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34 Exciting Things To Do In Ubud

by ElenaSergeeva

Ubud is known as the culture capital of Bali and you can really learn a lot about the island just from visiting this small town alone. It is mostly famous for arts and crafts but there is also an incredible spiritual element to it which brings tourists in their flocks.

Besides just this though, there is an incredible number of things you can do here which are all popular among the tourists that visit. Ubud might seem to be small ,but don’t be fooled, there is always something fun to do here.

 In this guide, we have listed as many fun and exciting things you can do in Ubud as possible from well-known tourist attractions to daily activities which capture the full experience.

So without further ado, here is our guide to the amazing town of Ubud!

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34 Exciting Things To Do In Ubud – A Complete Guide To This Special Town


1. How To Get There

2. Getting Around

3. My Epic Time In Ubud

4. Walk Around Ubud Monkey Forest

5. Visit Ubud Palace

6. Rent a Scooter

7. Take A Meditation Class

8. Campuhan Ridge Walk

9.  Learn Yoga

10. Get A Massage

11. Tegenungan Waterfall

12. Tegallalang Rice Terrace

13. Visit A Museum

14. Shop At Ubud Art Market

15. Watch A Dance Performance

16. Go Furniture Shopping

17. Experience Top Quality Food

18. Go On A Group Tour

19. Visit A Coffee Plantation

20. Enjoy A Floating Breakfast

21. Take A Bike Tour

22. Explore The Elephant Cave

23. Speak With Locals

24. Eat With A View

25. Experience An Infinity Pool

26. Sound Healing Sessions

27. Cleanse Your Spirit At Tirta Empul Water Temple

28. Learn Traditional Balinese Cooking

29. White Water Rafting

30.Go Partying With Friends

31. Two Quiet Waterfall Alternatives

32. Recommended Restaurants For Food

33. FAQ’s

34. Conclusion

1. How To Get There

Ubud Town

Ubud is located in the center of Bali and is just over a one-hour drive from Canggu and a one hour and 30 minute drive from the Kuta area. If you are traveling there directly from the airport, it is best to order a taxi from outside and the taxi driver will know exactly where to take you. 

It is also possible to get a bus there although this is a less popular option as it usually takes longer and it is much easier in general to get a taxi.

Another option is to get a motorbike taxi or to a rent scooter if you are traveling solo. Of course, this will depend on how confident you are driving at driving.

 If you are new to Bali, it is best for your safety to get a taxi to Ubud until you become more familiar with driving a scooter.

2. Getting Around

There are numerous ways to get around Ubud although it is a small town so it is fairly easy to navigate. This will depend on your travel plans and how long you plan to stay for. If you are traveling as a family, renting a car, or hiring taxis is an effective way to move and it allows you to go wherever you want easily.

If you plan to stay for a longer period, you might want to consider renting a scooter which will give you the freedom and independence to do things in your own time.

There are scooter rental places all over Ubud town so don’t be afraid to stop by and land yourself a good deal!

3. My Epic Time In Ubud

Ubud is quieter compared to the more popular tourist destinations of Canggu and Seminyak in Bali

I like to come here to get away from the noise and to wind down and relax. Although I usually come here for those reasons, I have made some amazing memories here over the years and it is the best place in Bali for learning more about the history and culture in my opinion.

It is known as the culture capital for a reason and the wide range of temples and activities set the scene for this fun little town.

When I arrived in Ubud for the first time, I had my sights set on all the amazing tourist attractions I had seen on my friends instagram profiles. I had dreams of seeing the monkey forest and walking around all the fancy Hindu temples in my sarong. 

The first tourist attraction I went to was the monkey forest where I spent over an hour walking around with monkeys following me down the steps with every step I took.

After my first eventful day traveling here, I spent the rest of my week in Ubud taking visiting temples; getting massages; shopping and trying out the food in the amazing restaurants here. 

4. Walk Around The Ubud Monkey Forest 

Entrance Fees: 

TouristWeekday PricingWeekend Pricing
Adult (12+ years old)80,000 IDR ($5.26)100,000 IDR ($6.57)
Child (Age 3-12 years old) Child (Below 3 years old)                        60,000 IDR ($3.94) Free Entry  80,000 IDR ($5.26)  Free Entry

Opening Times: 9AM – 6PM

The Ubud Monkey Forest is not only the most popular tourist attraction in all of Ubud, but it is also one of the most popular attractions in all of Bali. If you are in Ubud, it is an absolute must-visit to come here as it is a one in a lifetime experience to say the least.

You start at the entrance where you are given a map of exactly what you can see and the various paths to follow. From here, you can choose what you want to see including the 3 temples that are inside. When I first came here with my friend, we were so amazed by the whole experience overall that we almost got lost!

Huge trees were everywhere we looked and monkeys would stand right next to us comfortably as if we weren’t there. It is important to mention to still be aware of these little monkeys and to not bring any valuable items into the monkey forest. The last thing you want is to check your bag for your phone or passport only to find it missing.

Nevertheless, you will enjoy it here and it is totally worth the ticket price.

To learn more about the monkey forest, click here for our complete guide – The Ultimate Visitor’s Guide To Bali Monkey Forest 

5. Visit Ubud Palace

Entrance Fee: Free
Dancing Show Fee (Optional): 100,000 IDR
Opening Times: 8AM – 7PM

If you want to learn more about the Balinese culture, look no further than the historical Ubud Palace.

Ubud Palace lies directly in the center of Ubud and it is only a 5-minute walk from Ubud Market making it a great option to visit after doing some souvenir shopping. 

It is surprisingly small and you couldseee the entire palace in less than half an hour in total. However, it provides a deep insight into the history of the Ubudian people and it provides deeper insight into the history of the town.

Every little statue and design inside of Ubud Palace makes this 19th century temple a staple part of Balinese culture. Although it is free to enter, you have the option to buy tickets to the dance show which starts at 7.30pm every night. These tickets are available outside during normal opening hours.

You won’t see anything too eye-catching here, but it is great for the historians amongst us!

6. Rent A Scooter

Average Daily Rental Price in Ubud (2023 Updated): 40,000 – 70,000 IDR

Best Places To Rent a Scooter in Ubud: Ubud Scooter Rental, Darma Putra Bali Rental

There is no doubt about it that the easiest way to get around Ubud and the surrounding areas is to rent a scooter. This allows you to manoeuvre around the traffic easily and get to places faster than you would if you were driving a car or hiring a taxi.

One of the most enjoyable things about renting a scooter is the fact that it gives you greater independence. I can simply just hop on and drive wherever I want to go which is better than booking a Gojek and waiting for it to come.

However, If this is your first time in Bali and you don’t have past experience with driving scooters, it is best to take lessons first and get someone to teach you the basics.

Bali traffic is hectic to say the least and the last thing you want is to have an accident while on your trip. This can be avoided by booking taxis or walking around.

If you are feeling confident though, renting a scooter will save you both money and time.

7. Take A Meditation Class

Best Places That Offer Meditation Classes: The Yoga Barn, Anand Ashram Ubud

It is not only the artistic and creative aspect that makes Ubud special, it is also famous in the spiritual scene with lots of different meditation classes to choose from. This is great for the spiritually seeking travelers out there who want to learn how to meditate from some of the best meditation teachers. 

Taking a meditation class at The Yoga Barn is a unique and unfamiliar experience. You will learn vipassana meditation where the main aim of the class was to focus on the breath going in and out of your nose. As soon as you finish, you are guaranteed to feel calmer.

There are lots of different types of meditation classes which are taught in Ubud so make sure you choose one you are comfortable with. 

8. Campuhan Ridge Walk

Entrance Fee: Free

Opening Times: 24 hours

The Campuhan Ridge Walk was by far one of the top 5 tourist attractions I visited in Ubud and it is a classic amongst tourists alike. What better way to experience the natural side of Ubud than to hike up the lush green hills only to be surrounded by forests and palm tree views everywhere you look.

The pleasant thing about the ridge walk is that the hike isn’t overly tiring, and you can complete it in less than an hour depending on how fast you walk. When I did the ridge walk, I pretty much forgot about the 2km walking distance because I was so in awe of all the sights to see on the way.

It is best to do the walk either early in morning or later on in the evening depending on which one you prefer. This is because it can get very hot during the day which will make it more strenuous.

In terms of bringing food and drinks, you don’t need to worry too much about this because there is a small-town area at the end of the walk with various shops. You can buy some snacks here and can stop at one of the restaurants there too if you like.

Campuhan Ridge Walk is highly recommended as a free and fun activity to do in your spare time in Ubud.

 It serves as some good exercise too!

9. Learn Yoga

Best Places That Offer Yoga Classes: The Yoga Barn, Radiantly Alive, Ubud Yoga HouseUbud Yoga Centre

It is safe to say that Ubud is the yoga capital of Bali (and possibly the world) and there are lots of different places that teach yoga. Your choice of yoga class will of course depend on your budget and the type that you are interested in learning. One of the most popular places in Ubud for yoga classes is The Yoga Barn which many people go to take classes on a daily basis. 

Another great place to learn is Ubud Yoga Centre which offer a wide variety of different classes each teaching a different kind of yoga. These classes are offered from as early as 7:30am in the morning until as late as 6pm on some evenings. 

Here is a list of all the different types of yoga you can learn in Ubud:

  • Acro Yoga
  • Vinyasa
  • Hot Yoga (only taught at Ubud Yoga Centre)
  • Ashtanga
  • Kundalini

Don’t be afraid to try out a yoga lesson or two, it is great for your mind and body!

10. Get A Massage

Recommended Places For a Massage in Ubud: Jaens Spa Ubud, Ubud Traditional Spa, Karsa Spa

There is nowhere quite like Ubud when it comes to Balinese massages, and that statement comes from personal experience!

You can find regular massage places all around the town and many of them are within walking distance of the town center. I really enjoyed getting massages while I was staying here and they can be very cheap depending on the kind that you want.

 One of my favorite places to get them is at Taksu Spa and Restaurant where they offer many kinds of massages depending on what tickles your fancy. 

Classic Balinese massages do seem to be more firm and harder in Ubud, so make sure to ask the therapist to go less hard on you if it is your first time. 

This will save you a lot of pain and make your experience more enjoyable.

11.Tegenungan Waterfall

Entrance Fee (2023 Updated): Adults: 20,000 IDR ($0.98) , Children:10,000 IDR ($0.65)

Additional Fee To Climb To The Top of The Waterfall: 20,000 IDR Per Person

Opening Times: 6:30AM – 6:30PM

Tegenungan Waterfall is the most visited waterfall in Bali and lots of tourist’s flock here by the day. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing experience, it is probably a better idea to go to one of the other waterfalls which I recommend in the bottom section of this guide. This is because it does get very busy and not everyone likes to go to places with lots of tourists.

Having said that, it is still a fun experience and there is a reason why this incredibly large waterfall became so popular in the first place. 

You start by walking down the steps until you reach the bottom and then a path will take you directly to the waterfall. 

From here, you can view the waterfall up close, and cross a small bridge for a better view. There is also an option to pay an extra 20,000 IDR to climb to the top of the waterfall. This provides interesting views so it is up to you whether you choose to pay the additional fee.

Tegenungan Waterfall is roughly a 30-minute drive from the center of Ubud making it easily accessible. You might like to book an organized private tour here.

12. Tegallalang Rice Terrace

Entrance Fee (2023 Updated): 10,000 IDR ($0.65)

Famous Sunrise Point Fee: 50,000 IDR ($3.26)

Price To Use The Swing: 150,000 IDR per person ($9.78)

Opening Times: 8AM – 6PM

When deciding on which rice fields to visit, Tegallalang Rice Terrace should be at the top of your list! 

The unique style and formation of the rice paddies make it look like they are piled on top of each other which is uniquely beautiful to witness.

When arriving here, the first thing you will notice is the immense greenery which surrounds you everywhere you look. These rice fields are a natural wonder which makes sense why they have been named as one of the few UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bali. I enjoyed my time being here and the great part about it is that you can walk around the center and really get up-close and personal.

The initial entrance fee is only 10,000 IDR. However, you do have to pay more to use the swing or go to the sunrise point for an instagram photo.

Either way, you can’t go wrong coming here and it certainly fits nicely into your Ubud instagram collection.

13. Visit A Museum

Interesting Ubud Museums To Visit: Blanco Renaissance Museum, Puri Lukisan Museum, Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets

As a center for art and culture, Ubud has its fair share of fascinating museums to visit. Even you aren’t a museum kind of person, it is still likely that you will enjoy visiting a museum in Ubud if you pick one that you are interested in. 

Some examples of different artwork inside of the museums include erotica, weapons, traditional masks and other wacky paintings that are difficult to take your eyes off. 

One that I was particularly fascinated by was the Blanco Renaissance Museum which featured some fascinating and unusual sculptures to say the least!

14. Shop At Ubud Art Market

Opening Times: 8AM – 6PM

A trip to Ubud is not complete without a walk around Ubud Art Market and I must say, it is very tempting to buy something once you are there. 

Ubud Art Market features lots of little stores ran by the locals each selling anything from souvenirs, clothing, statues, scarves, bags and lots of other items. The fun part about the market which I particularly enjoy is bargaining with locals for better deals. 

The locals actually enjoy doing this and it is a good way to save your money while still giving them a fair price. The reason for this is that they often offer a high price to begin with the expectation of you bargaining with them.

Ubud market is the best place for getting deals on souvenirs, so don’t be afraid of some good old-fashioned bartering!

15. Watch A Dance Performance

A unique travel experience that you can do in Ubud is watch a traditional Balinese dance performance.

 The easiest way to do this is to buy tickets from outside of Ubud Palace. These are offered during the palace opening hours and it costs 100,000 IDR (roughly $6.50) per ticket.

You can also purchase tickets on the street from different locals selling them or online here

If you are going to buy them this way, make sure you don’t pay much more than the price offered by Ubud Palace or you will be getting ripped off. Other places you can watch dance performances include:

  • Kecak Fire and Trance Dance Show
  • Legong and Barong Waksirsa Dance

The fire and dance shows are the best and these take place at night around 7PM-8PM.

16. Go Furniture Shopping

Best Places to Buy Furniture: Mercia Home Living, Pondok Padi Design

Why not spice up your living room with some fine handmade furniture?

Although souvenirs are a memorable way of capturing an experience in Bali, there is nothing quite like having a piece of the island inside of your home. This would not only be rewarding for you but will also support local businesses who put time and creative energy into making them.

Some types of furniture sold in Ubud include handwoven baskets, chairs and tables which are all made from natural materials.

17. Experience Top Quality Food

Although you might be aware of the spiritual and artistic side of Ubud, one thing you might not be aware of is the quality of food there. Ubud is famous for having a wide variety of restaurants with some of them having Michelin star quality food according to experts.

Mozaic restaurant is known as the best restaurant you can find in Ubud and is led by chefs Chris Salans and Blake Thornley who are known to be two of the top chefs in Bali. 

Another highly recommended restaurant in Ubud for the top quality food is Locavore. This sells various dishes from seafood, to steaks and delicious sorbets.

Of course, what comes with top quality food are high prices so if you want to dine at a cheaper price, check out some of our Ubud recommended restaurants later on in this guide.

18. Go On A Group Tour

If you prefer to have someone else plan a trip for you and take you around the best places, a group tour is one of the best ways of doing this. 

Not only does it make planning a lot easier, but you can meet lots of other tourists and make new friends while traveling around. There are various websites which offer bookable group tours but there is also the possibility of booking them in person too. I like to book tours through GetYourGuide, they are easy to book and very well organized. You can see some of their tour examples below.

Group tours are a fantastic way of seeing multiple places without hassle and you can bond with other travelers at the same time.

19. Visit A Coffee Plantation

Visiting a coffee plantation is a great alternative to trying luwak coffee which is often abusive for the animals involved. This is because the luwaks are forced to eat the coffee beans which results in health issues and nutritional deficiencies inside of the animal.

Instead, it is much more ethical to visit a local coffee plantation if you want the full Bali coffee experience. 

Almost all of the best coffee plantations are close to Ubud making it the perfect time to visit one while you are staying there. One of the plantations which is particularly well-known is Bali Pulina.

You can watch the coffee being made and processed here in real time while enjoying an awesome view over the rice fields at the same time. 

Better yet, if you like the coffee beans you can buy them at a cheap price considering the quality. You can book this tour here.

20. Enjoy A Floating Breakfast

If you haven’t seen it already on your instagram feed, the floating breakfast is certainly something you don’t want to miss out on. 

The way this breakfast is served is with a large platter-style basket which floats directly on top of your pool. You can then eat the breakfast while standing in the pool, making it a truly memorable experience.

The food in a floating breakfast can include anything from American breakfasts; fruits; smoothies and various pastries. One thing these breakfasts have in common is that they are usually exceptionally large with more than enough calories to get you started for the day.

21. Take A Bike Tour

Unlike a group tour, a bike tour is specifically for bikes and includes different itineraries depending on where you want to go. 

Many bike tour companies offer the option to use an ebike which means less pedalling and more time enjoying the views. One example of a company that offers ebikes is ebikes Bali. These offer various electric bike tour itineraries including Ubud to Tegalalang Rice Fields or Ubud to Tirta Empul Water Temple.

Besides just this though, you can go on other longer group bike rides such as Ubud to Kintamani. This all depends on how much cycling you are keen on doing and the areas you want to explore. 

For bike tours though, Ubud is definitely the place to be!

22. Explore The Elephant Cave

Entrance Fee: Adults: 50,000 IDR ($3.31), Children: 25,000 IDR ($1.65)

Opening Times: 8AM – 5PM

When it comes to caves in Bali, the Elephant Cave (which is near Ubud) is one which is frequently mentioned all over the internet. 

It is an extremely popular tourist attraction to say the least and it is distinctly known for its many carvings and sculptures at the entrance. The Elephant Cave Temple (also known as Goa Gajah Temple) was built in the 9th century and is famous for its original stone carvings of Hindu gods.

Although I haven’t visited it yet, I have been told there is both a Buddhist and Hindu temple directly inside of it along with several bathing pools to see.

What is most fascinating of course is how old it is and the fact that it still exists after all these years. It is typically more expensive for a ticket than other tourist attractions in Bali, but many travelers have left positive reviews and said it is worth the money.

You might enjoy this private East Bali tour here.

23. Speak With The Locals

It is safe to say that most Balinese locals speak at least a little English.

One of the best ways you can learn about Ubud is talk to some local people. This doesn’t have to be someone on the street, but it could be a tour guide you have booked for the day or the receptionist at your hotel or guesthouse. 

The locals in Bali are extremely friendly and Ubud is no exception to this. They are often incredibly open to talking with tourists.

For this reason, don’t be afraid to spark up a conversation with someone if you are curious to know more about the culture. They will be happy to know that someone is trying to learn more about Bali and it adds to polite conversation as a whole.

24. Eat With A View

Places To Eat With Impressive Views: Bee Cafe, Lembah Ayung Restaurant, The Sayan House

What better way to enjoy your meal in style than to do it with an epic jungle or rice field view.

There are lots of restaurants and resorts in Ubud which offer magnificent views including The Kayon Jungle Resort which (as you might of guessed) is sitting in the center of the jungle. 

In addition to enjoying the views while you eat, you can also enjoy them whilst swimming in the big pool they have.

Whether you want to eat with a view of a river, ricefield or lots of palm trees, it is safe to say that Ubud has it all!

25. Experience An Infinity Pool

You can find infinity pools in many luxury resorts around Ubud and they are quite different from a typical swimming pool. 

We had our own private pool at the Weda Cita Hotel in Ubud

With an infinity pool, one of the edges of the pool meets your body so you can get an even better view of your surroundings. It is a unique experience and what better way to make your friends jealous than by telling them you stayed in a 5-star resort in Ubud with an infinity pool!

So why not experience one while you are staying in Ubud? For availability and rates of Weda Cita Resort & Spa in Ubud click here.

26. Book A Sound Healing Session

Sound healing is a way which you can heal the mind and body through listening to powerful frequencies. There are several places in Ubud which offer sound healing services although the most popular one is known as Pyramids of Chi. 

Sound healing is reported to help for a wide range of problems including mood disorders; addictions; physical pain and emotional trauma. If you are interested in booking a sound healing session in Ubud and it seems like the kind of thing you are into, see the Pyramids of Chi website here.

27. Cleanse Your Spirit At Tirta Empul Water Temple

Entrance Fee: Adults: 50,000 IDR ($3.31), Children 25,000 IDR ($1.65)

Opening Times: 8AM-6PM

Tirta Empul Water Temple is one of the largest and most popular water temples in Bali, and it is around a  40-minute drive from Ubud Town Center. 

I remember the first time I was taken here by a local tour guide and I hadn’t heard of it before I had came. As soon as I entered, I saw lots of locals and tourists washing their faces inside of the small water area. My tour guide told me that the Balinese people believe the water here purifies the mind and body which was why so many people were bathing there.

Tirta Empul is seen as very sacred among the Balinese people so it is important to follow the traditions there. They also offer sarongs at the entrance which you should use to cover yourself if you haven’t brought appropriate clothing. As with any Balinese temple, this is important because it shows respect.

You might also enjoy reading:

4 Special Bali Palaces To Add To Your Itinerary 

8 Best Temples in Bali You Must Visit 

28. Learn Traditional Balinese Cooking

You can not only enjoy some incredible food during your stay in Ubud, but you can also learn how the chefs make it yourself. There are lots of amazing cooking classes to choose from in Ubud Center which all teach recipes that can be remembered for a lifetime. 

The best ones will provide you with local ingredients that come from the market and you can learn step-by-step how to cook traditional Balinese recipes.

For those of us who love to cook, this is another way to take a piece of Bali back home with you by being able to make Balinese food whenever you want! Book your cooking class online.

29. White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting in Ubud is done on the river Ayung.

There are plenty of reputable companies out there all with particularly good reviews that are worth checking out. White water rafting is exclusive to Ubud  and is pretty much the only place in Bali that you can do it.

One great company to do this with is Ubud Rafting Adventure and you can see their prices and more details by visiting their website here.

30. Go Partying With Friends

Just because you are in Ubud, it doesn’t mean you always have to be on your best behavior.

There are plenty of clubs and bars that you can go to with friends to let off some steam. 

A popular club in Ubud is the CP Lounge which had a lot of other travelers there to socialize with.

They feature a lot of live bands there and you can get a table and enjoy as many drinks as you want. Other famously good bars include the Laughing Buddha Bar and No Mas Bar which are both good to go with friends and fellow travelers alike.

31. Three Quiet Waterfall Alternatives

As Tegenungan Waterfall is usually very busy and touristy, you might prefer to visit one which is more quiet. The following are great alternatives which you will enjoy equally or more:

Sumumpan Waterfall

Entrance Fee: Free (although donations recommended)

Opening Times: 6AM-6PM

Sumumpan Waterfall is smaller and more peaceful than its noisy neighbor Tegenungan. You can swim in the water here and the waterfall is in the form of a thin-line stream which is perfect for standing underneath. This is a wonderful place for instagram photos, and you can genuinely enjoy the nature here. 

Just watch out when climbing on the rocks because if you slip and fall, it will not be pretty.

Suwat Waterfall

Entrance Fee: 15,000 IDR ($1) Per Person

Opening Times: 8AM-6PM

Suwat waterfall is special and relatively unknown among tourists. 

One could say it is a secret waterfall and it is a beautiful place to see. The unique part about it is the bamboo raft which you can use to float around in the water. If you are looking for a small waterfall that hardly anyone has heard of yet, Suwat is a good option.

Nungnung Waterfall

Entrance Fee: 20,000 IDR ($1.32) Per Person

Opening Times: 9AM-4PM

Nungnung waterfall is around a 50-minute drive from Ubud and is located halfway between both Ubud and Singaraja. This waterfall is one of the best ones for taking photos and you could get epic shots here depending on your editing skills.

Once you arrive at the entrance, you will need to walk a further 20 minutes until you get there which might be tiring to some. 

After you reach the waterfall, you will notice how big and powerful it is with the water constantly gushing down from the top. There is a rock there which faces the waterfall that is a stunning place to take some photos.

From a distance, you can capture the entire waterfall flowing with you in front of it!

Nungnung is a much better alternative to Tegenungan considering less tourists visit, and it is more photo friendly.

32. Recommended Restaurants For Food

There are more than enough great restaurants you can visit in Ubud without breaking the bank. Here are 4 restaurants I recommend visiting that sell tasty food:

Casa Luna

For traditional Balinese food, Casa Luna is truly a marvellous place and the food is great. One of my favorite Balinese meals from there is the nasi campur which is very big and filling. After eating it, I didn’t need to eat for most of the day and I was definitely satisfied with the $4 price tag that I paid for it.

Besides the broad range of Balinese food that they offer, Casa Luna sells some amazing desserts including the tiramisu cake which tastes spectacular.

Flock Bali

Flock Bali is famously known for offering western comfort foods in addition to their branded kombuchas which are both tasty and healthy. I really enjoyed the Chicken Karaage I got from here and have come back on several occasions to order it again.

 You can choose from a wide variety of western food at Flock including sandwiches, paninis, and burgers (there is one known as the krabby patty which is from Spongebob Squarepants)!

Pistachio Ubud Restaurant

Pistachio Restaurant offers some tremendously good burgers along with the rice field surroundings.

 This makes it the perfect place to enjoy lunch. 

We tried a selection of dishes like steak, chicken and a local duck dish which was exceptional.

Pistachio is good for both burgers and pizzas in particular with the range that they offer for affordable prices. Try their desserts too, quite fancy and tasty.

Nomad Restaurant

As you might have guessed from the title, Nomad Restaurant is a popular place for both nomads and travelers alike who want to get a bite to eat. 

The restaurant has two floors giving you the option to sit upstairs and enjoy the road view. Nomad offers a mix of local food along with western food to choose from. It has an easy-going vibe and is one of my favorites in Ubud.

33. FAQ’s

1. Is Ubud Quieter Than Canggu and Seminyak?

Yes, Ubud is typically a lot quieter compared with Canggu and Seminyak. 

One of the good things about Ubud is that the drivers tend to drive slower, and it feels calmer when you are driving in my experience. Canggu and Seminyak are more fast-paced and dangerous if you are driving around there.

You are likely to get a better sleep in Ubud too depending on where you stay. The roads tend to be a lot quieter at night.

2. Is Ubud or Canggu Better?

That is difficult to answer because it entirely depends on what you are looking for. 

Canggu is great for partying and it has more of an active scene among younger travelers.

On the other hand, Ubud is richer in culture and is represents the more authentic and truer version of Bali.

I prefer Ubud for this reason.

3. Which Ubud Tourist Attraction Is The Best One?

In my opinion, the best tourist attraction to visit in Ubud is the Monkey Forest. 

This is because pretty much anyone can enjoy it and it is an engaging thing to do. The combination of temples along with the monkeys is a fun one and it represents what Ubud is all about which is humans living in harmony with nature.

Besides the monkey forest, going to any of the popular temples is a good thing to do to learn more about the history of this impressive small town.

34. Conclusion

There are lots of things you can do to experience Ubud in its fullest from visiting places which are well-known to exploring less obvious places which are off the beaten path. 

I hope this guide helps you to enjoy your time in Ubud as much as possible and make the most out of it. No matter who you are or the kind of things you like to do, Ubud can be fun for any traveler with the right itinerary.

 Remember to bookmark this page for the next time you visit to ensure your trip is the best it can be!

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