmet Cafe
  • Grocer and Grind
  • The Junction
  • Le Tebu
  • Made’s Warung
  • Queen’s Tandoor
  • Rumours
  • Sate Bali
  • The Plumbers Arms
  • Ultimo
  • Waroeng Bonita

Upper Market Restaurants

  • La Lucciola
  • Metis
  • Sardine
  • Sarong


  • Little Green Cafe

Top Seminyak Attractions

With so many things to see and do, here are some of my top things to do in Seminyak.

  • Petitenget Temple
  • Biasa ArtSpace
  • Echo Beach
  • Trick Art 3D Gallery
  • Seminyak beach
  • Cocktails on the beach watching the sunset

Shopping in Seminyak

Seminyak is the centre in Bali for hip and inventive fashion boutiques, other designer stores and art studios. A good starting point for any shopper would be the legion of small boutiques and designer stores on Jalan Laksmana

Clothing and accessories

  • 2NDSKIN,
  • Bamboo Blonde
  • Balifu
  • Biasa
  • Bong’s
  • Body and Soul
  • Indigo & Rose
  • Mario Silver
  • Milo’s,
  • Praia Beachwear
  • Religion
  • Sabbatha
  • Shaman
  • we’ar concept store


  • Folk Art Gallery
  • Kebbath Studio
  • Lukisan traditional & modern paintings
  • One World Gallery
  • Richard Meyer Culture
  • Buddha Gallery Bali

Supermarkets & Shopping Complex

  • Bintang Supermarket
  • Seminyak Square