How to Plan Your Ubud Yoga Vacation

Beautiful sunsets over 4 Volcanoes on the horizon, lush rice fields, to sacred offerings, & flowers on every corner, there’s tons to become captivated by. Bali is full of magic… I’ll help you plan an unforgettable Ubud Yoga Vacation.


For U.S. Residents, you can get a free 30 day tourist visa on-arrival. If you plan on staying longer than 30 days on a tourist visa, you can pay for a different visa on arrival that allows you to extend your stay.

Airport ATM:

Use the ATM that is in the customs area. That way you have money if you’re buying a visa &/or taking a taxi from the airport. Make sure you get your debit card back… My husband accidentally left his in the ATM.
TIP: Some places accept cards with a 3% fee. Other’s don’t accept credit cards at all.


There are so many options in Bali… Afterall it’s a huge tourist destination for Australians and other countries in Asia. You can stay at a retreat center, luxury hotels, villas on, or backpacker hostels.
I’d recommend staying in Central Ubud if you plan on doing a lot of yoga, eating out, & shopping. We stayed just outside Ubud & drove in to do activities. Although Google Maps quoted our destination as 7 minutes by car, it took 25 minutes with the traffic.

Make sure you bring clothes & shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy when exploring
the stunning & enormous Tegallalang Rice Terrace.

Things to do during your Ubud Yoga Vacation:

-Participate in the Purifying bath at the Tirta Empul Temple (Water Temple)
-Get a massage at the breathtaking Karsa Spa. They are ranked #2 Spa in Ubud on TripAdvisor. Plan in advance, The earliest that Brock & I could get an appointment was for nearly a week later. It’s outside of Central Ubud, you will want to rent  a scooter for the day of your appointment.
-Practice yoga & eat lunch at The Yoga Barn
-Take a workshop at Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio – they often have big name yogis teaching workshops there
-Rent a moped & explore the nearby waterfalls
-Hang with the monkeys of Monkey Forest
-I’m so sad that we didnt’ do this, hike Mount Batur at sunrise, it is supposed to be STUNNING.

Bowing before the water at The Water Temple.


Restaurants in Ubud:

 I normally don’t eat out, but this trip was a bit different since meals out are affordable (& I was feeling really, really lazy). Here are the restaurants that I’d recommend with awesome Gluten Free Options.
  • My FAVORITEEE restaurant in Ubud is Bali Buda! They have amazing gluten-free food, a super chill atmosphere, no wifi (WHAAAT, you have to talk to your friends!?). A bonus: they have locations all over Bali!
  • Bridges is a romantic fine dining restaurant that seems to be tucked away in the “rain forest”. Go during lunch-time and get an affordable luxury experience.
  • Enjoy a meal & meet some fellow yogis after your yoga class at The Yoga Barn’s Garden Cafe. I went alone after class, sat down at a big table & made friends within 5 minute of sitting down. The yoga community is amazing!

Additional things to keep in mind during your Ubud Yoga Vacation

  • Although many places accept credit cards, they will charge you an additional 2% to use your card.
  • A great grocery store is just outside of Central Ubud, it is called Bintang. You can purchase many fresh veggies for less than the food in Central Ubud.
  • Getting around by car can be done, but it takes forever. You’re better off renting a scooter for $4 USD a day or walking.

Another sunset… Because who doesn’t love an epic sunset?? 😉

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