Shopping Petitenget


From Oberoi & Petitenget: how to smash it in the stretches of Seminyak

Roll up your sleeves and slip into a comfy pair of walking shoes: this is your complete guide to covering the grounds of Seminyak and Petitenget.

We’ve archived the best shops, spas, restaurants, nightlife venues and hotels in the area with the help of L’Hotel Seminyak’s chief butler, Gede, who not only pointed us in the right direction, but also clued us in on the unique culture of the Petitenget strip.

Ladies, you might want to hurl this one at your besties. And seduce them with a subject line like: “Why haven’t we done our girls trip to Bali yet, damn it.”

The best shopping in Seminyak & Petitenget

Mass-produced goods and fast-fashion takeouts that are high on price and low on quality is the staple shopping diet of the modern urbanite. The eclectic island of Bali, on the other hand, has become a mecca for top quality, hand-crafted and high-end fashion shopping.

Talented fashion designers from all around the world call Bali home, and many of them work with incredibly skilful local garment makers, as well as master artisans, to produce divine dresses, shoes, handbags and handmade products for the home.

If you can come to Bali and fight the urge to shop, we applaud you. For the average Joanne Normal, resistance is futile. Between treating yourself to a few spa treatments in Petitenget and enjoying the superb restaurants and nightlife on Oberoi, there’s a lot of shopping ground to cover.

The Seminyak markets, close to Oberoi are the definitive starting line for a shopping marathon – the kind that will leave you beaming with the smugly satisfied smile of consumerism. While the market itself doesn’t need much of a look in, taking this route and walking back up Jalan Laksama should see you hitting Café Bali for a perfectly timed mid morning latte.

MasterCards ready? These 5 luxe boutiques in Seminyak & Petitenget should be on any heavy wallet shopper’s itinerary.

The boutiques

Shopping in Seminyak: namu leather fashion Bali
namu leather fashion Bali


Namu is needed for stylish leather goods. Seriously, pay attention to their signature leather sandals. Designed with simplicity and made with extremely high quality leather, you’d expect to pay triple for a lesser pair made from pig skin leather in other parts of the world. A pair in every colour, size 8, s’il vous plait!!

Jl. Petitenget 234X, Petitenget, Bali 80361
Tel. +62 361 279 7524


Not surprisingly, Knit is known for beautifully draped knitwear dresses and jumpsuits that flatter curvy figures. The bare-walled store and no-frills racks of garments might not be the most enticing boutique to enter along Jalan Laksama, but if you’re in the market for buttery cotton t-shirts, dressed-up leggings and a large selection of versatile dresses – all at around IDR350,000 – 700,000 a pop – you could easily do all your wardrobe shopping here.

A18#1 Bali Collection, Jalan Laksama, Seminyak, Bali 80361
Tel. +62 361 778 482


Stylish street-wear and glamorous cocktail dresses inspired by the designer’s eclectic Brazilian and European heritage make Lily Jean a must do. Her contemporary style will take you from the beaches of Bali and right back to the city, where your friends will be squealing with fashion-envy, “Ooooooh… Wheeeere did you get That?!??” The answer to that question could easily be Paris, but hooray for us, it’s actually Bali. High style comes with a steep price tag of about US$100-300 per item, but hey – holidays! And these days you pay that for a mass-produced blazer at Zara, anyway.

Jalan Kayu Aya No. 102X Seminyak, Bali 80361
Tel: +62 361 7435717

Find more places to shop in Bali with our comprehensive Bali shopping guide.

The salons & spas

Where else can you get your spa and salon fix without flinching at the price list? Bali’s upmarket spas and salons offer the full suite of quality beauty treatments at a fraction of the price. From Shellac manicures to Brazilian blowouts and even teeth whitening, these are the best spas and salons in the Seminyak area that won’t break the bank.


Welcome to AMO, a utilitarian salon where you can afford to stock up on quality beauty treatments such as Shellac manicures, eyelash extensions, and waxing — at a wonderfully low price.  The service is professional and quick, but you will need to make an appointment because this spa in Petitenget is flat out in the afternoons and evenings. Did we mention the complimentary ginger tea and banana crisps? Sold.

Jalan Petitenget 100x, Seminyak, Bali 80361
Tel: +62 361 275 3337

amo spa petitenget


This is the Ferrari of beauty salons in Bali. From its ultra-glam decor to the range of world-class hair and beauty services, Christophe C. Hair & Beauty is for the princess within. Head to the Christophe clan for a Brazilian Blowout starting from just IDR2 million – a true necessity in a climate where hideous humidified hair seems unavoidable. This is the place to catch up on premium hair and beauty services whipped up for a decent price.

Jalan Kunti #9, Seminyak, Bali 80361
Tel: 0361 738025


L’Spa, on the other hand, is a pampering affair that offers Ayurvedic treatments such as Shirodara and Indian head massages. If massages aren’t doing it for you anymore (yes, “too-many massages” is an actual sentence, but we’ve certainly never used it), then L’Spa’s exotic treatments are for you. If you suffer from insomnia, or just low-quality sleep, these stimulating and regenerative treatments will work wonders.

Jalan Raya Petitenget No. 8L Seminyak, Bali 80361
Tel: +62 361 473 3147

The wining & dining

The wine and dine scene in Seminyak & Petitenget is all sorts of fabulous. Here, you can enjoy every cuisine under the sun and creative fine dining is more common than local street food. These restaurants serve plates that are a little more special than the rest.


Teatro is a sensational fine dining restaurant that fuses sophisticated twists on traditional French fare. Alluring flavours that linger on the palette accompanied by bold presentations and a top selection of wines keep swarve diners coming back for more.

 Jalan Kayu Aya Blok C No. 1-2, Kuta Utara, Bali 80361
Tel: +62 361 8700078



Need a little taste of Italy in Bali? Trattoria is your answer. With standout pizzas (arguably the best pizzas in Bali) and a quality lineup of starters and fresh salads, this is the perfect place for a spot of lunch in the midst of your shopping marathon.

Jalan Leskmana No 100x, Seminyak, Bali 80361
Tel: +62 361 737082


Gourmet Cafe lets you create your own salads and sandwiches, for those who know exactly what they’re after. This spot is known for its all-day breakfast menu and really good coffee. The can’t-go-wrong cafe of the area.

Jalan Petitenget No. 45, Kuta, Indonesia, Bali 80361
Tel: +62 361 8475115


The mouthwatering South American food is amazing, but it’s the line-up of visiting DJs and intoxicatingly delicious cocktails that really seals the deal. A great spot to hit if you fancy mingling with travellers and Bali expats alike.

Jalan Laksamana Oberoi 177x Seminyak, Bali 80361
Tel: +62 361 730010

la favela bali

Beach clubs and nightlife

In Seminyak and Petitenget, a jiving good time is available seven nights a week. Boasting some of the best beach bars in Bali as well as dimly lit New York style haunts, there’s a hot international DJ and a world class venue to suit every stay-up-late style.


Ku De Ta is an oldie but a goodie. Parties and events are always major, and always guaranteed to go off. On a normal day, the place fills up at sundown, but we prefer to come here for lunch, when it’s far less busy. The waves on Ku De Ta’s doorstep offer fantastic surfing, so if you’ve come to Bali with a partner in tow, this is the perfect spot to leave him while you go shopping.

Jalan Kayu Aya no.9, Seminyak, Bali 80361
Tel: +62 361 736969
(next to Hotel Oberoi)



Enter the host of the hottest events in Bali: Potato Head Beach Club. On a normal day, it makes a great all-day spot to relax with a few friends, but it can get overcrowded at sundown. Avoid the queue at the door and get in early for a killer spot by the pool.

Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali 83061
Tel: +62 361 4737979

potato head beach club bali

A dose of culture

No trip to Bali is complete without a balancing dose of culture. And so we share with you the curious legend surrounding Petitenget’s sacred spirit.

Petitenget Temple is a sacred and peaceful place of worship. The legend has it that a high priest from Java was on his way to Uluwatu from Tanah Lot when he found himself stranded in Petitenget. He felt the presence of a tormented creature following him, lurking in the shadows. The creature was lost and deeply unhappy, causing the local people to fall ill with mysterious sicknesses. So, the priest gave the creature a box to look after, and the creature obeyed. You’ll notice a small junction at Petitenget Temple – this is where locals worship the creature before entering the temple.

petitenget temple bali culture

Discover more of Bali’s unique culture by touring the regencies beyond Seminyak.

Where to stay: L’Hotel

L’Hotel is the only centrally located SLH hotel in Bali. This boutique hotel in Petitenget opened in 2012, and the level of personalised service is unbeatable. Every guest gets a personal butler, who is extremely clued-in on the best of nearby shopping, nightlife and culture.

If you need extra help (and hands!), you can also enlist the services of a personal shopper. What’s more, the L’Hotel operates a free shuttle that does the rounds between Petitenget and Seminyak throughout the day. It is everything you’d expect from an SLH member at a very reasonable price – JOY!

The lifestyle suites are superbly appointed with smooth bedding, oversized king beds and iPod docks (nothing like rocking out to your own tunes in the shower!). But it’s the little things that make us happy, like the shampoo, conditioner and facial cleanser by Kiehl’s.

The hotel is well located along Jalan Petitenget. After a deeply satisfying day of shopping, retreating to the sanctuary of the hotel’s rooftop Luna Bar for a sundown vino is simply sublime.

Jalan Raya Petitenget No. 8L Seminyak Bali 80361
Tel: +62 361 894 7898

If you're coming to Bali to shop and catch up on spa treatments, then L'Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the best fashion boutiques and spas that Bali has to offer.

Smart shopping: the island’s weekend markets, art bazaars and garage sales

Markets are a huge part of everyday life for Balinese people – a fun part of it; shopping, socialising, gossiping, meeting neighbours. And now the expat community has brought their own market tradition to the island – the culture of weekend bazaars, where all the liveliness of the local markets happens. Just in English.

Every market feels like a little celebration, and that’s why we love them oh-so-much.

Samadi Sunday organic produce market

Samadi farmers market Bali Canggu

shopping at Samadi market Bali Canggu

The Canggu neighbourhood is booming, with more and more cool places popping than you can possibly fit into your schedule. Samadi , a beautiful space with a yoga pavilion so modern it would compliment any design hotel and a cosy open-air vegetarian cafe with an eco Ubud style pile of young coconuts in the corner, is worth cramming in.

As the owners are very serious about their healthy lifestyle, the idea of the farmer’s market came…well, organically. Every Sunday, the independent farmer’s from the emerald hills of Bedugul bring their just-off-the-veggie-patch young asparagus, cherry tomatoes, beetroots, strawberries and even mulberries, down to the south.

There is also a fresh fish stall, where shiny bouncy snapper and silky squid can be found in all their salty glory. A homemade jam stall complete with baked scones, brownies and the most delicious hummus on the island is also a draw card; this stall’s goodies made even sweeter by their charity profit share.

But the most popular market maker at Samadi is the one selling organic chicken, eggs and goat milk. There is always a line of regular customers waiting, happy to fork out the steep prices for good quality.

To round it all off, there’s vintage clothing aplenty, a paint-a-tee activity stand for the little ones, and some homemade, all-natural cosmetics up for grabs. The trade opens up at 9am, and you need to get in early as all the best foods sell out like hot cakes.

39 Jalan Padang Linjong (Echo Beach)

Old Man’s Canggu mix bag market

markets in Bali old mans

Oldman's market in Bali Canggu

On one sunny Saturday of each month, everyone’s favourite beachfront beer garden at Batu Bolong transforms into a whirlpool of small stalls where everything from homemade ‘Granny’s’ Oreo cookies to odd bric-a-brac can be found.

The biggest hit is the corner where Kevala Ceramics, Bali’s original fine-pottery studio that collaborates with Australian designers, sell off their samples and leftovers. Nobody can go past them without buying a couple of zigzag patterned bowls or tea cups or a vase…or all of them! And how can you resist when they cost around 50k (while the same would cost you a minimum of 250k in their official outlets)!

Old Man’s market is the favorite playground for the Canggu community; so if you wish to make some new friends or catch up with the old ones, don’t miss it!

Old Man’s
Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu

Deus’ weekday farmer’s market

fresh fish food shopping at Deus farmers market canggu bali

food shopping from the North of Bali

Yet another food bazaar in Canggu, but this one completely ignores the weekend, daytime staple and pops up weekly on a Wednesday night. Deus stands out in everything they do – be it their custom bikes or trimming of beards – so why should their market be a mundane event? Trade is organized in a cozy inner yard and, being in its early days, is still fairly simple. Let’s face it; you’re here to mingle more than meander the markets anyway.

DEUS Temple Of Enthusiasm
Jalan Batu Mejan, 8, Canggu

Biasa+ eccentric art space Market

market Biasa+ Bali Seminyak

food shopping market Biasa+ Seminyak Bali

Twice a month on Saturdays, the most famous art space in Seminyak, Biasa+, becomes a market meeting spot. The main gallery area remains intact, while the inner yard with the spacious green lawn transforms into a cozy bazaar square. Everything about this market is artistic – even the posters announcing the events are cool enough to be sold at an auction.

The atmosphere is uber sophisticated and the crowd is a melting pot of the noble ‘first wave’ expats and their children and even grandchildren, almost all of them artists or designers of some sort.

At the Biasa+ Market you can find greens and vegetables straight from the farm; potted plants, ready to go to their new home; scrumptious meat pies (that are alone worth a visit); a little sushi corner; well brewed coffee and some extras, which vary at each event.

This one gets a tick for its lovely laid-back environment and the eclectic mix of people to make friends with while lining up for your hot pie.

Biasa ArtSpace
Jl. Raya Seminyak, 34, Seminyak

Sanur Sunday Market

shopping market bali Sanur

The spacious restaurant, Sand, hosts this weekly market in quiet, residential Sanur. It’s quite a drive for those coming from the Canggu and Seminyak regions, particularly given similar markets can be found much closer. But if you’re based in Jimbaran or Ubud, this might be the perfect way of spend your Sunday.

Apart from the batiks, neon Buddha statues, wild-patterned kaftans and homemade brownies, you can find some curious artisans presenting their works; fixed and vaccinated puppies waiting for adoption; and various fun activities for the little ones such as mask painting, bracelet making and even exotic snake patting.

The vendors change every week, a rotation that keeps the market attractive to its regular visitors. Live music performances start from midday – a nice opportunity to listen to some young local talent while doing your grocery shopping.

Sanur Sunday Market at Sand
Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur

Black Market creative gathering

markets in Bali Seminyak Black Market

market Black market Seminyak bali

The regular gathering of the local and expat hipsters: rock stars, indie jewelry makers, graphic designers, vintage collectors and other young bright things. The risk of creativity overdose? Very high. An alien visitor might feel uncomfortable being not-so-cool in this pond: you’d better check if you have enough random tatts on your skin and holes in your clothes before you step in. Intimidation aside, this is probably the best way to catch all the creative forces in Bali at one time.

The location varies. It was tucked away in the patio of t-shirt store on Jalan Drupadi for a while, but has now relocated to the Warehouse 82 space at Jalan Mertanadi, close to the legendary Kerobokan Jail. Check their facebook page for the relevant info regarding the next event.

Warehouse 82
Jalan Mertanadi, Seminyak-Kerobokan

Pasar-Pasaran art market at Hubud, Ubud

weekend art market pasar-pasaran Ubud

This is a stray event that is really going places. The next installment is set to happen in Hubud, a popular co-working space in the centre of Ubud. Organized by local Balinese artists, this market is the most original of the lot: it’s the free spirit of Yogyakarta (the artistic capital of Indonesia) that reins in Bali. Crafts and more crafts, all beautifully displayed by the creators themselves who are always open to a friendly talk. Paradise for the kids, as there is so much to do. The next one is November the 7th – mark it in the diary!

Jl Monkey Forest 88x

Garage sales

cafe Seminyak Petitenget Bali

The Western tradition of a garage sale is quite new to Bali. The ‘all must go’ and ‘moving sale’ kind of trade is happening mostly online in expat Facebook groups. But flea markets and their variations are starting to pop up around the island. Locations are quite varied, from the small Hotei warung in Umalas, to the parking lot of Blue Glue bikini store, and Chat cafe at Sunset road, you just never know where you’ll spot one next. The Bali Expats and Bali Unlimited groups on Facebook are the best place to hear about them.

The little cafe Drop.The Coffee Spot at Jalan Petitenget in Seminyak is probably the only one that keeps a regular schedule: their Garage Sale event happens on the last Sunday of the month religiously. Bali residents bring clothes and shoes they don’t wear, children’s clothes that their kids have outgrown, books, DVDs and handmade jewelry.

Every time the Garage Sale happens, the Drop cafe transforms into a joyful mess of coffees being delivered, kids running around, beers being sipped, patrons sitting on bikes when there isn’t enough space inside, and clothes being tried on within public view. Even if you don’t plan to buy anything, it’s definitely worth stopping by.

The Drop folk even host a special event from time to time called Bling Bazaar; jump onto their FB page or Instagram account and they’ll keep you posted.

Drop.The Coffee Spot
Jl Petitenget 888x, Seminyak

Street bazaars of Seminyak

Even in the universe of cool boutiques that is Seminyak’s Petitenget and Oberoi streets, there is an opportunity for bargain shopping.

There are two street market spots you don’t want to miss when looking for obligatory souvenirs for extended family and must impress friends: one sits on that curve of Jalan Petitenget right in front of Hu’u Bar and Baba restaurant and the other, which is way bigger, occupies the square next to KuDeTa Beach Club, at the foot of Townhouse – the clubbing giant of the hood. The assortment is the same: bright-colored, perfect-for-beach-strolling tropical caftans, breezy dresses, exotic-skinned pouches and belts and some silver jewelry.

The quality is not top-notch, but it’s bright and fun and will make you (or your friend/mum/nonna) happy for at least one season. These markets are actually a smart choice for the bargain-seeker as some shops in Legian, Seminyak and Kuta sell all the same goods but their prices are almost twice as high. Our suggestion? Start your shopping route from here just to check out what’s available.

More markets and market tips

While some of the markets in this guide have fixed prices, the street bazaars are still a haggling free for all. Stay calm and smile, even if the vendor is stubborn and make a joke or two. Ask for the ‘morning price’ if it seems you’re amongst the early birds or an ‘afternoon price’ if it’s later than 3pm. When all else fails, drop the line ‘Saya minta harga local‘, which means you’d like a price that locals get.

If all that doesn’t get you at least 30% off the initial price, walk to the next stall where you will more than likely find a similar garment with a more flexible seller. Use this technique at any local market, from the seafood stalls in Jimbaran to Ubud’s central bazaar.

The traditional markets of Denpasar are worth visiting too: for fruits and vegetable shopping, searching for the perfect piece of batik, sampling the original street food, observing the colorful everyday life of Balinese, practicing your Indonesian (even very basic knowledge will be much appreciated by the locals) and understanding more of the island’s culture and traditions.

Find more about Denpasar’s daytime and night markets , and find more info about shopping in Seminyak.