There are many reasons to visit Seminyak, the grown-up neighbor of Bali’s party town, Kuta – the beach, the galleries and chic boutiques are just a few. Now, a favorite hangout spot for Bali’s ex-pat community, Seminyak is a relatively new travel destination with most of the new buildings that surround the old town just ten years old. The result is a resort town with many cultural attractions and some of the best beaches in the world. Consult Travel + Leisure’s Seminyak travel guide for the inside track around the area.
Things Not to Miss in Seminyak
• Visiting Pura Petitenget Temple
• An early morning horseback ride along Seminyak Beach
• Shopping the boutiques on Jalan Laksmana.
When to Go to Seminyak
As Bali sits on the equator, the weather is consistently warm with temperatures averaging around 85 degrees throughout the year. The only clear distinction in the weather is between the rainy and dry seasons and as such, April through September is the best time to travel to Seminyak. The Christmas holidays are also a popular time for Westerners to visit, and hotel prices can reflect the busy calendar. The shoulder season October and February are good times for those looking to visit Seminyak on a budget.