Seminyak GUIDE – BALI
Backpackers and partygoers visit to the area to witness this other side of paradise, packed with opulent hotels, high-end eateries, and well-known beach clubs.
What’s the haps in Seminyak?
For hordes of middle-aged expats, Seminyak has undoubtedly grown into one of Bali’s hubs of activity. Many of these individuals run some sort of small business to keep themselves busy or do nothing at all. Early Seminyak consisted of little more than empty beaches and rice paddies. It now serves as a continuation of Legian and is home to numerous art galleries, high-end shops, and restaurant’s. The beach is as long as Kuta’s, but it is less crowded, and lined with fancy hotels. From Denpasar Airport, it takes about 40 minutes to reach Double-Six Street in the south and the outskirts of Umalas and Kerobokan.
Despite Indonesia having some of the strictest drug laws in the world, Seminyak’s nightclubs are where Bali’s party drug scene is most active, with cocaine and ecstasy being widely available.