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When in Ubud – What to Explore and Things to do in Ubud, Bali

Last updated on August 4th, 2022 at 05:00 pm

We are certain you’d have a vision of it somewhere in your travel board of why you need to visit Ubud itinerary. And to tell you frankly, you really need to visit.

I’ve been to Bali a couple of times, but there’s nothing like discovering a new place with Rachel. This time, going to Ubud was both our first time, and Rachel have been so excited about Bali for the longest time, that it was such an experience to be celebrated.

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Top things we love?

First, Ubud is definitely much quieter than mainland Bali.

Ubud has the same feel like the rest of Bali – strong sense of culture seen in the town’s architecture, food, and the people. But unlike Kuta and Canggu, which are more alive when it comes to the beach and island life, Ubud carries more the “isolated” feels.

Rice paddies and terraces, mountains, cultural celebrations and more!

Here are some of the top things to do when in Ubud.

Pick a place away from the “city” vibes

Komaneka fitted perfectly for this. Straight from our Rinjani trip, we headed to Ubud, Bali.

Komaneka Rasa Sayang was the perfect place to stay in, in the middle of Ubud, near the monkey forest. If you want to check out the town, you easily have access to everything once you go outside. However the vibes inside Komaneka screamed the “Ubud” life. We were surrounded by trees, luscious green surroundings and it was a great way for us to enjoy Ubud for the first time.

Check out all the amazing photos we had!

If you want an even more exclusive experience about Ubud, Komeneka recently opened a luxury Ubud experience which we absolutely loved.

Komaneka Keramas had good food to offer, was near the surfing part of Keramas, in case you are also in Ubud for surfing, but the best is that you are in the middle of a lush Ubud experience. It was an absolute getaway.

If this is your purpose of staying in Ubud, here’s a peak of Komaneka Keramas.

Here’s one secret Komaneka Keramas let us discover during our stay with their new properly.

They already have a kitchen fully operational which lets their restaurant serve the most amazing food. It’s so hard to discover Ubud without discovering food. Good thing we got introduced to Komaneka’s Timur Kitchen. Sumptuous food away from the city.

Add adventure to the Ubud country-side life

To add on top of Ubud’s allure, we took a quad adventure to experience the country side of Ubud in a much more different way.

Quad, buggy, and rafting activities is popular in Ubud. Rachel and I had an amazing time riding through Ubud’s paddies, country side and seeing more of the real local life while driving up and down with the tandem buggy

Experience something cultural

We watched an amazing performance of Kachek dance with Chedi Ubud. Chedi offers another type of luxury experience which you can read more about on a later post.

Here’s a sneak peek of the original Kacheck fire dance that we were so happy to experience during our Ubud stay.

Sign up for an active retreat

North Ubud is super peaceful. A lot of people go to Ubud for getaways. To gain some headspace and relax. That does not necessarily mean you have to be lounging by the pool the whole day (although that doesn’t sound like a bad idea!)

We stayed in Sharing Bali, and had our first time experience of an active retreat.

Sharing Bali is located in Singaprang, very far from mainland Ubud, with almost no cellular reception. An active retreat is where you get to discover a part of yourself with a team of people – trekking mountains, exercising, (yoga, ballet), live in Jungleloos, and eat REALLY good food.

Check out this photos.

With an active retreat, you get to experience to go out, have a hike and enjoy what your surroundings has to offer.

 Eat natural food

We can say that our 5-day Ubud experience was an fully-packed. An adventure taken to the next level. Ubud has so many beautiful faces, we can easily agree that it’s one of our favorite Bali experience.

And we can confirm that we’ll be back!

If you’re planning an Ubud trip, make sure to let us know because we have too many things we can share to you!

Glad we were able to share some of these experience here with you.

Let us know what you think in the comments below, and can’t wait to hear from you! x

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