Next Stop – Ubud: Discover Hidden Gems Worthy of Your Bali Bucket List

Dreaming of fresh air, relaxed vibes and once-in-a-lifetime must-do experiences? Reawaken your soul and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life to Ubud, the heart of Bali, where everything you dream of awaits. From discovering hidden gems to enjoying a well-deserved staycation at Alila Ubud, this lush destination promises the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience.

Ubud has been recognized as one of the best destinations in the world by top travel publications. Whether you are in escape mode or want to experience something new and adventurous, here are a few reasons why Ubud deserves to be rocketed to the top of your bucket list this year.


Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Located a 45-minute drive from Alila Ubud, Kanto Lampo Waterfall is a beautiful hidden waterfall that not many people know about. In this secret spot surrounded by the forest, crystal clear water cascades across gently sloping stone steps. A peaceful place to enjoy a refreshing dip and immerse in nature.

Gunung Kawi Sebatu

A 35-minute drive from Alila Ubud will bring you to the 11th-century Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple, dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu God of Water. Built on a natural spring, this water temple has been used for centuries for purification rituals, and is still actively used to this day. Not many tourists know about this gorgeous temple, which is not to be confused with the other famous Gunung Kawi temple. Put this secluded site on your itinerary if you’d like to explore an ancient Balinese temple in tranquility without the crowds.


Melukat Blessing 

Visit the beautiful Brahmin compound of the Balinese high priest ‘Pedanda’ in the serenity of Ubud, where you can witness him perform the ritual of ‘Puja Mantra’ and experience a Balinese blessing called ‘Melukat’. The ritual is believed to clear the mind and cleanse the devotee’s body and soul from both self-inflicted impurities and negative influences from external sources.

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Ubud Getaway

Should you need any more reason to book your Ubud getaway, Alila Ubud brings you a very special offer this month on a spectacular staycation in a room or villa with panoramic jungle views. Rates start from IDR 1,295,000 per room per night inclusive of breakfast, guaranteed upgrade to the next room category, as well as spa and professional photography session. Open for booking now!

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About Alila

The hallmark of Alila hotels is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisanship, personalized hospitality, and bespoke journeys.

Alila means “Surprise” in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of our properties and impressions of our guests when they stay with us. In support of sustainable tourism, Alila hotels adopt EarthCheck operating standards, integrating the natural, physical and cultural elements of their environments.

To stay at any of Alila hotels and resorts is to embark on a destination experience – be it in recreating the flavors of the local cuisine, enhancing your well-being through ancient healing arts or the thrill of adventure sports, you will re-discover the luxury of living at Alila hotels. For more information visit,, follow us on Instagram @AlilaHotels or like us on Facebook.

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