When looking to explore Indonesia, most travellers choose to camp base in Kuta, a place popular for its bustling markets, vibrant night life, budget accommodations and frenzied pace. While it might be a wise-decision for budget travellers, the honeymooners, couples and tourists looking to slow down their pace can get intimidated and overwhelmed by the maddening rush of the tourists. Unless you are taking a budget vacation, we suggest that you choose to stay in Seminyak, and you’ll be surprise at the number of astonishing offerings this resort town has in store.
Here’s our list of top five things you can do in Seminyak, Bali:
See a fairytale come alive at Santo Mikael church
Santo Mikael Church has a dreamlike atmosphere, a fact that makes it one of the most popular places in Bali for the exchange of wedding vows. If you are travelling to Bali for your honeymoon and would like to renew your vows, we suggest you consider this church with gothic architecture, sophisticated interiors, high vaulted ceilings and a 15 meter long aisle. The church remains surrounded by lush tropical trees and fragrant flowers of the island, and is also one of the best places in Seminyak for watching gorgeous sunsets and sunrises.
Get Clicked at the Entrance of W Hotel
Ever seen a movie where a scene is shot at such a stunning location that you’ve wanted to leave home in search of that location the same moment? Well, we have good news for you. The bamboo forest entrance outside the W Retreat & Spa in Seminyak is a view so impressive that you will want to click endless photos here. Tall bamboos droop on either side of the path to create a natural arch. Standing here, it is easy of lose sense of reality and be transposed to a dreamland.
Dine at the Unique Cafes and Restaurants in Seminyak
Seminyak boasts some of the classiest and most innovative restaurants in Bali. Find your favourite from La Laguna, a cafe by the beach with colourful gypsy caravans; Nook, a rustic cafe located in the middle of rice fields as well as La Favela, a tropical themed restaurant by the day and festive bar by the night. The Nirvana Burger Bar is popular for its live music and fireshows whereas at cafe Deux Ex Machina, you can get free tattoos with your tacos on Tuesdays. These cafes remain thronged by tourists looking to have a good time and meet new people from different parts of the world.
Potato Head Beach Club, the hottest club in Seminyak
The Potato Head Beach Club defines good times in Seminyak. Thronged by tourist looking for luxury, rejuvenation and entertainment, all at the same place, the beach club is where you will find it easy to leave your worries behind you and join in the revelry. You’ll be welcomed by a beachfront bar, a 500sqm lawn and an infinity pool at this amphitheatre by the beach. Also the venue for the famed Ultra Beach Bali EDM festival, Potato Head Beach Club also boasts some of the best restaurants and pubs where internationally known DJs play their top beats.
Spend time by the Seminyak Beach
Considered the most fashionable beach in Bali, the Seminyak beach is where the best resorts and restaurants line up in Bali. This white sand and pristine beach is one of the best places in Bali for surfing and scuba diving. For those who fancy, there is also an opportunity to explore the beach on a horse. If a rejuvenating time is all you care for, you will appreciate a host of spas that claim space here, offering pampering spa and massage sessions to visitors. Do not miss the sunset at this beach; it is one of the most gorgeous in the entire Bali.