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.

Visas

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.

Accomodations:

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 Airbnb.com, 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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