Around Ubud

Balinese dancer statue atop the Antonio Blanco Museum

Only a ten minute ride from Ubud town centre, Ubud Dedari Villas is perfectly located for an exploration of the sights of Ubud and the wider Gianyar Regency attractions. Dedari can help arrange motorbike or car rental if you haven’t already made arrangements for transport.


Free Ubud shuttle service

Dedari Villas provides a free shuttle service to Ubud centre. Please make reservations in advance and allow for a delay of 15-20 minutes in case of bad traffic.

Free shuttle departure schedule:

From Dedari Villas to Ubud Center : 10.00 – 14.00 – 18.00 – 20.30

From Ubud Center to Dedari Villas : 10.30 – 15.00 – 18.30 – 21.00


Ubud is famous for its world-class restaurants of all flavours. Try melt-in-the-mouth Asian fusion at The Melting Wok, gaze out over the river valley by candlelight and pick from the extensive wine list at Bridges, partake at the “restaurant gastronomique” with the hip foodies at Mozaic or the subtly spicy sensations of Vanilla Pod. There are endless choices packed into just a few main streets so if you fancy a walk beyond the ricefields you can wander until you spot the perfect location.

And while Ubud is known as a quiet and traditional town it doesn’t lack for excellent nightlife. There are salsa dancing evenings at wild Havana, an assortment of live musicians at The Jazz Cafe and late night liquid refreshment at the Laughing Buddha Bar.

A late dinner rounds out an evening after watching one of Ubud’s many traditional dance shows, from the elegant enactments of Balinese stories to the enigmatic and tribal Kecak.

If it all gets too much treat yourself to one of Ubud’s exceptional spas. While we can offer traditional massage in your villa almost any treatment you can imagine, and more to surprise you, can be found throughout Ubud, so why not thoroughly pamper yourself during your stay?

In Ubud itself, attractions include:

  • The Ubud Royal Palace
  • Taman Saraswati Temple and the Lotus Cafe
  • The Ubud Market
  • The Puri Lukisan Museum
  • The Antonio Blanco Museum
  • The Sacred Monkey Forest
  • A host of Fine Art galleries – both traditional and contemporary
  • Many venues for traditional dance and music performances
  • So many restaurants offering fine dining: Mosaic, Nomad, Jazz Café, Café Wayan, Naughty Nuri’s, Batan Waru, Bebek Bengil are just a few of the many to be experienced.

Further afield in Gianyar Regency some of the better known sights include:

  • The rice terraces of Tegalalang
  • Tampaksiring’s Gunung Kawi and Tirta Empul temples
  • The Bali Bird and Reptile Parks

The attractions mentioned here are just a tiny fraction of the many the region has to offer. There’s so much to see within a day trip’s reach of Ubud Dedari Villas that you’ll need a guide book to help you choose!