Unmissable markets in Sanur

I love shopping at markets. The sights, the smells, and the locals always draw me back. Whether I need to buy or not, I can wander the aisles for hours. The markets in Sanur are some of the best markets to visit in Bali and you will be spoiled for the experiences they will give you.

The Balinese people are some of the friendliest in the world, and I love being among them. Tasting their food, watching them interact with each other, and getting the chance to interact again are wonderful things to experience.

I find that the local food markets can bring that out better than, say, the clothing market or the art market. The morning market in Sanur is one of my favourite markets in Bali, closely followed by the Sanur Night Market.

The clothing markets in Sanur are more aimed at tourists buying replica goods and wanting a great bargain, but if you take the time and get to know the owners, you can learn so much valuable information about this beautiful place.

Must visit markets in Sanur

There are a few distinct markets in Sanur that you may want to visit. There are beach markets in Sanur, a morning market, and an art market.

Sanur Morning Market – Pasar Tradisional Desa Sanur

I absolutely love visiting the morning market in Sanur. Everyone is out and about early to get their stocks for the day, and the stall owners are lovely.

Scenes from the Sanur Morning Market

It’s like watching a place wake up and get started for the day. There’s nothing like a beautiful Balinese smile in the mornings.

Address of the Sanur Morning Market:

Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.10, Sanur

Opening times of the morning market in Sanur:

The Sanur morning market runs from 6 a.m. to approximately 9 a.m. The earlier you get there, the better, if you want the freshest items on sale.

Days to visit the Sanur morning market:

The Sanur morning market is open every day of the year, but the vendors may differ. Some stalls will be closed or will not have things out on days that they have a ceremony or have to attend Temple.

Things to buy at the Sanur Morning Market:

  • Large amounts of incense
  • Pisang Goreng – fried banana
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Snacks – nuts, biscuits and packets to make drinks
  • Offerings for Temple
  • Fresh meat and fish – some may be put off as it is on display in the heat
  • Household items like brooms, containers and small amounts of hardware items
fresh food and vegtables for sale at sanur morning market
Fresh food is what the Sanur Morning Market is all about

Top tips for shopping at the Sanur Morning Market

  • Try some of the freshly cooked fried banana and jackfruit
  • Take your own green bags
  • If you have planned day trips, grab some biscuits and snacks. They are so much better fresh than the ones you get at the supermarket
  • Take your time having a look at the stalls

* Some people have had trouble finding it, but most of the time they have arrived after the market has shut for the day. The Sanur night market is much more popular, and if you attend that first, you will notice a large building at the back of the market. This is where the morning market in Sanur is held

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Sanur Night Market – the best market in Sanur

The Sanur Night Market is held at the same place as the Sanur Morning Market, and it is a hive of people from 5 pm onwards. You will find a brilliant mix of locals and foreigners enjoying a meal at the small table out the front of the stalls or in the larger area,

locals and tourists eating food at the Sanur Night Market
The Sanur Night Market is popular for trying local food

Address of the Sanur Night Market:

Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.10, Sanur – held at the same place as the Sanur morning market.

Opening times of the night market in Sanur:

You will find that times differ from stall to stall at the Sanur night market. Some start a little earlier than others. We normally arrive at about 5 p.m. to watch the craziness unfold and see who is opening their stall that night. It helps us get hungry and

Days to visit the Sanur night market:

Luckily, the Sanur night market is open every night of the week, but again, you may find that some of your favourite stalls may not be open if the owners have other commitments and let’s be honest, everyone should be able to have a day off!

Things to buy at the Sanur Night Market:

  • The freshly made doughnuts. The jam-filled ones are my favourite
  • Matubak – sweet and savoury
  • Fresh juice
  • Fried chicken
  • Cap Cay, Nasi Goreng and Mie Goreng

Top tips for shopping at the Sanur Night Market

  • You will find some small shops open in the square where the market is, but nothing huge
  • Try the food. It is freshly cooked and so cheap that you can try a few different dishes
  • You can get takeaway if you really want, but it’s such a great atmosphere to experience

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Baruna Beach Market

Shopping in Bali is one of the top activities for anyone visiting. You may not want to spend days trawling the markets for the best bargains and travelling all over the island to find the items you want.

Baruna Beach Market shops
You will find plenty of designer fakes at the Sanur Markets

The Baruna Beach Market in Sanur should be your one-stop shop for all your genuine fake brands.

Address of the Baruna Beach Market:

You can gain access to the Baruna Beach market from 2 locations. The first is off the beach and the second is off Jalan Pantai Sindhu.

* If you take the entrance off Jalan Pantai Sindhu, you don’t have to dodge the ladies that line the beach to get you to their shops. There is a small laneway that takes you straight into the alley that has all the fixed-price shops.

Opening times of the Baruna Beach Market:

Most times we have been, things are really kicking off at about 10 am. Some of the stalls and shops are open earlier at 9 am, but we find most are ready at 10 am.

You do need to be careful, though, as at times some of the shops will be closed for Ceremony and Temple days. If you are going to return or need to go back always check and make sure they are going to be open when you plan to go back

Days to visit the Baruna Beach Market:

Most are open 7 days a week, but again, they may shut for special occasions.

Things to buy at the Baruna Beach Market:

  • Every type of genuine fake designer brand you can think of
  • Perfume, hair products, skin creams
  • Hats, scarves, blankets, shoes, handbags, slides
  • T-shirts, shorts, dresses, sunglasses

Top tips for shopping at the Baruna Beach Market

  • Enter from Jalan Pantai Sindhu to avoid being harassed by the ladies on the beach
  • There are toilets and a small drink station at the Jalan Pantai Sindhu beach entrance
  • Some of the shops are air-conditioned
  • You will find the most fixed-price shops in Sanur here

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Sindhu Beach Market

My favourite place to shop is in Sanur, and it is my go-to shop to get all I need when I am on holiday in Sanur. I find it calmer and less busy than Baruna.

Walkway through Sindu beach markets
Sindhu Beach Market

You do, unfortunately, have to run the gauntlet of the ladies on the beach, and I can assure you they absolutely do not forget if you promise to go to their shop.

Jeny’s fixed-price shop is in the Sindhu Beach Market, and it is the only fixed-price shop in that market. Some of the other stallholders are clueing into this and are now very aware that people come there just to shop at Jeny’s.

Many will tell you, ‘I do the same price as Jeny’, so if you want to go to the other shops, just remember to know your prices from Jeny’s shop, and you can shop in the other places knowing you don’t have to haggle for prices.

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Address of the Sindhu Beach Market:

You can access the Sindhu Beach market off the Sindhu Beach. However, the main road is not accessible from the market.

Opening times of the Sindhu Beach Market:

You will find that the market stalls start to open at about 9.30 a.m, but are fully opened and ready for customers at 10 am.

Days to visit the Sindhu Beach Market:

The market is open every day of the week, but the number of stalls and which ones are open will differ depending on the day you visit.

bags available at Sindhu Beach shops
Handbags are very popular

Things to buy at the Sindhu Beach Market:

  • T-shirts, dresses, shorts, sunglasses
  • Slides, crocs, incense, wallets
  • Handbags, dream catchers, some jewellery

Top tips for shopping at the Sindhu Beach Market

  • If a stallholder follows you from the beach, they probably will stay out the front of Jeny’s shop until you leave and want you to go to their shop as well.
  • There is also a famous Art seller, Agus Art Shop, in the market as well. His artwork is brilliant. It is located in a row back from the main one.
  • You cannot access the main road from the back of the market. You have to enter and exit from the beach.

Sanur Art Market – Jaya Kesuma Art Market

This is down the south end of Sanur, located on Jalan Cemara from the other markets. It’s a much smaller market; you can find artwork, sports tops, clothes and the usual trinkets.

The entrance to the Sanur Art Market on Ji Cemara
The Art Market is down the south end of Sanur

You will find the Popular Express Supermarket right near this market.

Address of the Sanur Art Market:

Jl Cemara No:28 Semawang, Sanur is the address to this market in Sanur

Opening times of the Sanur art market:

We arrived in the late afternoon and things were well and truly open. We asked one of the vendors and it was a toss up between 9 and 10 am.

Days to visit the Sanur art market:

The Sanur Art Market – Jaya Kesuma Art Market is open 7 days a week, but again, you will need to remember that every single store may not be open every day.

inside the Sanur art market
The Sanur Art Market is open day and night

Things to buy at the Sanur Art Market:

  • Mosaic bowls, metal figurines, paintings
  • T-shirts, dresses, singlets, sunglasses
  • Giant dream catchers

Top tips for shopping at the Sanur Art Market

  • It is one of the hottest markets I have ever been to due to the tarps that are hung
  • It probably gets the least of the share shopping wise so we found that the stall holders were a little more cheeky than some of the other places.
  • There is plenty of parking if you are on a scooter

Why should I visit a Sanur Market?

Visiting one of the Sanur markets is a wonderful experience. Many locals are more than happy to help you, and if you are really open to it, they are more than happy to let you try things or encourage you to try.

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Are there better Sanur markets to visit than others?

People will always prefer one type over the other. I love the morning market as it has more of a local vibe to it. It is a great way to see how hectic a morning is in the daily life of a Balinese person.

I love Jeny’s at the Sindhu Beach market. I love that she has the prices on the majority of items in the shop and leaves you alone as you shop.

If you ask for help, she is happy to assist and is more than happy to teach you about the changes in Sanur and the local Balinese culture when you ask.

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Best time to go to Bali

The best time to visit Sanur and other spots in Bali, Indonesia, is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is generally sunny with low humidity, making it perfect for outdoor activities such as walking, swimming, snorkelling, and reading a book while lying by the pool.

April and October shoulder seasons can also be good times to visit Sanur, as the weather is still pleasant but with fewer crowds. Pack your suitcase and book your flights for one of the best periods to visit attractions such as Bali Zoo, Waterbom and the Monkey Forest.

However, if you don’t mind the occasional rain shower, visiting Sanur during the wet season from October to March can also have advantages. The lush greenery and cooler temperatures can be refreshing, but ensure you have a waterproof bag and umbrella for your outings in case of a downpour.

It’s worth noting that Sanur in Bali is a popular tourist destination, and the peak season for tourism is from June to August. Planning your visit outside these months is best if you prefer to avoid crowds and higher prices.

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Thank you for taking the time to read our blog post about Sanur Bali! We hope you found it informative and helpful when planning your trip to this beautiful region. If you’re looking for more information about things to do in Sanur, recommendations for places to eat, or where to go from Sanur, be sure to check out our website.

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Things to do in Sanur

Things to do in Sanur and its content is created by two Australians who have been to Sanur many times. We have enjoyed food and drink on the beach, we have sipped coffee on Jalan Danau Tamblingan. We have stayed in homestays and hotels in Sanur and made day trips to see the best of Bali. Not only that, but we aim to keep the information fresh by continuing to visit Sanur and getting first-hand information off our Balinese friends.

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