Soak up the sun by the rooftop pool at the Balinese hotel with access to a beach club; breakfast included
The Hotel: Horison Seminyak Hotel
Sunsets on the beach like no other, Indonesian street food, and souvenir stalls, and local boutiques are all at fingertips of those staying at Horison Seminyak. This four-star hotel sits just a few minutes’ walk from Double Six Beach and offers rooftop sun decks, yoga, Balinese dance and music classes, and a beach club.
Groupies can unwind in the privacy of their rooms which boast 32 square metres of space, outdoor balconies, and all the modern conveniences including 42-inch flat-screen TVs, minibars, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. Guests embark on a culinary journey through local flavours at the ManiManika Restaurant, while cocktail lovers will be in their element during the daily happy hour.
The Area: Seminyak, Bali
Renowned as Bali’s core of all things luxury, upper-class and decadent, Seminyak is where the stylish set chooses to spend holidays on the Indonesian isle. Hugging the Indian Ocean to the west and Kuta to the south, the beach town is in the thick of all that the tourist hub has to offer while presenting a more refined experience for visitors. Classy day spas sit side-by-side with fashion boutiques, artisan galleries and handicraft merchants, while by night the area comes to life with a range of fine dining eateries, bars and clubs.
The neighbouring beaches of Seminyak and Petitenget are characterised by their grey sand, gentle waves and quieter atmosphere than that of Kuta and are well worth a visit to see members of the glitterati mixing with hawkers and families. Take a leisurely stroll down Jalan Seminyak and Jalan Double Six for countless shops, both glass-walled and street-side, for anything from designer knock-offs to printed kaftans, tailor-made clothing and luggage. When feet grow sore indulge in a massage at a premier spa-like Amoaras or Spa Venus Bali and then finish it off with some signature Balinese floral nail art.