The Sankara Resort is located in the artist village of Banjar Mas Village Ubud. It is 90 – minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport and just 15 – minutes from the artistic centre of cultural Ubud. Ubud is located 35 km northeast of Bali’s International Airport. The Ubud area is around two – to three hundred meters above sea level and surrounded by rice fields, which makes it noticeably cooler than the other tourist destinations in Bali. Neighbouring villages are well known for unique bamboo crafts and furniture, The famous Bali Bags, wood – and stone carving and many other crafts.
Similar to the last place we stayed in Bali, Sankara is surrounded by rice fields, this time a bit closer to your surroundings and our Villa was situated right in front of it which makes it more intimate with nature. At night, we had a few full moon experiences which make the atmosphere so relaxing together with the sound of the wind against the rice fields and crickets and frogs at night. I don’t know about you but I find this really relaxing. We also had a few Monkey visitors come by to say hi. We had a pool in our Villa but I loved the main pool as this was far bigger and deeper. The food in the restaurant is also really good. We enjoyed the breakfast once in the restaurant and spent the rest in our own Villa. I love love the Indonesian Nasi goreng and Mee Goreng for breakfast. For dinner, we went to a small local diner which only cost roughly $10 for a full meal plus dessert. I actually really loved this place but it didn’t have any name on it! i’m sure it did but it was so local Balinese cuisine which a must-try when here – We couldn’t figure out the name. The staff does not speak English at all. But the food is so good.
We also checked out some of the places I have been wanting to visit while in Ubud. Below are my favourite things to do while in Ubud:
Ubud Monkey Forest – We skipped this one because I cant deal with monkeys hahaha I heard they’re so aggressive and possibly have rabies. But if you’re in for an adventure you should go here.
Tegallalang rice terrace – Best Month to see this place in April! That’s when the rice is booming and so green and yellow. Such a perfect time to see it’s a real beauty. I love going here during the early morning or sunset so you can see the sun rays coming thru which makes it perfect for photos.
Ubud Art Market – The best place, in my opinion, to shop when in Bali. I got most of my famous Bali bag from here for much more less than the rest parts of Bali. It’s much cheaper here if you know how to haggle.
Tegenungan Waterfall – This is one of many Waterfalls in Bali. I suggest being equipt hiking here when going. make sure to bring your own towel, hiking shoes and water. The best time to go is in the morning till early afternoon.
Tirta Empul Temple – This place is so sacred. You can come here and make sure to follow all the rules as a respect to the Balinese culture. When I came here we had to wear a sarong and there was an occasion ongoing so I wasn’t able to go in the water to get my blessing but it’s a must if you’re staying in Ubud and seek purification.
Gianyar Night Market – I can’t even stress enough how you must visit this place, just talking about this gem is already making my mouth waters. The best street food is here and the average cost of a dish is only 20,000Rp. It’s about 20 minutes away from Ubud and you’ll need a car or a driver to come here.
Bali Swing – I, unfortunately, didn’t get to do this one as I am terrified of heights! But something you must do when in Ubud. I shared a link where most of my friends went when they were in Ubud.
The Jungle Fish Ubud Infinity Pool – This place is perfect for to spend a day when in Ubud. I love the infinity pool plus the view, the food and the ambience.
Locavore – Such a god spot for fine dining, modern but local produce
No Más – Such a cool vibe to hang out during night time. Love the live performances they have there.
Check out Bali Spirit for UBUD Nightlife