Why Honeymoon in Seminyak?
Seminyak is the ideal location to begin your happily ever after. Seminyak is the fanciest and most luxurious region of Bali, with a stunning white sand beach and many luxurious hotels and resorts. We believe starting or finishing your honeymoon in Seminyak is a good choice, as it’s conveniently located close to Bali Airport. Seminyak is known for its magnificent sunset views, an excellent place for dining and shopping, and unique nightlife scene. It can be a great starting point for day trips across the island too - you may consider making it your base in Bali!
Given many beautiful hotels with spectacular honeymoon suites, newlyweds may enjoy the best of both worlds on their honeymoon - the privacy of a private romantic holiday in Seminyak while being only a short walk away from the beach and all the action.
Seminyak is positioned on the west coast of Bali, only 30 minutes north of Bali’s airport. It’s nestled between the tourist regions of Kuta and Canggu. While Kuta caters to the young party crowd, and Canggu is taken over by hipster surfers and digital nomads, we believe Seminyak is the ideal destination for couples. Seminyak is known for its high-end hotels and restaurants, a much more beautiful beach than Canggu, and lively nightlife.
If you aren’t sure whether you want to stay in Canggu or Seminyak, don’t forget that they are only 20 minutes away by taxi. From Seminyak, it’s effortless to go to Canggu for a day or even for the night.
Seminyak’s beach clubs are a popular destination both during the day (for relaxing) and at night (to party). The most spectacular beach clubs are without a doubt W Bar, Potatohead, and Ku De Ta, all overlooking white sand beaches with a beautiful, wild ocean. They’re all located on the north side of Seminyak, in an area named Petitenget. We have reviewed a few more in our article of the Best Beach Clubs in Bali.
More south, Double Six Beach is a relaxed place with less pretentious beach bars. Our favorite is La Plancha, a colorful but down-to-earth place where couples can enjoy the Indonesian sunsets from the beach while enjoying a cocktail from a simple beanbags with your feet in the sand. A very romantic and special moment for you and your partner, do not miss sunset when in Seminyak!
There are a lot of boutique shops and art galleries in Seminyak town. Most of them are on Jalan Kayu Aya and in the Seminyak Square and Seminyak Village shopping malls. If you are looking for a larger mall with international chain stores, take a 20-minute drive to Beachwalk Mall in Kuta. For authentic and unique art by (mostly) Balinese artists, we recommend Nyoman Gallery on Jl Raya Legian.
Honeymoon Hotels in Seminyak
While Seminyak is not the cheapest region in Bali - luxury comes at a cost - if you think of splurging on a honeymoon suite in a 5-start resort, Seminyak is the place to do it. You’ll get more value for money in Bali than almost anywhere else in the world. Imagine waking up in your honeymoon suite overlooking the vast Indian Ocean!
We would recommend you to stay in a hotel right on the beach (or very close to the beach) in central Seminyak. We’ve listed some of our favorite options below. With a centrally located hotel, it will be easier to get around without relying on taxis all the time.
If you don’t like traveling from hotel to hotel, Seminyak is an excellent place to stay for your entire honeymoon. Many places are within reach for a day trip: it takes only twenty minutes from Seminyak to Canggu, and 1 hour from Seminyak to Ubud or Uluwatu.
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The Legian, Seminyak5 starSplurgeBeachfrontCentral Seminyak
The Legian is a classic luxury beachfront resort in the bustling region of Seminyak. Built in the late 1990s, this was one of the earlier high end hotels in Bali, but it doesn’t show its age. The rooms are luxurious and well furnished, inspired by Balinese crafts and design. From your room, you easily access amazing views over Seminyak’s wide beach and the Indian Ocean. The outdoor areas are big for a resort located in the middle of Seminyak. You may enjoy the three-tier outdoor pool and gardens with tropical flowers.
The Legian is the perfect choice for couples looking to have a comfortable stay while being within walking distance of boutique shops, nightlife and a wide array of dining options. If you prefer staying in, The Legian also has a good restaurant, and even offers a private dining experience!♥Check Availability
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The Oberoi Beach Resort5 starBeachfrontCentral Seminyak
Located on Seminyak beach and embraced by fifteen acres of lush gardens, The Oberoi is a luxury sanctuary in the middle of trendy Seminyak. The hotel exudes old-world Balinese style - thatched roofs, manicured tropical gardens with tall palm trees, and a fantastic location right by the beach. Enjoy the beautiful stretch of yellow-sand Seminyak beach and majestic sunset views with all sorts of magical colors from this luxury lodge.
In the Kura Kura restaurant you can enjoy Indonesian and European cuisine overlooking the ocean. While the Oberoi only has one restaurant, less than some of the other high end resorts, in Seminyak there are always plenty of (fine) dining options to choose from. The staff at Oberoi is extraordinarily friendly with genuine attention to your every need and always ready to go out of their way to make sure guests have an amazing holiday.♥Check Availability
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Alila Seminyak5 starBeachfrontPetitenget, North Seminyak
This Alila hotel in Seminyak offers unobstructed ocean views from its suites, pools, restaurant, and beach bar. This beachside resort has five swimming pools. One of these pools has a beautiful beach bar to watch the sunset. Couples can enjoy the well-equipped gym and heavenly Spa. Outside of Alila Seminyak, guests may connect with the “real Bali” through guided adventures.♥Check Availability
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Hotel Indigo5 starAffordable luxuryBeachfrontDouble Six Beach, South Seminyak
At Double Six Beach is the Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach. The Secret Garden Pool, beach-facing pool deck, and holistic spa are favorites among visitors. Large, stylish rooms with balconies, nice beds, and luxury showers. Suites provide sitting rooms and spas, while private villas offer solitude and luxury - and even a private pool! An attractive spa and a small beach club are among the hotel's amenities.♥Check Availability
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Monolocale5 starAffordable luxuryPrivate villasBatu Belig, between Seminyak and Canggu.
The Monolocale is a good option for couples looking for a private villa escape, in which you can even enjoy a private candle light dinner! The villas are all tastefully designed and feature a private pool. While the Monolocale is a bit further away from Seminyak's beach (10 min drive), it is quite strategically located in Batu Belig, an area with lots of restaurants and from which you can reach Canggu easily as well.♥Monolocale Seminyak Website
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W Bali5 starSplurgeBeachfrontPetitenget, North Seminyak
W Bali is an invigorating tropical playground in the heart of one of Bali's most popular Seminyak areas. The luxury hotel honours the Indonesian archipelago with a rice field-inspired terrace pool. The modern - sometimes even futuristic - architecture blends seamlessly with the surrounding green spaces, creating a serene and visually appealing environment. Located in the hotspot of Seminyak, W Bali is close to famous attractions, trendy shops, and bustling nightlife. Despite its central location, the hotel managed to create a peaceful haven sheltered from the outside world, providing an overall tranquil and peaceful atmosphere
The suites are spacious, tastefully decorated, and equipped with the latest amenities. The attention to detail in the interior design is impressive, balancing luxury and comfort. W Bali has an impressive selection of restaurants and bars, each offering a unique and exciting dining experience. Enjoy cocktails from the rooftop bar while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, or watch a traditional Balinese dance performance while enjoying grilled delicacies in the FIRE restaurant. Later at night, the poolside Woobar is the perfect spot to continue the night. On some nights, the music will continue underground in W's own nightclub.♥Check Availability
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Honeymoon Activities in Seminyak
Seminyak is a fantastic destination if you enjoy beach clubs, fine dining, shopping, shopping, and nightlife right at your fingertips. Further away, Seminyak is an excellent base for day trips across the island, making it a perfect base for your honeymoon.
What type of activities would you like to do in Seminyak?
★ Our Favorite!
★ Our Favorite!
Craft Silver Jewelry Making ExperienceActiveCultureBhg original45min from Seminyak
Meet with local artisans in the old Batuan village south of Ubud, where they still preserve the old way of making silver jewelry. Nowadays handcrafted jewelry is a rarity around the world, and your visit helps keep these Balinese traditional silver-making techniques alive.
Making silver jewelry together is a fun experience, during which you'll try many different techniques. At the end you are allowed to take your piece of silver jewelry home: a lifetime memory of a honeymoon in Bali!
This tour included pick up and drop off at your hotel, as well as local snacks and drinks while crafting your piece of art!
BHG Originals are unique experiences great for couples which you can book directly with us. We work with a Balinese organization that promotes community-based sustainable tourist activities rooted in local culture and benefitting local communities.Duration: 3 hours
People: 2 People
Included: (1) Hotel pick up (2) meet local craftsmen (3) design your own silver jewelry together with a professional silver smith (4) take your jewelry home (10 gram per person) (5) local snacks & drinks (5) hotel drop off.
Hotel pickup & drop-off: Included (Canggu, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Seminyak, Uluwatu, Ubud)
Price: 4 million IDR per couple
Explore Seminyak NightlifeNightlifeAcross central Seminyak
Two favorite party spots are La Favela and Motel Mexicola. La Favela is a beautifully decorated hotspot themed like a jungle, partially outside, with multiple floors featuring different styles of music. The venue is enormous. At the same time, Motel Mexicola is a vibrant and eccentric Mexican club that offers frequent house parties with live Latin music. This place is popular with couples, especially with those that want to give salsa or bachata a try.
KU DE TA BeachclubBeachClubSeminyak
Kudeta is the Indonesian word for coup d'état, an attempt to overthrow a government. The Ku De Ta beach club in Seminyak is very peaceful however. It is one of the most well known beach clubs in Bali, right in front of Seminyak beach. A large daybed, good for 2-3 people, can be booked in advance on their website for 2.4 million rupia, a large part of which is returned in credits which you can use to order cocktails or food.
In some beach clubs, food is not so great: people will come anyway for the views. Ku De Ta is different, here the food is of excellent quality. You can have a full dinner here, including wood-fired steak, but also order small dishes to enjoy while watching the sun set into the Indian Ocean (Ku De Ta is greatly positioned to watch sunset). We recommend trying the octopus or the tuna tartar.Official Website
Nyaman Art GalleryCultureShoppingJl. Raya Basangkasa 88, Seminyak
If you love art, this is the place to find an authentic lasting memory of your honeymoon! Nyaman Art Gallery is a pioneering contemporary art gallery. Prominent Balinese artists are represented, like Quint, Bali's graffiti legend. Even if you do not intend to buy, it is a great place to experience modern Balinese art.Visit Website
Potato Head BeachclubBeachClubNightlifePetitenget, North Seminyak
Potato Head is more than a beachclub: it is a creative village by the ocean where music, art, design, food and wellness come together. It is located in Petitenget, the area on the north side of Seminyak where many fancy beach clubs are. The beach club features an infinity pool and often has a DJ playing in the late afternoon. Many restaurants are available at Potato Head, but you can also order food right to your daybed.
While its possible to reserve a daybed at the beach club, most spots are first-come first-serve. The beach club opens at 9AM and fills up fast, so its worth showing up early. No entrance fee is charged, however in order to claim a bed at the beach club a minimum spend of 500.000 Rupia is required.
We love Potato Head because its very artistic. The facade of the main building is designed from thousands of recycled wooded windows, creating a colorful vibe. Upon entrance you will walk past the 5000 Lost Soles piece of art, a colorful arrangement of flipflops found on Bali's beaches. Couples love taking selfies between all the art that can be found at Potato Head.Official Website
Shopping around SeminyakShoppingAll around Seminyak
Seminyak is the best place for boutique shopping in Bali. Just walk along the main street, Jalan Kayu Aya, and find plenty of stylish stores and chic shops. There's also the new Seminyak Village retail center and souvenir-centered Seminyak Square. Both malls are fairly small, but there is a beautiful mall 20 minutes away in Kuta Beach (Beachwalk Mall) that offers international chain stores.
Visit Asia's largest waterparkActiveThrillKuta, 20 min drive from Seminyak
Up for something fun? Waterbom Water Park Bali is the largest waterpark in Asia. It offers many pools and slides, some of which you can enjoy together with your partner. It takes only 20 minutes to get from the south of Seminyak. Do note it can get crowded, and there might be a lot of kids around.Visit Website
WoobarBeachClubNightlifePetitenget, North Seminyak
The Woobar is part of W Bali, a luxury hotel with a futuristic entrance that will impress any visitor (we felt like we walked into a James Bond movie). The beach bar area features a pool inspired by Indonesian rice layered rice terraces overlooking the Petitenget beach in Seminyak with the Indian Ocean in the distance.
You can book a daybed (which fits up to 4 people) in advance via their website. This requires a minimum spend of 2 million rupia (roughly 130$) for the group as a whole. While food at the Woobar is decent, we believe the drinks are at another level. Definitely try some of their cocktails. Adventurous couples might want to give their zero-waste cocktails a try: its where Woobar aims to reduce leftover ingredients as garnishes and ingredients to create some unique drinks.Official Website
Balinese Bridal Grooming CeremonyCultureBhg original30min from Seminyak
Are you sad your wedding is over? You can experience a traditional Balinese bridal grooming ceremony with your partner, and have professional pictures taken for a lasting memory! Step into the intricate world of Balinese wedding traditions as you dress in traditional bridal attire. Meet a local Balinese family at Penarungan Village that will take you through the process.
Meet a local Balinese family and participate in the art of Balinese wedding makeup, hairstyling, and dressing while you learn about the rich Balinese culture. Capture the moment with a photo session taken by a professional photographer. Complete the experience with a mouthwatering Balinese lunch, providing a taste of tradition in every bite. This program is a tribute to preserving the cultural heritage of Bali.
BHG Originals are unique experiences great for couples which you can book directly with us. We work with a Balinese organization that promotes community-based sustainable tourist activities rooted in local culture and benefitting local communities.Duration: 4 hours
People: 2 People
Included: (1) Hotel pick up, (2) Balinese wedding make up, hair do, and styling for two, (3) photo session with professional photographer, (4) traditional Balinese lunch, (5) hotel drop off.
Hotel pickup & drop-off: Included (Canggu, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Seminyak, Uluwatu, Ubud)
Price: 6 million IDR per couple
Honeymoon Photoshoot from SeminyakActivePrivate tourStart anywhere in Bali.
Create lifetime memories of your honeymoon with professional photos!, and discover a wide variety of scenic locations in the process. Work with a professional photographer to take you around to beautiful spots around the island for spectacular honeymoon pictures with the best sights of Bali in the background!♥Book in advance
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Explore Bali by Antique CarActiveDaytripPrivate tourBhg originalStart at your Seminyak Hotel
Cruise across the rice fields and jungle of Bali in a vintage car. In this tour you will enjoy the fresh air breeze through your hair while you explore landscapes, rice fields, temples, community farming and scenic villages from an open-air classic car. The route is pretty and off the beaten path. Halfway you'll stop for a local family lunch in a Balinese village.
You won't have to drive, as an experienced driver will guide you, so the both of you can have your eyes on the surrounding scenery. A few stops will be made along the way and your friendly local driver will point you at interesting sights.
BHG Originals are unique experiences great for couples which you can book directly with us. We work with a Balinese organization that promotes community-based sustainable tourist activities rooted in local culture and benefitting local communities.Duration: 5 hours
People: 2 People
Included: Tour, lunch, hotel pick-up and drop-off, guide/driver.
Hotel pickup & drop-off: Included (Canggu, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Seminyak, Uluwatu, Ubud)
Price: 4.7 million IDR per couple
Ayung River Rafting from SeminyakActiveNatureStart & Finish at your Seminyak Hotel.
Explore Bali from a river! A raft takes you down Ayung River, through rice fields and jungle in some of the greenest parts of Bali. You'll pass waterfalls and have the opportunity to swim in crystal clear waters. These are places that are not reachable any other way than by raft!
While there are definitely a few rougher parts, this is a beginner-friendly raft experience. A guide will join you on your boat and life vests are provided. Hotel pickup can be arranged, and a buffet lunch on the river banks is included in the price.♥Private Rafting tour with hotel pickup
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Day Trip to Nusa Penida Island from SeminyakNatureBeachDaytripGroup tourStart & finish at your Seminyak hotel
Visit Nusa Penida in a day! Nusa Penida is a tranquil island with spectacular cliffs and beaches, located in the Lombok Strait off the West coast of Bali. Reaching the island takes one hour by fast ferry from Sanur Harbour.
This convenient organized tour will pick you up and drop you off at your Bali hotel. Two-way ferry tickets are included, as well as a tour visiting the most spectacular sights on the island.
Highlights include the famous cliff overlooking Kelingking Beach (see picture), the clear perfect swimming waters at Angel's Billabong and the picturesque Crystal Bay, where white cliffs meet the rough Indian Ocean.♥Book your Nusa Penida Island Tour
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Mount Batur Sunrise Hike + Hotsprings from SeminyakActiveNatureDaytripGroup tourStart & Finish at your Seminyak Hotel.
Hike up to Mount Batur for a spectacular sunrise with breakfast, and enjoy a well-deserved hot spring swim after your climb. An early wake-up, but well worth it!
To make it to sunrise at Mount Batur, you will be picked up at your hotel a few hours after midnight (depending on your start location). After a one-hour relatively easy climb, helped by an experienced guide and a flashlight on the helmet provided to you, you will reach the top of the volcano. On the top, a spectacular sunrise awaits you: slowly the sun will rise and reveal a spectacular landscape overlooking the Batur crater, Mount Agung, the Lombok Sea, and (on clear days) even Lombok Island and Mount Rinjani. After the climb, enjoy a well-deserved relaxation at the natural hotsprings bordering Batur Lake.
The region Kintamani, where Mount Batur is located, is famous for it's coffee plantations. On the way back, the tour will make a stop at a coffee plantation before dropping you back to your hotel.♥Book Your Mount Batur Sunrise Tour
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Ubud Day Trip from SeminyakActiveNatureCulturePrivate tourStart from your Seminyak Hotel
It is possible to see the best of Ubud and its surroundings in single day! This highly rated PRIVATE tour (4.9 with 1100+ reviews) will pick you up in your South Bali hotel and drive you and your partner past all the highlights. This is a convenient way to see Ubud if you decide not to stay there overnight, but also a convenient option if you are actually staying in Ubud!
The list of included activities is really impressive. You will visit a spectacular waterfall and a traditional Balinese village near Ubud where traditional crafts are still practised. The famous Sacred Monkey Forest is part of the itinerary too, as well as the Tegallalang Rice Terraces. Finally, some spots in central Ubud are visited: the art market and Ubud Palace.♥Book your private Ubud Day Tour!
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Instagram Highlights Tour from SeminyakNatureCultureDaytripGroup tourPrivate tourPick-up in your Seminyak Hotel
The Instagram Highlights tour is an amazing choice for (aspiring) influencers, but don't worry if you and your partner prefer to live a more private life: it is a great opportunity to see the most scenic parts of Bali and get some memorable pictures of your honeymoon regardless. You can choose between a small group tour and a private tour.
Highlights include the Lempuyang Temple (also known as Gate of Heaven) in East Bali, as well as the Tirta Gangga water palace. In Central Bali, the tour will pass the Tukad Cepung Waterfall and Tegallalang rice fields, where it is possible to take pictures on while riding a spectacular "Jungle Swing". This is one of the most popular tours in Bali, and is highly rated with 4.9 stars based on 3500+ reviews.♥Book this experience!
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Munduk & Bedugul Day Trip from SeminyakNatureCultureDaytripPrivate tourPick-up in your Seminyak Hotel
Ulan Danu Temple is the first picture that shows up if you Google Bali. It might be the most iconic sight on the island, situated against Lake Beratan in the Bedugul region of Bali. But this region has more to offer than just the temple, and this PRIVATE TOUR is a great way to explore it!
The Bedugul region can easily be spotted on any map: it's where you see the 3 lakes towards the north of the island. These lakes are part of a massive volcanic crater region at high altitudes. This results in very distinct vegetation and a much cooler climate than you will find in most of Bali. A great place to escape the heath!
One stop during this tour is the Handara Gate, which is a great spot for memorable Bali Honeymoon pictures. The pretty Banyumala Twin Waterfalls are next, there is opportunity to swim at these.
Finally this tour will stop at a very romantic spot: an amazing viewpoint on the ridge of the crater from where you can see two lakes at once. We love this area a lot, and would even recommend you staying here for a few days (see our Munduk Honeymoon Guide), but this tour is also a great way to get to know the area!♥Book your trip to Bedugul and Munduk
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Private Uluwatu Sunset Tour from SeminyakCulturePrivate tourStart & Finish at your Seminyak Hotel.
Convenient option with hotel pickup. A private driver will pick you up at your hotel with his air-conditioned car, and show you around Uluwatu Temple overlooking the Indian Ocean and the traditional Balinese Kecak fire dance show (performance tickets not included). The stage and temple are located on a beautiful cliff from where you will experience one of Bali's best sunsets.
After sunset, the guide will drive you to Jimbaran Beach, a beautiful beach next to the fishing village of Jimbaran. This place is known for the freshest and tastiest grilled fish on the island. You will have time for a romantic dinner on the beach, before the driver will return you back to your hotel.♥Book your Uluwatu tour with hotel pickup
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Iljen Crater in Java (24-hour tour from Seminyak!)ActiveNatureThrillGroup tourPickup from Canggu, Seminyak, Ubud, Uluwatu, Nusa Dua and more.
The Iljen Crater is one of the most magical places we have ever visited, and a great trip for couples that love nature and hiking and are keen to explore a different island beyond Bali. The volcano is located on the east tip of Java Island (Indonesia's capital Jakarta is on that island too). Java can be reached by a 4 hour drive and 1 hour ferry from most tourist destinations in South Bali. It is the most populous island in the world with roughly 150 million inhabitants - but still it manages to offer amazing nature like this volcano!
The Iljen vocanic crater is famous for a blue fire that lights for a few hours in the middle of the night, followed by a spectacular sunrise overlooking the Java Sea and Bali a bit later. This tour will pick you up from your Bali hotel in the afternoon. You will arrive in the early evening and will be offered a room to sleep for a couple of hours (you will need that rest!). In the midst of the night you will start your ascent up to the crater's edge (this took us around 1.5 hours). If you want, you can then ascent into the crater (30 mins down and 30 mins up again) to get closer to the blue fire. This requires you wearing a gas mask that is provided by your tourguide. Later the sun will rise, revealing a spectacular landscape that was not visible during your initial ascent. After walking down again (way faster than the way up) you will enjoy a healthy Javanese breakfast before returning to Bali.♥Book your trip to Java!
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Day trip with driver from SeminyakPrivate tourPick-up in your Seminyak Hotel
Do you know exactly what you want to explore in Bali? Just hire a car with a private driver for a day and plan your own private tour. This is very easily arranged! Let a trusted driver with many 5-star reviews on GetYourGuide take you around the island.
You can choose a custom trip duration between 6, 8 and 10 hours. This will cost you between 48 to 80 USD for the entire group. This is an affordable option to explore the island. However, do note that while most guided tours are more expensive, these usually include amenities like entrance fees and lunch. When you plan your own tour, you will need to buy entrance tickets and lunch yourself!
TIP: This "tour" can start and end in any Bali location. You could even choose to start your day in one hotel, explore the island, and get dropped off at a new location, saving you additional taxi fees!♥Book your private driver for 6, 8 or 10 hours
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Romantic Dining in Seminyak
Fine dining is where Seminyak shines. Here’s a list of our favorite romantic restaurants in Seminyak that you will love to visit on your honeymoon.
We love the following places in Seminyak!
★ Our Favorite!
Sa'Mesa SeminyakCasual diningItalianPetitenget street, Seminyak
The happiest dinner experience in Bali. During your honeymoon, you probably prefer having dinner in a private most of the time. Sa'mesa is completely different. Here, you are seated at a large table with strangers who may become your friends by the end of the night!
Due to popularity, Sa'Mesa now has two branches: one in Canggu and one in Seminyak. The popularity is understandable, as this restaurant offers amazing value. An 18-meal(!) Italian home-cooked dinner experience is served. This isn't fine dining, but it is a unique tasting menu sharing experience that is worth being part of. We loved the Burrata, home-baked breads and fresh fish. To add to the experience, unlimited limoncello liquor is served for free. You can imagine the vibes by the end of the night after many shots of limoncello, it feels like one big celebration!
18-Course sharing dinner: roughly 38$ pp.Official Website
★ Our Favorite!
SangsakaFine diningIndonesianCentral Seminyak, 5min drive inland
Sangsaka is a modern Indonesian restaurant offering one of the best tasting menus we have had in Bali, as well as à la carte options. Don't get confused with their website, it does not list the tasting menu but it does exist! We have added the 7-course menu from when we visited below, but the latest online reviews indicate that the menu is now 8 courses.
What we love about Sangsaka is the cozy ambiance (it is a small restaurant), personal attention and unique Indonesian-inspired dishes with a modern twist. Our favorites were the tuna with avocado and the dragonfruit dessert with elderflower. When we were visiting most of the guests were other couples, which is understandable considering the cozy and romantic vibe. It is a bit away from the main tourist area, so if you are staying near the beach in Seminyak we would suggest taking a 5-10 minute taxi ride to get there.
Tasting Menu: roughly 50$ pp.Official Website
MauriFine diningItalianPetitenget, North Seminyak
Mauri stands for Maurizio, the first name of the South-Italian chef Maurizio Bombini, who runs this fine dining restaurant in Seminyak inspired by flavors from his home-town region of Puglia.
At Mauri, you can enjoy a tasting menu that comes very close to a level that would be rewarded by a Michelin star if it were in Europe. The classic option is the Signature Tasting Menu, but more adventurous couples might opt for the Discovery Tasting Menu (a bit more expensive too). However don't expect typical Italian food: while the dishes are inspired by Italy, you won't easily recognize the dishes as typical Italian - they are unique and creative,
TIP: You can upgrade your steak to Wagyu at a very affordable cost. While the portion is quite small, we do believe this is worth considering to level up an already great experience to something very memorable.
Discovery Tasting Menu: roughly 60$ pp (110$ with wine pairing).Official Website
Cuca (Jimbaran)Fine diningJimbaran, 30 min from Seminyak
Cuca is located a few steps away from Jimbaran Beach, just south of Bali's airport, It is roughly a 30 minute ride from either Uluwatu or Seminyak. On arrival you will walk through the large garden to reach the restaurant. We watched the sunset on the beach first before heading to dinner.
Cuca offers a Chef's Tasting Menu at great value. When we visited it consisted of 9 courses with outstanding tapas and desserts. Don't expect traditional Spanish Tapas dishes, the food is very original and based on local Balinese flavors and produce. The town of Jimbaran is known for Bali's largest fresh fish and seafood market, so expect some great seafood dishes being part of the experience, during our dinner we started with a scallop dish, had amazing butterfish and there was octopus too. We loved most dishes (weren't a great fan of the beef & bone marrow dish though).
We believe the restaurant is a great option for a honeymoon. They even offer the "ROMANCE @ CUCA" package (which you can reserve when booking a table on the website). With the romantic package your dinner will be served on a table with candles and roses. A bit cheesy but we did it (we are running a honeymoon site after all....) and it's all fun, they even had a surprise gift for us in the end!
Chef's Tasting Menu: roughly 45$ pp. Romance package roughly 15$/couple.Official Website
How to get to Seminyak
It takes around 30 minutes by taxi to get to Seminyak from Denpasar Bali Airport. You can book an airport transfer below, or check <a href=”https://balitaxi.com/taxi-seminyak/” target=”_blank>Bali Taxi Seminyak</a> for transfers across the island.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Seminyak?
Seminyak is located on the west coast of Bali, between Kuta and Canggu, and is only 30 minutes north of the airport.
How to get around in Seminyak?
All across Seminyak, it is simple to find a taxi. A reputable company, Bluebird, is one of the best. For experienced drivers, renting a motorcycle might be a good option.
Should we stay in Seminyak or Canggu?
Both are great, Seminyak has better beaches while Canggu is the most trendy new destination. Seminyak might be best for couples as it boasts fine white sand beaches and luxury hotels and restaurants, while Canggu attracts a younger surf and digital nomad crowd. However, it is simple to combine the two, as it is only a 20-minute drive between them.
How far is Seminyak from Bali Airport?
Around 30 minutes by car is how long it takes to get from the Denpasar Bali airport to Seminyak. It is adviced to book a ride ahead of time.
Is Seminyak a good Honeymoon destination?
Definitely. Seminyak has a stunning white sand beaches and many luxurious hotels and resorts to enjoy your time together. While it might be touristy, escaping Seminyak for a day trip across Bali is very easy.
How long should we stay in Seminyak?
We recommend a three-night stay at the start or end of your Honeymoon. Alternatively, due to it's central location, Seminyak might be a great base for your entire honeymoon. Getting around the island on day trips from Seminyak is easy.
There are many great destinations in Bali to continue your honeymoon after Seminyak. There’s only two places that can meet Seminyak’s luxury offerings, the jungle town of Ubud and the cliff-side surf town of Uluwatu. Both are around one-hour by car from Seminyak. You’ve had enough of the beach and want to visit a jungle village instead.
Do you want to get away from the tourist crowds while on your honeymoon? Nusa Penida is a must-see for anyone who loves the sea. The departure point is Sanur Harbour, which is only 30 minutes away. Bali’s peaceful dive town of Amed is another option. It’s pretty far away, and it will take three hours to get there from Seminyak, but if you are into diving it is more than worth the drive!
Find your next destination after Seminyak!
UbudLuxuryCultureNatureNightlifeRead our Ubud Honeymoon Guide
Made famous by Eat Pray Love. Jungle, art, rice fields, monkeys and spirituality.
UluwatuLuxuryBeachNatureSurfingRead our Uluwatu Honeymoon Guide
Peninsula with cliffs, caves, surf and hidden beaches. Luxury resorts nearby.
MundukNatureOff the beaten pathRead our Munduk Honeymoon Guide
Hidden gem with spectacular views. Explore crater lakes, waterfalls and temples.
SeminyakLuxuryBeachNightlifeSurfingRead our Seminyak Honeymoon Guide
Upscale area with wide sandy beach, great restaurants and fancy beachclubs.
AmedBeachCultureNatureDivingOff the beaten pathRead our Amed Honeymoon Guide
Tranquil fishing villages, famous dive spots.
CangguLuxuryBeachNightlifeSurfingRead our Canggu Honeymoon Guide
Surf Beach, Party, Hipsers & Foodies.
LovinaBeachCultureNatureDivingOff the beaten pathRead our Lovina Honeymoon Guide
Calm ocean away from the crowds. Watch dolphins and hike to waterfalls.
Nusa DuaBeachLuxuryRead our Nusa Dua Honeymoon Guide
Luxury hotels and (all-inclusive) resorts facing white sand beach with all the comforts you could wish for.
SidemenNatureCultureOff the beaten pathRead our Sidemen Honeymoon Guide
Off the beaten path nature destination between rice fields and mountains.
SanurBeachCultureRead our Sidemen Honeymoon Guide
Long stretch of calm ocean beach close to Bali airport. Spectacular sunrise.
Nusa Penida IslandBeachNatureDivingRead our Nusa Penida Honeymoon Guide
Hilly island of the coast of Bali with spectacular cliffs and rock formations.
Gili IslandsBeachNatureDivingNightlifeRead our Gili Islands Honeymoon Guide
Real tropical island vibes! Three small islands great for diving, beach and party.
Written by Olivia & Dirk
Hi! We have put together this guide with a lot of care, based on our own experiences. As a couple, we have lived in Bali for the past 5 years, and we fell in love with the island. We have visited every corner of Bali, especially the romantic places ;-). While our articles do contain affiliate links, you can trust us to recommend only the experiences that we love.