Ubud Bali Travel Guide

Ubud Travel Guide

Ubud is Bali’s cultural heart, located in the centre of Bali amongst the cooler mountains and rice fields. Ubud is about 1hrs drive north of the aiport.
Ubud and surrounding villages specialise in crafts and wood carving and some of the best artists can be found here as well.

Accommodation in Ubud

With so many amazing hotels in Ubud, finding the best one can be a real challenge, so to help you making the right choice here are our favourite hotels in Ubud.

  • Furama Villas
  • FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa
  • Kamandalu Ubud
  • Komaneka at Bisma
  • Komaneka at Tanggayuda
  • Nandini Bali Jungle Resort
  • Pertiwi Resort
  • Santi Mandala Villa
  • Saren Indah Hotel
  • The Samaya Ubud

Dining in Ubud

Ubud offers a wealth of dining venues, from traditional village roadside stalls selling local fare to modern fine dining restaurants

  • Locavore
  • Bridges Bali
  • Mozaic Restaurant
  • Cascades at The Viceroy Bali
  • Luxe Cafe
  • Petani at Alaya Ubud
  • Seniman Coffee Studio
  • Bebek Tepi Sawah
  • Nauthy Nuri’s
  • Warung Bodag Maliah

Things to do in Ubud

Ubud, near Bali’s cool central upland, is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and majestic age-old royal palaces, to wonderful panoramas of green hillsides and rice

  • Goa Gajah Elephant Cave
  • Ubud Monkey Forest
  • Tegallalang Rice Terraces
  • Puri Saren Royal Palace
  • Blanco Renaissance Museum
  • Agung Rai Museum of Art
  • Setia Drama House of Masks
  • Bali Bird & Reptile park
  • Bali Zoo
  • Campuhan Ridge Walk

Bars & Clubs in Ubud

Ubud, near Bali’s cool central upland, is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and majestic age-old royal palaces, to wonderful panoramas of green hillsides and rice

  • Royal Palace Cultural Night Performances
  • Laughing Buddha Bar
  • Jazz Cafe Bali
  • CP Lounge
  • XL Shisha Lounge
  • The Melting Pot
  • Cafe Havana
  • Fly Cafe
  • Bunute Restaurant & Bar
  • Bar Luna

Shopping in Ubud

Ubud, near Bali’s cool central upland, is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and majestic age-old royal palaces, to wonderful panoramas of green hillsides and rice

  • Ubud Art Market
  • Sukawati Art Market
  • Guwang Art Market
  • Celuk Gold and Silversmiths
  • Tegallalang Handicrafts
  • Jean-François Fichot
  • Shalimar
  • Threads of Life
  • Ikat Batik
  • Monkey Forest Street