Why Honeymoon in Ubud?

Located in the Balinese jungle, between valleys, forests, rivers, and spectacular rice terraces, Ubud is the island’s undisputed cultural and artistic capital. Ubud is the Ultimate Honeymoon Destination. We dare to say that a Bali honeymoon is not complete without visiting Ubud (and preferably staying a couple of nights). Despite being a jungle town, Ubud offers many luxurious honeymoon-level hotels and restaurants. In addition, Ubud’s geographic location make it a great starting point for day trips to other parts of the island, especially Central and North Bali.

Cultural Capital of Bali

Since the success of the 2010 movie Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts, an adoptation of the book by Elizabeth Gilbert, many people have been introduced to Ubud. But Ubud gained fame much earlier, especially amongst international painters and artists, who have frequented the town since the early 1900s.

Many artists even became permanent resident. Ubud’s Blanco Renaissance is one testament of such an artist - it highlights the works of the Spanish-American painter Antonio Blanco, who lived in Ubud from 1952 to his dead in 1999. A broad collection of traditional and contemporary works by Balinese, Indonesian and international artists can be found in the Agung Rai Museum of Art.

Walking through town, you can still feel these artistic vibes. It really is a magical place - the perfect destination for your Bali Honeymoon.

Explore Ubud

The town of Ubud has a lot to offer, from cultural sights to restaurants and (a bit of) nightlife. All of it is in walking distance of each other, as the town is relatively small.

Ubud Map Map of Ubud and surroundings, with key points of interest. Jalan Raya Ubud is considered the Main Street of Ubud. The main street will get busy, especially at night. You can escape the crowds by visiting the beautiful gardens that are part of the Saraswati Temple complex. The scenic lotus flower pond in front is a great place to take pictures. Nearby Ubud Palace is an iconic Hindu temple, where traditional Balinese dances are performed. Tickets are sold on the sidewalk right in front.

Ubud Water Palace Ubud Water Palace and Saraswati Temple

Ubud is a great place to buy a lasting memory of your honeymoon. You will find boutique shops selling unique art all around Ubud. The large Ubud Street market (also along main street) offers a wide selection of art and memorabilia. While many stalls sell mass-produced souvenirs, you can find real hidden gems there.

The entrance of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary can be found 1.5km south of main street, on Jalan Monkey Forest. It’s a beautiful dense forest, a great place to escape the heat, with paths taking you past a river and hidden temples. Make sure not to take any loose items with you, the monkeys will try to take them.

Branching out from the main street is Jalan Gootama, where you will find a lot of different restaurants. Our favorite stop for affordable, traditional Balinese food is Warung Biah Biah - serving many Indonesian dishes in tapas style. However we could imagine you’d prefer to experience some fine dining with your partner instead, so definitely check the list of romantic restaurant suggestions below.

Ubud Water Palace Campuhan Ridge Walk starts close to the center of Ubud.

Ubud is surrounded by jungle and rice terraces. There are many ways to experience this nature up-close. The most spectacular rice terraces can be found 30 minutes north of Ubud, in the town of Tegallalang. Do note this place is very touristy. Nearer to town and less crowded is Campuhan Ridge Walk. This short walk starts in Ubud (near Bridges restaurant) and takes you over a ridge that provides a spectactular view over two valleys and the jungle.

Honeymoon Hotels in Ubud

Hotels in Ubud are incredibly luxurious. The most luxurious hotels are located further away from the town of Ubud, in the jungle or between the rice fields. However, most of them provide a complimentary shuttle service. We have, however, also provided some options in center of town as an alternative.

What are you looking for?

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    Bisma Eight Hotel

    5 starAffordable luxuryCentral ubudCentral Ubud

    A 5-star hotel right in the center of Ubud. The boutique hotel emphasizes Southeast Asia's handmade history. The hotel's calm...

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    Pita Maha Resort & Spa

    5 starAffordable luxuryNature viewsNorth of Ubud, but close to town

    Pita Maha Resort & Spa is in a natural setting overlooking the Tjampuhan Valley. It has an outdoor infinity pool...

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    Viceroy Bali

    5 starSplurgeNature views10m drive north of Ubud

    The best you can find. The Viceroy Bali targets couples and honeymooners with its upmarket, quiet, and private environment. The...

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  • $$$$

    Chapung Se Bali Resort and Spa

    5 starSplurgeNature views10m drive north of Ubud

    The 5-star Chapung Se Bali Resort and Spa is one of the most spectacular hotels in Ubud, Bali. This resort...

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  • $$$

    Goya Boutique Resort

    5 starAffordable luxuryCentral ubudCentral Ubud

    Goya Boutique Resort is an 8-minute walk from Ubud Monkey Forest with a contemporary design, a spa, and an outdoor...

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    The Kayon Resort

    5 starNature views15m drive north of Ubud

    There are 23 accommodations at the Kayon Resort, 15 minutes from Ubud. It's a beautiful and calm place which is...

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Honeymoon Activities in Ubud

Ubud might be the best place in Bali for a honeymoon. We suggest you to stay for a few nights, not just visit for a day - as there is so much to explore! It is in the middle of the Balinese jungle, between valleys, forests, rivers, and spectacular rice terraces. The most romantic place you can imagine! It is the island’s cultural and artistic center.

Want to experience all of Ubud? There’s a highly rated private tour operator that will pick you up in your hotel (even if you don’t stay in Ubud). You and your partner will experience all the highlights Ubud has to offer, without the hassle of arranging transportation!

You can explore all of these sights without a tour guide as well. Check the list below for our favorite activities!

What type of activities would you like to do in Ubud?

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    Campuhan Ridge Walk

    ActiveNature5 min. walk from central Ubud

    Campuhan Ridge walk is a spectacular but easy romantic walk (30 minutes one-way), taking you past the ancient Gunung Lebah...

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    Jungle Fish Infinity Pool & Bar

    NatureRelaxing & wellness15m drive north of Ubud

    The Jungle Fish Infinity Pool Bar is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud....

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    $10 pp.

    Tjampuhan Sauna & Spa

    Relaxing & wellnessCentral Ubud

    The day spa at the Tjampuhan Hotel is a real hidden gem. Positioned in a cave overlooking the river valley,...

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    Agung Rai Museum of Art

    CultureCentral Ubud

    Ubud is the art capital of Bali. Artists from all over Indonesia and the world have moved here. The Agung...

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  • $6 pp.

    Monkey Forest

    ActiveNatureCultureWalking distance from central Ubud

    The Monkey Forest is one of the most popular attractions in Ubud. A dense forest that hundreds of monkeys call...

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  • $40 for two

    Tegallalang Rice Terraces

    NatureCulture30m drive north of Ubud

    For over a thousand years, The Balinese have maintained an advanced irrigation system to allow the growth of rice on...

    Private half-day Tegallalang tour
    Hotel pick-up included. Rated 5 at Viator. →
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  • Tirta Empul Temples

    Culture30m drive north of Ubud

    Beautiful place to visit and understand the Balinese Hindu culture better! Pura Tirta Empul, meaning "Holy Spring", is a sacred...

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  • $6 pp.

    Traditional Dance Show at Ubud Palace

    CultureCentral Ubud, Jl. Raya Ubud.

    The traditional Balinese dance performances at Ubud Palace are a very popular attraction in central Ubud. You can buy tickets...

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  • Around $95 PP

    Private Ubud Highlights Tour

    NatureCultureDaytripPrivate tourPickup from your Ubud Hotel

    Easiest way to see the best Ubud has to offer in a day: the Sacred Monkey Forest, Tegallalang rice terraces,...

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    Operator rated 5/5 with 900+ reviews at Viator. →
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  • $50 pp.

    Close to Ubud. Hotel Pickup possible.

    ActiveNatureWest of Ubud

    Explore Bali from a river! A raft takes you down Ayung River, through rice fields and jungle in some of...

    Private Rafting tour with hotel pickup
    Rated 5 at Viator. →
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  • Around $79 PP

    Best of East Bali Tour from Ubud

    NatureCultureDaytripPrivate tourStart & Finish at your Ubud Hotel.

    East Bali is a beautiful region away from the crowds, under the shadows of the massive Agung Volcano. Here, you...

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    Operator rated 5/5 at Viator. →
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  • Around $78 PP

    Day Trip to Nusa Penida Island from Ubud

    NatureBeachDaytripGroup tourStart & finish at your Ubud hotel

    Visit Nusa Penida in a day! Nusa Penida is a tranquil island with spectacular cliffs and beaches, located in the...

    Book your Nusa Penida Island Tour
    Hotel pickup and ferry included. 5/5 at Viator. →
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  • Around $75 PP

    Mount Batur Sunrise Hike + Hotsprings from Ubud

    ActiveNatureDaytripGroup tourStart & Finish at your Ubud Hotel.

    Hike up to Mount Batur for a spectacular sunrise with breakfast, and enjoy a well-deserved hot spring swim after your...

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    Hotel Pickup + Guided Climb + Hotsprings 5/5 at Viator. →
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  • Around $50 PP

    Private Uluwatu Sunset Tour from Ubud

    CulturePrivate tourStart & Finish at your Ubud Hotel.

    Convenient option with hotel pickup. A private driver will pick you up at your hotel with his air-conditioned car, and...

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    Operator ha 5/5 and raving reviews at Viator.com. →
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Romantic Dining in Ubud

In Ubud, you can find everything from fine dining (Michelin-star level, even though Michelin does not operate in Indonesia) to affordable options to taste local food. You will also find a large amount of high-quality but friendly priced restaurants offering cuisines from all over the world. Here’s our favorites!

What are you craving? Ubud has it all!

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    Fine diningNext to Tjampuhan Bridge, Ubud.

    Iconic location overlooking Tjampuhan valley. Tasting experience inspired by local flavors. Book in advance and request a table with a view.

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  • $$$

    Room for Dessert

    Fine diningJl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud

    Made famous by Netflix. The world's only fine dining dessert experience. Indulge in a parade of memorable plates.

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    Fine diningJl. Dewisita, Ubud

    Locavore was named one of Asia's top 50 restaurants in 2019. It's an authentic culinary experience from the moment you...

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    Forest Dining at Kamandalu

    Fine diningPrivate diningJl. Raya Andong

    Private six-course dinner at the edge of a tropical forest, on a romantically decorated wooden platform overlooking Ayung river.

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    Fine diningJl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud

    Dining on a private gazebo is one of many things that make Mozaic a great romantic option in Ubud. To...

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    Swept Away at The Samaya

    Fine diningPrivate dining15m drive west from central Ubud

    Iconic restaurant overlooking Ayung River. Offers romantic private "100 candlelight" dining experience by the waters.

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    The Sayan House & Sunset Bar

    DrinksCasual diningJl. Raya Sayan, Ubud

    Experience spectacular valley views while enjoying Japanese-Latin fusion food. Best place around Ubud for sunset, great for just sipping a cocktail too.

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How to get to Ubud

Ubud is located in the heart of Bali. From the Denpasar airport it takes around 1 hour by car. It’s best to book your taxi in advance before you arrive (or get a transfer through your hotel) as taxi’s at the airport might charge high prices for trips to Ubud.

One more suggestion! Entering Indonesia through Bali Airport can take very long, in worst case it takes up to two hours to pass immigration. Bali Airport offers a VIP Arrival Service that allows you to jump the line.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Ubud?

Ubud is a town in the center of Bali, surrounded by jungle and ricefields. Only 1 hour away far from the airport, it's considered a more peaceful and cultural destination on the island of Bali.

How to get around in Ubud?

You can easily get a taxi everywhere, rent a bicycle or use go-jek (Indonesian Uber). Go-jek can be difficult sometimes because the local taxi businesses try to keep online taxi's out of tourist areas.

How far is Ubud from Bali Airport?

From Bali Airport, Ubud is around 1 hour drive, or 38 kilometers, away. If you stay in a hotel north of Ubud, your trip might take longer.

Is Ubud in Bali a good Honeymoon destination?

Yes, among the best honeymoon destinations in Bali. The jungle town and cultural heart of Bali is super romantic. It offers some of the most spectacular private dining overlooking jungle valleys and luxury hotels at affordable prices.

What romantic activities can we do in Ubud?

The options are endless. Walk together across Campuhan ridge walk. Visit some amazing jungle Spa's and pools. Fine Dining. Experience the local culture at Ubud Palace and the museums. And much more!

How long should we stay in Ubud?

We think it's best to stay for three nights to see and enjoy everything at a slow pace. If you want to use Ubud as a base and go on day trips from there, you'll need to stay longer.

Next Destinations

Ubud is well-known for its stunning jungle landscape and ricefields, but it’s not on the coast. Do you long for the beach? Consider Uluwatu, Seminyak or Canggu as potential next destinations. All three locations offer luxury stays along the beach. While sipping on a beverage, you may take in a sunset over the Indian Ocean together.

Do you prefer your honeymoon to continue more private and avoid crowds? North Bali is your answer, and in Ubud you are almost halfway already! Continue your journey to Amed for diving or Lovina for dolphin-watching adventures.

If you’re looking for a change of scenery on a different island, consider taking a boat to Nusa Penida Island. The ferry port in Sanur is around 45 minutes away from Ubud.