A guide to Seminyak for first timers

Seminyak, north of Kuta, is a must for those who enjoy the nicer things in life and crave luxury for their Bali getaway. If you haven’t been, here’s a guide to Seminyak for first timers.


“The Yak”, as it’s affectionately known, is crowded with world-class restaurants, cafes, clubs and cocktail bars. Nearby Petitenget has been dubbed Eat Street 2.0 and is slightly more eclectic, but it still showcases some of the island’s best hotels, beach clubs and restaurants.


The nightlife in Seminyak is, without doubt, the best in Bali, and with many venues attracting international DJs and performers year-round, it’s all about glitz and glamour by the sea when the sun goes down.


Whatever it is you’re shopping for, Seminyak has it. Think everything from cool accessories to swimwear to designer dresses, and of course don’t forget about everything that’s on offer for the favourite man in your life.


After Ubud, Seminyak is the next best place to find contemporary art, sculptures and paintings. As well as showcasing some of the best avant-garde work in Bali, you’ll also find some unique pieces to take home with you.


Your days in Seminyak are meant to be relaxing and spent lazing around beachside, but if you want to escape the crowds, head to the nearby Petitenget Beach which derives its name from the nearby temple. Although the sand is grey, the beach is great for both walks and yoga.


After shopping all day and partying at night, Seminyak is the perfect place to relax and indulge in your own private Seminyak villa at the end of the day. Whether you’re travelling as a couple or as a family, the MayaLoka Villas are the ideal sumptuous escape. Offering everything you would expect of luxurious accommodation including your own private pool, the villas will exceed your expectations.

Want more tips about what to see and do during your stay in Seminyak? The friendly staff at MayaLoka Villas will be more than happy to assist.