A backpacker’s guide to Seminyak, Bali

Seminyak is a coastal city in Bali, Indonesia, 10km away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, and 5km from Kuta.

I like to think of Seminyak, is a cooler cousin of Kuta. With its ever-extending beaches, hip restaurants and the most relaxing resorts and hotels, Seminyak is a “cooler” version of the always hustling Kuta.

As mentioned in my blog about Kuta too, I’d like to stress the importance of spending your time in Bali to explore more natural and scenic places and experience the local culture and traditions that Bali and Indonesia as a whole has to offer! That is, I suggest keeping visit to the cities and town to a minimum, and explore the many other places out there!

Moving on, bustling with trendy tappas bars and restaurants, clubs and bars, Seminyak is a cool beach city where most of the “fancy” resorts are located. Also, most travelers consider Kuta and Seminyak to be their “central hubs” when travelling across the island of Bali. That is, whether you are going north or south, or making a clockwise round of the island, these cities closer to the airport can serve as your main hub.

The best thing about Kuta and Seminyak is that they are neighboring area, and actually are within walking distance! Well, that is, if you consider an hour long, scenic beach walk from each other. ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s not too bad, honestly. There are lot’s of beach clubs along the beach and lot’s of surfers too!

Fancy eateries in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia (2018)

So here’s my tip for backpackers in Seminyak:

No matter whether you live in Seminyak or Kuta, you can roam both places. You can choose to walk a scenic beaches or take a 15min taxi, but experience both places while you’re at it.

Also, as I have mentioned in my other blogs, if you are a couple/ a pair who is okay to share rooms, renting a villa/hotel room is almost the same price as a hostel bunk, but with way more facilities (depending on the place, of course)!

Have a safe and awesome trip, guys!




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