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Seminyak Guide

Seminyak is Bali’s party town with world-class food, shopping and international DJs, just a handful of its many offerings! Seminyak is a favorite hangout spot for Bali’s ex-pat community who believe that nowhere else in Bali will you find as many top restaurants and party places as you do in this bustling area.

Chandra Bali Villas is located in Seminyak, in the midst of all the action. You can walk up to the best beach bars, go shopping or pamper yourself in one of the many spas lined along the street.

Seminyak is a very dynamic area, home to dozens of restaurants and clubs and a wealth of creative shops and galleries. World-class hotels line the beach, and what a beach it is – as wide and sandy as Kuta’s but less crowded.

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Sunset walk along the Seminyak Beach

Seminyak Beach is a continuous expanse of grey sand stretching in both directions as far as the eye can see. Bali is blessed with sunsets over the water and the cheapest entertainment in town is a walk along the long stretch of Seminyak beach at 6pm. On the way, you can buy drinks, hire a surfboard, rent a sun lounger or just park on the sand to watch the golden sun dip down over the Indian Ocean.

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Ku De Ta Bali

Let your hair down at Seminyak´s stylish beach clubs

Along the beach, several beach clubs attracts the glitterati of Seminyak. You shouldn’t deny yourself a visit to at least one of them whether it will be for a lazy breakfast, to lounge by the pool during the day or to watch the sun set into the Indian Ocean with an evening cocktail. Ku De Ta is just a 5 minute walk from Chandra Bali Villas. Other popular beach clubs include Potato Head, Woo Bar, Mozaic and La Plancha.

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Seminyak Surf

Conquer the waves around Seminyak

Whether you’re a pro surfer or an amateur, the beaches around Seminyak offer great waves for consistent surf. Beginners will find suitable waves at Kuta and Legian beach, while expert surfers can take on the more challenging breaks at the beaches north of Seminyak. Boards can be rented almost everywhere, and several surf schools around Seminyak will teach you to master waves.

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Seminyak Restaurants

Dine at the popular restaurants on Eat Street

Over the years, Seminyak has developed a world-class dining scene. If you want to splurge on one very special dinner while you are in Bali, look no further than the restaurants on Eat Street. (10 minute walk from Chandra Bali Villas) Some of the must visit restaurants include Ultimo, La Luciola, Mama San, Revolver Cafe, Cafe Zucchini, Sea Circus and Biku. Whether you prefer classic French, Italian, seafood, Asian or a romantic beachside dinner, you can find a quality restaurant in Seminyak that will cater to your needs.

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Seminyak Shopping

Shop till you drop!

Seminyak is a shopper’s mecca, so be sure to set some time aside for shopping. The island’s best fashion is found in Seminyak, with beautiful, often handmade clothes at a price you’ll never find in Australia. Everywhere around Seminyak you are likely to stumble across small galleries and boutiques selling jewellery, clothes, and home decor. Jalan Lakshmana has the best boutiques for those interested in high end luxury stuff. From leather jackets, sexy dresses, home ware, accessories, strappy flats and surf boards – you’ll find lots of interesting stuff to take back!

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Pamper yourself to a Balinese massage

Seminyak is also known as the spa capital of Bali. While in Seminyak, you can overindulge in a daily massage at about just $20 for an hour’s pampering treatment. Often, the massage itself can be as good at one of the budget friendly places as it is in the exclusive salons. However, the pricier options usually comes with an added amount of luxury, extra indulgence, and more elegant surroundings. If you don’t feel like leaving “home,” talk to our villa manager to arrange a pampering massage within the privacy of your villa.

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Try a yoga class

Scattered around a Seminyak you’ll find a number of yoga studios. Most of them have classes where you just can show up and pay for a single lessons (100.000 – 180.000 rupiah for a session).
Several kinds of yoga practices are represented in Seminyak. The Prana Spa has 3 daily classes and if you can’t get it hot enough you can try hot yoga at Jiwa Bikram, where the temperature in the studio is constantly 38 degrees. Chandra Bali Villas can also arrange for in-house yoga lessons by the pool.

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Learn the Balinese way of cooking

Balinese food is delicious, and several cooking schools in Seminyak teach you the secrets to get the flavors just right. Sate Bali runs an excellent Balinese cooking course taught by noted chef Nyoman Sudiyasa. Students learn to prepare Balinese spices and sambals, which are then used to flavour duck, fish and pork dishes. Contact our villa manager for details.

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Pura Petitenget Temple

Attend a religious ceremony at Pura Petitenget temple

Pura Petitenget might not be as impressive as some of Bali’s better known temples, but with its central location at the beach right off Jalan Petitenget, it is reachable by foot from most locations in Seminyak. Don your sarong, wrapped over trousers, and visit this temple just before sunset when the light catches the mossy sculptures for a quintessentially Balinese moment. If you are lucky you might get to see one of the spectacular beach side ceremonies that are regularly held in front of the temple.

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