UBUD

Goya Boutique - 3m IDR ($300 AUD) Per Night

Easily one of the most incredible hotels I have ever stayed in right in the heart of UBUD. Upon arrival we were greeted by the incredible staff and taken to our Deluxe Room, the room had a big spacious balcony and views over the rainforest. The bathroom had a big open plan window which looked into bedroom (there was a curtain for some privacy) haha. The most amazing thing about Goya Boutique was the infinity pool overlooking thousands of palm trees, it was also prime location to watch the sunsets every evening. There was a bar and restaurant located at the pool area serving delicious food and cocktails all day and night. 

 

On our second day in Bali we hired a driver for $60 AUD to take us around to all the top site seeing locations around UBUD, our first stop was at the Monkey Forest located about a 5 minute walk from the hotel. To enter it costs about $5 AUD and you get to walk around 12.5 hectares of sacred forest with wild monkeys everywhere 700 to be precise, you will also see over 180 species of trees and lots of amazing temples. The option to buy food and feed the monkeys is available but be careful as they can be rather greedy, also make sure you have no lose items on you as there is a chance you wont see it ever again if a monkey gets hold of it.

After monkeying around in the forest we drove up to the Tegallalang Rice Terraces, the views are mind blowing and there are 100s of farmers working hard everyday to maintain its beauty. Shortly after we cruised up the road to a coffee plantation called Kopi Luwak, here they taught you mainly about where Luwak coffee comes from and without going into to much detail it actually comes from an animals poop. We then got to taste 8 different coffees which are all made on site in Ubud. To finish the day we went to the Tegenungan Waterfall, where you can get some great photos and also chill down by going for a swim in the fresh water at the bottom of the waterfall. This was truly an incredible day and highly reccomend checking all these spots out.