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14 Fun Things To Do in Seminyak, Bali

by ElenaSergeeva

Seminyak in Bali lies directly in the middle of Kuta and Canggu and is the more relaxed place to be when comparing these three towns. Although the nightlife isn’t quite as intense in Seminyak as it is in Kuta or Canggu, there are still lots of fun and unique things to do to keep you busy.

 Seminyak is most famous for its beach which is very large to say the least (3km total distance). I spent plenty of time soaking up the sun here during my 4 nights in Seminyak and the best part about the beach is that it is in close proximity with lots of hotels and shopping malls.

This makes it easy to do some shopping after you’ve finished sunbathing or go for a nice meal with friends. 

One thing I discovered about Seminyak after coming here is that there is more of an emphasis on the quality of entertainment here as evident through the numerous fancy beach clubs and top-notch restaurants. 

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14 Fun Things To Do in Seminyak, Bali – What You Need To Know

First Things First, How Do You Get To Seminyak?

Seminyak is roughly a 20-minute taxi ride north from Ngurah Rai airport (the main airport in Bali). Just ask one of the taxi drivers who are waiting outside to take you there. To ensure you are getting charged a fair price and not getting scammed, I would advise asking them to put the meter on.

If you are staying in Canggu, the taxi journey will also be around 20 minutes long to get there with Kuta being the shortest distance of only 10 minutes between the two towns. For those who wish to take out the stress of finding a transfer, I recommend booking a private service here.

How To Get Around Seminyak

A cool thing about Seminyak being a tourist hub is the fact that there are lots of nearby places that have scooters to rent. Driving a scooter is a great way of getting to wherever you need to get to and it is faster than ordering taxis. If you aren’t feeling confident with driving a scooter though, you can always rent a car or hire a driver for the time that you are here for.

If you don’t have past experience with driving a scooter in Bali, Seminyak probably isn’t the best place to start because the traffic is more hectic than Ubud or Amed. Traffic is still better than Canggu but considering it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bali, it makes sense that it is going to be more challenging to drive a scooter around.

14 Fun Things To Do In Seminyak, Bali – What You Need To Know

Fun Things To Do in Seminyak:

  • Go To Seminyak/ Double Six Beach
  • Relax At A Beach Club
  • Eat At A Delicious Restaurant
  • Try Out A Luxury Spa
  • Visit Petitenget Temple
  • Learn How To Surf
  • Walk Around A Shopping Mall
  • Workout At The Gym
  • Grab A Morning Coffee
  • Shop At A Boutique Store
  • Buy A Souvenir At The Flea Market
  • Experience The Nightlife
  • Go To An Art Gallery
  • Alternative Beach To Visit (Kayu Aya Beach)
  • Best Hotels To Stay In Seminyak
  • FAQ’s
  • Conclusion

1. Go To Seminyak/ Double Six Beach

Price to Rent a Deckchair: 50,000 IDR ($3.31)

Price for a Bintang Beer On The Beach: 25,000 IDR ($1.50)

Price for a Coconut On The Beach: 50,000 IDR ($3)

Activities That You Can Do at Seminyak Beach: Surfing, Sunbathing, Kite Flying, Get A Massage, Horseback riding

Seminyak Beach is a vital part of Seminyak and it honestly cannot be missed while you are there. 

The reason why Seminyak and Double Six Beach are linked together is because double six is essentially part of it making them one in the same. 

The difference between the both of them is that Double Six offers more good restaurants and things you can do including scuba diving.

It’s a beautiful place to watch the sunset and coming here in the evening offers you a magical experience. However, going in the morning can also be nice to catch some rays and maybe go for a jog.

It is also important to mention that it does get very busy. For this reason, try to avoid going there during peak hours such as midday if you are looking for a quieter time.  For those who wish to learn how to surf, you can book an Individual or 3-Day Surfing Lessons.

2. Relax At A Beach Club

If there is one thing which is as good as the beach itself, it is going to one of the many incredible beach clubs in Seminyak. Potato Head is a great choice and they have held many great events there in the past. 

However, there are plenty of other beach clubs to choose from besides just Potato Head. Here is a list of some of the best beach clubs that you can go to:

Potato Head

Opening Times: Sunday-Thursday: 9am-midnight, Friday & Saturday: 9am-2am

Entrance Price: Free

Poolside Daybed: 500,000 IDR ($33.08)

Beach Daybed with View: 1,000,000 IDR ($66.16)

The beach club in Seminyak I like the most has to be potato head.

The overall layout and structure is absolutely incredible and it almost looks like a football stadium from the outside. You can tell a lot of work has gone into this place and there are lots of areas to chill out and relax there. 

One of the highlights of this beach club is the infinity pool which overlooks the beach.

Besides just the infinity pool though, Potato Head also offer lots of other facilities which include the following:

  • Library
  • Bar
  • Daybeds
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Group Workouts
  • Beach View
  • Free Parking
  • Dj’s
  • Live Events

Mano Beach House

Opening Times: 11AM-11PM

Entrance Fee: Free

Daybed Price: 500,000 IDR ($33.08)

When discussing beach clubs in Seminyak, Mano Beach House is definitely up there as a favorable option the list.

Although not as popular as Potato head, Mano is still a great place to visit and it features pretty much everything a great beach club needs including a pool, live music and lots of different places to relax. You can also book tables here with your friends and watch the sunsetting over the beach.

The main difference between Potato head and Mano is the fact that Mano is mainly based outside while Potato head also has a lot of indoor facilities.

Here is a list of the facilities at Mano Beach House:

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Daybeds
  • Pool
  • Beach View
  • Dj’s

Mrs Sippy Beach Club

Opening Times: 10AM-9PM

Entrance Fee: 100,000 IDR ($6.62)

Regular Daybed: 600,000 IDR ($39.69)

Premium Daybed: 1,000,000 IDR ($66.16)

Cabana: 1,500,000 ($99.23)

Mrs Sippy has to be in the top three beach clubs in Seminyak and best of all, it is only a few minutes walking distance from Potato Head. That means if you feel like trying out several beach clubs in one day, you can finish at Potato Head and then walk directly to Mrs Sippy!

The main difference between Mrs Sippy and most of the other ones is the fact that you have to pay to enter. Luckily, it isn’t that much and it is worth it for the experience.

What separates this from the others is the huge pool which covers a large portion of the beach club by itself.

 It is more family friendly for this reason and it is great to take the kids with you.

Expect to spend some money here because food and drink prices can add up but Mrs Sippy is a top beach club and one of the best in Seminyak.

Here is a list of the facilities at Mrs Sippy Bali:

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Daybeds
  • Cabanas
  • Large Pool
  • 3 Diving Platforms
  • Beach View
  • Dj’s

3. Eat At A Delicious Restaurant

It isn’t just beach clubs and the beach that draws tourists to Seminyak in the dozens, there are also lots of great restaurants all over this town. Whether you want traditional Indonesian, Japanese, Italian, French or even Greek cuisine, it is safe to say that Seminyak has it all and more.

Here is a list of all my favorite restaurants that I’ve been to:

Naty’s Restaurant Seminyak

Opening Times: 11AM-5AM

Address: Jalan Kayu Aya No.53 Seminyak Kuta, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Naty’s Restaurant is right in the heart of Seminyak and is close to a majority of where the popular nightclubs are located. The thing I enjoyed the most about going to Naty’s is their range of seafood options along with the many live performances that go on there. We actually ended up dining here two nights in a row.

Fresh seafood display at Naty’s in Seminyak

If you are into clubbing, you can also visit La Favela which is directly opposite on the other side of the road. 

Naty’s food is both great quality and cheap which is one of the main reasons I like going. I would highly recommend eating there during your stay in Seminyak.

Ultimo Italian Restaurant 

Opening Times: 4PM-11PM

Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No.78, Seminyak, Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

As a big fan of Italian food, it is safe to say that this place serves good Italian food. Ultimo is also located close to Naty’s and you could walk there in less than 5 minutes in total.

Ultimo Italian Restaurant is located in the center of Seminyak and they sell a wide range of delicious pizzas and fine wines that you have to try. This is one of the more expensive restaurants in Seminyak but it does get quite busy.

KYND COMMUNITY SEMINYAK – An Instagrammable Restaurant in Seminyak

Opening Times: 7AM-10PM

Address: Jalan Petitenget No.12 Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361

Whether you want to stop in the morning for a healthy breakfast or later in the evening for dinner, this is a great and healthy option to eat at. This is a perfect place to enjoy a quality, healthy meal.

I really enjoyed the smoothie bowls here. The one I ordered had granola, strawberries and blueberries with the word Bali spelled out in slices of papaya.

Fun Things To Do in Seminyak, Bali

It was a memorable experience to say the least and if you are a vegan, I would highly recommend coming here as most of the food they sell is vegan based. It is also great for photos!

You can find KYND COMMUNITY close to Shooters and the Forge pub which are on the main road.

4. Try Out A Luxury Spa

Bodyworks Spa in Seminyak

There are really great spas in Seminyak and it is worth trying some of them out while you are visiting. We visited Bodyworks Spa which is housed in a beautiful building that somewhat resembles a Moroccan Riad. We booked a fantastic avocado hair treatment and a massage. This place is super popular thus reservations in advance are highly recommended.

All the spas offer special packages so you can’t really go wrong with choosing between them. Another great one is Spring Spa and Kaiana Spa. This is located on the right side of the main road in Seminyak and they offer a great full-body massage where you can choose which scented oils you want to use.

Private massage room at Bodyworks Spa

To enter Kaiana after seeing the sign on the building, turn right into the carpark and walk through the restaurant. You’ll then see a group of stairs on the left side which you climb to the top of. From there keep on walking few steps and see the doors of the entrance with the reception desk opposite.

5. Visit Petitenget Temple

Petitenget Temple (also known as Masceti Temple) is located close to Petitenget Beach.

 This is one of the few popuar temples that you can go to in Seminyak. It is worth visiting to learn more about the culture and history of Bali and especially in the town of Seminyak. 

Although you can’t find many historical landmarks in this tourist filled town, this temple is certainly one of them that you can tick off your bucket list.

It is believed by Balinese locals that this temple guards off evil spirits and purifies the area which surrounds it. Built by Hindu priest Dang Hyang Nirtartha in the 15th century, this temple is very much still alive and visited by locals to this day. 

6. Learn How To Surf

Average Session Length: 2-4 hours long

Beginner Surf Lesson Price at Bali Green Surf School: 420,000 IDR ($28)

Price for Private Surf Lesson: 575,000 IDR ($38)

Full Family Lessons: 1,437,074 IDR ($95)

Seminyak is a great, beginner-friendly area in Bali to learn how to surf.

 The waves at Seminyak Beach aren’t as intimidating as Uluwatu (which is where the more experienced surfers typically go) and you can learn properly with a trained instructor. There are a lot of surf schools offering different prices at Seminyak Beach so it is important to find the right deal for you.

Two good options are Bali Green Surf School and Santai Surf School Bali. Both of these are very experienced and have plenty of high reviews online.

7. Walk Around A Shopping Mall

Seminyak Village Mall Opening Times: 10AM-10PM

Seminyak Square Mall Opening Times: 10AM-10PM

Did you know that Seminyak not only has one shopping mall, but two which are right next to each other?

These are called Seminyak Village and Seminyak Square which are both located in the center of town.

 Seminyak Village has a wide range of designer stores to choose from including H&M, ALDO and Bamboo Blonde among various others which are featured on the two floors.

The other popular shopping mall is Seminyak Square which has shops such as Quiksilver and DC. This one is a bit less classy than Seminyak Village but it is still not bad to go shopping for some additional clothes or household supplies.

8. Workout At The Gym

Price for monthly membership at Hammerhead Gym: 400,000 IDR ($26.45)

Price for monthly membership at Bali Fitness: 650,000 IDR ($42.97)

Seminyak has lots of different gyms to offer.

For those of us who like to stay fit and healthy while traveling, you can’t go wrong with most of the ones that they have to offer here. 

A popular one is Hammerhead gym. Here you can hire a personal trainer and the prices aren’t overly expensive compared to other destinations worldwide. If you are to hire a personal trainer in England for example, it would have been 2 or even 3 times more!

Bali Fitness is another gym which is supposed to be good for the number of different activities you can do there including group sessions.

Overall, it is safe to say that Seminyak has its fair share of gyms to choose from.

9. Grab A Morning Coffee

Two places that offer a good coffee in Seminyak are Revolver Espresso and Cafe Organic.

Revolver is a popular coffee shop in Bali and has three chains on the island with one of them being in Canggu. The coffee beans are high quality and are grown and sourced in Bali. The coffee is surprisingly cheap but expect to pay a considerable amount for the food which is high compared to Bali standards.

Cafe Organic is another popular and highly favored coffee shop in Seminyak. It is known for its healthy vegetarian food which they source locally on the island and are known to do a good coffee there too.

10. Shop At A Boutique Store

It is official, Seminyak is a boutique lover’s dream with lots of little stores dotted all over the town. 

Inside of these stores you can find a wide variety of dresses, shoes, shirts and whatever else fits your clothing needs. As an avid boutique fan, shopping here was one of my favorite things to do and I honestly couldn’t resist checking them all out.
One of my favorite boutique stores is Jules the Label. 

This cute little store sells a range of different clothes from dresses and skirts to more casual clothes such as loose shirts. I managed to find a nice linen jumpsuit in my size and I would definitely go back next time I visit. 

Many of the clothes in Jules the Label are made and sourced using natural materials too which seems to be a common theme in Bali. The natural style has become pretty trendy over the years.

11. Buy A Souvenir At The Flea Market

Seminyak Flea Market Opening Times: 10AM-5PM

There is nothing that completes a holiday in Bali quite like visiting a local market and getting your hands on a souvenir or two. 

One of these which I drove past on several occasions is the flea market.

Here you can get practically anything from hanging elephant keyrings and woven handbags to huge pieces of art that you can hang on your wall. 

Before coming here, one of the key things to remember when entering any local market in Bali is to negotiate with the locals.

Just because they say that somethingis a certain price, you can often get a much better price by offering a cheaper amount. I have had many times where I have offered a cheaper price which they have either matched or met me halfway on.

12. Experience The Nightlife

Out of all of the nightlife in Bali, Seminyak probably offers the classiest range of bars and clubs which are good places to spend a night out. Here are two of the popular clubs:

La Favela

Opening Times (for the club): 11PM-3AM

Entrance Ticket Price (features a free drink): 150,000 IDR ($9.91)

Out of all of the clubs in Seminyak, La Favela is definitely one of the most popular ones.

This would be when comparing it to Red Ruby, 40 Thieves and Da Maria.

The club features two separate buildings that you can go in and out of with three separate dancefloors each playing their own music. The coolest part about La Favela is the bridge which connects both sides of the buildings together and you can relax on it and talk with your friends while enjoying the views.

It is open until 3AM during which you can go into the main dance area and enjoy the common playlist of pop songs and dance music. This is on the bottom floor on the opposite side of the entrance.

Alternatively, you can hang out outside and get some fresh air. 

A memorable feature of this Brazilian-themed club is the mini Christ The Redeemer statue (also known as the huge Jesus statue in Rio De Janeiro) which you can see right next to the bridge.  

All in all, La Favela is where it is at for nightlife in Seminyak.

Da Maria

Opening Times (for the club): 5PM-3AM

Da Maria is another great club/restaurant that serve Italian food during the day and late until the evening. This is one of the classier clubs that Seminyak has to offer with the option to buy a drinking table for you and your friends. Although on most nights it closes at midnight, it is open until 3AM on 3 nights a week which include Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

A lot of the music they play there is RNB and Dance music but it is a great alternative to La Favela to let your hair loose for the night.

13. Go To An Art Gallery

The art galleries in Seminyak aren’t quite as good as Ubud but there are a few still worth mentioning. These are:

Nyaman Art Gallery

Opening Times: 9AM-9PM

Entrance Fee: Free

Nyaman Art Gallery supposedly features artwork from both emerging artists based in Bali and more established artists. The word nyaman means comfortable in Indonesian which is the basis of how the art gallery is presented for visitors.

 One of the good things about this gallery is that it is free so you don’t really have much to lose by visiting.

You can check out their website for more details here.

Purpa Fine Art Gallery

Opening Times: 10AM-6PM

Entrance Fee: Free

Similar to Nyaman Gallery, Purpa Fine Art Gallery is also free to visit although it closes earlier. For this reason, if you are deciding to visit multiple art galleries in one day, it is better to make this one your priority first. 

It features artwork from people of all nationalities who live in Bali.

You can also check out their website here.

14. Alternative Beach To Visit (Kayu Aya Beach)

If you are more of the adventurous type and want to visit a beach in Seminyak without the tourist crowds, Kayu Aya Beach is a good alternative. The best part about it is that it is right next to Seminyak Beach, so it isn’t far away to get there. You will see mostly locals here so you don’t need to worry about dodging the crowds of tourists. 

Disini Luxury Spa Villas

During our 4 nights in Seminyak we stayed at the Disini Luxury Spa Villas which are located right in the heart of Seminyak just a block away from the Jl Kayu Aya road that is the main street lined with restaurants, bars and boutiques. We rented a beautiful bungalow and enjoyed our daily breakfast served in our room. The hotel also features a Spa and we did manage to enjoy a great massage treatment one afternoon. For availability and rates click here>>

Hotels To Stay Near Seminyak Beach

If you are looking to stay in a hotel which is located close to the beach in Seminyak, here are 5 great options that are nearby:

1. Double Six Luxury Hotel

Distance from Seminyak Beach: 140m away
Quality: 5-star hotel
Reviews: Very Good
Average Room Price Per Night: 3,000,000 – 4,000,000 IDR ($198.27 – $264.36)
For availability and rates click here>>
2. Hotel Indigo

Distance from Seminyak Beach: 650m away
Quality: 5-star hotel
Reviews: Excellent
Average Room Price Per Night: 3,000,000 – 3,500,000 IDR ($198.27 – $231.32)
For availability and rates click here>>

3. The Haven Bali Seminyak

Distance from Seminyak Beach: 900m away
Quality: 4-star hotel
Reviews: Good
Average Room Price Per Night: 700,000 – 1,500,000 IDR ($46.27 – $99.14)
For availability and rates click here>>

4. Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort

Distance from Seminyak Beach: 21m away (very close by)
Quality: 5-star hotel
Reviews: Good
Average Room Price Per Night: 2,500,000 – 3,500,000 IDR ($165.23 – $231.32)

5. Pelangi Bali Hotel and Spa

Distance from Seminyak Beach: 500m away

Quality: 4-star hotel
Reviews: Good
Average Room Price Per Night: 1,000,000 – 2,000,000 IDR ($66.10 – $132.20)
For availability and rates click here>>


1. Is Seminyak Better Than Canggu?

I would say that Seminyak is more suited for families or older couples who are more interested in a quieter environment. Seminyak offers a more touristy kind of vibe with the luxurious hotel options and fancy restaurants. It is a nicer place to spend your money in terms of a typical holiday and there is more pricier things to do there.

Canggu has its own benefits of course although many tourists do prefer Seminyak for a vacation.

2. What To Do With Kids In Seminyak?

A good thing you can do while on holiday with kids is to spend time at beach clubs. Most of these such as Mrs Sippy have big pools that they can play in and it serves as a great social activity while they are having fun. There is also a waterpark close by in Kuta which is called Waterbom Bali

This looks like a lot of fun although I haven’t been there personally.

3. How Long Would You Recommend Staying In Seminyak?

It really doesn’t take that long to see the things that Seminyak has to offer and get a feel for what it is like. However, while saying that it is a good place to chill and relax. Anywhere from 5 days to a week is a good amount of time to enjoy a holiday here. You could stay up to two weeks or even a month and you would still probably enjoy it.

Who doesn’t like relaxing on the beach all day?!


There are plenty of things that you can do while you are visiting Seminyak from relaxing at one of the many beach clubs to more exciting things such as learning how to surf. If there is one thing that truly makes Seminyak special, it is the high-quality restaurants, hotels and spas which make it stand out compared to its neighbors Canggu and Kuta.

If you are looking for a place in Bali to spend a large chunk of your family holiday, there isn’t a much better place on the island to visit than Seminyak.

I hope you enjoyed this article on the best things to while you are in Seminyak. Make sure to add as many of these activities as possible to your travel itinerary and bookmark this page for the next time you are in Bali.

You never know when it might come in handy for you!

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