Known as the spiritual city of Bali, here you will find a focus on wellness and spiritual health. There are so many great yoga studios, healthy and clean eateries! This area is also home to rice paddies, shrines, rainforests and incredible waterfalls. Personally one of my favorite terrains in all of Bali there is so much to do and explore when you visit this region! 

Ubud, Indonesia

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Labuan Bajo

The official language of the country is Indonesian. Depending on the region you are in that can be different. English is spoken by most especially in the tourist areas.  

Language Spoken

Hai – Hello
Selamat pagi – Good Morning
Ya – Yes
Tidak – No
Tolong – Help
Maaf – Sorry
Terima Kasih – Thank you
Apa Kabar – How are you

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A boutique property that sits on Monkey Forest Road. You will be in the heart of the town and close to most of the major things to do such as Monkey Forest. Each room is decorated in traditional Balinese style. A great perk here is that breakfast is included!

Average room per night is $100. 

If you are looking for a smaller and more intimate resort this is a great one! Located in the forest surrounded by the river and rice paddies with only 46 rooms. Another hotel that is focused on wellness and has a top-notch spa. The style of the hotel embodies the culture of Bali and features infinity edged plunge pools.

Average room per night is $250.

If you want a top notch five-star experience this is the place to go! Surrounded by rice paddies this hotel is an amazing location with fabulous views. Wellness is a highlight here and their spa is one of the best in town.

Average room per night is $550.


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Although she is not from Labuan Bajo her book “Eat Pray Love” is one of the most iconic references to Bali life. She wrote her own memoir in 2006 about her search to find herself. She left her husband due to being unhappy and after her divorce was final, she was off. She went from Italy (Eat) to India (Pray) and finally she ended her trip in Bali (Love). Her story has resonated with so many people, myself included and you will often hear people say they are visiting Bali because of her book or the movie with Julia Roberts. 

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Some traditional Balinese dishes would be Satay which is strips of grilled meat on sticks. Banana pancakes are also a very popular item that most places will serve, and they are so amazing! Mie Goreng is a fried noddle dish that is also super cheap and local. 

If you are looking for an instagramable place to eat this is it! They have been featured in places like Vogue, Travel and Leisure, Conde Nast to name a few. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. From avocado toast, smoothie bowls, pizza, salad bowls the list goes on and on. Bonus is its super affordable!

Average price start at $10 per person

Milk and Madu 

Located in Ubud this is not only a great restaurant but it’s a great place to work. I spent many days in front of the coy pond working on my blog while sipping on the best coconut coffee on the planet! They have so many fresh options whether you are vegan, gluten or dairy free.

Average prices start at $30 per person.  

Clear Café 

Named the best restaurant in all of Indonesia this is a must try place. You do need to make reservation and far in advance as its extremely popular! They are focused on environmental sustainability and locally source their food. They have an amazing tasting menu that offers both a meat and vegetarian option.

 Average price is $90 per person. 


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A House in Bali
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Ubud is on the C and F plug which is 230V and standard frequency is 50 HZ.  To avoid issues, you will need an adapter AND convertor! I would recommend BESTEK Universal it works in multiple destinations and has USB ports. I have been using it for a while and love it! Now all my ladies out there you will need a DIFFERENT adapter for your curling irons and straighteners. I know its extra money but trust me! I have blown out a few curling irons, it’s worth the extra money and luggage space. Conair has the best adapter for pretty much every country. Check it out here.


I have heard people say that all there is to do is yoga and that is so far from the truth. While yes Ubud is a very spiritual town there is so much more than that to explore. Once you get out of the main city center you have rice paddies, forest, mountains and so much more.

Common Misconceptions

Ubud is for the most part a very safe destination which is why so many solo females choose to travel there. You will want to watch for road safety as there really aren’t “traffic” laws. Keep your helmet on at all times because crashing on a motorbike does happen! For more information click  here.


There are two seasons in Ubud the dry and wet season. Visiting between April and October is great weather, but you will have more tourist to deal with.

When to Visit 

Learning how to ride a scooter is super important when visiting Ubud. To be able to get to those amazing waterfalls early in the morning or get around traffic you will need a scooter. Wherever you are staying will most likely have scooters to rent, practice in the back to get comfortable before heading out and always wear your helmet! 

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The currency used in Labuan Bajo is the Indonesia Rupiah. While you can find locations that take card, cash is really king. ATM’s are not always available so having cash is a great idea.

Local Currency


The two best ways are walking and scooters. If you are in a tourist area you will be able to walk but you will 90% of the time need a scooter. You can rent your own or take a taxi scooter. Cars are an option, but you will find that they can be pricey. I only use cars when I have a lot of things with me such as suitcases. 


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Wifi is available at most locations for free but it will be limited. Depending on the length of your trip either add international to your plan or invest in a portable wifi. A company I use often is SkyRoam, they have very affordable rates!

A must do is to practice yoga, even if you have never done it before. This is an extremely spiritual town and taking a yoga class here can truly be life changing! 

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