Moksa, plant based restaurant and permaculture, Ubud
Sage Ubud. The tempeh taco is ridic.
The Elephant Ubud – fresh air and stunning views
Bali Buda cafe & health store, Ubud
Down To Earth cafes Ubud & Seminyak Bali
Five Elements hotel and spa, Bali
Warung Sopa, clean Japanese style Indonesian food
Down To Earth cafe and health stores, Bali
Dayu’s Warung (and Fussy Bird) – the cake. The cake.
The Shady Shack, Canggu – vegetarian food, surfer’s breakfasts and smoothies
Peloton, Canggu. The new kid on the block. Coconut lattes, gf cakes and crazy salads.
Clear Cafe, Ubud – the drinks list. The view.
Wayan’s Coconut, Penestanan. My daily fix.
Seniman Coffee, Jalan Sri Wedari. Arguably the best coffee.
Seeds of Life, Jalan Goutama – just yes. The Mexican lasagne, reishi tea and tonics.
Ubud Nasi Campur – a great list of tried and tested nasi campus
Room 4 Dessert – desserts and cocktails from Will Goldfarb
THINGS TO DO / VISIT
Misool Eco Resort – diving in Raja Ampat, Indonesia
TEDxUbud – annual local TED talks
Ubud Writers Readers Festival – hands down my favourite Ubud event.
Hotel Tjampuhan Spa, Ubud – a unique jacuzzi experience (the prices are inflating..)
Big Tree Farms bamboo factory – raw cacao, cashews, palm sugar
Astrology In Bali with Evelyn Roberts
Bali Kite Festival, Sanur – check the dates for each year.
Ibuku, bamboo architecture with Elora Hardy
Green School Bali, take a tour of the school
Kul Kul Farm, study permaculture at Kul Kul
Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, Jasi/Jasri
Tirta Empul – Bali’s finest water temple
Threads of Life, Ubud – sustaining the textile tradition of Indonesia
Ubud Food Festival – the new annual food celebration
Bali Spirit Festival – yoga, dance, martial arts, music and more
Balinale International Film Festival
ASHRAMS & RETREATS
6 Elements Retreats – 7 day detox retreats in paradise
Air Ubud, Artist Inn Residence
Bali Silent Retreat
White Tiger Qigong
Tyler Tolman fasting retreats
Natural Instinct Healing
Kute Blackson – personal transformation retreats
Nirarta Centre for Living Awareness, Sideman
Way of Mastery, Alam Cinta, Ubud
Ratu Bagus, Shaking Ashram, Karangasem
Munivara Ashram, Junjungan, Ubud
Landih Ashram, Kintamani
Gaia Oasis, North Bali
Prana Veda Sanctuary, Bondalem
The Retreat Bali [Golden Rock], Ahmed
Body & Mind Retreats – retreat facilitators all over Bali
Dragonfly Village – retreat, yoga space and community sauna nights
There are literally thousands of homestay, hotels and spas in town.
I’ve at stayed those marked* – all of which are frickin epic.
Villa Campuhan, Jasri. Easily my favourite piece of Bali coastline. Stunning.
Omunity Sudaji, North Bali – waterfalls and incredible food
Melati Cottages, Penestanan
Gerebig Bungalows, Penestanan
Uma Sari, Penestanan
de Munut, Penestanan
TokoToko Bungalows, Sangginan
Jati Homestay, Jalan Hanoman
Ubud View, Jalan Hanoman
Ubud Aura, next to The Yogabarn
Swasti Eco Cottages, Nyuh Kuning
Ananda Cottages, Jalan Sanggingan, Campuhan
High end hotels are easier to find & choose, so I’ll leave you with ‘the cheap list’ of homestays, courtesy of Ubud Readers and Writers Festival.