Located in South Bali just north of Legian is the fashionable resort town of Seminyak. Just a decade ago Seminyak was a sleepy village which has now developed into a cosmopolitan destination that attracts people from around the globe. The town is famed for providing all amenities and world-class lodging and dining which is appreciated by the visitors. The Seminyak Beach is the prime attraction of the town. The beach is wide and usually not crowded making it a wonderful destination for families to have fun.
The waters along the beach are warm and safe to enjoy a range of water sports like scuba diving, surfing, swimming, etc. Just north of the Seminyak beach is the Petitenget Beach which is also good to have fun. Watching the sun go down is one of the best sights that visitors can enjoy while at these beaches. Seminyak also has a few good art galleries where visitors get to see local arts and crafts. Biasa has a wonderful collection of art work especially tribal, ceramic and silverware.
The most interesting part of visiting Seminyakis shopping. There are several good fashion boutiques and stores especially along JalanLaksmana.The Seminyak Square on JalanLaksmana is a huge shopping complex with several designer stores. For those looking for homewares, antiques and electronic items will find the shops along JalanKerobokan good to shop at. The JalanMertanadi running parallel to JalanKerobokan is also good for shopping.
The nearest airport to Seminyak is the NgurahRai International Airport. The airport is located in Denpasar. There is no public transportation available from the airport to Seminyak. However, visitors can hire taxis and car rentals. Hiring a pre-paid taxi for a one-way trip from the airport to Seminyak can cost up to Rp 60,000.
There are a few good halal restaurants in Seminyak. The Queen’s Tandoor is a good Indian halal restaurant in the town. There are several cafes and warungs around the beach and main road that offer halal food. The towns of Legian and Kutahave a wide range of halal restaurants.
There is one mosque close to Seminyak, the MushollaAtTaqwa along Jl. Mertanadi. Visitrs can find several other mosques in the town of Kuta and Legian which are within close reach of Seminyak.