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Photo by Vicky Berman – A Couple TravelersIf you are planning next year’s holiday to Bali, there is much to consider. With so many interesting places to stay, you should take time before choosing your villa destination. Of all the places you can stay on this tropical island, Seminyak and Ubud are both excellent choices.
With that in mind, here is some useful information about both of these amazing places to help you make the right choice of accommodation.
The town of Seminyak is a little further down the coast from the busy resort of Kuta, which is the party capital of Bali. There is a wide selection of Seminyak villas available from an online holiday accommodation provider, and whether you prefer Seminyak or Ubud, they would have luxury villas in both towns. Seminyak is a great place to stay of you like quaint bars and restaurants, of which there are many, and the party town of Kuta is not far away, should you wish to dance the night away.
Seminyak is known for both spas and boutiques, so if you fancy being pampered, Seminyak is the ideal choice. There are many small independent boutiques that offer a wide range of designer clothing, and you can spend your mornings window shopping, while booking into a world-class spa for the afternoon. The luxury villas in Seminyak are truly world-class, and you can have a round the clock butler and your very own chef, which is certainly a luxury, and with onsite spa facilities, you won’t need to leave your villa resort.
This inland town is a very popular tourist destination, which is not far from Seminyak, and if you would like to stay in an authentic Balinese town, Ubud is the place for you. You have some scenic views of rice plantation terraces, which makes for the best backdrop for your accommodation. If you like arts & crafts, then Ubud is the place to stay, as it is very much regarded as the cultural centre of Bali. Here you can buy some wonderful art and handicrafts, including batik, which is a wax form of cloth dyeing that Bali is well-known for.
Ubud has many art museums and is also the place to see traditional Balinese dancing, and, of course, you simply must visit the Monkey Forest, where there is a unique temple, and, of course, many monkeys. If you really want to gain an insight into the Balinese way of life, you can hire a personal guide who will show you the very best local attractions, and they also have their own transportation, which makes things very convenient.
Both Seminyak and Ubud have their own unique ambience, and Ubud is in a quieter setting, and would suit someone who likes natural surroundings. There are online villa companies where you can make your accommodation booking, but remember to book well in advance, especially if you plan on going in the high season.