Each day begins for the Balinese with an offering to the gods. As an increasingly sophisticated and modern culture emerges in Seminyak, it remains at heart a village. The wide surf beach plays an integral role in both the tourism culture and local life, while temples, ceremonies and local traditions highlight the Balinese character. Step outside to discover world-class restaurants, vibrant cafes, fabulous spas, designer shops, intimate bars and fabulous nightlife.Wake up each morning to the gentle sound of birdsong, open the curtains to allow the soft dappled light to gently welcome the day. Enjoy a swim in your private pool, head out for an early beach walk, or draw the curtains and enjoy long, luxurious mornings with breakfast in bed. Wifi connections mean that you can choose to stay connected or put out your ‘peace please’ sign and keep the world at bay. The Elysian allows you the flexibility to do it your way.
Our top tips
Seminyak beach – for an hour or a day, this is a very social beach. Grab a day bed, learn to surf, interact with the locals, buy a sarong, watch the sunset and enjoy a range of great restaurants and cafes.
Shopping – From local markets to glossy shopping malls and designer boutiques, shopping in Bali is legendary. Oberoi Road and the main street in Seminyak are lined with unique designer boutiques and homewares stores. Head downtown to Legian to find local markets where bargaining is a lot of fun. Head up to Seminyak Village or Seminyak Square for designer labels.
Nightlife – Whatever your brand of nightlife, Seminyak is a vibrant place to hang out. From sunset sessions at legendary day clubs Kudeta or Potato Head to chilled out places like Mano Beach Club and the gypsy-themed La Laguna, Seminyak loves to party. Along the Petitengett road, there are some hard to find speakeasy-style bars 40 Thieves and Mad Sparrow to the Oberoi favourites like Red Carpet Champagne Bar and La Flavella across the street. Ask our concierge for some advice or check out local sites like 360bali and Secret Bali Life for up to date events.
Eating Out – from cool instagrammable cafes like Shelter café, Coffee Cartel and Revolver to the local warungs that line the streets surrounding the resort, to the many international and local restaurants that are reviewed by glossy travel magazines, Seminyak is the place to find great food on any budget. Ask our concierge for the current favourites or check guides like balifood and The Yak magazine for suggestions.