The breathtaking, sophisticated famous beach resort, Seminyak is a popular tourist attraction especially for expatriates. Located at the north of Kuta and Legian and 10 km from Denpasar, Indonesia, this beautiful beach resort is home to many clubs, restaurants, fashion stores, beach bars such as Ku De Ta, cafes, boutiques and even high class hotels.
The stylish beach resort, Seminyak is extremely happening especially at Jalan Petitenget, which possess a more secluded atmosphere and also Jalan Kayu Aya. However, the nightlife at these places is more festive. One of the famous hotels and fine dining are W Retreat and Spa and Potato Head Beach Club, which provides an infinity pool with a beach front filled with bean bags, sun loungers and cabanas. Besides, mouth-watering cuisine is also found everywhere in Seminyak as international chefs will prepare world-class cuisines for the diners. On the other hand, Seminyak is also a famous heaven for shopaholics especially at Jalan Laksamana and yoga at Seminyak Yoga Shala.
The main attraction of Seminyak is Pura Petitenget, also known as Petitenget Temple. Petitenget means “magic box” and the temple was built to ward off dark forest spirits. This is one of the six important sea temples in Bali and it lines the coast from Pura Luhur Ulu Watu on Bukit Peninsula and extends to Pura Tanah Lot, which is Bali’s most famous temple. Petitenget Temple is made up of red brick and standstone and a dozen shrines and small pavilions clothed in Balinese chequered cloths are seen at the temple’s ample courtyard. This temple was initiated by Hindu priest, Dang Hyang Nirartha in the 16th century.
Meanwhile, the beach is comparably much quieter during the day. Surfing and boat rides are also extremely popular at Seminyak. Tourists would also enjoy swimming and sunbathing while for scuba diving fans, the diving school called Adventure Scuba Diving Bali has tutors who will guide divers to dive safely and have a good time. Along the golden-sand beach, horse riding activity is also available from Seminyak to Canggu while a professional guide will guide you to ensure a safe and fun trip.
For those who prefer to stay out of the water, the Nyaman Gallery would be a wonderful sight to behold. The artistic displays painted by local Balinese and Indonesian artists emphasize on portraying upcoming new talents. Wearable arts, ornate carvings from East Nusa Tenggara, hand blown glass, oil paintings and sculptures are also displayed for the public’s viewing pleasure.