If you plan on visiting Bali, Ubud town is a must. Ubud is in central Bali that sits surrounded by smaller villages and rice paddies. It became well known in the 1960s as a haven for artists from around the world and is now hailed by many as the cultural center of Indonesia.
We wandered through the unique boutiques and markets, purchasing jewellery and trinkets for ourselves and finding presents to take back to friends and family at home.
We visited the Sacred Monkey Forest, a holy sanctuary for wild monkeys and those wishing to visit the temple to worship. They can be very aggressive, so wait until they come to you! This place is a must visit if you love animals, even not, it’s an experience. I’ve never seen anything like it before, it definitely beats your average zoo.
Dreading our long overnight flight back home, our Bali guide, recommended watching the sunset at Jimbaran Beach over a seafood dinner. We enjoyed only a few moments sitting on the beach, before the skies opened and a thunderstorm started. We didn’t mind it as plates of tasty seafood began to arrive as we watched the rain pour and the sunset, turning the sky into a beautiful shade of blue, blending into the sea. Despite the rain, it was the perfect evening to end our Balinese adventure.
From this trip we realized the form of luxury is every bit about nature and culture as about champagne and private yachts. As we enjoyed the luxury of the hospitality industry, in Bali we enjoyed some of the luxuries that nature provided; the rice fields, the waterfall, forests and mountains, rivers and oceans, art and architecture. We enjoyed luxury as only Bali can provide it. It was a fantastic trip with the best people, defiantly a place I suggest you visit! Thanks girls again for an unforgettable trip.