UBUD TRAVEL GUIDE (WHERE TO GO, EAT, AND WHAT TO DO)
Out of all the three places we’ve visited on our Bali trip, Ubud is my favorite. Well, it’s easy to say that because we only stayed in Uluwatu for a day. I think there’s still more to explore around Uluwatu, but one full day is all that we have, so yeah.
Ubud was laidback and chill even though there’s a plethora of shops and restaurants here and there. It’s still peaceful and relaxing despite throngs of tourists. I wish we had stayed longer tho because we missed so much in our planned itinerary. We promised to go back in the future and me personally as I wanted to try other creative classes there.
It’s like you are in a compound with numerous houses. The Inn was quiet and there are a few tourists that are staying there as well. The room was big enough for 3 people. Lai and I shared the bed and Miggy got the other one which was beside the large window.
The room comes with a:
private bathroom (not really nice looking but it’s clean and big).
closet for your clothes
veranda with table and chairs
We also had
free wifi access (a bit slow, but that’s okay; more time to talk to your friends and get social)
Free breakfast (continental, American, or Balinese) plus fruits
Access to pool
It actually felt that you are just staying with your relatives you know? it’s homey and the staff are really nice and always smiling.
Few sockets (if you can, buy an extension)
The bathroom could be improved
Other options here:
SEE & DO
Balinese Cooking Class!
Tegallalang Rice terraces – Either you go here super early morning or before sunset (tho expect there’ll be LOTS of tourists). Prepare to hike down. Make sure to bring some quality footwear or spare (just in case).
Umapakel Agro Tourism –Want to try THE SWING and have free coffee and tea tasting? This is the place to be. You can find many swing spots around Ubud as far as I remembered while I was researching for the itinerary.
Fee: 200,000 IDR
Creative Class – One of the things I am excited about our Bali trip is taking at least 1 creative class (Batik, Balinese cooking, ceramic class to name a few). Fee: 350,000-375,000 for Balinese cooking
Shopping at Ubud Market – Best to go super early in the morning to shop and to avoid other tourists. We went here around before noon and there were a lot of people already.
Saraswati Temple – Go to the side part of the compound to take photos for your Insta needs
Ubud Palace – It’s a holiday when we arrived in Ubud and there are so many people inside so we scratched this off the itinerary.
There’s a Starbucks beside the Saraswati Temple that you could hang out with OR try the local coffee shops scattered around Ubud 🙂
Other Things to do:
Yoga at Yoga Barn
Movie Night at Paradiso
Ubud traditional Spa
Campuhan Ridge Walk
EAT & SIP
Baby Back Ribs and some Mi Goreng
Atman Cafe – Serves Organic and healthy meals
No Mas – Perfect place to have a beer or cocktails with your girls before calling it a night. Try the Bintang Beer.
IIGA Warung – best baby back ribs and serving is good enough for two. Quite pricey but meals can be shared so win-win!
Warung D’ Ubud – Try their Chicken satay meal!
Other recommendations :
OOTD at Saraswati Temple
Saraswati Temple at 3:00 pm
Strolling around Ubud by foot
Late Lunch at Atman Kafe
Instagrammable spot at Uma Pakel Agro Tourism
Paintings at the side of the road
Chicken Satay and Nasi Goreng
Cutest Swing at Uma Pakel Agro Tourism
Stopping by at some store around Ubud
Oh, just enjoying the view at Uma Pakel
This is one of the stores around the Tegallalang Rice Terraces. They offer one of the cheapest rattan bags we’ve been to!
It was a holiday when we arrived at Bali and we you can see this everywhere being lighted by the locals.
We <3 BALI
THE SWING! Try it if you’re not scared of heights!