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Set amid tropical jungle ravines, terraced rice paddies and emerald rolling hills, the town of Ubud has long been considered the spiritual and cultural hub of Bali.

A peaceful respite from the livelier Kuta, Ubud is all about kicking back, relaxing and being at one with nature. One of the town’s most famous attractions is the Ubud Monkey Forest – a dense swathe of jungle housing three holy temples and over 600 Balinese long-tailed macaques who delight in roaming the ancient site. Another must-see spot is the UNESCO-listed Tegalalang Rice Terrace, known for its photo opportunities, verdant scenery and the iconic ‘Love Bali’ swing.

The hilltop Campuhan Ridge Walk – the best-known of Ubud’s hiking trails – takes you on a journey through beautiful rice paddies and grasslands, from where you can enjoy sweeping countryside views. Another great lookout spot is the summit of Mount Batur – located about an hour or so north of town. Hikers enjoy climbing this active volcano to be rewarded with spectacular views of the crater and the shimmering Lake Batur.

Ubud is a great place to soak up Balinese culture. From the rock-hewn cave of Goa Gajah to the ancient Hindu temple of Pura Taman Saraswati, there are plenty of cultural gems dotted around this laid-back town. You can also shop for traditional Balinese arts and crafts at the Ubud Art Market, which famously featured in the film ‘Eat, Pray, Love’.


From $12 per night

Next weekend

From $19 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency Rp 1,000,000 = $64.58
Language Indonesian
Average weekend price $93 per night
Average weekday price $94 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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If you're looking to get your chakras aligned, or are...

November 25, 2023

If you're looking to get your chakras aligned, or are searching for the perfect crystal to harmonize your life energy, or want to experience a 10 day yoga cleanse retreat, Ubud is for you! Outside of woo, I didn't find a lot else that compares favorably to the other cheap and easily-visited destinations in Southeast Asia.

Anonymous United States of America

Much quieter than Kuta area.

November 23, 2023

Much quieter than Kuta area. This seems like the hill station of the island. The narrow winding roads are perfect and the shade of the trees make it cooler during the early morning and late evening hours. Love the cozy feeling of this town.

Zareen Qatar

Everything close by, massage places, nature all around, easy...

November 16, 2023

Everything close by, massage places, nature all around, easy access. Great food options, friendly people. Monkey forest is a wonderful half day out. Very entertaining! Great location for some day trips & mountain climbing.

clairegradwell Australia

I came to Ubud for a spiritual healing journey and that is...

November 11, 2023

I came to Ubud for a spiritual healing journey and that is what I found. Alongside meeting amazing people and seeing the most beautiful sites. Everybody is very friendly. Coming from cold Ireland I did find the intense humidity intense :)

Janine Ireland

Ubud was the perfect start to our Bali vacation.

November 9, 2023

Ubud was the perfect start to our Bali vacation. We chased waterfalls and had a private tour of some amazing temples. The downtown area was vibrant and had many good restaurants. If you get a chance go to Donna’s! It was an amazing meal and experience. You cannot go wrong in Ubud


Do the Campuhan Ridge Walk, a short climb from the centre,...

November 6, 2023

Do the Campuhan Ridge Walk, a short climb from the centre, near the temple. A nice green walk with great views and plenty of places to enjoy refreshments along the way. 25 min. each way. Avoid the Pura Taman Saraswati. The temple is clodef to foreign visitors and the grounds/ponds are under renovation. You pay IND 75.000 and are dressed in a sarong and headband. After that there is very little to see. Neka art museum is worth visiting. Ubud is totally aimed at foeijn visitors. Lots of western food for western prices.

Kim Netherlands

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