Top ChoiceLiterature in Ubud

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Southeast Asia's major literary event brings together writers and readers from around the world in a five-day celebration of writing – especially writing that touches on Bali.

Top ChoiceGallery in Ubud

Agung Rai Museum of Art

Agung Rai Museum of Art

If you only visit one museum in Ubud, make it this one. Founder Agung Rai built his fortune selling Balinese artwork to foreigners in the 1970s, and during his time as a dealer he also built one of Indonesia's...

Top ChoiceGallery in Ubud

Neka Art Museum

Neka Art Museum

Offering an excellent introduction to Balinese art, the top-notch collection is displayed in a series of pavilions and halls. Don't miss the multiroom Balinese Painting Hall, which showcases wayang (puppet) style...

Top ChoiceDesserts in Ubud

Room4Dessert

Celebrity chef Will Goldfarb, who hails from the States and gained fame via Netflix's Chef's Table, runs what could be a nightclub but is in fact a dessert bar where patrons who book far enough in advance (you'll...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in Ubud

Night Rooster

From the same folks at Locavore, this neighbouring, 2nd-storey cocktail bar has a talented mixologist and some fascinating flavour combos. Inventive cocktails include things such as jackfruit-infused dry gin,...

Top ChoiceTextiles in Ubud

Threads of Life Indonesian Textile Arts Center

This textile gallery and shop sponsors the production of naturally dyed, handmade ritual textiles from around Indonesia. It exists to help recover skills in danger of being lost to modern dyeing and weaving...

Top ChoiceCafe in Ubud

Sweet Orange Warung

An idyllic location in the midst of a rice field a short walk from the centre of town makes this a wonderful spot for a drink or simple meal. You'll be serenaded by water running through the farming channels,...

Top ChoiceCafe in Ubud

Full Circle

Australian-style cafe society is represented by a few popular businesses here in Ubud, and this is its most recent – and sleek – incarnation. Though it's in a slightly out-of-the-way location, it's worth making...

Top ChoiceLounge in Ubud

Bridges

The namesake bridges are right outside the Divine Wine & Cocktail Bar on the lower level of this bar/restaurant complex, which has sweeping views of the river gorge. You’ll hear the rush of the water far...

Top ChoiceCinema in Ubud

Paradiso

Sharing a building with the vegan Earth Cafe & Market, this surprisingly plush 150-seat cinema screens two films daily. The price of admission is redeemable against items from the cafe menu – so a great deal....

Top ChoiceVegetarian in Ubud

Moksa

Based at its own permaculture farm, Moksa shows that extraordinary meals can be created with vegetables prepared simply. Half the dishes are raw, half cooked; many are vegan. The setting is bucolic, but the...

Top ChoiceCafe in Ubud

Kafe

This is the type of place that Ubud does particularly well. Attractive decor, laid-back vibe, friendly staff and healthy food are the hallmarks, and together they form a tempting package. The huge organic menu...

Top ChoiceDance in Ubud

Pura Taman Saraswati

The beauty of the setting may distract you from the dancers, although at night you can’t see the lily pads and lotus flowers that are such an attraction by day. Janger dance is performed on Sunday and Monday, the...

Top ChoiceSouth American in Ubud

Pica

Much-acclaimed, the contemporary South American cuisine served at this small restaurant is one of Ubud's culinary highlights. From the open kitchen, dishes making creative use of meat and fish issue forth – be...

Top ChoiceVegetarian in Ubud

Dumbo

Music, mixology and Italian food are a particularly good trio, so you'd need to be a dumbo not to eat here, especially as pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven are also on offer (after 4pm only). Trained bar staff...

Top ChoiceDance in Ubud

Pura Dalem Ubud

This open-air venue in a temple compound has a flame-lit, carved-stone backdrop and is an evocative place to see a dance performance. Different companies perform Legong (7.30pm Tuesday and Saturday), Jegog...

Top ChoiceCafe in Ubud

Watercress

A young and fashionable crowd flocks to this Aussie-style contemporary cafe to nosh on all-day breakfasts, burgers, sourdough sandwiches, homemade cakes, gourmet salads and more. Drink good coffee during the day...

Top ChoiceCosmetics in Ubud

Kou

Concocted from pure coconut oil, the handmade soaps sold here will bring the evocative scents of frangipani, tuberose, jasmine, orange and lemon tea-tree to your bathroom. The attractive packaging makes products...

Top ChoiceDance in Ubud

Bali Spirit Festival

A popular yoga, dance and music festival from the people behind the Yoga Barn, a local yoga hub. There are hundreds of workshops and concerts, plus a market and more.

Top ChoiceBooks in Ubud

Neka Art Museum Shop

One of the best places in Ubud to source top-quality traditional Balinese handicrafts. Also stocks books.