Seminyak is the style icon of Bali. It is a place where fashion and modern-day luxury meet beach holidays and Balinese culture. Apart from mind-blowing sunsets, shopping arcades, world-class restaurants and famous beach clubs, this booming tourist town is also a great destination for families!
Seminyak has got something for everyone, even for families with young kids and teens. Here is an overview of different areas, the best Seminyak villas and things to do in the area. We hope it will bring inspiration for your upcoming Bali trip - or encourage you to consider this destination.
The famous Oberoi Road (also known as Jalan Kayu Aya and ‘eat street’) is where you will stumble upon trendy coffee bars, designer boutiques, bars, restaurants and shopping malls. You wouldn’t even have to leave this street as it heads straight down to the beach and KU DE TA Beach Club. Have a coffee at Revolver Espresso, Grocer & Grind or Sisterfield. Dine at Ginger Moon (amazingly delicious Asian fusion food), La Lucciola (beachfront!) and LacaLaca Cantina Mexicana (kids eat for free on Wednesday). The options are limitless! Oh, and don’t forget to get yourself pampered at Bodyworks Spa!
Villa in Oberoi Seminyak: Villa Crystal
Just off the famous Oberoi Road - this villa couldn’t be any more central, tucked in a secluded lane away from the crowds - it is just unbeatable! You can walk to the beach, take the kids for a surf lesson and treat them to ice cream - Gelato Factory is just across the villa’s laneway on Oberoi Road. The villa is modern but oh so tropical - the best combination you can get! There is a large private garden with a pool for you and the family to enjoy. The villa has four bedrooms and especially great for kids, they get to sleep in bunks.
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The boutique shops, coffee bars and restaurants in Oberoi have gained more territory in our beloved Seminyak, expanding gradually towards Petitenget. This trendy part of town used to be a separate village, but now it is probably the chicest area in all of Seminyak. You can find the very best restaurants by world-famous chefs and favourite beachfront hang-outs such as Potato Head and W Bali. Be sure to check out classy restaurants that are perfectly family-friendly such as Merah-Putih (one table filled with dishes to share), SeaSalt (beachfront location at Alila Seminyak), Sarong (by head chef Will Meyrick and it’s just a must-try!). How about a high tea? Head over to Biku - they’ve got a little playing nook on-site as well as mini cup cakes and tea cups, so there is no need to worry about them getting bored.
Villa in Petitenget: Villa M Seminyak
Villa M is a fabulous family villa with a huge private garden and amazing facilities! This holiday home in Seminyak Bali has five bedrooms and multiple places for lounging and dining. The large 16 x 6 private swimming pool has a shallow area for the little ones and you can dine alfresco style in the garden with delights from the BBQ. Villa M even boasts a rooftop terrace for sunset drinks. There are tropical open-air living spaces as well as air-conditioning ones (up for an in-villa family movie night, anyone?). The villa is located just off the buzzing Petitenget Strip and you can easily get around on foot.
Things to do with kids
Batu Belig lies in between Petitenget in Seminyak and Berawa in Canggu. It’s an upcoming and trendy area with a gorgeous beach and lots of places to eat and drink (including a Unicorn Cafe!). Batu Belig Beach is home to Tropicola Beach Club (one of the latest hot spots in Seminyak). For a lovely family lunch, definitely check out Watercress Cafe! For a scrumptious dinner head over to iconic restaurants such as Sardine and Metis - both overlooking the rice paddies and it is stunning!
Villa in Batu Belig Seminyak: Villa Hiburan 1
Villa Hiburan 1 is a perfect family holiday haven in Batubelig. This beautiful villa has four bedrooms and two of the rooms are interconnected, making it perfect for a family travelling with young kids! Another highlight is the fantastic family pool with a built-in jacuzzi and the location which is peaceful and strategic at the same time. It has all the necessary modern amenities you need for a great Bali family holiday: A TV to keep the kids from boredom, a kitchen for when you don’t want to dine out, high chairs and baby cots for the littlest members of the fam.
Things to do with kids
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