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Ubud Holidays

Your tailor-made holiday to Ubud has a lot to offer both in unique experiences and jaw-droppingly gorgeous natural beauty.

As the spiritual and artistic centre of Bali, the town of Ubud is known for its laid-back and positive ambience. With many artists choosing to live in Ubud, there are dozens of shops and boutiques selling unique handicrafts, beautiful textiles, and ornate wooden carvings. There are also plenty of Balinese antiques and local artwork for you to discover.

Ubud’s artistic focus and appreciation is partly thanks to the royal family’s dedication to supporting artists. You can discover more about Balinese art at the Blanco Renaissance Museum or the Museum Puri Lukisan. For a souvenir of your holiday, the indoor Ubud Market is a great place to go and find your perfect keepsake.

Another cultural lure for your holiday to Ubud is discovering its wonderfully rich history through its many ancient temples. Take a morning to visit one Ubud’s most popular landmarks, the temple of Pura Taman Saraswati, also known as the Ubud Water Palace, and discover this mystical complex with its fairytale lotus pond. Just ten minutes south of Ubud lie the sacred Elephant Caves, which date back to the 11th century and are believed to have been the home of Hindu priests.

Discover Natural Wonders in Ubud

Ubud is located in the uplands of central Bali and is surrounded by the brilliant-green terraced rice fields that cling to the mountainside.

Escape the early afternoon heat when you venture to Ubud’s magnificent Tegalalang Rice Terrace. The best way to take in this incredible emerald green landscape is by hiking along the twisted paths that cut through the terraces. Pass tiny thatched-roofed villages and soak up the local rural culture along the way. Another of Ubud’s natural wonders are the hundreds of wild monkeys in the Ubud Monkey Forest. Wander through the winding moss-covered paths of Ubud’s Monkey Forest and, you’ll have the chance to enjoy close encounters with the playful macaque monkeys that live here.

Destination Highlights
  • Enjoy close encounters with the wild macaque monkeys in Ubud’s Sacred Monkey Forest
  • Visit the mystical Elephant Caves and discover how the Hindu priests lived in the 11th century
  • Trek the Campuhan Ridge Walk, taking in the breath-taking vistas over the surrounding verdant hills and lush jungle
  • Discover delightful handicrafts, wood carvings and Balinese artwork at Ubud’s art market
  • Learn about Balinese culture and admire the well-preserved architecture at Ubud’s Royal Palace

Our favourite hotels

Our selection of small boutique hotels in Ubud have been hand-selected by our experts. Call our Destination Specialists, who can help you find the best Ubud accommodation that suits your particular needs and tastes.

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Maya Ubud Resort and Spa

Ubud

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

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 €1,889  pp

Maya Ubud Resort and Spa
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The Samaya Ubud

Ubud

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Guide Price

 €2,189  pp

The Samaya Ubud
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Pita Maha Resort and Spa

Ubud

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Guide Price

 €1,909  pp

Pita Maha Resort and Spa

Furama Villas & Spa Ubud

Ubud

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Furama Villas & Spa Ubud

Types of Ubud holidays

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Ubud Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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