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The ultimate list of Seminyak - Bali | Food, Shopping, Places to stay, Things to do

The ultimate Bali list (Seminyak area) from Food, shopping, places to stay, things to do, beach clubs etc - family focused suggestions. Cheap but good value. Combined list from a friend/couple with kids.

Just a quick note: SIM cards recommended for all adults. Go to the convience stores (mini mart or Circle K) with your passport (they need a copy). You get legitimate SIM card for $12 AUD, 30 days, 10 GB of data. Easy for WhatsApp and providing taxi drivers directions, google map.

Make it easier to find these places on the go. Free WiFi not always available, and not when your in taxi or walking down the street.
Fares from the Airport to Seminyak Should be about $ 15 or IDR $ 200. Blue bird taxis are the go, they have meters and cheap should be no more than $15 AUD ie 150.000 Indonesian rupiah

Recommended Restaurants In Seminyak

A street called - JL. Kayu Aya aka “Eat street”, walk along it had so many places not mentioned below or get your driver to take you there and wait for your shopping bags)
MAP --> Google/MAPS

Family Friendly

  • Barbacoa - one of my faves. Mexican/Latin American, good for kids (get the nitrogen ice cream!!)
  • La Plancha - burgers on the beach, fun for the kids, sit in the bean bags and watch the sun set
  • Sea Circus - baja Mexican (BEST fish tacos, rice paper rolls & churros )
  • Scooby Doo Burgers fun for kids for lunch (near Bintang supermarket).
  • Lacalaca Cantina - Seminyak, cheap fresh Mexican/family friendly
  • Ginger Moon
  • Bo & Bun - Vietnamese absolutely delicious. The 12 hour pho is amazing & the “try everything” starter plate
  • Kunis - Japanese
  • Slippery Stone - Greek - the yiros lamb & fried saganaki is
  • The Italian job (previously Trattoria), has been re branded, pizza are awesome
  • Sister fields (very popular for breakfast, Australian ownened)
  • Revolver coffee- best coffee in bali
  • Dough Darlings (artisan donuts) Seminyak village & another location in Pettinget also
  • BATIK Restaurant Bar (adults or family’s , amazing Asian food, wins best in Bali often, great price and the fit out is amazing)

Adults Only

  • La Lucciola - Italian, breakfast, lunch or dinner, good for adults
  • Motel Mexicola (not great with little kids, Sea Circus better for kids)
  • Metis is (was) my all time fave (French, more for just grown ups).
  • Bambu (ah-mazing, one of the best in bali, not really for kids. The steamed prawns for entree, ribs, roughet or vegetarian platter & banana crepes for dessert )
  • Mamasan (booking essential, more for grown ups)
  • La Favele (same owners as la Laguna & la plancha)


  • Earth Cafe - All vegan/vegetarian food, amazing raw cakes, delish smoothies, juices etc
  • Revolver (coffee house) yummy snacks and drinks
  • Sisterfields - Amazing breakfast (smashed avo & polenta chips)
  • Boss Man (burgers)

Ice Cream!!

  • Gelato Factory (lots of different locations, traditional Italian recipes, have the dairy free dark chocolate )
  • Mad Pops (available at Waterbomb park & Earth Cafe, vegan ice poles, amazing flavours
  • Gusto Gelato (balis best kept ice cream secret, the apple crumble, strawberry macaron & one with the crunchy toffee pieces is the bomb!)
  • Mades Kunis ice cream (front of Mades Warung, the butter salted caramel is to DIE for!)

Beach clubs in Seminyak

  • Mono beach house
  • Skai beach club (Padma hotel)- family friendly
  • La Plancha Beach Bar (bean bag on beach, very good\busy)- sunset, kids loved it
  • Potato Head – (good food, great location, a bit "too cool" though- Adults only)
  • Ku de Ta - on the beach, great location (can take kids, better for lunch time though)
  • La LAGUNA - Spanish, go early so you can see sun go down. Have the creme brûlée on the spoon. Canggu beach, good for kids too, NEW FAVE!!
  • Milk & Madu - good for breakfast & lunch, Tuesday & Sunday 2-4-1 pizzas that are awesome 
  • Watercress - Canguu (same owner as Milk & Madu)
  • Sprout (amazing breakfast, have the green omelet )
  • The Savage Kitchen (bulletproof coffee & awesome salads, breakfasts etc)
  • the lawn (Canggu beach) amazing for lunch, have the gado gado & mac & cheese balls 

Recommended Places to Stay in Seminyak


  • Emocean - 3 bedroom very family friendly, great location walking distance to Bintang supermarket
  • Hermosa - 5 bedroom great for big group with kids, very family friendly, great location walking distance to Bintang
  • supermarket
  • Villa Tania - 3 bedroom, very family friendly, great location walking distance to Laksamana
  • Villa Chandra (9 villa complex) - Very family friend, amazing staff, great lo


  • The W
  • Padma
  • The Alila
  • The Legian
  • The Seminyak
  • Niksoma
Therapy spa Seminyak -very good, best $17-$30 AUD for an hour (and worth it)

Recommended SHOPS in Seminyak.!

Eat street in general (get your driver to take you there and walk up and down amazing shopping)
  • Sandio - Ballet flats
  • Sabia - beautiful dresses
  • Feather & Find - Beautiful dresses/jumpsuits
  • Kids a go go
  • Jelly fish kids
  • Magali Pascal
  • Lily Jean
  • Lost in Paradise
  • Buddha wear
  • Mist
  • From
  • Joy jewellery
  • Auguste
  • Nico nico (swimwear)
  • Mister Zimi
  • Beach Gold
  • Bel Nin - Leather, Jl Pura Bagus Taruna 17
  • Leather backpack from leather store opposite Dolphin leather in lane between melasti & padma (cant remember the name!!)
  • Mr beanbag (bean bags and hammocks, cushion covers) best, bags $30-$40 each on average, covers $7, great quality, put beans in at home
  • Shoe and bag Shop opposite Therapy spa in Seminyak ($30 AUD, amazing value)

Things To Do in Seminyak

  • Waterbomb park
  • White water rafting in Ubud (so fun & great value!)
  • Water sports at Nusa Dua
  • Cooking classes (great for older kids lots of different ones I like the ones in ubud in authentic Bali homes including market
  • tours etc)
  • Mamasan have an incredible cooking class that includes a bike tour
  • Bike ride from the mountains (Bali bike tours)
  • Visit ubud
  • Take girls to Bodyworks for cream hair bath! (So fun!)
  • Best inside out braids - Carla Spa (just down from Seminyak village on way to Ku de ta opposite Starbucks)

Recommended Spa and Beauty Salon in Seminyak

Carla Spa Bali Day ~ Spa
Address: Jl. Camplung Tanduk No.16B, Seminyak, Kuta, Kuta 80361 

Blow Bar Bali £ ~ Hair salon
Address: Gang lumut, Jalan kayu aya, Seminyak, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80361

You can go to have the little fish that eat the dead skin off your feet. There is a fish spa at Seminyak Square. Right down the back, that was very clean. Just. Check it for yourself though as a lot can change in a year. There is also a place on the opposite side of the road near Stadium Sports Bar in Kuta.

Recommended Tattoo Studio in Seminyak

Looking for the best tattoo shop in Seminyak.?


Basicly wage in Bali is AUD 400 a month, hotel workers get AUD 600 a month (they work 6 days a week). That’s between IDR 150,000-230,000 a day. Tipping AUD 10-15 will be good


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