Being widely known as Bali’s lifestyle playground, wandering around Seminyak area brings much joy and pleasure as you are hopping around from one boutique to another, finding the latest fashion styles; sampling the best tastes along the Kayu Aya’s eat street, now extended to Petitenget Street, lined with chic and casual restaurants and bars, not to mention some of the best hotels in Seminyak. Generally enjoying the best part of life has to offer, in a nutshell, Seminyak is a place which is keeping us alive and agile.
Not far from the brimming latest hang out spots, the long stretch of beaches, sitting adjacently from Padma Beach, Double Six Beach to Petitenget Beach are the favourite places to go in the afternoon to witness the everlasting beauty of Bali sunset. With the firm sand on the beach and shallow shoreline, travellers can get as close as possible to the setting sun, providing a warm orange backdrop for a keepsake travel snap memento. By the same token, sitting on your comfy seating at the beach club, watching the golden hour moment from a distance while sipping a tropical cocktail is also a blissful experience.
A Playful Oasis
With all those reachable experiences, it is easy to make a decision that Seminyak must be the first stop on your trip to Bali. Yet, choosing where to stay in Seminyak is a tough one. With many options of five-star hotels, resorts and villas, Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort can be an option. The resort provides an oasis of serenity, a pause moment that you will need after enjoying the high pulses of Seminyak’s nightlife. It is a short distance from Seminyak’s party stages while if you need to add the dose, the calming effect of Seminyak beach breeze is just within a stone throw away.
Nestled amid tropical gardens and offering sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, this resort has just reopened its doors following an extensive refurbishment. Fully renovated luxury accommodation features exquisite new suite categories, while refreshed dining concepts offer vibrant lifestyle experiences. Giving a tribute to the creative lifestyle, the architecture is carefully planned and executed, conveying the combination of playful and Bali’s modern elements. This unique blend is the first intriguing impression at the moment you are standing in front of its façade.
Upon entering the lobby area, its art-oriented interior and décor chase the boring state of mundane life away. Filled with modern design elements and artwork, here is a pleasure to experience, with every corner opening up to new plays of texture, colour and light. Details are carefully considered and implemented, transforming the check-in area into an Insta-ready space. Notice how the atmosphere of the space change your mood into a more relax and playful state.
Everything in this ground floor area radiates a vibrant atmosphere, turning your lip tips from down to up. Applying an open design concept, this floor is the hotel’s hub. Adjacent to the lobby is Sunset On Seminyak (S.O.S), a favourite of Seminyak partygoers with an extended restaurant area, more space around the pool and a better beachfront experience. The choices of the furniture, colours, and shapes provide just the right things as a designated homey space for mingling, having a drink and hanging out with friends. Lounge yourself on beanbags whilst sipping exotic creations by their talented mixologist. Easy bites menu is the best option to enhance the sunset experience by the beach. Take a dip in the refreshing pool before dinner from their open kitchen or lunch in the sun from the pool bar menu. This venue also offers afternoon tea daily from 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm. You can enjoy three types of savoury bites and three different sweet treats, offering Indonesian and International favourite snack, sat indoors in the airy dining room or al fresco, overlooking the pool and beach.
Time to Sleep Well
Going up from the ground floor, the hub of any activities and encounters, more soothing colours of details in room direction signs, artworks on the wall, and finally the unique design of the room number, leads to the space of personal time. Depending on your preference, you may choose a room overlooking the city life scene or the pool.
Whatever the choice, the rooms offer an intimate and refined comfort. The interior is playful although not as vibrant as the one you find on the ground floor. It is exquisitely designed with original décor and furnishings, complete with handcrafted tiled floors. Sculptural lamps and stone slab tables, made from uniquely patterned fossilized wood that has petrified after millions of years, lend a warm, tropical designer ambience. Splashes of colour in hip ethnic patterns liven up the colour scheme.
Dining Under the Stars
Relaunching its rooftop culinary experiences at MoonLite Kitchen and Bar, you are invited to elevate your dining experience under the stars overlooking the ocean. The eye-catching contemporary design features Balinese wooden walls accented by huge jars of colourful Asian spices. To bring your appetite to the right level, by all means, to relax at the trendy bar lounge and savour stylish meals in the comfortable dining room and on the open-air deck with panoramic Indian Ocean views. A lustful menu to tantalise the palate is characterised by the enchanting flavours of contemporary Asian cuisine, given a vibrant, interactive element by chefs cooking to impress in the open kitchen. If you can’t stay away from alcohol, their bar pleasures abound with an extensive selection of traditional, classic and modern beverages, including seductive cocktails and a well-stocked wine cellar. To set a sultry tone for sunset cocktails and elegant dining, a live chill out music performance is available on the stage every night.
Anantara is derived from the old Sanskrit language which means “endless”. Here, they get their theme and treatments from the rich traditions, the historical heritage and the natural beauty of the location. To cleanse, detoxify, rejuvenate and hydrate the skin, all products used for treatments are freshly prepared according to skin condition and directly on site. Each of the facials includes a back massage, cleansing and peeling, facial massage, face mask, hand massage, and flower bath.
As many of us believe it has something to do with our perception in seeing life, then it comes to a realisation that happiness in a travelling trip should start from the hotel room.