Travel Guide to Ubud
It is uncontested that Ubud is definitely one of the most favourite places in Bali. If we could sum up Ubud in only three words, it will absolutely be culture, yoga and healthy food. Wait, of course there is so much more! It is kind of touristy, but the culture and charm are still hanging there if you take the time to impress yourself. This might be one the reasons why many don’t usually taking a day trip to Ubud instead of in the morning and evening when the real charm is found and you can really go exploring. Get in touch a quick overview of some of favourite things in Ubud and much more exciting news below.
Sightseeing and Doing
One of the absolute likely things to do in Ubud is the Campuhan Ridge Walk. Easily accessible from the village, it allows you to have a memorable experience during the early morning or even evening walking while enjoying breath-taking views. Ubud is also a hub for Yoga. Do you want to try Yoga or already love it? Then Ubud is the best place to try it. Taste the purity of Yoga by taking some small-group classes at Bodyworks, Yoga Barn or Radiantly Alive. They have an important amount of members who will help you a lot. Another nice place to visit is Tegenungan Waterfall which is located about 30 minutes by car from Ubud. It is very well worth the trip. A mesmerizing waterfall view where you can also do some swimming.
Locals Culinary Tasting
It is mandatory and there are a lot of things you have to taste in Bali; the one and only : Babi Guling (suckling pig) Ibu Oka. Eating that is almost like a rite of passage in Ubud. Babi Guling is known as a traditional Balinese dish and a must try for lunch. The restaurant has three establishments and if you go to the main one (Jalan Suweta), make sure you go upstairs to taste a bit more of a traditional environment. The restaurants have lost a bit of their rustic charm and modernised over years, but you can still breathe the remained traditional atmosphere.
Do you prefer having sustainably sourced local ingredients? Then go to Locavore. It doesn’t look like any other restaurants in Bali and has its own uniqueness. You should book in advance because the restaurant is quite popular. Last but not the least; please do have a super yummy and authentic taste of the delicious coconut ice cream at Tukies. Once you will have tried this, you won’t be able to resist it.
Wait until you get there because you won’t believe what you find in Ubud and Bali in general when it comes to accommodation. Two of my most favourite hotels are Alila Ubud and Padma Resort Ubud. Both are located a little out of the centre of Ubud, but do not worry since they provide complimentary shuttles for the guests coming in. Those are great choices to enjoy the wonderful natural landscape surrounding Ubud. You can get a full relax ambiance and still be able to explore the village.