Things to Do
Explore through The Areas
Staff at Villa Aqua have a wealth of information about places of interest, both locally and island-wide, and will be happy to help arrange transport and make any restaurant reservations or tour bookings. Many of the team will live nearby and can give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of local Bali life. In the meantime, here’s a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of Villa Aqua.
You could eat out at a different restaurant in Seminyak every night – for months – and still not run out of options. Jl Laksmana (also known as Jalan Oberoi and Jalan Kayu Aya) is Bali’s fashionable ‘Eat Street’, offering plenty of high-end restaurants including Ultimo, The Corner House, Ginger Moon, Chandi, La Favela – to name just a few.
Two of Bali’s most loved breakfast spots are within walking distance – Sea Circus and Sisterfields never disappoint. Seasalt at All and Breeze at The Samaya are great for sunset drinks. Beachclubs, Cocoon, Mano BeachHouse and Potato Head, are classy seaside alternatives. Then there’s La Plancha, a rustic beach bar between Double Six and Gado Gado, very popular, good tapas, very reasonably priced drinks, with live music and DJ events.
A short taxi ride will bring you to Merah Putih, Jemme, Sardine, Huge, MamaSan, Barbacoa and Naughty Nuri's, famous for barbecue ribs and wicked Martinis.
Shop Till You Drop!
In Seminyak, Legian and neighbouring Kerobokan you can rummage for treasures through cluttered little stores and dark junkshops crammed to the ceiling with curios and made-to-order ‘antiques’, derive inspiration from classy homeware shops, or wander through huge furniture warehouses.
Explore the Best Beach Walks in Bali
It’s possible to walk the sands of Seminyak’s Petitenget beach all the way to Kuta in the south, or north to Canggu. The beach has just had a new walkway installed which starts outside Chez Gado Gado at 66 Beach and you can walk to the airport for your daily exercise. If you prefer a more relaxing time you can just watch the sunset as you sip a cocktail from one of the many beachside bars.
Pura Petitenget at the beachside is a pretty Balinese temple a few minutes walk from the Villa, which is known for particularly spectacular beachside ceremonies. There has been a temple here since at least the 16th century.