Bali’s best shopping streets cross the island’s most popular resort areas, such as Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, as well as the central resort and cultural destination of Ubud. These are perhaps the busiest trails in each region, where you can stroll pleasantly and discover most of the hot spots and points of interest, including traditional art markets, fashion boutiques, shopping malls modern shopping and art galleries.
Besides the colorful range of shops you can find along these roads, some of these large pedestrian streets in Bali also feature an eclectic mix of restaurants, roadside cafes and lively bars that serve everything from light bites and a warm mix of local and international dishes. Cooking at a good cold Bintang to cool off on your shopping adventures or leisurely walks. We have compiled the best shops, restaurants and pedestrian streets in Bali below to help you get started.
1. Jalan Pantai Kuta
As one of the main streets in Kuta that links several other routes and shortcuts, Jalan Pantai Kuta is perhaps the most recognizable pedestrian street. Half of it is even parallel to the range of the same name. The one-way street follows the end of Legian’s main night and shopping street, Jalan Legian. It starts at the so-called “corner Bemo” intersection, where you will find many small souvenir shops, spas and art kiosks.
Although you are more likely to start on the sand of Kuta Beach, the half length of the street that leads to the beach is also worth exploring, with its mix of local art shops, jewelry shops , stores of international surf brands and cafes.
2. Jalan Raya Ubud
Jalan Raya Ubud is the main street running through the center of Ubud, with both sides dotted with a mix of fashion boutiques, batik and antique galleries and local art shops. A central landmark here is the Ubud Art Market, just opposite the Royal Palace of Puri Saren. The total length of Jalan Jalan Raya Ubud stretches for approximately 2 km.
Your walks here will usually include tours and several stops around the hub, as there are several landmarks other than the palace to explore. It is easy to navigate the many interconnected side streets of Ubud, which are themselves dense, small shopping streets
3. Poppies Lane
Between Kuta and Legian, there are 2 Poppies Lanes which serve as shortcuts to the two areas. Poppies Lane is also popular for its selection of budget stays, especially if you’re looking for a cheap guest house, homestay or losmen (hostel), right in the middle of Bali’s 2 most popular beach areas . From here you can easily reach Kuta Beach, or the vibrant center of Legian nightlife, all within a 15-minute walk.
The alley was named after the Poppies Bali restaurant, which has existed since the early 1970s and is believed to have been developed by former Californian restaurateurs.
4. Jalan Monkey Forest
Jalan Monkey Forest is a one-way street in Ubud which follows further south of Jalan Hanoman. It runs in the main city center of Ubud, opposite the royal palace of Puri Saren and the famous art market of Ubud. From where Ubud Monkey Forest Road begins, rows of shops, boutiques and outlets line its sides, as well as numerous guest houses and hotels, restaurants and small day spas.
The Monkey Route connects the main shopping area to the famous satellite streets of Ubud, Jalan Hanoman, Jalan Sugriwa and Jalan Jembawan, all located southeast of the city center.
5. Jalan Legian
Jalan Legian is the main pedestrian street in the second most popular resort after Kuta, lined with a good variety of shops, bars, hotels and clubs. The street connects Kuta and Seminyak. Several alleys, including Poppies Lane (I and II) and Garlic Lane, branch off to the beach from this street. This is where you will find most of Legian’s shops and restaurants. You can practice your negotiation skills while jumping between the many small art shops. There are branded outlets offering fixed price purchases, but you will also find countless promotions at reduced prices.
6. Garlic Lane (Jalan Sahadewa)
Garlic Lane shopping street owes its name to a restaurant of the same name on Jalan Sahadewa, one of the narrow side streets away from the main roads of Legian. This 200 meter long route offers a wide variety, including art shops, DVD stores, fashion boutiques, wood carving galleries and more. The alley is part of the regular commercial walks through Legian, connecting the Jalan Padma lined with restaurants and the Merta Nadi art market on Jalan Melasti.
7. Jalan Raya Seminyak
Jalan Raya Seminyak is the main pedestrian street in the resort of Seminyak, where you can find an eclectic mix of local and international fashion boutiques, galleries and art shops alongside cafes, bars and restaurants. The shopping street is where the north end of the Legian shopping street ends and where the wider road begins lined with household goods and Kerobokan decoration galleries.
8. Jalan Danau Tamblingan
As Sanur’s main street, Jalan Danau Tamblingan is just a short walk from Pasar Sindhu central market. From here you can enjoy a pleasant walk along about 300 meters of local art shops, fashion boutiques, galleries, bars and cafes during the day.
The art shops here are very similar to what you will find in Kuta and Legian, with art and craft items of varying price and quality. The shops and restaurants are mostly side by side, and you can easily drop by a shaded table for coffee, snacks, or ice cream during your shopping spree.
9. Jalan Petitenget
The Jalan Petitenget pedestrian street crosses the northwest part of Seminyak and the south part of Kerobokan, and this is where you will find the good beach clubs, restaurants, bars and fashion shops of both areas. The street takes its name from the ancient beach temple – an exotic cultural feature, unlike the modern hotspots that now dominate this upscale beach area. There are different points of interest that you can come across during your casual walks in this popular part of Seminyak.
10. Jalan Raya Kerobokan
Jalan Raya Kerobokan is one of Bali’s must-see destinations for household goods, decoration, furniture and works of art. While the adjoining side streets of the Kerobokan area are lined with rows and rows of roadside shops selling antiques, glassware and statues of different shapes and sizes, your shopping strolls usually start on this main street. Ideally, this is a continuation of the north end of the Jalan Raya Seminyak fashion store.
The junction that forms the southernmost end of Jalan Raya Kerobokan is a convergence of 2 other main streets: Sunset Road, and the popular food street of Jalan Kayu Aya (also called Jalan Laksmana or Oberoi Street).