Ubud, a town in central Bali, is far removed from the beach party scene in Kuta, and is regarded as the cultural centre of Bali. It is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists’ workshops and galleries.
We stayed at a hotel in Ubud called Alam Jiwa. It was one of the most serene, tranquil place I have ever had the pleasure of staying. It’s not luxurious but it’s very comfortable. It has such a beautiful “Balinese” feel to it. The staff were kind, friendly and very helpful. It was so restful I could have stayed happily for so much longer.