The rising star of the tourism scene and the next door neighbor to Bali’s party central Kuta, has been tempting the free-spirited travelers for over a decade now. Its chic hotels, glitzy bars and boutique malls are fast becoming a legend in terms of tourist attractions. The only catch is that Seminyak is no longer counted among the best kept secrets of the far-east; rather its magic has been unveiled long ago. Thus planning your trip well in advance and knowing about the major offerings will be an added boon to your jaunt in this serendipitous land.
All the holidays in southern Bali have got a beachy flair, and holidays in Seminyak are no different. Seminyak is placed just north of Kuta and Legian, and its elegant coastal sands, make it difficult to determine where one beach sums up and where the other one begins. The more northwards you head, the colder the sea breeze gets.
The road which outlines Seminyak Beach is swayed with bars on one side. The drinking spots range from luxurious pool bars to simple open-air beach bars. You can savour chilly Bintang along with taking in the majestic watery vistas, though the empty hummocks would be something of a rarity. The surf gets wilder quite often, so you need to be aware of the pounding surf. Moreover there are fewer lifeguards here as compared to Kuta.
Cafes and restaurants
Grocer & Grind is the most delightful breakfast eatery you will ever come across. Cozy and vibrant interiors mixed up with watery ecstasies, set the mood for easy, laid-back mornings. Poached eggs, Ricotta hotcakes and specialty burgers are mouth-watering. Coffee lovers will also feel content here. Nestled away from the main strip, Revolver is a small, salon-style-café where baristas mix everything from siphon to vanilla and chocolates.
For lunch or supper, resort to the South Asian influenced sumptuous delights of Mama San. The cocktails aren’t average either, the list is endless and the perfect comfy ambiance set up by the dark-woody interiors across two floors, makes you’re over all dining experience a euphoric one. But please bookwell in advance, as this place has got well defined cult following.