Bali is one of my all-time favourite travel destinations. There are only a few places in the world that I would travel to a second time and Bali is one of them. Indonesia is such a beautiful country that is also incredibly affordable to explore. Today, I wanted to share a quick guide for exploring Seminyak, a trendy area of Bali with a relaxed surf town vibe.
– What to see, shop & eat in Seminyak, Bali –
Where to eat in Seminyak, Bali:
Our favourite place to eat in in Seminyak was Cafe Organic, a delicious and trendy vegetarian restaurant. The decor inside the restaurant was adorable and the prices were super reasonable. Oh, and the veggie whopper was easily the best veggie burger I have ever tasted in my life.
On our last night in Bali, we visited the Bistrot Bali. The decor in the restaurant was absolutely beautiful but we found the food to be rather mediocre considering the price. It’s a beautiful spot for a romantic date night but I can’t say it was our favourite.
How to get around Seminyak Bali:
Although there were plenty of tourists driving scooters and motorbikes, I would recommend choosing taxi’s or Uber’s to get around Seminyak, Bali. Traffic tends to be quite busy, but the town is small and it only takes a few minutes to get to almost anywhere in the area you might want to explore. Just make sure to choose a Blue Bird taxi (the most reputable company on the island) and ask the driver to turn on the meter.
Where to stay in Seminyak, Bali:
While in Seminyak, we stayed at the Hotel Santika Seminyak and I would highly recommend it. The rooms were simple, but beautifully appointed and the price was very affordable. I also have to say that their complimentary breakfast buffet was incredible. Along with a few American style dishes they had a traditional Indonesian food bar with the most delicious and unique flavours.
What to shop for in Seminyak, Bali:
When exploring the small boutiques and shops in Seminyak we found some beautiful locally crafted goods. There were many beautiful handwoven straw clutches and baskets but my favourite handicraft was all the beautiful macrame. There were so many gorgeous wall hangings and macrame decor items that are so on trend right now. I ended up falling in love with a stunning macrame table runner but sadly it wasn’t the right size for my table. I would definitely recommend visiting some of the local shops at the beginning of your stay in Bali, that way you can have something custom made if you are looking for something specific!
What to do in Seminyak, Bali:
When in Seminyak, the number one thing to do is surfing! Having never surfed before, my husband and I decided to take a surf lesson and it was one of the most memorable experiences of our trip. The water was absolutely beautiful, so warm and the waves were perfect for learning how to surf. We ended up choosing UP2U Surf School for our surf lesson and had a great experience. The instructors were very professional and we both ended up standing up on our surfboards when catching our very first wave! My only recommendation would be to bring your own pair of black leggings to wear. The surf school provided a pair to wear along with a rashgaurd but they were horribly stretched out and uncomfortable. Other than that, I would highly recommend UP2U for your surfing adventure!
Thanks for reading my guide to Seminyak! Is Bali, Indonesia on your travel wish list? Leave me a comment and let me know where you dream of traveling to next!