You can’t visit Bali without bringing a little piece of it home from the fabulous day and night markets, in the form of fashion, trinkets, jewellery or art.
In addition to its rich culture and glorious beaches, Bali is blessed with a plethora of fabulous day and night markets that offer everything from mouthwatering food to handmade jewellery, arts and crafts and souvenirs. The best part is you’re supporting the friendly locals while you shop under the sun or stars.
Where to find Bali’s Best Markets
There are markets in almost every town and village throughout Indonesia’s most travelled-to island, but we’ve narrowed it down to the best of the best. Which markets will you visit first?
Ubud Traditional Art Market
Known as Pasar Seni Ubud by the locals, the bustling Ubud Traditional Art Market is located directly across from the Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace, making it ideal for those staying at the luxurious Kayumanis Ubud Private Villa & Spa or Tanadewa Resort and Spa.
Here, you’ll find high-quality handcrafted wares primarily created by the friendly folk from the surrounding villages. From woven baskets, bags and hats to wooden carved furniture, silk scarves, handmade jewellery and colourful oil lamps, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a fun fact – if you’ve ever seen the movie ‘Eat Pray Love’, the Ubud markets feature in some of the scenes.
Kuta Art Market
Kuta is one of Bali’s most popular towns, so of course, its markets are going to be widely visited. Kuta Art Market is a beachside bazaar located adjacent to the Kuta sidewalk and within walking distance of multiple luxury hotels, including Hard Rock Hotel Bali.
You’ll find everything from jewellery to wooden instruments, clothing, sandals, Bali-themed souvenirs and so much more. The smell of delicious food wafts through the markets, and the beach is seconds away, making it a pleasant place to spend a day and support local artisans. Grab a snack and a smoothie, shop ‘til you drop, then relax on the beach before heading back to your resort.
Tegallalang Handicraft Center
Stretching more than 10 kilometres, Tegallalang Handicraft Center is one of the longest (if not the longest) markets in the world. Nestled in a rice-farming district near Ubud with a plethora of Ubud’s attractions, glorious hotels and wellness resorts nearby, the markets are certainly worth a visit. Expect to spend hours browsing locally produced knick-knacks, clothing, jewellery and accessories, woven crafts, colourful fabrics, bright artworks, eccentric sculptures and other local treasures.
The surrounding village and farmlands give you a glimpse into the rural Balinese lifestyle, while many roadside stalls offer young coconut drinks and coconut leaf crafts, so it’s worth having a look around the greater area too.
Nusa Dua Night Market
Also known as the Pasar Senggol night market, this vibrant market in Nusa Dua goes beyond what you’d expect from your average market. Held in the centre of the palatial Grand Hyatt Bali, this market doesn’t just have the usual fresh foods and wares made by local sellers, it also has a nightly cultural performance where you can witness Balinese dancers performing in colourful traditional dress. Peruse intricately-carved figurines, handmade clothing, cute accessories, jewellery, art, and handmade furniture.
Another major highlight of these markets is the mouthwatering food and drinks. Dine under the stars on authentic Balinese fare, feasting on everything from tasty snacks to desserts and suckling pig.
Sanur Night Market
Named the Sindhu Night Market by the locals, this trendy market is the place to go if you are looking to experience local Balinese culture and dine on some delectable street food. With a selection of spectacular accommodation nearby including Kayumanis Sanur Private Villa & Spa, and the beach just a couple of blocks away, you can spend a day exploring the thriving Sanur district or laying in the sun on the beach, then head over to the night markets for dinner. Indulge in authentic local cuisine with a range of snacks, meals, desserts, drinks and fresh produce on offer.
Besides the glorious foods, you can also pick up other amazing products including batik fabrics, household tools, fresh flowers, artwork, trinkets and more. This is one of Bali’s hidden gems.
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