Ubud is both a rare and precious experience for those seeking something beyond sun, sand, and surf. You might chose to live, as the Balinese do, in the hills surrounded by terraced rice fields, absorbing the artistic spiritually. Or you might chose to stay near town, surrounded on all sides by galleries, shops, temples, and markets. Staying at the more rural properties might mean a long walk or ride in to town, but the scenery usually makes up for it.

Inexpensive -- Budget choices line Monkey Forest Road and the Jalan Hanoman; better still, turn down any little alley or side street that cuts across them.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.