Ubud

Where to shop in Ubud?

Arts and crafts, paintings, pottery, textiles, wood carvings, sarongs and jewellery it’s all here in Ubud. Forget surfing labels or international brand names, Ubud is all about local Balinese artists selling their wares. So definitely spend a day browsing the most gorgeous shops you will find in Bali.

Walking around Ubud is where you will find more traditional style shopping and you can buy locally made products from artisans. These can range from mass produced sarongs through to the finest hand woven garments, intricate carvings and custom designed jewellery. Ubud has them all, centrally located within the confines of a few streets. If you love your arts and crafts, Ubud will be paradise.

In Ubud most items are fixed priced but in other cases, like buying a painting you might need to put your bargaining skills to the test here. You don’t want to pay more than you have to, so make sure with most things you buy you do try to bargain.

The main streets, such as Jalan Raya Ubud,  and Monkey Forest Road in Padangtegal is where you will find the largest concentration of fashion boutiques and local vendors selling a range of your typical Balinese souvenirs right through to quirky, unique items you will only find in Ubud.

Following are some great shops that will help you get the most out of your Ubud shopping adventure. These are only a handful. Our advice is to spend time ambling around the area, taking your time and going to shops that take your fancy. Here it’s all about the cosy, quaint shops and the friendly local artists. Shopping in Ubud is not so much about buying things, it;s about an appreciation of the cultures and the Balinese way of life.