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Seminyak is Canggu's quieter, slightly more refined older sibling. Just down the road from Canggu, it's home to sleek and stylish independent boutique stores, classy restaurants, and a lot of nightclubs. Considered to be Bali's second-busiest neighborhood, Seminyak is a hit for anyone who loves the buzz of Canggu but appreciates a little more room to breathe. You'll find five-star hotels here with beach clubs to match as well as rooftop bars with fancy cocktails. 

While Canggu is known for its black sand, Seminyak’s beaches have a golden tone, are quieter, and the waves are more gentle. One thing you'll never lack here is a place to work, with large cafes like Coffee Cartel and Kynd Community filled to the brim with strong coffee and weekly deals. Most evenings in Seminyak come with some form of entertainment, like comedy nights at Ku De Ta, live music from any of the restaurants down Jalan Oberoi or chilled evenings sat on bean bags on the beach. You can spend a day working at Mano Beach House, followed by a trip to Sisterfields Cafe for a lunch break, and follow it up with an evening at 707 Beach Berm.

Georgie Darling
November 23, 2022
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Georgie is a triple-accredited journalist (NCTJ, BJTC, PPA) and freelance travel copywriter and content writer from London, UK. She has written for publications including The Guardian, ELLE...

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