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Create Your Own Wellness Retreat In Ubud

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Thanks to TA's Ubud reviews & forum, finding the information & the assistance for creating my own month long wellness retreat while staying in the Penestanan area on the out-skirts of Ubud was easy. There were many options on-line for lovely accommodations in the area. My husband & I stayed in a villa over-looking a tropical garden, the rice fields & a river. A short walk on a narrow path along the river through the jungle & rice fields took me to the Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio. www.intuitiveflow.com/ This serene & peaceful studio over-looked the rice fields, the river, local homes & tropical gardens. Many styles of yoga were offered there. My favorite teacher at this yoga studio was Chiara. After taking a class with her, I always left the studio smiling.:) After I have finished my relaxing yoga classes, there were several options nearby for a vegetarian lunch or a fruit smoothie. My favorite place to go lunch after class was the Lala & Lili Warung, a lovely restaurant with ponds covered in enormous bright pink lotus flowers. The Gado Gado salad & Nasi Campur was divine! I loved their fresh ginger/lime tea & their papaya/ginger smoothie. Massage was also an important part of my wellness retreat. There were many spas readily available in the area. My two favorite places to go for massage were the luxurious Taksu Spa & the inexpensive Sedona Spa. Beyond massage, both these spas offered body scrubs, manicures, pedicures, facials, etc. Taksu Spa also, offered yoga classes. After having various scrubs & massages at Taku in one of the private bales clinging to the sides of a river ravine, my husband joined me for a lunch at Taksu's Garden Restaurant or a dinner a Taksu's Terrance Restaurant. The food was some of the very best that I experienced in Ubiud. The service staff was charming. After relaxing scrubs & massages at the Sedona Spa, we ate delicious vegetarian meals at the Elephant Restaurant where the views & the ambience were exceptional. Other physical pursuits that I enjoyed in Ubud were that I could walked everywhere in the area. My husband & I hiked the Campuhan Ridge & various rice fields. To challenge myself, I went white- water with rafting Ayung Rafting Bal. On Thursday nights, I danced to the Latino band, Buena Tierra. To learn more about the local culture and feed the mind & spirit, I went to the Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary , Don Antonio Blanco Museum, Legong of Mahabrata Epic, the delightful well-kept Bali Bird Park, and cooking classes at the Casa Luna Cooking School www.casalunabali.com During the time on my self-guided wellness retreat, I lost weight due to all the healthy & natural food available at so many restaurants. My body became more fit & toned due to all the walking & yoga classes. My skin took on a healthy glow after all the the body scrubs . My mind & body became relaxed & flexible from both massage & yoga. Bali is truly the land of smiles & one of them is mine.

Good for
  • Solo
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Senior
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • LGBT
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

14 Places

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14 Places

Day 1

Taksu Spa

Yoga & Pilates, Spas

Taksu Terrace Restaurant

Restaurants

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Warung Mendez

Restaurants

Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)

Art Museums, Lessons & Workshops, Performances

Day 2

Don Antonio Blanco Museum

Art Museums

The Elephant Restaurant & Bar

Restaurants

Campuhan Ridge Walk

Scenic Walking Areas

Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio

Yoga & Pilates

Indus Restaurant

Restaurants

Day 3

Sedona Spa Ubud

Spas

Lala & Lili Warung

Restaurants

Legong of Mahabrata Epic

Performances

Warung Pulau Kelapa

Restaurants

Condu's City Tips

  • You can walk to almost anywhere that you want to go in the Ubud area.
  • Go to the beautiful garden temples and art galleries in the Ubud area.
  • Go to the beautifully kept Bali Bird Park, the Elephant Safari Park, etc.
  • Step out of your comfort zone. Go white-water rafting, zip-lining, etc.
  • Go & get a bit of pampering at a spa. It is good for the body, mind, & spirit.
  • Try the local Balinese food. It is delicious & healthy.
  • Be sure to go on at least one rice field walk with a guide or on your own. Rice fields are the real Bali. The cycle of rice is the cycle of life for the Balinese.
  • Walk up into the villages surrounding Ubud. They are so charming.
  • If, it starts to rain, go into a handy restaurant or café at avoid getting soaked. Enjoy a meal or beverage until the heavy rain is finished.
  • The Balinese are very friendly people. Stop & talk with them. You will learn so much about their culture.
    Day 1
  • Taksu Spa
    Yoga & Pilates, Spas
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    Condu Says:

    .The Taksu Spa in located in a very quiet corner of Ubud on a river ravine. They have developed both sides of the ravine with gorgeous tropical gardens & individual bales (open sided pavilions) for massage & other body treatments. Yes, Taksu is more pricey that your average Ubud spa. But, the quality of the experience is far superior to anywhere that I have been in Ubud. I looked up their services on their website & discovered that they had monthly "specials." The November special was Aromatherapy Massage Practicum at 175,000R (approx. $17.50 US.) The regular price for this massage was 450,000R (approx. $45 US.) I booked it at the very end of November. The male masseuse was very professional & gave me a massage as good as any seasoned veteran. I was totally relaxed & tranquil by the time that he finished my massage. The spa bale came fully equipped with a closet for my clothes, a shower with lots of pressure & hot water, body wash, shampoo, & conditioner to remove any excess oil. After my massage I relaxed with some fresh ginger tea. Then, I met my husband & we enjoyed a lovely lunch in their beautiful garden restaurant. We were given 10% off our lunch because I had a spa treatment. I would highly recommend Taksu Spa. I do not understand why it is not rated as the best Spa in ubud on TA.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Easy to book an appointment on line.
    • Check out their monthly special offers on-line.
    • After your treatments, have lunch in the garden cafe or dinner at the terrace restaurant.
    • Book a yoga class.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 254 Spas & Wellness in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful tranquil sanctuary, would definitely recommend to a friend 08/11/2018
    • Enchanting Spa & Cafe in a magic forest. . . 06/11/2018
    • Taksu Spa
    Address:
    Jl. Goutama Selatan
    Ubud 80571
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 623 61971490
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Taksu Terrace Restaurant
    Restaurants (Seafood, European, Asian, Fusion, Indonesian)
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    Condu Says:

    The weather in Ubud continued to be mixed, sunshine with rain showers. It took awhile for the rain to build up & we could usually tell how much time we have before we have to get under cover. The only problem was that we could not calculate how long the showers would last. The sky looked threatening. We could see that it would rain soon. We decided to go Taksu to have our main meal at lunch. I had seen on their website that they had roasted duck. We could hang out at Taksu until the storm was over. We ate in their upstairs restaurant that over looks their lovely garden restaurant. They had the most comfortable chairs that we have encountered in SE Asia! The serving staff were welcoming, friendly & efficient. Of course, I ordered oven roasted Peking duck breast. It that served over a mushroom risotto and accompanied by caramelized apple and turnips with honey raisin sauce. This was without a doubt one of the best meals that I have eaten, anywhere. The depth of flavor that was achieved in the sauce was truly amazing. The turnip was ambrosia which was surprising as I don't usually like turnip! The duck was perfectly cooked & so juicy. My husband had a mixed grill special. Three mounds of mashed potato were topped with grilled fish, grilled prawns, & grilled chicken. One protein on each mound. The meal was accompanied with delicious sauce & a side of creamed broccoli. For a beverage I had the Rejuvenator (apple, lemon, carrot, beet, ginger.) The drink was a beautiful ruby color. The earthiness of the beet complimented the duck perfectly. D had his usual Bintang beer. The meal including taxes & tip came to $27 US. Easily a $100 meal at any restaurant of this quality back home. The whole time we were there the rain came down in buckets. By the time we were ready to leave, the rain subsided. What a perfect way to while away the time.:)

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Make a reservation for a window side table so, you can enjoy the views.
    • Also, try the garden cafe for lunch.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #237 of 832 restaurants in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Healthy food and good atmosphere 12/07/2018
    • Tranquil place 06/07/2018
    • Taksu Terrace Restaurant
    Address:
    Jalan Goutama Selatan
    Ubud 80571
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 4792525
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$45
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Condu Says:

    My Husband & i have visited the monkey forest several times on trips to Ubud. The forest is about 27 acres. There is many beautiful species of trees that are being protected as well as the monkeys. It is also, a good place to see a variety of birds. The temple & the sculptures are beautiful & evocative of Ubud in times past. We have noticed that the monkeys have become increasingly aggressive because people feed the monkeys. Also, the monkeys do not have any natural predators. We have seen the monkeys jumping on tourists, grabbing at their jewelry, watches, pulling their hair, & baring their teeth. We always take care not to wear any jewelry, not to carry any food, & do not engage the monkeys in any way.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The monkeys have become increasingly aggressive because people feed the monkeys. Take care not to wear any jewelry, not to carry any food, & do not engage the monkeys in any way.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 86 things to do in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ubud must 14/11/2018
    • Open air monkey zoo 14/11/2018
    • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
    Address:
    Jalan Monkey Forest
    Ubud 80571
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 971304
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Warung Mendez
    Restaurants (Thai, Fusion, Asian, Indonesian)
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    Condu Says:

    On previous trips that we were in Ubud, Warung Mendz was our favorite place to hang out on their big comfy furniture & have a delicious meal. On our last trip, we peeked in & saw only hard wooden chairs. I was suffering from a hip injury & needed somewhere soft to sit. A few days later, I read a TA review that mentioned comfy seating on floor cushions. We trekked over to their warung to take a second look. Great! They had soft seating. We ate at Warung Mendez, twice during our stay. We ordered heir lumpia (spring roll) for a starter both times. Their lumpia was totally unique. The The outer covering was not the crisp greasy deep-fried crust of the traditional lumpia. Instead it wass a soft spongy thick crepe similar to African injera bread. This crepe was the perfect foil for the delicious, juicy vegetable filling. The lumpia was served with pickled vegetables & soy sauce with chilies. The pickled vegetable were the perfect balance for the richness of the lumpia. We found the soy sauce over-powered the lumpia. The next time that we went, we asked for their chili sambal. The sambal contrasted well with the lumpia. The other dishes that we tried were the Balinese Seafood Soup that was very similar to Thai Tom Yum, Vegetable Tempura, Ikan Pepes (fish steamed in banana leaf), & avocado salad with sweet mustard dressing. These choices were tasty & well executed. The only flaw was the sweet mustard dressing. I was anticipating a Dijon honey vinaigrette. Instead, the salad was dressed with what tasted like hot dog mustard. It totally over-powered the delicate flavor of the avocado. I scraped off as much of the dressing as I could which improved the salad. The staff were friendly & efficient. We look forward to eating at Warung Mendez, again.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to have the lumpia. They are the best I have eaten, anywhere. They are not deep fried & are very delicious & healthy.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #113 of 832 restaurants in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious 06/11/2018
    • Excellent food - great value 27/10/2018
    • Warung Mendez
    Address:
    Jl. Penestanan kelod
    Ubud 80571
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 819-9119-1109
    Price range:
    US$2 - US$8
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)
    Art Museums, Lessons & Workshops, Performances
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    Condu Says:

    From the moment that I stepped into the beautiful tropical gardens of the ARMA, I knew I was in for a visual treat. The soothing sounds of the fountains relaxed my spirit & opened my mind to the beauty that surrounded me. Stone sculpture frosted in soft green moss & decorated with flower offerings, pools graced with bright pink lotus flowers, elegant orchids in a variety of colors, all set the stage for the breathtaking art within the museum. Bali has to be an artist's dream place to express art. The color & the beauty can be see everywhere. In the natural flora & fauna, the rice fields, the deep river ravines, the jungle, the architecture, & the beauty of its people. All this & more is beautifully displayed on the walls of the ARMA. Take the time to treat yourself to the visual feast. You will find that it will refresh your soul.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, & rest as required.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 22 Concerts & Shows in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stop in here! 08/11/2018
    • really great collection 03/11/2018
    • Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)
    Address:
    Pengosekan Road
    Ubud 80571
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 976659
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Don Antonio Blanco Museum
    Art Museums
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    Condu Says:

    Quirky, eccentric, maybe even slightly crazy are descriptors that defines the art & the museum of Don Antonio Blanco. Unique architecture, delightful Balinese statues, tropical gardens, magnificent views, & erotic art featuring the beautiful women of Bali. What more could you ask for? Go & spend a couple of hours letting your imagination run wild with conjecture what might have gone on inside this villa. Life is short. Have fun! It is obvious that Don Antonio did.:) Also, take some time to go to the lovely Rondji Restaurant on the museum grounds. Please, note that the museum & restaurant are not handicapped friendly. There are lots of stairs & a steep driveway.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Please, note that the museum & restaurant are not handicapped friendly. There are lots of stairs & a steep driveway.
    • Also, take some time to go to the lovely Rondji Restaurant on the museum grounds.
    • Go To This Museum With An Open Mind & be prepared to laugh & have some fun!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 86 things to do in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just go! Amazing building and the contents are cool too! 14/11/2018
    • Interesting Museum and beautiful art 13/10/2018
    • Don Antonio Blanco Museum
    Address:
    Jl. Raya Penestanan no.8
    Campuan, Sanyan
    Ubud 80361
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 975502
    Other:
  • The Elephant Restaurant & Bar
    Restaurants (European, Asian, Thai, Indonesian, Soups, Fusion, Healthy)
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    Condu Says:

    We ate at the Elephant more times than any other restaurant during our one month stay in Ubud. We enjoyed the beautiful open-wall view of tropical trees & flower, the lovely cooling breezes, the quietness, the comfortable seating, mellow music, the bistro Bali style ambiance, the friendly & efficient staff, the fairly priced menu & most of all the food! We did not encountered a under par meal. We had the Gnocchi, both the sage butter & the pesto, the Vietnamese salad rolls, antipasto platter, the green Brekky, the grilled polenta, the zucchini, & much more. This restaurant was a total delight!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Get reservations or go between the usual hours for breakfast, lunch, & dinner.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #89 of 832 restaurants in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely view for a lovely dinner 28/10/2018
    • Nice breakfast. 14/10/2018
    • The Elephant Restaurant & Bar
    Address:
    Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Campuhan
    Hotel Taman Indrakila
    Ubud 80571
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 851-0016-1907
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Other:
  • Campuhan Ridge Walk
    Scenic Walking Areas
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    Condu Says:

    My husband & I never miss the opportunity to walk through the rice fields on every visit to Bali. The Campuhan Ridge Walk is the story of rice. The total cycle of growing rice is laid out before your eyes. It is all there: from the preparation of the land, the planting, growing, the harvesting, the drying, & the ducks that control pests & fatten on spilled grain. Art galleries, spas, accommodations, & restaurants have sprung up over the year since our first rice field walk. But, these do not detract from the beauty & the serenity of Ubud's justly famous rice fields.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Wear sunblock & a hat and take water. It is a very hot walk.
    • Be sure to take your camera.:)
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 86 things to do in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stretch your leg 14/11/2018
    • Great views 13/11/2018
    • Campuhan Ridge Walk
    Address:
    Jl. Raya Campuhan
    Ubud 80571
    Indonesia
    Hours:
    Mon
    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tue - Sun
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio
    Yoga & Pilates
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    Condu Says:

    Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio is a very spiritual & serene yoga studio in the Penestanan area of Ubud. The studio is on the top floor of a building along the pathway by the river. The view of the jungle, a ravine, & the rice fields is spectacular. Tropical trees & shrubs covered with blooms in every colour imaginable. Some of the instructors include: Eva, a perky little Indonesian girl from Java who teaches a class was called Relaxing Yoga. Chiara provides quite a different experience at her relaxing Gentle Yoga class. Her classes have a lovely flow. They are very spiritual & touched me profoundly. Exploring Yoga is one of the classes taught by Linda. She is the owner of the studio. She has very good reviews about her style of yoga. Her yoga class was very interesting. This teacher introduced many new mudras (finger positions) that were new to me. Also, some new yoga postures. We did more chanting than I have experienced at any other yoga class. The class ran 2 hours. I was pretty blissed by the time it was finished.:) Intuitive Flow is the perfect place to practice yoga.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Buy blocks of classes as they are cheaper.
    • Dress in cool clothing. It can be quite warm in the studio.
    • Be sure to wear insect repellant if, you are allergic to mosquito bites.
    • There are many yoga studios in Ubud. Check them out on TA reviews.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 254 Spas & Wellness in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great yoga class, even for a total beginner 02/09/2018
    • Lofty studio 01/09/2018
    • Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio
    Address:
    Penestanan
    Ubud
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 812-3924-649
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Indus Restaurant
    Restaurants (Indonesian)
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    Condu Says:

    We went to the lovely Indus Restaurant for dinner for their one of their Thursday night salsa parties and to listen to the Indonesian Latino band Buena Tierra. The last time that we were in Ubud, we saw one of the lead singers from the "Gypsy Kings" sit in with this band at the Indus. What a major thrill for me! The Indus is a palatial restaurant that looks like it straight out of a movie set. There are breathtaking views of the Tjampuhan Valley from the balcony. The romance factor is right off the charts For dinner we shared the grilled eggplant & tofu tapas, followed by the Balinese Seafood Paella, & red wine. The eggplant dish was very good. But, the paella was a bit of a letdown as we are used of Spanish Paella with the bright flavor of saffron. We were entertained by the local salsa school's teachers & students. The teachers were very inclusive. They invited patrons at the restaurant to dance with them. I danced a couple of numbers with one of the teachers. But, D did not get up & join the fun. Several of the students (all ages & ethnicity) came over & chatted with us. It was a very friendly & congenial atmosphere. I can not understand why this restaurant wasn't packed with patrons. You get a lot of bang for your buck, here

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Go on Thursday night to enjoy the Latino band Buena Tierra & watch the salsa dancers.
    • Go on-line to for a list of the Special Nights.
    • Dress up a bit. This place deserves the time it takes to do so.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #198 of 832 restaurants in Ubud
    • Good food, great scenery! 09/11/2018
    • great place to visit.. excellent food 06/11/2018
    • Indus Restaurant
    Address:
    Jl. Raya Sanggingan
    Ubud 80571
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 977684
    Price range:
    US$65,000 - US$150,000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Sedona Spa Ubud
    Spas
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    Condu Says:

    This was the first time that I have been Sedona Spa at their new location. It is right behind their old location. The spa has certainly gone up-sale compared to their previous one. I had a wonderful Green Tea Treatment at Sedona Spa which was in within a couple blocks of our villa. I booked it on-line & I received a confirmation very quickly. The package included a one hour massage, a body scrub with green tea & ground rice, & a body paste with natural yogurt & honey. This treatment is reputed to reduce cellulite, & stretch marks. The reception was quick to introduce me to my female masseuse. I was taken to my personal bale (an open sided pavilion) with 2 walls of red & royal blue curtain panels & a walled garden with tropical plants & flower including a fragrant gardenia at one end. The masseuse was very efficient & well trained. My massage was very relaxing. After, the treatments were completed I had a quick shower to remove the yogurt paste. Then, I luxuriated in a gorgeous copper slipper tub filled with water and pink & red flower petals while a dove serenaded me. Ginger tea & a fruit plate was provided, as well. All this pampering cost a mere $19 US plus taxes & service & a tip. For couple days after this treatment my skin glowed like it had been varnished. So much so, that people asked me what I put on my skin to give it that shine. :) I will be going back for further treatments at the lovely Sedona Spa.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Go often. It is so inexpensive. If, you don't, you will regret it.:)
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 254 Spas & Wellness in Ubud
    • Relaxing spa 21/10/2018
    • Not massage, just gentle touches :( 23/09/2018
    • Sedona Spa Ubud
    Address:
    Jl. Raya Campuhan
    Ubud 80571
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 975770
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Lala & Lili Warung
    Restaurants (Asian, Indonesian)
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    Condu Says:

    "Peaceful Magical & Mystical" My husband & were walking the paths from Sanggingan to Penestanan. We saw this lovely restaurant with ponds covered in enormous bright pink lotus flowers. It looked so peaceful & beautiful that we had to stop there for lunch. I had the most delicious Gado Gado that I have ever eaten is a restaurant. Gado Gado is a salad composed of both fresh & cooked vegetables. It is served with a peanut sauce dressing. I had a hot ginger, lime & honey tea to drink. D had a bowl of butternut squash & ginger soup & a side of perfectly cooked French fries & a large Bintang. Our second visit to Lala & Lili's was for dinner after a yoga class at Intuitive Flow. We comfortably curled up in a corner on floor cushions. I ordered a papaya & ginger drink that was like a smoothie & D ordered a Bintang. We shared an ordered of lumpia (Similar to spring rolls.) The lumpia were the freshest & lightest that I have ever eaten. The wrapper was as light as phyllo. The vegetable filling was tender crisp & the peanut sauce was the perfect accompaniment. I had Nasi Campur as my main. I have been sampling this dish at many restaurants in the Ubud area. This one ranked among the best. D had the BBQ Chicken Teriyaki. He said it was very good. We were entertained by a chorus of Whited Breasted Water Hens. Then, rumbling thunder & the rain pounded down. The waitress ran around dropping the bamboo screens to keep the rain off the customers. This just added to the romance of this magical & mystical restaurant. I recommend this restaurant. It is so clean, the service is efficient & friendly. The food is delicious & fresh, and the prices are very inexpensive.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Feel free to hang out as long as you like. No pressure to move on from this beautiful garden restaurant.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #305 of 832 restaurants in Ubud
    • Comfortable & clean 07/11/2018
    • Escaping the crowds 02/10/2018
    • Lala & Lili Warung
    Address:
    Penestanan Rice Paddies
    Ubud
    Indonesia
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Legong of Mahabrata Epic
    Performances
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    Condu Says:

    I never tire of seeing this spectacular show. I felt like a child, again being read bedtime stories of princesses, princes, & demons as I watched. The Ubud Palace was the perfect backdrop for this epic production. The lighting accentuated the rich gold gilded brocades of the dancers, their flashing eyes, & adds mystery & magic to their performance. The gamalan orchestra added drama to the dance. There were many humorous moments within the dance. We bought our tickets in advance from a street vendor. We got there about 30 minutes early. I managed to get an aisle seat in the second row. I was amazed to see that a good majority of the audience was made up of local people. This was not a production exclusively for tourists. Go with the open mind of a child & be transported to a mythical & magical time. :)

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Buy your tickets in advance, go early for front row seats, & bring your camera.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 22 Concerts & Shows in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • interesting but puzzling. A bit touristy.... 06/09/2018
    • A must see show!! 31/07/2018
    • Legong of Mahabrata Epic
    Address:
    Ubud Palace
    Ubud
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 973285
    Other:
  • Warung Pulau Kelapa
    Restaurants (Asian, Indonesian)
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    Condu Says:

    It was well after dark when we got to our villa from the airport. But, I already knew we would eat our dinner at Warung Pulau Kelapa. I had read all the glowing reviews of this restaurant on TA. My husband & I determined that this restaurant would be only steps from our rental villa. We entered the lovely garden area of the restaurant to find there was one empty table available. We ordered a Balinese dish called Nasi Campur which is a plate with rice in the center & a selection of Balinese specialties surrounding it. We also, had Balinese chicken sate with fiery hot chili/garlic/shallot sambal. D ordered a big Bintang and I had a drink called ginger beer that which is a non alcoholic drink that has an array of spices in it including cloves & nutmeg. I have never tasted anything quite like it before. It went very well with dinner. The next morning, we discovered the Kamasan Cafe behind the restaurant. It is situated over-looking a river ravine & a lovely garden. I enjoyed a lovely hot chocolate & D enjoyed a mocha Java. We returned for dinner. D had the grilled chicken with coconut shavings & I had their chicken soup which was loaded with herbs & served fiery chili paste on the side.The chicken was what the Balinese call jungle fowl. It is very chewy & flavorful. The look like Bantam chickens. The next evening, we walked to The Elephant for dinner. To our disappointment they were fully booked. As, was the Indus & Nuri,s. We ended up back at Pulau Kelapa which is where we had eaten dinner at the last 2 nights! I had chicken sate & D had Calamari with rice & a hot chili paste & a Bintang. I had a lime, honey & soda drink that was very refreshing. Our first 3 dinners in Ubud were at Pulau Kelapa.:) We enjoyed the tropical garden atmosphere, the excellent & friendly service, the Balinese food & the proximity to our villa.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to try the Kamasan Café which is part of this restaurant complex. It is quieter than the main restaurant with views of the river.
    • Walk down & cross the bridge over the river to see the restaurant's organic garden.
    • Come & see the fire flies just after dark.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #93 of 832 restaurants in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful Unpretentious Indonesian Food 29/10/2018
    • Honeymoon 22/10/2018
    • Warung Pulau Kelapa
    Address:
    Jl. Raya Sanggingan
    Lungsiakan
    Ubud 80571
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 971872
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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