PETITENGET TEMPLE IN BALI
AN ANCIENT, CENTRAL LANDMARK IN SEMINYAK
Petitenget Temple, referred to as ‘Pura Petitenget’ by locals, is a significant, centuries-old temple in Bali and one of the very few cultural landmarks at the island’s upscale beach resort area of Seminyak. Somewhat overshadowed by the modern developments of lavish five-star resorts in the area, this temple still remains an important highlight and a must-see while in Seminyak, especially during its festive 210-day anniversaries and the traditional dance rehearsals regularly held by the locals in a grand pavilion nearby.
Red bricks and sandstone make up most of the temple’s architecture, giving it an antique feel. Up the dragon staircase is the temple’s vast courtyard, where a dozen different shrines and small pavilions draped in typical Balinese chequered cloths create an eerie and hallowed sight. Petitenget forms one of the island’s Dang Kahyangan collection of sea temples that spiritually guard the island’s perimeters, initiated by the legendary Hindu priest Dang Hyang Nirartha on his historical mission from neighboring island Java in the 16th century.
Beside this main temple is the smaller Masceti Ulun Tanjung Temple, a temple where the local villagers pray for protection – in historical times, against famine and disease. If you’re lucky and happen to visit Petitenget during its anniversary celebrations, which falls on a ‘Merakih’ Wednesday every 210 days on the Balinese Pawukon calendar, the temple is colorfully adorned with banners and parasols and pilgrims throng for prayers in their best temple attire, naturally making for great photo opportunities. The following dates correspond to the future temple.
MEJEKAWI BY KU DE TA
LOCALLY INFLUENCED HAUTE CUISINE IN SEMINYAK
World famous for its gorgeous Seminyak beachfront setting, fine cuisine and elaborate parties, Ku De Ta presents the pinnacle of its dining experiences at Mejekawi, where three top chefs, Phillip Davenport, Ben Cross and Will Goldfarb have joined forces to present an innovative ‘kitchen and laboratory concept’. Opened in June 2013, its name is a play on the local words meja and kawi - ‘table’ and ‘high’ respectively. Mejekawi occupies the top floor of Ku De Ta’s south-eastern wing and is set to become a distinct part of the enterprise, serving set course degustation menus with items prepared through high-technology methods.
Mejekawi’s central kitchen and a secondary pantry beside the wine cabinets serves as a ‘lab’ for cooking demonstrations, classes, wine tastings, and guest chef dinners, and it features top-of-the-line, high-tech appliances from Sub-Zero & Wolf. The central open kitchen is only steps away from the surrounding tables, which is deliberate and meant to minimize the distance between chef and diners, enabling you to view the exciting process of creation before each fine presentation comes to your table. The farthest end of the venue allows bird’s eye views over Seminyak beach, and the rolling surf is floodlit from its beachfront lawn, adding dramatic effect to the scene. Mosaic glass panels line the walls, with subtly lit interiors and chic table setups.
Throughout your dining experience, long-time Bali resident and part-time surfer Executive Chef Ben Cross throws in a couple of hidden courses that adds to the element of surprise. Our seven-course treat starts with a unique wooden plate of smoked yogurt spheres on intricately folded salmon strips, and continues with a petite but flavorsome coral trout crevice with Chef Cross’ take on the ‘sambal matah’, a favorites traditional Balinese seafood condiment, which tastes so much better due to his secret substitution of exotic ingredients. Then a couple of surprisingly impromptu servings arrive before our actual third-course ‘sop buntut’ oxtail soup, and the ‘babi guling’ roast pork with smoked potato puree, urap vegetable mix and rendang jus. All are extraordinary takes on local Indonesian dishes; presentation is very modern and Western, and most of the time some selections turn out tastier than the traditional.
SARDINE RESTAURANT IN BALI
INSPIRED SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IN SEMINYAK WITH PADDY VIEWS
Sardine Restaurant Bali is one of the first and foremost dining spots that will catch your eye as you enter Jalan Petitenget from Seminyak’s northern end. Its white stone wall facade conceals much of the treasure within, comprising an impressive bamboo-beamed dining hall with alfresco platforms overlooking probably one of the last rice paddies in Seminyak. The delightful compound is surrounded by leafy bamboo gardens, tranquil ponds, and quirky Balinese-style garden décor of pristine white and chequered parasols.
The interplay of lush green views with the gorgeous Seminyak sunsets serve as perfect prelude to a sumptuous meal. Sardine Restaurant’s visual delights match its impressive menu, which contains a healthy and tasty seafood selection combined with home-grown organic produce. Vegetables, herbs and salads are sourced from Sardine Bali’s very own organic vegetable garden in the village of Bedugul, in the central Bali highlands.
Lounging about on its cozy sofas, crafted from giant bamboo columns, is one of the favorites perks when dining at Sardine Bali. The whole bamboo structure and furnishings is a designer showcase, the brainchild of Burgundy chef-and-interior designer couple Pascal and Pika Chevillot. The main dining hall of high open bamboo beams and thatch work is stylish and a perfect match for the surroundings, a collaboration with the renowned island-based bamboo architecture and design company, Ibuku. The whole structure is a delightful and uplifting experience to walk into, especially after ‘escaping’ from the frenetic Seminyak traffic.
Sardine Restaurant Bali’s menu is a regularly changing one, with main ingredients sourced from the freshest morning catch in the fishing village of Jimbaran on the island’s southwest coast. The menu’s creations as referred to as 'cuisine de soleil'. By and large, as its name suggests, the menu at Sardine Restaurant is seafood-dominant. From pan-seared scallops to grilled lobster or octopus, seafood-lovers will relish in it. What would you go to Sardine for if not for the sardines? One of the chef’s sardine specials comes char-grilled with red ginger rice, baby Chinese cabbage and Japanese ponzu sauce, at IDR 120,000 per serving.
Vegetarians and diners who are not really into seafood can always opt for the meat-and-veggie sections. With fresh organic greens to pair, you know you’re in for a very healthy treat. Locally inspired cocktails, from amazingly refreshing blends of rosella, fruit juices to Bali’s famous arak are listed together with the collection of martinis and wines. Desserts are also ever-changing as with the rest of the menu. The latest additions to please your sweet tooth is the Flores pineapple Carpaccio; or try the sampler option with the mini dessert tasting at IDR 95,000 to enjoy the assortment of Guanaja chocolate fondant, lemon cake with strawberries and candied peanut mousse, mung bean parfait with white chocolate and a ginger crème brulee. Nevertheless, there is always something new and delightful thrown in to please at Sardine Bali.
Sardine Restaurant Bali
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11.30 – 21:00
Location: Jalan Petitenget 21, Kerobokan, Seminyak
Tel: +62 (0)361 843 611 1
THE SHOPING CENTER IN SEMINYAK
Welcome To Bali Shopping Centre Seminyak Square
Seminyak Square is a restaurants and shopping arcade which is located at the main district and the heart of Seminyak, Jl. Laksamana Oberoi/ Kayu Aya, Bali. It is build in a construction on 7000m2 lot and directly managed by PT. Seminyak Square.
Seminyak Square is the only commercial area which is equipped with many brand restaurants and shopping centers. We have two long corridors on the first and second floor and wide garden with free benches and tables which create a comfort atmosphere. We have tenants with a good reputation and exclusively selected ones.
Facilities and Services
Our building consists of two stories which are rented by exclusive and valuable tenants (the third is still under construction and will be sold as apartment). The first floor stands for: DC Store, Mega Batik, Quicksilver, Digo, Lilla Lane, Body & Soul, Periplus, Bali Bakery, The Braga Indonesian food, Café Betawi, Spizziko, Black Canyon coffee, Vinoti Living, and Casa Gourmet. The second floor stands for: Bali Stars, Moochi, Olivia baby & Kids, Double Issue, Perla Jewelry, Alleira Batik, Memories Souvenir Shop, Black Canyon coffee, Vivai Fine Dining.
For our visitor’s comfort, Seminyak Square Restaurants and Shopping Arcade is equipped with facilities such: clean toilets, wide and free parking lot, free wi-fi, LCD TV, live screen projector, benches and tables (plus sunbrella), safe security system (24 hours), and taxi.
Seminyak Square really a fit and safe place for those who would spend their leisure time for hanging out and shopping because the environment is created for the exclusive market. Seminyak Square really is the best place for those with high lifestyle.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SEMINYAK BEACH
Seminyak Beach is Bali's most fashionable area, home to among the island's luxurious resorts and host to a number of fine restaurants and boutiques. Fashion stores and top dining spots with international chefs cooking up world-class cuisine line the streets, from Jalan Petitenget to Jalan Kayu Aya.
Seminyak's Petitenget Beach offers a more secluded ambiance compared to its sister strands of Kuta and Legian to the south. However, after sunset a livelier nightlife scene takes over. Chic hotels such as the W Retreat & Spa, or premier dining and entertainment venues such as Ku De Ta and the Potato Head Beach Club, have all garnered an international following.
NIGHTLIFE IN SEMINYAK
KU DE TA BALI
UPSCALE BEACHSIDE DINING AND NIGHTLIFE IN SEMINYAK
Ku De Ta Bali is one of Bali's most prominent hotspots, often considered the trendsetter for upscale nightlife and beach dining venues in Seminyak, which eventually inspired other similar enterprises all over the island.
The black-clad staff and the unique layout features a main restaurant area, a dedicated bar, a centrepiece lawn bordering the beachfront where all special events take place, and a special private loft for secluded VIP-style moments. All combine to give this one-stop dining and chill-out spot its island- and nationwide reputation.
Ku Du Ta Bali continues to appeal to the Bali international dining and nightlife scene with its lively setup in a gorgeous beachside setting with ‘French bistro-esque’ features and many different favorites cozy corners to discover. Ku De Ta is also home to Mejekawi, a modern restaurant offering locally-influenced haute cuisine.
Besides Chef Davenport’s vast array of international selections in which he also incorporates the latest approaches in food preparations, such as 'sous vide' low-temperature cooking, Ku De Ta Bali is best known for its lounge-style large parasol-shaded beachfront-bordering lawn and area, host to various private and international scale fashion shows, splurges, as well as community and charity events.
HU’U BAR & GRILL
A FAVOURITE WATERING HOLE IN SEMINYAK
Hu’u Bar is among the most celebrated venues on Jalan Petitenget in Seminyak, an area frequently dubbed Bali’s ‘eat street’. The venue is part of the Hu’u brand that also features a restaurant and luxury accommodation facilities. Hu’u first opened in 2001 and has since enjoyed success with crowds of partygoers and diners from around the world.
Hu’u Bar features four main open spaces which also serve as stand-alone mini venues or as a whole, namely a main building that houses the bar and lounge, a private dining room complete with a wine cellar, the pool decks with an al fresco garden space and the main restaurant area that serves the fine creations of Chef Philip Mimbimi.
The moniker Hu’u is taken from the name of an atoll, a surfing haven off the coast of Sumbawa, in the Lesser Sunda Islands which the venue’s founder fell in love with. Hu’u Bar covers an extensive 4,300sqm and was conceived as a multi-concept international leisure spot.
The whole venue, best known for its bar and grill, was designed to serve as a retreat, merging its recently launched luxury accommodation options with its established epicurean highlights and lively night beats.
CANGGU CLUB BALI
The “New” Canggu Club is Bali’s premier entertainment and sporting venue where everyone is welcome.
Set on a sprawling 4 hectare estate amongst the rice fields of Canggu and yet only a 10 minute drive to Seminyak.
The “New” Canggu Club now features a complete Fitness Centre including lap pool and sports ground, Tennis Centre, Body Temple Spa, Sports Bar, Multiple Restaurants plus much more….
Currently undergoing a multi million dollar redevelopment, upon completion additional new facilities will include; Splash Waterpark, Bounce Trampoline Centre, Strike Ten Pin Bowling and Cubby House Kids Club.
The “New” Canggu Club has “Something for Everyone”.
Day Passes & Memberships (Weekly, Monthly & longer) are available at Reception.
The “New” Canggu Club is a must visit for all tourists, locals & expats.
Open Daily from 6am – 10pm.
POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
WINING, DINING AND PARTYING ON SEMINYAK BEACH
Potato Head Beach Club has fast gained popularity as one of the most happening venues in Seminyak, joining the array of world-class hotspots that line this upscale, cosmopolitan coastal village. The venue is next door to the W Retreat, and its access from the main Jalan Petitenget road is similar to W’s, with a long and narrow lane that transports you to a world of drinks, dining and partying on its lawn beachfront.
From the end of the driveway, you’ll see the quirky architecture of the beach club, particularly its trademark towering feature comprising a patchwork of old and worn teakwood window shutters. Designed by ‘cinematic’ architect Andra Matin, the signature structures and main venue resembles a stadium or coliseum, and the thin curved path into the beach club even makes you feel like a gladiator entering battle.
And that’s where the excitement takes place. The beachfront bar and flat 500sqm lawn flanked by an infinity pool is all within the grounds of this delightful amphitheatre. This artistic approach to an exciting venue was set up by two passionate Indonesian art collectors. The colourful painted shutters of different sizes that form the facade’s patchwork were collected items from all over the archipelago.
At scheduled events, international DJs and celebrities take the stage in front of an ocean backdrop, while lively crowds gather over the central lawn. Among those who have graced the agenda are Mark Ronson, Foster the People and Fat Boy Slim. Occasional bar tables and setups are arranged around the infinity pool. There’s even a small pool for kids too, so it’s a great escape for weekending families. A few steps down from the pool, you hit the sandy coast. The main Potato Head bar and bistro serves pastas and grills together with a selection of cockt
SEMINYAK BEACH RESTAURANTS
WHERE AND WHAT TO EAT IN SEMINYAK BEACH
Seminyak is an upscale and popular area for its endless range of dining choices, especially on Jalan Raya Seminyak and Jalan Kayu Aya. The variety of cuisine, style, setting and ambience is huge. Most reminisce Jalan Kayu Aya as 'Jalan Laksmana' or 'Jalan Oberoi' and use these names interchangeably.
Ensure you bring your credit card(s) and extra cash if you expect to fully explore these world-class dining establishments on the 'eat streets' in Seminyak because when the standards are high, the prices will follow. Not to worry though, from modest 'warungs' (stalls) to modern venues that also sport the name 'warung' for the sake of fusion and impression, there is always something for everybody here.
LA LUCCIOLA RESTAURANT BALI
LEGENDARY SEASIDE ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN SEMINYAK
La Lucciola Restaurant Bali is one among Seminyak’s most renowned beachfront dining icons, sharing the Petitenget vicinity with the namesake temple, and bordering The Samaya Bali to its south. The legendary restaurant serves brunch, lunch and dinner, offering a menu that features international fusion and Mediterranean cuisine on two airy levels of a unique thatched-roof tavern. From here your dining experience is complemented by great ocean and sunset views beyond a coconut grove and the restaurant’s own dappled green lawn.
Petitenget Temple has a wide parking area that La Lucciola Restaurant Bali also shares. From here you can easily access the restaurant by foot via an elegant wooden bridge over a creek, which is subtly lit after sunset. Another way in is simply from the beach side right off the sands of Petitenget, which is convenient for weekenders and families looking for a fine place to dine after enjoying their time out on the beautiful coast.
Upstairs is obviously the most enjoyable spot, with the balcony serving best views and gentle sea breezes making for a great laidback escape from the heat of the day. Lunch is usually the best time to enjoy the view, but dinners are also great considering you’ve headed there for the sunset. At night, candlelit tables and oil torches glimmer throughout the venue and pathways. Literally ‘the firefly’ in Italian, La Lucciola Restaurant Bali offers an ever changing menu that expatriates and regular diners have seemingly never grown tired of throughout these years.
The usual day here starts off with breakfast, with a dining crowd that is more relaxed and family oriented since many of them go after their morning activities out on the beach. Brunch ensues with tasty selections off the menu comprising bite-size Italian pastries of sweet sfogliatelle with passion fruit crema, or a Verona cream brioche with candied citron and apple.
BIKU RESTAURANT IN BALI
COSY DINING AND HIGH TEAS IN SEMINYAK
Biku Restaurant on the famous Jalan Petitenget offers a cool and secluded place to escape the heat of Seminyak, featuring a main dining hall and tea lounge built up from a century-old traditional ‘joglo’ teak house, and decorated with antiques and a collection of books to get lost in over its homemade cuisine and exotic teas and cakes. The restaurant is a well established favourite among expatriates and visitors, and is packed most of the day, especially for its afternoon and high tea specials.
Serving 'tropical comfort food' from a menu that offers a wide range of Indonesian and Balinese specialties, Biku Restaurant takes pride in its eclectic selection of daily rotating homemade cakes and desserts. The homey atmosphere and large tables makes it a great go-to for laidback gatherings, and is also good for solitary diners with its small round tables spread out evenly under an open-beam ceiling layout.
The restaurant is run by a member of the royal Ubud family. One of them is a tea master, which explains the great, rare tea selections available here. The unique tea lounge was also their answer to the lack of places to find high quality cuppas in Bali.
Tea time at Biku Restaurant comes in many different choices, with its main selection being the traditional package, comprising a choice of Biku Teas accompanied by scones with jam and cream, finger sandwiches, mini spinach quiches and a selection of sweet treats, all at IDR 105,000 per person. The sandwiches include cucumber, salmon and cream cheese, ham and mustard. The whole presentation is quite impressive, with the morsels served on tiered tea trays, beautifully posh with floral patterns on classically styled porcelain dishes.
La Plancha Seminyak Bali: most relaxed beach club, great sundown!
Colourful beach happiness at La Plancha Seminyak
If you’re looking for the more relaxed beach vibe at Bali then La Plancha Seminyak is aperfect hotspot for you. No design furniture there, but just bright coloured furniture, happy Asian umbrella’s and beanbags to sit on. La Plancha Seminyak is a perfect beach club to go around 17 o’clock to watch the sundown and chill out with friends. On the menu you find tapas style food, salads and beach food like hamburgers with fries. Perfect to watch the sundown with your feet in the sand, drinking a Bintang beer. The crowd at La Plancha Seminyak is a mix of locals, expats and tourists. At La Plancha Seminyak they also have fun beach parties during the weekends.
La Plancha Seminyak Bali
ECHO BEACH IN BALI
A SURF AND SUNSET DINING HAVEN NORTHWEST OF SEMINYAK
Echo Beach is one of Bali’s most recently christened surf spots. The nickname overshadows its local name ‘Pantai Batu Mejan’, after a significant Balinese Hindu sea temple on site. Sharing the serene rice field-landscaped region of Canggu with other wave-riding haunts such as Berawa, Seseh and Pererenan, Echo Beach has become most popular due to its advanced reef breaks, 180-degree seascape and sunsets, and array of delicious seafood cafes set on a high vantage point from where to enjoy it all.
The black-sand beach is approximately 35km northwest of Kuta and Seminyak, and a 14km drive west from the provincial capital of Denpasar. For those staying in one of the many luxury villas in Canggu, such as The Bali Dream Villa Resort, Ametis Villa and the LV8 Resort, this coastal region can be reached by a 45-minute transfer from Ngurah Rai International Airport in Tuban, South Bali.
Past the upscale area of Seminyak, the journey further west takes you to Canggu’s green expanses of paddies, which remain well-kept and tended to by local Balinese villagers. Echo Beach is at the end of Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, the road originally named after the temple there, but which now has more signposts bearing its new nickname. Before a Balinese-style gateway that opens to a glimpse of the horizon are rows of shacks with surfboards for rent, ding repairs, and a motorcycle parking spot.
This beach is named after a nearby temple. The grey sand creates a mysterious look and tourists rarely come to visit, but since it’s located in a tranquil neighbourhood, this peaceful beach has become an alternative hideout venue from the crowds where you can swim, sunbathe, jog, meditate or meander along the waterfront before sunset.
TRICK ART 3D GALLERY
Trick Art 3D Gallery is a fresh and fun interactive attraction where guests can execute fun poses of all sorts against masterfully crafted murals and paintings to create stunning three-dimensional illusions. There are approximately 80 pieces of life-size and hyper-realistic murals to interact with in the gallery’s collection, from parodied takes on famous and classical paintings, blockbuster movie characters, to fairytale and magical themes.
Trick Art 3D Gallery Bali is the first trick-eye museum on the island, located at the Seminyak end of Sunset Road. Opened in April 2014, this two-storey art space is easy to find opposite Swiss-Belinn Seminyak Hotel.
COCOON BEACH CLUB
The Place to Party
With an inviting blue centrepiece pool surrounded by white sun loungers, Cocoon is a striking venue on the corner of Jalan Double Six, the legendary beach street famous for its hangouts and nightlife in southern Seminyak. A cool pool retreat with sea views and embroidered traditional Balinese parasols by day, Cocoon serves Asian fusion and Mediterranean cuisine and offers a great chill out scene with innovative cocktails.
Partygoers head down to this exciting Seminyak corner for the daily sunset hours, featuring two-for-one cocktails and beer specials, and regular party highlights include its ‘Splash’ Sunday pool gatherings. Splash lives up to its name, inviting crowds to enjoy the wildest and wettest fun in town, and make the most of the VIP cabanas, and daybeds, dancing and splashing to the DJ’s ultra cool beats. The norm here is to come in your most fashionable beachwear and boogie away with a cold beer or cocktail in one hand, and water or bubble guns in the other.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 01:00
Location: Jalan Double Six No.66, Blue Ocean Boulevard, Seminyak
Tel: +62 (0)361 731 266
Opening hours: 07.00 – 11.00
By the sea Petitenget Beach
Bali's sea side beach club a meters away from the water, situated on Petitenget. Mano offers casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With an extensive menu there is something to please everyone. Our beach side deck is ideal for enjoying the views of the sunset over a drink with friends.
And, regularly on Friday, in house DJ ready to pump up your evening with hip hop beat & electric house music while enjoying chill drinks & buzz with your companion. Mano Seaside just recently finish it refurbishing project, it can easily serving about hundreds peoples in onetime. Also, it became a perfect place for sun bathing in the morning and having a party at the evening.