TRAVEL FACTS

Vacations & Travel - - Tried & Tested -

GET­TING THERE

Jet­star of­fers daily flights to Den­pasar, Bali, from Aus­tralian cap­i­tal cities. From there, it’s easy to hire a driver to take you to Ubud (90 min­utes to two hours, traf­fic de­pen­dant). Be sure to com­pare prices. jet­star.com

GET­TING AROUND

You can hire a scooter cheaply, but check that it doesn’t void your travel in­surance. The traf­fic is such that you’re best off us­ing driv­ers, or earn­ing your Bin­tang with a walk.

WHEN TO GO

Ubud has a rainy sea­son (Novem­ber to March), but it won’t af­fect the fun. The Ubud Writ­ers & Read­ers Fes­ti­val runs in the last week of Oc­to­ber.

WHERE TO STAY

• Sa­pu­lidi Re­sort & Spa: sa­pu­lidi.com

• Alila: alila­ho­tels.com/ubud

• Viceroy Bali: viceroy­bali.com

FUR­THER INFORMATION

And if you’re do­ing the Fes­ti­val… take a spare suit­case for books; get your hands on the pro­gram be­fore­hand; and mark all the ses­sions you’ll want to see. There are mul­ti­ple venues so you will need a plan of at­tack.

ubud­writ­ers­fes­ti­val.com

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