Shopping in Pemuteran is rather low-key compered to the shopping hubs of Seminyak or Legian. Nestled on the tranquil shores of North Bali, Pemuteran features a few minimarts, several souvenir shops and a few fashion stores. While you won’t find endless rows of street stalls lining the main roads, you can still find one or two roadside shops selling typical Bali souvenirs. Follow our cheat sheet to discover where to shop in Pemuteran.
1. Boutique Wibi
A tiny shop located in the centre of the village, Boutique Wibi is a haven of beautiful traditional Bali sarongs, bags, tropical clothes and other accessories. If you are searching for some authentic souvenirs or a gift to bring back home with you, a visit to Boutique Wibi is a must.
2. Jassry Gallery
Jassry Gallery is a small souvenir and gift shop filled to the brim with handmade statuettes, beautiful home decorations and amazing art pieces. The shop also provides a wide selection of colourful jewellery made from shells and semiprecious stones. A great place to do some portable souvenir shopping in Pemuteran.
3. Papiya Shop
Papiya Shop is actually a street stall selling inexpensive jewellery, sun glasses, traditional clothes and beachwear. You can also pick up some housewares and souvenirs. Many of the products have a unique and exotic design, which makes them a perfect gift to take back home.
4. Taruna Art Gallery
Located on the main street of Jalan Singaraja-Gilimanuk, Taruna Art Gallery offers traditional Balinese textiles, tropical sarongs, bright batiks, silk scarfs and usual beach wear. Elegant and attractive, the shop also offers some amazing art work and hand paintings.
5. Jewelry Shop
As you might have guessed by the name, Jewelry Shop offers a wide range of colourful and exotic jewellery made from shells washed up on the beaches of the Indian Ocean. Hundreds of necklaces, bracelets and ear rings available at the shop will amaze you with their bright, natural colours, shapes and sizes. Extraordinary and unusual, these jewelry items make for a fantastic memento from the Island of the Gods.
Though most people prefer to spend their days in Pemuteran snorkelling or scuba diving, if you know where to look, you can also enjoy a bit of retail therapy in North Bali! While light years from the shopping mecca of Seminyak, shopping in Pemuteran offers a relaxing way to explore the local culture. One final word of advice? Remember to haggle for the prices!