Co-written by Kristyna Schonova and Candice Neo
Have you ever experienced the magic of Ubud?
If you tire of running your toes through the sand on the endless beaches of sunny Bali (or if you, like some of us, are just not a beach person), and want to seek seclusion, romance and escape from the beach and party crowd, we invite you to the tropical rainforests of Ubud.
Here, dance with your lover through the endless paddy fields, listen to the songs of the river from your bathtub and wake up to the joyous birdsong while the morning rays stream through the lush canopies.
As you walk through the streets, you’ll find local artists in dusty galleries, waiting for you to discover that hidden gem to bring home. You will also be able to find myriads of excellent dining options here.
They say Ubud is the soul of Bali, where its art, culture and traditions come alive in dreamy landscapes. Where your treasure is, your heart will be also, so while you wander and seek, settle in these magical stays where you can listen to the heartbeat of the island.
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
Here’s an overview (tap to scroll to relevant sections)
a. Luxury honeymoon hotels and resorts in Ubud
b. Affordable hotels in Ubud
c. Hotels in Ubud City Centre
Luxury honeymoon hotels and resorts in Ubud
1. Suites and villas only! – Aksari Resort Ubud
You can’t go to Bali without visiting its cultural hub. No matter how many times you’ve seen the island, whether this is your first or fifth time, Ubud is always worth a visit. And Aksari Resort makes a trip to the jungle even more tempting!
The resort is located in close proximity to the center of Ubud (25 minutes drive), but far enough for you to enjoy the real rainforest experience. There are seven different types of accommodation options available, ranging from suites to one-bedroom villas as well as a two-bedroom villa.
All villas come equipped with a private pool so if you’re ready for a small splurge (totally acceptable after 2 years of no travel), we’d absolutely suggest you treat yourself! Inside the villa, touches of color and natural materials are tell-tale signs of your destination and complete the feeling of immersion.
Fall in love with hearty Indonesian cuisine at the on-site Ankusa Restaurant or discover their Kojin Teppanyaki Restaurant for some quality Japanese delicacies. Ganapati is their sophisticated lounge and bar where you can sip coffee, refreshing mocktails and delicious craft cocktails overlooking the lush jungle.
Aksari Resort is also home to a wonderful infinity pool, accessible to every guest as well as the public (on a day pass or visiting the restaurants).
Aksari Resort Ubud
Rates: From USD $176 (Approximately Rp. 2,620,191) Check Rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jl. Raya Desa Kenderan No.88x, Kenderan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Contact: +62 822 1302 2899 / +62 361 479 3349
The small boutique resort of Black Penny Resort features 10 super chic and funky villas set amongst the natural paradise of the Agung Valley.
The scenery might look pre-historic but your private villa certainly isn’t! Black Penny Villas have all the modern appliances, from iPod docking to flat screen TV”s and everything else you could want.
Each villa is completely private with a freshwater plunge pool that is just perfect after a day of sunbathing.
Black Penny Villas place a real emphasis on the special touches; flower arrangements, fruit baskets and swan towels galore.
In keeping with Black Penny philosophy, the restaurant menu sports an incredible array of traditional dishes with a bright and refreshing modern twist.
The restaurant is on the clifftop, and the dense tangled rainforest and rice terrace unfold below you. Sample some exquisite dishes whilst watching the clouds roll below you – it’s an experience you definitely shouldn’t miss.
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Black Penny villas are perfect for that quiet, romantic trip. With that view and all those gadgets, you need never leave the villa!
Black Penny Villas Ubud
From USD $300
Contact: +62 361 8989616 Check Rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Ubud, Kab. Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
3. Along the sacred river: Fivelements Puri Ahimsa
Famous for its yoga, massages, and meditation facilities and services, Fivelements Puri Ahimsa is a leading wellness destination in Bali built along the banks of the Ayung River – a very sacred river in Bali that the locals often use for spiritual cleansing.
All villas and suites of the resort face the river – can you imagine waking up in the morning to this soothing view?
From the open-veranda of your room, you can also relax your eyes on the lush greenery all around.
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Enjoy the view while soaking in your private pool or while having a relaxing massage at the spa.
Where better to rejuvenate your body and mind?
Fivelements Puri Ahimsa
From USD $300
Location: Banjar Adat Baturning, Mambal, Abiansemal, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 80352 Check Rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Contact: +62 361 469 206
4. Fit for a King with majestic surroundings – Royal Pita Maha
Royal Pita Maha’s Royal Pool Villa serving up an accommodation option that’s definitely fit for a King.
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Stepping into your villa will see you gazing at your vacation home away from home in complete awe. With a bed facing floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open up to the private infinity pool, and a great 180 degree view of the lush tropical valley below – you know that time spent in the villa will be time well spent.
For added romance, try the in-villa romantic dining where you’ll have a splendid time together dining right by your infinity pool.
Otherwise, simply head to one of the four restaurants available – Dewata Lounge, Ayung Valley Restaurant, Terrace Bali Restaurant, and best of all? Ayung Organic Restaurant with its lovely riverside location.
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If you’re looking for some fun things to do together, you’ll be happy to note that Royal Pita Maha offers painting, stone-carving, and woodcarving classes – something that’s not usually offered!
Sold on Royal Pita Maha yet? We sure are.
Royal Pita Maha
From USD $400 (Royal Pool Villa)
Contact: +62 361 980022 Check Rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Desa Kedewatan PO Box 198, Ubud 80571, Bali,Indonesia
5. Trek in paddy fields: Maya Ubud
A natural haven in the middle of quiet Ubud and the Petanu River, Maya Ubud is 10 hectares of gorgeously designed land dotted with private pool villas and luxury guest houses.
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Relax in the pools adjacent to the stunning rainforest, get a massage at the spa, trek around the rice paddy fields, or start the day with a guided session of yoga in the sun.
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And that’s not all you can enjoy at the resort.
Its restaurant boasts of sumptuous local and Western meals, and you can even continue your workout routine at a quality fitness centre or the tennis court.
Maya Ubud Resort
From USD $204 per night (Approximately Rp. 2,975,340) Check Rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Location : Jl. Gunung Sari Peliatan, P.O. Box 1001 Ubud Bali, 80571 Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 977 888
6. Villa with a waterfall (almost!) – Santi Mandala Villa
Some resorts are located right by the river, but this one comes with a ‘waterfall’! Streams of water flow from the paddy fields into a pool, almost like your own private falls!*
Located in a serene hillside on the outskirts of Ubud, Santi Mandala is surrounded by vast paddy fields and a rushing river, perfect for a retreat and that romantic escape to a secluded honeymoon villa you’ve been dreaming of.
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And have you ever heard of a spa set in a natural rock cave over the river? Imagine soaking in a lovely flower bath here – it’s the ultimate wellness retreat at Sacoa Mandala Spa, a well-deserved treat for your tired body and mind!
Of course, we can’t miss the pool, where you can dip or swim surrounded by the soothing greenery. And how about breakfast by the pool (while you’re in the water!)? Or would you rather breakfast in the bed? Tough decision!
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If you can’t stand lazing around and doing nothing during your holiday (we understand, some of us can’t too!), you can sign up for yoga classes, cooking classes or even pick up Balinese dance! Here, you’ll find everything you need for your tranquil holiday retreat.
P.S. We don’t recommend soaking in the ‘waterfall’ as water from the paddy fields might contain pesticides.
Santi Mandala Villa and Spa
Rates: From USD 88 (approximately Rp.1,226,000) Check Rate on Agoda
Address: Banjar Bucuan, Desa Batuan, 80582 Sukawati, Indonesia
7. Luxury hideout in the jungle – Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa Bali
Hidden in the heart of Bali’s rainforests, Nandini Jungle Resort is your luscious heaven. That magical place that brings you back in time to traditional villas tucked away in lush greenery, only that you can experience the old glory days in comfort and luxury.
Perched on a hillside, Nandini is full of spectacular views that you can enjoy not only from your room. Wake up to the music of the rainforest and birdsong, and refresh yourself with a quiet morning swim, surrounded by gorgeous canopies.
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As they say, a stay in Ubud is not complete without that mandatory healthy (and tasty) breakfast. Head down to Wild Ginger restaurant, where your meal is prepared from fresh organic ingredients grown and harvested from the resort’s own garden! You can even pick the chef’s secret recipe – just take up one of their cooking classes!
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When you pamper your body and mind, you need to feed the soul. Bring your partner and go for a rejuvenating session together at Sungai Spa. What can be more therapeutic than that Spa on the River, where you listen to the soothing rush of the river while your masseuse eases the knots and tensions in your aching worn out muscles?
After your massage, how about a dip in the private lagoon whirlpool surrounded by peaceful greenery all around?
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Being close to the nature can work wonders. Nandini is where your senses get satisfied, your soul unwinds and your mind finds peace. An extraordinary hideout!
Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa Bali
Rates: From USD $225 (approximately Rp. 3,150,000) Check Rate on Agoda
Address: Br. Susut, Buahan, Payangan, Kec. Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62-361 982 777
Email: [email protected]
8. Japanese treehouse in the jungle – Hoshinoya Bali
As you step into this resort, you might almost think that you’ve left Indonesia and are instantly transported to a very different land up north – Japan. Hoshinoya Bali is a luxury resort overlooking the verdant jungle with Japanese architecture and the sacred river flowing below.
You’ll find airy, spacy and elegant villas are decorated in modern Japanese style. We recommend spending your nights at Jalak (Garden Pool Villa with Terrace), where you can wake up to refreshing views of the luscious jungle.
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This is one of those slow days where you take time to breathe in the fresh morning rays, with a steaming cup of hot coffee on your terrace. You can easily slip into the lagoon pool directly from your villa too – who’s up for a pre-breakfast swim?
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And the highlight of your stay has got to be this unique treehouse gazebo, where you can hide from the world. You can request for your breakfast here, or spend some time to meditate and relax while indulging the lush view.
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If you’re here for a retreat, you don’t even need to worry about where to eat. Hoshinoya offers an exclusive dining experience with a 9-course meal where you can taste a variety of Indonesian dishes, while the mystical music of the gamelan ring throughout the restaurant all around you.
Rates: From USD 640 (approximately Rp. 8,912,000) Check Rate on Agoda
Address: Jl.Pejeng Kangin, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Pejeng Kangin, Tampaksiring, Bali, 80552, Indonesia
9. Spa pool indulgence at FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa Ubud
Have you always wanted your own spa pool, and get therapeutic massages in the comfort of your own water villa?
You can enjoy all that at FuramaXclusive, which is also aptly located in the midst of vast paddy fields in Ubud, the very place to rejuvenate your body and mind.
What better way to spend an evening than to laze on your sundeck by the huge lagoon that your villa sits on? And when you feel like it, you can always slip in for a calming night swim.
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That’s water-therapy for you – what water villas should be all about, isn’t it?
FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa Ubud
Location : Banjar Bindu, Mambal, 8 Jalan Melati Check Rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Phone: (62) 361 8988 688
Affordable hotels in Ubud
10. That dreamy rooftop pool – Pecatu Ubud Guesthouse
Located near Monkey Forest, your stay in this homely guesthouse comes with a cozy room where you can walk out to a small lovely sunny garden.
And set among the greens, you will be soothed by the sound of running water from the small waterfall in the garden. Isn’t it simply therapeutic to take a walk in the evening and listen to the music of the falls?
When night falls, that’s the most romantic time of the day – take your sweetheart for a quiet night swim at the rooftop pool with dreamy forest view, where you can resume those heart-to-heart chats that you haven’t had for a long time, as you lose yourselves in the cool evening breeze.
For the price you pay, this little romantic getaway is where you can live like a king for a budget price!
Pecatu Ubud Guesthouse
Rates: From USD 30 (approximately Rp. 423,000) Check Rate on Agoda
Address: Jalan Pengosekan Kelod Kangin Desa Mas Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Ubud
11. Look out of your wooden wonderland at Bliss Bungalow Ubud
Be awoken to the first dawn of golden light shining upon the view of promising paddy fields, and stunning gardens to take an evening stroll around in.
Imagine sipping tea to such a view!
If you love wooden furnishing, you would love a night in either a room or a bungalow that is wonderfully crafted with a timber theme.
And if you need a way to relax your muscles, try a revitalizing soak in the pool. They don’t just have an outdoor pool for you!
If you prefer not to tan and rest in the shade, have a soak in the indoor spa pool that is perfect for private, blissful moments.
Bliss Bungalow Ubud
Location : Jalan. Raya Sanggingan, Lungsiakan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Check Rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Contact: +62 361 979272
12. Surrounded by Verdant Balinese Landscapes – Mathis Retreat
If this is your first trip to Ubud and you are looking for a bit of luxury on a budget, look no further than Mathis Retreat. The lush surroundings will bring calm and relaxation to your holiday.
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Its astounding infinity pool looks directly onto bright rice paddies. You’ll be amazed how often you and your significant other can have this piece of paradise to yourselves.
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The Mathis Retreat is run by the famous luxury hotel community known as The Mathis Collection. This well-appointed hotel is tucked away from the crowds of Ubud but within a quick walk of the area’s attractions.
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The luxury continues from the common areas to the accommodation. Each of the 21 rooms and bungalows includes internet access, a sofa, a TV and air-conditioning. A relaxing spa and delicious restaurant round out the ample facilities.
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You’re guaranteed memories to last a lifetime from your stay at Kenanga Boutique Hotel!
PS: You might also want to try dining at Terracotta Ubud that’s located just around the area. This Ubud restaurant with lovely views is housed in a traditional open sided Bale, and the authentic Indonesian cuisine is also all beautifully presented and full of mouth-watering flavours.
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Rate: From $70 Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jl. Raya Lungsiakan, Ubud, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 8989700
Hotels in Ubud City Centre
13. That vast stretch of paddy fields: Sri Aksata Ubud Resort
A solace to the busy section of Ubud yet still within reach of the popular Ubud market and Monkey Forest Street (a reserve for the Balinese long-tailed macaque), Sri Aksata Ubud Resort offers a refreshing retreat not too far off from all the bustle and fun.
Bearing traditional Balinese architecture, rooms opens up to a calming view of beautiful rice paddies.
You don’t have to leave your room either – you can totally start your day with a beautiful view from the large windows and sliding doors, while still in your morning daze on the canopy bed.
Sri Aksata Ubud Resort (From USD $38)
Location: Monkey Forest Street (Jl. Wenara wana) Ubud 80571 Bali Indonesia Check Rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Contact: +62 361 975 394
14. Stay amidst the Paddy Fields – Tegal Sari
Located in the city center of Ubud, Tegal Sari is a jewel amidst the rice paddy fields.
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Where one can wake up to the sun shining over the paddies, and the sound of ducks quacking on fields of newly cut rice along with the symphony of countryside animals.
Suitable for families, a deluxe room comes with a queen sized bed along with a single bed, especially essential if you’re travelling with your older children.
At Tegal Sari, you can even choose to sign up for some hands on culinary classes in an open air kitchen, and learn the best of Bali’s homemade cuisines – yum yum!
From USD $45
Location : Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Contact: +62 812-1889-0257
15. Take a dip in the infinity pool surrounded by the rice paddies: Amatara Agung Raka
Nestled in Monkey Forest, Amatara Agung Raka is a resort style property. The hotel has Superior, Deluxe and Villa categories, of which Deluxe Double specifically with pool view have paddy views.
Some of the One-Bedroom Villas also offer paddy views, a pricier option that comes with a private pool as well.
You can also opt for a special Honeymoon Package with One-Bedroom Villa and Deluxe Double (with views) that includes daily American Breakfast, a candlelight dinner and a 2-hour traditional Balinese massage.
Don’t be disappointed if you can’t get a private pool though. You can still enjoy the hotel’s infinity pool overlooking the paddy fields!
Amatara Agung Raka
From US$39 (approximately Rp. 530,000) Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jl. Raya Pengosekan, MAS, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 975757
16. Strategic location, unbeatable value: Goutama Homestay
Located in Jalan Gootama, one of the most strategic and convenient locations in Ubud, Goutama Homestay offers the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation.
In the evening, as you step out of the hotel, the entire street comes alive bustling with international eateries and shopping options.
But don’t let the busy district fool you – once you enter the homestay, you’ll be transported to a peaceful oasis. Despite its central location, the hotel offers a serene atmosphere, with its own restaurants and spa to help you unwind and recharge.
With its unbeatable location and excellent amenities, Goutama Homestay offers the best value for money in Bali. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, you’ll find everything you need to make your stay in Ubud truly memorable.
From US$25 (approximately Rp 400,000) Check Rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Location: Jl. Gootama No.14, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 970482
17. A haven of peace and hospitality: Buana Home Stay
Located on a relatively quiet street just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of Jalan Hanoman, Buana Home Stay offers the perfect escape from the busy streets of Ubud. As you step into the hotel, you’ll be greeted by the friendly and hospitable host, who will make you feel right at home.
Despite its budget-friendly prices, Buana Home Stay offers plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The entire place has a very Balinese homestay vibe, with traditional decor and a cozy atmosphere.
And after a day of shopping and exploring the city, you can cool off in the hotel’s decent-sized pool, or relax on a lounge chair.
But what really sets Buana Home Stay apart is its strategic location and peaceful atmosphere. You can easily explore the city and its many attractions, and then return to the hotel to unwind and recharge.
From US$30 (approximately Rp 470,000) Check Rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Location: Jl. Sugriwa No.12, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 9080714
With the right choice of accommodation, Ubud is a heaven-on-earth experience that you will dream about in your sleep!
Are there anymore Ubud accommodation we have missed? Comment below to let us know!
PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
|PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you! |