When planning a trip to Bali, people usually look for its charismatic sandy beaches and plush resorts but the charming colours of the marketplaces in Bali often get overshadowed which are indeed some of the essentials to complete your Balinese experience in the city. The marketplaces in Bali are the epitome of vibrant culture and busy city life in the city. Places like Kuta, Ubud, and Denpasar are some of the most preferred destinations for shopping in Bali, witnessing millions of tourists each year to their marketplaces. From traditional handicrafts to authentic clothing, there is much more you can take back home other than some colourful pictures in your gallery.
We have compiled a list of some of the best shopping places in Bali which you certainly cannot miss:
Marked as the Oasis in the heart of Kuta, Beachwalk has an extensive blend of both shops selling domestic items and international shops leaving tourists with no more demands. From Adidas and H&M to eating joints like Burger King and Cafe Sardinia, this place has got everything covered for a complete shopping experience. The shopping centre boasts a resort-like design offering splendid views of the ocean and lush greenery around. Apart from shopping, it is a centre for cultural programmes and shows which is another reason for you to consider Beachwalk for your shopping deeds.
This busy market located at the entrance of the Gianyar Regency is an epicentre for gold and silver handicrafts. Here, you can find varieties of jewellery ranging from necklaces, earrings, rings, hairpins and much more at reasonable prices, everything produced within this village. Many entrepreneurs from abroad source silver art from the village to resell it under their brand name, the quality of silver art is that good. Offering a plethora of gold and silver work inspired by Balinese art, this place proves to be perfect to shop for some presents for your mothers and wives.
Tourists visiting Bali always have the Monkey Forest in Ubud at the top of their bucket list many miss the shopping experience at the market around it. Strolling through the market, you’ll find shops selling traditional handicrafts, antiques, and colourful textiles proving to be a complete place for art enthusiasts. Toko Lagi is one shop in the market which is a popular choice of tourists for its antiques. For cloth shopping, you can head to Wardani Textiles to buy some authentic sarongs and sashes. In addition to this, the Jalan Hanoman market on the road introduces you to shops for international and local brands with varieties in bed and table linen, bags, and dresses. A shop named KOU Bali Shop located on Jalan Dewi Sita sells yummy homemade jams and organic soaps.
Whether you have plans to add new crockery to your kitchen or wish to gift your loved ones a beautiful vase on your return home, the Jenggala market in Jimbaran has got everything covered for you. From ceramic cutleries and fine glassware to picture-perfect artworks, this marketplace has got everything you need to add an elite touch to your home. The range of products includes cups and mugs, wine glasses, serving plates and bowls, flower vases, and soap dispensers. The list goes on and on and you’re likely to pick everything.
The Kuta Square is an all-in-one place having everything from fast food chains to famous brand outlets providing for a long shopping day in Kuta. From luxury brands like Gucci and Versace to Nike and Adidas for the sports geeks, there is everything for everyone. If you wish to shop for some souvenirs to take back home then you should not miss out on checking out the Matahari Department Store. Apart from this, there is a huge variety of eateries including fine restaurants like Dulang Kafe and Kori Restaurant & Bar to fast food joints like KFC and Burger King, so there’s no compromise on enjoying some finger-licking food.
Another addition to the list of markets which sell all the essentials you’re looking for, the Ubud Art market has every insta-worthy item on offer ranging from handbags and homeware to colourful sarongs. This market tests your bargaining skills to the fullest as there are no price tags on the items and you need to negotiate with the seller on a fair price. A small tip, try buying multiple items from the same shop to get good prices for the items you’ve bought. Apart from this, you’ll find a wide range of Balinese handicrafts and souvenirs to take back home.
This buzzing market in Kuta is a hot place for shopping for groceries in the early morning before transforming into an art market later in the day. Known locally as The shopping area is known locally as 'Pasar Seni Desa Adat Kuta’, meaning ‘Art Market of the Kuta Traditional Village’, the market is made up of six shop-houses and a variety of booths. The market is known for selling an extensive variety of products from fake leather shoes, t-shirts, and sandals, to colourful sarongs at pocket-friendly rates. In addition to this, you can relish local snacks from the bustling food stalls.
From interior ornaments, furniture, and typical Balinese curios to fine jewellery, there is much more to the Tegallalang Handicrafts Village which draws tourists visiting Bali in masses every year. Even if you feel like shopping, this colourful market is perfect for a stroll witnessing pieces of art and craft. In the middle of lush green paddy farms and forests, this lively market is a great getaway from the usual environment of Bali.
The go-to market for fresh commodities from fruits and vegetables to meats and poultry, the Badung Market located on the eastern bank of Badung river in Depansar is a pocket-friendly market for all your basic needs. If you’re putting up near Depansar for some time and need utilities for your kitchen then this market covers everything from kitchen utensils and household items to fresh groceries. The good thing about the market is that it's open 24 hours a day.
This market in Denpasar composes of a three-storey building consisting of more than 800 traders, with lower floor sellers selling fruits and vegetables in the morning while the upper floor sellers sell clothes and household items. During the nighttime, the market transforms into a foodie heaven selling authentic Chinese, Javanese, and Balinese cuisine. Food lovers come in masses to taste the famous pork fried rice and Balinese chicken rice, the famous lamb dish known as ‘Rawon’, and a green curry called ‘Soto. Once you’re done finishing your food do not forget to leave some space in your tummy for some sweet delicacies like Lak Lak and Serabi.
Krisna Bali Souvenir Shop located in Kuta is one of the biggest souvenir shops in Bali selling accessories, handicrafts, keychains, and beach fabrics. All items are sold at fixed prices but it is always worth trying your luck at bargaining for a lower price. The store is open 7 days a week from 8 in the morning to 10 in the night time. They have a store in Denpasar and Singaraja as well.
Heading to one of the most crowded markets in Kuta, the Jalan Legian Lane has a name for its vibrant nightlife and party atmosphere. Apart from various lively clubs and bars, there are many options for people who are here for shopping. During your time on the street, you can shop for beach clothing at prices which don’t make a hole in your pocket. The lane’s proximity to the famous Kuta Beach makes it a top choice among tourists. It is best to visit the lane after 11 in the nighttime to make the most of the shopping experience.
The list of the best night markets in Bali features the name the Gianyar Night Market which is a paradise for food lovers selling traditional Indonesian and Balinese snacks. You can treat your tastebuds with some scrumptious dishes including the local favourite Babi guling and bakso before moving on to desserts like klepon to satisfy your sweet cravings. In addition to the endless options for food, you can also pick household items, toys, and jewellery from the market at affordable rates. The market opens at 5 in the evening and closes at midnight.
Don’t go by the name. This bustling market in Legian is a 200-metre-long stretch comprising shops selling designer clothes, wooden carved antiques, paintings, and DVDs making it a worthy alternative to the famous Kuta Art Market. The Billy’s Bar and Restaurant is a great spot to sip into some icy Bintang before heading to Melasti Street for shopping. The street opens daily from 8 in the morning to 9 in the night time.
Another addition to the list of night markets is the Sanur Night Market where you can shop for some authentic Batik fabrics, and textiles before trying some mouth-watering Indonesian street food with a local fusion. The major highlight of the market is its extensive variety of food and drinks which is available at pocket-friendly prices. Starting from lip-smacking seafood like grilled prawns and fish fillets to Indonesian bakso and chicken skewers, the market covers everything for a foodie.
This fresh market located in the North of Seminyak is a haven for buying fresh tropical fruits at low prices. Many resorts and hotels acquire fruits from this market which justifies the quality of items sold here. During the night, you’ll find food stalls selling the traditional bakso, rice porridge, and chicken satay. If you’re looking for your bowl of fruits in the morning then this market might be the best option for you of all. The market opens at 5 in the morning and stays open till midnight.
If you’re living away from Kuta and Denpasar, then this art market in Ubud might be the right choice for you to shop for some authentic Balinese sarongs, handmade bags, and Kamasan-style paintings. With so much art and craft on display, you won’t fall short of options of souvenirs you can take back home for your loved ones.
This market in Denpasar is a go-to place for handicrafts and paintings and comprises a 2-storey building full of shops selling traditional textiles, pieces of art, and electronic items. The market sells souvenirs including keychains and silver sculptures which you can take back on your way home. You can visit the market anytime between 9 in the morning and 5 in the evening.
The Seminyak Village much like the Beachwalk in Kuta is a large modern marketplace consisting of restaurants and cheap to luxury shopping outlets. The rooftop offers panoramic views of the Seminyak surf. From well-known fashion brands to local brands, everything can be found under a single roof. After hours of shopping, you can relax at the Spring Day Spa for a soothing massage session. You can visit the place anytime between 10 in the morning and 10 in the evening.
One of the largest shopping malls in Bali featuring a 3-storey space, the Discovery Shopping Mall houses several fashion outlets from renowned local and international brands. Having a location next to the beachside, the mall features an amphitheatre on the sands of Kuta Beach. Some of the famous brands you can shop for include The Boutique, Nautica, DC, Quiksilver, Body N' Soul, and Polo. The place often announces Saturday Movies under the Moonlight at its amphitheatre, so this is another element to look for.
This market sets up for the local public and tourists only once a month. Featuring more than 150 stalls selling jewellery, art, beachwear, and homeware from independent designers, this market is one of the most happening places to shop in Canggu. Drinks and live performances from local artists add to the party vibe of the place.
Another happening mall in Kuta, the Mal Bali Galeria is a one-stop shop for shopping from some of the famous brands including Bulgari, Cartier, Calvin Klein, TAG Heuer, and Versace catering well to your luxury shopping temptations. The mall also features the leading national Gramedia bookstore chain where bibliophiles can look for their favourite novels to read. The Matahari Bali Galeria department store and the Hypermart are perfect places to shop for essentials at cheap prices.
The Joger Bali originated from an anonymous shop located on Jalan Sulawesi No. 37, Denpasar owned by Joseph Theodorus Wulianadi who gave the shop its name ‘Joger Bali’. This place today is a talk in the town for its extensive collection of souvenirs including keychains, mugs, t-shirts, and slippers. Interestingly, Joger is the only place in Indonesia selling reverse clocks so make sure you get yourself one on your next visit. The shop witnesses customers in masses during the holiday season so plan your visit accordingly.
This place serves as an all-in-one spot featuring a department store, a supermarket, and numerous outlets of clothing from famous brands including Bamboo Blonde, Blue Glue, Levi’s, Polo, and D&G. Apart from the wide range of shopping options, this place hosts live performances from acoustic artists. Once you’re done shopping, you can dig into some mouthwatering local cuisine including the famous babi guling and nasi campu. This marketplace in Nasa Dua opens its doors for tourists from 10 in the morning to 10 in the night time.
If your body runs on coffee then Bali has a place for you to shop for some authentic Kopi Luwak which is a special type of coffee consisting of partially digested coffee cherries. Kintamani coffee farms are the best place to shop for this variety of coffee. The region also encompasses some insta-worthy cafes including the likes of Montana Del cafe and Tegukopi serving you freshly brewed Kopi Luwak coffee.
We’re sure this list does justice to the fact that Bali is indeed a shopping paradise for every traveller. With markets like Tegallalang Handicrafts Village, Ubud Art Market, and Kuta Art Market for fine handicrafts and souvenirs to modern marketplaces like the Beachwalk and Discovery Shopping Mall for luxury shopping, the city caters to the needs of all kinds of tourists. Night markets like Sanur Night Market and Kereneng Night market serve as hotspots for foodies who wish to explore Balinese cuisine to the fullest. With all this, the markets in Bali leave no stone unturned in providing a memorable shopping experience to its visitors.
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