Travel Itinerary: Ubud, Bali where to stay, eat and goApril 20, 2016
As some of you might know, upon returning to Singapore after a 3-month solo backpacking trip in South America, I felt reverse culture shock. It was a little too much for me, so within the week when I got back I booked an impulse trip to Bali, an island I have never been to despite everyone being there before. I thought just 4 days is enough because I thought it was a small island, but nooooo. It's a huge place. I thought I'll stay at Ubud area up north because it is more chill, less touristy and while I was right, I also underestimated how much time I need to really see Bali, including the south.
In any case, I only had a few days to book my accommodation in Ubud, because it was such an impulse trip. I used Clarinta's Best of Ubud Guide for 90% of where I went, but unfortunately the B&B she recommended was fully booked! It was then that I found out about HotelsCombined.com, which is a site aggregator for ALL the major hotel/accommodation booking sites like Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com and Expedia and allows you to compare and get the best available rates.
Where to stay
I booked the Umaya Ubud Villa, just next to the Monkey Forest, for 3 wonderful nights for around S$65 per night. The funny thing was, we were so close to the Monkey Forest, there were 3 monkeys that got into a fight on my first day on my roof over some territorial dispute and made such a racket! But that is an UNPRECEDENTED event. Was rather entertaining actually. Nobody got hurt - they moved off after a while.
|At Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia|
The bungalows are situated around two pools - one for double rooms, and one for family suites.
Where to eatOf course one of my main objective is to eat when it comes to Ubud! Most are places recommended by Clarinta. Here are my top 5 picks for food and coffee.
1. Naughty Nuri's for BBQ pork ribs dinner
Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Desa Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, 10am to 10pm
Them ribs (120k rupiah) are really good. I won't say the best in the world, but pretty decent. Apparently they are also famous for their margaritas. I was so full with my curry vegetables and ribs plus some rice, I couldn't put anything else in there.