Enjoy Ubud’s Best Views With These 7 Airbnb Stays The Great Escape

Get the Eat, Pray, Love experience with these stunning Airbnb villas while enjoying one of Ubud’s many festivals!


If you’re thinking of an impromptu trip, book that ticket to Ubud, Bali. Quieter than party-heavy Kuta, Ubud is the quaint cousin with breathtaking views of padi fields and rainforests. The town also plays host to numerous festivals throughout the year. This weekend, head down to the Ubud Food Festival. Taking place over three days till 14 May 2017, you’ll get to enjoy a wide range of cooking demonstrations, film screenings, and live music. Information and tickets available here.

Missed the date? You don’t have to be plugged into the festival circuit to enjoy Ubud. There’s much more to explore, ranging from its bourgeoning cafe scene to yoga classes aplenty. With these 7 Airbnb stays, you’ll feel right at home in this lush, green haven:

1. Shimha Private Retreat

Glamour, privacy and nature are the three words that come to mind when you first step into Shimha Private Retreat. The villa has a private balcony where you can enjoy vantage views of the famous Campuhan Ridge and Ubud’s canopy jungles. At just a 15-minute walk from local attractions like Ubud Art Market and Ubud Palace, you’ll be able to breathe in the sights of Ubud town too. (Click here to view the listing.)

2. Pandora Villa

Live like the gods in Pandora Villa, with a 19m pool that runs through the property till the edge of a sacred valley. Steeped in the serenity of Ubud’s rainforests, this villa accommodates up to 6 guests and comes with 3 bedrooms so you can party it up with a circle of your closest friends. (Click here to view the listing.)

3. Bennu House

Built from a reclaimed joglo (a traditional Javanese house), this exquisite piece of history is your sanctuary from the bustle of Ubud town. Located in the middle of lush rice fields, the house is just a 6-minute ride away from the town centre. Can’t rent a motorbike or car? Not to worry: transportation services are at your disposal with just a ring. Plus, Bennu House’s private, yet accessible location makes this an ideal romantic getaway for lovebird travellers. (Click here to view the listing.)

4. NewEarth Haven – Amethyst Crystal Dome

Be in one with nature at the Amethyst Crystal Dome. Made with bamboo and other natural materials, this two-storey dome is the place to be if you’re looking for a glam, eco-tourism experience. Pamper yourself with a range of activities such as exclusive Bali tours, painting and cooking lessons. On top of that, you’ll be treated with breakfast, lunch and dinner meal services, so you don’t have to worry about commuting to the town centre for a bite. (Click here to view the listing.)

5.Villa Melah

Enjoy the best of Ubud with this quaint and rustic villa. Made with antique Javanese teak, this gorgeous 150-year house is decked with modern facilities so you can enjoy its old world charm while revelling in the spoils of Wi-Fi (a very important requirement, we understand). While there isn’t air-conditioning in this villa, its unique architectural features allow for plenty of cooling drafts. (Click here to view the listing.)

6. Rooftop Suite

Sometimes, a room with a view just isn’t enough. So amp it with Ubud’s Rooftop Suite. Thanks to its location on the third floor, you’ll get to witness panoramic views of sprawling canopy rainforests above the Ayung River. Continental breakfast spreads are also available at the property’s restaurants so you can start each day of exploration filled and energised. (Click here to view the listing.)

7. Villa di Sawah

If you’re a fan of all things arty and cultural, consider a stay at Villa di Sawah. This villa is strategically located near Ubud’s galleries and performing arts venues. Spend your day in town watching traditional barong performances, before living it up with Ubud’s nightlife. Then, retreat to this haven and enjoy its rural ambience.  (Click here to view the listing.)

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