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.
71 hotels in Ubud
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Maintaining its reputation for excellent service, the Uma By Como with its contemporary accommodation provides the perfect as well as luxurious oasis in the city of Bali. GeneralMoreover, the... More
Nestled in the countryside setting in the heart of Nyuh Kuning village, a 260m away, the south outskirts of Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary with its relatively free traffic congestion zone, only a 10... More
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Payogan Villa Resort & Spa Bali is situated in the locality of Ubud, a good place to start the Bali vacation. This resort provides comfortable lodging and convenient transit options to city... More
Located in the centre of Ubud, Komaneka Resort is an ideal home base from which to explore Balinese culture. GeneralThe spa provides the ultimate indulgence by gracious staff in a beautiful... More
Perched on the slopes of a hill overlooking the lush Tjampuhan Valley, Pita Maha Resort & Spa Bali offers luxurious private villas to travellers for their intimate Balinese getaway. This Ubud... More
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
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Puri Sebali Resort a luxury traditional home in Ubud nestled on a ridge overlooking the verdant rice field. The resort offer three categories of expansive yet intimate suites and villas, each with... More
Maximizing the natural setting, Hanging Gardens Ubud is set high on gravity defining wooden pillars among the steep rice fields of Ubud. GeneralTwo infinity edged swimming pools, jacuzzi as well... More