If gorgeous beach resorts with eclectic parties are your idea of luxury, Seminyak will definitely feel like paradise on earth. Bali’s most sophisticated beach resort hub teems with world-class restaurants, interesting boutique stores, and spectacular sunset views. Little wonder then, that Seminyak is so popular with celebrities.
While the stretches at Jalan Kayu Aya and Jalan Petitenget come alive with post-sundown soirees, one can always find some peace and privacy at the quieter Petitenget Beach. Nevertheless, sipping on cocktails at iconic locations like Potato Head Beach Club and Ku De Ta is a must-do while there. Here is our pick of the top five hotels in Seminyak for a smashing beach holiday:
A beautifully landscaped tropical pool, a wide array of restaurants and bars, and an extravagant spa with indulgent treatments are some of the highlights of W Bali Seminyak. Definitely a top choice for luxury travellers visiting Seminyak, this hotel features over 200 villas, suites, and rooms. The resort is known for its gorgeous aesthetics, a view of the sea or the garden, and top-notch entertainment facilities. The Sunday brunch at Starfish Bloo is renowned for its world cuisines, resident DJ, and beach panorama. You could also enjoy an Asian-style brunch at FIRE, or go dancing at WooBar Bali in the evening.
Choose from 67 seafront suites, the lavish Beach House with three bedrooms, or 14 one and three-bedroom tropical villas with private pools at Legian Bali. Ample space between every villa allows you to explore the sprawling gardens and pools at your own leisure. With the pool villas, you also get to enjoy the services of a personal butler. The Restaurant at Legian Bali is designed on the lines of a European brasserie, and comes with its own poolside patio with the Indian Ocean beyond. Moreover, the food is healthy yet delicious, with an emphasis on local and organic ingredients.
Lose yourself in 15 acres of spectacular tropical paradise punctuated by Balinese temples and gardens at The Oberoi Bali, a destination unto itself. This is luxury in the lap of ancient Indonesian culture, as evinced in the traditional architecture, decorations, and roofing of the lanai villas and suites, and the evening displays of Balinese dance and performing arts. Guests can dine at an amphitheater, practice yoga and Pilates by the beach. Above all, enjoy relaxing treatments and massages at The Oberoi Spa.
Close to Petitenget Beach, Samaya Seminyak offers an unbeatably luxurious way of enjoying the quieter side of Seminyak. The beachside villas get you close to the sea, while those in the Royal Courtyard spoil you with beautiful gardens. In either case, you enjoy a private lap pool and contemporary interiors. An open bar on the beach lets you sit beneath waving coconut palms with the soft sand under your toes. Breeze, the restaurant, faces the sea as well.