Tanjung Benoa used to be an old fishing town but as of late a flux of touristy accommodation and attractions have changed its face. The area is not the shopping paradise that is Kuta for example but it has plenty of options within its environs.

Tanjung Benoa is a good place for a relaxing beach holiday for the whole family and you could end your stay with a bit of retail therapy and presents for your friends back home. Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa is one the many choices available for those who seek family accommodation. Bali as a whole is a great place to indulge in a bit of holiday shopping and Tanjung Benoa offers a few good shopping options to the discerning traveller.

Bali Collection is a massive shopping compound in the area famed for its offering of shops that sell branded items and a spree of haute cuisine restaurants. The shopping complex features live entertainment with an occasional fashion show thrown in with the contribution of high-end boutiques within the complex.

If you are shopping for souvenirs, don’t miss a visit to Mertha Segara Samuh Art Market where you will find colorful artifacts, batik clothing, tote bags and miniature sculptures. Mertha Segara Samuh is accessible from Tanjung Benoa as well as neighbouring Nusa Dua.

The Sogo Department store is another shopping complex where visitors can find high-end fashion items as well as Balinese couture. A number of shops in the shopping centre sell world class perfume brands, shoes of the classy and stylish sort as well as accessories and cosmetics.

If you are not inclined to go through the exhausting bargaining experience for local handicrafts and souvenirs, Bu-Bu Art Shop is your solution. The prices tend to be slightly higher but the collection of packaged souvenirs like appealing fridge magnates, bottle openers, batik shirts and tropical print clothing make great presents.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+