Renowned at Bali's high end shopping and boutique spa hub, Seminyak is north of Legian. Featuring a huge range of luxury holiday accommodation options and fine dining restaurants, Seminyak is far more stylish and relaxing than the central areas of Bali and Kuta. Also home to Petitenget and Seminyak Beaches, these pristine expanses of sand stretch into the horizon where they become Legian and then Kuta Beaches in the south. Offering more privacy and seclusion than some of Bali's main holiday beaches, they are the ideal place to view the island's breathtaking sunsets.
Just off the beachside of Jl Petitenget, Pura Petitenget is a charming Balinese temple famous for its enchanting beachside ceremonies. The temple itself is quite beautiful and is an attraction all of its own however if happen to be in luck and get to witness one of the ceremonies, it will be a memory you will cherish forever.
With a reputation as Bali's high end spa capital, you won't be disappointed in your Seminyak holiday spa experience. The relaxing therapies are delivered in absolute luxury and while services are a little more expensive that other areas of Bali, their quality is far superior and they are still at least half the price of what you would expect to pay at home. Most resorts and accommodation in Seminyak have onsite spa services or you can choose to explore the region and find a spa that's right for you.
Jalan Laksmana is a strip of swanky fashion boutiques, designer stores and avant-garde art studios that offer excellent discounts and whether you're spoiling yourself on holidays or simply dreaming of the lifestyle of the rich and famous, it's easy for time to get away from you here.
Seminyak's weather and climate is what you would expect of a tropical island, with warm sunny days and balmy average temperatures of between 20C and 33C (68F and 93F) all year. December to March is the west monsoon season which sees brief but heavy showers and high humidity. June to September sees cooler temperatures, drier weather and less humidity with practically no rain in lowland coastal areas.
The best way to explore Seminyak is on foot if you're not venturing too far or by renting a bicycle or motorbike for longer distances as the streets can be very congested and difficult to navigate for unfamiliar visitors.