Known as the beating cultural heart of beautiful Bali, Ubud provides the perfect blend of nature, history and a sense of wellbeing. Perched in the hills above Bali’s beach resorts, it’s a serene oasis like no other.
With predominantly small boutique hotels, Ubud offers a slice of tranquillity that will make the real world feel a million miles away. Soak up the stunning views of jungle, rice terraces and valleys and visit ancient temples for a taste of Balinese past. The nearby villages are bursting with art galleries and markets selling intricate local crafts, while the Sacred Monkey Forest is home to around 600 monkeys, all of whom are being carefully looked after in this lush conservation centre.
While it may be difficult to tear yourself away from the incredible views and peacefulness, we suggest also heading to the coastal resort of Candidasa that offers calm beaches and a laidback atmosphere with excellent diving opportunities as well.