Bali is a paradise not only for its natural beauty but also for the unique tropical pieces and crafts that it has – all at more affordable prices than in other parts of the world. To help you find a variety of shops in Indonesia’s most visited destination, here’s my selection of favorite places to shop in Bali.
Places to shop in Bali – Bungalow Living
Bungalow Living is great for buying home goods like placemats, typical Bali golden cutlery adorned with coconut or pineapple, and wooden bowls. There you will find a bit of everything and it is a great store to buy gifts, such as the famous Balinese sarongs and rattan bags that are a hit around the world.
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Where to shop in Bali – Ubud Market
If Ubud is part of your Bali itinerary, you should definitely stop by the Ubud Market to buy the must-have rattan bags, sarongs, wooden items, or just take a look at the sheer amount of things that are sold here.
Where to shop in Bali – Beachgold Bali
I have been to Beachgold Bali during practically all of my visits to Bali. There you can find dresses, skirts, and light pants, all with tropical vibes that are a great choice to wear in the summer. Plus, their prints are unique and hard to find elsewhere.
Where to shop in Bali – Totem Store
This store is one of my favorites because it has cheerful colorful prints that are transformed into dresses, overalls, skirts, sarongs, bags, etc. If you’re in Uluwatu, stop by and grab a bite to eat at The Loft, one of Canggu’s restaurants that is also in Uluwatu, close to Totem Store.
Where to shop in Bali – Kim Soo
Kim Soo is a store full of several household items. Here, you’ll find the straw hats that everybody wants, as well as super cute little bags and fans to add to your Bali wardrobe. For those who don’t want to buy, go to the cafe they have which is very nice – great for husbands to spend time while their wives have a good time.
Where to shop in Bali – Bali Boat Shed
In Seminyak, Bali Boat Shed is easy to find with its vibrant front benches that are often with people taking pictures. But be sure to go to the store and check their collection – women’s and men’s clothing, sunglasses, and bikinis.
Where to shop in Bali – Salle Swim
Salle Swim is a great place for buying swimwear with different shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. If you forgot your bathing suit or want to get a new one, make sure to stop by and check their latest collection.
Where to shop in Bali – Island Soul Jewelry
One of my finds for buying silver jewelry in Bali, Island Soul Jewelry is a bit hidden but is on the street of Shady Shack, one of Canggu’s best restaurants. There you will be able to buy rings, necklaces, and bracelets made of silver, some with crystals such as amethyst and citrine.
Where to shop in Bali – Threads of Life
The Indonesian archipelago has several cultures that become evident in the fabrics produced on the country’s islands. If you don’t have time to visit all the islands, but want to appreciate the rich contribution of each place, visit Threads of Life. Here, fabrics from places such as West Timor, Sumba, Toraja, Sumbawa, and Lombok are collected in a fair-trade way. In addition, Threads of Life also offers workshops to learn about Indonesian weaving techniques.
Tips for visiting Indonesia
- Visa: for current information about Indonesia’s visa, currency, and other travel updates, please visit my post on What to Know for Visiting Indonesia.
- The best time to visit Bali is from April to October.
- Always carry some cash with you, as some places do not accept credit cards.
- In Canggu, you can get Grab and Go-Jek (apps that work like Uber). In Ubud and Uluwatu, the apps don’t work (because of local disputes), so you’ll have two options: rent a motorcycle, or negotiate with taxi drivers to take you to the places you want to go. There is also the option of booking a car with a driver at the hotel, but it can end up being the most expensive option if you don’t plan to travel a lot.
- Travel Insurance: I recommend purchasing travel insurance for every international trip, and the same applies to Bali. My recommended and used travel insurance tool is SquareMouth, a platform for searching for the best option amongst travel insurance companies. SquareMouth allows travelers to instantly purchase a travel insurance policy from every major provider in the US and it also makes clear each policy’s COVID-related coverage.
Best tours in Bali
- Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast: have an early start to your day on this tour to watch the sunrise from above the clouds at Mount Batur’s summit.
- Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour: this is one of the best tours to take in Ubud because you’ll see the Tegallalang Rice Terrace, visit the Sacred Monkey Forest, learn about Luwak coffee, and catch the sunset at Tanah Lot Temple.
- Best of Nusa Penida Tour by Fast Boat: on this full-day tour from Bali you’ll go to the heavenly Nusa Penida to see some of the main attractions of the island – the gorgeous Kelingking Beach and Broken Beach.
- Instagram Highlights Tour: visit the most Instagrammable places in Bali near Ubud. It includes Lempuyang Temple, Tegallalang, and Tirta Gangga.
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