Ubud

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Ubud has always been the place to go for the lush greenery, rice fields-meet-the-jungle kind of views, monkeys hanging off your balcony, all things nature, down-to-earth vibes, well, you know. Unleash your inner goddess and reconnect to pacha mama kind of things. But then Bisma 8 has landed in the middle of the up-and-coming Bisma street … Continued Read more...
There is a thing about Indian food: it should never be fancy, served in a posh restaurant. It simply kills all the fun! The real Indian food must come on the “prison” plate and urge you to eat with your hands, mixing all the ingredient together using your fingertips. That’s the vibe of Tulsi, Ubud’s … Continued Read more...

It’s hard to admit, but it must be said: Bali coffee shops don’t always have excellent food. And Bali restaurants don’t always have excellent coffee. When you find a fine establishment with both food and coffee games going strong, you hold on tight—and you tell everybody all about it. So, here we are: Full Circle. … Continued Read more...

When it comes to the restaurant scene in Ubud, there seem to be certain commandments for newcomers these days. Thou shalt have plentiful vegan options. Thou shalt locally source your produce. Thou shalt transform a jackfruit into a sandwich. But all too often, we’ve felt like these prerequisites were, well, kind of a shtick to … Continued Read more...
The aesthetic and flavor of Bali is different wherever you go—from the shirtless and bearded Aussies slurping smoothie bowls vibe of Canggu to the designer sunglasses and petit dejeuners of Seminyak, and everything in between. But when it comes to Ubud, one couple has all but defined the look, the taste—and even the scent—of this … Continued Read more...
There’s something going on up here in Ubud, and it’s something that we usually just see down in the far sexier Seminyak: new restaurants are springing up everywhere, all the time. Seriously—we took a nap last Saturday and woke up to a new Mexican restaurant down the street. And these aren’t same-same Bali cafes (though … Continued Read more...
Finding an incredible new restaurant can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you want to scream its name from the rooftops. You want the world to know about your discovery. You want to eat there every damn day (or every other day, because you don’t want to seem too weird). On the … Continued Read more...
Let’s say you’re a rockstar. No, not in the “everyone is special” sense, or even in the “employee of the month” sense—but an actual, bonafide, play-the-guitar, have-roadies, lighters-up-singalong rockstar. When you’re not on tour, you need some place to rest your head, where you can escape the world of fan selfies and just breathe, right? … Continued Read more...
It’s hard to believe that the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival is turning 14 this year—but here we are, just one week out from this teenager landing in town once again. The fest began back in 2004, when Aussie expat Janet DeNeefe (and longtime Ubud resident, who also owns the delicious Indus and Casa Luna) … Continued Read more...
Nowadays, there are probably more yoga mats per square meter in Ubud than anywhere else in Bali. But before the days of spandex and bikini topped yogis wandering around on scooters, feeding on spirulina energy balls while sipping on plant milk lattes, Ubud was mostly famous for its art scene. Cata Odata is one of … Continued Read more...
Let’s face it, there’s nothing like adding a bit of sparkle to step up your outfit game. So we’ve scanned the streets of Ubud in search of the coolest and freshest jewelry stores among the hip cafes, vegan restaurants, insane traffic and monkeys. So make some extra space in your jewelry box and get ready … Continued Read more...
Calling all #foodporn lovers, #instafood addicts and #foodie serial hashtaggers! Grab your forks, spoons and chopsticks and get ready to feast with culinary superstars from all around Asia and world renowned cooks at the third annual Ubud Food Festival from May 12-14. This year’s theme, “Every flavor is a story”, celebrates Indonesia’s rich culinary heritage … Continued Read more...

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Bali certainly has no shortage of boutique hotels. And no shortage of tranquil spas. And definitely no shortage of yoga studios or chic eateries. But the brand new REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts aims to bring them all together under one tent—or rather, one jaw-droppingly gorgeous patch of sunny, breezy heaven in the hills above Geger Beach in … Continued Read more...
The pursuit of beauty is a never-ending process. Even if we’re diligent in our beauty regimen, stress, the weather and our diet can do a number on our skin. That’s why we need to subject ourselves to the expert hands of a professional every now and then. Eden Life Centres is Seminyak’s newest holistic health … Continued Read more...
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