Best Seminyak Hotels
Seminyak HotelsDespite being Bali’s destination of choice for the rich and famous, the former fishing village of Seminyak has somehow managed to retain its down-to-earth feel, and unpretentious charm. It may help, but fame and fortune isn’t a prerequisite for a stay in Seminyak, as its miles of sugar-white sand, and rippling turquoise ocean welcome everyone. Relax in peace, listening to the waves rolling ashore, or join the locals on the busier stretches of sand - which are alive with strumming nylon guitar strings, clapping hands, and cheering kids kicking beach footballs. Things to seeThe pearly-white sand of Seminyak Beach begs you to choose a spot and settle for the day. Build sandcastles - watching as the coral-blue water of the Indian Ocean reclaims them when the tide creeps in - before settling back to see the sunset painting volcanic reds, oranges and blacks across the darkening sky. Bali’s beaches aren’t just about relaxation, though, and you can put your balance to the test on the white crests of rollers at Double Six Beach. Feel the burst of acceleration below your surfboard, as you zoom back to shore with the sound of waves roaring in your ears. If you want to mix with Bali’s hippest crowd, then the Positive Negative Visual Gallery is the place to go. This small, stylish gallery lets you mingle with artists who’ve poured their hearts and souls into the vibrant canvasses that hang neatly on the walls. Bring your wallet with you, and strike a deal on a piece of original art that’s still drying in its frame. Hotels in
SeminyakFall in love all over again in Seminyak’s breathlessly romantic hotels. Boutique options are perfect for loved up couples, and you can unwind in the comfort of an enormous room, enjoying squishy beds, free champagne on ice, and sweeping ocean views. The spas are nothing short of fabulous, and your body will thank you after experiencing soft massages, steamy saunas, and mineral-enriched splash pools - all designed to evaporate any trace of muscle tension. Palm tree shaded outdoor swimming pools are ubiquitous, and losing yourself in a book - with your feet dangling in the water, is heaven on Earth. With so much choice, you won’t struggle to find a hotel in Seminyak that ticks all of your boxes - whether you want an environmentally friendly villa - where the water’s heated by Seminyak’s sun - or a 5-star shorefront stunner. Where to stayThe beaches don’t empty after sunset - instead, they flicker into life with bonfires and candle flames, as guests and locals alike come together to bask in the idyllic location, and share fruity mango cocktails. Enjoy a live acoustic guitar concert on the beach, and feel the magic in the air, as the rustling waves play out an atmospheric accompaniment. In the city centre, cocktail shakers glint in the flashing lights of exclusive nightclubs, while outdoor bars hum with chatter and clinking glasses until late. As Seminyak’s rowdier neighbour, Kuta is another option, and it’s ideal for those who want to cut loose at pumping all-night clubs, or travel on wafer-thin budgets. How to get to SeminyakDenpasar International Airport is the main gateway to this part of Bali. Transfers are easy to arrange with your hotel, and they take around 15 minutes if the traffic's clear. You’ll need a special license if you want to drive yourself and, while not as bad as Kuta, Seminyak does get very congested at times. Busses roam across the country - and Seminyak's compact enough to get around on foot, or by bike - so avoid renting a car unless absolutely necessary.