colourful parosols on a beach in seminyak, bali

Destination Guide Seminyak, Bali

Things to do with kids in Seminyak

Amazing sunsets, five star resorts, fabulous beaches and a relaxed vibe make Seminyak a great place to stay when visiting Bali with kids. It is only 25 mins drive from the airport so perfect if you need to recover after a long flight. The cost of a taxi from Bali Airport to Seminyak is only around £6 but the airport queues can be pretty overwhelming, especially after a long flight with kids, so we recommend pre booking via your hotel if possible. Seminyak is very busy at all times of the day so you may need to add half an hour to any journey to deal with the traffic.

There is a huge range of accommodation available from hostels, hotels and villas from basic backpacker rooms to luxurious 5 star resorts and private homes boasting personal chefs and butlers, it’s all down to your personal preference and budget. Even the top end places to stay will be great value compared to similar standard properties in the West although it is a bit pricier (and in my opinion nicer!) than nearby Kuta. You can check out the latest prices for your dates on Tripadvisor.

Although Seminyak is much busier than nearby Jimbaran or the gated Nusa Dua it lacks the craziness of Kuta which can feel a bit over the top when visiting with little kids and there is still plenty to keep you entertained whatever the weather or time of day. Most families visiting will be happy spending days at the beach, browsing the many shops and markets or playing in their hotel or Villas pool but if you feel like adding a bit more structure to your day, here are our top things to do with kids in Seminyak.

1. Watch the sunset.

Being on the West side of the island, Seminyak is a perfect place to watch Balis’ famous sunsets. On clear nights (which is most of them) the sky lights up with every imaginable colour, jaw dropping for both kids and grown ups.

2. Potato Head

This world famous Potato Head beach club was top on my list of places to visit and boy, it doesn’t disappoint. You can visit for just a cocktail and snack or stay for the day and make use of the pool facilities (make sure you check the minimum spend for a cabana). Top Tip, it is super expensive so whilst hiring a cabana for the day may seem pricey it is easy to quickly cover off the minimum spend and it is great to have a shaded base with little ones.

3 Waterbom Bali

Actually located in Kuta but just a short drive from Seminyak, Waterbom Bali is a huge waterpark with plenty of fun for all ages, it’s pretty expensive but there is easily enough to entertain you for a full day.

4. Petitenget Temple

Seminyak’s only cultural landmark, this beautiful, centuries-old temple is only steps from the beach and a perfect place to enjoy the sunset.

5. Dream Museum Zone

Bali’s 3D illusion museum is a fun and interactive art gallery making it a fantastic place for interesting and unusual selfies. They have over 150 pieces of art work on display and images you can pose in front of which jump right off the walls.

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