Bali is one of the world’s premier holiday hot spots. Frequented by everyone from celebrities to backpackers, Bali is renowned for its lively nightlife, beautiful beaches, perfect waves, and diverse culture and cuisine. All of these feature prominently in Seminyak, commonly regarded as one of the finest destinations in Bali.
Seminyak is located just north of Legian on the West Coast of Bali. A polished Balinese destination, Seminyak is a perfect balance of flair and secluded luxury. Seminyak provides something completely different than the other Bali holiday destinations. Unlike some destinations, Seminyak has retained its distinct Balinese culture and style. It is removed from the other beachfront destinations that have been invaded by the numerous touring surfers hungry for the perfect Bali waves. Seminyak is a place that appeals to repeat holiday-goers, the perfect place to retreat and enjoy a wonderful holiday.
The refined cuisine in Seminyak varies from budget to luxurious. Almost any meal from any one of the numerous eateries and restaurants are sure to satisfy. To get a head start, check out Little Green Cafe, Jl Mertanadi 11, Kerobokan. This little cafe is a very welcome 2010 addition to the Seminyak eating scene. It is 100% vegetarian and uses almost exclusively organic ingredients, most of them locally sourced. A great line of homemade cakes, cookies, fruit bars and fresh juices, as well as salads, soups, veggie burgers and daily specials.
Most travelers wouldn’t be caught dead in the hotels available because the Seminyak villas are the ideal way for families and groups to enjoy this thriving Bali holiday destination. The cost of a Seminyak villa can be easily split between a large group, ending up cheaper than most hotels in the region, with the benefits of a private pool, kitchen and many complimentary services and amenities.
A luxurious Balinese-style Seminyak villas is the perfect staging ground for exploring and enjoying the bright lights, shopping and night life of Bali. Branching out from Seminyak, the bright lights, shopping centres and traffic jams of Kuta are just 15 minutes away to the south. The rural tranquility of Canggu is 25 minutes drive to the north. The temple of Tanah Lot, famed for its sunsets, is 40 minutes away by car. Further to the south lie Jimbaran, famous for its luxury hotels and beach front dinners, and the Uluwatu area, which boasts top beaches and cultural destinations, such as the Uluwatu temple. And after a busy day sightseeing and exploring, there is no better home to return to than a luxurious private villa.
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