So I got back from beautiful Indonesia a couple of weeks ago and here I am having MAJOR withdrawals while looking at the photographs I took!
We chose Bali because we felt like it was the perfect location to escape to from the hustle and bustle of this concrete jungle we call home. We were so right! Our trip to Bali was just what we needed! We were there for about 10 days and we split it up between Ubud, Kuta and Uluwatu. This post is going to be entirely on Ubud because thats just how perfect it is 😍
(although I would love to wake up in Ubud every single day. the journey from Dubai to Bali was quite LONG and exhausting)
Getting there – We flew Singapore Airlines which meant we had a stopover there for a couple of hours, but we got super lucky as we missed our connecting flight (due to a delay) and we were compensated with a cozy hotel room and a beastly buffet till the next one. WHAT A WIN! The journey was about 7 hours to SG and then 3 to Bali which was alright as it was broken up, and we were so so so pleased with the airplane because it was so comfortable and the entertainment was ON POINT! 😍
Where to Stay in Ubud – The journey from the Airport to Ubud was about 1 hour long. In terms of places to stay at, there are plenty of options from homestays to luxury resorts and that is the beauty of hotels in Bali – theres something for all budgets!
We stayed at a homestay as well as a little resort while we were at Ubud. I just think its important to stay a bit closer to the center of the city so its easier to go about (obvi)
Getting Around – We managed to rent cute retro looking scooters from every hotel we were staying at on our trip. That is honestly the BEST way to travel around unless you want to spend the rest of your holiday stuck in traffic 🙃
Where to EAT! – There were so so so many food options in Ubud (WHICH WERE HALAL MIGHT I ADD). But the ones that caught our attention and love was definitely ‘white orchid‘ – they had some delish Balinese fish curry that my husband STILL craves every other day! As for coffee Id definitely recommend Lazy Cat Cafe because its just too perfect and I regret not going there every day!
Now let me bombard you with some photos I took of my favourite places in Ubud!
The Tegenungan Waterfall
Quite possibly the most visited waterfall in Ubud. The hike down and up were killer but the view was breathtaking and the air was so cooling which was perfect after climbing a million steps in the hot sun 😻 Visitors can usually swim in but on the particular day that we visited the water pressure was REALLY STRONG that the red flag was up!
Campuhan Ridge Walk Hike 🌿
This picturesque beauty is a hidden gem in Ubud and I was so glad that we were able to hike it all the way up! We were up bright and early at 7am and headed straight up here. It was so lovely to see many people going for jogs, taking there dogs on runs and school kids just chilling out and listening to music. 🐶
It was NOT easy and we were half dead by the time we left but it was so worth being surrounded by so much nature and greenery so early in the morning! Something we cant get in Dubai even if we tried. If you’re ever going to stay in Ubud for a while, Id definitely recommend this hike and I would strongly urge you to go beyond early!
The Ubud Art Market 🛍️
Easily the best spot for shopping for souvenirs and clothing! I say its the best as NONE of the other cities I went to had a market like this and I regret not buying everything in this one! Trust me when I say this market is the BEST.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces 🌾
If you ever go to Bali you just gotta visit these rice terraces! So picture perfect and one of Bali’s most visited tourist attraction. There are many steps and a pathway to walk on within the fields which was really helpful to walk on, but I somehow managed to stick my foot in a HUGE PILE OF MUD which was nasty.
There were many restaurants along the steps of the rice terraces and it was so lovely to just sit and soak up the amazing view we were being surrounded by!
Thats all about Ubud from me guys! If I have missed out on anything or if you want to know some specific details just let me know!
Do keep an eye out for my next posts on Bali 👀