Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort
What We Love
- Sunsets over the Straits of Bali
- Contemporary design
- The main pool has a sceney vibe
What To Know
- It’s sometimes hard to secure a lounge chair on the beachfront lawn
- Check in and check out on December 31 is not possible
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Glam beach retreat on Bali’s southwest shoreline, with a hip pool scene and rooftop restaurant
In the heart of the island’s trendiest beach community, the Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa merges the styles of East and West on the sun-drenched shorelines of southwest Bali. The resort’s architecture and design impress from the onset. The four-story, 60-room enclave is anchored by stark white pillars and divided by vertical wood slats that shelter expansive balconies. The floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to understated elegance inside, with rich dark woods and plenty of natural light. Its 60 suites feel modern and luxurious, with intricate lattice woodcarvings, traditional Balinese beds have been reimagined with Italian marble foundations, and private terrazzo tubs for two peer over panoramas of the Indian Ocean. The hotel’s main pool attracts a sceney crowd, eager to stand, pose and sunbathe in style. Two smaller pools (for Pool-Access Suites only) offer more privacy, but it’s the principal infinity pool that has the best ocean views—especially striking at sunset. The spa is first-class, specializing in traditional wellness treatments; the signature massage uses natural vanilla oil and is administered on the rooftop. Wild Orchid, the hotel’s main restaurant, serves traditional Thai and at MoonLite Kitchen and Bar you can indulge in a unique rooftop culinary experience with an evolving mood. Relax at the trendy bar lounge with an extensive selection of traditional, classic and modern beverages, including seductive cocktails and a well-stocked wine list.
In the Area
The hotel works with Tropicsurf, one of the world’s leading surf coaching schools. Book a private surf lessons for all levels, from absolute novice to advanced. Each of Bali’s beaches has its own character. Go beyond Seminyak to visit the world famous surfing capital, Kuta, or the downy sands of Legian. Visit the sacred temple of Pura Luhur Uluwatu to cast on a hilltop over the Bukit Peninsul and head back to Seminyak for sunset lychee cocktail at happening beachfront spot, Ku De Ta.
How to Get There
The rooms are lovely and the bed was extremely comfortable, The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful . Unfortunately the pool area did not meet our expectations as it was impossible to get a pool bed with an umbrella or in the shade, also many tiles are falling off the bottom of the pool and the surrounding areas were not highly maintained. The breakfast is served in the moonlight kitchen which was fantastic with amazing views over the beach, it offers a small buffet breakfast and À la cart menu which was of a high quality .
We had the ocean view room which was nice & big. The includes breakfast was amazing! The hotel wasn’t too crowded in April which was nice. Overall had a good time. I didn’t think it was spectacular or anything. I think we had higher expectations for a 5 star resort. We wanted to upgrade to the penthouse suite but it wasn’t available due to construction. I wasn’t impressed by the lunch & dinner menus, we ate outside most of the time. Don’t get a room below the restaurant on 5th floor because the music was very loud. We could also hear the chairs moving. We had to be moved to a room below the penthouse suites.
I highly recommend eating at La Plancha & Motel Mexicala. Food was amazing at both places.
We spent 4 nights in Ubud & stayed at Tejaprana. We had a valley view villa. This place was amazing!!
Next time I would look into staying at Ayana or Rimba @ Ayana. Rock bar & Unique restaurant are both amazing!!
This is the second Anantara property we’ve stayed at. And it was wonderful. The style of hotel was different to the Anantara resorts we’ve been too in Koh Samui and Sri Lanka but for a beach hotel it was great. The beach was peaceful in the morning however, Seminyak beach waters need a clean up. Hopefully, it’ll be preserved. The service at Anantara is always helpful, polite and accommodating. Our room was spacious and the outdoor hot tub is a sweet touch. Great location in Seminyak, 5 mins from Jl. Kayu Aya by taxi. Advice: always catch out from the street and insist on meter, don’t let them fool you. Food & drinks were good too but barely ate there other than brekky. When was a very good spread. No sad faces here 🙂
Good location on the beach. Nice restaurant at rooftop where you can watch the ocean and sunset. Rooms are spacious. Staff are friendly. 15 minutes walking to shopping and restaurants and supermarkets , pharmacies and clinics, and spas.
We stayed here for two nights in room 205 which is a suite with a king sized bed and ocean view. We were impressed with the hotel from the minute we walked in. The staff were all very kind and courteous and they provided all of us adults a ten minute neck and shoulder massage while waiting for the admin stuff related to the check-in which is a nice touch.
Our room was very spacious and had all of the amenities that we needed (hair dryer, coffee maker, kettle etc). The room was clean and everything was in working order. The ocean view balcony is really nice as it really gives you that feeing of having even more space in your room.
We had breakfast once at the main restaurant and the food was delicious.
What made this place amazing for us is the infinity pool looking out onto the sea and then being able to just walk out from the property onto the beach and play in the sea when ready for that. The beach does have life guards and there was some riptide in the area in front of the hotel and they advised that you should not swim there at that time.
On the beach there are lots of options for grabbing drinks, smoking shisha and other dining options should you want to go for a walk and spend time on the beach.
Another great aspect of the location of this property is you are in walking distance (5-10 minutes) from places where you can purchase your knock-off goods or go for inexpensive massages.
There is also an entertainer coupon for the property so if you are only staying in Seminyak for a couple nights, definitely worth it.