Escape the crowds of Kuta Beach and relax on the stretch of sand that connects Seminyak’s luxurious spas, upscale hotels and oceanfront restaurants.
At Seminyak Beach you can relax in style as it is quieter and more upscale than the nearby beaches of Kuta and Legian. Spend your days sunbathing and swimming and enjoy the sea breeze on the long sandy beach. At the end of the day, indulge in fine dining in a world-class beachside restaurant while watching the brilliant sunset.
Begin your day with a stroll along the beach and dive into the Bali Sea to cool off. If you are a surfer, rent a board from a surf school. The surf is better at Kuta, but Seminyak Beach is less crowded. Afterward, pamper yourself with a spa treatment, reflexology or Balinese massage. For something special, ask for a “Boreh”; you’ll be wrapped in a cloth and then covered in a warm, healing balm made from roots, herbs and spices. Finally you’ll soak in a warm flower bath to rinse it all off.
Seminyak village is full of chic stores and luxurious resorts and is known as a center for the arts. Go shopping or visit a gallery and see the works of Chusin Setiadikara, the Indonesian master of realism, or Wianta and Ugo Untoro.
While Seminyak Beach is a quieter option to Kuta Beach, you’ll still find evening entertainment, with many hotel bars and clubs within a short walk. Enjoy a live performance, sip a cocktail, go dancing or dip in a poolside bar.
Seminyak Beach is 1.6 miles (3 kilometers) north of Legian Beach and a 30-minute drive from Denpasar Airport. It is just a 15-minute drive from Kuta if the traffic is light. Drive along the road of Jalan Sunset for the best chance of getting there quickly. Stay in a villa on the beach, a spa resort or a high-end hotel. This idyllic and up-market part of Bali is for those who travel in style and comfort, so the prices are higher than in most Indonesian vacation resorts.