Shopping in Sanur is a laidback and easygoing affair, much in line with the general character of this quiet beach resort area. While the number of hotels and restaurants in Sanur overshadow the shops and boutiques that line its major streets, there are a select number of locations offering arts and crafts, fashion items and curios to take back home as a personal memento or souvenir.
While not offering an ample selection of shops when compared to Bali’s other resort destinations such as Ubud or Seminyak, Sanur still has its own bargains for you to discover. Your Sanur hotel or resort may host its own art gallery or boutique, but you can always venture out on an adventure along Jalan Danau Tamblingan, or right on the main beach footpath toward Sanur Beach’s colourful art markets. To help you decide, here is our list of the 10 Best Places to Shop in Sanur.
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Jalan Danau Tamblingan is Sanur’s major street, which runs north-south parallel to the eastern coastline. The 2.5km length is lined with various brand boutiques and small art shops run by locals. Between this street and the beach are some of the main hotels and villa resorts in the area. A convenient footpath provides a leisure walk right out of your hotel, and within walking distance is the traditional Pasar Senggol or local food market. The art shops mostly sell typical art and handicraft items of varying prices and quality – some even feature fixed prices to save visitors the usual haggling. Side streets branching off from Tamblingan also feature ‘hidden’ shops that might just have the knick-knack you are looking for.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-22:00
- Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur
The Sindhu Beach art market is a collection of small different art and souvenir shops that you can find at the beginning of your long strolls or cycling tours at the northern end of the Jalan Segara Ayu beach path, starting from the namesake street of Jalan Pantai Sindhu and for about 400m further south. The market area is less crowded when compared to those in the other beach resort areas in Bali. It is a small complex of shops that each offers a wide variety of clothing, sarongs, jewellery, woodcarvings and other handicrafts. There’s plenty to browse through and barter for, and there’s even a tailor onsite too.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-22:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Sindhu, Sanur
Hardy’s is the largest supermarket in the Sanur proper, and is a great shopping option for groceries and daily necessities, especially if you happen to be staying at a villa in Sanur with a kitchenette as part of its amenities, where you can cook for yourself. There’s just about a bit of everything inside, from clothing, fruits, vegetables, meats, breads, a medicine counter, alcoholic beverages, a bookshop, souvenirs, DVDs… you name it. Frequented by locals and visitors, Hardy’s is the go-to, fixed prices shopping place in Sanur for all your basic needs, as well as a quick stopover for snacks and drinks at local prices.
- Opening Hours: 08:00-22:00
- Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan No136, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 256 990
Atlas South Sea Pearl is one of the notable pearl producers and jewellers of white and golden cultured pearls. With one of its pearl farms in the coastal village of Penyambangan in North Bali, where it also offers eco-tours to see its natural and environmentally friendly pearl husbandry, Atlas South Sea Pearl focuses on certain types of pearl; namely, white, silver, and south sea gold. The company has several outlets in Bali, and one of their premier stores is right on the Ngurah Rai bypass in Sanur. Here you can admire the vast collection of pearl jewellery crafted by an international team of designers who combine the pearls with 18-carat gold and sterling silver, together with mother-of-pearl and a variety of shells. Each purchase is accompanied by an authenticity certificate.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00
- Location: Pertokoan Sanur Raya 18-19, Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 121, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 284 455
The Balinese feminine figure and founder behind one of Bali’s famous silver jewellery empires, Desak Nyoman Suarti, has expanded her jewellery showcase with the Suarti Maestro Gallery in Sanur. It serves as a one-stop jewellery gallery, with a restaurant and a spa onsite. Besides her exquisite jewellery designs, visitors may also admire the wonderful home wares and ethnic arts and crafts items on display. The unique Balinese silver jewellery designs incorporate shells, precious stones and 925 silver. Spa-goers will love the wellbeing services, inspired by the Javanese royal palaces, or indulge in a comfortable restaurant serving light refreshments and full meals.
- Opening Hours: 07:30-22:00
- Location: Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai 311, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 288 739
Nogo Bali is one of the island-based companies that focus on a Balinese heritage textile that is exotic, elegant and versatile. Among its collection are fine hand-woven fabrics, as well as jewellery pieces, together with rare and antique samples that it keeps in a private collection. Fashion items in various colours and motifs, as well as bits and pieces that are ideal for home décor are on display. Nogo incorporates premium materials to produce the finest textiles with deep, vibrant colours that it claims will last for years. They make great exotic gifts and souvenirs, and with regular sale items on offer, you can always find a sought treasure among its selections.
- Opening Hours: 08:30 - 21:00
- Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan 104, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 288 765
The Sanur Sunday Market is one of the latest initiatives that brings together a multitude of merchants and local arts and crafts producers to display the best of their wares to the Sanur crowd, which comprises locals, expatriates and international visitors. The nice little layout takes place at the Sand Beach Club & Restaurant, and regularly features a farmers and craft market, where you can browse through a wide range of open-air stalls, offering breads, cakes, organic vegetables, cashews and granola, arts and crafts items, adults’ and kid’s fashion, jewellery, swimwear, toys, gifts and more. It is a great event to take the whole family to, just off the beach esplanade, where the kids can have fun with face painting, clay pottery making and creative crafts to be had.
- Opening Hours: Sun 10:00-16:00
- Location: Sand Bar & Restaurant, Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur
- Tel: 0812-1888-3343
This little boutique on the main Sanur street houses vast displays of artisanal products that are original and elegant, from traditional batiks that create chic living room backdrops or table runners, or bamboo vases dyed in rich colours. Interior décor items are inspirational and unique. Besides homeware, A-Krea also presents fashion items and accessories that follow in its unique patterns and motifs. There’s a large collection of printed textiles and woven bags and baskets in various shapes and sizes, and items made from seashells. Smaller items such as leather wallets and frames work great for gifts or simple things to bring back home.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-23:00
- Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan 51, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 286 101
Carlo Showroom is one of the longstanding interior design firms and boutiques located on Jalan Danau Poso. It showcases the innovative home décor items of Carlo Pessina, an Italian designer and long-time Sanur resident. The showroom features the unconventional design alternatives of furniture, particularly in the use of exotic tropical materials, from bamboo, seashells and coconut. Some in the collection feature the unique use of the latter material as finishing for the designs, while others incorporate more innovative and exotic varieties. There are beds, cabinets, credenzas, chairs, and even smaller décor items that you could purchase to take home, such as bowls, boxes, ice buckets, lamps, trays and photo frames.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-22:00
- Location: Jalan Danau Poso 22, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 285 211
Rumah Fairtrade Indonesia on the main Sanur bypass is a shop that sells fair trade products from all over Indonesia. Inside are displays filled with organic cosmetics, oils, bowls, statues, jewellery, shawls, organic food, bags and pictures that you can purchase, knowing that the money goes to a good cause, supporting local producers. The items come from many places across Indonesia, with a great variety such as wooden crafts, statuettes, bowls and utensils, organic soaps and personal spa products, recycled items made from discarded plastics and unwanted household items, and even fresh organic produce that can be purchased on prior request.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-18:00
- Location: Ruko Griya Sanur, Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 283 555