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Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.
Published March 12th 2017
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Located on the west Coast of Bali, Seminyak has been fondly dubbed the spa and shopping centre of the island. If you have only a short time to spend in this area, here is a brief overview of what you can do to ensure that you gain the best out of your time in Seminyak.

Getting Around Seminyak:

While walking is possibly the best option, considering the traffic that one can encounter in certain areas, another option is to rent a bicycle. Alternatively, if you prefer to travel in luxury, your hotel can undoubtedly assist you in hiring a car and chauffeur for the day.

Accommodation in Seminyak:

In terms of accommodation, resorts in Bali come in all shapes and sizes and if you make queries in advance, you can find one that matches your budget. With a smattering of high-end resorts such as Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort and similar others, to numerous hostels for backpackers, this holds true for accommodation in Seminyak as well.

Places to Explore:

One of the best places to explore is undoubtedly the GWK, a cultural park named Garuda Wisnu Kencana. It enjoys a laid back vibe and is complete with an amphitheatre which hosts musical performances. Ensure that you visit the large statue in the park and get a birds-eye view of the Balinese coastline as well. Given the proximity of Seminyak to a number of other attractions, one can also choose to make a short visit to Tanah Lot, or Uluwatu for some brief sightseeing. Tanah Lot is also well known for its beautiful sunsets. If you are pressed for time and cannot make a visit to Tanah Lot, make sure that you make your way to Seminyak Beach, set yourself up at a beachside club and enjoy sunset drinks. As the sunsets in Seminyak are legendarily known for its beauty, an evening by the beach is unlikely to disappoint.

Things to Do:

There are numerous things to do in Seminyak apart from sightseeing. Travellers can opt for a Horse Ride along the beach, or go scuba diving and explore the underwater wonders of the Balinese coast. If you feel more adventurous, opt to experience bungee jumping offered by AJ Hackett Bungy. Alternativly, you can use the time to do some shopping, as Seminyak is well known for its boutique shopping experience. Start on Jalan Laksmana or head over to Jalan Kerobokan if you have your heart set on acquiring Indonesian antiques. Travellers can also opt for a traditional Balinese massage to wind down after a long day of exploring and shopping.
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