Nestled amid the forest and rice paddies of Bali’s steamy uplands is the town of Ubud, a bastion of the arts, culture and the pursuit of wellness
UBUD, BALI With its determination to use only organic, locally sourced produce, Locavore is gaining recognition as one of the island’s best restaurants. Its modern European menu evolves with the seasons and always delivers well-executed dishes crafted from exceptional ingredients. locavore.co.id
STAY From September 5, Mandapa, a Ritz-carlton Reserve, presents 60 private villas and suites showcasing vernacular architecture amid the lush Ayung River Valley. A traditional Balinese gong and a refreshing healing drink infused with indigenous herbs offered by your personal butler will mark your arrival at this jungle paradise. ritzcarlton.com
RELAX Taksu Healing Haven promises to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Delve into your multidimensional self and find assistance with any elements, including nutrition, fitness and personal development. taksuhealinghaven.com
EXPLORE From Puri Lukisan to Komaneka, Ubud’s galleries, museums, studios and boutiques deserve extensive exploration. The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival adds to the rich cultural offerings at the end of October each year.