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
Adiwana Monkey Forest
Adiwana Monkey Forest
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$158 per night

Located in Ubud City-Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Komaneka Fine Art Gallery, Ubud Monkey Forest, and Ubud Traditional Art Market. Ubud ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)

"We were made to feel really special by the fantastic staff at the hotel. Nothing was too much trouble and special praise to Ratna who was excellent. The room and facilities were first class. Nice setting considering it’s on a Main Street in Ubud. Great location and short walk to monkey forest. Had ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb,2020

Adiwana Monkey Forest
SereS Springs Resort & Spa Singakerta
SereS Springs Resort & Spa Singakerta
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$115 per night

This family-friendly Ubud hotel is located on the riverfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Candi Tebing Jukut Paku and Ubud Monkey Forest. Ubud Traditional Art Market ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (285 reviews)

"This was the nicest hotel we stayed at in Bali, it was great!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar,2020

SereS Springs Resort & Spa Singakerta
The Sankara Resort by Pramana
The Sankara Resort by Pramana
4 out of 5
The price is SG$86 per night

Situated on the boardwalk, this spa resort is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Neka Art Museum and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Gaya Art Space. Campuhan Ridge Walk and Ubud Royal ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (201 reviews)

"Beautiful property and wonderful customer service."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar,2020

The Sankara Resort by Pramana

Popular places to visit in Ubud

Ubud Monkey Forest
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Ubud Monkey Forest

4.5/5(320 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.

Puri Lukisan Museum
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Puri Lukisan Museum

Discover the unique style of Balinese art at the island’s oldest art museum, established by a Dutch painter and the former prince of Ubud.

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 things to do in Ubud

Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more
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Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more

SG$101
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
White Water Rafting & Zip Line Experience
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White Water Rafting & Zip Line Experience

SG$67
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Kintamani Cycling Tour Bali
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Kintamani Cycling Tour Bali

SG$55
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Telaga Waja River Rafting
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Telaga Waja River Rafting

SG$50
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Bali Sensational: Ubud and Tanah Lot Temple Tour
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Bali Sensational: Ubud and Tanah Lot Temple Tour

SG$120
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Bali Swing Tegalalang, Monkey Forest and Volcano Day Tours
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Bali Swing Tegalalang, Monkey Forest and Volcano Day Tours

SG$17
Per adult

Reviews of Ubud

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Apr 2020

Ubud was wonderful if had sea I would never have left

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

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