Ubud is centrally located amidst the rice paddies and step ravines giving this tourist destination a relaxing and cool ambience. Ubud is a famous tourist attraction frequent by many people when visiting the island of Bali. Littered with fanciful boutiques, cool cafes and many amazing restaurants, you wont’t have a hard time finding things to do here. Whether you want to kick start your food craze or just want to spend a whole day pampering yourself and doing nothing, below is a quick list of things to do in Ubud
Stay in a Private Villa
Over the course of 3 days in Ubud, we stayed in a beautiful property called Temuku Villa & Spa. Our villa had a private pool and patio which was located in the middle of the rice field. The view was amazing, lined up with lush tropical green plants. The accommodation was basic but inexpensive.
Treat yourself to a SPA
If you want to heal, pamper & rejuvenate Ubud is a massage heaven. Ubud is packed with spas & salons so there are plenty to choose from to focus on your personal needs. Most of the spas are beautifully located in the lush hillsides with splendid view over the rice fields.
Walk through the Monkey forest
Opening hours: Daily from 8.30am to 6pm
Explore the Rice Fields & Art Cafes
Visit Pura Taman Saraswathi – Water temple
This water temple is surrounded by tranquil water and garden filled with countless lotus flowers, certainly it is a beautiful place to take photos.
Watch the Legong Dance
Every night there is a Balinese Legong dance at the water temple and also Ubud palace. Legong is a traditional dance, where the dancers wear heavy make up and colourful balinese costume. The dance is very theatrical whereby the dancers convey a lot of emotion through their eyes. This is a must to watch when you are there. I enjoyed the performance very much.
Art Museum & Galleries
Tegallalang Balinese Rice Terrace
Coffee tasting in Pulina Coffee Plantation
Accommodations in Ubud are somewhat more reasonably priced than in the beach towns of Bali. The atmosphere here perhaps is the major attraction. I would sum up this way: Kuta is madness, Sanur is sterile, and Nusa Dua is culturally isolated & Ubud is the place to go.
Whether you are looking for a traditional Balinese experience or a relaxing getaway, Ubud is a dream destination for everyone travelling to Bali.