Kedewatan & the Ayung River Valley
One of the most spectacular views in all Bali— you’ll look out over a deep, lush river valley formed by the fast-flowing Ayung River. The Ayung is Bali’s most sacred river – running from the northern mountain ranges into the sea near Sanur.
Ubud is located up in the mountains of Bali and is considered the island’s arts and cultural heartland.
Founded in the 8th century by a Javanese Hindu priest Rsi Marhandya, Ubud or Ubad (literally meaning medicine) is considered a place of ‘holy inspiration’. It has been an epicentre of creativity attracting famous artists such as Walter Spies, Rudolf Bonnet, Colin Macphee, Noel Coward and Antonio Blanco. Also renowned for healing, Ubud attracts people from across world who seek out Balinese traditional medicine, massages & yoga.
Bali is an island that is part of the Indonesian archipelago, which is made up of 17,000+ islands. Balinese Hinduism is the predominant religion with rich cultural ceremonies & offerings making up a big part of everyday life in Bali.
The most common languages spoken in Bali are Bahasa Indonesia & Basa Bali — if you would like to learn some of the key phrases in both languages before your arrival please see below. English is widely spoken in Bali, so learning the languages is not a necessity, but certainly makes a difference to your stay.
Arriving in Bali
Once you land at Denpasar Airport you will need to get a Visa on Arrival (VOA) – this costs US $35 – you can pay for this in US dollars, Australian equivalent or by credit card. Some countries do not require a VOA – please check this link to see which countries are exempt from the VOA – www.bali.com/visa-indonesia-entry-requirements-bali.html
Some our favourite places to eat, drink, shop, relax & get massaged are –
Eat & Drink
Bridges – www.bridgesbali.com/
Locavore – locavore.co.id
Mozaic – www.mozaic-bali.com/
Room4Dessert – www.room4dessert.asia/
Indus – www.casalunabali.com/indus-restaurant/
The Elephant – www.elephantbali.com/
Biasa – biasagroup.com/
Ubud Market – we suggest you go early for best bargains & to beat the heat
Jalan Hanoman & Monkey Forest Road
For general supplies Bintang Supermarket on Jalan Raya Sanggingan is a 5-minute drive from Villa Indah – we can drive you there or for a small fee our staff can purchase anything you need.