Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa
Everything about this hotel, from its beachfront locale to the sweeping terraces and sliding-glass doors, is aimed at maximizing views of Bali’s most sought-after shoreline. Local stone and wood put an Indonesian twist on the resort’s Thai design, which guests experience in the form of a black-and-dark-wood color scheme, a mini waterfall, and Asian slats and screens. The hotel offers one-of-a-kind experiences, from special-occasion dinners on the beach to spice-infused cooking tours that introduce guests to the flavors of the region (the Spice Spoons experience, for example, includes samples of exotic fruits and other local ingredients, plus a beachfront Indonesian cooking class with a master chef). Bustling Seminyak will lure travelers to its restaurants, bars, and nightclubs—often late into the night—but Anantara’s spacious sundecks, refreshing pools, traditional spa suites, and umbrella-shaded beach chairs are waiting to revive them the next day.
By Serena Renner, AFAR Contributor
Sunset drinks at SOS supper club bar and lounge of the Anantara Resort in Seminyak are an absolute must at the end of a long day of sightseeing. The couches are deep and comfy so you can really chill out and take in the view and the sea breeze. The super modern, angular architecture seems like it shouldn't work with the gentleness of the view but it really does. Steaks and seafood are also pretty delicious here so you won't have to move from your lounging when you get hungry.
By Hannah Wijana, AFAR Local Expert
Jl. Abimanyu, Seminyak, Kuta, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 737773