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What to do in Ubud

January 4 2014

One of the best places in the world is UBUD, Bali. Here is list of places to go and things to do. Eat Pray Love your heart out!

Most of the entries are hyperlinked so you can click straight through to learn more like location, contact details, etc…

This list is prepared with full acknowledgement and huge thanks to the people and businesses mentioned here who are an enormous part of what makes Ubud such an incredible community.

Food & Drink (Makan & minum)
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• Como Shambhala – (best raw menu in the game) 30mins north of Ubud) (B,L, D) – check out Sunday brunch!!!

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Sage – Jl. Nyuh Bulan in Nyuh Kuning (B, L, D) – Possibly the best vegan restaurant in the world
Hujan Locale – Jl. Sri Widari (L, D) – Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!
SOL – Jl. Gootama (B, L, D) – Specials everyday that change seasonally
Elephant -Jl Raya Sanggingan, Hotel Taman Indrakila (B,L,D)
• Taksu – Jl. Gootama (L, D)
• Alchemy – Jl. Penestanan (B, L, D) – Amazing juices, salads and chocolates
• Down To Earth – Jl. Hanuman (B, L, D)
WAMM – Jl. Nyuh Kuning (B, L, D)

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• Sari Organic – Organic restaurant set in the rice fields (B, L)
• Soma – Jl. Gootama – The Original Organic High Vibe Restaurant (B, L, D) – Ask for Johnny!
• Living Food Lab – Jl. Monkey Forest (behind Hubud) (B,L,D)
• Kafe – (owned by yoga barn) -Jl. Hanuman (B, L, D)
• Warung Sopa – Jl. Sugriwa (B,L,D)
• Toro – Japanese – Jl. Gootama (L,D)

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• Duyu’s Warung – Jl. Sugriwa – Ayurvedic organic food balinese style – (Mungbean burritos!!) – (B,L,D)
• Prima –  Jl. Penestanan (L,D)

Juice!
• Wayans Coconut Juice Bar – Jl. Penestanan – Juice (B, L) – Delivery – +62 8786 1135 698
Abe Do – Delivery – +62 8133 8021 855

Community Boards
• Outside Bali Buddha (opposite Post Office)
• Bagus Pizza (opposite Bagus Pizza)

Yoga
• Yoga barn
• Radiantly Alive
• Taksu
• Intuitive Flow
• Seeds of Life
• Ambar Ashram – Laughing Yoga
• Dragonfly
• Naya

Bars & Nightlife
Cafe Havana – Jl. Dewi Sita
CP Lounge – Jl. Monkey Forest
Laughing Buddha Bar – Jl. Monkey Forest
• Ozigo – Sanggingan near Naughty Nuris
• Napi Ortis Jl. Monkey Forest (stoners / reggae / mushrooms)
XL “shisha” lounge Jl. Monkey Forest
• Nomads  – Cnr Gootama & Jl. Raya Ubud

Movies
XL – every night
Yoga barn (Monday)
Black Beach Restaurant (wed/thurs)

Workshops
• Alchemy at the Ark
• Villa Gaia
• Yoga Barn
• Dragonfly Village

Arts & crafts
Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)– Jl. Raya Pengoseken
Setia Dharma House of Masks and Puppets – J Tegal Bingin Mas
Chez Monique silver smith class – Jl. Dewi Sita 081338454667

To do
Tjampuhan Spa – Sauna and hot / cold springs
Bali Herb Walk – 08123816024
• Bali Botanical Gardens – Kutuh Kaja – 0361970951 (currently closed)
Dragonfly Village Sauna Nights  – Dragonfly Village: Fire, Sauna and Salt Pool. Wednesday & Sunday at Sunset
• Lie by the pool, eat and drink at Jungle Fish

Dance!
Ubud is a town that loves to dance. High Vibe, no alcohol ecstatic dance that is…
• Ecstatic Dance at Yoga Barn – Friday nights and Sunday at 10am for 11am start (big lines so get there early)
• Ecstatic dance at Villa Akasha New Earth Haven. Check Facebook page here.

Massage
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Iman – Nyoman – 081236009610
Bali Botanica – 0361976739
Kush – 0361971236 (Part of Yoga Barn)

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Nur Salon – Jl. Hanuman – 0361975352 (traditional)
Restu Spa Jl. Gootama – Pak Wayan – 0361970483  (traditional)
• Iman – Wayan – Jl Sri Widari – 081236009610

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• Boreh Pijat Salon & Sauna – Jl. Gootama- 0361 2021586
Starchild – 085237791477
• Kenko – 0361975293 (reflexology)

Heard was good
Body & Soul – Ida – 0361972617
Shangri-la – 03619192547
• Sang Spa – 03619277222
• Cantik Spa – 03618081414
• Kayma Spa – 03619100017

Healers
• Pak Man Arya Dunung – 081338935369 (traditional Balinese Healer)
• Jenna Johnson – 081246058968 (Channelling spirit guides hands on energy work)
• Jacorda – 0361294565 (traditional Balinese Healer)
• Desak – 081916233330 – Electric Healer
• Ida Resi – 0813 38935369 – High Priestess of Bali (Min suggested donation $1M rp)

Shopping
Starchild (sacred geometry) – Lotus Lane (also Portal on Jl. Gootama)
• Ubud markets (everything) – Jl. Raya Ubud
Anjali – Jl. Dewi Sita (yoga clothes)
We-ar.it – Jl. Hanoman (yoga clothes)
Threads of Life Textile Arts Centre – J Kajeng

Off the beaten track (day tripping)
• White sand beach – hippy beach vibe with no electricity and walk in.
• Air Terjun Nungnung Waterfall, Belok Petang, Badung
• Menjangan Island – West Bali (wow)
• Munduk Village  in mountains near Bedugal -UNESCO, spices
• Bali Botanic Gardens – Bedugal
• Sobek Ayung River Rafting – 036128759 / 0361729016
Climb Volcanos – Gunung Batur, Gunung Agung – Gung 08123878168
• Amed (diving)
• Jatiluwih (Rice Fields)

Temples in Bali
• Royal Water Temple Pura Taman Ayun
• Pura Ulan Danu Bratan – temple on shore of Lake Bratan
• Supreme Water Temple Pura Ulun Danu Batur
• Candi Tebing Tegallinggah
• Sebatu

Getting Around
There are a million and one drivers in Bali that your could choose from. If you want to find a Bali Driver that will make your time in Bali super special you have to check out Dewa from Tour Bali Drivers on 0813 3703 0390. He will do your Bali airport transfer to and from Ubud and also Bali Day Trips.

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