So the first stop on my travels was Ubud in Bali, not a surprising destination for a traveller in Indonesia.
Bali has been at the top of my list from my first encounter of Eat Pray Love and from many pictures and tales from fellow travellers.
And I can gladly say I was not disappointed. Bali and especially Ubud is one of my favourite places I’ve ever visited.
I had looked a quite a few places and found Bumi Ubud resort on Booking.com and from the moment I saw it I was like “Yep, that’s the place were staying”. So I book 5 nights.
The villas looked fantastic, decorated in beautiful plants and greenery. They had a swimming overlooking a rice field and the rooms were massive and for such a great price.
On arrival we had this local welcome drink which was really nice and refreshing and was then taken to our room.
The rooms was so big as you can see from the picture below. The bed was huge and cosy and the shower water was always hot, what more do you need.
What I loved was each day there was turn down service where fresh towels were left if requested, the bed was made and 2 bottles of water were left. Such a nice little touch with the water.
The resort is just outside of the centre of Ubud so you probably could walk to it but I didn’t. It’s was no more than a 5-minute drive from the resort costing 70,000IDR (£3.90*) each way.
The resort also rents out mopeds if you would like to go exploring but don’t want to fork out for taxi cost. The costs were 70,000-100,000IDR a day. We took this opportunity to rent a ped to visit the Tegenungan waterfall and the Tegallalang rice terrace.
It scared the hell out of me being on the back of a ped but saved a bit of money not having to get a taxi to these places.
If you’re looking for a place to stay around Ubud then I would highly recommend this place as its amazing value for money.
To get more of a feel for the resort please watch my video of Bumi Ubud Resort here.
All the staff were so friendly and accommodating and made my stay just perfect.