When in Bali, you’ll want to explore Seminyak to get the best of the island’s dining, shopping, and nightlife. Its most popular attractions are the clubs and bars, the one-stop shopping areas, beaches with the best surf spots, and art galleries depicting contemporary Indonesian art. And of course, the spectacular sunsets here are unmissable.

Although Seminyak is known to be stylish and upscale, it is easy to find an array of good resorts and hotels to suit everyone’s budget. Your stay in Seminyak can range from five-star luxury beachfront resorts to chic private pool villas and even low budget hotels for travellers of all kinds. If you’d like to spend your Bali holiday pampered in a space you can call your own, before you head out and explore the hustle and bustle of Seminyak, we have listed down options for villas located in the popular areas of this prime section of Bali.

Seminyak Square

At the centre of Seminyak is the Seminyak Square – a one stop area to indulge in shopping for all kinds of items like designer clothes, expensive jewellery, souvenirs and decorations and even books. You will recognise many of the international brands here. This location is also teeming with bars and cafes where you can stop by before you continue shopping until late in the night. From Seminyak square, you can also take a 10-minute walk to Seminyak Beach where you can see the idyllic sunset or rent a surfboard and ride the waves.

Where To Stay Near Seminyak Square:

1. Hotel Vila Lumbung Mid-Range

Villas at Hotel Vila Lumbung have a Balinese style décor with a dome-shaped grass roof. Its restaurant is decorated with a lotus pond and two outdoor dining pavilions. Another highlight of the hotel includes an outdoor bi-level pool with a waterfall and a swim-up bar. It is a 12-minute walk from the Seminyak beach and is easily accessible by car.

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Cost Per Night: Villas start at IDR 7,80,000 (Rs 4000 or US$ 56)
Best For: Large groups or families

2. Bugan Villas Luxury

Bugan Villa is a 15-minute walk from the Seminyak beach and 10-minute walk from Seminyak Square. It boasts of three-bedroom villas that are made for families and large groups looking for a peaceful time together. The resort has a contemporary interior with serene views from the rooms overlooking the landscaped gardens, lotus ponds and private pools. Each bathroom also has its own large bathtub.

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Cost Per Night: Villas start at IDR 13,63,300 (Rs 7000 or US$ 97)
Best For: Large groups and families

3. The Amasya Villas Luxury

The ideal choice for class and comfort, the Amasya Villas consist of 20 spacious villas with their own private pool, gazebo, kitchen, and bathtub. The 1 to 4 bedroom villas are always in demand. You can spend literally hours in the huge bathroom under the big shower. The entire setting is breath-taking and will make your stay there romantic. It is also a food lovers haven since it is located right at Seminyak’s Eat Street area.

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Cost Per Night: Villas start at IDR 13,83,000 (Rs 7100 or US$ 99)
Best For: Couples
Tip: You can order a floating breakfast at the pool at no extra cost.
Double Six Beach 

Jalan Double Six has a half-kilometre stretch of golden sand called the Double Six beach. During the day, it has a relaxed vibe where you can take a stroll along the beach, go surfing, get a massage or even ride a horse. By evening, you’ll see crowds coming in to see the sunset and relaxing at the beachfront dining spots. The rooftop bar is worth a visit for its cocktails and lets you stay away from the crowd.

Where To Stay Near Double Six Beach

1. Kumpul Kumpul Villa III Seminyak Luxury

At a 10-minute walk from Double Six beach is this 3-star accommodation where the villas are two-storeyed with an open kitchen on the ground level. The small number of villas give you a sense of privacy, and each villa also comes with a large private courtyard leading to the swimming pool. It is a minute walk from Legian street, which is a daytime shopping haven.

While here, you can also visit the Dream Museum Zone Bali, which is about a kilometre away, to see 3D illusion artworks and take ‘trick’ photos and selfies.

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Cost Per Night: Villas start at IDR 13,24,300 (Rs 6800 or US$ 95)
Best for: Solo travellers and couples

2. Villa Barissan Budget

Villa Barissan is a 10-minute walk from Double Six Beach and features traditional Javanese decor. At this single, three-bedroom, self-catering villa, the interiors are made to look mystical with numerous glass hanging lanterns and Javanese antiques. It has a huge outdoor area that pans across the two sides of the pool.

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Cost Per Night: IDR 7,40,000 (Rs 3800 or US$ 53)
Best For: Group of friends, families

3. Jas Boutique Villas Mid-Range

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Located centrally, the Jas Boutique Villas are at about 10-minute walking distance from Double Six Beach and Seminyak Beach. The property has 17 villas that come with their own private pools and private spa tubs, and kitchenettes. Here, you can also indulge in some Balinese massage therapies that it is famous for. To let you make the most of your day, the hotel offers childcare facilities at a charge.

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Cost Per Night: Villas start at IDR 9,73,800 (Rs 5,000 or US$ 69)
Best For: Couples and families
Petitenget Temple

While the charm of shopping and nightlife are highlights of Seminyak, it is good to see the serene side of Seminyak, with the Petitenget temple and its nearby beach. The recently renovated temple has an interesting architecture, although small in size. If you are lucky, you can visit the temple during its 210-day anniversary celebrations where the temple is colourfully adorned and pilgrims throng for prayers. There is an entry fee to the temple of IDR 50,000 (Rs 257 or US$ 3.5).

You can spend some time at the Petitenget beach during sunset and relish the local cuisine at the street food area. The area is also famous for its Potato Head Beach Club where you can sip on cocktails and devour seafood while watching the sunset.

Tip: Carry a long sarong to be allowed entry into Petitenget temple.

Where To Stay Near Petitenget Temple

1. Tonys Villas & Resort Mid-Range

At the elegant Tonys Villas & Resort, guests can enjoy cool weather in the spacious rooms even when the weather is warm thanks to the interiors being made in an intelligent, typical Balinese fashion. The pool is accessible by the villas itself. Each villa also has its own private terrace and some boast of an outdoor bathtub. The restaurant at Tonys offers cocktails that are worth a mention.

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Cost Per Night: Villas start at IDR 9,73,800 (Rs 5,000 or US$ 69).
Best for: Couples

2. Desa Di Bali Villa Mid-Range

If you are looking for some peace and quiet in Seminyak, you must stay at a villa at Desa Di Bali. It is set in the middle of the rural Balinese village, yet is approachable when you need to get out. This quaint hideaway has breath-taking views of green rice paddies. Here, you can also treat yourself to your very own poolside BBQ. If you stay at Desa Di Bali Villa, you must visit the local shops selling souvenirs, jewellery, and furniture.

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Cost Per Night: Villas start at IDR 9,93,000 (Rs 5100 or US$ 71).
Best For: Couples

3. Bali Mystique Hotel and Apartments Budget

The garden bungalow villa at the Bali Mystique Hotel and Apartments comes with its own private pool and a lush private garden where you’ll find squirrels, geckos, and birds. It even has its own beauty salon where you can get affordably priced treatments. And if you feel like going out for a stroll and explore the peaceful surroundings, then the Petitenget beach is just four minutes away.

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Cost Per Night: Villas start at IDR 7,01,000 (Rs 3600 or US$ 50).
Best for: Large groups

4. Oval Villa Bali Luxury

Discreetly located villas at the Oval Villa Bali boast of a sun terrace and large outdoor private pool for you to relax in the tranquil surroundings. Even with the privacy it ensures, the villa gives you a very airy and spacious feel, especially due to its beautiful high ceilings. You can also rejuvenate with the message therapies within the property. The place is known for its great service orientation.

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Cost Per Night: Villas start at IDR 13,83,000 (Rs 7100 or US$ 99).
Best for: Families
Sunset Road

For shopaholics and bargain hunters, staying at Sunset Road is a great option since it is convenient to move around the best shopping spots as well as the famous eating streets where you can get both Indonesian and international cuisine. If you are looking for a new wardrobe or plan to try a new cuisine, the Sunset Point Supermarket is a good start. For partygoers, Sunset Road offers two of the best nightclubs – Pyramid and Jenja. You can also find a few good spas in the area.

Where To Stay Near Sunset Road

1. La Belle Villa Budget

The six open-air villas at La Belle Villa feature tropical gardens and overlook the private pool. You can start your day with breakfast in the private outdoor living room by the pool and spend the rest of the day relaxing on the sun lounges. You can also pamper yourself with a massage while the staff babysit the kids. Later you can explore the Sunset Point shopping centre which is about a kilometre away.

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Cost Per Night: Villas start at IDR 7,40,000 (Rs 3800 or US$ 53).
Best for: Families

2. The Yogasari Seminyak Budget

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At the Yogasari Seminyak you can be assured of a true Balinese experience given its décor, service, massages and even the restaurant. The villas include an outdoor pool and a bar, as well as a BBQ area. You can have a tranquil meal with your partner while you enjoy the evening by the pool. If you wish to step outside, there are great eateries at a 6-minute drive.

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Cost Per Night: Villas start at IDR 5,45,300 (Rs 2800 or US$ 39).
Best for: Couples, solo travellers
Tip: To shop at the Sunset Point Supermarket, you can hire a driver for half a day so you don’t have to lug your shopping around.

3. Taman Amertha Villas Luxury

Just 200 metres from the Sunset Point Supermarket, the Taman Amertha Villas are made for small family groups that can house four persons. Each villa ensures you have utmost privacy and comes with a small garden and plants hanging on all walls. You can even leave the kids in the play area while you enjoy your day by the pool. Your day of pampering can include massages, facials, and manicures & pedicures.

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Cost Per Night: Villas start at IDR 12,66,000 (Rs 6500 or US$ 91).
Best for: Families
Tip: Try the famous Gusto Gelato which is a 5-minute walk from Taman Amertha Villas.

These four prime areas make up Bali’s most fashionable destination to eat, drink, make merry and shop. And the villa experience at Seminyak will make for great memories of your Bali holiday.