Everyone knows that Seminyak is Bali's hip and happening neighbourhood where the jetsetters come to sip cocktails at swanky beach clubs and upmarket bars while wearing designer sunglasses. It's also the island's fashion center, with both international and local boutiques snugly squeezed alongside each other.
Oberoi Street is perhaps the most well-known shopping area but there's a smaller little road that's becoming equally as popular. Tucked behind Seminyak Square, Jl. Kayujati is home to art galleries, designer fashion boutiques, upmarket villas and one of the island's most popular hot spots.
VIN+ is one of the six VIN+ outlets in Indonesia and the first to open in Bali. Comprising a wine retail, restaurant & lounge, it features a premium temperature controlled wine room that houses some of the world's finest and most exclusive labels and vintages, two private dining rooms that can be combined as one, a mezzanine event space, and door to door delivery.
A first for Bali, all wine from the retail store can be purchased for dining at the same price with only service charge added. More than 18,000 wine bottles comprising 250 different styles, plus a wide selection of spirits and sake, are available. See the menu here.
VIN+ must be doing something right, they won the NOW BALI Best Restaurant, Bar & Cafe Award 2015 for Best Cocktail, Whiskey & Wine Lounge.
|Address||Jl. Kayu Jati, No. 1, Seminyak, Bali|
|Tel||(0361) 473 2377|
|VIN + Seminyak|
The outside of this fun little boutique is perhaps more famous than the inside, with many Instagrammers stopping to snap a picture of the colorful exterior.
Bali Boat Shed is located on the corner of Jl. Kayu Aya and Jl. Kayujati in Seminyak, as you head towards Petitenget. The store showcases some of Bali's best fashion brands, including Frangipani Shirts, State of Georgia and our personal favorite, Mister Zimi collaborations (see limited edition dresses below).
It's not only men's and women's clothing at Bali Boat Shed, they also have a range of accessories and fashion sunglasses, making it the ideal one-stop shop to pick up something easy and breezey for your tropical holiday in Bali.
|Address||Jl. Kayu Aya, No. 22a, Seminyak, Bali|
|Tel||0856 5933 1907|
|Bali Boat Shed|
Bodyworks is one of the best day spas in town. Having been around for over 15 years, they know what works and what doesn't when it comes to spa experiences.
Offering a selection of massages including Thai and Shiatsu, they also do really good beauty treatments like manicures, pedicures and facials. The friendly team, dressed in beautiful blue, are trained in traditional Indonesian healing techniques and exotic therapies that sees customers returning again and again.
We suggest calling ahead and booking your appointment in advance (or booking online via their website) as this is a very popular spa that fills up most days. It's a great place to stop and have a bit of pampering and time out before continuing on your shopping spree in Seminyak.
|Address||Jl. Kayu Jati, No. 2, Seminyak, Bali|
|Tel||(0361) 733 317|
|Bodyworks Spa Bali|
If it's your first time visiting Bali, be sure to check out Motel Mexicola. It's one of those "must do" places to tick off the list that also includes Potato Head and the Rock Bar.
Attention to detail is everywhere at this fun and quirky restaurant and bar, from the colorful tiles on the tables to the shrines filled with flowers and candles dripping wax everywhere. On your first visit, you'd be forgiven paying more attention the the decor than the company you're with!
Traditional Mexican cuisine is given a modern twist, and they sure know how to make the perfect margarita. Motel Mexicola often put on crazy parties with live bands and DJs. If you're looking for something a little more quiet, head upstairs where it's not as crowded.
|Address||Jl. Kayujati, No. 9X, Seminyak, Bali|
|Tel||(0361) 736 688|
When you're feeling a bit hot and bothered, Pitaya Frozen Yoghurt is where it's at. Head to the self-serve machines and help yourself to a tub of refreshing frozen yoghurt in flavors like coconut, pomegranate and mango.
Next, choose a tasty topping - anything from fresh kiwi fruit and strawberries to mini marshmallows, choc chips and granola.
Pitaya Frozen Yoghurt is charged by weight (Rp. 26,000 / 100g), so you can fill half a tub if you just want a quick snack or load it up and have as many toppings that will fit!
There's also a Pitaya Frozen Yoghurt in Sanur, on Jl. Danau Tamblingan, if you can't make it all the way to Seminyak.
|Address||Jl. Kayujati, No. 3A , Seminyak, Bali|
|Tel||0411 555 874|
|Pitaya Self Serve Frozen Yoghurt Bali|
This semi-boutique hotel is perfectly located, tucked down Jl. Kayujati but just a few minutes' walk from popular restaurants, shops and the beach.
Sense Bali Seminyak offers stylish accommodation in 68 en-suite rooms, each equipped with modern facilities including air-conditioning, rain shower, satellite TV and safety deposit box.
A sparkling swimming pool is located in the central courtyard area, perfect for spending a few hours topping up your holiday tan.
|Address||Jl. Kayu Jati, No. 5 , Seminyak, Bali|
|Tel||(0361) 738 383|
|Sense Hotel Seminyak|
Samantha Robinson is a popular Australian homeware brand selling gorgeous porcelain ceramic crockery and colorful textiles. The flagship showroom is located in the exclusive shopping village of Double Bay in Sydney, and there's also a second retail showroom in Seminyak, Bali.
With a prolific taste for life and her obsession with color and mused with the functionality and her fearless experimentation through design, Samantha’s handmade pieces connect with people from all walks of life.
|Address||Jl. Kayu Jati, No. 2a, Seminyak, Bali|
|Tel||(0361) 361 737 295|
|Samantha Robinson Handmade Porcelain|
There are dozens of other little shops and boutiques lining Jl. Kayujati, it's best to just take a stroll up so that you don't miss any of them...
You can also start at the other end of Jl. Kayujati (closest to Seminyak Square) and work your way down from that end. The popular Grocer & Grind restaurant is a good place to have brekkie before hitting the shops!