If you are tired of your monotonous routine, and you want to head somewhere to spend a relaxing time, Bali is the right choice for you. You are going on vacation with your partner, you are planning a honeymoon trip, a family trip, or a friend’s trip Bali is the place where you will experience the magic of this Island. here, we recommend the best things to do in Ubud, Bali so you can make your trip more amazing.
Bali has so much to offer, with some amazing activities and best things to do in Bali. This magical island also offers you beautiful beaches, Rice fields, breathe taking temples, and amazing bars and restaurants.
Bali trip needs proper planning, Bali isn’t a small island it has many areas and it’s difficult to choose which area you have to stay that’s perfect for everything you want to do during your relaxing and magical vacation. So we have put together a complete guide in different parts which cover the whole Bali and these guides will help you in many ways. You can choose which activity you should do, where to eat and stay also we will tell you how you can travel Bali in the budget, also you can make Bali trip a luxury one.
Bali weather is divided into two main seasons. One is wet season (Oct to March) in which you will experience daily rain but just for a couple of hours. After a rain everything looks more beautiful and green but in this season Bali gets hot and humid as well. The second season is a dry season (April to Sep), we will not recommend you to travel in February because in this month it heavily rain almost every day and it can ruin your some of the outdoor activities.
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If you are not a fan of too much crowd avoid visiting Bali in July and August because it’s the peak season and hotel rates are quite high as compared to other months. Our recommendation is to visit in May/June and Sep in these three months Bali is less crowded and hotels rates are not too much high.
Where to Stay in Ubud
There are lots of options to stay in Bali, Villas are the most common lodging in Bali. Villas offer you a little paradise with beautiful gardens and pools. We recommend to stay in Ubud and find a place near Monkey Forest Road a center of Ubud from here you can go everywhere by foot.
Here we recommend you our favorite places to stay:
The Kayon Resort:
If you are looking for a luxurious stay, Kayon Resort, Ubud is the place. It offers you a beautiful view of the historical Petanu River and jungle. It also have rooms of the resort which are luxurious and air-conditioned with a beautiful terrace and marble bathrooms.
Sapodilla Ubud is also an excellent property. Agung Rai Museum of Art and Wayang Kulit is a 10-minute walk from the Sapodilla. This hotel offers an outdoor pool, concierge services, and a restaurant.
If you are planning a budget trip, so there are also many hostel options available in Ubud.
If you want something more luxurious hotel or resort, we recommend you to stay in four seasons at Sayan. This property is few minutes from Ubud and its located right on the Ayung River.
Four seasons offer you world-class massage, meditation, and Yoga. This is property is perfect for couples who want to relax and restore their inner power and peace under peaceful canopies. This resort is far from the busy and crowded area.
Walk Through the Monkey Forest:
Let’s start your Bali trip, on the first day, start your day with Monkey Forest, pay a small admission fee to walk into the forest. When you reach at the entrance lots of monkeys big and small will greet you, you will also see wrestling and fighting between some bigger monkeys. Don’t forget to take precautions when you offer them a banana they might jump on you, sit on your lap or maybe on your head. Yes there is a chance that they can bite or scratch you. Our advice is that if you want to take pictures with them just don’t trick them give them a REAL BANANA, because if they realize that you don’t have the food they will definitely bite you. And if unfortunately something happens there are many clinics in Ubud who offers rabies shots, in case you get bitten.
You are in Bali to clear your mind and relax Right? We highly recommend The Yoga Barn. This is an amazing place where you can relax and stretch your body with an amazing view. The Yoga Barn offers many yoga classes (Many of them are free in Styles) such as Yin, Power, Pranayama, Vinyasa flow, Hatha, and Leyngar.
Experience the beauty of Rice Fields in Ubud
In the afternoon walk around in small pathways of Ubud experience the beauty and learn the tradition of the town.
At four seasons Sayen you can experience Bali’s magnificence and tradition by spending a day with the local farmers, wandering through the beautiful Rice Field and paths of Jungle along with the Ayung River.
In Rice Field, you can have breakfast and you can also help local farmers to plant rice, conclude your day with traditional bath ritual and calming Balinese massage, Amazing Right?
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Cozy Up at a Cafe
In Ubud you will find many cozy cafes, we recommend you to try a few different and have an amazing breakfast.
Try Shaby Chic Art Kafe, have fresh juice and light meal, café is located near the Ubud market and Monkey forest, so you can stop here before starting your trip and recharge yourself.
Visit Pura Tama Saraswati
After breakfast visit beautiful temple Pura Tama Saraswati, you will find this temple easily because its located in the center of Ubud. This temple builds in honors Saraswati, The goddess of literature, knowledge, and Art. Temple is surrounded by a tranquil water garden is filled with lots of lotus flowers.
Shop at the Ubud Markets
As we told you before Bali have much to offer, so in Bali trip, you can also do shopping. Head to the Ubud local markets, from these markets you can Bali local products which are quite expensive than other South Asia destinations. But bargaining is the key, sometimes shopkeeper will start from 150000 IDR, but after bargain, you can probably get that thing in 50000 IDR
Farm to Fork
Like amazing cafes there are lots of restaurant options available in Ubud for Lunch and dinner, we recommend you to must try two impressive restaurants Sari Organik and The Elephant. It’s difficult to find Sari Organik but the restaurants are popular in Ubud so you can ask any local and they will guide you.
You will find a small wooden sign of restaurant when you passing through the rice field and beautiful bungalows until you reach there.
Sari Organik have their own organic farm across the road. You can visit the farm and select whatever you want to eat like fruits, vegetables, and spices, they will make for you in the restaurant.
Attend the Bali Spiritual Festival
Bali Spirit Festival is the most splendid and popular festival in Ubud and is held annually. This festival held in March or in early April, from a number of years this event has been running, this event brings together Yogis, Dancers, Musicians from across the world. Visitors from over 50 countries come to Ubud to attend Bali Spirit Festival events, like concerts, demonstrations, talks, workshops, and more.
Hope our article best things to do in Ubud Bali, will help you plan your tour to Bali!