Seminyak is an area located north of Kuta and can be considered a quieter version of it, despite having similar atmospheres. There are many high-end places in Seminyak, such as branded stores and fancy eateries. That’s why many villas in Seminyak are also quite sophisticated to complement the area, accommodation in Seminyak is also quite high compared to other places in Bali.
Seminyak being a popular luxury vacation area, there are many interesting places that you can find around the area to satisfy your desires. Here are some of them:
The Magnificent Villas in Seminyak
Starting out, let’s talk about the villa first. Just like how the surrounding area filled with glamorous life, villas in Seminyak tend to be more high class and targeted towards wealthy people. Some of the villas even look like a mansion with its size and the facilities that you get while staying,
But you always get something worth that you spend on, for these villas are wonderfully built without sparing expenses. From the garden, swimming pool, living area, and the outdoor lounge are there to accommodate you and your companion.
The Shopping Area
Jl. Raya Seminyak is filled with fashion and designer stores in every corner of the street. Kind of similar to Malioboro in Jogja but more up class. The street is often crowded though, so I suggest park your bike or car somewhere close by and start walking to browse every single store there. From suits to jewelry, you can find many apparels collection to spice up your looks.
The Art Galleries
Although not as great as Ubud, Seminyak also offers a nice selection of art galleries around. Most of them are made by the local artists, and some even came from Ubud to sell their pieces in here to avoid huge competition. Folk Art Gallery and Kebbath Studio are one of the few nice examples of art galleries in Seminyak. Interestingly though, most of the artworks in Seminyak have Buddhist designs as opposed to traditional Balinese Hinduism.
Spa and Massages
Now, this is probably the one Seminyak famous for some people. The spa and massage area in Seminyak is one of the best in Bali if not Indonesia. Foreigners often say that the service there can be compared to where they are coming from but with way less cost. The cheapest spa in Seminyak is around IDR 300.000 and can go up to IDR 1 million depending on the service quality and place.
Every hotel and villas around Seminyak is already facilitated with spa service. For hotels, you can just go to the spa room, while in the villa you can contact one of the masseurs assigned to each villa and they will provide you with everything that you need.
Is it Worth it?
Pretty much if you wanted to experience a luxurious life in Bali while still enjoying the beach and the culture. There’s also an iconic bar/restaurant called Ku De Ta which is famous worldwide for a place to party, only a few minutes away from villas in Seminyak if you do decide to stay there.