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Seminyak Shopping: Supermarkets and Convenience Stores

Bintang Supermarket

Originally posted on: My Seminyak Villas

Staying in a villa gives you the fantastic option of staying in and cooking for yourself if you just can’t face venturing out into the world; in fact, a nip to the local supermarket or convenience store and you can enjoy the luxury of your private villa without ever having to leave again! To make it even easier for you we’ve listed the best supermarkets in Seminyak, which stock everything from sun cream to sirloin steak.

Bintang Supermarket

Bintang Supermarket is right in the heart of Seminyak and sells local and imported foods, including fresh fruit and veg, tinned products and frozen meats and fish – basically everything you’ll need at an affordable price. Bintang also has a small shop at the back selling wines and spirits, a swimwear section, and a home department on the second floor, which stocks sunglasses, stationery and household items including pots and pans, adaptors and bottle openers.

How to pay: Payment shouldn’t be a problem at Bintang – there are ATM machines at the front of the store, or you can pay by credit card or use the trusted money exchange just across the road.

Address: Jalan Raya Seminyak 17, Seminyak.

Open daily: 8am – 10pm

Bali Deli

Bali Deli is a little pricey, as its stock mostly consists of imported food and wines, but the quality is top notch. We particularly love this gourmet supermarket for its fresh fruit and vegetables and bakery, which sells some absolutely delicious cakes and fresh breads.

How to pay: There is one ATM machine at the front of the store and you can also pay by card.

Address: Jalan Kunti (next to the petrol station), Seminyak.

Open daily: 7am – 10pm

Carrefour

Just like the huge shopping centres and hypermarkets you’re probably familiar with from home, Carrefour has everything you need. There are four floors of boutique shops, salons and cafes, and the massive, main shopping area, where you can buy electrical items, household equipment, clothes, food and drinks, is on the top floor. Carrefour stocks both imported and local food, so you can choose the price point that suits you.

How to pay: There are multiple ATM machines at Carrefour or you can pay by card.

Address: Jalan Sunset Road, Bali.

Website: carrefour.co.id

Open: Mon – Sat: 8am – 9pm Mon – Sat

Pepito’s

You’ll find Pepito’s dotted all over the place, some are 24 hours. Here you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables and meats and a few toiletries and medicines. Always handy to grab a few bits if you don’t want to bother with a supermarket!

How to pay: There is one ATM machine at the front of the store and you can also pay by card.

Address: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak.

Open daily: 8am – 11pm

We also offer our concierge service: just let us know what you need and a member of our team will get the shopping and deliver to your door 🙂

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Seminyak Boutique Shopping: A First-Time Visitor’s Guide

Originally posted on: My Seminyak Villas

Seminyak Boutique Shopping

Seminyak shopping isn’t just about picking up a souvenir Bintang vest and a diamante-encrusted penis-shaped bottle opener (although, in a later post, we’ll give you the lowdown on where you can get your hands on Bali’s cheesiest souvenirs too!) Seminyak is also home to a huge range of gorgeous boutiques that wouldn’t look out of place on the streets of Milan, Paris or Beverly Hills. They’re owned by international designers, they sell everything from handmade kaftans to cocktail dresses and the prices are nothing like you’d pay at home in Australia, the US or Europe.

Head to Jalan Oberoi to check out the best of the best. You’ll know you’ve arrived because everywhere you look, you’ll see groups of designer-clad fashionistas, weighed down with shopping bags and showing off their latest buys to their friends. The street is also literally lined with beautiful boutiques.

For Brazilian chic, don’t miss out on a trip to Lulu Yasmine (Jalan Oberoi no. 100, luluyasmine.com). The Brazilian Taiwanese designer’s collections feature elegant party dresses, super-cute playsuits and sexy cut-off shorts, all made from organic silk, crepe, chiffon, cotton or linen. Lulu also sells her wares in Ibiza, St Tropez, Melbourne, Auckland and Singapore.

Lily Jean, just down the road (Jalan Oberoi, no. 88X, lily-jean.com), is also not to be missed. Founded by Made de Coney, who has both European and Brazilian heritage but was born in Bali and educated in the US (what a combination!), this super-successful boutique offers everything from stylish streetwear to glamorous cocktail dresses. Made takes her inspiration from both local Balinese artisans and the international catwalk, and now has six shops in Indonesia, three of those in Bali.

Buddha Wear (Jalan Oberoi no. 15X, buddhawear.com) is another Bali institution, mainly known for its amazing selection of knitted jerseys, all manufactured locally under the boutique’s strict ‘Wear Fair’ policy. Buddha Wear is all about simple colours and top-quality material and part of the boutique’s profits go to helping take care of HIV positive kids in Bali.

Lovers of French fashion should look no further than Magali Pascal (Jalan Oberoi no.177X, magalipascal.com). Here you’ll find mostly lace, silk and cotton pieces, as well as a gorgeous selection of jewellery. In Bali terms, Magali Pascal is slightly pricey, but you’ll still get a better deal than you would back home.

Once you’ve exhausted everything Jalan Oberoi has to offer, hop in a taxi to Jalan Raya Seminyak, where even more stunning boutiques are waiting to be perused. Our favourites are Mist (Jalan Raya Seminyak no. 42, mistasiapacific.com.au) for summery kaftans, niconico mare (Jalan Raya Seminyak no. 13, niconicointimo.net) for sexy swimwear and eco-friendly Puravida (Jalan Raya Seminyak no. 38b, puravidafashion.com) for vibrant colours, patterns and graphics.

Don’t worry guys; we haven’t forgotten you! Although Seminyak shopping isn’t quite as good for men as it is for fashion-loving ladies, there are a couple of great options. Try Animale (Jalan Raya Seminyak no. 31, animale.com), founded by French designer Jacque Ruc, for tailored casual wear, and Susanna Perini’s Biasa (Raya Seminyak no. 36, biasabali.com) for classic linens and cottons.

Have you ever been shopping in Seminyak? What was your favourite boutique?

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