The more upmarket Seminyak is the next town north of Legian. The atmosphere is much more laid-back than Kuta, and the beach, in particular, is quieter during the day. Seminyak is also the spa and boutique shopping capital of Bali and offers some of the best dinings on the island.
Seminyak Beach and Petitenget Beach is a continuous expanse of grey sand stretching in both directions as far as the eye can see. To the south, it becomes Legian Beach and then Kuta Beach but is noticeably quieter than both. The sunsets here are famous. Easy access points to the beach are at the end of Jalan Dhyana Pura, and from the large public car park between Petitenget Temple and La Luciola restaurant.
Pura Petitenget is a compact Balinese temple, which is known for particularly spectacular beach-side ceremonies. There has been a temple here since at least the 16th century, and although this is not one of the key nine directional temples of Bali, it is an important link in the series of west coast temples between Pura Uluwatu and Pura Tanah Lot.
Seminyak Beach is a beautiful white sandy beach situated in the north of Legian Beach. The white sand stretch 3 km from Tuban Area has made it as a fascination for tourist to visit this place. Seminyak Beach is favoured by the great wave that is ideally for surfing adventures hence many surfers visit this beach to conquer the waves and enjoy the surf adventures. This beach is also featured by beautiful panorama to the Indian Ocean, the wide white sand, complete public facilities, the word class hotels, international restaurant and more.
Only ten years ago (2007) this was a distinctly separate village and something of a backwater. The development has occurred at an astonishing pace, and as well as absorbing all green space which formerly separated Only ten years ago this was a distinctly separate village and something of a backwater. The development has occurred at an astonishing pace, and as well as absorbing all green space which formerly separated Seminyak from Legian, it is now almost impossible to determine where Seminyak ends and the nearby villages of Petitenget, Umalas and Kerobokan begin.