Best Things To Do In Seminyak, Bali

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Best Things To Do In Seminyak, Bali

Nestled on the west coast of Bali, Seminyak is the perfect paradise for those who love the beach, foodies, and shopping lovers. With tons of Instagrammable cafes, beach clubs, and beautiful resorts, it’s no wonder so many people add Seminyak to their Bali itinerary! Below we are covering the best things to do in Seminyak, Bali!

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Sunset on Double Six Beach

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Relax on Double Six Beach

One of the best things to do in Seminyak, Bali, is hanging out at the beach! Double Six Beach is one of the main beaches to enjoy in Seminyak, and for good reason.

Whether you are looking to relax on one of the many rented lounge chairs, head to a beach bar, swim, or take a walk down the beach, this beach has you covered.

Take a Surf Lesson

Bali is known for its surfing conditions, so you will see tons of people getting lessons and real-deal surfers right on the beach. We saw tons of people getting lessons down Double Six Beach!

Double six beach
One of the best things to do in Seminyak is going to a beach bar
Hang out at a beach bar on Double Six Beach

Get A Massage

Bali is the perfect place to pamper yourself at an amazing price! Seriously, we couldn’t believe the costs of services compared to the USA.

We tried Spa Bali Drupadi, and the service was great. My husband and I did a couples massage, and I got a rose petal bath for about $20 USD. There are tons of Spa’s around Seminyak that can fit every price budget from low-end to super luxurious.

Address: Jalan Drupadi, Kuta, Seminyak, Bandung, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Hit The Beach Clubs

Beach clubs are easily one of the best things to do in Seminyak! Many of them are free entry and include pools and access to a more private beach. They generally have amazing food, lounge areas you can reserve (call a few days in advance), fun music and luxurious vibes.

When you visit these clubs, security is airport tight, seriously… They scan underneath your car, scan you with a metal detector and make you throw out liquids over a certain amount.

We hung out at Potato Head Beach Club and had a great time!

Address: Jl. Petitenget No.51B, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Other Seminyak beach clubs to check out are Mozaic, Cocoo, and Ku De Ta.

Head to Potato Head Beach Club for one of the best things to do in Seminyak Bali
Potato Head Beach Club

Shop around Jalan Laksmana

Get your shopping on at Jalan Laksmana road and surrounding areas. With tons of boutiques and shops, you will be sure to find some great steals! Remember to bargain!

Watch A Bali Sunset On The Beach

By far, one of my favorite things to do in Seminyak is watching the sunset on the beach! We went every single night, and I have yet to see a more beautiful sunset in my life.

Dancing at sunset on double six beach in Seminyak, Bali
Double Six Beach Sunset

Try A Cooking Class

Bali is known for having amazing cooking classes! Learn more about the Balinese culture and have fun making cooking some delicious food while in Seminyak.

Check Out The Insta-Worthy Cafes

Another one of the top things to do in Seminyak includes making your way through the cutest and Insta-Worthy Cafes! Not only are they super cute and trendy, but the food is also delicious. When visiting, don’t be alarmed if they check your bags and or use a metal detector. Some cafes to add to your list include:

Mexicola: Awesome Mexican food and really cute decor. Head here during the day if you want to take photos, but at night the restaurant/bar has really great energy. Make sure you make reservations ahead of time!

Address: Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Mexicola Seminyak Bali
Mexicola at on a Weekday Night
Mexicola food is one of the best things to do in Bali

Nalu Bowls Shelter: Get your “Bali Bowl” acai fix here! When you arrive, walk upstairs to a really cute café space. This was our favorite bowl spot!  You could find us here with bowls and french fries…call us weird, lol.

Address: Jl. Drupadi 1 No.2A, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Sea Circus: Sea Circus is known for being super Instagrammable, although we didn’t get a chance to actually eat here. We did get tons of recommendations for Sea Circus, so I can imagine the food is also good.

Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No.22, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

La Plancha Beach Bar & Restaurant: Did anyone say party on the beach? They must be talking about La Plancha located right on Double Six Beach! With tables and bean bag chairs set up, you have the best of both worlds! If nothing else, grab a Bintang beer and take a seat for the sunset!

Address: Jalan Mesari Beach, Seminyak, Kuta, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Hang out at La Plancha beach bar on double six beach

Take A Day Trip

Seminyak is close to many attractions that can be seen in a couple of hours to a day. Some awesome places you should consider day-tripping to include Tegenungan Waterfall, Tanah Lot Temple, visiting the surf town of Uluwatu for a day, or checking out the town of Canggu.

Canggu is known as the “new” Ubud, with tons of digital nomads. You can also find some of the best cafes in Canggu.

You can also take a day trip to the Nusa Islands, however, I would really recommend more than one day if you have time!

wearing teva sandals at waterfall
Tegenungan waterfalls

Getting Around Seminyak Bali

The best way to get around Seminyak is by scooter or taxi. When hiring taxis, look for the Blue Birds or you can try Grab (like Uber), but be careful as Bali is trying to ban the use of Grab.

If you feel comfortable riding a scooter, this is your cheapest option. If you go this route, make sure to be extremely careful since driving is on the left side and rules are not strictly enforced.

This leads to many scooter accidents, especially with tourists. If you decide to go with a scooter, getting gas can be quite comical. You will see little stands on the side of the road that say “petrol” with vodka bottles or other containers… yup!

Petrol station on Nusa Islands
How to get Petrol in Bali

Where to Stay In Seminyak

Being a beach town, there are tons of accommodations to choose from in Seminyak. We chose a moderate, budget-friendly hotel called Tijili. They had an amazing breakfast, beautifully updated rooms, and a funky cool layout.

We loved hanging by the pool and writing or walking down to the beach, which was about a 7-minute walk (Double Six Beach). You can check prices here:

Tijili Pool View Courtesy of

Tips Before Visiting Seminyak

  1. You will find that Bali has a lot of stray dogs. Keep your distance.
  2. We experienced a lot of locals asking us if we wanted drugs. DO NOT GET THEM! Bali is extremely tough on drugs. Sentencing can be from 4 years to a life sentence.
  3. Bring extra tissues with you. Not all toilets have toilet paper since they use a spray hose instead.
  4. Make sure to bring bug spray with DEET.

Things To Do In Seminyak Review

This covers Seminyak the top things to do in Seminyak you should not miss! As you can see this beach town is full of things to do and not too far away from other hot spots in Bali for day trips to Ubud, Nusa Islands and more!

If you are planning to visit other areas in Bali, head to my Bali Travel Guide to find more tips and itineraries!

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Samantha Oppenheimer

Samantha Oppenheimer (Sam Opp) quit her corporate marketing job in 2018 to travel the world and become a travel writer, blogger and content creator. She loves experiencing authentic travel experiences, photography, and nature. Sam shares helpful travel itineraries, travel tips, budget tips, and travel advice from her personal experiences. You can also find Sam's words featured in large publications including Mirror, Thrillist, and Well + Good.

11 thoughts on “Best Things To Do In Seminyak, Bali”

  1. Seminyak looks like an amazing place to stay at! I wish I had time to explore it when I was in Bali but it looks like I need to go back! Love this post Sam!

  2. I visited Bali but didn’t spend time in Seminyak unfortunately, I will go next time I will get the opportunity to travel there!

  3. You made me miss Bali so much. I love Bali and Seminyak and Canggu are the best regions for cafes and acai bowls. Would love to go back.

  4. I didn’t get to see Seminyak when I was in Bali and wish I could have gone! The beaches look absolutely beautiful. Loved this post!

  5. This is an amazing guide Sam! I actually stayed in a villa in Seminyak and it’s the perfect place to peace and quiet with a lot of great cafes. 🙂


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