Seminyak & Kerobokan
It is hard to imagine that Seminyak, a trendy and fashionable neighborhood packed with posh restaurants and luxury accommodation, was something of a backwater 10 years ago. Lifestyle shops selling cool tropical designs, trendy bars serving tasty cocktails and spas can be found in every corner of the neighborhood.
Leisure 1.) Pura Petitenget
Pura Petitenget may not be as ethereal and grand as Pura Tanah Lot, but it is pretty close. Located at the
beachside off Jalan Petitenget, this 16th century temple is small, compact and well maintained.
2.) Sunset Watching
Seminyak has plenty of spots from where you can watch the sun go down while you enjoy a fruit juice, a cocktail or an ice cold Bintang. But rumor has it that the best spot is at the beachfront of La Lucciola restaurant (see the Feast section below for more information about this restaurant).
3.) Free Fall
Fancy plunging yourself into the air? Then join Kiwi expat and Jonni Morrison-Deaker at The Bungy Company. A bungy jumping veteran with 22 years of experience, Jonni promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience for customers.
The Bungy Company
Phone +62 361 731 144 www.thebungyco.com
Feast 1.) La Lucciola
Set in lush tropical gardens, this restaurant serves delicious Italian fare on the stunning stretches of beach in Seminyak. Address Jl. Petitenget, Badung, Bali 80361 Phone +62 361 730838
2.) Queen’s Tandoor,
If you’re in the mood for some good old Indian food, then look no further than Queen’s Tandoor. It has four outlets in Bali, including in Seminyak. The best-selling dishes? Tandoori chicken and fish biryani rice. Address Jl. Raya Seminyak Phone +62 361 732770 bali.queenstandoor.com
3.) Mama San
Mama San is a hip and happening kitchen/bar that carries cool interior and hot – super hot – Asian dishes. The brains behind it is the same guy who founded Sarong, chef Will Meyrick. So what’s good to eat here? For starters, try the steamed snapper dumplings or the beef bamboo dumplings. For main course, go for the crispy duck with pickled mustard. Address Jl. Raya Kerobokan Badung Phone +62 361 730436
Pamper 1.) AWAY Spa
An indoor spa that oozes sophistication, W Hotel’s AWAY Spa boasts high-end facilities accentuated with ultra modern design. With the philosophy of “detox and retox”, the spa serves delicious cocktails right after the treatment. Address Jl. Petitenget Phone +62 361 4738106
2.) Disini Spa
Typical Balinese spas offer a variety of local treatments with exotic natural ingredients. But Disini Spa takes things up a notch by combining luxury with international treatments using organic botanicals as remedies. Try the acupressure massage and the oh-so-refreshing scrubbing treatment to rejuvenate your senses. Address Jl. Mertasari 28, Seminyak Phone +62 361 737537
3.) Martha Tilaar
Local cosmetic giant Martha Tilaar opened upscale spa that offers authentic, bespoke treatments for its customers. Martha Tilaar’s best treatment is the 2-hour herbal bath. Using pine as its main remedy, the treatment washes away fatigue and stimulates blood circulation. Address Jl. Raya Basangkasa 30A Phone +62 361 731 463
Indulge 1.) Interior
The influx of creative folks from Australia and New Zealand settling in Bali over the past few years is a breath of fresh air to the interior and architecture scene in the island. Infusing international design into local artistry, fabric and colors, these foreign designers have brought a whole new meaning to tropical chic. Stroll along Petitenget area and you
will find a plenty of showrooms selling cool interior items. Our favorite includes Namu, Carga and Horn Imperium. Namu Address Jl. Petitenget 234X Phone +62 361 279 7524 Carga Address Jl. Petitenget 886 Phone +62 361 847 8173 Horn Emporium Address Jl. Petitenget 100X Phone +62 361 4738 330
Need a bespoke suit, shirts or skirts? Then drop by Tidy Tailors and look for Ipong, an experienced tailor who can do wonders in no time. He’s got a great selection of affordable and quality fabric too. If you want to remake and copy a design, then visit Mode Kara’s skilled seamstresses. Tidy Tailors Phone +62 361 736 603 www.tidytailor.com Mode Kara Address Jl. Oberoi 88 Phone +62 361 735 788 www.biasabali.com Phone +62 361 887 8002
Forget the clichéd sarongs and “Bintang” tee. Stay in style during your holiday in Bali with cool and well-designed tropical wardrobe available at Biasa. Using fine cotton as the main material, Biasa’s signature style is clean, simple and airy with elegant, monochromatic colors.