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New 2018 Tour – Just Announced!

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Following our VERY successful SOLD OUT 2015, 2016 and 2017 tours, Exclusively Bali is excited to announce our 2018 Exclusively Bali Tour, incorporating homeware shopping and interior design!

Whether you’re sourcing stylish wares, seeking interior inspiration, or you’re simply a design and homewares tragic seeking some tropical island time, join us in October for this fully hosted luxury ladies tour.  

Indulge yourself in a sensory overload of chic design and décor inspiration – with plenty of “me time” for indulgent spoiling and dining.

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Immerse yourself in true Exclusively Bali-style hospitality in luxury boutique accommodation in Sanur – the birthplace of Bali Style!

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Indulge in the ultimate sumptuous tour experience!

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Inclusions:

    • Return Airport transfers

    • 6 nights 4 star Luxury Suite accommodation

    • Welcome Dining Experience

    • Lunch with stunning verdant rice paddy panorama

    • 5 star 4 hour brunch inclusive of select premium free-flow wines and cocktails

    • Delicious High Tea in 5 star ocean view setting

    • Fully escorted shopping to hand-picked retail & wholesale outlets

    • Daily Breakfast

    • Luxury Gift Pack on arrival

    • VIP spoils & discounts

    • Daily private air-conditioned tour transport 

    •  Indulgent Spa Treatment

    • Daily Happy Hour

    • Complimentary resort wifi

    • Complimentary resort gym facilities

    • Bottled water daily

    • Discount spa treatments

    • Recommended freight service (own expense)

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And still plenty of  opportunity to grab some “me time” to simply relax and refresh.

Come along with your bestie, your mum or your daughter or be very welcomed as a solo guest.

~    To register your interest, be QUICK to email

exclusivelybali@gmail.com    ~ 

Note:  The tour will be kept small and exclusive for other like-minded women.  Numbers are strictly limited!

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2015, 2016, 2016, 2017 Tours  

– All concluded and a Great Success!!

What others had to say….

TESTIMONIAL 1:

December 2015, from Kim:  “The Exclusively Bali Tour exceeded all my expectations. There wasn’t a day I didn’t love! I met new people, found super buys at shops I never even knew existed, devoured tasty foods and learnt the culture.  It was wonderful and I highly recommend Brenda who leads the tour and is so insightful and organised. Bali is a beautiful country and I feel lucky to have been part of the Exclusively Bali Tour!” 

TESTIMONIAL 2:

March 2016, from Teresa:  “I enjoyed everything. It was so much fun and every detail was organised. I’m happily recommending you to all my friends.  I loved the bargain wholesale shops and the designer shops too . You had it down pat and I loved it all.  Thanks for one of the best trips to Bali ever! ” 

TESTIMONIAL 3:

March 2016 from Mary:  I just wanted to say a quick but belated thank you to Exclusively Bali for a fantastic Ultimate Homewares Tour last month.

What a wonderful time we all had! Like minded ladies doing what they love best: shopping, relaxing, shopping, eating, shopping, drinking, shopping, indulging … and, of course, shopping.

Our hostess planned and coordinated everything superbly – nothing was left to chance. Welcome packs, a well-balanced itinerary, transport, treats and indulgences, advice, and a range of shops to explore, which would keep even the fussiest shopper satisfied.

It can’t have been easy catering to different tastes and personalities; some of us had been to Bali many times before, some just a few times, and one of us was a Bali virgin!

For someone who has been to Bali so often, I was surprised to visit so many shops I’d never been to before. Furniture, shell, stone artifacts, market stalls, homewares, gifts, interior design – we covered the range. My favourite place was filled with antiques, chandeliers and restyled treasures.

There was plenty of down time to get to know each other, and enjoy all that our resort had to offer. Our resort accommodation included beautiful gardens, two lovely pools and a great beachside location to explore. We’d start each day with an excellent buffet breakfast and as many cappuccinos as we could swallow, and then take it from there.

Our first day was a non-shopping day, starting with a tour of a 5 star, designer hotel and followed by a 5 star brunch. Oh my, talk about a BIG day. Suffice to say: ‘what happens at brunch stays at brunch’. We laughed so much our ribs ached.

Over the next few days, we participated in shopping trips, and indulgences like a massage at an award winning “Worlds Luxury Spa in Bali”  and high tea at an old world famous, Indonesian teahouse – all included as part of our package.

Free time was spent doing our own thing, shopping for clothes, having spa treatments… whatever took our fancy at the time.

We also headed out of town to explore markets and wholesale outlets, stopping for lunch to admire the lush beauty of Ubud. When we left our resort accommodation, we seasoned shoppers stayed focused on  the shopping at hand despite the stunning scenery of central Bali.  We were women on a mission, after all.

So what did I buy during my week on Exclusively Bali’s Ultimate Homewares Tour? I did fall in love with so much, but knew I couldn’t buy it all….  I did buy some wonderful copper bowls, new cushions for my home, perfume that I’d been trying to find for a few years, brass handles for my wardrobes, placemats, carvings, compressed towels and holders (the kind you find in restaurants). It didn’t seem like a lot at the time, but I had to buy another suitcase to get my loot home.

Once again, thank you to Exclusively Bali for an unforgettable tour”.

TESTIMONIAL 4:

2017 from Julie:  I did the tour with my girlfriend who was renovating and needing inspiration.  I just needed a break so Bali sounded like a great idea.  I cant believe how much I bought and how I was able to do that and relax as well!  My girlfriend had design inspiration in spades and is now considering bringing back a container of goods. I cant recommend the Exclusively Bali tour enough.  Just do it!

TESTIMONIAL 5:

2017 from Suzie:  What a wonderful experience!  Great tour, great ladies, great fun! Brenda was so accommodating and helpful in every way.  I shopped, I made new friends – and I “found myself ” again after years of just being a busy mum.  I truly loved the Exclusively Bali Tour and am recommending it to all my friends and family!”

TESTIMONIAL 6:

2017 from Rebecca:  I was hesitant joining as I was travelling alone. I  needn’t have bothered being concerned though as everyone was so welcoming.  We were taken to stores I never even knew existed – and yet I’ve been to Bali multiple times.  I loved that everything was organised down to the last detail.  I have a busy job and found it so wonderful to not have to think for once.  I cant wait to return with my husband and do even more shopping!  (Another persons luggage allowance will make all the difference! lol)  Thank you for a great trip Exclusively Bali!

** For further information, simply register your interest via email to exclusivelybali@gmail.com   

** Be quick to secure your place. Places strictly limited.

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ULTIMATE HOMEWARES TOUR

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Heads up Ladies!

Exclusively Bali is excited to announce a ladies-only Ultimate Homewares Tour!

Immerse yourself in true Exclusively Bali-style hospitality staying at the stunning Royal Beach Seminyak Resort!

During your stay enjoy a fully hosted tour inclusive of:

  • private airport transfers
  • 6 nights luxury beachfront accommodation
  • daily breakfast
  • fully escorted shopping to handpicked retail and wholesale outlets
  • guided Tegalalang and Ubud shopping
  • 5 star dining
  • delicious high tea
  • indulgent spa treatment

And still plenty of opportunities to grab some ‘me time’ or relax with some like-minded ladies.

Come along with your bestie, your mum or your daughter or be very welcomed as a solo guest.

Dates are from 1st – 7th December, 2015 – just in time for Christmas!

Note: This tour will be kept small and exclusive.  Numbers are strictly limited!

For more information on this or FUTURE TOURS, register via email to exclusivelybali@gmail.com

Wrought iron ❤️LOVE…

Over the years, I have often frequented a little wrought iron store in Seminyak, purchasing a variety of items from fruit bowls to candelabras.  They’re always so easy to bring home as they truly are indestructible!

A recent visit however, showed this little shop was now selling the very fashionable coloured wrought iron products.

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The range included animal figurines, chandeliers (extra small/small/medium/large), peacock chairs, pineapples, candelabras, loveseats, garment accessories, home décor, shelving…  and the list continues.

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Multiple colours are available as well as the original black.

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These items are listed as being hand-made.  Retail and wholesale prices, on request.

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Contact:  Agus at “Rainbow Bali Iron Work”

Shop:  Jalan Drupadi No. 2 Basangkasa, Seminyak

Phone:  0361 731833

Email enquiries: rbw_iron@yahoo.com

  • If you contact Rainbow Bali Iron Work, please let them know that “Exclusively Bali” have recommended them – and I might get a discount the next time I shop there!  lol.

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Looking for a little Moroccan light….. or 3?

Lighting stores are popping up frequently in the tourist strip of Bali.

One such store is Suka Ashih Shop. It’s bursting at the seams with marvellous Moroccan lighting!

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Wholesale and retail prices are available here.  They will also make to order.

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It’s a little like an Aladdin’s cave of lighting where space is at a premium.  If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, so to speak and doing a little rummaging, you may well discover a special find here.

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Happy shopping!!

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SUKA ASIH SHOP

Jl. Br. Raman – Kerobokan

No 18 Kuta – Denpasar

Ph: (0361) 733284

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

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A beautiful mirror can transform the plainest of walls by reflecting light, opening up space, and adding a touch of instant style.  Like a piece of artwork, mirrors can be used throughout your home to create visually appealing focal points that can really take your breath away.

“Qubu Mirror” is a fave little Venetian mirror shop on Jl. Drupadi in Seminyak.

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Qubu Mirror has a nice selection of Venetian mirrors that they will happily pack for you in bubble wrap, box and string.  Packed so well in fact that if you are flying home, you can either send it through in your checked luggage, marked ‘Fragile’ or if it’s not too large, carry on-board your flight as hand luggage.

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I’ve done this on several occasions with no breakages, so far….touch wood!

QUBU MIRROR

Address:  Drupadi No 3, Seminyak

Phone: +62 81 338 121 346

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For Home Interior Enthusiasts…

CARGA is a personal fave retail emporium choc full of homewares, crockery, cushions, candles, incense, soap, personal adornments, recycled boat wood products, vintage posters on wood panels, gift paper, furnishings…. The list is long.
You’ll see various traditional Indonesian made products here involving batik, double ikat and teak wood, and you’ll be inspired.
Allow plenty of time to peruse. I never, EVER leave empty handed!
Address:
Jl. Petitenget No. 886, Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361
+62 361 8478173
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TIP: After all your retail therapy, enjoy tea at the delightful Biku tea house – which is is right next door.
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Bali Market Shopping and PRICE Guide

Market shopping 

Bargaining – you either love  it or loathe it!

Either way, consider these tips:

  • keep smiling
  • never say this is your first trip to the island (even if it is)
  • have a clear price you are willing to pay before you start negotiating
  • be mindful that they do this for a living so are likely to be more skillful/persistent than you are
  • go early for best “Morning Price”
  • be prepared to walk away
  • if you think it’s a reasonable price, then do the deal
  • remember that 10,000Rp is equal to approximately $1.00Aus
  • watch the zero’s on your notes as it can be confusing.

Above all, always keep your sense of humour!!

ROUGH GUIDE TO MARKET PRICES

Please note:

These prices from Tripadvisor are VERY outdated. I recommend you use them as a GUIDE only.  (Be generous in your negotiations.  Some peoples livelihoods may depend on it!)

Stay tuned for a CURRENT Market Price Guide, coming soon!

Bamboo Wind chimes: Sml – Lge RP 10000 – 20,000

Baskets…set of 3 with mesh tops for food 50 000

Batik bags 30 000 with Bali written and 45 000 plain

Beach towels (toughen up princess , Bintang etc) 50 000 rp

Beaded purses, 20 000 to 30 000 for larger size

Board shorts RP 30 000 35 000rp

Bracelets, wide knitted stretch beaded 10 000rp, chunky beaded 20 000rp.

Caps Baseball Peaked RP – 15 000, 20 000rp

Car steering wheel ( timber and with boss kit) 150 000

Cardigans light weight plain coloured mesh RP 35 000 + to larger size printed with hood 85 000

Cushion covers RP 25 000 – 30 000

Denim skirts, branded 70 000rp

Dresses (summer market style batik , Rayon or crinkle) RP 35 000 to 80 000 depending on size and length

Dresses , cut on the bias flowing 3/4 length 100 000rp and long 120 000rp

Earrings (market danglies) 10 000rp ,20 000rp

Earrings, pearl studs 20 000rp +

Flags/umbal umbals 25 000rp each + for longer

Frangipani butterfly hair clips 10 000 medium sized single frangipani. 15 000 multiple small frangipanis on clip

Handbags (department store, hardy’s, Ramayanas etc) no brand…RP 50 000 – 70 000 depends on size

Handbags better quality and a brand name etc 130 000 to 160 000rp.

Incense and oils 5000RP to 20 000rp

Ikat style throw blankets 100 000 to 150 000rp

Kids T-shirts/Singlets RP 15 000 – 20 000

Kimonos (satin) RP 50 000

Ladies fashion stretch tops in markets (lace, print etc) 60 000rp

Ladies tops made from a sarong 35 000 to 70 000rp

Large Overnight Bag RP 180 000 – 200 000

Lawang root oil (bottle) they come in and sell to you in restaurants 25 000rp

Masks RP15 000+

Mens shorts, short pull on 30 000, longer fitted striped 70 000rp.

Necklaces beach to markets RP 10 000 – 25 000, boutique shops 50 000 plus

Pashminas 50 000 – 80 000rp

Pearls, twisted double strands 70 to 100 000rp, long with stones too.. up to 150 000rp.

Placemats Wooden RP 12 000 to 15 000

Placemats thick cinnamon printed 40 000 each

Puppets large 100 000rp

Rayon pants 35 000 +

Sandals, soft leather 60 000rp

Sarong dress with elastic in back 35 000rp

Sarongs Short wrap (basic printed) RP 15 000

Sarongs Long RP 25 000 – 35 000

Sarongs, Very fancy cut out or painted and fancily gold or silver embroidered (turtles, elephants, geckos etc) 60 to 160 000rp.

Singlets /tank tops 25 000 rp

Silk mix scarves and sequined scarves 25 000 – 50 000RP

Shirred dress 35 000rp to 65 000rp depending on size and length

Shirred top and similar styles 25 000rp to 35 000rp

Shirts Collared Polo’s RP 25 000 to 35 000

Shoes (dressier, sling backs , suede , studded etc) 75 000rp to 90 000

Stubby holders packs of 6 – 20,000 rp

Sunglasses 30 000 rp

summer shorts Ladies/ girls (checked etc with zip) about 50 000rp

Table runner 30 000rp 1.5 meter satin with elephants etc , up to 50 000rp for 2 meters or woven ones are up to 70 000rp, batik Table runners (tootsies) are 50 000rp.

T-shirts (always buy larger as will shrink) 35 000rp up to large, 40 000 XL plus Bintang 25 000

Umbrella / ceremonial 60 000 rp

Umbrella for rain 35 000rp, 40 000rp

Watches RP 30 000 to 70 000rp (Bagus watch shop more expensive but gorgeous)

Wallet mens, branded, Black Leather RP 35 000rp

Wallet ladies , branded, 40 000 rp to 50 000rp

 

Happy shopping!

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Price information – as per current tripadvisor