Bali, rightly touted as the Ultimate Island, has certainly lots to offer to every one of all ages and backgrounds. Whether your ideal of Bali vacations is a relaxing time at the beach, a cultural immersion, or days of fun, excitement and thrill – Bali will most definitely give you your fill. Bali is a holiday paradise offering many of the wonders of nature – a fine volcano, tropical rainforest, rolling rice paddies and beautiful beaches. Bali is home to one of the largest Hindu communities of the world, and their culture, traditions, temples, and processions are sure to pleasantly surprise you in awe. On top of these natural and cultural attractions are a variety of Bali hotels that line the coast and Ubud hotels at the cultural, providing no less than the best, world-class facilities and all the conveniences at your feet.
The Beach and Beyond
Bali prides of its wide stretches of beach that mostly lie on the southern part of the island. The resorts of Kuta, Nasa Dua and Seminyak offers not only sweeping views but a sophisticated community of sorts – with its luxury spas, dining spots, beautiful galleries and styling boutiques. Of course, this is apart from the world famous nightlife in these areas. Beach resorts abundant in the area also offer a good range of water sports and facilities.
Beyond Bali’s amazing beaches is a very different world of culture where you feel like you are going back to how life was like before the 20th century. The jungle resort town of Ubud is a town that will immerse you in the pure wonders of nature, in fine arts, and in dance and music. It is home to a good number of Ubud hotels set amongst volcanoes, rice paddies, stepped terraces, and mountain lakes.
While in Bali, one could bear witness to the friendliness and hospitality of the locals. There is a distinct warmth that is around you and visitors feel right at home despite being around strangers. Indulge yourself in cultural amazement as you see these beautiful people offering help wherever you go.
The Beaches of Seminyak and Nusa Dua
Two of the best and well-loved beaches in Bali are those found in Seminyak and Nusa Dua. They are located at the southern part of Bali. Nusa Dua offers world-class elegance and luxury amidst the beautiful beach, and is well-loved by families and upscale tourists. Seminyak Beach, on the other hand, offers visitors an exciting vacation, not only because of the beach activities, but mainly because of its colourful nightlife. These beaches offer
sweeping views of pristine waters and dramatic sunsets; enjoy basking under the warm sun while sipping your favourite tropical drink.
The area of Seminyak has, in the recent years, grown to become second most well-loved places for lovers of art and creativity, after Ubud. The main street of the town is lined by notable galleries that beautifully showcase local classic and contemporary drawings, sculpture, photography, paintings – all of which cover themes that depict beauty, sensuality, social concerns, and of course, of the breath-taking Balinese views and landscapes.
Aside from scenic beaches like Berawa, Canggu and Echo Beach, Seminyak is home to the Biasa Art Space, a contemporary art centre, and the Pura Petitenget, a legendary temple – which are also suggested places of attraction during Bali vacations.
Nightlife at Seminyak
In Seminyak in Bali, the setting sun does not mark the end of the day. In fact, life in Bali actually stats late, way after the sun sets. In fact, even in luxury areas like Kuta and Nusa Dua, the whole evening is usually quiet – that is, before the stroke of 12 comes. During this most awaited hour of the night, Bali’s in places and night spots will begin to throb with
excitement, revelry and great music.
Night spots in Seminyak nicely complement the class and sophisticated atmosphere of this side of Bali. Although Seminyak’s nightlife still falls short compared to that of bustling Kuta, most of the clubs and lounges in Seminyak are designed with luxurious interiors. They offer a wide range of exciting opportunities for a night of fun – from quality martinis, wines,and cocktails, to DJ twirl tables, sexy dancers, pool side bars,
daybed facilities, and live performances.
Some of the well-known nightlife spots in Seminyak are Ku De Ta Bali, a favourite ocean front hangout serving fine dining selections; Kudos
Lounge and Bar where a lot of excitement happens; the Bahiana salsa bar with its live performances, the cosmopolitan Hu’u Bar with their offerings of over 70 cocktail choices; Obsession World Music Bar which offers some great entertainment; Q Bar with drag queen shows; and the Hypnotique with its great music made by internationally-renowned resident DJ’s.
Where to Stay in Seminyak
Seminyak offers a good range of options for places to stay. The beach is beautifully lined with luxury high-class Bali hotels, villas and budget the accommodations to suit every taste and budget. There are really good bargains of Bali hotels, especially during off-peak seasons, so it is great to shop around. Whether you are broke or wish to splurge on the Bali vacation of your life, options are aplenty in Seminyak, as well as in other parts of the island.
Of course, as is true in virtually all other parts of the world, cool and luxurious always comes at a price. World-class accommodations in the area may be higher in prices than Kuta and Ubud hotels, but the price you pay for is worth every dime you spend.
If your idea of Bali vacations includes good food, boutique shopping, sun-kissed beaches and exciting nightlife, Seminyak in Bali is the best place for you. Serene and upscale, with an exciting nightlife, this developing area is great for the discerning, modern traveler. Stay in one of the world class Bali hotels, indulge yourself with the beauty of nature, and experience the very best and most exciting days that life can bring. All these and more in Bali.