5 Best Deals & Unique Experiences On Kuta Beach, Bali By Beach Hawkers

5 Best Deals & Unique Experiences On Kuta Beach, Bali By Beach Hawkers
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Hawkers are not uncommon in Indonesia, especially on Kuta Beach, Bali. Some tourists may not feel too happy with their presence, as they might often come to you just to try to sell their goods or services. Nevertheless, hawkers in Kuta Beach, Bali (Indonesia) can be very helpful as they will provide you with a one-stop service, and you won’t need to go anywhere else to get different things. Just stay where you are and you will get them right there!

1. Get a temporary tattoo

5 best deals & unique experiences on kuta beach, bali by beach hawkers | get a temporary tattoo

Getting a tattoo while sunbathing on the beach? What a lovely idea, and you can get it here on Kuta Beach! You can buy the tattoo for 50,000 IDR (3.60 USD), or more depending on the tattoo size! You don’t have to worry about the hygiene and safety as the tattoo isn’t permanent, and no needle is being used during the process. The tattoo artist only uses paint for the tattooing process, and you won’t feel any pain at all! Before the tattooing begins, you will be shown hundreds of tattoo designs to choose from out of a small book. It’s amazing that the tattoo hawkers can paint many different tattoo designs inspired by Indonesia’s floral art named ‘Batik’ (you may want to get this one as this is the local specialty). You are also able to choose from different animals (e.g. a dragon) and human figures, such as a girl on a motorbike!

2. Get a new hairstyle

5 best deals & unique experiences on kuta beach, bali by beach hawkers | get a new hairstyle

What kind of hairstyle do you have? Have you ever had your hair braided? You can have it done in Kuta! In Kuta Square, you will see many men and women with long hair that has been braided wandering on the streets and shopping for souvenirs. At which hair salon do they get it done? Well, you’ll be surprised to know that the braiding isn’t done by a conventional hairdresser, but it’s done professionally by a ‘braider’, who doesn’t work at a hair salon, but at the beach! For 150,000 IDR (10.90 USD), you can get your hair braided by a Balinese lady. How many braids the braider can make for you will depend on your type of hair and how long it is, but normally you can get around 15 braids. She’s able to do this really fast, taking less than a minute to do one braid, and less than 30 minutes to do all the braids. This is one of the things you can show to your friends and family back home!

3. Get a body massage

5 best deals & unique experiences on kuta beach, bali by beach hawkers | get a body massage

Feeling tired after spending your day playing at the beach and strolling through Kuta Square? At Kuta Beach, you can also find body massage services for 75,000 IDR (5.40 USD). These ladies certainly are not amateurs. Not only do they know how to drive your fatigue away and make you relaxed by massaging your shoulders and back, but they understand how to do reflexology! A bit about reflexology, it’s generally known in the eastern culture that your soles and palms have acupunctural points that lead to your organs. Massaging the points can help to maintain the health of your organs. This is what the massager is going to do to the soles of your feet. Let her know if she’s putting too much pressure on your soles and she will do it with less pressure. If you’ve never had a massage before, you should definitely try this time. You will become more relaxed and feel healthier after the 45-minute massage by the sea.

4. Buy souvenirs from the hawkers

5 best deals & unique experiences on kuta beach, bali by beach hawkers | buy souvenirs from the hawkers

Another type of hawker are the ones that sell goods. Some sell things like hats, towels, slippers, or anything else you may need while at the beach. Although they sell these items at a slightly higher price than what you’d normally find in the stores, it’s worth it as you don’t need to bother going out of the beach area just to buy the necessities. In addition to that, many also sell souvenirs that you might not find at Kuta Square, something like handicrafts and seashells.

5. Buy fresh fruits on the beach

buy fresh fruits on the beach

You can definitely buy beer, juice, or iced coconut from some of the food stalls along the beach, but what about fresh fruit? No one sells fresh fruit except the hawkers! You know Kuta Beach is hot, and it’s really a blessing to find someone who comes to you offering fresh pineapples and mangoes. Although prices are higher than those at the local mini market, it’s still a good deal as they have brought the fruit all the way to the beach for visitors like you to enjoy.

No fixed prices

One thing to note is that there are no fixed prices in most areas around Kuta. The price you pay for one particular good or service will depend on your negotiation skills. It may seem like an unusual thing, but this is very common in Bali. So, are you ready for the bargain?

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