Located in the centre of Bali, Ubud is Bali’s second largest tourist destination, with many holiday makers splitting their time between the beaches to the south and this beautiful hill side community which is Ubud. Over the years Ubud has evolved into a ‘ must see “ destination for tourists from all over the world.
The surrounding Ubud District’s rainforest and terraced rice paddies, dotted with Hindu temples and shrines, are among Bali’s most iconic landscapes. Ancient holy sites include the Tirta Empul temple complex, intricately carved Goa Gajah (“Elephant Cave”) and Gunung Kawi with its rock-cut shrines.
Shopping in Ubud has everything from the famous Ubud Markets where you can find everything you desire to high end boutiques, yoga studios which are world renowned and don’t forget the countless restaurants.
Spend your days in Ubud central, just a short walk from Bisma Cottages. Turn left when you leave the property and arrive on the main street where you find The Royal Palace and the Ubud Markets, or turn right when you leave the villa and arrive at the Monkey Forest, from here you can wander the streets taking in all the sights sounds and smells. Ubud is essentially a block so you will always end up back at your start destination.
Many flock to Ubud as seekers and emerge somehow transformed, and always in a personal way as if the island knows just what you need. One visitor hoping to become an Ubudian remarked, “I lost myself and came here hoping to find myself again. My plan is to “Eat, Pray, Love and repeat”. It is certainly a place where you can make a lifestyle out of eating, praying, and loving all day long, only to awake and do it all over again. Come to Bali once as a visitor and you are likely to get hooked. Special places on the Earth seem to extend an umbilical cord into our core, and once connected, you will always been drawn to return. Ubud is most certainly one of those places, you have been warned!