Seminyak is the coolest new city in Bali! This is such a western hub that has amazing restaurants, cafes, bars and the beach clubs it is most known for that are growing. The surf culture is alive, there are the best beach bars and restaurants around and an artsy creative traveler scene.
While we loved most of the places we went
This place is the smoothie bowel king! They had too many
Popular restaurants/coffee shops
- Kynd Restaurant
- W Hotel
- La Plancha beach bar
- Sea Circus (brunch restaurant)
- Neon Palms (taco restaurant)
- Peloton supershop
Kynd Cafe is one of the trendiest spots for female travelers. It’s got a super hip, feminine vibe and great vegan food and smoothie bowls. Swing by for some pictures in front of their mostly pink wall art.
This place is a tremendous coffee place, which will put the coolest latte art on your cup. You can preselect text and design and get you’re very own specialized coffee message.
Another great place for smoothie bowls and vegan breakfast. Come for the “Balifornia wall,” stay for the good food.
Where to stay in Seminyak
Harmony beach suite
This place is right on the beach. It’s a little inconvenient to get to, but you get to stay literally 20 feet from the beach while paying half the price of the other hotels nearby. The place is only $30 a night for a spacious apartment style rooms. The place has a small pool too! For more information and bookings, click here.
Caangu Surf Shops
Caangu is the surfing hub with tons of surf hostels and home-stays. The number of cool surf shops in Caangu is endless. They have some great board shapers and surfboard bag makers. The beachside street vibe is alive and electric. Some of the best shopping and boutiques are in this area. Some of the best surf shops in Bali are in Caangu.
Drifters Surf Shop
This place has a ton of quality gear. They carry all sorts of unique surf apparel and gear, even some Patagonia merch for the travelers. In addition to the cool clothes, they’ve also got cool art and surf collectible (i.e. pins, patches, stickers)
As you can see above, I’m sporting a shirt I got from Kartel. It’s a smaller shop focusing on boards and
Luke Studer Surf Boards
Psychedelic describes this place well. This shop will bring you back to the older school days of surfing, with vibey rounded shapes with electric colors. These shapers are definitely not the high-performance stuff of Channel Islands, but they are tremendous for surfers looking to have a good time. Boards cost roughly $500.