Ubud Holidays

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.

Destination Highlights
  • The cultural heart of Bali
  • Incredible jungle scenery
  • Arts and crafts villages
  • Ideal twinned with a beach resort

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Swimming pool

Maya Ubud Resort and Spa

Ubud

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

£1,379 pp

Maya Ubud Resort and Spa
Hillside Villa

The Samaya Ubud

Ubud

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Guide Price

£1,619 pp

The Samaya Ubud

Pita Maha Resort and Spa

Ubud

H&J Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

£1,349 pp

Pita Maha Resort and Spa

Furama Villas & Spa Ubud

Ubud

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Guide Price

£1,199 pp

Furama Villas & Spa Ubud
  • Sacred monkey forest

    The Sacred Monkey Forest

    The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud is a nature reserve and temple complex that should be high on your must-see list when visiting Bali. It's home to approximately 600 cheeky long-tailed macaque monkeys who are believed to protect the area from evil spirits, as well being home to 115 different species of tree and three stunning temples. The forest is not just a tourist attraction; it's also an important research and conservation spot where experts study the behaviours of the monkeys and preserve their natural habitats. Get up close to the playful creatures, feed them and learn more about their lifestyle and meaning to local culture.

  • Goa Gajah Temple

    Also known as the 'Elephant Cave', Goa Gajah is situated in the small village of Bedulu a few miles from central Ubud. Dating back to the 11th Century, the temple was originally built as a place for meditation and is now a popular tourist attraction and place of historical significance. As you descend the steps of the temple to the main site, you'll find a large outdoor meeting hall along with an assortment of large old stone carvings, some of which have been resorted to their original beauty. The site is also home to a pool that features five stunning statues of Hindu angels. The southern end of Goa Gajah boasts beautiful rice fields and calming streams that lead to the Petanu River. Like most temples in Bali, sarongs and waist sashes must be worn when visiting Goa Gajah.

  • Cooking Class

    Take a cooking class

    What better way to recreate your holiday when you return home than by learning how to make your favourite Indonesian dishes? Most hotels in Ubud offer cooking classes or you can also book to join a class at a restaurant in the town. Visit the market with your chef to select the freshest ingredients before returning to your kitchen and letting the culinary journey begin.

  • Valerie, Destination Specialist

    Valerie

    Destination Specialist

    Whilst in Ubud make sure to book a trip to the Tegallalang rice terraces. Situated around 20 minutes outside of central Ubud you can walk through the pathways of these beautiful rice terraces and even get the chance to meet the local families who work to cultivate the rice.

Types of Ubud holidays

Ubud Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

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