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Culture and history near Ubud holiday homes to rent

Think Ubud's just for shoestring backpackers? Think again. Sure, there are still plenty of budget-friendly options, but these days Ubud vacation rentals and attractions run the full gamut from low-key to seriously ritzy. Set among rice paddies and forests, this arty town is an Indonesian institution, and Ubud was immortalised in the famous book Eat Pray Love (and the subsequent film with Julia Roberts). As you wander its galleries, palaces, museums and temples, you'll soon realise what the fuss is all about, and just how much there is to fall in love with in this beautiful corner of Bali.


Historic sites near Ubud holiday rentals

Ubud is filled with beautiful historic sites that offer a glimpse into the area’s rich history. Holiday rentals are available near places like Museum Puri Lukisan, an art museum with Balinese artworks throughout history, and Ubud Palace, an iconic temple with art, Balinese dance performances and lush surrounds. You could also visit the Saraswati Temple Ubud, a scenic Hindu temple with a lotus pond and ornate architectural details.

Things to do

Attractions near Ubud holiday accommodation

With Ubud vacation rentals, there seems to be art pretty much wherever you turn, and there are some great galleries, including the Neka Art Museum and the Blanco Renaissance Museum. Top of the list for most Ubud visitors is a trip out to the 'elephant cave' of Goa Gajah – an ancient religious site with spectacular rock carvings. Another favourite is Ubud Monkey Forest, a forested park and temple complex that sees thousands of visitors looking to monkey around with the local population of crab-eating macaques. Just make sure you keep a close eye on your sandwiches.


Things to do near Ubud holiday rentals

One thing people realise very quickly during their Ubud vacation rentals is that Balinese food is something a bit special, and Ubud's full of cooking schools where you can learn those all-important skills for yourself. The town's also craft central, and you'll want to set aside some time for browsing the sprawling art markets. And at the end of a long day taking it all in, you'll be relieved to hear that massage is big in Bali. Ubud's got plenty of masseurs ready to soothe away your aches and pains, with some seriously opulent spas if you're looking to splash out.


Local weather for your stay in Ubud holiday homes

Want the good news first? The town's located quite high up, making Ubud vacation rentals a good deal cooler than many other areas of Bali. All the same, it can get pretty hot at the height of the day, and there's some serious humidity to go with it, so you know the deal – take it easy and keep hydrated. Consistent temperatures make Bali popular year-round, but numbers of travellers tend to drop off during the monsoon season. This mainly runs between December and March, and while you might get better deals on accommodation, you'll need to remember your rain poncho.

Natural highlights

Birds in their little nests agree: Ubud has awesome wildlife

All around Ubud vacation rentals, you can revel in the impossibly lush and lovely farms and rice paddies, and thick tropical forests with tons of wildlife. You can see hundreds of macaque monkeys at the Sacred Monkey Sanctuary. And bird lovers can flap their feathers in delight over the hundreds of cool birds they can observe here, from the Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker to the red-beaked Javan Kingfisher. At the nearby beaches, you can grab a snorkel to admire the equally colourful marine life below the water too, from brilliant fish to beautiful sea turtles.

How to get there

Transport to and around Ubud

The nearest airport is in Denpasar (DPS-Ngurah Rai Intl.), located 17.8 mi (28.6 km) from the city centre.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Ubud holiday homes

Ubud has an array of romantic locations to explore during a couple’s retreat. Holiday homes can be found near places like Puri Saren Agung, a historic royal palace with Balinese dance performances, and Campuhan Ridge Walk, a lush, scenic locale known for its mellow hiking trails. You’ll also like the Agunga Rai Museum of Art, a vast art museum with traditional and contemporary works by Balinese and Indonesian artists.

Where to stay near Ubud?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,251 holiday rentals near Ubud. From 785 Villas to 189 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ubud for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Ubud?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ubud:

  • Nyuh Kuning: 155 holiday homes
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  • North Kuta: 2,652 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ubud?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Ubud. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ubud Royal Palace: 6,623 holiday rentals
  • Ubud Monkey Forest: 6,790 holiday rentals
  • Saraswati Temple: 6,746 holiday rentals
  • Neka Art Museum: 6,598 holiday rentals
  • Bali Bird Walks: 6,632 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ubud listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Ubud?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 785 Villas in Ubud. Our other popular types of Ubud holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 189 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 31 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 31 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ubud?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 900 holiday homes with pool available in Ubud. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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