Ubud is one of the crown gems of Bali. The Balinese culture is alive and has persevered despite some westernization. The restful lush green jungle and rice terraces in between rice field neighborhoods. It is the home of epic resorts, restaurants, and markets. There are limitless things to do in Bali Ubud.
Where to stay: Sayan Terrace
Sayan Terrace is an epic Bali Ubud resort with infinity pool villas overlooking the lush jungle. This is an older family run place, but they have the best service and care. The grounds have beautiful flowers and a great restaurant/bar nook at the top level overlooking the valley. The accommodations are private, beautiful, and restful. Seriously, these are some of the best Villas in Ubud Bali.
For a different experience, check out our post on the Firefly Ecolodge. You can ditch the traditional hotel experience for a fun organic night in the rice fields. These Bali villas are also nearby one of the best places to get a flower bath, for more information check out our flower bath article.
Things to do in Ubud Bali
One of our favorite cafes in Ubud is Clear Cafe. Really, there are so many cool restaurants and places to eat, but this one is very artistic and has a cool environment. A tree limb staircase connects the upper and lower levels, and you will see countless marigolds and their petals decorating the floor. The home made kombucha was delicious here! I had the greek salad as well. This place is very vegan friendly.
Art Market Ubud
The traditional art market in downtown Ubud is one of the hottest spots
The Bali roundie purse is the number one bought a souvenir in Bali and are popular enough to now be sold all over Southeast Asia and even shipped to the US. They come in the natural tan color, white, and black. They now have all different patterns that are sewn in or plain as well as fabric colored backgrounds in some of the purses. There are three sizes: small, medium and large. The medium one is the most standard popular choice. A medium roundie normally cost around 200,000-250,000. There are also really cool leather and bamboo woven backpacks that the women sell, as well as macrame woven white fabric purses. There are macrame wall hangings from 200,000-500,000 rupees, depending on the size. You can get coconut bowls for 30,000-40,000 rupees. We also got a woven backpack for roughly 550,000 rupees.
Bartering is a necessary game and component to the art market shopping. Be sure to do it with a good spirit, laughing and smiling all the way. We were told by a local to start at 50% of the price, but remember bartering as a foreigner is always more difficult. Also, if you buy a couple of items, you have more leverage to barter.
- Bali Roundie purse $15-$20 USD depending on size and quality of design
- Textile fabric wall hangings (macrame)- $14-$35 USD
- Leather woven backpack $40 USD
Additional Activities & Prices in Ubud
- Flower bath $16-$45, depending on the cost. For more information click here.
- Bali swing $10/person entrance
- Monkey temple $4/person
- Private driver daily $50 USD/day
- Cost of taxi to the airport to Ubud $26
- Visa cost on arrival $25/person
Tegalalogrice terraces entry fee $1/person
- Tegenungan waterfall $3/person