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Seminyak and beyond

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Beach Clubs

Five minutes walk could take you to the laid-back vibes of La Plancha or the chic Cocoon – pool club by day and night club after dark.

Seminyak is home to Ku De Ta and its brand new swimming pool and Potato Head now housing Melbourne institution Movida.

Heading down to The Bukit are the private beaches of Sundays Beach Club and Karma Beach Bali, plus the international drawcard of Nikki Beach.

Bars & Clubs

LataLiana is walking distance from the brand-new Double Six Rooftop and downstairs, the amazing Plantation Grill featuring some of the best steaks and seafood in Bali, MoonLite Kitchen & Bar at the Anantara Hotel, the colorful lights and characters of Dyana Pura, and Opium for night owls.

Towards the centre of Seminyak, check out Jenja on Nakula Road and the iconic Red Carpet Champagne Bar, while both Motel Mexicola and La Favela serve up South American style dinner, drinks and tunes until late.

And if you love clifftop sunsets, then head South to El Cabron or the Rock Bar, perhaps stopping for fresh seafood on the sand at Jimbaran Bay en route home.

Cafés

Coffee culture is thriving in Bali, with cafés of every shape and size on LataLiana’s doorstep: The Dusty Cafe, Zula Vegetarian Paradise, and a whole raft of great beachfront cafés, including Zanzibar, Blue Ocean and Seaside to name but a few.

Further afield is the organic charm of Betelnut in Batu Bolong, the faded French grandeur of Watercress in Batu Belig, the perfect pastries at several Monsieur Spoons, the endless rice paddies surrounding Nook, or the French size coffee bowls and drip coffee at Revolver Espresso for the dedicated caffeine cognoscenti.

Cuisine

There is every conceivable cuisine in every type of setting in and around Seminyak, from the rolling gardens, fountains and fine dining of Sardine, Sarong and Metis, to the Asian delights with designer backdrops of Mamasan and Saigon Street, and the soaring ceilings of the stunning Merah Putih.

As well as booking for these hotspots, our Concierge is always on hand to recommend those little local secrets that lie off the beaten track, and which of the local warungs are worth seeking out.

If you want to learn the secrets of Balinese spices and cuisine, try a cookery class at Saté Bali or even in your villa – at the end of the three-hour lesson, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labours.

Shopping

Seminyak and surrounds are home to a myriad of shopping experiences: the glitz of DFS Galleria, the antique stalls of Jalan Kunti, the brand new Seminyak Shopping Village and a wealth of local fashionistas who’ve made it big on the world stage such as Biasa, Paul Ropp, Angel Jackson, By The Sea and Anouck; with 69SLAM, Bamboo Blonde, Rip Curl, Nico Nico and Surfer Girl for younger shoppers.

Art galleries range from the traditional masterpieces and Buddhas of Metis Gallery to the cutting-edge Asian modernism of Kody & Ko off Seminyak Square – ask our Concierge to suggest a shortlist to suit your tastes, or even to arrange a personal shopper to guide you to all the hidden gems and beautiful bargains to be uncovered in Bali.

Culture

A 20-minute walk along the beach finds Pura Petitinget, a small but perfectly formed Balinese temple, on a site which has housed a place of worship since the 16th century; but to really unlock the mysteries of the Island of the Gods, we recommend using one of our expert drivers as your cultural guide.

A half-day trip North or South could see you enjoying Bali’s shimmering sunsets from either the imposing clifftop temple at Uluwatu or the sea-temple at Tanah Lot, only accessible at low tide – both of which are extremely beautiful and of great significance to Bali’s Hindu religion.

A full day’s trip can take you up into the dense jungles and soaring ravines of Ubud, Bali’s spiritual heart, where you can explore the Elephant Temple and cleanse your soul in the healing, holy fountains of the Water Temple.

Nature

Ubud is also home to The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, an ecological reserve where up to 600 Balinese long-tailed macaques roam freely amount the towering trees and ancient temples, allowing guests to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, especially if you have food in your pockets! While in the Ubud hinterland, the more adventurous can visit the Bali Elephant Safari Park to ride on one of these sacred beasts.

Closer to LataLiana, are the Bali Bird Park, Bali Zoo, and Bali Safari & Marine Park, all world-class wildlife facilities, dedicated to ecological conservation well as the delight of visitors young and old.

Families

As well as our child-friendly villas, LataLiana is well placed for several of Bali’s stand-out family destinations:

The 4 hectares of Waterbom Bali, rated as best waterpark in Asia and in the world’s top three by TripAdvisor is less than 6 km south of LataLiana; while to the north the iconic Finns Recreation Club (previously The Canggu Club) has recently been transformed into a family paradise, complete with Cubby House Kid’s Club, Bounce Trampoline, Strike Bowling and Splash Waterpark, not to mention plenty of pampering for parents.

Sport

The Finns Recreation Club also houses world-class tennis and gym facilities, while a little further north is the spectacular clifftop Nirwana Bali Golf Course, designed by Greg Norman.

Much closer to home, in fact right on your doorstep at Seminyak Beach, the famous Rip Curl Surf School has taken many a surfer from zero to hero during their stay; while the neighbouring Mesari Stables can organise lessons for all ages and rides along the beach, through local villages and across the rice paddies.

Cycling is another great way of exploring the countryside to get under the skin of the ‘real’ Bali – there are both adult’s and children’s’ bicycles available for guests at LataLiana.