The absolute best place to shop for souvenirs in Sanur, Bali is the beach. You can buy every imaginable Balinese souvenir such as your standard must have Bintang T-shirt, your Bintang stubby holder, children’s clothing, bottle openers, wooden carvings as well as all your bracelets, sarongs, fake sunnies, board shorts, Balinese face masks, wallets, hats…the list goes on and on.
What you need to do is make your way to the beach and go from there. There are loads of beach side vendors selling their wares up and downtime main pathway which runs parallel to the beach. Sure there are also lots of shopping options on the main tourist road Jalan Danau Tambling, but it’s so much more fun on the beach. The vendors are really friendly and as you would expect are very keen to engage with you in chit chat in the hope you’ll end up buying a souvenir.
The trick when buying your souvenir from these vendors is not to accept the first price. You have to bargain a fair bit here to get the price down to whats it’s true value should be.
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The added advantage of shopping for your souvenirs on the beach in Sanur is that there are lots of cafes where you can stop for a meal, cool drink, a snack or perhaps grab a seat and watch the sunset after a hard days bargaining. It’s all about having fun and buying some souvenirs from a friendly bunch of locals. Remember, you are supporting them by spending some money. It’s a win win!
If you would like to rent a Sanur holiday villa near the beach please browse this website or contact our reservation team. If your in other parts of Bali and would like to spend the day down by the beach in Sanur shopping, make sure you ask your villa or hotel manager to arrange a taxi or transport to take you there. Sanur is a 45 min drive from Seminyak and a 1 hour drive from Canggu.