When it comes to Bali, Nusa Dua is the ultimate lap of luxury, housing some of the most luxurious resorts and exclusive villas you’ll find anywhere on the planet. When it comes to shopping, on the other hand, the selection is not as diverse as you’ll find in other retail hubs of Bali. In Nusa Dua, there are several shops within the resort complex (Bali Tourist Development Complex or BTDC) and a couple of outlets just outside central Nusa Dua. Here is a quick guide to the best shopping in Nusa Dua.
1. Bali Collection
Bali Collection in the main shopping hub located within the resort town of Nusa Dua. The mall houses several fashion boutiques, art and craft galleries, accessories and jewellery shops and a vast selection of the quintessentially Indonesian minimarts. This spacious shopping complex also provides live entertainment and exotic music performances guaranteed to make your shopping experience fun and exciting.
2. Street Stalls on Jalan Pantai Mengiat
One of the main streets in Nusa Dua, Jalan Pantai Mengiat is dotted with colourful street stalls selling artwork, handmade crafts, traditional apparel, bright sarongs, beachwear, souvenirs and other items. You can test out your bargaining skills – and cut out a big chunk of the price you initially get.
3. Hardy’s Nusa Dua
Located outside the Nusa Dua resort complex, Hardy’s supermarket is a popular place to buy groceries and other necessities. The two-storey building is a real one-stop destination and houses a hypermarket, kids’ playground, souvenir shop, fashion boutiques, sports outlets and even offers a spa and bath products shops.
Another supermarket, Pepito is also located outside the Nusa Dua BTDC. It’s smaller than Hardy’s, but generally offers a wider range of international products. Pepito is a great source for fresh local and imported goods, especially if you’re planning to cook during your stay in a private villa.
5. O Vault Nusa Dua
O Vault, or Oakley Vault, is one of the official brand outlets in Bali selling a huge volume of discounted Oakley products – in fact, this is the biggest selection of the brand’s discounted products you’ll find anywhere in Indonesia. Shop till you drop and take your pick from the sporty clothes, cool eyewear and other accessories -and be prepared to snag some real bargains.