Ubud

Tips and Articles in Ubud

“And now we drink,” said the priest. The holy water came from deep within the cave in which we knelt. The priest, or mangku, had collected it in a rusty bucket left under a dripping stalactite. The cave was discovered five centurie...
You have just arrived at your resort from the airport and are escorted into a private villa. Not bothering to unpack, you ease into the personal plunge pool and surface to a sweeping view of sea, palms, and cascading bougainvillea. A beautiful you...
Entering Uma Ubud—the first Balinese resort from Christina Ong, the creator of Parrot Cay and the Metropolitan in London and Bangkok—requires passing between monolithic stone walls and a bench wrought from a centuries-old tree root. And that's jus...
The Pura Ulu Danau--with its great beds of tiger lilies and towering shrines stacked with multiple thatch roofs--is one of Bali's most beautiful temples. Built in the 1600's on the edge of Lake Bratan, a magnificent volcanic crater, it is dedicate...
I first went to Ubud in 1993 at the request of a friend who had the idea of starting a retreat there; she had asked me to come teach yoga. I was so surprised by the graciousness of the people. They’re completely open to foreigners. In some sense, ...