Nestled in the heart of Bali is the small town of Ubud, which is considered the cultural centre of Bali. Ubud, whose name is derived from the Balinese word for medicine, was first known as a source of medicinal plants and herbs. The town is now full of artists’ shops and galleries, and there are plenty of architectural delights to be enjoyed as well. Though it appears to be one town, Ubud actually consists of fourteen different small villages. Overall, the climate, culture, and atmosphere of the town make it a welcoming, serene place to be.
- Visit the village of Bedulu to see the 9th century Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), a significant Hindu and archaeological site in Bali.
- Dine at the restaurant at the Chedi Club Tanah Gajah hotel and enjoy the views of Ubud's lush rice paddies and the rain forest just beyond the rice paddies.
- Have lunch at a local cafe in JI Monkey Forest after a day of touring the neighbourhood’s art galleries in Bali.
The island is served by Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport. Bemos go to Ubud from Bali's capital city of Denpasar, and the journey takes about an hour. You can also take a taxi there, though it is best to charter the taxi for the day to avoid the 30% surcharge for travelling outside of the town. Perama bus line also offer daily bus trips to Ubud. Your hotel might offer complementary transport services to the town, and cars are available for hire at various car hire services around the airport.
67 hotels in Ubud
Surrounded by charming rice terraces, wide-flowing rivers and lush greeneries, Ubud Green Resort Bali is a modern sanctuary catering to leisure travellers visiting Ubud. Apart from exploring... More
Set in the stunning beauty of the river gorge below and nestled amid the raw nature of forest, Nandini Bali Jungle Resort and Spa Ubud comprises a traditional Balinese hospitality and conceals an... More
From the breathing views in villas and pavilions to the attentive Balinese staff, Tjampuhan Hotel Bali provides quality accommodation and royal hospitality. Art lovers can visit the ARMA, where... More
The Kayon resort is perched on Ubud hills side, surrounded with holy Petanu River and lush tropical rainforest gives a relaxing vibe. Kayon means tree of life creations and secret that grows from... More
Set in a 10-hectare garden bounded by rice paddies and the Petanu River, Maya Ubud Resort & Spa makes for a tranquil Bali retreat for holidaymakers looking for chic and quiet accommodations in this... More
The Ubud Village Resort & Spa welcomes holidaymakers to plush Balinese accommodations surrounded by picturesque rice paddy terraces in Ubud. Vacationers at this stylish retreat stop by... More
Nestled amid rice fields on the rolling hills of Ubud, The Samaya Ubud give holidaymakers a charming tropical hideaway right in the cultural and artistic hub of Bali. This luxury accommodations... More
The Mansion Resort Hotel & Spa Bali welcomes guests with quality accommodation and friendly services in Bali close to city attractions such as Pura Besakih and Pura Kehen. GeneralThe Mansion... More
Located in the artisan village of Pengosekan, The Grand Sunti Ubud offers a stylish mix of modern and traditional design with a natural garden that complements the beauty of its surroundings. The... More