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Article by I Gede Sanat Kumara

Bali. Seminyak offers a more laid-back ambiance than Kuta with quieter beach during the day but provides a livelier nuance than Ubud at night.

Seminyak is excellence for those who want to spend their holiday in style, with many options of luxury hotel and villas, Bali’s best restaurant and café, vibrant nightlife and the only place you can find arguably Bali’s best spa and boutique shops. But that not all Seminyak has to offer, the gorgeous black sand beach of Petitenget with its stunningly beautiful sunset teemed with the pretty and sacred Petitenget temple where you can find spectacular ceremony every 210 days.


La Lucciola, ( on the south side of the Petitenget temple car park ). In a fabulous location right on Petitenget beach, La Lucciola serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Home of the Frangipani Bar, a popular choice for watching the legendary sunset here.

Metis, Jl Petitenget No6, Phone +62 361 737888 (, Opened in October 2009, this is Bali’s most significant new restaurant for many years. After 10 years as Bali’s top French restaurant, Warisan has closed and the management team from there have opened Metis which is intended to fill the same market niche. Only time will tell if they can create a formula which works as well as Warisan did, but the early omens are good. Located at the Kerobokan end of Jalan Petitenget with ample parking. About Rp 1,000,000 per head.

Sardine, Jl Petitenget 21 ( northern end of Jl Petitenget, almost opposite Metis ), Phone +62 361 738202, closed Mondays. A recent and successful addition to Seminyak’s chic dining scene. Specialise in fish and other seafood prepared with a Mediterranean ethic. Intimate restaurant with an innovative all bamboo design and clear views over the rice paddies. Mains Rp 100,000 to 150,0000.

Sarong, Jl Petitenget No19x, Phone +62 361 737809 (, A hugely successful addition to Seminyak’s hip restaurant and bar scene. Original takes on Asian street and country food in a very chic 5 star setting. If you want to be ‘in with the Seminyak in-crowd’, you have found the right place.

About the Author

Upon returning to Bali, he brought together a team of internet technology experts to establish ABL Tours & Travel as a local leader in e-travel and online bali hotel and bali villa reservation services.

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