Ubud is officially one of my favourite places to visit in the world ( for now maybe…)
We decided to rent a bike whilst we were staying there as we knew it would be the easiest way to get around. Both of our hotels offered bike rental so it was so easy to get our hand on one.
Here are some of our Ubud highlights and places you must visit:
At first I was a little unsure whether or not I wanted to visit the Monkey Forest as I wasn’t sure how the monkey’s would be treated, however we were driving past so just decided to go and have a look.
The monkey’s are quite literally living free they are not in cages and there is a lot of staff around making sure that they are not in danger or being mistreated by the tourists.
Apart from Richard getting bit by a monkey whilst she tried to steal his water bottle it was quite an enjoyable experience.
We avoided buying bananas to feed them as we felt as thought it was almost bribing them to perform and climb all over you.
Agung Rai Museum of Art
Visiting this art museum was recommended by Annie the owner of Villa Santai one of the villa’s we stayed in. I’m not usually one to visit an art museum but this one was amazing.
The location of the museum is spectacular and the gardens that surround it are beautiful.
We were one of the only people there also, so it was nice to escape the hustle and bustle of the streets and avoid all of the other tourists.
The art was also beautiful and we both really appreciated everything we saw.
This beautiful waterfall is just outside of Ubud and really easy to get to by car or bike.
There are a lot of stairs you have to walk down (and of course back up) to see the beautiful waterfall, and in the heat it is pretty tough, but it is all worth it.
The waterfall is incredible and so powerful, we really enjoyed swimming under although it was very dirty.
I love a good market and Ubud market is full of life and lots of lovely things for such a cheap price. The stall owners are up for negotiation with their stock also. In fact they tell you a price and then ask you to give them a cheaper price!
I bought lots of lovely little things for my home so I can bring the Bali feel back to the UK.