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Shopping In Bali - Where To Shop And What To Buy

 
  • Bali, the island of forested mountains around possesses quite a number of serene and tranquil places to visit. According to those visited Bali, this island particularly hides a lot of things which make every visitor’s tour beyond imagination. One of the exhilarating activity people would like to never miss is shopping in Bali; each shop holds different handicrafts, both indigenous as well as international. Starting from clothes to food, the island extends a wide range of options to shoppers.

    The exhibition of many cultural, traditional and native items is extremely colourful, properly arranged and always you will get new good items from here. There are various local street markets, shopping malls, food courts etc that give you pleasure at its best. Ubud Art Market, Mal Bali Galleria, Sukawati Art market are a few of the most visited shopping corners of Bali.

    Here are the best places for shopping in Bali:

  • 01Kuta Beachwalk

    KutaBeachwalk is the newest addition to Kuta’s leisure alternatives. Occupying 3.7 hectares of land and a 250-meter street side near the end of JalanPantaiKuta, this remarkable complex stocks numerous shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities boasting international brands and franchises.

    The Beachwalk is a first for Bali, hostinga exclusive design that is to some extent a major departure from the typical mall.

    The Beachwalk complements the four-star Harris Resort Kuta Beach next door and the upcoming five-star Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort. Step into the Kuta Beach walk an easy stroll from the beach and get instant relief from the costal heat.


    Kuta Beach Walk is home to hundreds of luxury brands, dining options and restaurant franchises.

    Location: JalanPantaiKuta, Kuta

    Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  • 02Ubud Art Market

    The Ubud Art Market, locally referred to as 'PasarSeniUbud' is located opposite the thePuriSaren Royal Ubud Palace You will find this vibrant ethnic market open daily. Here you can find beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, baskets or hats, statues, kites and many other hand-crafted goods. Most of the goods found at the Ubud Market are made in the neighboring villages of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan and Peliatan.

    The location of the Ubud Art Market which is centered among the art producing villages, and being just opposite the royal palace which is a center point to Ubud itself, make it a strategic shopping place for Balinese handicrafts and souvenirs.


    This market is must visit destination especially if you’re going to pick up authentic Balinese souvenirs.

    Location: Jalan Raya Ubud main road, opposite the PuriSarenUbud palace.

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • 03Mal Bali Galeria

    Mal Bali Galeria is a large shopping complex centrally located at the SimpangDewaruci landmark and roundabout in Kuta. The sprawling shopping and entertainment complex boasts a ‘family mall’ concept, carrying a slogan of ‘enjoy, play, eat, shop’ making it the perfect one stop destination for a perfect family weekend at the mall. This mall has gained immense popularity as one of the favourites amongst locals and visitors.

     

    Apart from shopping and dining, Mal Bali Galeria is also a popular relaxation venue where different eventskeep popping up on its calendar of events. These mostly occur in its massive foyer referred to as the ‘dome’ with a stunning central fountain.

    Location: Jalan Bypass NgurahRai, SimpangDewaRuci, Kuta

    Timings: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM 

  • 04Discovery Shopping Mall

    Discovery Shopping Mall is one among the biggest shopping malls in Bali and the second largest shopping hub in Kuta after KutaBeachwalk. Located strategically and conveniently one of  Kuta’s main roads, and boasts a beachside location with an amphitheatre on the sands of Kuta Beach.

    The sprawling three-storey mall houses numerous fashion and lifestyle outlets from famous national and international brands, as well as various food and beverage outlets from a host of cuisine choices and styles, from fine dining restaurants to franchise fast food outlets.


    Location: JalanKartika Plaza, Kuta                                     

    Timings : Sun - Thu 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Fri - Sat 10:00 AM  to 10:30 PM

  • 05Visit Sukawati Art Market

    If you are looking for a souvenir of your journey to Bali, Sukawati Art Market is the place for you. It is one of the most distinctive markets in Bali where you can find some of the unique and authentic Balinese artworks. This two story market offers a range of handicrafts, sculptures, paintings, artworks and other items crafted by the hands of skilled workers. The market is always busy with tourists and locals alike. The list doesn't end here, one can write a complete travel guide on Bali.



    You can find colourful fabric and clothing on different stalls on the ground floor. You can buy beautiful paintings and artworks, figurines of birds, animals and famous people, handmade decorative items and aromatherapy incenses and candles and several other items at a bargain price.

    Location: The Sukawati Art Market is located pretty near to Batubulan’s performing art centres along the Jalan Raya Sukawati main road. It is twenty kilometres away from Denpasar.

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  • 06Bali Collection

    Bali Collection is a lavish shopping, dining and entertainment complex set within the Bali Tourism Development Corporation’s (BTDC) Nusa Dua tourism enclave.

    The Bali Collection’s interior hosts a variety of uniqueshops and brands, from international and national luxury fashion brands, to exotic traditional handicraft and souvenir outlets. The exterior retains Balinese architectural features.

    Various restaurants and food chains also fill the space of Bali collection and to liven up the atmosphere  regular live performances from an acoustic trio and a Latin band fill the air with tunes and melodies.


    Location: Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Complex, Nusa Dua

    Timings: 10: AM to 10:00 PM 

  • 07Celuk Village

    If you’re looking for incredibly handcrafted high quality gold and silver items boasting elaborate and intricate designs then Celuk Village is where you have to be. This is Bali’s major centre for goldsmiths and silversmiths. The main road of Jalan Raya Celuk is lined up with galleries and workshops.

    Almost all of the households in the village are homes to jeweller families and each Celuk villager possesses artistic skills in developing and executing intricate designs and varying patterns.

    You can visit this destination during the day and spend your day marveling at the process of designing elaborate items, learn the process and witness art in the making up close. You can also purchase the items directly from the  households.


    Right from beautiful jewelry, silver spoons, small curious and much more Celuk Village is your one stop shop for everything gold and silver.

    Location: Jalan Raya Celuk, Sukawati, Gianyar

  • 08Monkey Forest Road

    The route passing the famous sacred sanctuary home of the grey long-tailed macaques is what has been name “Monkey Forest Road”.

    From where Monkey Forest Road starts, rows of shops, boutiques and outlets throng its sides together with many guesthouses and hotels, restaurants and small day spas. Only a short distance further down, the forest sanctuary is located.

    Along Ubud Monkey Forest Road, there are numerous amounts of shops, some with clear signposts and some bearing only obscure objects and curios from behind single-glass displays. Most are art shops with selections of assorted handicrafts, antiques and alluring textiles from the authentic Balinese culture and tradition.


    Fashion, from men’s and women’s, to children’s wear can be found here. Along with international brands such as Ralph Lauren and Billabong.

    Location: Ubud Monkey Forest, Padangtegal Village, south of the main Ubudcentre.

  • 09Kuta Square

    KutaSquare, is like the Times Square of Bali, a delightful and abundant shopping arcade with lines of stores, café’s and throngs of tourists filling the streets. This two way avenue is flanked by rows of fashion outlets, hypermarkets, departmental stores, and plenty of dining options.

    You will come across surf retail outlets and top ranging sport brands as well as famous name brands. Designer items such as Armani, Gucci, Versace and Donna Karan New York highlight the street sides with posters and mannequins in glass displays. Local quality brands such as Animale, Milo’s and Body & Soul can also be found here. Local jewellers such as Suarti and high-end batik outlets also offer unique items to visitors.


    Location: JalanBakung Sari, Kuta

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  • 10Tegallalang Handicraft Centre

    The trip to Tegallalang is truly a treat for the eyes, with the many choices of handicrafts and colourful items on display, including paintings. This handicraft center boasts the longest stretch of art shops lined along giving it’s visitor an amazing view of vibrant and unique collections of traditional Balinese art and sculptures.

    Apart from the rows of art shops along the Tegallalang handicraft centre, the breathtaking rice terraces are famous for their impressive landscapes. Amazing rice paddies overlook hills and streams and are explored through pedalling or trekking to Tegallalang.


    Location: North of Ubud

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM