Bali Masari Villas & Spa is well located for serious shopping. It is situated only three kilometers from the centre of Sukawati and its famous art market where you can buy Balinese handcrafts, paintings and the rich trappings of Balinese tradition such as gold umbrellas and embroidered cloth.
The main road east of Sukawati is lined with jewelry shops selling a wide range of mostly silver jewelry which is exported all over the world. To the north are furniture and wood carvings and to the north-east stone sculptures.
Twenty minutes further on is Ubud, the artistic center of Bali, with a mindboggling array of galleries, restaurants and art shops. Ubud is the place for paintings, the monkey forest and just hanging around in a cool, green, lush countryside. Ubud is also the home of the lovers of an alternative lifestyle.
Fifteen minutes west of Masari is sleepy Sanur, the original tourist area of Bali, built in the late sixties. It has a newly-restored beach on a blue lagoon, while waves crash on the outer reef. Sanur has a good range of restaurants and shops.
Further afield, 45 minutes to the south-west, are Kuta and Seminyak where the party set hang out. Kuta is a jingle-jangle town of shops and bars preferred by those who want to surf and party. Seminyak is a more trendy European scene centered around the bars of Jalan Dhyna Pura and the restaurants of Jalan Oberoi.