Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
Seminyak is one of the many treasures I got to discover on my travels last year (2016). Today as part of the Travel Diaries series I thought I would share my memories and experiences with you. Whether you are planning a trip to Bali yourself or just intrigued as to what I got up to during my stay in Seminyak. I hope this is a good read for you and you enjoy learning about the different cultures of the world that I got to witness.
Where do I even begin to start with Seminyak. Even though we only stayed here for 3 days whilst we were in Bali we sure made the most of our time. Unfortunately Semiyak has become very touristy over the years so there isn’t much of the Balinese culture left here however we got involved in as much as we could. Seminyak is only a 10 minute drive down the road from the next town Kuta but they are completely different. Seminyak has a much more chilled vibe about it.
We arrived in Seminyak at 10:30am however we wasnt able to check into our room until 2:30pm so we decided to leave our bags with the beautiful lady at the reception and head out on our own little expedition. We had no idea where we was walking to, we seemed to be walking for miles when we eventually made it to the main town square of Seminyak. We realised at this point we had booked accommodation a little too far out and didn’t know until our last day that everyone just hires motorbikes for travel here. In the square we came across a bar that had a beautiful tropical outside pool attached to the side of it so we did what anyone would do in 40 degree heat and we got the drinks flowing. We ended up staying here for the rest of the day before heading back to our Villa. We met two lovely english girls also travelling Bali and Australia and we spent the day with them.
The next day we headed down to the square again, I must admit we wasn’t the most interesting people on this trip but to be honest the main reason for Bali was to leave Australia and get our tourist visa sorted out so we could return legally back to the country. that way we could finish off the rest of our trip around Oz before heading home. Due to this we were a little tight on money so we tried to do as much free stuff as we could which is where I introduce Seminyak Square. Seminyak Square is a very cool place filled with high brand shops and local Balinese handmade market stools. I’m not actually one for high-priced brands so we spent most of the time having a look round the stools and talking to the locals about their day, we met some really cool people with really powerful stories.
Day 3 our last and final day in Seminyak before moving onto Ubud the home of the monkeys and before going to visit the popular Tanah Lott Temple. This day we went to a very well-known place by tourists called Potato Head Beach Club. This is a very cosy and quiet cocktail bar. It sounds very simple but it’s unbelievable I have never experienced anything like this place, If you are planning a trip to Seminyak I highly recommend you stopping by here on your travels you wont regret.
I can also recommend Seminyak beach it is a lovely cheap and relaxing place to spend the day with not many people around. There are loads of little places you can go. If there are any places I didn’t mention that you have experienced yourself definitely let me know so I have an excuse to go back.
Coming soon on the travel diaries we have.. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.