The most overlooked (cheap) place to buy souvenirs in Bali

Walk around any tourist destination in Bali and you’re sure to be inundated with vendors. At Blue Lagoon it was the sarong women, at the Bat Cave (Pura Goa Lawah) it was the magnet and postcard ladies.

Sometimes you will find interesting trinkets or unique souvenirs, but in many cases we found typical tourist items. Tara purchased a nice sarong at Blue Lagoon and some magnets at the Bat Cave. Both were handmade and were nice items to add to our collection. It required significant haggling to get the prices down to what most forums indicated were fair prices.

On our last day we visited the blandly-named Foodmart in the upscale Beachwalk. This beautiful mall is protected by security, although we felt safe regardless. After some missteps, we found the grocery store in the basement by cutting through the parking lot. It’s a great place to stock up on water or other fresh grocery items at some of the cheapest prices around.

We also found a great selection of affordable souvenirs, including a huge variety of prized Balinese coffee. I took home a small pack of medium-grade coffee for half of what the stands were selling. There are also your typical souvenirs (magnets, postcards, etc.) for about a third of the price at most shops. It also didn’t require any time-consuming haggling.

Often in the US, neighborhood grocery stores or even the local Walmart affordable souvenirs. It's a great way to stock up on snacks and do some cheap shopping during the day.
The most overlooked (cheap) place to buy souvenirs in Bali The most overlooked (cheap) place to buy souvenirs in Bali Reviewed by Brandon on March 07, 2018 Rating: 5

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