Bright fabrics flutter gently in the breeze while inviting waves lap the soft grey sands of Seminyak’s beaches. This resort area on the island’s west coast just north of Kuta, is Bali’s most stylish beach locale.
Spend your days making the most of the good surfing conditions, or take a break from the beach and peruse the bright stalls at a local market. Go exploring and you’ll discover the small Balinese temple of Pura Petitenget which often hosts beach-side ceremonies near to Petitenget Beach. Then, as the sun sets, follow the party to the beachside clubs where you can sip on cocktails and enjoy the evening breeze.
There are a variety of superb luxury hotels and resorts to choose from, whether you want to be close to the action, or a little further away. And with international chefs at the helms of many of the area’s restaurants, dining out in Seminyak is an adventure in itself. Feast on rich flavours from around the globe while you drink in glorious sunset views over the ocean.
When to go
The best time to go is between May and October to avoid the rainy season.
What to do
- Go for cocktails at Ku Da Ta for sunset
- Take in the Southern Bali sunsets
- Surf on the moderately-sized waves, great for beginners