When you look for ideas of things to do in Seminyak, bloggers often post about nighttime activities. After all, Seminyak’s nightlife is unlike any other in southwest Bali.
However, what they seem to forget is that Seminyak is equally enjoyable during the day. Here are some possible ideas on what to do at this time of the day.
Seminyak’s modern culture is rich in coffee shops that are perfect to chill in. If you are not a fan of being cooped up in an air-conditioned room, no matter how well-lit or comfortable the cafe is, don’t worry!
Titik Temu is your atypical indoor and outdoor cafe, with a wide-open well-manicured grassy garden to enjoy your drink under the warm morning or late afternoon sun. Sit squarely on the grass, lean on a bean bag, or sit at the staircase steps (which are really for sitting) that give you a rooftop view of cute Balinese houses.
Parachute Bali is located around the corner of a pretty rice field. The fascinating feature of Parachute Bali is the giant parachute-style giant umbrella that hangs over the main dining area. The food is artfully and beautifully crafted, as each plate is a canvas for colors and palate.
Seminyak’s shopping centers provide comfortable spaces both indoors as well as outdoors. You’ll find novel local brands and familiar international ones to feast your eyes on.
Seminyak Village is a relatively new arrival, and Seminyak’s one and only ‘proper’ mall – if you define a mall as a modern shopping center. Its minimalistic yet grand design allows lots of room to breathe and for the eyes to wander. Natural lighting is their forte. Immediately your eyes are directed to the glass roof that holds itself over almost the entire length of the mall. You can find brands like Farah Khan, MCM, INTime, Aldo, Lily Jean and so many many more.
Seminyak Square is the older sibling of Seminyak Village, which is much more laid back and frankly more budget-friendly, though you may find glamourous boutique shops as well. On the weekends, an open-air market showcases traditional Balinese products and souvenirs. Complementing the shopping experience are the many outdoor-facing bars and cafes where you can relax and enjoy the evening scenery.
It’s almost a grave mistake to exclude surfing as an ultimate daylight activity in a tropical oasis such as Seminyak. Playing with the waves completes the Seminyak cycle – eat, shop, surf, repeat!
The waves in Seminyak beach are slightly taller than the waves in Kuta, but for beginners, this is also good news. Surfing broken waves will be twice the fun because you get more time riding the waves for the time spent swimming to catch one. Once you get the hang of belly surfing, you can try standing up and feel the rush of adrenaline.
For the pros, here are the statistics: the high tide is between 10 am to 2 pm, with a maximum swell height of 2.5 meters, dominant left with occasional right. It’s more difficult to bump into other surfers when catching that perfect barrel. Surfing at the beaches is always free, but somehow Kuta beach is a lot more crowded. This is probably due to Kuta being a much older tourist town, and therefore attracting the most visitors.
There are so many things to do in Seminyak that it’s best to find accommodation within the area. Bvilla’s collection of swimming pool villas are strategically located in the heart of Seminyak. Find out more at our official website.
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