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Rapture in Bali: Sunsets in Seminyak

Tanya Andersen

Posted on May 10 2018

Our final stop along the way: the bustling hub of Seminyak. With its on-trend restaurants, sleek bars and beach clubs, it was the perfect way to end the trip. Arriving at our accommodation in the heart of Bali after a killer 4-hour transit time from Gili T, we were keen to jump into bikinis and the pool, preferably with (another) drink in hand. 

Hello, Ku De Ta! We adored this beach club's chill daybeds, beachfront view and the way it lights up the night as soon as dusk hits. This place knows how to get lit, literally. From there, we bar hopped from funky Mexican-themed club Motel Mexicola to hot as hell La Favela and then straight into bed. I'd call that a successful first day.  

Ku De Ta

Pictured: Ku De Ta Beach Club. Wearing: Aurelia Dress.

At first light, we made a beeline for popular Nalu Bowls. What a treat! I opted for the classic acai bowl while my pal went for a peanut butter blend. Nalu Seminyak has a relaxed vibe, offering low-key seating at the downstairs bar or head upstairs to the sit-down restaurant.

Pictured: Nalu Bowls. Wearing: Valencia Dress.

Brimming with energy after our healthy start to the day, it was time to explore. W Bali Seminyak had caught my eye, with its layered pools and beachside location. This is luxury accommodation at its best. Choose between day beds or a seat at the bar overlooking the water - pools in one direction and beach on the other. We enjoyed a coffee and dip in the pool and could've easily stayed here all day if there weren't more sights to see.

 W Seminyak

Pictured: W Bali Seminyak. Wearing: Valencia Dress. 

When I said I loved the Femme Mesh Swimsuit, I wasn't kidding. It made another appearance at the oh-so-popular Potato Head Beach Club, a short walk away. No trip to Bali is complete without paying a visit. Approaching its impressive Colosseum-esque walls, you're greeted by some of the friendliest staff around. My tip for this beach club: get there early or book your daybed in advance, as it fills up quickly. Spot secured, there was nothing left to do but spend the entire day eating, drinking, swimming and lazing about, ending in one of the most spectacular sunsets of the trip - in the pool, by the beach, drink in hand. 

Pictured: Potato Head Beach Club. Wearing: Femme Mesh Swimsuit.

The next day - the final of our vacay - I was up early to explore as much as I could. If you stay in the city hub, it's a short walk to Seminyak Beach, teeming with surfing schools and lined with beachside chairs including the well-known La Plancha. I opted for the pool over waves and Double-Six Seminyak provided, directly opposite the beach. This is an ideal location - close to the beach, clubs and a short taxi ride away from nightlife.

Pictured: Sunset at Potato Head Beach Club. 

It was a short trip, though, as I had breakfast on the brain. Though there were many options, Sea Circus was the clear choice. Their menu is loaded with delicious, healthy options, but give me coffee, fresh smoothies and avocado on toast and I'm happy. Satisfied, I spent my final hours browsing the nearby shopping spots.

Pictured: Breakfast at Sea Circus. 

From there it was back to Denpasar to catch our flight home. From luxury beach clubs to trekking the streets, I'm all for sunny island vibes. One thing's for sure: Bali, we'll be back.

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