BEST BALI BEACH BUYS
Why walk the streets shopping when you can sit on a lounge chair in your bikini, drink a coconut, and have the shopping come to you?
Sarongs – a variety of colours and quality, some have sequins and others are even silk.
Bracelets and necklaces – a variety of styles, colours, shapes and sizes made from pearls, to leather and beads.
Rings and silver – there are only a few hawkers that sell these items as they are usually brought down from Ubud but they are real silver and are gorgeous.
Food – often with the seats you hire they will bring menus down for you, you can also buy peanuts, beers, fairy floss, ice-creams, and lots more.
Bow and arrow – ok, you probably won’t get this back in the country, but hey, it’s still cool to look at.
Beauty products – this was one I hadn’t seen before, but you can buy MAC Makeup, and other beauty products.
Get a pedicure, manicure or massage on the beach.
Buy a pirate kite – these are really intricate and beautiful. Even if you never fly them, they look great!
Silver and wooden statues, elephants, Buddhas and more.
Get a temporary tattoo – there are hundreds of designs to choose from.
Gorgeous paintings on canvas that you can roll up and take home and then have framed.
Watches – surprisingly they are pretty good, they have kinetic types that run on movement and work for a year if you keep them dry.
Sunglasses – they may not be good for your eyes, but you can buy them cheap and they may be better than not wearing any at all.
Hats – just in case you forgot yours or need a new one of course!
Fireworks and lanterns – yep, be on the beach at night and you can pay to have them set off some fireworks for you, or you can buy a lantern to light up, make a wish and set off into the night sky.
Make sure you check out our top things to see, do and try in Bali, our guide to planning the perfect family trip and our top tips for safe Bali travel in our Bree’s Family Passport section.