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Best Places to Visit in Seminyak in 2018

  • 01 Nyaman Gallery

    Nyaman Gallery
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    An influential art gallery that represents Bali-based contemporary local artists and their uniquely carved talents as well as the international artists is Nyaman Gallery in Seminyak. Nayman means cozy or comfortable in the local language. The visitors will be taken to enjoy the contemporary art prevailing in Bali. 

    You will be able to find wearable art crafts, jewelry, paintings, photographs, sculptures and similar items that depict the current position of Indonesian and international artistic values. It came into existence in February, 2015. The gallery portrays an exclusive, familial and long term relationship with the artists it features.

    Highlights: In this gallery, you will come to see how the modern overshadows upon the traditional and how the East culture outshines the West. There are street art-inspired presentations like paintings, urban photography and sculptures, glass works and homemade jewelries that depict the Balinese culture in jewelry. The gallery is a venture under Nyaman Group which is a famous luxury travel and concierge service.

    Timings: 09:00 am to 09:00 pm on all days.

    Location: Jalan Raya Basangkasa, No.88, Seminyak




  • 02 Santo Mikael Church

    Santo Mikael Church
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    The surrounding which is enthralling and made beautiful with the presence of lush green trees and enjoyable fragrance of island flowers, St Mikael Christian Protestant Church is a must visit when you come to Bali. A picturesque haven that conducts weddings like in heaven, the church seems to be very attractive and peaceful. The gothic style of the church has been a point of discussion in the past but it continued serving the protestant community in Bali for last 30 years pleasantly. Flanked by the nature in a superb manner, this church has unnoticeable features carved on the walls of it.

    Highlights: Since the church is quite famous for wedding, a lot of believers come to partake in the most auspicious ceremony in one’s life and to seek the unending blessings of God. The altar is magnified with the jaw-dropping backdrop which a stained glass window is created a century ago in England. The lights from the sun peep through the window and come inside to spread an alluring setting inside the church. A perfect mélange of different colours floats along the marble floor and the vaults to pass on a fairy tale ambience.

    Location: Dhanya Pura Hotel, Jl.Camplung Tanduk, South Bali is the address of the church.




  • 03 Biasa ArtSpace

    Biasa ArtSpace
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    Biasa art space was started as a natural response to Susanna Perini’s encounter with the upcoming artists in Java and Bali. The art gallery came to the public with an exhibition in 2005 with which the founder was trying to present the contemporary Indonesian and international artists to the visitors of Bali as well as the natives. Through the exhibition, she was capturing the eyes of people toward the development of the progressive art the young talents can bring forth.

    Several years down the line, the gallery managed to attract a lot of artists come and have dialogues and interact with the public. A number of exhibitions and projects were staged in collaboration with national and international art institutions.

    Highlights: The solo and group exhibitions conducted here introduced many artists from different parts of the world including Jumaldi Alfi, Enzo Cucchi, Heri Dono, Matteo Basile, FX Harsono, and much more. There are currently two exhibition spaces. One on level 2 which has the newly launched BIASA+ retail store in Seminyak and other above the retail store in Kemang, Jakarta. They continue to exhibit solo and group exhibitions with the help of Government and private institutions.

    Location: Jalan Raya Seminyak 34, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia




  • 04 Echo Beach

    Echo Beach
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    Though Bali has n number of surfing spots, Echo Beach was started considered to be an important spot for surfing very recently. The local name is Pantai Batu Mejan and the location is famous because of a significant Balinese Hindu sea temple. The advanced reef breaks, the extensive black crystals on the shore, beautiful sunset views from the beach and a number of lip-smacking sea food delicacies available at the beach cafes etc bring the beach to a vantage point from where everything looks amazing.

    The black beach is extended up to 35 kms northwest of Kuta and Seminyak. The beach shares space with the verdant green fields of Canggu and other locations liks Berawa, Pererenan, Seseh etc.

    Activities: The beach is famous for surfing, sunbathing, swimming, wake boarding, relaxed strolls etc. It is the best choice to have a leisure time with your family or a garden of miracles to capture some amazing photographs.

    Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu



  • 05 La Favela Tropical themed Restaurant

    La Favela Tropical themed Restaurant
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    A different theme inside a bar and restaurant in Bali gives it a wide acclaim across the globe. I am talking about La Favela Bar and Restaurant that welcomes the customers with a differing interior and dining scene. It was opened in 2013 and within a limited time it became very popular among the tourists and natives for its unfamiliar vintage design which had inspiration from the urban scenes of Rio. 

    It is usually open only for lunch and dinner but the tourists love to be here late and stay back for enjoying the cozy vibes inside. Antiques, themed interiors, different ambience and decorations make the dining just flamboyant.

    Highlights: The semi indoor gardens with artificial waterfalls and ponds, al fresco tables and chairs and a mini bridge exhibit an unmatched beauty. The bar and lounge are made enormously beautiful with adorable old cocks and picture frames. The tropical theme portrayed beautifully inside the bar and restaurant completely agrees with the visitors’ concepts of favelas. 

    You can try the Peruvian ceviche mixed with seafood, mahi mahi or red snapper or you can enjoy their tartare and carpaccio. If you would like to try something heavy, then tenderloins, rib-eyes and barramundi steaks are available. There are more of sea foods, internationally famed cuisines to try out.

    Timing: 12:00 noon to 03:00 am on all days.

    Location: Jalan Laksamana Oboroi No.177X, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80561, Indonesia.



  • 06 Seminyak Square

    Seminyak Square
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    If you are a lover of retail shopping, then you must visit Seminyak Square in Bali which is an attractive shopping complex filled with small boutiques and designer shops. It is located in the heart of Seminyak where you can get the unleashed views of the resort village clearly. The shops in the complex array an attractive range of clothes, jewelry, accessories, books, artworks, souvenirs etc. 

    There are international brands as well where you can purchase from. This is the best option in Bali to grab some exciting items like designer swim and surf wear, batik clothing, Balinese furniture, English books, statues of Buddha etc. The cafes and restaurants opened will let you relaxed for some time after the extensive stroll of yours around the complex.

    Highlights: Indulge in some luxurious spa therapies at one of the spas and feel authentically rejuvenated. The beach is very close to the complex as you can walk down to watch the mesmerizing sunset. Enjoy the cocktails at one of the beach restaurants while you look at the beautiful sea in front of you. A free car parking service at the complex makes its name spread across the city.

    Timing: The square is open from mid-morning to late night but according to the shops, the opening time may vary.

    Location: It is located at a distance that would take around 30 minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. A 15 minute drive by car from Kuta will also take you to Seminyak Square.




  • 07 Totem Room Escape Challenge

    Totem Room Escape Challenge
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    The first and the biggest reality room escape game in Indonesia is Totem Room Escape and within a short span of time it brought laurels to Indonesia after competing with the best escape games in the world. It started in Jakarta in 2014 and now it has branches in other cities like Badung, Semarang, and Bali. The peculiarity of Totem Room Escape is the perfect collaboration of high quality puzzles with proper tech gadgets. The rooms will be decorated thematically which in turn promises the participants an awesome time to solve the puzzles and escape from the room. You are free to book any themed room through the website and thus the procedures become hassle-free.

    Highlights: Locked in dark land, Egyptian Secret, Kidnapped, Mission Impossible and Chocolate Factory only for kids are the rooms you will be locked in and have to escape from. You have 50-60 minutes to escape and normally a group of 5-6 people will be participating and it will vary according to the room.

    Entry fee: USD 20 per person is the entry fee.

    Timings: From 10:00 am to 10:00 pm on all days. You can choose the convenient slot for one hour game.

    Location: Jalan Kayu Aya No.27, Near Seminyak Square, Across Starbucks, Seminyak, Bali.




  • 08 Double Six Beach

    Double Six Beach
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    To escape to the grandeur of nature, to rejuvenate into the unseen persona of your inner self, a day you will spend at the famous Double Six Beach will help you. A mesmerizing beach location where a number of activities to keep you exhilarated is Double Six Beach. The extended sandy beach is located on the west coast of Bali and the peaceful ambience here will not leave you bewitched.

    People come here to relax and spend some time at utmost peace. The shore is friendly, giving the visitors many opportunities to indulge in a leisurely beach walk or to experience an authentic Balinese massage.

    Activities: For those who would love to be active on the beach, there are horse riding, surfing, snorkeling, swimming, beach volleyball, football and other similar activities. Anyone who comes to the beach will not return with disappointment. Moreover, try sampling the best selling beer in Bali that is Bintang from any hotel on the shore and while you sip it, enjoy the Bali Sea’s waves crashing against the beautiful beach. Watch the darling sunset when the total surrounding becomes alluring.

    Location: Double Six Beach is located in the village of Seminyak and the end of Jalan Double Six. It lies about 30 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport and also about 15 minutes away from Kuta.




  • 09 Eat Street of Seminyak

    Eat Street of Seminyak
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    For those who love to see endless shopping options, bars and a lot of energy among people, you may love to devour Eat Street in Seminyak. This is a throbbing tourist location in Bali where day to day commuters and travelers clogging up the streets and it is always awaken and welcomes groups of people seamlessly. Every time, there would be a new shop or restaurant open letting people try out something new rather than what they tasted last time of their visit.

    You are invited to spend ample time with your friends or family or all alone and relax watching at the swinging vehicles on the streets. Though the drinks available here are costly but they are worth sipping.

    Highlight: If you want to try different tastes, you are free to do so. There is a modern bistro style café that gives you burgers, steaks and similar items at a fair price. A champagne bar which is called Red Carpet Champagne Bar will let you enjoy a glass of bubbling up drink. The multiple colourful boutiques will let you immerse into the joy of shopping and free time in Seminyak.

    Location: Starts from Ku-De-Ta and the Oberoi hotel up to Raya Kerobokan.



  • 10 Oberoi Flea Market

    Oberoi Flea Market
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    For a quick shopping in Seminyak, you can run into the vast arena of multiple items ranging from clothes to leather bags to shoes. Among the menagerie of shopping that can be seen in Bali, selecting the flea market is a choice to be made out of a dice but it is worth spending some time before you return to your native. You can stroll around and find the colourful designs printed on clothes and similar items. 

    The shops are arrayed in a beautiful way so that you will feel at ease to cover all of them in one go. You are free to bargain and grab the best summer and beach fashion collections from here.

    Highlights: Though the price of the items may become higher related to what you get in Kuta, the quality of the product is competitive and the difference in designs would make you fall for the items displayed. Those who would love to spend some relaxed time before your flight, this small market with a lot of stuff will help you.

    Timing: The market is open on all days of the week during day and night so that the visitors will feel free to roam around and find something unique at every stall at any time.

    Location: Kayu Aya Square Oberoi, Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia 

     




  • 11 Seminyak Beach

    Seminyak Beach
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    Seminyak is the colourful, laidback tourist destination in Bali where the beach front resorts and shops capture any one warmheartedly. The overwhelming location which is filled with a huge number of tourists is considered to the most fashionable destination. The flamboyant beach is the main reason behind the flow of people toward the city. Alluring beach restaurants and boutiques add to the existing beauty of the location completely. The beach promises a secluded, relaxed ambience compared to other famous beaches in Indonesia. 

    The nightlife of the beach is the ultimate highlight. Those who come to witness the bewitching sunset will extend till the darkness starts sprawling across the beach since the whole region will be lit up in the glittering lights emitted by the beach side spas, boutiques, hotels, resorts and restaurants.

    Activities: Horse riding, surfing, leisure walk, snorkeling, scuba diving etc are the main activities tourists love to do when they come to Seminyak beach. Since the peaceful beach is incomparably beautiful, one can come simply relax by lying down on the clean seashore looking at the sky, especially after the sunset, it would be depicting an alluring picture.

    Location: It will take around 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach Seminyak from Bali International Airport.