If I think about the things to do in Seminyak the first thing that pops into my mind is shopping.
You will say the same thing too because the first thing you will notice when arriving in Seminyak are the shops with the restaurants scattered in between. But hey...shopping here is the best on the island ;-)
Besides the beach, the clubs and funny looking creatures there are fortunately many other things to do in Seminyak...
Bali spa in Seminyak:
There are many independent professional spas around Seminyak Bali. At these beautifully decorated spas you can enjoy all types of treatments that can last for hours or even the whole day.
You should also check out a Bali luxury resort or spa villa resorts where treatments are given in exceptional settings.
Everywhere in Bali you can find shops. But here the shops and boutiques at Jln Raya Seminyak are fancier and meet the quality of Western styled clothing (incl. the size).
So this is the place for buying nice clothing, souvenirs, furniture etc. It might be more expensive then other places, but never more than at home...
Just like other villages along the south-west coast of Bali, Seminyak beach is just as popular.
However the water currents are very dangerous so check the color of the flag first before running in.
Besides the beaches at Seminyak you can also head for the more quiet Petitenget beach, just at the end of Jalan Oberoi.
This temple might not be as crowded as Tanah Lot or Uluwatu, nevertheless it's one of the important sea temples in Bali.
It belongs to
string of six temples set along the coast and is built by the most
important priest Nirartha.
If it's a national ceremony day in Bali, then you will find a lot of activities going on here.
Hacket Bungy Jumping Tower:
This is probably one of the most thrilling things to do in Seminyak; bungy-jumping at the beach.
AJ Hacket, located on Jln Double Six is an international company that maintains high safety standard. So at least you can worry about other things when you are standing on the edge overlooking the Indian Ocean.
There are a couple of stables near Seminyak which organize horse riding tours.
There's the Bali horse adventure where they offer 1-5 day pony camps at Pererenan Beach in the Canggu area north of Seminyak and there's the Bali Island Horse stable north of the famous Tanah Lot temple. Expect to pay around $35 US for one hour horse riding through rice fields or along the beach.
Things to do in Seminyak by night: Besides fine dining, there are many clubs and cafes that go on till late in the evening. Tourists and expats gather together all night to enjoy the wonderful tropical atmosphere and of course the delicious cocktails. Popular spots are Ku De Ta and Hu'U, which is usually packed.
Others are found at Jalan Abimanyu and Jalan Dhyana. Read more about these places at the Seminyak Restaurants page.
Other things to do in Seminyak area:
This sea temple is one of the most famous temples on Bali and also one of the busiest.
We've visited this sight a couple of times and even though there are bus loads of tourists there’s something magical about the place.
Not surprising considering the perfect location with stunning sunsets in the background...
The Nirwana Bali Golf Club is located right next to the most photographed temple of Asia, the Pura Tanah Lot and is just 40 minutes from Seminyak.
At this 6,170 meters of golf course you can enjoy a game of golf along the rice field paddies, creeks, forests, valleys, black beach and the amazing cliffs of the Indian Ocean...
Seminyak beach is an excellent place for advanced surfers. Just minutes away you can also find Canggu beach which is also popular for surfers who can tackle complicated waves.
For the beginners their is ample opportunity at Kuta. Here you'll find enough Balinese surfers who would love to show you how to catch your first wave...