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Visit Hindu temples in lush forests, treat yourself to rejuvenating body treatments and discover the thriving arts scene of Bali's cultural capital.


Ubud is a traditional Balinese Hindu village and is known as the island’s artistic, cultural and spiritual heart. See typical Indonesian paintings, watch Balinese dancers, join a cooking class or revitalize with health treatments.

Explore Ubud on foot, bicycle or motorbike. Alternatively, hire a local guide who will point out the highlights. After your tour, shop for souvenirs along Jalan Raya and Dewi Sita, two of the main roads. At sunset, play badminton with the locals. Then, head to the ornate Puri Saren Palace, opposite the tourist center on Jalan Raya, where dancers delight the crowds with a different performance each night.

Ubud is home to some of the finest art galleries in Bali. These galleries include the Neka Art Museum and the Museum Puri Lukisan. Don’t miss the chance to visit the extraordinary Don Antonio Blanco Museum, created by the “Dali of Bali” himself. At the Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), browse paintings done in the classical Balinese artistic style of Kamasan, learn how to dye fabric using the batik method, and see musicians perform.

Those who are into pampering and alternative healing will love Ubud’s health retreats. Join yoga sessions, enjoy rejuvenating body treatments and partake in cooking classes. Try something from the menu at a juice bar or at cafés and restaurants specializing in raw food and vegan cooking.

Visit the many temples of Ubud to see the spiritual side of this part of Bali. Walk through a stone mouth to reach Goa Gajah, the mysterious Elephant Cave. Meet the macaques that live around temple complex in the Ubud Monkey Forest.

To enjoy the lush countryside, kayak on the Ayung River, hike along the Campuhan Ridge or book an elephant safari.

Ubud is located in central Bali. The village has accommodation for all budgets, both near the town center and in the countryside. Denpasar International Airport is about an hour away by car and taxis have fixed rates.

Come to Ubud to immerse yourself in the Balinese way of life and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside.

Top Hotels in Ubud

The Sankara Suites & Villas by Pramana
The Sankara Suites & Villas by Pramana
4 out of 5
Jl. Sri Wedari Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Ubud
The price is CA $157 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Situated in Ubud, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional Art Market. Campuhan Ridge Walk and Ubud Monkey Forest are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)
Book it!

"Best decision of our spontaneous Bali trip to book this exotic getaway. Stayed in a River villa with private pool and was amazing. Staff extremely helpful and always greeted us. Convenient shuttle into town when needed but hard to leave such a luxurious property."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

The Sankara Suites & Villas by Pramana
Ayung Resort Ubud
Ayung Resort Ubud
4.5 out of 5
Desa Melinggih Kelod, Banjar Begawan Payangan, Ubud, Ubud, Bali

Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Gaya Art Space, Campuhan Ridge Walk and Neka Art Museum. Blanco Museum and Gunung Lebah ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (377 reviews)
Incredible

"This place is INCREDIBLE. The staff are the most welcoming and genuinely friendly people I have ever encountered. The breakfasts were out of this world good. Wish we had more time to enjoy the amenities like the spa and cooking classes."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

Ayung Resort Ubud
Element By Westin Bali Ubud
Element By Westin Bali Ubud
4 out of 5
JL Raya Andong No 88, Desa Petulu, Kabupaten Gianyar, Ubud, Bali
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $53 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

This family-friendly Ubud hotel is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional Art Market. Campuhan Ridge ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (189 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel and grounds, large pool and lounging area, and well-appointed and clean rooms. The staff were extremely friendly, helpful, and professional. We will definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 24, 2020

Element By Westin Bali Ubud
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Ubud

Udhiana Resort Ubud
Udhiana Resort Ubud
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Raya Andong, Banjar Nagi, Ubud, Bali

Located in Andong, this villa is within 2 miles (3 km) of Ubud Peliatan Balerung Stage, Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional Art Market. Ubud Monkey Forest ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)

"We had a wonderful stay in our beautiful, luxurious suite with a private pool. The view from our suite was second to none. Service was attentive, friendly and prompt. Area grounds are grogeous with lush tropical plantings. Interesting experience was the monkeys who came disconcertingly close to us ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 3, 2020

Udhiana Resort Ubud
Villa Kupu-Kupu
Villa Kupu-Kupu
4.5 out of 5
Jalan Raya Sebali, No. 7, Ubud, Bali

Located in Sambahan, this luxury villa is within 3 miles (5 km) of Gunung Lebah Temple, Campuhan Ridge Walk and Ubud Royal Palace. Ubud Traditional Art Market ...

4.4/5Excellent! (11 reviews)

"Location was terrible"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 20, 2019

Villa Kupu-Kupu
Villa Cella Bella
Villa Cella Bella
Jalan Hrdaya Tengkulak Kaja Ubud, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Ubud, Bali
The price is CA $125 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Situated in Ubud, this villa is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Goa Gajah and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ubud Monkey Forest and Ubud Royal Palace. Ubud Traditional Art Market ...

Villa Cella Bella
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Ubud

Ubud Monkey Forest
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Ubud Monkey Forest

4.5/5(200 reviews)

Enter a dense rain forest full of banyan trees and flowing streams to visit ancient Hindu temples and baths and see agile macaques swing in the treetops.

Puri Lukisan Museum
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Puri Lukisan Museum

3/5(1 review)

Discover the unique style of Balinese art at the island’s oldest art museum, established by a Dutch painter and the former prince of Ubud.

Goa Gajah
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Goa Gajah

4/5(1 review)

This mysterious place just outside of Ubud houses a Hindu temple, statues, ponds and fountains from a time gone by.

Top things to do in Ubud

Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more
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Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more

CA $92
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Tour: Bali Top Attractions
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Private Tour: Bali Top Attractions

CA $105
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Telaga Waja River Rafting
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Telaga Waja River Rafting

CA $45
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Bali Charm: Ulun Danu, Jatiluwih, Tanah Lot Temple and more
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Bali Charm: Ulun Danu, Jatiluwih, Tanah Lot Temple and more

CA $114
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Bali Sensational: Ubud and Tanah Lot Temple Tour
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Bali Sensational: Ubud and Tanah Lot Temple Tour

CA $108
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Bali Swing Tegalalang, Monkey Forest and Volcano Day Tours
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Bali Swing Tegalalang, Monkey Forest and Volcano Day Tours

CA $16
Per adult

Reviews of Ubud

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 21, 2020

Ubud is the place to be. Spend your day at the beach and come back to Ubud. Unauthorized or grab drivers are the cheaper options for transport. Negotiate Traffic is crazy though.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 19, 2020

Great area, friendly people, would be difficult if someone had mobility issues as there is not always sidewalks and where there are they are in poor rough condition. Hot weather, very humid, mosquitos at sunrise and sunset. But I loved it.

5/5 - Excellent

Tito

Feb 16, 2020

My stay was too short.

5/5 - Excellent

Peg

Jan 7, 2020

Lovely place. If you Want to experience true Balinese culture go to Ubud and stay at the Canvas Escape.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 7, 2020

This place is incredible! The people are so kind, I can’t wait to come back

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 3, 2020

Fantastic setting. Great town. Best part of Bali in my opinion.

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