Nestled next to the Bali’s gorgeous Kuta beach, Seminyak is brimming with amazing cafes and boutiques, offbeat sites, and some of the best party spots in the country. With a unique blend of local and international cultures, Seminyak should be, needless to say, on your list of areas to explore for your Balinese getaway.

Ready to plan? Let’s get you started with some of the best activities in Seminyak:

1. Visit An Art Gallery

A must visit for fans of street and contemporary art, this intimate gallery houses local and international artists.

The gallery’s set up and collected is uniquely curated for those with a passion for architecture, design and art. The placement of the pieces is beautiful and encourages visitors to focus on one piece at a time.

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Recommended: Nyaman Gallery
Address: Jl. Basangkasa no. 88, Seminyak
Cost: Free of cost
Best Time To Go: Late afternoon/ early evening (closes by 9 p.m.)

2. Go Horse Riding On The Beach

Does riding on the beach on a beautiful horse and exploring the paddy fields and surrounding areas sounds like your idea of an adventure? Then this tour is the perfect way to explore Seminyak, Canggu and surrounding areas.

Guided by a professional (and with free snacks!), riding on horseback is the best way to get a feel of the beach, the city, and its luscious green cover.

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Recommended: Kuda P Stables
Address: Jalan Langudu 516, Pangkung Tibah Kediri, Pererenan
Cost: Starts at Rs.4,000 for a short tour
Best time To Go: Early morning (pick ups: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

Note: Visitors must weigh under 90 kgs.

3. Visit The Local Temples And Learn About Bali’s History

One of the few religious places in Seminyak, Pura Petitenget temple is one of the many sea temples that guard the island of Bali. It dates back to the 16th century and is beautifully constructed, made of red and black sandstone.

Inside the temple are many shrines and pavilions that have been preserved through the centuries and make for a peaceful visit.

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Recommended: Pura Petitenget
Address: Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta
Cost: Approximately Rs.250 (closes at 6 p.m.)
Best Time To Go: Low tide – seasonal

4. Try Out Surfing

If you are feeling adventurous, why not try tackling a wave? Boasting some of the calmest waters in the Indian Ocean, Bali’s beaches are ideal to try out surfing or brush up your skills.

Under the guidance of professional, certified instructors, visitors can expect to learn the theoretical and practical aspects of surfing. This school provides pickups.

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Recommended: Santai Surf School Bali
Address: Jl. Pantai Double Six (In Front of Furama Hotel) Seminyak
Cost: Approximately Rs.2,500 for a 2 hour lesson
Best Time To Go: Early morning (closes at 7 p.m.)

5. Check Out The Colonial Architecture At Bali’s Gothic Church

A beautiful white and blue marvel, Bali’s gothic church boasts a stunning stained glass painting that finds its origins in England. 

This quaint church brings alive a Disney fairy tale and is perfect for a quick tour (and picture) as well as for visitors who love architecture. As the church hosts weddings, if you are lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the festivities.

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Recommended: Santo Mikael Church
Address: JL. Camplung Tanduk, Seminyak, Kuta, 80361
Cost: Free
Best Time To Go: Morning (closes by 5 p.m.)

6. Take A Break And Enjoy A Balinese Massage 

A visit to Bali is incomplete without pampering yourself with its famous local oil massage. One of Bali’s largest spas, Prana is a visual delight with strong Indian and Moroccan influences.

The spa offers a wide range of treatments but what the not to missed feature (besides its gorgeous architecture) is the hot and cold spa plunge pool!

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Recommended: Prana Spa
Address: Jl. Kunti no. 118X (The Villas Bali) Seminyak
Cost: Approximately Rs.2600 (For a 60 minute body massage)
Best Time To Go: All day

7. Shop Authentic Local Ware

Jalan Raya is Seminyak’s main pedestrian street with an extensive mix of local and international designers, cute cafes, and art galleries.

The street mostly consists of shopping and dining options only. So in case you (not so) accidentally left some of outfits at home, it’s the perfect place to stock your wardrobe!

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Recommended: Jalan Raya
Best Time To Go: Evenings

8.  Explore The Underwater World With Scuba Diving In Seminyak

Seminyak is known for its beach clubs and Ku Te Da is a veritable institution in the area with its amazing fine dines and infinity pool overlooking the beach.

If your idea of a spending the day is lounging by the pool, listening to amazing music, and sipping tropical drinks then this beach club is a must visit. Try and get there in time to catch the sunset overlooking the beach!

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Recommended: Ku De Ta
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak
Cost: Approximately Rs.3000 per person (for dinner and a drink)
Best Time To Go: Afternoon (closes at 2 a.m.)

Note: The restaurant becomes fine dine after 4 p.m. and has a dress code. The pool closes at 6 p.m.

10. Learn How To Cook Authentic Balinese Cuisine

If you love experimenting with new flavors and learning about new spices, then you must learn more about Bali’s cuisine which is spicy with hints of sweet and tangy.

This immersive cooking class introduces guests not only to the local cuisine but also traditional techniques such as grinding pastes on a pestle and mortar (made out of volcanic stone!). Guests lunch on the food they have prepared, so remember to have a light breakfast.

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Recommended: Chef Dean Cooking Class
Address: Spicery Cooking School, Seminyak
Duration: Approximately 3-4 hours
Cost: Approximately Rs.3800 per person
Best Time To Go: Morning (classes start at 11 a.m. if you don’t want to take the market tour)

Note: The classes are not available on weekends. Please do check availability and timings.

11. Watch Stunning Fire Shows

How can you to top a sports bar with amazing drinks, big screens, and succulent burgers? With a live fire show! Nirvana Burger bar is the perfect place to start or end your night. Boasting local and international cuisines, visitors can expect an electric atmosphere with something for every kind of party-goer.

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Recommended: Nirvana Restaurant
Address: Jl. Laksmana no. 50B, Seminyak
Cost: Approximately Rs.1250 per person
Best Time To Go: Evening/ Dinner time (closes at 1 a.m.)

12. Rejuvenate Your Body And Soul With Yoga

If you wanted to test your flexibility and activate your core, then why not give it a shot amongst Bali’s abundant natural beauty? With the supremely knowledgeable and experienced teacher Olop, you are in for a session of a lifetime.

Set up as an open studio in a garden with sounds of ducks and peacocks, Olop Iyengar Yoga Studio provides a unique experience for people aspiring to learn or brush up their yoga skills.

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Recommended: Olop Iyengar Yoga Studio
Address: Jl. Drupadi 1 no. 7, Banjar Basangkasa, Seminyak
Cost: Approximately Rs.500 for a two-hour beginner session
Best Time To Go: Afternoon (beginner classes are usually in the afternoon, while intermediate are in morning)

Note: They do not have a website so call +62 812-3811-507 to get the class timings.

13. Try Out An Escape Room Adventure

Test your wits by solving puzzles along with your friends while you are racing against the clock to escape a locked room! If you want to get your heart pumping and love riddles, the Indonesia’s first and largest escape room.

With plenty of adventures to choose from, this escape room experience has lots of lifelike immersive elements that will make it hard to distinguish reality and fiction. So it’s time to find out how intelligent you are without your smartphone!

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Recommended: Totem Escape Room Bali
Address: Jln Kayu Aya 27 (Near Seminyak Square), Seminyak
Cost: Approximately Rs.1000 per person (2-6 people)
Best Time To Go: Afternoon

Tip: Places are limited so it is recommended that you make a booking via the website.

14. Take A Walk On Seminyak Beach

Walking along the ocean on Seminyak beach is one of the most calming and refreshing activities you can do.

Try and visit the beach on a Sunday when the locals come out and you are likely to come across wondrous activities like kite flying, soccer and more than one sand castle with a moat underway! If you are lucky you might even capture a picture of a turtle or starfish on the beach.

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Recommended: Seminyak beach
Best Time To Go: Afternoon

Visiting Seminyak is like embarking on a discovery adventure, and you are sure to come out of it smiling and very, very satisfied!