Chic and sleek
The buzzwords in Seminyak are upscale, luxury and sophisticated. Swanky beach clubs and cocktail bars line the white-sand beach – one of the best around, with views right out across the turquoise Indian Ocean and fantastic waves that pull in the surf crowd.
Art galleries and cafés dot the streets, and the resort has developed a world-class dining scene; the restaurants are all about gourmet dishes and ocean-fresh seafood. As for the shopping scene, expect stylish interiors stores and clothing boutiques that wouldn't look out of place in London's Notting Hill.
For a culture hit, head to Pura Petitenget, a pretty waterfront Hindu temple that dates back to the 16th century and is known for its breathtaking beachside ceremonies.
Flight time from the UK to Bali is around 16 hours.
Transfer time from Bali airport to Seminyak is approximately 40 minutes.
Situated close to the equator, Bali has a tropical climate with two distinctive dry and rainy seasons. The rainy seasons last from around November to February. April to June is a lovely time to visit Bali; it’s dry, temperatures hover around 27°C and there’s less humidity than in July and August.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Indonesia for 30 days or less.
Tipping isn’t required in Bali as a service charge will generally be added to your bill at restaurants and hotels, so there is no need to leave a tip as well. However, if you wanted to leave a tip for excellent service, aim for 10,000 to 20,000 rupiah for drivers, porters and wait staff (although try to hand it to them directly rather than leaving it on the table).
The official language of Bali is Indonesian. English is widely spoken too.