These 10 best shopping malls in Bali comprise a selection of the island’s most notable, found in major resort areas such as Kuta, Tuban and Nusa Dua, and Bali’s provincial capital of Denpasar which caters more to locals. As a resort island destination, Bali may be lacking in high-rising buildings and wealth of glitzy shopping malls, however some in these picks are quite large complexes with plenty in the way of dining and entertainment. The Kuta Beachwalk, for instance, is a massive beachfront shopping, dining and lifestyle centre in Kuta with a design that is perhaps one of its kind in Indonesia, and with some of its tenants serving as destinations on their own. Others are home to great department stores and gift shops where you can source for quality fashion items or souvenirs, saving you the trip and the hard haggling at Bali’s major art markets. Escape the heat of the day, watch a movie, or simply go on a spree at these best shopping malls in Bali!
Kuta Beachwalk broke grounds in 2012 as one of the most ambitious projects along Kuta’s main beach drive of Jalan Pantai Kuta. The shopping, dining and entertainment complex is the first and only of its kind on the island, boasting a freeform, airy and unique design that is a major departure from the typical mall. It has various luxury brand shops and boutique tenants over its three levels, with some of its venues on its topmost western edge, such as VH Bali, offering great views over Kuta’s rolling surf and sunsets. Besides standalone restaurants near its street side, there’s a major food court with a huge variety from local to international dishes, and it’s even home to one of the largest cinema chains in Indonesia, the XXI Cineplex. In all, it’s a great spot to escape to whenever you’re feeling peckish or want to escape the heat of the day while on Kuta Beach.
2.Mal Bali Galeria
Mal Bali Galeria is one of Bali’s most well-established shopping malls, appealing to both locals and visitors. It serves as an unofficial landmark complementing the Simpang Dewaruci roundabout connecting Kuta with Nusa Dua and Sanur, therefore quite hard to miss. The mall underwent a series of upgrades and changes throughout the years, with the most recent additions being one of the largest ACE Hardware stores in Bali, a large Hypermart chain supermarket, several notable international fashion brands stores and an expanded multiple storey car park. Embracing a ‘family mall’ concept, the Galeria comprises numerous dining outlets, regular live entertainment scheduled in its central courtyard, and there’s an adjoining Cineplex too, making it a favourite weekend destination
3.Discovery Shopping Mall
One of the longer established shopping hubs in Kuta is Discovery Shopping Mall, located right beside the Discovery Kartika Plaza hotel, and across the road from the Waterbom Bali water park. It features a great beachside location with an open-air amphitheatre right on Kuta Beach. Inside, you’ll find numerous fashion and lifestyle outlets spread well over its three levels, together with restaurants and franchise fast food outlets serving a wide range of snacks and cuisines. You can enter the mall either street side on Jalan Kartika Plaza, or up the flight of stairs from the beach. There’s also a large souvenir market on its southern side, where you can source for great handicrafts and Balinese knick-knacks without the hard bargaining.
Another of Bali’s latest mall additions is the Seminyak Village, which is tucked away on a side street off the main Seminyak roads. The mall also happens to be located right behind Seminyak Square, another shopping hub albeit smaller and with a limited number of shops. Several popular fashion and retail brands occupy its two-storey arcade, conveniently interconnected by lifts and escalators. Renowned fashion brands and designer boutiques include MCM for luxury leather bags and travel wear; Farah Khan for stylish hand-sewn and ready-to-wear ladies’ pieces; and Lily Jean, Milo's Collezioni and MC2 Saint Barth for fun and colourful beachwear for the whole family.
5.Lippo Mall Kuta
Part of the large chain of shopping malls under the Indonesian Lippo group of companies, Lippo Mall Kuta is the closest mall to the Ngurah Rai Airport in Tuban, and features a spacious front area with a mini food court that is easily accessible on your walks along Jalan Kartika Plaza. Inside are various fashion stores and tenants occupying its three levels, all surrounding a large central atrium that is regularly turned into a special event space. Downstairs at its basement level is a unique ‘sunken plaza’ where most of the favourite restaurants are located, such as Cosmic Diner, Bali Kobo, a Starbucks, and Batan Waru restaurant which serves local cuisine. Upstairs is a department store and an Amazing Kuta games arcade.
6.Circus Water Park in Tuban
Park 23 is the latest mall to open in Bali, located right next to the Circus Water Park in Tuban. It embraces a young and fun concept, with a shopping centre, exhibition and entertainment area inside and a street-facing outdoor dining court comprising street food style food carts selling everything from chicken satays, roti canai and teh tarik to Spanish churros. Park23 will also feature a cinema by national chain XXI with the most number of studios (four). Also coming as standard to malls of its type in Bali are, amusement centres and arcades, a thematic food court by Eat & Eat, a Starbucks, various other dining outlets and local and international fashion stores.
7.Level 21 Mall
Level 21 Mall is one of Denpasar’s latest modern shopping malls, which offers something for everyone through its variety of tenants that range from international brand fashion stores, food and beverage outlets, and entertainment spots over its four levels. The mall is a total revamp and expansion of the former Denpasar Junction mall, and is hard to miss on the easternmost end of Jalan Teuku Umar. Inside, the mall’s spacious atrium style interior makes it good for window shopping, with plenty of nooks that are good for hanging out when you’re not on a spree
8.The Bali Collection
Following suit to its five-star resort location in Nusa Dua, The Bali Collection offers a high-end shopping experience, comprising a Sogo department store and tenants boasting famous international brands. Food and beverage outlets, spa centres, and much more are all clustered together in a hassle-free open-space shopping square. Unlike other shopping destinations on the island, you will find the Bali Collection very clean and well-maintained with trees, benches, as well as eateries conveniently laid out. Due to its exclusive feel, you may find a shopping scene with a lesser crowd compared to other malls.
9.Matahari Department Store
Home to the first Matahari Department Store in Bali, a national chain that features quality fashion labels, Duta Plaza and Matahari have become somewhat interchangeable. Besides the main department store, this single building on Denpasar’s Jalan Dewi Sartika also houses brand stores such as Nike and Hush Puppies, alongside various counters offering original perfumes, a Body Shop, and Athlete’s Foot. Prices tend to be higher than what you will find in other malls in Denpasar, but come with better quality and with a huge variety. It is one of the few shopping places in the area with a rooftop parking space
Carrefour has a worldwide presence, and its hypermarkets are spread all over Indonesia. There are two main stores in Kuta alone, with the largest being the plaza on Kuta’s Sunset Road. The large building is hard to miss along the road heading to the Dewaruci (‘Simpangsiur’) roundabout, located on a slight bend and bearing the large and recognizable ‘Carrefour’ logo. While the goods being offered here might be similar to the ones you find at other Carrefour stores elsewhere – from daily necessities, meat and groceries, electronics and household products to clothes – the plaza features numerous tenants offering a wide variety on four levels, and the hypermarket itself has some corners featuring unique only-in-Bali items.