Ubud is an amazing place with a serene environment that allows you to enjoy life as it is. There are many incredible accommodation that just feel heavenly and let you be as close to nature as comfort allows. We’ve picked out the best places to stay in Ubud that might just be the best accommodation in Bali as well!
1) Bambu Indah
Be wowed by the stunning bamboo architecture of Bambu Indah that makes incredible use of the open space and natural light, with 11 beautifully restored thatched lodgings, each with their unique touches. This little gem perched on the Sayan Ridge has enchanting pathways that cut through small rice paddies to bridge over a natural pool-river filled with tiny fishes. It is truly amazing and one of the best places to stay in Ubud if you want to detach yourself from the world.
With Ubud centre only fifteen minutes away, you are never too far off to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Ubud’s selection of shopping, food and drinks should you desire.
Bambu Indah, Jl. Banjar Baung, Desa, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
3) Bisma Eight
If you prefer a modern contemporary design, Bisma Eight is the one for you. Once you’ve checked in, you will have trouble leaving the compound because this boutique hotel is just so gorgeous! Did we mention that Bisma Eight has a heated jungle-view infinity pool? Yes, it’s heated!
And to top it off, the hotel also provides a range of complimentary activities for its guests on different days. There are rooftop Hatha yoga sessions cocktail classes, cooking workshops and more! This is without a doubt, one of the best places to stay in Ubud!
Bisma Eight, Jl. Bisma No.68, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
4) Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa Bali
Nestled in the heart of rainforest Payangan, Nandini Jungle Resort is your luscious heaven. Each villa offers stunning views of the breathtaking Ayung gorge from their private balconies and is embraced by the lush rainforest. Further immerse yourself in nature as you take a dip in the pool surrounded by canopies, or go for a spa session on the river, where the tensions in your muscles are eased over the sound of river flowing.
Reconnect with nature and rekindle your spirit in this enchanted natural haven!
Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa Bali, Br. Susut, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Buahan, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80572
5) Black Penny Villas Ubud
Located 10 minutes up the valley from the center of Ubud, Black Penny Resort features 10 super chic and funky villas set amongst the natural paradise of the Agung Valley. Each of the 10 private 1-bedroom villas is fitted with a freshwater infinity plunge pool that has a gorgeous view of the rainforest. The sunset view is particularly spectacular!
The restaurant is on the clifftop, with the dense tangled rainforest and rice terrace unfolding below you. This is the perfect place for a quiet, romantic trip!
Black Penny Villas Ubud, Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
6) COMO Shambalha Estate
Located up in the hills, on the banks of the Ayung River, the Como Shambhala Estate has been an icon of wellness and fine living for years now. It is a combination of luxury resort and five-star health retreat. It is also one of the world’s most beautiful hotels with 9 acres of stunning tropical grounds, riverside forest and plunging hill terraces with amazing architecture that blends into the natural surroundings.
There is even an optional pre-arrival questionnaire to fill if you want their experts to create a tailor-made programme for you, but nothing is stopping you from just coming here and relax in this oasis! Most definitely one of the best places to stay in Ubud!
COMO Shambalha Estate, Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
7) Hanging Gardens of Bali
The Hanging Gardens is home to one of the world’s best swimming pool and it is nothing short of amazing! Perched on a hillside in the middle of the lost jungles of Ubud, the resort’s 44 thatch-roofed villas, restaurants and bars, two pools, and spa are all built into various levels of a hillside. Due to the steep slope, two cable cars are used to ferry guests up and down the resort!
You need to see the famous pool for yourself! Downside is, you’ve got to wait for your turn if you want to take that sweet photo for your instagram!
Hanging Gardens of Bali, Banjar Susut, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
8) Jannata Resort & Spa
Located in the rural village of Sebali, just outside of Ubud, Jannata Resort embraces a design concept that respects the rich artistry and cultural heritage of Bali. Surrounded by lush rainforests and picturesque rice terraces, this resort provides stunning views, with the infinity pool being the highlight.
With pool villas that will impress honeymooners with its private terrace and balcony, this oasis is one of the best places to stay in Ubud for lovebirds!
Jannata Resort & Spa, Jl. Rsi Markandya, Br. Bangkiang Sidem Desa Keliki, Tegalalang-Gianyar, Bali 80561
9) Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa
Kupu Kupu Barong means “Giant Butterfly” and is the very first luxury resort opened in Ubud. A truly timeless resort set in the majestic forest of Ubud on the slopes of the sacred Mount Agung, it overlooks the spectacular Ayung River valley and rice paddies. As the resort has a partnership with L’Occitane, the Mango Tree Spa utilises essential oils and infusions from L’Occitane! Get ready to be pampered here!
The La View restaurant is also a must-visit with a unique birdcage-like setting that gives couples a memorable experience!
Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa, Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571
10) Viceroy Bali
Located in Ubud’s “Valley of the Kings”, Viceroy Bali is one of the best places to stay in Ubud that offers perfect luxury accommodation to those seeking the ultimate privacy and seclusion. Enjoy the incredible view of the jungle from the infinity pool or go for a refreshing cocktail at the bar. European and Asian fusion cuisine at CasCades are prepared by Executive Chef Nic Vanderbeeken, who has worked at top Michelin starred restaurants around the world.
There is also an on-site helipad, so if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, go for helicopter tour to see Bali from the sky!
Viceroy Bali, Jl. Lanyahan, Br. Nagi, Petulu, Ubud, Bali 80571
Some of the best places to stay in Ubud are truly amazing and you should definitely consider them for your next trip!
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