Seminyak & Ker­obokan

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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

2.) Tai­lor

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

3.) Bi­asa

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.

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