Bali’s Best Shopping Malls
Shopping Malls in Bali
Are you coming to Bali all excited about the prospect of shopping after a lazy beach day? You’ll be surprised and delighted at the variety and the number of shops on this Island. Here’s our take on Bali’s Best Shopping Malls:
Beachwalk Shopping Center
Kicking off the list of Bali’s best shopping mall is Bali’s most popular shopping mall, located right in the heart of Kuta’s popular beach road and probably the best place to go on a shopping spree. Not only will you find some of the world’s most popular designers and retail brands, from Kate Spade and Michael Kors to H&M and Zara, the open-air mall is also home to a plethora of restaurants and a food court. Whether you’re in for pasta, sushi a burger or traditional local cuisine, one can definitely satisfy his hunger here. To top things off, you’ll find the mall’s cinema on the second floor; ideal to bulge out after your meal and to lift your legs in the comfy cinema seats.
Discovery Shopping Mall
A little bit further to the South, you’ll find Discovery Shopping Mall. This is one of the first shopping malls in Bali and is located across the street from Waterbom. You can also enter the mall from the other side, via the flight of stairs from the beach. That’s right, this mall also features ocean views and sunsets are gorgeous from its amphitheater at the Oceanside, an additional reason for this mall to make it to our list of Bali’s best shopping malls. You can buy almost anything at this mall, where shops are spread out over three floors, with Sogo Department Store being the centerpiece. When you need a break from shopping there are several coffee shops and restaurants to pick from.
Mal Bali Galeria
Bali’s most important traffic junction, Simpang Siur, connects the popular destinations of Kuta, Nusa Dua, and Sanur, and Mall Bali Galleria, another one of Bali’s best shopping malls, is strategically located at this busy junction. The MBG is perhaps the best place in Bali to buy books and furniture, but it’s also home to the island’s very first H&M store and boasts the Matahari department store. If you’re looking for more luxury brands, then you’re at the right place at T Galleria by DFS, next door. As tax-free stores are usually operated at airports only, note that you will not receive your purchased goods until departure; your merchandise will be delivered to you at the departure gate. MBG also houses the Galeria 21 Cineplex, the island’s premier cinema complex, showing the latest blockbusters.
Nusa Dua is often regarded as an upscale part of the island, home to numerous luxurious five-star international hotels. Following suit to its five-star location, Bali Collection offers a high-end, open-air, shopping experience, in Balinese ambiance and is therefore considered one of Bali’s best shopping malls. Spread out over eight hectares, you’ll find various eating spots and places to chill out, mixed with international and national luxury fashion brands, from Prada and Dolce & Gabbana to Uluwatu. The mall is also home to a small Sogo Department Store and several massage salons. The atmosphere is very laid-back and it’ll never be as crowded as the malls in Kuta. Mind you, you’re in a five-star destination, so prices are a little higher in this shopping mall.
Seminyak Village is one of the newer malls in Bali and Seminyak’s only proper mall. You’ll find the two-story shopping center tucked away in this shopping paradise’s side roads, right behind Seminyak Square. A perfect location, in the middle of town, and therefore considered one of Bali’s best shopping malls. The mall features a good mix of international and local retail brands, one of its highlights being Indonesian Emporium, offering an exquisite collection of local Balinese handicrafts. When it comes to food and beverages, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from to satisfy the inner man (or inner woman). The mall is only a stone-throw away from Seminyak’s finest dining and entertainment places, such as Potato Head, Motel Mexicola, and SeaCircus.
Samasta Lifestyle Village
Another open-air favorite on the island, Samasta Lifestyle Village is located adjacent to Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran. This place is heaven for foodies and shopaholics alike, where you find a wide variety of shops, restaurants, entertainment and a supermarket. Every weekend there are Balinese dances and live acoustic performances at one of Bali’s best shopping malls, and salsa dances take place on a regular basis. This unique lifestyle concept breaths tropical vibes, with hundreds of trees living on the 3,3-hectare grounds and a colorful water fountain in the center of the mall. Here, you’re also at the right address if you have to buy local souvenirs. There’s a small Oleh Oleh Krisna shop, which is so much nicer than the overcrowded big sister shop in Kuta.