Seminyak travel and tourist guide

Located at the northern end of Legian, Seminyak is Bali’s most stylish and cosmopolitan beach resort. It combines a little urban chic with a vibrant European style atmosphere and attracts affluent package tourists and a constant flow of trendy clubbers. This is where you will find Bali’s largest expat community and amenities cater to their needs with classy boutique shopping and a host of continental delis, French patisseries and even English tea rooms.

Despite its street cred and sophisticated atmosphere, Seminyak has a relaxed pace of life making it ideal for a family beach holiday. It is virtually free of street hawkers and even the youthful surfing scene is more self consciously laid back and less commercialised. The beach is wide and attractive and rarely overcrowded. It makes for the perfect spot for sunbathing and watersports. The adjacent road is closed to traffic and you can enjoy early evening sundowners right on the sand.

Attractions & activities

Explore the surrounding hamlets with a relaxing horseback trek or take a glimpse of one of south Bali’s most historic temples just a stone's throw from the picturesque beach...more


Experience the most exquisite standards of comfort and service with alluring views of the ocean or lush rice terraces with some attractive discounts available with Agoda...more


You certainly won’t go hungry in Seminyak with dozens of award winning restaurants serving up a tempting range of first class cuisine from every possible corner of the globe...more

Bars & nightlife

It has Bali’s most spectacular dance clubs, some great live music bars and trendy beach front lounges. It is also the centre of Bali’s famous and flamboyant gay club scene...more

Seminyak guide - chic beach with fine dining and gay clubbing

Seminyak is undeniably more expensive than nearby Kuta but this comes with a significant step up in quality so you can still find exceptional value-for-money here if you trust our top recommendations.

Recommended hotels near Seminyak Beach

You can expect the most eye catching villa resorts, a host of award winning restaurants and a cutting edge nightlife scene that would not look out of place in Milan or Miami Beach. No two days need be the same in Seminyak where you can enjoy plenty of action indulging in energetic beach sports or surfing. You will find Bali’s most artfully designed luxury villas and beach hotels right here in Seminyak. This cosmopolitan hotspot is a self indulgent treat for gourmet food lovers and offers the most colourful nights out filled with plenty of style. There are excellent road links and it makes the perfect base for touring other parts of Bali.

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