Looking for fun things to do and places to see in Seminyak, Bali? Let the staff at Peppers Seminyak be your guide to this stunning tropical playground.
Located just north of Kuta and Legian on the southwest coast of Bali, the exclusive Seminyak area is known for high-end shopping, fine eating establishments and its bars and cafes. With some of Bali's most popular places to see situated right in Seminyak, head out on the town and feel the night come alive! Alternatively, Ku De Ta is just a five-minute drive and houses Bali's number-one party spot. Situated in a beachside setting and with many themed events throughout the year, Ku De Ta offers a fun, festive and sophisticated atmosphere.
Nyepi: Bali's Day of Silence
Nyepi, Bali's Day of Silence will be held on the 9 March 2016. It starts at 6am and goes for 24 hours. It is a day of reflection where noises are kept to a minimum throughout the island. On Nyepi day, the entire island of Bali will come to a complete standstill, no planes will land or take off for 24 hours, all shops are closed and no one is allowed on the beach or on the streets. There will be local watchmen known as pecalang to ascertain that this rule is obeyed. Noise around the resort must be kept to a minimum.
Adventure-seekers can revel in eco tours, white-water rafting, jungle trekking, elephant rides and safaris, all of which can all be booked from the tour desk.
For a more traditional day spent experiencing Balinese history and culture, take a trip to Ubud, just 40km from Seminyak, and explore some of the ancient and majestic temples. A 'must do' is a visit to the Royal Palace, built in the 16th Century and still owned by the Tjokorda Royal Family. It's also a great place to catch a traditional Wayang performance in the grounds of the palace itself.
Kintamani is just 65kms from Seminyak and boasts one of the most awesome views on the island, overlooking the largest crater lake in Bali at Danua Batur and the still-active volcano of Mount Batur. The lake covers more than 18 square kilometres and is a vital source of fresh water for the island. As such, the lake and surrounding temples are highly revered, and it is not unusual to see some sort of ceremonial procession or offerings taking place.
The surrounding areas of Seminyak offer many fun and exciting things to do and places to explore. Try a round of golf at the Greg Norman-designed Bali Nirwana Golf Course. For another day out, there's also horse riding, cycling tours, the Bali Bird Park, Bali Safari & Marine Park, Bali Zoo, fishing, surfing, diving and snorkelling, sailing and cruises or any number of watersports to try.
One truly unique experience is a visit to the Odyssey Submarine, which is the only commercial submarine tour in South East Asia! There is no need for a diving certificate, so everyone can participate. Step inside the submarine and visit a breathtaking and rarely visited underwater world.
For more information, prices and reservations on any of the available attractions, activities and tours in Seminyak, ask our Concierge - we're happy to help you make the most of your Balinese holiday by recommending fun things to do.
Exploring the cultural and artistic centre of Ubud and the surrounding area is a definite "must do" when you come to Bali.
Active volcanoes, crater lakes, ancient temples... and more!
Water babies of all ages will not be disappointed with a wide range of water-based activities to be had in Bali.
From golf to elephant rides, you'll find many land-based activities in Seminyak.