Your Guide to Bargain Shopping in Bali

Your Guide to Bargain Shopping in Bali

Hand-painted tote from a market in Nusa Dua ($14 USD)

Like on most multi-destination vacations, I constantly wondered where I’d find the best deals on our trip. I did as much research as I could  – asking friends and perusing blogs – and heard various recommendations. After deal-hunting in South Kuta, Ubud, and Canggu, the answer is clear: Ubud is the one-stop shop for all your Bali goods. 

To give you a better idea of how much luck I had shopping in Ubud – I spent $63 USD on 16 items, which included paintings for $3, dresses, tops, and pants for $2 each, and jewelry pieces for $4. The most I spent on a single item was the tote pictured above for $14. In hindsight, I could’ve gotten it for cheaper in another location, but I’m glad I got it when I did because I never came across those specific colors again during my trip.

9 Days in Bali

9 Days in Bali

I don’t think I’ve had a more diverse vacation than the one I had on the magical island of Bali. From the end of August to early September, my boyfriend and I traversed 3 locations on the popular destination and fit numerous activities into a week and a half that we were told should be reserved for 3 weeks. It was 9 days of discovering rich Balinese culture, delicious food, lively markets, and dreamlike beaches. I was hoping to fit our experience into one blog post, but have so much to say that I’ve written separate posts on food and shopping. Here is a summary of our wonderful stay that will hopefully help future Bali travelers in their vacation planning…