A sophisticated, glamorous area that has plenty of room for budget travellers and backpackers, Seminyak is a must-see while visiting Bali.
The perfect place to enjoy retail therapy, luxe beach days, amazing restaurants and buzzing nightlife, the beachside town has it all on offer.
This Seminyak itinerary will make sure you hit everything you MUST do, with lots of extras to make sure your days are packed with fun!
5 Day Seminyak Itinerary
With so many incredible beachfront resorts and top amenities, there is a lot to do and see in Seminyak.
Make sure you can fit it all in with this jam-packed 5 day Seminyak itinerary.
Day 1 in Seminyak
Laze the Morning Away on Seminyak Beach
You’re in Bali. What else are you gonna do on your first day in Seminyak other than head to the beach?
Seminyak Beach is a great place to start.
Lined the beachfront resorts and beachside bars, Seminyak Beach has just about everything you need for a lazy day in the sun. The mixed crowd of tourists, expats, locals and families make it perfect for just about anyone.
You can grab yourself a bean bag at a beachfront bar, or set out your towel on the sand, even rent a sun bed for something a bit more relaxing.
Sipping fresh coconuts or ice cold beers, a day in the sun on the sand is a great way to start your stay in Seminyak.
Grab a Coffee at Revolver
The island is a coffee lover’s dream, with so many incredible cafes and a whole load of beans grown right here!
In Seminyak you’ll find a whole host of spots to get your caffeine fix, and a snack while you’re at it.
My favourite, and possibly the best cafe in Seminyak, is Revolver. A boutique, mini coffeehouse, it has an easygoing vibe and friendly staff – not to mention some killer coffee.
The beans are roasted and blended on the island, plus there’s a focus on the welfare of the farmers who grow the beans in the first place. Coffee and good karma!
Stock Up on Fresh Produce at Taman Sari Market
I first found this colourful fruit market as I was strolling by.
Taman Sari Market sells all sorts of fruit, vegetables and local produce. Sitting along the roadside you can get in-season, locally grown mangos, passionfruit, dragonfruit and my favourite, mangosteen.
As well as beautiful fruits, the market has just about everything you would expect from a regular local market including tasty local street foods. You can get a glimpse of local life while tucking into some amazing treats.
Day 2 in Seminyak
Brunch it Up at KYND
KYND Community is one of those restaurants in Seminyak that everyone knows and has tried, at least once.
The vegan spot impresses veggies, vegans and carnivores all at once with their fresh dishes prepared with local produce. There’s even a whole vega pizza menu!
Not only is the food impressive, the setting is colourful and bright with wall murals, accent pink and lots of stylish picture spots.
When in Seminyak, you must try KYND!
Pay a Visit to Petitenget Temple
If you don’t have time to explore Ubud or Uluwatu temples, Seminyak has its own beautiful Balinese Hindu temple.
Petitenget Temple (or Pura Petitenget) is one of the main temples in the area. It’s part of a string of pura segara (sea temples) that form a protective “chain” around the southwest coast of Bali. Nestled just in from the beach, you can look out over the ocean and still catch up on some culture.
Petitenget Temple is a picturesque spot to explore, complete with candi bentar (split gates), carefully laid out gardens and water features.
For just IDR50.000 you can explore the temple – just make sure to dress appropriately!
Join a Food Tour
Being able to tuck into all kinds of food is one of the highlights of exploring Seminyak. Luxury fine dining, diner style spots, sushi, dirty burgers, ramen – the town has it all!
For something a little different, you can hop on a food tour of Seminyak that will showcase all the best Indonesian cuisine. Join a local food expert and eat your way around Seminyak’s warungs. You can learn about the history of the plates, the cooking process and whereabouts in Indonesia it originates.
If you love a story with your meal, a food tour is a great stop on a Seminyak itinerary.
Party at Potato Head
For days of lounging in the sun or fancy sunset dinners, Potato Head is a must on every Seminyak trip.
The hotspot beach club in Bali is the place to go for some really cool events that are hosted throughout the year including international DJs.
Set on the beachfront with 5-star services, if you are going to party in Seminyak, Potato Head is one of the most luxe places to do it!
Day 3 in Seminyak
Catch a Wave at Double Six Beach
Bali has been a hotspot for surfing since the 1970s, when the epic breaks at Uluwatu were hailed as one of the best places to surf in the world.
Seminyak may not be the best place on the island for veteran surfers, but the waves are definitely good enough for you to learn!
It’s Double Six Beach that’s perfect for beginners. Those who need a helping hand can arrange a surf lesson to get to grips with the moves.
Treat Yourself at the Spa
Those tight muscles after surfing are gonna need a little TLC. Luckily, Seminyak is jam packed with amazing spas that offer all kinds of luxe and special treatments.
Hand yourself over to the experts to take care of all the little kinks and cracks.
My personal fave is the Spring Spa sitting on the rooftop of Seminyak Square. Their lymphatic massage is a godsend after or before a long haul flight.
Watch Sunset at KU DE TA
Finish up day 3 of your Seminyak itinerary with a stunning sunset view at KU DE TA. As you tuck into a feast of small plates and fruity cocktails, you will have a front row seat to one of Bali’s famous sunsets.
If you are feeling something a bit more chilled, the entire of Seminyak beach is lined with local beach bars when you can rest up on a bean bag and enjoy an ice-cold Bintang as the sun retreats into the horizon.
Day 4 in Seminyak
Salute the Sun
By this point in your Seminyak vacay you’ve already some some pretty iconic Bali activities — surfing, a traditional spa treatment, a beach club. Let’s take a breath on day 4 morning with a calm and peaceful yoga session.
Stretching it out while getting rid of any stress you might have is a great way to greet the morning.
You can try out an asana yoga class that focuses on the main pillars of yoga, namely meditation, breathing and poses. You’ll leave feeling relaxed in mind and body, and ready to explore.
Get a Permanent Bali Souvenir
Getting a tattoo in Bali is a right of passage at this point. People fly from all over the world to get a piece of artwork on their skin on the island.
Seminyak is stacked with great tattoo studios with all different kinds of specialities like fineline and Japanese style.
If you are brave enough, get a permanent, pretty reminder of your time on the island.
Fine Dine with Decadent Italian Food
The dining experiences available in Seminyak are varied, diverse and, most importantly, delicious.
One of my favourite meals I’ve ever had in Seminyak was at Amici. Italian food in Bali is a dime a dozen, but Amici stands out!
It was a luxury, comfortable dining experience with interesting yet classic twists on Italian dishes.
Incredibly fresh and a delight with each mouthful, if you have a chance book yourself in for a meal of a lifetime at Amici.
Day 5 in Seminyak
Work Up a Sweat
Seminyak has some of the top gyms in Bali.
If you just want to hit the treadmill for half an hour, or join a class, you’ll be starting the last day of your Seminyak itinerary with something energising.
I tend to go to Bali Fitness Seminyak. This purpose-built gym has everything: spin classes, free weights, and an array of gym equipment. It’s clean, it’s modern, and it’s open from 7 a.m. (most days) so you can get there bright and early! A recommended spot.
Learn the Secrets Behind Balinese Cuisine
One of the best souvenirs that you can take home from any trip is a recipe or two. The food in Bali is incredible and having the chance to learn the secrets and take them home with you is the ultimate stop on a Seminyak itinerary.
Try out a cooking class that begins with a guided visit to a local market. You’ll shop for local ingredients, before heading to the bright and spacious cooking school to whip up a storm in the kitchen.
You’ll get to learn the stories behind the dishes, how to prepare them, then you’ll sit down to enjoy the fruit of your labor.
Shop til You Drop at Seminyak Square
Time for some crucial souvenir shopping before you head home. While you may have picked up some bits and pieces during your travels, take a trip to Seminyak Square and you’ll find a whole host of cute boutiques and souvenir stalls.
From local crafts to pottery and woven fabrics, there’s a lot to choose from. You will also find international branded stores like H&M, Crocs and more!
Plus, when you get hungry, theres’s a bunch of places to pick up snacks. Seminyak Square is a top spot to shop in Seminyak.
Where to Stay in Seminyak
There’s a lot going on in Seminyak. Trying out local food, hanging out at Potato Head, even learning how to cook some Balinese dishes, a lot of Seminyak’s lifestyle revolves around food and drink. Which is totally fine by me!
Spending five days in Seminyak will give you the chance to really get to know the vibe of the place.
Whether you follow this Seminyak itinerary to the letter, or mix it up to suit your tastes, it’s a great introduction to this very cool slice of Bali.
Featured image: KU DE TA