Ubud Travel Guide


Ubud is more of a traditional town that’s surrounded by rainforest and terraced rice fields, I highly recommend visiting here so you can see a different side to Bali. We decided to stay for three nights and I felt like that was the right amount of time as it allowed me to fully unwind and relax. One downside to Ubud is that because it’s a rainforest it wasn’t really warm enough to lie around by the pool, so you will need to look at other ways to relax.


What to do

There are so many options on what you can do in Ubud, here is a few of my must do’s:


  • Goutama Spa , seriously best spa we went to. The girls who worked here were so friendly and they have good package deals. We opted for the Bima Package, which was two hours long and only $20NZD. It involved a Balinese massage, a milk bath with body exfoliate and a herbal facial.

  • Monkey Forest, this experience has made me dislike these little fellas as they were swinging from this girls ponytail and steal lots of tourist items, but a good thing to tick off the Bali to do list.

  • Rice Terraces, words cannot describe how beautiful these are. You can do bike tours and scooter tours to make a day out of it.

  • Tegenungan Waterfall

  • Bali Swing, looks incredible but I am way to scared of heights to try this. If you are brave enough let me know.

  • Yoga, so many options. Brad had agreed to do one with me, but I was guttered the night before I fell over on there footpaths and hurt my leg, butt and toes so was a bit too sore the next day.


Where to eat

The food here is incredible!! Not only in Ubud, but Bali in general. My favourite place to that was a cafe called Kafe. They had an amazing green juice and made some great Mexican tacos, so the best thing was that it catered for Brad as well.

While in Ubud there was a New Zealand vs Australia rugby game on so we headed to The Melting Pot, which was a typical sports bar. The food here was expensive but it had a good atmosphere and was full of Kiwi’s, which made it fun to watch.


Where to stay

We stayed at JunJungan Suite, which was a five minute drive to the main town and was surrounded by the most beautiful rice fields. When looking for a place to stay I knew that I didn’t want to stay in the town as this was the part of my trip that I wanted to switch off and really relax and this place was perfect for it. There is so many options for accommodation to choose from, so pick one that caters best for what you are after.


Where to shop

The Ubud market is incredible, so many crafty stalls that had beautiful interior pieces, jewellery and amazing artwork. For guys I recommend checking out this little store called Tn Parrot, which has nice cotton shirts with cool designs. I ended up getting my Dad his Father’s Day present from here.


Have you been to Ubud? Let me know if check out any of my recommendations xxx.