The cultural and spiritual heart of Bali
Set amidst miles of tropical rain forest and rippling rice terraces, famed as the heartland of Balinese culture, Ubud is a mammoth Indonesian tourist draw, home to a lively, traditional art and entertainment scene as well as some great historical tinges that really bring the city to life. Majestic temples rise out of hillsides with stone stairways leading to sacred hidden gardens, locals deliver daily offerings of rice and flowers to their gods in clouds of flavored smoke and monkeys lazily groom each other beneath the trees. This idyllic setting sounds like a work of fiction, but it exists.
Ubud is a town rich in culture, art and Balinese tradition where the buildings are intricately and lavishly decorated and the streets are scattered with colorful flower petals from Hindu rituals. Attractions are diverse, and many visitors content themselves with simply walking the streets and exploring the extraordinary array of arts and crafts being produced in front of their eyes. Exploring the history of the villages (and Bali itself) is an exciting undertaking, too, with a phenomenal selection of museums to look around, as well as ample cultural performances.
Ubud is the cultural and spiritual heart of Bali: the heart is the inner temple of Spirit, the creative source of Beauty, and the place of limitless Love.
Rated the Best City in Asia 2010, Ubud is a peaceful village surrounded by emerald green rice fields, deep jungles and villages. Ubud is the setting for Elizabeth Gilbert’s travels featured in Eat, Pray, Love.
Spirit, Beauty, and Love. That is Ubud.
Due to its elevation at 600 m above sea level, Ubud enjoys cooler temperatures than the coast, and it is sometimes necessary to bring a pullover for the evening. The midday sun can still be scorching though and the humidity often relentless, a murderous combination for temple tramping which, in hilly Ubud, usually requires climbing up and down staircases. (Head out early to beat the heat and the crowds.) If there is a time to avoid, it would be the depths of the wet season in January and February — when it rains in Ubud, it really rains.
Accommodations in Ubud
With 19 rooms, this property contains all the amenities and services you would expect from a 4.5-star hotel. Bathrobes, internet access – LAN, in room safe, bathtub are among the amenities guests will find in every room. USD 119 per night. Book Now!
Guests will enjoy the hotel’s excellent facilities and services including tours. Unwind after your day with a choice of massage, garden – just a few of the hotel’s excellent sporting and leisure offerings. USD 120 per night. Book Now!
This hotel combines first-class service and the most modern facilities, offering guests quality accommodation since 2011. After a day of work or exploring, spa, outdoor pool, jacuzzi are some of the ways to unwind.Other features at the hotel include salon, shops, room service. USD 153 per night. Book Now!
This deluxe resort and spa is well-known for total privacy and complete facilities.The property is only three kilometers from central Ubud.Its guestrooms come with modern amenities and fine décor exuding tropical Balinese charm. Suited for corporate and individual guests who prefer a quiet retreat. USD 93 per night. Book Now!
The hotel provides superior recreational and leisure facilities including massage. The hotel blends expert service with state-of-the-art facilities to provide guests with a memorable stay. USD 90 per night. Book Now!
Ubud Travel Guide
Ubud is arguably the best place to use as a base if you’re visiting Bali; if you’re looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration. Read more
Ubud is a tranquil place that attracts people who prefer arts and culture to the party scene. Still there are things to do in Ubud after dark, including a spot of party action for those who need it. Read more…
Ubud seems to be the center for body healing and relaxation with over hundred of places to chose from. Even though small beauty salons can’t match the ambience of luxury hotels and resort spas, they may offer a variety of equally good treatments with Balinese music, aromatic oils, fresh flowers that sooth and relax. Read more…
There is a mixed choice of Ubud restaurants such as the classy modern looking restaurants, restaurants that only serve organic food and drinks or restaurants that have a gorgeous garden where you can sit on a big pillow on the floor and relax for hours after a long day. After just a couple of meters you will bump into one again. So no chance of getting hungry here. Read more…
Despite its reputation as being the cultural center of the island, the area surrounding Ubud is also home to dvierse landscapes ideal for an adventurours Bali tour. Read more…
Ubud will seem like a refreshing change with a calm pace of life and roads much less congested. Public transportation in Ubud is a little limited and there are no metered taxis based in Ubud. Read more…
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