Uma Sapna is a private villa complex inspired by contemporary design, is a reflection of Bali’s creative essence, featuring 24 one bedroom and 2 two bedrooms villas, scattered over the property, each protected for privacy.
Seminyak, with its humble beginnings, has evolved into Bali’s most sophisticated and upscale beach resort area throughout the years, yet still strikingly comes short of significant local attractions that typically dot Bali’s other popular destinations, such as Ubud for instance.
Nevertheless, amongst all the modernity and glamour, there are a handful of Seminyak’s interesting facets to discover, most within walking distance or an easy taxi ride away from your luxury resort or villa. These following attractions also serve as great spots to escape to from the dining, shopping and traffic frenzied scenes of this developed area.
Potato Head is the perfect venue for it – infinity pool, beach front, cocktails, sunshine & beautiful people. This is a very popular spot so you want to get here as early as possible (like 10am early) to secure a cabana or at least put your name down for one at reception. It’s worth the wait, the Cabaña is yours all day with your own waiter for cocktails and nibbles (they have amazing cheese platters and the passion fruit and vanilla vodka cocktail is delicious). Each cabana comes with a min spend of 500.000 IDR. You will make more than one visit to this place as the sunset is also spectacular here. Have a few cocktails while enjoying the view, after sunset have a meal at one of three restaurants – ‘Potato Head Bistro’ (Bar food), ‘Lilin’ (serving tapas style East Asian dishes and ‘Tapping Shoes’ (French fine dining). The restaurants concave around the 500 square meter lawn in the centre of the venue which extends out to meet the beach-facing infinity pool.
There are so many cheap massage places in Seminyak however, they are quite hit and miss. ‘Carla’s Spa’ is very consistent. The massages are great at dirt cheap prices. There is no website but it’s across the road from Seminyak Square (Jalan Kayu Aya, Kuta Utara, Badung). It’s very easy to find so just ask any taxi driver or a local. If you are happy to pay a little more for massages, Bodyworks is a very popular one. Make sure you book in advance; it’s about 332.000 IDR for a full body 1hour massage. Great reviews are written about Dancing Fingers, a full body massage cost approximate 447.000 IDR for 75 minutes. Lastly, massages on the beach are still good for 50.000 IDR for 1hour.
Much more quiet and more isolated than Potato Head but the best place to chill out and get your Bali tan. Experience the laid back beach front setting at Mozaic Beachclub. You can get a lounge bed at the beachside when you have a minimum spent of 100.000 rupiah. They have a nice swimming pool and good shower facilities.
Seminyak's shopping scene is filled with exclusive fashion boutiques and lifestyle brand outlets. Rows of stores featuring designer labels, homeware and furniture, handicraft and contemporary artwork line Jalan Raya Seminyak (also known as Jalan Basangkasa) and Jalan Petitenget. Glamourous tropical collections feature ethnic and chic designs, natural and silk fabrics adorned with beading and sequins in strong deep colours – perfect for Bali’s tropical climate and any summer day around the world.
Goldentip! Get a customised butter soft leather skirt, jacket, bag or…wardrobe! Visit Har at Inni Kulit (Jl Basangkasa No 9X Seminyak Kuta, Bali) for all you custom made to order leather goods. Their quality of work is excellent and their prices are laughably cheap!
Odysseys Surf School is a surfing school located at the Mercure Hotel Arcade just in front of Kuta beach, which is famous for its white sandy bottom, breaking waves and waist deep water. It doesn’t matter how good/bad you can surf or how young/old you are! Odysseys offer lessons for everybody! And the good thing is that the instructors speak fluent English!
Odysseys Surf School cater group surfing lessons, semi private surfing lessons, private surfing lessons , group or corporate surfing lessons and kids’ surfing lessons with a beginners or intermediate level surfing experience.
Odysseys guarantee that all beginners find themselves standing on a board by the end of their two-hour activity session. I succeeded too and I had never surfed before!! The surf school provides facilities such as: lockers for your personal belongings, a long sleeve t-shirt so you won’t look like a lobster at the end of the day, shorts so you don’t have to worry about losing your bikini bottom while surfing and drinking water before/during/after surfing After the surfing experience you can shower the sand out of your hair and laugh about your pictures which are made by the photographer.
When you book your Bali surf lessons with Odysseys surf school, this also includes a free pick up service!
‘Cocoon’ has hosted some of the Island’s hottest poolside events. It’s a glamorous and sleek venue, offering a fine dining restaurant, a stunning bar and a pool side beach club complete with cabanas, palm trees and frangipanis. There’s always something exciting on here. Check the site for all upcoming events or if there’s nothing good on, pop in for a Sunday session.
When you’re in Bali you don’t want to miss hotspot La Favela in Seminyak. It doesn't look like much from the street, however once you walk over the little bridge into the restaurant, It feels like you enter a magical world which you want to explore. This restaurant and bar has a stunning vintage décor and layout which keeps you entertained. Even the toilet is a nice place to hang out. Ask for a table in one of the private rooms or in the courtyard when you reserve for dinner. And keep some empty space for a dessert. I am sure you will like the delicious La Favela chocolate fondant. It’s Yummy!
Then the night time, it changes, there is a main area where the DJ plays behind a wall of retro electronics. A night out in La Favela is always fun! It tends to get very busy on a Saturday night, but there are plenty of seating areas to choose from where there is a mix of inside and outside venue.
Make sure to check out one of their theme parties. Great creative crowd that dresses up in the weirdest outfits!
Lounge away and sip on a cocktail whilst enjoying the breath taking Bali sunset. Your culinary journey of the world's finest flavors starts here, at some of the best restaurants in Seminyak, Bali. Awaken your taste buds at beach side and get your heat on at FIRE, cool down at ICE and sip a sunset cocktail while you are in Seminyak BALI.