Bali Best Picks for a Quick Trip in Seminyak

We just got back from a lovely week in Bali where my family celebrated the New Year.  Unfortunately, we got a lot of rain, but we managed to still enjoy our vacay and took advantage of all the shops, restaurants, and spas near our Villa.  We rented a 4 bedroom self-contained villa in the heart of Semiyak called Villa Burung Putih.  There are equipped kitchens where you are responsible for your own catering, and a maid service that comes daily.  It’s quietly tucked away in the heart of Seminyak, which made it really easy to hop around for shopping or eating whenever the mood would strike. We also had a private pool, for those moments when we actually got some sun.

While this list isn’t very exhaustive, here I’ll highlight some of my fave places from our trip which would be great for anyone going for a quick getaway to the island. Oh and just FYI if you want to take a day trip to see the volcano, monkey jungle, rice terraces, waterfalls, afro-tourism gardens– be sure to book and bargain a good price with a recommended driver.  Local taxis can be a bit aggressive sometimes.

Villa:

Burung Putih– http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/VacationRentalReview-g469404-d3531271-4_3_or_2_bedrooms_villa_great_location_seminyak-Seminyak_Bali.html

Restaurants:

Chandi– http://www.chandibali.com

Cocoon– http://cocoon-beach.com

The Junction– http://www.the-junction-bali.com

Cafe Bali- http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Restaurant_Review-g469404-d1238180-Reviews-Cafe_bali-Seminyak_Bali.html

W Hotel- http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/dining/attraction_detail.html?propertyID=3221&attractionId=1005717400

Spa

Sundari Day Spa– http://www.sundari-dayspa.com

Jari Menari- http://www.jarimenari.com

Drinks

W Hotel- http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/dining/attraction_detail.html?propertyID=3221&attractionId=1005716068

Cocoon- http://cocoon-beach.com

Potato Head- http://www.ptthead.com

KuDeTa- http://www.kudeta.net

Shopping

Plenty of great shops on: Jalan Laksmana Street

Magali Pascal- http://www.magalipascal.com/contact.html

K&I- Jl Laksmana No 18, Seminyak, Tel 736477

For Kids: Kidsagogo- JlKayu Aya N0 29 Seminyak. Tel 736651

Villa Burung Putih

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Villa Burung Putih

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Villa Burung Putih

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Cocoon Beach Club/Restaurant

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Cocoon– http://cocoon-beach.comIMG_3835

Cocoon– http://cocoon-beach.com

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Cocoon– http://cocoon-beach.com

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Cocoon– http://cocoon-beach.com

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Cocoon– http://cocoon-beach.com

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 Teba Sari http://tebasari.com/site/

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Teba Sari http://tebasari.com/site/

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Teba Sari http://tebasari.com/site/

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Just outside Ubud, you can visit Teba Sari, where they grow a variety of herbs.  The most product they sell is the Luwak Coffee, which is not only one of the most expensive coffees in the world, it is made using the fecal matter of mongoose.  

W Hotel

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/dining/attraction_detail.html?propertyID=3221&attractionId=1005717400

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Fire Restaurant @W Hotel- http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/dining/attraction_detail.html?propertyID=3221&attractionId=1005717400

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W Hotel- http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/dining/attraction_detail.html?propertyID=3221&attractionId=1005717400

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Chandi– http://www.chandibali.com Absolutely delicious food from appetizers to desserts.

The Junction

http://www.the-junction-bali.com

The Junction

Great Fresh Food/Cool Atmosphere

Sundari Day Spa 

http://www.sundari-dayspa.com

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Monkey Forrest 

http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Attraction_Review-g297701-d378969-Reviews-Monkey_Forest-Ubud_Bali.html

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All Jewelry: LindseyMarie www.lindseymarie.com or www.boticca.com/lindseymarie www.facebook.com/lindseymariebrand

Clothes: Bebe www.bebe.com

flip flops: havaianas www.havaianas.com

Black Wedges: Heat Wave http://www.heatwaveshoes.com

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