About Bali

ABOUT UBUD, BALI
Ubud is a remarkable town in the middle of the island of Bali, north of Denpasar and situated on Bali’s scenic hillsides. For more than a century, it has been the island's preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. Ubud has become a global hot spot for literati, glitterati, art collectors and connoisseurs. Famous names walk its busy sidewalks while elegant five star hotels and sprawling villas now stand on its outskirts, overlooking the most prized views in Bali. Ubud has retained its eclectic and traditional spirit, drawing people actively involved in art, nature, anthropology, music, dance, architecture, environmentalism, "alternative modalities" and more.

Ubud is the best place to use as a base if you're visiting Bali looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration. Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali -- scenic rice fields, small villages, arts and crafts communities, ancient temples, palaces, rivers, excellent shopping and fine dining. And its central location makes it easy to get from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns.

CLIMATE
Bali is blessed with a near-constant temperature somewhere between 20 and 33 degrees Celsius (70-90 degrees Fahrenheit). Expect a brief daily shower December into March, which offers a mid-day respite from the sun. Balmy breezes blow year-round and carry the sweet scent of the island’s Frangipani flower.

ACTIVITIES
Ubud is beautiful all year round and is home to Bali’s most active artisan markets. Visit Ubud’s excellent Wildlife Park or try some white water rafting (seasonal), classes at renowned cooking schools, the Bali Elephant Safari and guided hikes to Bali’s sacred volcanoes, plus snorkeling, surfing, scuba and golfing. Any of these can be arranged through Villa Bukit Naga.

RECOMMENDATIONS
VILLA BUKIT NAGA is always improving its exclusive and tested list of preferred partners to enhance your stay. Please check back for regular updates.

Remember that VILLA BUKIT NAGA chefs can prepare elaborate meals for you on-site and that spa treatments can be enjoyed at the villa as well.

UBUD RESTAURANTS
Mozaic
JL Raya Sanggingan/ 975 768/ Dinner Tue-Sun/ Mozaic-Bali.com

CasCades
The Viceroy Bali/ JL Lanyahan Nagi/ 972 111/ Cascadesbali.com

Kemiri
Uma Ubud/ JL Sanggingan/ Kedewatan/ 972 448/ All Day/ Uma.como.bz

TeraZo
Suweta St/ 978 941

Ayung Terrace
Four Seasons/ Sayan/ 977 577/ Fourseasons.com

Chedi Club
Tanah Gajah/ JL Goa Gajah/ 975 685/ Ghmhotels.com

UBUD BARS
Cinta Grill
JL Monkey Forest/ 975 395/ Baligoodfood.com/cintagrill.asp

Lamak
JL Monkey Forest/ 974 668/ Lamakbali.com

Jazz Café
JL Sukma 2/ Tebesaya/ 976 594/ Music till 10.30PM/ Jazzcafebali.com

UBUD SPAS
Kirana Spa
Desa Kedewatan/ 976 333/ 9am-9pm/ Kiranaspa.com/ Spa chauffeurs provide hotel pick up

Como Shambhala Estate
Como Shambhala Estate/ 978 888/ Cse.como.bz

Spa Hati
JL Raya Andong 14/ 977 578/ Spahati.com

Spa Kitchen
Alila Ubud Hotel/ 975 963/ Half & full day/ Alilahotels.com

UBUD SHOPPING
Threads of Life
JL Kajeng 24/ 972 187/ Threadsoflife.com/ 10am-6pm Mon-Sat or by appt./ Drive up JL Suweta, turn left into the little lane after the Helmi Gallery, go to the bottom and turn right

John Hardy
Call Ardani on 469 888 or 081 2390 1145/ By appt. only

Jean Francois Fichot
JL Suweta 6/ 972 078/ By appt. only/ Jf-f.com

Sama Sama
JL Campuhan/ On your left just after the Blanco Museum/ 975 072/ 081 2386 1200/ Ask for owner Pande

The Shop
JL Raya Sayan/ 973 508/ Shopattheshop.com