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Two days in Seminyak gives you time to experience the area’s signature charms: spas, shopping, fine dining, seductive sunsets, and world-class beach clubs. But you’ll also have time for outdoor adventure in Ubud and a sunset over beautiful Tanah Lot Temple. Here’s how.
Day 1: Foodie Fiesta
Morning: Food is a highlight of any Seminyak stay, so start your stay with a Balinese cooking class. Shop for fresh produce at a local market, then mix up fresh roots, herbs, and spices into a fragrant feast. Savor dishes such as sate lilit (aromatic minced seafood satay), Balinese salads, and banana-leaf chicken.
Afternoon: After a stroll down “Oberoi” (Jalan Kayu Aya), Seminyak’s No. 1 shopping street, settle in for a spa splurge. Unwind with a classic Balinese massage; freshen tired skin with upscale esthetics; or indulge in a facial with organic products handmade on the spot. Alternatively, learn the art of massage at an intimate class.
Night: After sunset on Seminyak Beach, take a street-food safari that showcases the different cuisines of Indonesia’s 18,000-odd islands. Sample the spicy, Indian-influenced cooking of Padang; try pan-Indonesian favorites such as bakso (meatball soup) or nasi goreng (fried rice); and don’t miss the archipelago’s unique take on Chinese food.
Day 2: Ubud Excursion
Morning: The highland town of Ubud is Bali’s arts and spirituality capital. Discover its timeless rice-field landscapes, traditional craft villages, tumbling waterfalls, and atmospheric temples on your second morning. Don’t miss the chance to mingle with macaques at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, capture shots of Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and taste fresh coffee at a plantation.
Afternoon: Still in Ubud, treat yourself to a little adrenaline rush. Capture the Instagram shot of a lifetime as you soar high above the jungle on the Bali Swing; roar through the rice fields on an ATV; or brave the white waters of the Ayung River on an inflatable raft.
Night: Return to the coast to wrap up your stay in style with an Indian Ocean sunset overlooking the stunning sea temple of Tanah Lot. Back in Seminyak, savor contemporary cuisine at a fine-dining restaurant on Petitenget (“Eat Street”), then party the night away at a high-end beach club, such as Potato Head or Ku De Ta.