14 fun things to do in Seminyak
If you are looking for inspiration for you Seminyak vacation, here is our list of 14 fun things to do in Seminyak. From cooking courses to world-class golf.
1. Learn to cook the Balinese way at a cooking school
Balinese food is delicious, and several cooking schools in Seminyak teach you the secrets to get the flavors just right.
Learning to cook Balinese style is a fun way to spend the day with old or new friends. During a typical class you’ll learn to cook several Balinese dishes, and end the day with a feast with your cooking class mates.
2. Pose at the Bali Trick Art Gallery
At the Bali Trick Art Gallery you can step into one of the museums 3D paintings and get your photo taken.
With more than 80 paintings, there are plenty to choose from. You can pose with a dinosaur, or on the back of a horse. You can even get a family portrait taken on a broken suspension bridge, or within an ancient Egyptian tomb.
The museum is open every day of the week
3. Conquer the waves around Seminyak
No matter if you are new to surfing or you are an experienced surfer, the beaches around Seminyak offer great opportunities.
Beginners will find suitable waves at Kuta and Legian beach, while expert surfers can take on the more challenging breaks at the beaches north of Seminyak.
Boards can be rented almost everywhere, and several surf schools around Seminyak will teach you to master waves.
4. Feel blessed at the Pura Petitenget Temple
Pura Petitenget might not be as impressive as some of Bali’s better known temples, but with its central location at the beach right off Jalan Petitenget, it is reachable by foot from most locations in Seminyak.
If you are lucky you might get to see one of the spectacular beach side ceremonies that are regularly held in front of Pura Petitenget.
Below a ceremony on the beach in front of Pura Petitenget
5. Eat your way through Seminyaks many good restaurants
Nowhere else in Bali will you find as many top restaurants as you do in the Seminyak area.
Whether you are looking for a place to grab a quick meal or want to go all-in at one of areas gastronomic temples, you won’t be disappointed.
Even though prices in Seminyak’s top restaurants are high compared to Bali standards, the value for money is usually excellent.
You can find inspiration in our 10 good restaurants in Seminyak and Kerobokan post.
6. Visit one of Seminyak´s stylish beach clubs
Along the beach, several elegant beach clubs attracts the glitterati of Seminyak.
You shouldn’t deny yourself a visit to at least one of them whether it will be for a lazy breakfast, to lounge by the pool during the day, to watch the sun sets into the Indian Ocean, an evening cocktail, or to dine in one of the beach Club restaurants, which are among some of Seminyak’s best.
We have listed 4 beach clubs in Seminyak you need to know.
7. Hit the greens
Within a 30 minutes drive from Seminyak you’ll find three world-class golf courses.
The Greg Norman designed Nirwana near Tanah Lot, The New Kuta Golf Course, and Bali National Golf course on the Bukit Peninsula. All three courses have qualities that make them unique.
The Nirwana features terraced rice paddies and a signature hole right next to Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot temple. New Kuta is a links style course with a spectacular ocean view from the steep cliffs of the Bukit. Bali National Golf Course takes you through coconut groves and is played with the Mount Agung volcano in the distant horizon.
Below the Nirwana course.
8. Splash in Waterbom water park
If you are in Seminyak with children, or you feel like bringing out your inner child, Waterbom Water Park in Kuta is a great place to spend a day.
The Race track and Climax are recommended for the thrill seekers, while the less adventurous will enjoy a ride down Lazy River.
9. Join the party crowds at Seminyak’s clubs
Kuta might still be the home of Bali’s craziest nightlife, but if you want to party in style Seminyak is the only place to be.
Friday and Saturday night are the liveliest any time of the year, but in the peak seasons you can dance on the beach or sip cocktails until late any night of the week.
10. Go Wild in Bali Safari and Marine Park
Another one for the kids is the Bali Safari and Marine Park where a safari tram drives you through open areas with zebras, hippos, rhinos, and tigers.
The park also has a fresh water aquarium and hosts different animal shows and a fun zone with different joy rides.
The Park is located south of Gianyar, a 45 minute drive from Seminyak.
11. Treat yourself with one of Bali’s legendary massages
Take out an entire day where you will be treated like royalty or end the day with a quick 45 minute massage. No matter what you choose, you will most certainly feel like a new person once you are done.
Oftentimes, the massage itself can be as good at one of the budget friendly places as it is in the exclusive salons. However, the pricier options usually comes with an added amount of luxury, extra indulgence, and more elegant surroundings.
If you don’t feel like leaving “home,” most villas can arrange massages within the privacy of your villa.
12. Shop ‘til you drop
Seminyak is a shoppers mecca, so be sure to set some time aside for shopping.
Everywhere around Seminyak you are likely to stumble across small galleries and boutiques selling jewelry, clothes, and home decor. Hardcore shoppers should head to the area around Jalan Laksmana where you’ll find the highest concentration of shops.
13. Explore Bali’s central highland
Go on your own or team up with one of the many tour operators for a day trip into the lush green central high land. Here plenty of adventure and culture waits.
Visit Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital, with its many museums and temples. You can go white water rafting on the Agung River, climb a volcano, or suck in the everyday life in one of the regions many idyllic villages.
The opportunities are endless!
14. Try a yoga class
Scattered around a Seminyak you’ll find a number of yoga studios. Most of them have classes where you just can show up and pay for a single lessons (100.000 – 180.000 rupiah for a session).
Several kinds of yoga practices are represented in Seminyak. Famed yogi Olop Arpipi has popular classes at his studio on Jalan Drupadi 1. The Prana Spa has 3 daily classes (two in the morning and one in the afternoon), and if you can’t get it hot enough you can try hot yoga at Jiwa Bikram, where the temperature in the studio is constantly 38 degrees.
(15.) Stay in a private villa in Seminyak
We'll, this one might not belong on a things-to-do list, but Vilondo being a villa rental company, we could not resist to mention that Seminyak has some of Bali's most magnificent villas. If you are travelling as a family or a large group they are excellent value.
You can view the more than 250 villas in Seminyak we have listed here. If you have any questions or need any help, our Bali based villa experts are always ready to assist.