The Ridge Boutique Villas

Shopping and Local Crafts in Ubud: Exclusive and Artistic Finds for the Premium Traveler

For guests at The Ridge Boutique Villas in Sayan, Ubud, the shopping experience is an integral part of the luxury lifestyle. Ubud is not just a picturesque destination; it’s a vibrant hub of art, culture, and craftsmanship. This guide offers a curated selection of the finest shopping and local craft experiences, ensuring our guests have access to unique, high-quality items, from traditional Balinese crafts to contemporary artisanal creations.

1. Ubud Traditional Art Market
Location: Central Ubud
Highlights: A bustling marketplace offering a vast array of handicrafts, textiles, and souvenirs. Ideal for guests seeking traditional Balinese items like handwoven baskets, silk scarves, and intricately carved wooden artifacts.

2. Threads of Life
Location: Jalan Kajeng
Specialty: An ethical art shop and gallery dedicated to preserving Indonesian textile arts. Here, shoppers can find exquisite hand-woven textiles made using traditional techniques from across the Indonesian archipelago.

3. John Hardy Ubud Workshop and Showroom
Location: Br. Baturning, Mambal
Specialty: Renowned for its handcrafted jewelry, this workshop and showroom offer a glimpse into the intricate process of jewelry-making. It’s an ideal place for those looking to acquire unique, high-end pieces that blend traditional Balinese techniques with modern design.

4. Gaya Ceramic and Design
Location: Sayan
Specialty: A fusion of Italian design and Balinese craftsmanship, Gaya Ceramic features bespoke ceramic pieces that are both functional and artistic. Their showroom is a testament to the creative collaboration between international designers and local artisans.

5. Ubud Monkey Forest Road
Area: Along Jalan Monkey Forest
Highlights: This street is lined with shops selling a variety of goods, from clothing and jewelry to art and home decor. Notable for its variety, it’s a great place to find both traditional and modern Balinese crafts.

6. Tegallalang Handicraft Center
Location: North of Ubud
Highlights: Famous for its woodcarving and handicrafts. This area is a hub for skilled artisans, offering a range of wooden sculptures, masks, and furniture, showcasing the rich woodcraft heritage of Bali.

7. Celuk Village
Location: South of Ubud
Specialty: Known as the center for gold and silver craftsmanship in Bali. Visitors can explore numerous workshops and showrooms featuring exquisite jewelry, perfect for those seeking unique, handcrafted pieces.

8. Sukawati Art Market
Location: Gianyar, near Ubud
Highlights: A favorite among locals and tourists for its affordable range of products. It’s an excellent spot for purchasing traditional Balinese art, garments, and accessories at reasonable prices.

9. Ubud Royal Palace Market
Location: Central Ubud
Highlights: Situated near the historical Ubud Royal Palace, this market offers a blend of artistic and cultural items. A great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts, reflecting the royal heritage and artistic flair of Ubud.

10. Boutique Shops Along Jalan Hanoman and Jalan Dewi Sita
Area: Central Ubud
Highlights: These streets are home to an array of boutique shops selling designer clothing, unique jewelry, and artisanal goods. Ideal for those seeking exclusive and stylish items that combine traditional Balinese materials with contemporary design.

Art Galleries

1. Blanco Renaissance Museum

  • What to Expect: A captivating collection from the late artist Antonio Blanco.
  • Location: Google Maps Link.

2. Museum Puri Lukisan

  • What to Expect: Showcases modern Balinese art from the 1930s.
  • Location: Google Maps Link.
  • Hours: 10am to 4pm.

3. Neka Art Museum

  • What to Expect: A premier institution highlighting Balinese artworks.
  • Location: Google Maps Link.

Unique Shopping Experiences
  1. Curative Concept Store
  • Highlights: A selection of Indonesian brands ranging from accessories to clothing.
  • Location: Google Maps Link.
  1. Kevala Home Ubud
  • Highlights: Specializes in beautifully crafted, handmade ceramics.
  • Location: Google Maps Link.
  1. Balizen Ubud
  • Highlights: Offers local home goods, including unique bed linens and kimonos.
  • Location: Google Maps Link.
  1. Jeweler Jean-Francois Fichot
  • Highlights: A high-end boutique for contemporary jewelry and home decor.
  • Location: Google Maps Link.
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