The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa in Bali

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Updated: April 3, 2023

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Hotel Essentials
• Location: In the northern part of Seminyak on the beach, about 30 minutes from the airport.
• Hotel website:
• Hotel phone: +62 (0)361 730 814
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People swim in a pool next to the ocean.

The huge and stunning main pool at The Seminyak is just steps from the beach and features traditional statues, fountains, and a swim-up bar.

The Seminyak – Vast, stylish, and serene – and one of Bali’s finest beachside pools.

Rooms are either in the Beach Wing facing the sea or the extensive Garden Wing on the other side of the street. All are comfortable without being opulent and feature modern Balinese décor. The larger luxurious suites offer a jacuzzi with sea views, and the secluded villas with a private pool are sumptuous. The beachside infinity pool is one of the most magical in Bali, with a swim-up bar, palms, statues, and fountains. A better value than most rivals in Seminyak, this resort is particularly romantic, although families are still welcome. It’s situated where the reasonably quiet street narrows towards the beach and within a short stroll of the numerous bars, restaurants, boutiques, and beach clubs for which the ‘Yak is renowned.

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The Seminyak – The Location

  • Area: Between the street and Seminyak Beach. Fabulous selection of places to eat, drink, and shop all around, including trendy beach clubs. More isolated than other resorts in northern Seminyak and a more sophisticated area than Legian to the south.
  • Address: Along Jalan Kayu Aya street in the middle of Seminyak, a stylish tourist region in southern Bali.
  • How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or a chartered car with a driver. Takes about 30 minutes (11 km), depending on traffic.

The Seminyak – The Basics

  • Guests: The vibe is more about couples, especially those on a romantic getaway. Children are welcome, but the resort isn’t that focused on families.
  • Beach: The sand becomes increasingly gray in Seminyak. The waves are rough, so always swim between the flags. The beach is also less developed than at Kuta and Legian, so there’s less shade and fewer drink stalls on the sand.
  • Views: Rooms are in two wings, one on either side of the street. Those in the Garden Wing face the gardens, and suites in the Beach Wing offer glorious ocean views. Villas are secluded behind walls.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Suites have a jacuzzi, while villas feature a private pool and jacuzzi.
  • Extras: Afternoon tea. Yoga classes.
  • Parking: Enough free and secure places, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +62 (0)361 730 814
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The Seminyak – Amenities

  • Pool: Two pools, one on either side of the street, catering to the two wings. The main infinity pool is gorgeous and only five meters from the beach. It features an attractive deck, carved statues, and ornate fountains. Both pools have a swim-up sunken bar.
  • Spa: The fabulous Kahyangan Spa oozes class from the opulent lobby to the soothing treatment rooms. Special areas for couples, sauna, and plunge pools.
  • Fitness Center: Well-equipped, with free yoga classes each morning.
  • Other Facilities: Business center. Hairdressing salon. Shuttle bus between wings.

The Seminyak – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Sanje Restaurant & Lounge – Divine beachside setting. Incredibly romantic at night with candles, live music, and frequent themed buffets. Currently, evenings only. • Santan Restaurant – Breezy pavilions overlooking ponds. Currently for breakfast only. • Klass & Brass – Chic lounge offering cocktails, wine, and whisky. 1930’s-style décor and vibe, with live jazz most nights. • Infinite Beach Club – Sunken pool bar in an excellent spot near the beach. Famous for sunsets and DJs. • Private Dining – Prearranged romantic meals on the beach.
  • Breakfast: May be included, but check when booking.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

The Seminyak – Rooms

  • Room Types: Garden Room • Beach Room • Ocean Suite with Jacuzzi • One Bedroom Garden Pool Villa • One Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa • Two Bedroom Garden Pool Villa • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the rooms, and quite strict elsewhere. Ask about dedicated smoking areas.
  • Best Room: Impossible to go past the One Bedroom Ocean Pool Villas. Specially designed for honeymooners, each villa has a living area, sizeable pool, gazebo, jacuzzi, and splendid ocean views.
  • For Families: Some rooms have connecting doors, and a few pool villas have two bedrooms, but the resort isn’t that well set up for families. Better options elsewhere.

The Seminyak – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Walkable to everything that Seminyak has to offer. Cycling around Seminyak is problematic given the traffic, but very pleasant along the beachside path that stretches south through Legian as far as Kuta. Ask reception about bike hire.
  • Cars & Taxis: To reach attractions within southern Bali, metered taxis are abundant, cheap, and comfortable. For longer distances, charter a car with a driver for a negotiable fare. Avoid drivers hanging around the streets and organize this at the hotel. Driving a car is not recommended anywhere in Bali, but a few agencies offer rentals.
  • Motorbikes: These can be rented at local agencies to help get around Legian/Seminyak – less so for anywhere else in southern Bali. A popular way to reach anywhere across this part of Bali is by motorbike taxi called an ojek. Find one on the street for a negotiable fare or book one at a fixed rate using the downloadable apps Grab and Gojek.
  • Shuttle Bus: To reach another tourist area outside of southern Bali, e.g., Ubud, buy a ticket at a travel agency for a shuttle bus. Some may pick up guests from their hotel, but services for the primary island-wide operator, Perama, only leave from its office in Kuta (7km away).

The Seminyak – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

  • Sea Circus Restaurant & Bar – Quirky eatery with colorful tables and friendly staff. Healthy meals with a Mexican influence. Closes at 5 pm. Only 300m north up the street from the resort entrance.
  • Café Kim Soo – Popular for coffee and light meals in a colonial-style setting. Also, sells homewares. About 250m north up the street, near the Sea Circus.
  • Ku De Ta – Has been around for about 20 years but is still a top beach club. Ideal for cocktails at sunset. Virtually next to the resort via the road or sand.

The Kayu Aya Square shopping area is only a three-minute walk around the corner, northeast of the resort entrance. It has several inexpensive options, including:

  • Warung Nia – Family-run and hearty servings. Also, cooking classes.
  • Da’Masta – Cheery staff, a wide range of meals, and an indoor area with air-conditioning. Very low prices.

Nearby Shops

  • Kayu Aya Square (see above) – Flea (street) market that sells all sorts of cheap souvenirs and clothes, among other things.
  • Seminyak Square – Shopping center with a range of classy places to eat, drink, and shop. Look for a lane starting about 200m north of the resort’s main gate (500m in total).
  • Seminyak Village – Indoor air-conditioned mall and food court. Just across the road from Seminyak Square.

The Seminyak – The Hotel

A gold sign reads, "The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa."

The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa sign at the entrance from the road.

A circle drive leads to a canopy and doors into the resort.

The reception area.

A sculpture of a wicked bird that's part human with wings sits in the lobby.

A beautiful sculpture of Garuda stands guard in the lobby as a symbol of protection.

A garden of trees, grass, and shrubs.

The resort spreads across two sections: the Beach Wing facing the sea and the Garden Wing over the road.

Parked golf carts wait for guests.

The Garden Wing is large enough for golf carts to transport guests around.

People stroll along the vast Seminyak beach.

Many choose to stay in this part of southern Bali because of the glorious Seminyak Beach that the resort faces.

A large infinity pool sits next to the beach.

The resort boasts one of the most stunning pools in Bali.

Two swimmers sit on by the edge of the pool and stare at the ocean.

The infinity pool has edges that seem to merge into the sea and sky.

A frog sculpture spits water into the pool.

While the main pool may lack shade, the beachside setting is divine.

Daybeds sit on platforms that lay over the pool.

Next to the main pool are cabanas with comfortable daybeds and a pool bar.

White bird fountain sculptures spit water into the pool.

The Kulkul Pool and Pool Bar in the Garden Wing.

Walking paths lead to room doors.

Paths lead to a secluded section of the resort with luxurious villas.

Walkways lead to the villa door entrance.

Villas are secluded behind lofty stone walls.

The outside of the building where the rooms are.

Most rooms and suites in the Beach Wing are in low-level blocks.

A king bed and couch sit next to the door.

Spacious and impressive, the Ocean Suites are also beautifully appointed.

Two sinks sit along the wall in the bathroom.

The Ocean Suites feature a large, modern bathroom.

A king-sized bed sits in the room at The Seminyak

Here is the king bed Beach Room with a patio in the Beach Wing.

A tub looks through a glass wall into the room where the bed sits.

The Beach Room bathroom has a separate bathtub and rain shower.

The check in desk at Kahyangan Spa.

Kahyangan Spa offers massages (individually and for couples), facials, flower baths, a sauna, and hot and cold plunge pools. There’s also a fitness center.

A glass wedding chapel sits on the beach.

Many weddings are held at the beachside glass-walled chapel with ocean views at Purnama Pavilion. The facility also has a wedding planner and a soundproof meeting room for up to 50 people.

Guests walk through the buffet next to a coy pond.

Breakfast is served at Santan Restaurant, which also offers tasty Asian food all day.

A wood buffet table holds plates of pastries.

A selection of breakfast pastries from the buffet.

Diner tables and chairs line a patio next to the beach.

The gorgeous Mediterranean-style Sanje Restaurant & Lounge faces the beach at the resort.

A bar with a thatched roof sits in the pool.

The Sunken Pool Bar, part of the Infinity Beach Club, offers a wide range of drinks best enjoyed during one of the legendary sunsets.

Bright blue wood shutters line a wall behind a bar.

A funky cocktail bar is at the other end of the main pool from the Sanje Restaurant.

Cushions sit under a gazebo.

Gazebos around the beachside lawns.

Four bicycles lean on a rack in the grass.

The resort rents bicycles to guests.

A gelato case displays the multiple flavors next to an espresso machine.

One of several tempting eateries within a few minutes walk of the resort gate is Sea Circus Restaurant & Bar, which sells Mexican inspired food. 300m north up the road.

People sit outside on a patio drinking coffee.

Particularly enchanting for a coffee or light meal is Café Kim Soo, 250m north of the resort’s main gate.

A big blue sign for Kayu Aya Square hangs on a railing.

Several places to eat and drink can be found at this little shopping area barely 200m around the corner from the resort (and away from the beach).

Tables sit in the sun outside Warung Nia restaurant.

At the Kayu Aya Square shopping area, Warung Nia is a friendly, family-run eatery that also offers cooking classes. 200m from the resort’s main gate.

Tables sit in an airy sunny restaurant.

The best place to eat at Kayu Aya Square is Da’Masta. The range of meals is impressive and affordable.

Stalls filled with bags, clothing, purses, and hats line a cloth covered walkway.

At the Kayu Aya Square shopping area, a flea (street) market sells souvenirs, clothes, and many other things. 200m from the hotel.

Beach beds with red umbrellas line the shore.

Very close to the resort’s main gate is the walkway to Ku De Ta, one of the first beach clubs in Seminyak.

A red sign with an arrow pointing down a narrow alley says, "Seminyak Square."

This lane, starting about 50m north of the resort’s main gate, leads to Seminyak Square shopping center. About 500m in total.

A sign advertising all the stores at Seminyak Square mall.

Seminyak Square is a compact collection of classy places to eat, drink, and shop.

A bookstore front displays books in the window.

This bookshop is one of many reasons to visit Seminyak Square shopping center, only 500m from the resort (via the walkway).

A sidewalk is filled with racks of dresses.

There is also a flea (street) market at Seminyak Square.

A store filled with clothing and jewelry.

Seminyak Village offers more shopping – and air-conditioned comfort. Across from Seminyak Square about 500m from the resort.

Surfboards stands line the beach.

Rent surfboards along the beach near the resort.

Colorful beanbags lay on the beach.

At various places along Seminyak Beach, beanbags spread across the sand in anticipation of another fiery sunset.

A red flag blows in the wind on the beach.

The waves can be rough when the tide is in, so always swim between the flags. Check rates and availability: The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa

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