Seminyak, Bali’s Premier Neighborhood
Over the past few years the Seminyak area has evolved dramatically surpassing the Kuta and Legian areas for a high-end beach lifestyle by playing host to the best boutique shopping and restaurants in Bali, offering a diverse range of products that ranges from artefacts, clothing to gourmet foods to home furnishings. If you enjoy shopping, dining and nightlife, Seminyak is now the place to be.
The Seminyak beach is now also popular amongst surfers looking for a less crowded area to surf on the sun drenched beach. A quieter more relaxed area, Seminyak is charming and quite chic!
Seminyak is described as the St. Tropez or Beverly Hills of Bali. Nowhere else in Bali will you find a comparable level of modern restaurants, retail shops for high fashion clothing and home interior design with other services on pedestrian friendly streets in close proximity to the beach. Within the last few years there has been a surge in foreign investment in this little beach town, manifesting in five-star hotels, gourmet restaurants and an infrastructure unparalleled in Bali.
Eat, Pray, Love
"It is no wonder that Elizabeth Gilbert came to the island at the end of her passage, searching not for romance — though she found that, too — but for equilibrium between worldly pleasure and devotion. It is the thing most sought after by the voyagers, themselves not often broken souls or desolately single middle-aged women, who take her same path. It is the thing that Nieman has held onto and tried to bring back home. "It's a great way to live," she says, "making everything a ceremony, everyday."