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Choose a holiday rental in Seminyak on Bali

Forget Hollywood – today’s road to Bali is one packed with surfers keen to catch the big one, sunworshippers in search of a tropical paradise and culture vultures keen to find out more about thousands of years of Hindu and Buddhist history. This tropical island paradise has regained its place as one of the top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia after recovering from brutal terrorist attacks a decade ago.

And in the bustling town of Seminyak, holidaymakers will find top quality holiday accommodation and rentals complemented by a long, sandy beach and a busy bar and restaurant scene for a Bali high that’s hard to beat.

The first resort

Seminyak has come along way in a short time, transformed from a sleepy backwater into an upmarket resort that can lay claim to being the boutique shopping capital of Bali. The town is also home to a number of spas offering treatments that are often half the price customers would pay in a Western spa. The expansion of the resort has also seen a big rise in the number of holiday villas and apartments offered for rent, and anyone organising their own holiday accommodation can also expect to find in-villa spa services on offer.

Situated on Bali’s south-western coast, Seminyak is close to Kuta, one of the first and most popular tourist resorts in Bali and, in fact, is part of the greater Kuta conurbation as development has brought the towns together.

Tourists have been trekking to beguiling Bali for decades, drawn by its tropical climate and mystical ambience, and today more than 3 million visitors come to this Indonesian island paradise every year. They come for the pristine beaches, to swim and surf and dive on the coral reefs; to explore the thousands of temples that dot the hillsides and dwarf every village, town and city.

They also come to experience an extraordinary terrain – six volcanoes, including several active ones, are strung across its central highlands and the more adventurous travellers can trek into the mountains and through lush tropical forests to explore these natural phenomena at close hand.

But Bali’s appeal is surely still as an island paradise, idealised in Hollywood movies as a little piece of heaven on earth and those who return to its shores regularly are likely to agree. While Seminyak can’t boast the best beaches for surfing, its long, grey sandy shores offer a quieter, more relaxing spot for sunbathing or simply watching the world go by.

Take a leap

Seminyak is fast becoming the destination of choice for those looking for a more upmarket Bali resort and that is reflected in the upscale holiday rentals and accommodation available here. The town’s shopping features some of the best boutiques on the island, alongside some outstanding local arts and crafts that showcase the very best of Balinese skills and ingenuity.

Eating out is a treat, too – Seminyak has a fantastic restaurant scene with high-quality food, while its bars and clubs are considered the best and liveliest on Bali.

Travellers who fancy doing something a little more energetic with their Bali holiday than simply sunbathing or shopping might be tempted by bungee jumping – there are several bungee jumps operating in Seminyak with nothing between you and the ground but a very strong rope! Probably not for the faint-hearted but surely one of those holiday activities that’s hard to resist for many.

Much more relaxation is on offer at the dozens of spas around Seminyak. Luxury treatment centres sit side by side with more low-budget offerings but all provide a tranquil escape from the stresses of life, even if only for a few short hours.

Let the sun shine

Bali’s tropical climate means it enjoys a warm climate all year round – temperatures average 20-33°C but there is a monsoon season from December to March. Expect heavy showers and high humidity if visiting then. The peak tourist season in Bali is July and August, when humidity is low and though warm during the day, temperatures can be much cooler once the sun goes down. Sensible visitors will pack sunscreen AND a light jacket when venturing out from their holiday accommodation.

Getting there

There are a large number flights from the UK that offer onward connections to Ngurah Rai international airport on Bali – look for flights from Heathrow and Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester. Seminyak is around 20 minutes from the airport, which is close to the capital, Denpasar. Pre-booked taxis can be organised to make the trip for a decent price while those looking for a little more independence on their Bali visit may want to consider car or bike hire. All transport can be arranged when booking holiday rentals. UK travellers are advised to check up to date travel advice for Bali on the Foreign Office website.

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Recent Reviews

Where do I start.... This is a beautiful villa for two couples or a couple with a family, I noticed

5 of 5
Where do I start.... This is a beautiful villa for two couples or a couple with a family, I noticed they even had a crib for a baby. The Villa is as exactly in the pictures but better, it's in a quiet spot, close to everything.... It's approx 20 minutes walk to the beach in one direction, 20 minutes walk to Revolver expresso and the shops. 20 minutes walk to Bintang supermarket. Walk up the roadway to the main street, lots of taxis to flag down, doesn't cost more than $3 to most places. Everything you need in a villa, bed was comfortable, pool was cool, colder than most pools I've used, but you know what.... when the weather is stinking hot... you need a cool pool (cause i have been in some that are like taking a warm bath) Turn left at the top of the alleyway, turn left... first bar you come to has some very cheap meals and cheap cold Bintang, even the store next door only 1900 rupiah equiv to $1.90 for a beer from the lil store. They to a roast pork on Sundays, also very nice. If you take a right at the top of the alleyway, walk around the corner, cross the road and take a first left, not sure on the name of the street, but there's a little coffee cabin, omg... they do the best meals and dirt cheap, it's a quaint little place to eat breakfast lunch or dinner, the owner is a lovely man... he said to us...he has the best mia goreng, if not, we have it for free.... lol.... yeah it was yummeee.. It's also a short cut through to the shops, and the road which Frankenstein lab is stationed. also lots of nice eateries, and a short cut to the beach... follow the road past the coffee cabin bare right... at the end of the alley do a right to take you to the beach. There is no breakfast included in this villa, but the villa is so reasonable, it's worth eating out or make your own. We took 2 loaves of bread, a kilo pkt of bacon and a tub of margarine, plus 1kg of shredded cheese, crackers and mixed cheeses and cracker biscuits.... unlike Australia... you are allowed to bring food stuff in. (it helped having a hard suitcase, so bread didn't get squashed) I also brought my own coffee and milk We left our blow up floating sunbed... so other visitors will get the pleasure of using it. Enjoy your stay.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

Not having ever stayed in a villa before, I did not know what to expect or how to even start

5 of 5
Not having ever stayed in a villa before, I did not know what to expect or how to even start looking, there being so many on the internet. I am so glad that I found Hidden Villa. It was amazing. Exactly like the photos. Big rooms lovely outside area. Erin was easy to communicate with and answered all my questions quickly. The pool does not get much sun, so at this time of the year was cold, but still quite refreshing. We had the staff cook dinner one night which was one of the best meals we had in Bali. The internet was great, (kept up with 6 teenagers) Nice quiet and safe lane way heading into the villa, we never felt unsafe. Would definitely recommend this villa to others. Thank you Erin for an amazing place.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 07, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017