Sights

Seminyak's sights are almost entirely related to consumption. After the beach and its temples, simply strolling the main strips and pausing to people-watch can be richly rewarding – and entertaining.

Activities

Massages & Spas

Seminyak's spas (and those of Kerobokan) are among the best in Bali and offer a huge range of treatments, therapies and pleasures.

Sleeping

Seminyak has a wide range of accommodation, from world-class beach resorts to humble hotels hidden on backstreets. This is also the start of villa-land, which runs north from here through the vanishing rice fields beyond Canggu. For many, a private villa with its own pool is a holiday dream.

Oodles of midrange chain hotels across south Bali add Seminyak to their names even when they're as far away as Denpasar.

Eating

Jl Kayu Aya is the focus of Seminyak eating (despite the hokey nickname 'Eat St') but there are great choices for every budget virtually everywhere. Note that some restaurants morph into clubs as the night wears on. Conversely, some bars and clubs also have good food. Meanwhile, you're never far from top-notch coffee as Seminyak has a thriving cafe culture.

Drinking & Nightlife

Like your vision at 2am, the division between restaurant, bar and club blurs in Seminyak. Although it lacks massive clubs where you can greet the dawn (or vice versa), stalwarts can head south to the rough edges of Kuta and Legian in the wee hours.

Numerous bars line Jl Camplung Tanduk, though noise-sensitive locals complain if things get too raucous.

Seminyak Sunsets

At the beach end of Jl Camplung Tanduk you have a choice: turn left for a beachy frolic at the string of beach bars, both simple and plush; or turn right for trendy beach clubs such as Ku De Ta, or cheery vendors offering cheap Bintang, a plastic chair and maybe some amateur guitar music.

Shopping

Seminyak has it all: designer boutiques (Bali has a thriving fashion industry), retro-chic stores, slick galleries, wholesale emporiums and family-run workshops.

The best shopping starts on Jl Raya Seminyak at Bintang Supermarket and runs north through Jl Basangkasa. The retail strip branches off into Jl Kayu Aya and Jl Kayu Jati while continuing north on Jl Raya Kerobokan into Kerobokan. Avoid stepping into a yawning pavement cavern.

Beachwear & Surf Shops

Seminyak's surf shops rival those found in Kuta and you'll find branches of the big brands here as well.