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Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Best for: Honeymoon
Set at the heart of Bali’s most prestigious stretch of coastline, famous for its boutiques, restaurants and beach clubs, Anantara Seminyak is a contemporary, all-suite hotel with a spectacular beachfront infinity pool and sweeping ocean views.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Located right on the shore of Seminyak Beach, renowned as one of Bali’s most upscale and sought-after resort enclaves, Anantara Seminyak offers a luxurious and secluded escape, overlooking the famous waves of Bali’s south coast. An all-suite hotel, rooms are strategically positioned to take advantage of the coastal views, most spectacular at sunset when the shoreline and ocean turn a kaleidoscope of colour. The rooms are modern Balinese in style - luxurious, light and airy - with polished wood floors and a muted colour palate. Every room category comes with a private balcony, or direct access to one of the hotel’s beautiful swimming pools. Luxurious bathrooms with deep-soak tubs complete the picture, with some of the larger suites fitted with an additional outdoor tub for an al-fresco bathing experience.
Cool ocean breezes flow through the marble lobby that opens out onto the tropical gardens, beachfront infinity pool and comfortable cabanas that offer a shady spot right on the sands of Seminyak Beach. The hotel’s casual poolside restaurant, Sunset on Seminyak, has a laid-back beach club vibe and serves an array of tasty international dishes and hosts sunset cocktail sessions each day. On the hotel’s glass-edged rooftop is the open-air Moonlite Kitchen and Bar, the venue for tasty tropical breakfasts, Asian-inspired evening dining and a lively cocktail bar after sunset, with DJs spinning the latest beats, long into the night.
Alongside delicious cuisine, spacious suites and choice of swimming pools, Anantara Seminyak is perfectly placed to embrace both the modern and ancient sides of Bali. Down on the manicured lawns, bi-weekly yoga sessions take place at sunrise, overlooking the ocean, whilst out in the rolling waves surf instructors teach even the most novice surfer the ways of the water amongst Bali’s famous barrels. Anantara Seminyak’s tranquil spa is also perched high on the rooftop, overlooking the lush gardens and the peak of Mount Batukaru. Offering an array of treatments using Balinese-inspired tecniques and organic products, this is a peaceful retreat from the lively streets of Seminyak and the perfect spot for some post-surf pampering. Anantara Seminyak’s central location puts the boutiques, cafes and restaurants of Seminyak village within easy walking distance, whilst the lush jungles, volcanoes and traditional villages of Bali’s tropical interior are just an hour by road.
When to go
Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – dry (between May to September) and wet (between October to April) – and there are no extremes of temperature between winter and summer. In most parts of Indonesia, the wet season falls between October and April and the dry season between May and September. December and January see Bali at its most humid and rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain for more prolonged periods.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Things to do
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Bali Street Food Experience
Discover the culinary delights of Bali on a guided tour where you will learn how to prepare and cook a local dish in a traditional Balinese house, visit a local warung and the Gianyar Night Market, before enjoying an authentic dining experience.
Fat Bike Volcano Ride
Explore the Mount Batur Caldera on a Fat Bike, a bike with oversized tires that allow for a more leisurely exploration of the difficult terrain.
Paon Bali Cooking Class
Discover the art of traditional Balinese cuisine on this half day cooking class as you learn to cook a selection of sumptous local dishes.