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Ubud

Visit Hindu temples in lush forests, treat yourself to rejuvenating body treatments and discover the thriving arts scene of Bali's cultural capital.

Ubud is a traditional Balinese Hindu village and is known as the island’s artistic, cultural and spiritual heart. See typical Indonesian paintings, watch Balinese dancers, join a cooking class or revitalise with health treatments.

Explore Ubud on foot, bicycle or motorbike. Alternatively, hire a local guide who will point out the highlights. After your tour, shop for souvenirs along Jalan Raya and Dewi Sita, two of the main roads. At sunset, play badminton with the locals. Then, head to the ornate Puri Saren Palace, opposite the tourist centre on Jalan Raya, where dancers delight the crowds with a different performance each night.

Ubud is home to some of the finest art galleries in Bali. These galleries include the Neka Art Museum and the Museum Puri Lukisan. Don’t miss the chance to visit the extraordinary Don Antonio Blanco Museum, created by the “Dali of Bali” himself. At the Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), browse paintings done in the classical Balinese artistic style of Kamasan, learn how to dye fabric using the batik method, and see musicians perform.

Those who are into pampering and alternative healing will love Ubud’s health retreats. Join yoga sessions, enjoy rejuvenating body treatments and partake in cooking classes. Try something from the menu at a juice bar or at cafés and restaurants specialising in raw food and vegan cooking. 


Visit the many temples of Ubud to see the spiritual side of this part of Bali. Walk through a stone mouth to reach Goa Gajah, the mysterious Elephant Cave. Meet the macaques that live around temple complex in the Ubud Monkey Forest.

To enjoy the lush countryside, kayak on the Ayung River, hike along the Campuhan Ridge or book an elephant safari.

Ubud is located in central Bali. The village has accommodation for all budgets, both near the town centre and in the countryside. Denpasar International Airport is about an hour away by car and taxis have fixed rates.

Come to Ubud to immerse yourself in the Balinese way of life and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside.

Top hotels in Ubud

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Sankara Suites & Villas by Pramana
The Sankara Suites & Villas by Pramana
4 out of 5
Jl. Sri Wedari Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Ubud
SG$203
per night
12 Apr-13 Apr

Situated in Ubud, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional Art Market. Campuhan Ridge Walk and Ubud Monkey Forest are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)

"Loved my stay here really. Sad it was only a few short nights but very wonderful room, lovely staff, very accommodating. It is situated in a peaceful part of Ubud and they have a shuttle to take you to the more touristy attractions. Their breakfast is soooo delicious! and their Radha Spa is so beautiful. ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar,2020

The Sankara Suites & Villas by Pramana
The Udaya Resorts and Spa
The Udaya Resorts and Spa
4 out of 5
Jl. Sriwedari No 48B, Desa Tegallantang, Ubud, Bali
SG$165
per night
1 Apr-2 Apr

Situated in Ubud, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Ubud Royal Palace, Ubud Monkey Forest and Ubud Traditional Art Market. Campuhan Ridge Walk is 2 mi (3.3 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (118 reviews)

"It was a very relaxing atmosphere. And the staff was very attentive to our needs and went above and beyond to make our stay memorable."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar,2020

The Udaya Resorts and Spa
Alila Ubud. Bali
Alila Ubud. Bali
5 out of 5
Desa Melinggih Kelod, Gianyar, Ubud, Bali
Free cancellation
SG$200
per night
14 Apr-15 Apr

Situated in Ubud, this luxury hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Campuhan Ridge Walk, Pura Dalem Ubud and Tegallalang Rice Terrace. Ubud Monkey Forest and Bali ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (297 reviews)

"Magical experience, incredible Balinese hospitality and what a beautiful setting!! 10/10 would definitely come back and recommend to anyone. Also the breakfast is awesome!!!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan,2020

Alila Ubud. Bali

Popular things to do in Ubud

Ubud Monkey Forest
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Ubud Monkey Forest

4.5/5(319 reviews)

Enter a dense rain forest full of banyan trees and flowing streams to visit ancient Hindu temples and baths and see agile macaques swing in the treetops.

Agung Rai Museum of Art
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Agung Rai Museum of Art

Immerse yourself in Balinese culture at this interactive centre, enjoy a meal, or stay in the resort and relax in the peaceful natural setting.

Goa Gajah
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Goa Gajah

4.5/5(3 reviews)

This mysterious place just outside of Ubud houses a Hindu temple, statues, ponds and fountains from a time gone by.

Top activities in Ubud

Exotic Waterfall with Local Night Market Dinner
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Exotic Waterfall with Local Night Market Dinner

98% of travellers recommend
SG$75
Per adult
Jungle Buggies
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Jungle Buggies

90% of travellers recommend
SG$74
Per adult
Breakfast with Orangutans at Bali Zoo
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Breakfast with Orangutans at Bali Zoo

90% of travellers recommend
SG$72
Per adult
Pura Taman Ayun Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
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Pura Taman Ayun Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion

84% of travellers recommend
SG$70
Per adult
Bali Zoo Admission
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Bali Zoo Admission

86% of travellers recommend
SG$32
Per adult
Private Day Trip Mount Batur, Hot Springs & Monkey Forest
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Private Day Trip Mount Batur, Hot Springs & Monkey Forest

92% of travellers recommend
SG$110
Per adult

Reviews of Ubud

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 63.793103448275865%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 31.46551724137931%
3 - Okay
8
3 - Okay 3.4482758620689653%
2 - Disappointing
2
2 - Disappointing 0.8620689655172413%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.43103448275862066%

5/5 - Excellent

Cat

22 Mar 2020

Loved it here. Lots of restaurants and bars. Very friendly staff everywhere. Easy to walk around and felt totally safe.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

Ubud is lovely far and away the best place we visited in Bali

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Mar 2020

I highly recommend going to Ubud as you'll experience the true Balinese culture

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Feb 2020

Ubud was lovely. Buzzing during the day with lots of spas, places of interest and the market however, all the restaurant close at 10/11pm so if you go for dinner late, everything is shut.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

10 Feb 2020

Traffic to busy and unsafe walking

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Feb 2020

There are 3 rice field walks around Ubud. All beautiful. The ridge walk is great too. Hotel has clear map, which is really helpful. Antonio Blanco art gallery, Monkey forest great. Nightly dances at Ubud palace. Don’t miss Petulu at 6pm. Magical.

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