Legian & Seminyak
Along the beach from Kuta are the newer resort areas of Legian and Seminyak. Both regions are known for their enormous variety of accommodation options - everything from beachside bungalows to luxury hotels and boutique private villas.
Legian is crammed full of shops, from upmarket boutiques selling top designer brands to street markets (also selling top designer brands but with slightly dubious origin!).
The large art market at the end of Jalan Melasti is great for Balinese handcrafts such as beads, shell work, carved masks and fabrics.
To enjoy Bali at its best, take a sunset walk along the beach to find restaurants with coloured bean bags, live music, cold beers and great food right on the beach.
North of Legian is Seminyak, southern Bali's upmarket quarter and a popular residential setting for Balinese and ex-pats who can afford the extremely high house prices. Seminyak is dominated by luxury resorts, spas, fine dining restaurants and stylish nightspots: a very popular spot for honeymooners or those wanting a romantic getaway.
The quiet northern end of Seminyak has seen a flurry of development, with large private villa complexes catering for guests who are looking for a luxurious and secluded holiday experiences, without being too far from the excitement that has made Bali famous.
Seminyak is also home to an edgy, hip part of Bali that you could explore for days and not get bored! The art scene is everywhere; walk the streets to discover boutique art stores, or you can visit an array of art galleries, such as Nyaman Gallery, Reservoart or Purpa Fine Art Gallery.
Eat, drink & be merry
Seminyak and Legian are making a name for themselves with some of the trendiest hot spots for food and world-famous cocktails. Here are some of the places to be seen on your holidays: Potato Head, Merah Putih, Sardine, KU DE TA and Sarong.
Located along Jalan Laksamana is the famous Eat Street. Be spoilt for choice as you walk along the road lined with restaurants offering lip-smacking dishes, and bars offering refreshing beers and tantalising cocktails. You will also find boutiques, spas and art galleries.
If mornings are more your thing, then fear not, there is still a thriving coffee culture - you will not need to venture too far to find a perfect latte and smashed-avacado!
Bali is a place to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy. The Balinese are renowned for their traditional massages, and Seminyak is the place to get them! Lining the streets are smaller cheap massage parlours, but for the most luxurious spa treatment or for the best value, head to Bodyworks Spa or Prana Spa Bali.
Prana Spa at Seminyak is one of the largest spas on the island of Bali, and offers a range of treatments, from traditional massages, interesting packages like their Jet Lag Remedy (perfect after those red-eye flights!), through to exotic treatments, such as Shiro Dara, literally meaning ‘head flow’, whihc is one of the most desired Ayurvedic treatments. Pre-bookings are essential, speak to you travel consultant about adding a spa package to your holiday booking.
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