Best Shopping Malls in Bali
Shopping may not have originally been on your list of Bali things to do, but the reality is that Bali is a shopper’s paradise that can lure in even the most reluctant participants to the wonders of the retail world. From traditional markets, to designer boutiques there’s something for everyone – and in the case of Bali’s shopping malls, all under one roof. Read on to find out more.
Shopping malls are one of many Bali things to do!
Seminyak Village is newly opened and located behind Seminyak Square on Oberoi Street. This central location, and range of shops makes itone of the best places to shop in Bali. The bright and airy air conditioned mall boasts more main stream labels as Lily Jean and Bamboo Blonde, as well as designer fashion boutiques like Farah Khan.
For foodies, be certain to check out Will Meyrick’s newest eatery in Bali, Tiger Palm. Some might already know Mama San, his other popular eateries and Sarong, so this new accession it’s something to get excited about. Tiger Palm serves authentic Malaysian dishes, and the restaurant provides both indoor air conditioned seating as well as outdoor seatingwhere one can watch the world go by with casual al fresco dining. Take the escalator or lift up to the second floor and you will find The Market, where adorable small kiosks are laid out like a market. Sellers contain The Wedding Store, Suntan Living, Bali Towel and more.
End a trip to Seminyak Village with some pampering at the roof top spa called Spring. The layout of this spa is designed to be social – so you can chat about your latest purchases whilst being pampered. If you time your visit for sunset, the roof top sunset view is sensational.
A Day at the Mall: one of the best things to do in Bali
Discovery Shopping Mall.
Discovery Shopping Mall is one of biggest malls in Bali and has one of the best locations – right on the beach at the south end of Kuta. This great location means that you can enjoy beach views whilst you shop or dine, and head straight down to the sandy beach afterwards. This big 3 storey mall houses various food and drink outlets, from a large number of cuisine options as well as many fashion and lifestyle outlets from well-known national and international brands.
The roadside entry of discovery Shopping Mall is along the Jalan Kartika Plaza and is difficult to overlook. The Waterbom Bali waterslide and leisure park is only across the road from the mall. Stores to be found at Discovery Shopping Mall include, Sogo Batik Keris and where you will get quality Indonesian batik. Trend factory outlets comprise The Boutique, Polo, Surfer Girl, Osh Kosh, CKF, Rara Boutique, Nautica, DC, Quiksilver, Bin House, Body N Soul, Bamboo Blonde, Billabong, 1 2 6, Hurley, La Senza, Guess, Esprit, Giordano and Remete.
For bags, shoes and accessories, there is The Small Things She Needs, Guess Accessories, Crocs, Polish, Puma, Skeechers, Superb, Single Effect, Adidas, Nike, Everbest, Sanuk, Sheila Namira, Milano, Sun Hour and Fine Time. The mall also sponsor an important electronics shop, Electronics City, as well as various outlets for children’s playthings, books, music and hobbies.
Kuta Beach Walk
A trip to Kuta Beach walk is one of the best things to do in Bali. This modern mall is a fresh addition to the leisure choices of Kuta. Located on Jalan Pantai Kuta, this stunning complex houses numerous stores, eateries and amusement facilities offering international brands and businesses. The Beachwalk is a first for Bali, sporting an original design which is to some extent an important departure from the typical mall. Although in one of the busiest areas of Bali, ample underground parking makes transport easy, and Beachwalk has rapidly become one of the top destinations in Bali for both local and international visitors.
Kuta Beachwalk is an easy stroll from across the road from the beach, and can be a great option for a respite from the heat. The wide central atrium features gardens and ponds, and sweeping curves around the buildings that encourage natural airflow, as well as mirroring the famous Balinese rice paddies. What’s more, eco friendly measures were implemented by the in its sustainable design, including minimal air conditioning in an unique rainwater collection system and open spaces.
Bali Malls – The Best Places to Shop in Bali
Mall Bali Galeria is among the biggest shopping centres in Bali. Arcades consist of the Galeria 21 cineplex, bookshops, fashion factory outlets, a Hypermart, various restaurants, memorabilia stores, and various scheduled exhibits in its atrium. The front section contains Planet Hollywood Restaurant, a duty free shop, the back is primarily the Matahari Bali Galeria. Besides dining and shopping, Mal Bali Galeria can also be a popular leisure place has a calendar of events including talent contests throughout the year. These mainly take place in its big atrium referred to as the dome with a big central fountain.
A mix of factory outlets and various different stores can be located inside the mall building. The Matahari Bali Galeria department store offers an assortment of fashion products at local costs, whilst the Hypermart is a supermarket carrying daily essentials. ACE Hardware in the western part of the building provides Do-It Yourself and home improvement products. Throughout the mall and around the atrium are numerous outlets, from dining areas to visual stores, beauty salons and branded sportswear. L’Occitane, The Body Shop, NCC Restaurant, Cafe Minka, Ryoshi, Kafe Betawi, Warung, Es Teller 77, El Salvador, sushi kiosk, Coldstone Ice Cream, Sour Sally frozen yogurt, Starbucks, Kidz Station, Roti Lad, J.Co Donuts, Crocs, Repair Design, King Koil, Maxim, Rumah Kita, Vinot life, and a lot more. On the second floor above the main dome amusement space you’ll locate the Gramedia bookstore.
Blending Balinese architecture with a modern mall creates a refreshing place to shop and the lawn and gardens at the center of the mall make for a great place to relax and take a break. Mall Galeria is located on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, next to the the huge Dewa Ruci statue of Simpang Siur roundabout and underpass.
When it comes to deciding what must do in Bali, a visit to a least one of the malls is highly recommended; with entertainment, dining and shopping all under one roof they provide the perfect option for all the family, and as much as we like the sun, sometimes it’s good to head inside and cool off for a while.
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