5 Things to do in Seminyak

5 Things to do in Seminyak

Seminyak is home to Bali’s most popular shopping spots, funky cafes and cool beach bars. To make sure you experience the best that Seminyak has to offer here are our top five things you need to know about Seminyak.

Seminyak lady swimming in pool

EAT

From good coffee, delicious local cuisine and quirky cafe spots, there is something to suit every foodie’s needs.

If you’re already missing your morning coffee and are yet to find an equal in Bali, look no further than our two favourites, Coffee Cartel and Revolver. Situated conveniently in the fashionable Petitenget area of Seminyak, Coffee Cartel is the ultimate boutique coffee experience. Step inside to find a unique space where traditional Mexican aesthetics blend seamlessly with Balinese café culture. Revolver on the other hand is a hole-in-a-wall shop serving some of the best coffee in town, as well as, a hefty dose of character with their storefront resembling something out of a Wild Wild West film. If you want the perfect brew, these are the café stop-offs for you.

For travellers looking for a plant-based, healthy hit the kids at KYND community have you sorted. Head there for an oh-so-delicious breakfast, mid-day juice and smoothie hang out, healthy salad bar or post workout pitstop! Whether you are veggie or meat lover, KYND is a must visit!

If you’ve been following our daily guides you may be looking for a more substantial meal after last nights drinking escapades. Welcome the world’s only hangover happy meal! Yep, Seminyak locals, Sea Circus, have you covered. Dishing up home-style breakfasts, acai bowls, chilli scrambled eggs, breakfast burritos and Bloody Mary’s, the Sea Circus menu will leave you feeling full and satisfied.

SHOP

If shopping in Bali was at the top of your Bali bucket list, then Seminyak is the place from you. From traditional balinese stores, bohemian homewares and designer boutiques, Seminyak is a shopaholic's dream. With so many stores to check out we have narrowed down some of our favourites.

Ladies, get your wallets out and your partners arm’s ready for some serious shopping. For the boho goddess in all of us check out August the Label, Shakuhachi and My Little Joe Woman. Known for their feminine prints, gorgeous cuts and easy-to-wear dresses, these stores have something for every occasion. If you’re looking for sophisticated evening wear Magali Pascal  is a must for an effortlessly chic, feminine aesthetic or Blonde Bamboo for the fearless fashion seekers.

Lads, we haven’t forgotten about you. For sweet, surf threads at an affordable price look no further than Somewhere Store. They stock the latest fashion trends from around the globe and will be your one stop shop for all your fashion needs. If you’re a lover of leather goods the guys at The Bali Tailor make custom made leather jackets and boots and on-trend linen casual wear The Bali Tailor is our go-to for quality staple items.

Homeware lovers, Seminyak is the space for you. You cannot go to Bali without being inspired by the awe-inspiring interiors displayed in the local shops, temples and villas and what better way to remember your travels by then with new home interiors. To help take a little bit of Bali back home with you, head to Satunama, one of Seminyak's premier interior stores. Satunama designs products using natural and eco-friendly materials for your home and environment.  Their designs are simple and modern - perfect for anyone looking to purchase a statement piece for their humble abode.

Get your bags at the ready if you are into indie, bohemian, or scandi interior vibes, because you are going to want one of everything from The Tailored Store. Our newest retail crush will have you decorating your living, dining or bedroom with their island inspired knick-knacks and furniture pieces. For more bohemian inspired pieces also check out Kim Soo!

VISIT

Seminyak isn’t just for eating, shopping and drinking - head to Seminyak Beach and go horse riding. Trot along Bali’s beautiful beaches for up to two hours and enjoy the gorgeous ocean views. You will be assigned a horse and a professional guide who will host you during the horse ride.

If horse riding isn’t for you, enjoy the golden sand and beautiful wave break that is Seminyak beach. Bring a picnic or rent a sun bed and spend the day lazing in the sun. Locals are often nearby offering up mini massages and selling cold beers, soft drinks and coconuts.

If you’re a lover of art and are wanting to check out the local art scene check out Nyaman Gallery. Majority of the artwork displayed are by local Balinese and Indonesian artists, plus, most of the pieces displayed are for purchase so you can snag yourself a travel momento too!

Seminyak beach with two lounge chairs

DRINK

Many travellers flock to Seminyak for it’s well-known beach clubs and nightlife. Whether you want to chill by the pool or dance into the night these venues are the cream of the crop when it comes to day time drink hangs.

Mrs. Sippy is an oasis-inspired destination for daytime hangs involving food, refreshing drinks and all round fun in the sun. Host to the islands largest saltwater swimming pool with one, three and five meter diving platforms, enjoy sipping expertly shaken cocktails while grooving to the island’s best local and international DJ’s.

A favourite amongst Aussie travellers, Potato Head is home to two restaurants, three bars, an infinity pool and a 500 square metre lawn that overlooks the Indian Ocean. Make sure you stay until dusk as Potato Head offers one of the best sunset views in Seminyak.

For the sunseeker travellers Ku De Ta is the ultimate beachfront destination for you. Ku De Ta's idyllic tropical setting is home to a restaurant, bar and beach lounge set to an eclectic soulful soundtrack with panoramic views across the Indian Ocean. Open from 8am to late, Ku De Ta serve a variety of dining options from informal grazing to relaxed fine-dining.

PLAY

Seminyak is a destination for good times and that’s exactly what many of it’s night-time venues offer. Check out Da Maria, a modern Italian restaurant highlighting the diversity of Italian food, wine, music, fashion art and friends. Their traditional pizza dough is drool worthy, plus, you can kick on after dinner at their in-house bar.

For a vibrant ‘see and be seen experience’ head to Woo Bar. An energising bar that goes from fun, playful and relaxed during to day to exciting and vibrant at night. Head to Woo Bar’s sky deck atop the club for a beautiful view of the city or wander down to Woobase for the ultimate dance floor experience, as well as an underground whiskey room.