1. Seminyak & Legian
2. Upmarket streetside
Amongst the scattered, smaller shops, especially in Seminyak (Jl Kunti, Jl Drupadi, Jl Petitenget and Jl Raya Seminyak) you’ll find small boutiques with contemporary originals from local designers. Fresh and feminine beach kaftans, originally crafted fabrics, great sarongs and bikinis, ranging from good value to high-end.
When it comes to pasars (markets) its best to run for the hills. Ubud’s market, renowned as Bali’s artistic hub, sells handcrafts, clothing, souvenirs, vegetables and spices, and buzzes with visitors and locals. On Monkey Forest Road, which circles Ubud’s town centre, follow the one way street and pop into some fascinating little shops selling a selection of homewares, art, jewellery and all manner of unique curios. Lots of cafes and restaurants along the way where you can recharge your walking batteries.
Sukawati’s art market is the most interesting and best value markets in Bali. With a diverse range of local products, including handcrafts, beautiful textiles from both Bali and other Indonesian regions, paintings, baskets and Balinese umbrellas. Best place to buy handwoven sarongs, batik shirts and kebayas (traditional ceremonial dress for women). Have one made to order selecting your own fabric.