Our journey to Ubud came about quicker than expected due to some agonising sunburn acquired on our day trip to Canggu. Keeping ourselves out ofdirect sun for a few days became a fairly urgent priority, so we decided to spend one day walking to Kuta and checking out the shops and the following day in Ubud.
Our itinerary consisted of: a flower bath at a spa, the monkey forest, lunch at an infinity pool in the middle of the jungle, rice fields and Tegnunan waterfalls.
We started off at the falls, which were beautiful and refreshing on an extremely hot day; went for a swim, took some happy snaps and headed to the infinity pool for lunch and another swim. We had booked in a flower bath at 5PM, so saw the rice fields en route to lunch, where we spent the remainder of the afternoon enjoying the views, food and some Bintangs of course.
Heading off to Five Elements holistic spa, we were taken to a beautiful half-outside half-inside luxury hit where she ran a warm bath for us, scattered hibiscus flowers in the bath and served us strawberry kombucha.
The day flew by too quickly and we unfortunately didn’t make it to the monkey forest, but we had a jam packed day and arrived home just past 8pm, so relaxed and exhausted that we decided to call it a night and hit the hay early.
– Every one I had spoken to prior to heading to Ubud said we should head to the monkey forest but beware that they try and steal everything you have so be cautious! Sunnies in your handbag!
– Luxury spa treatments in the jungle are fab but pretty expensive. Couples treatments are usually cheaper so if you are travelling with a friend and feeling brave, definitely recommend a couples treatment.
– Drivers for the day will tend to overcharge ($50-$60) try and negotiate $30 for the day instead.
– I would say that it would be more worthwhile
go up and spend 1 or 2 nights there so you aren’t trying to cram too much in to 1 day. There’s so much to do and see but there is intense traffic on the way that will more than likely extend your journey quite a bit!