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!

Explore Seminyak

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.

Potatohead Beach Club in Seminyak. Potatohead Beach Club in Seminyak.

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.

Sunset at La Plancha. Sunset at La Plancha. 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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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    The Legian, Seminyak

    5 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...

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    The Oberoi Beach Resort

    5 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,...

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  • Alila Seminyak

    5 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...

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  • Hotel Indigo

    5 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...

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  • W Bali

    5 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...

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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?

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    Sunset at La Plancha

    BeachNightlifeDouble Six Beach, South Seminyak

    Colorful beach bar with a unique vibe. Enjoy the sun setting over the Indian Ocean while a DJ plays some relaxed tunes. Make sure to get here by 5:30 pm to secure a seat for you and your partner for sunset around 6-7PM.

  • Day at a beach club

    BeachNightlifePetitenget area of Seminyak

    Seminyak is home to some of the world's most unique and spectacular beach clubs. Our 3 favorites are Potatohead, W Bar, and Ku De Ta. You could easily spend an entire day at any of these beach clubs. Enjoy a...

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  • Explore Seminyak Nightlife

    NightlifeAcross 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...

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  • Nyaman Art Gallery

    CultureShoppingJl. 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...

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  • Shopping around Seminyak

    ShoppingAll 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....

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  • Visit Asia's largest waterpark

    ActiveThrillKuta, 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...

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  • Honeymoon Photoshoot from Seminyak

    ActivePrivate tourStart anywhere in Bali.

    Discover a wide variety of scenic locations. Book a professional photographer to take you to beautiful spots around the island for spectacular honeymoon pictures!

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  • Ayung River Rafting from Seminyak

    ActiveNatureStart & 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...

    Private Rafting tour with hotel pickup
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  • Day Trip to Nusa Penida Island from Seminyak

    NatureBeachDaytripGroup 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....

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  • Mount Batur Sunrise Hike + Hotsprings from Seminyak

    ActiveNatureDaytripGroup 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!

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  • Ubud Day Trip from Seminyak

    ActiveNatureCulturePrivate 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...

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  • Instagram Highlights Tour from Seminyak

    NatureCultureDaytripGroup 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...

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  • Munduk & Bedugul Day Trip from Seminyak

    NatureCultureDaytripPrivate 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...

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  • Private Uluwatu Sunset Tour from Seminyak

    CulturePrivate 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...

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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...

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  • Day trip with driver from Seminyak

    Private 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...

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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!

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  • ★ Our Favorite!


    Fine diningIndonesianCentral Seminyak, 5min drive inland

    Sangsaka is a modern Indonesian restaurant offering an affordable 5-course tasting menu as well as à la carte options.

  • Mauri

    Fine diningItalianPetitenget, North Seminyak

    Inspired by his Pugliese heritage, MAURI is a modern Italian restaurant with a touch of tradition. We recommend their signature tasting menu. The ingredients are used at their purest flavor.

  • Sarong

    Casual diningIndonesianPetitenget, North Seminyak

    Sarong offers Asian tastes from the entire continent and is romantically decorated with crystal chandeliers, velvet, and dreamy lighting.

  • Seasalt

    Fine diningViewpointPetitenget, North Seminyak

    One of the few places in Bali where you can have a romantic meal on the beach with a beautiful ocean view is Seasalt, in the Alila Seminyak hotel. Try their "Twilight for Two" romantic tasting menu.

How to get to Seminyak

It takes around 30 minutes by taxi to get to Seminyak from Denpasar Bali Airport.

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.

Next destinations

Map with regions of Bali. Bali Regions Map. 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!

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  • ★ Our Favorite!



    Made famous by Eat Pray Love. Jungle, art, rice fields, monkeys and spirituality.

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    Peninsula with cliffs, caves, surf and hidden beaches. Luxury resorts nearby.

    Read our Uluwatu Honeymoon Guide
  • ★ Our Favorite!


    NatureOff the beaten path

    Hidden gem with spectacular views. Explore crater lakes, waterfalls and temples.

    Read our Munduk Honeymoon Guide
  • Seminyak


    Upscale area with wide sandy beach, great restaurants and fancy beachclubs.

    Read our Seminyak Honeymoon Guide
  • Amed

    BeachCultureNatureDivingOff the beaten path

    Tranquil fishing villages, famous dive spots.

    Read our Amed Honeymoon Guide
  • Canggu


    Surf Beach, Party, Hipsers & Foodies.

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  • Lovina

    BeachCultureNatureDivingOff the beaten path

    Calm ocean away from the crowds. Watch dolphins and hike to waterfalls.

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  • Nusa Dua


    Luxury hotels and (all-inclusive) resorts facing white sand beach with all the comforts you could wish for.

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  • Sidemen

    NatureCultureOff the beaten path

    Off the beaten path nature destination between rice fields and mountains.

    Read our Sidemen Honeymoon Guide
  • Nusa Penida Island


    Hilly island of the coast of Bali with spectacular cliffs and rock formations.

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  • Gili Islands


    Real tropical island vibes! Three small islands great for diving, beach and party.

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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.

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