Trip Plan Details
- KafeJalan Hanoman 44brecommended KafeA wonderful, healthy cafe in central Ubud. We stopped in there to use the free wifi and have some breakfast on our last day. They have a huge selection of fresh juices and smoothies, as well as a ... read moredelicious menu. The staff are friendly and it's a very relaxed place. There's also a message board in the back that's great for finding accommodations and interesting local events. Also, check out the massage place across the street: Bali Healing.Recommended for:Jeremy Baker
If you find yourself crazing a good breakfast or some healthy juices, you might want to pop in here. :)
- Bali HealingJl Hanoman 43recommended Bali HealingThis spa has a small storefront that you would miss if not looking for it. It's right across from a great place named Kafe. Behind the storefront, a nice courtyard opens up and they have private rooms ... read morefor the massages that require less clothing. Overall, highly recommended if you just want a high quality, no frills massage. Open until 9pm.Recommended for:Jeremy Baker
My wife and I tried the hot stone massage for 125,000 (~$13 USD) and it was great.
recommended TulambenWhile I can't say much about the town itself (I daytripped here), the raison d'etre of this small place just north of the Amed Peninsula is easy to vouch for. Laying sunk just 50m offshore, the wreck ... read moreof the US cargo ship Liberty sits in perhaps 15 meters of water, but rises up enough from the depths to make it easily snorkelable. The reef ecosystem that's risen up around the wreck, with colorful corals, nudibranches, and huge schools of fish, is spectacular; and if you're looking to dive the wreck, there's no shortage of shops around to assist you. Word of warning: it gets REAL crowded after 10am or so, so come early.Matthew Crompton
Snorkel the wreck here -- just swim in off the shore. Good luck! =)
recommended Sama Sama BungalowsLocated in Jemeluk just across the coast road from the beach, Sama Sama has clean, tasteful, and well-appointed bungalows in a pleasant bamboo decor. Prices can be bargained down to around 100,000Rp ... read morefor a night.Matthew Crompton
Nice, breezy bungalows right by the beach in Jemeluk.
recommended Jemeluk BayOne of the small northern towns on the Amed Peninsula of far eastern Bali, Jemeluk distinguishes itself by excellent and accessible snorkeling directly offshore. With a horseshoe-shaped drop-off ... read moreattracting a great variety of fish, and lovely coral landscapes, it's worth considering basing yourself here whilst on the Amed Coast.Matthew Crompton
A good place to base yourself on the Amed coast.
recommended AmedThe whole peninsula of far eastern Bali is known as 'Amed' (technically just its easternmost town), and though it's hardly undiscovered territory, it can easily feel like it after the crowds of South ... read moreBali and Ubud (and even Padangbai!). With solid diving and snorkeling, and cheap beachfront bungalows spread all along the undeveloped coast, it's more than worth going out of your way to come here, and the drive along the coast road on a motorbike is one of the best in the whole of Bali.Matthew Crompton
Consider this area an ESSENTIAL side visit for at least 3 or 4 days away from Ubud.
recommended UbudEven five minutes in Ubud will let you know that Elizabeth Gilbert was living a pretty shi-shi existence in Eat Pray Love. For one, it's crawling with white people. For another, prices in boutiques ... read moreand restaurants approach those back in the West. Still, it's a very difficult place not to like -- it's clean (well, clean-ish), chic, and arty, with none of the Aussie party vibe that afflicts South Bali. Good food and coffee, and excellent hotels and spas make it an easy place to linger.Matthew Crompton
It isn't Eat Pray Love exactly, but a great place to crash out for 4 or 5 days and enjoy the good life.
recommended Dewa WarungOn Jl. Gootama, this is central Ubud's original stop for dirt-cheap and delicious Indonesian food. The nasi campur is fantastic, the Bintang cold, and the big communal tables great for meeting people. ... read moreThey're working with only a couple of gas rings in the kitchen, so don't be surprised if you find LONG waits for food at dinnertime.Matthew Crompton
For authentic cheap-and-dirty Indonesian food in a convivial setting, I love this place on Jl. Gootama.
- Sacred Monkey Forest SanctuaryJalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Indonesiarecommended Sacred Monkey Forest SanctuaryThe monkeys might be pure, banana-seeking evil (insurance attached to your ticket covers accidental death and dismemberment whilst in the Sacred Monkey Forest!) but darned if they aren't cute, and the ... read moresmall sylvan patch they occupy towards the south end of Ubud's main drag is nothing if not beautiful. Featuring temples overgrown with lush green, and enormous banyan trees sweeping over streams and waterfalls, it's a magical little place and great for photographs, even if it's also likely to be packed.Matthew Crompton
The monkeys, they are evil! Ah, but so beautiful the setting, so charming their capering! Bring a camera; do not carry bananas.
- Ubud MarketJalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Indonesiarecommended Ubud MarketThat's a really nice street market, perfect for those looking for original Bali souvenirs. It's located in Ubud center. Close to the market there's normally balinese dance presentations.Recommended for:
- Bebek Bengil - Dirty Duck DinerJl Hanoman, Padang Tegal, Ubud, Balirecommended Bebek Bengil - Dirty Duck DinerThat's an amazing restaurant in Ubud!!! A must see!! Really special decoration, every table has it own lodge in the garden, so, quite romantic for couples and really nice kind of private dinner for ... read moregroup of friends. Not only that, food is great also!!Recommended for:
- Cinta Grill & InnJalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Indonesiarecommended Cinta Grill & InnThere are some good cafes around Monkey Forest. There is another one right in front of the Monkey Forest. I like that one better. Bring your book.Recommended for: