Seminyak has the beaches, temples, adventure sports and the best parties! Most gourmet chefs and international hairstylists have set up shop here making sure you don’t go a day without a cup of the perfect roast or hair blow-dried to perfection (all the while sipping on martinis if you please)! Seminyak has the best places to hang out, explore, live (if we say so ourselves) and relax. So, we’re here to give you the low down on what to do, where to buy all the cool stuff and what else to do!
1. Pool & Beach Clubs
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If there’s just one thing you could do in Bali, we would suggest heading to the beach clubs to get the right mix of Bali beaches and the vibrant party scene. Diving, lounging, swimming, good food and parties come together at Mrs Sippy. Grab a sun lounger and spend the day having an epic time at this uber cool pool club.
Potato Head has been party central for the longest time, thanks to its three restaurants, three bars and an epic infinity pool. Relax by the pool with a view of the Indian Ocean that will (literally) make your heart skip a beat. Leave with windswept hair and a bag of treasured memories.
La Brisa with its relaxed ambience and located right on the beach is the destination to experience rugged and sophisticated Bali at the same time. The kids’ playground is also a favourite with the li’l ones, who can’t get enough of the swings, jungle gyms and the beach.
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Visit the many temples to soak in the rich culture and heritage of Bali. From morning rituals and traditional weddings to celebrating festivals, temples are an important part of the Balinese culture. In Bali, you will witness your fair share of these celebrations that will take you on a cultural ride. Petitenget Temple, Tanah Lot, Uluwatu Temple, Tirta Empul Temple, Goa Gajah and Gunung Kawi Temple are some of the temples you can visit to get a first-hand experience of the architectural and cultural significance of these astounding structures.
1. Adventure Tours
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Go on a thrilling adventure in Seminyak. You can go surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and more. On the ground, you can go cycling around Bali. Take it up a notch by touring on a motorcycle, 4WD or ATV! You can trek up Mount Batur, go white water rafting, follow the dolphin trail, go on a cultural tour around the city and much much more!
2. A Session of Yoga/ Martial Arts
Silat, MMA, Muay Thai, boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Taekwondo, capoeira are just some of the martial art forms you can practice in Bali. At Chandra, you can book a session with martial arts experts and International instructors from Bali Yoga & Wellness for select yoga and martial art forms.
3. Spend a Day at the Beach
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Very few places in the world can rival Bali’s beaches. Whether you’re here to ride the waves, explore the coral reefs or lay on the sand and people-watch, you’re in the right place. Seminyak Beach is a stone’s throw away from Chandra Bali Villas – walk the 7-10 minutes to one of the most exciting beaches in Bali. Boasting of powdery white sand and just perfect surfing waves, the beach will lure you into one of the comfortable sun loungers or the glistening water. Balangan Beach, Echo Beach, Pasir Putih (White Sand Beach, Jimbaran Bay, Padang Padang Beach, Double Six Beach (Blue Ocean Beach) are some of the other amazing beaches here. Isn’t it therapeutic just thinking of the salty sea water cascading over you, warm soothing sunlight relaxing you and a cool beer to clear your mind? Bali’s beaches are exciting and relaxing, romantic and adventurous, invoking an array of feelings stirred by the carefree vibe of this island.
III. Pamper, Indulge & Enjoy Yourself
1. Indulge In Awesome Food
Bali is packed with fabulous restaurants. Casual cafes, all-day dining, Indonesian fusion, fine dining, Italian fare, Australian cuisine, beachfront and local street food are just some of the types of eateries in Seminyak. If you aren’t in the mood to go out, call on your villa attendant, they’ll be happy to deliver food from a selection of fantastic restaurants to your doorstep. Your on-call private chef will also be able to rustle something delicious and customised for you.
2. Pamper Yourself
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Go shopping, get a massage, go for cryotherapy or vitamin IV therapy, get your hair cut, coloured and styled while sipping on chilled cocktails, get a relaxing pedicure… need we go on? There’s no end to the ways to pamper yourself in Seminyak. There is no dearth of shops for the fashion-conscious in Bali. Thaikila, THIS IS A LOVE SONG, The Tailor & His Lover and 21DGRS are located within a short distance from your private villa in Seminyak. These are some of the hottest boutiques to shop from in Seminyak. And if you don’t feel like leaving the poolside, call on your villa attendant, who will arrange an in-villa pampering session of massages or vitamin IV therapy. Stay in shape and learn some new skills by taking yoga or personal training classes right in your private villa!
3. Retail Therapy
There is no dearth of shops for the fashion-conscious in Bali. Thaikila, THIS IS A LOVE SONG, The Tailor & His Lover and 21DGRS are located within a short distance from your private villa in Seminyak. These are some of the hottest boutiques to shop from in Seminyak.
4. Explore Seminyak like a Local
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Seminyak is the soul of Bali. Anything worth mentioning is happening in Seminyak. During your stay in Chandra located smack in the centre of the action (and still far away from the hoopla), grab a bicycle, scooter or your walking shoes and explore this exciting neighbourhood. Head over to Revolver for a bit and a cup of fresh brewed coffee (high quality beans sourced from around the world and Bali). Culture and nature combine to make one peaceful experience at Masceti Temple (also known as Petitenget Temple) located 1.3 kms from your Chandra villa. One of our all-time favourite restaurants happens to be situated a few steps from the beach – La Lucciola located next door to Petitenget Temple is all things wonderful. Enjoy perfectly constructed Mediterranean dishes while the waves lap the sun setting into the sea. For some afternoon chill, Mad Pops serves some delicious vegan artisanal popsicles and ice cream made with delicious locally sourced fruits. Deep dive into Balinese culture by visiting the local art galleries in Seminyak. To kick up your adrenaline levels, head over to Seminyak Beach and take surfing lessons or ride a horse. If that interferes with your lazing-about time, shake up some sand, lay a beach towel and forget the world.
The Seminyak experience is incomplete if you haven’t bombed into your private pool in your villa. You heard it! Chandra Bali Villas is a relax-and-enjoy-your-holiday-people magnet. Seriously. You absolutely must stay here to know that we do things better a little differently than most other accommodation in Bali. You have a private chef, your own pool, open-to-sky bathtubs, lounge chairs, super comfortable beds, high chairs, pool fences and more. On-demand services include nannies, massages, manicures and pedicures, food delivery, in-villa private chef, pool floaties, certified yoga instructors, Muay Thai instructors and so much more (phew)!
Your experience is incomplete if you haven’t lived in a villa – in a Chandra Bali Villa. Book your stay today.