Our 11 Favorite Markets in Bali
Best Markets in Bali
Ready to get shopping? We’re guiding you to 11 of Bali’s most exciting island markets.
What’s a holiday without a little souvenir searching? If you’ve done everything on your Bali Holiday itinerary, we have a plethora of authentic markets you’ll definitely want to visit. These markets are full of anything but knockoffs. Instead, handicrafts and handmade goods fill the aisles, giving you a genuine expression of Bali around every turn. Let’s get into the good stuff.
Ubud is one of the island’s most bustling regions, so it only makes sense there’d be a high-quality market amidst its confines. It’s just around the bend from the Campuhan Ridge Walk and is open every day from 8 am to 5 pm. Coconut bowls, silk scarves and banneton bags are all on offer at the Ubud Art Market for the shopping enthusiast in you.
At this market, it really is all in the name. Teeming with handmade crafts and wearable products, this is the place to go if you want to find something no one else has. Head north from Ubud into the Bali heartland and you’ll encounter a quieter, more authentic part of the island. It’s here that locals sell handmade furniture and hand-carved sculptures, among other notable treats. Spanning for more than 10 kilometers, the Tegellalang Handicraft Center is also one of the longest markets the world across.
Bracelets, Bali clothes and bags, oh my! This traditional-style market houses plenty of authentic goods that your family at home is sure to appreciate (but don’t forget to buy some goods for yourself, too). Shops and peddlers along the lanes have plenty to offer, and it’s up to you to decide which goods are coming home. Thanks to the market being in the less-touristy region of Sukawati, you can expect honest and affordable prices, but we still recommend negotiating for the best deal.
Bold beaded necklaces, waste-free totes, sun hats and wooden instruments are just some of the staples you’ll find at this Kuta landmark. Whatever the handicraft or souvenir, you’ll definitely have a blast browsing through the stalls in the Bali sun. Just steps from the beach, it’s laid out like a bazaar. Brand-name surfing apparel joins kitschy kids clothing for an eclectic array of buying opportunities. Feel free to negotiate a price with the friendly shopkeepers.
This is a place that allows you to search for the magic. A Denpasar staple, the Kumbasari Art Market is teeming with colorful, affordable goods. Finding the perfect gift is easy here, which you can probably attribute to the fact that there’s more than a thousand stalls across the market (all of which open at varied times, by the way). If you really need to, buying in bulk is always an option. Whatever you do, don’t forget to negotiate the best deal!
Talk about a high-quality array of eye-catching products! You can find The Flea Market in Seminyak, right by the beach in Jalan Oberoi. The whole thing is covered, which makes it perfect for a rainy-day outing. As for what you’ll find here, think handmade leather products and unique articles of clothing. Nothing is made for the masses, but everything is made with love and care of the island kind. Word of advice: this market is best experienced in the evening when it’s a bit cooler.
Next time you’re in Sanur, take a walk toward Sindhu Beach. Here, you’ll find a place called Benno’s Restaurant. Behind it lies a long alleyway of market stalls selling everything from wood carvings and Christmas decorations to clothing and accessories. The shopkeepers have a habit of striking up conversation with every passerby. Start at the fixed-price destination that is the No Bullshit Jenny Shop, and you’ll see what you ought to be paying for most items. From there, you can confidently haggle with whomever you choose at this Balinese market.
Jalan Oberoi’s Eat Street in Seminyak has a lot to offer, and the markets in Seminyak Square are just some of them. Trendy clothing for women abounds here, not the least of which are gorgeous kaftans, stylish jumpsuits and unique accessories. You may find the prices to be higher than Kuta counterparts, but you pay for what you get (quality!). Keep in mind that this destination closes the curtains at 5:30 pm each night, so it’s not the place to go for nighttime shopping.
Kuta is one of the most affordable regions for shopping in Bali. Poppies 1 & 2 are the street names for a couple of killer markets in Bali. You can access them from Ground Zero or the Kuta beach front. Board shorts and sunglasses, wallets and shoes, these streets have it all. Browse first and haggle second, but you’re sure to find a brag-worthy bargain ’round these parts. Beware that it gets busy, but it’s always a good time.
It’s time to head to Legian, just between Jalan Padma and Melasti. The markets in Garlic Lane are known for its low prices, thanks in part to the number of fixed-price shops settling down here. Walk along the streets and take a peek into any market stall that strikes your fancy. Whether you’re after bags or trinkets, it’s a souvenir lover’s paradise!
These markets nearby Double Six Luxury Hotel make for a seriously enjoyable outing. Soak up all the beauty in the form of jewellery, fashion and handbags. Expect to head beyond the knockoffs into truly unique territory. Amp up your island style with sandals crafted from quality leather. The double six market offers a relaxed environment with shop owners who are easy to talk to brings this spot to the forefront. If you have time, walk along nearby Jalan Werkudara as well.
Markets in Bali; The Essence of Bali in a Market
We did our best to share markets that best express Bali. With authentic accessories and traditional art filling the stalls, there’s no denying the complexity of these destinations. When you’re done with surfing, snorkeling and visiting some of the island’s best restaurants, a unique market will lend another round of excitement for the lot of you.
Bali Shopping Tours
Venture out on your own, or book one of our tailor-made shopping tours. Go shopping all the way, or combine it with a spa experience or cultural activity.