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Our Seminyak Field Guide is everything you need to hit the floor operating. Forget those hours (or days) planning the perfect trip to Seminyak, Bali. We have put all our favourite picks from our several years of go Bali and place them as well as our very own map of Seminyak so you can effortlessly find and go through the most readily useful of Seminyak.
We call this our Seminyak Field Guide, because we didn’t desire to simply provide you with a range of places, but an easy way to make use of them ‘in the field’. Using our Seminyak Field Guide should suggest small to no planning is required through your stay in Seminyak.
For all your important info you must know before planning your complete day at Bali, we now have our Beginners Guide To Bali.
What’s Inside Our Seminyak Field Guide
Our favourite thing about this guide may be the simple to follow Seminyak Map with all our favourites picks pin pointed. Additionally, you will find our favourite picks for:
Places To Eat (Coffee | Healthier | Indonesian + Warungs | Cafe | Fun + Everyday | A Little Bit Fancy | Sweets)
Items to See + Do (Spas | Beach Clubs)
Just How To Arrange Every Day
Format: PDF – down load to your device or printing it out
Length: 31 Pages
Price: 4.99 AUD
Could Be The Seminyak Field Guide Available?
We created the Seminyak Field Guide because it had been what we’d have loved before our very first day at Seminyak. it is very easy for lost in the wonderful world of TripAdvisor, 500 pages of travel guides detailing every restaurant that exists and on line noise. If you’d like to know every place to consume and every thing to complete, than this guide most likely isn’t for you. But if like us, you merely want the most readily useful of every thing, than this guide is everything required. We have included only our favourite picks for Seminyak plus map to exhibit you in which you need to be 😉 Think of it like having a best friend it is possible to ask where you can eat each time you have hungry. It still offers you 100percent freedom to complete whatever you want in your Seminyak Holiday, nevertheless get access to the greatest information when you need it.
Get your content of our Seminyak Field Guide right here.
If you’re trying to decide where to stay in Seminyak, take a look at our favourite picks right here.
If you still haven’t quite decided where you can in Bali you wish to remain, or have actually questions regarding making your way around or packing, than try our Beginners Guide To Bali too.
Should You Want To combine your stay in Seminyak with Ubud, then take a look at our Ubud Field Guide 🙂
Let us know when you have any questions inside remarks below…
So you want to go to Bali, your excited but have no idea where to go in Bali. Bali has many different sides. This is a great thing, especially if you know a little bit before you plan, so you can plan the best Bali trip for you.
So much goes into planing a Bali trip, as does for any holiday or new adventure. Everyone is after something different. Time and interests are the main two things to consider.
How long your trip is plays a huge role. For example, if you’re going to Bali for only one week, you will probably only be staying in 1 – 3 places, and 3 would be a very fast paced trip.
On the other hand, if you have One Month in Bali, 3 places might not be enough for you or it might be perfect. It all depends how slow/fast you want to travel.
Our recommendations would be to try and visit Bali for at least 10 days and if it’s your first trip to Bali, try and stay in two different areas.
The most important thing is to consider what you want to take away from your Bali trip. Do you want to taste the best food (or learn to cook it), learn the language, be adventurous and challenge yourself, live the party life or just be in the most relaxing spot to rejuvenate and escape. Bali is definitely a place that caters to most interests.
Best For Beaches
Bali has some nice beaches, but it’s easy to miss the most beautiful beaches if you don’t know where to look.
Our favourite beaches around Uluwatu include Bingin, Padang Padang and the beaches at Karma Kendara Beach Club and Sundays Beach Club. These beaches can be reached easily from Uluwatu and Jimbaran within 15 – 30 minutes, or from the Seminyak region within an hour, as always in Bali, depending on traffic.
Another favourite is Pandawa beach which is only a 10 minute drive from Nusa Dua and easily reached from Uluwatu and Jimbaran within 20 – 30 minutes.
There are some beautiful beaches along the East Coast of Bali, which are best explored whilst based there. Most of these beaches would be at least a 2 hour drive from Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua areas, so we wouldn’t recommend the drive just to visit the beach as a day trip. Our favourite beaches here include Bias Tugul, which depending on the tides may not always be great for swimming. Another beautiful beach is White Sand Beach, further to the North.
It really depends what you want out of a beach; a beautiful view, good for swimming, good for surfing, good for water sports, or a good atmosphere. Every beach in Bali has something different to offer. We love Seminyak for it’s atmosphere, Jimbaran for it’s seafood dinners on the beach, Nusa Dua is perfect for water sports and those who prefer flat water.
Best For Food
Seminyak and Ubud are probably the best two areas overall for food options. There are plenty of delicious restaurants and cuisines to choose from in both areas. Jimbaran Bay is great for Seafood dinners on the beach. This is not to say there aren’t some great restaurants in other areas, but there are just not as many options.
Best For Rice Fields + Natural Scenery
Beautiful rice fields can be found around Ubud and Surrounds, Jatiluwih Rice Fields and Sidemen. These can be seen by doing rice terrace treks, bicycle tours and private drivers. If you’re not planning on going to these areas, you can also see some rice fields near Canggu.
Munduk is another area in Bali with beautiful natural scenery which also has some waterfalls. Other areas are probably best explored by getting a private driver and discussing what you want to see.
Best For Adventure
Ubud is great for walks, white water rafting, bike rides and one of the closest access points to the Mount Batur trek.
Depending on what ‘adventure’ means to you, there are lots of different tours available for different activities. Usually, if you’re staying in a main area, pick up and drop off is included in the activity.
Best For Water Sports
Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua are great areas for a range of water sports. For snorkelling and diving, Nusa Lembongan, Menjangan Island, Amed and parts of the East Coast of Bali are beautiful. Snorkelling and diving can also be arranged through tour companies, so you may or may not have to be based in the area.
Best For Culture
Ubud is known as the cultural heart of Bali. Here, you often see traditional Balinese ceremonies. Having said that, you can see Balinese culture almost everywhere you go in Bali. There are also many temples to visit, including Uluwatu Temple and Tanah Lot.
Best For Spas
Seminyak has everything from cheap and cheerful to super luxurious spas. We love Ubud, as it’s great for a mixture of cheap to mid-range, with luxury spas found mainly in the hotels. Amazing spas can be found in luxury hotels all over Bali. But really, in Bali, a massage is never to far away.
Best For Peacefulness
Bali definitely has a beautiful peaceful side. If you want to have peace and quiet, away from the crowds, you can find this in areas like Sidemen, Candidasa, the outskirts of Ubud and Munduk.
Best For Plenty Of Things On Your Doorstep
If you stay in Seminyak, Legian and Kuta, you will have easy access to lots of restaurants and shops. You also have the beach, beach clubs and depending on what your interests are there are lots of other things nearby. Ubud is another area where you will have easy access to lot’s of restaurants, shops and activities if you stay in Ubud village.
Best For Nightlife
Depending on what type of nightlife you’re after, there are plenty of options in Bali. Kuta and Legian are known for having lots of bars and clubs, however we prefer the nightlife scene in Seminyak. Seminyak has a range of options from laid-back beach clubs to venues hosting international guests.
Ubud is one of our favourite places in Bali. If I could sum up Ubud in three words I would say culture, yoga and healthy food, but really there is so much more. Touristy yes, but the culture and charm are still there if you take the time to immerse yourself. This is one of the reasons that I don’t usually advocate taking a day trip to Ubud, because the real charm is found in the morning and evening when you can really explore. We’ve already touched on lots about Ubud on the blog, but we thought we’d put together a little mini guide to Ubud so you can get a quick overview of some of our favourite bits… (and some exciting news below).
See + Do
One of our absolute favourite things to do in Ubud is the Campuhan Ridge Walk. Easily accessible from the village itself, it has beautiful views and is perfect in the early morning or evening.
Ubud is an absolute hub of Yoga. If you’ve ever wanted to try yoga, or already love it, this is the perfect place. We loved our small class at Bodyworks, Yoga Barn have a huge following and we’ve heard good things about Radiantly Alive.
Tegenungan Waterfall is about a 30 minute drive from Ubud, but it’s well worth it. A beautiful waterfall that you can also swim in…
Eating at Ibu Oka is almost like a rite of passage in Ubud. Known for their suckling pig (Babi Guling), a traditional Balinese dish, it’s a must try for lunch at one of their three establishments. The restaurants themselves have lost a bit of their rustic charm and modernised over the years, but if you go to the main one (Jalan Suweta) make sure to go upstairs for a more traditional setting.
Locavore is unlike any other restaurant in Bali and if you love food, this is one you should book in advance. All the food is from sustainably sourced local ingredients.
And we haven’t forgotten dessert… for the most delicious coconut ice cream head to Tukies. Once I tried this they couldn’t keep me away.
You really are spoilt for choice in Ubud (and Bali for that matter) when it comes to accommodation. Two of our favourites are Alila Ubud and Padma Resort Ubud. Both are a little way out of the centre of Ubud, but provide complimentary shuttles. It’s a great way to enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds Ubud, relax and still get to explore the village.