March 23, 2011

Seminyak, Bali.


My friends and I stayed in Mutiara in the charming district of Seminyak when we went to Bali. It is about 15 minutes by cab to the bustling and more famous Kuta. Seminyak is famous for its beautiful sunsets and is the high-end spa capital of Bali.
Where to Stay in Seminyak

Mutiara Bali
alan Braban No.77 Br. Taman Seminyak
Kuta Bali 80361 - Indonesia
Telp. +62361 734966
Fax. +62361 735375
Email : Booking@mutiarabali.com

Pelangi Bali Hotel & Spa
Jl. Dhyana Pura, Seminyak Beach - Bali 80361
Tel: + 62 361 730 346 Fax : + 62 361 730 947
Website: www.pelangibali.com
Email : reservation@pelangibali.com

Artemis Villa & Hotel
JI.Camplung Tanduk, Gg-Puri Kubu 63F, Seminyak,
kuta, bali, Indonesia
TEL: +62(361)736136 FAX: +62(361)736873
Email: artemisvilla@yahoo.com

Puri Saron Hotel Seminyak
Jl. Camplung Tanduk, Seminyak
Kuta-Bali
Tel. : +62 361 731 007
Fax : +62 361 730492
Email : info@purisaronseminyak.com

Sun Island Boutique Villas & Spa
Jl. Raya Seminyak 188, Bali Indonesia
Telephone +62.361.733779
Email : info@sunislandboutiquevillas.com


According to wikitravel: "The atmosphere in Seminyak is much more sophisticated and laid-back than Kuta, and the beach in particular is quieter during the day. Nowhere is the upscaling of Bali in recent years more obvious than here."


It has beautiful beaches, too. Some people surf in Seminyak, although the surfing here is not as good as that of Kuta.


The day we visited Seminyak Beach, a ceremony for children was being held. I think the ceremony is called Odalan. Children's birthdays are celebrated ritually every six months.


Seminyak is also the center for hip boutiques and designer stores. Check out all the pretty boutiques and restaurants in Jalan Laksmana.

You have the option to go around by foot or by renting motorcycle/bicycle.
Where and What to Eat

Seminyak has a lot of restaurants and bars, I will not recommend one. All I can say is that try authentic balinese cuisine. You will probably like it. Or not. But at least, you can say you've tried it. Go to a local warung, eat in the street and chat with locals. But if you are afraid to get bali belly, Seminyak has a lot of upscale restos and warungs that serve balinese food you could try.


One of our favorite boutiques in Seminyak. Joy sells very pretty silver necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. There are a lot of interesting finds, handmade stuff, and original art in this area.


It is also home to so many art galleries. Local and foreign artists showcase their art here. We did check out some when we were there.


What to do in Seminyak
Relax
  • Surf and swim
  • Eat and drink
  • Get a balinese massage
  • Check out all the art galleries
  • Shop for original, handmade stuff
  • Did I already say relax?
Or you can go farther away --
Visit Kuta, just about 15 minutes by car/cab.
Visit the temple of Tanah Lot (famous for its sunset), about 40 minutes by car/cab.

Getting to Seminyak
Seminyak is about 30 minutes from the airport and costs Rp60,000 by fixed-rate cabs.

One important thing to Remember
Change your money to legitimate money changers. Do not get fooled by money changers who will take you to back doors or isolated areas. Legitimate money changers are usually in easy-to-find places with glass walls and doors. And count your money carefully before you leave.

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4 comments:

  1. it does look like the shopping district of Bali..;-)
    lovely info on this piece;-) thanks travelfoodfinds;-)

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  2. oh those shops are wonderful! you must have had a blast. knowing you, i'm sure you took time to savor the many wonders of the place. =)

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  3. Chelo: Certainly a good place to shop! And get massages. And eat! :D I really think you'd love it there! :D

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  4. Patricia: I wish I had week in Bali. I did savor its many wonders while I was there! And I wish I could put its beauty in one frame! :)

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