We speant a couple’s weekend in Ubud recently (my parents were here = win-win-win!) and it felt amazing not to be doing anything child friendly for once. We hadn’t planned anything except sleeping and relaxing but our bodies were up by 7am and itching for some activity. Here are some of the places we liked:
The starting point is just outside the town of Ubud and is an easy paved walk with beautiful hillside views (too much such and too many ups and downs for small kids). The walk takes about 30min (one way) but the first 15 min offer the best views (after which the path leads into small villages).
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
It’s a 30min drive from Central Ubud and worth it if you can avoid the crowds (ex:towards the end of the day rather than midday).
Even one month ahead of our trip, Locavore was fully booked 🙁 so we settled on Mozaic instead, which was good but a bit too formal and disappointing in terms of setting.
We loved Bridges, which is another fine dinning restaurant with stunning semi-outdoor setting over the Wos River.
For quick meals, we loved Watercress (a good spot if you’re going shopping as it is located on one of central Ubud’s main streets) and Alchemy, a raw and vegan cafe.
Staying at Ulun Ubud Resort
Since we were coming from Jakarta, we really wanted to stay away from the town, enjoy nature and chose the Ulun Ubud Resort. It was perfect: gorgeous views, great service, and because the resort is quite small, felt very exclusive.