Top 10 Best Beaches in Lombok

Lombok is one of the most beautiful islands in Indonesia and is rivalling Bali with its beaches. On a visit to Lombok you can expect the same white sandy beaches and azure waters but without the crowds.

Many people are now opting to skip Bali completely and travel straight to Lombok, and if you choose to go this way, you will be rewarded with a wide range of beaches to choose from. Here is our list of the best beaches in Lombok for you.

Tangsi Beach, Lombok, Indonesia
Tangsi Beach, Lombok, Indonesia. Photo by Frantisek Krivda

Pink Beach

If you have never visited a pink beach then now is your chance. Also known as Tangsi Beach, this beach has the in a pretty shade of pink. This is one of only two pink beaches in Indonesia (the other one is in Flores) and although it is famous for its strawberry blonde sand, it is rarely crowded. You can spend the day here relaxing on the sand or go for a swim in the neighbouring sea. Pink Beach is located in the small village Sekaroh, Jerowaru, eastern Lombok. The luxury hotel Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp is located along this pink coast,

Pink Beach of Lombok., Indonesia
Pink Beach of Lombok. Photo by Schristia

Selong Belanak Beach

If you want to learn to surf but don’t want to do with the crowd at Kuta Beach in Bali, then head to Selong Belanak Beach in Lombok. The surf here is of the same standard, with small to medium sized waves, and you can rent a board and hit the water in a more relaxed and serene environment. This beach is also used by local fisherman and you can take in the pretty coloured boats here that bob on the water. Right at this beach you will find very affordable boutique hotel such as the favourite Bukit Indah Boutique Accommodation *

Mawi Beach

Just a little down the coast from Selong Belanak is the Mawi beach. It is most famous as a surfing beach as there are some nice breaks here which make it popular with surfers who make their way here from Bali.  The breaks here are recommended for advanced surfers only as the sea has a rocky bottom. The water, however, is pristine as is the fluffy white sand, so if you don’t surf you can still come here and relax on the beach. You can also take in the stunning views here across the bay over to Selong Belanak. One thing to note here is that there is no board rental available so you will need to come prepared.

Selong Belanak Beach - Hidden Beautiful Beach in Lombok, Indonesia.
Selong Belanak Beach, a hidden one in Lombok. Photo by celebrityabc

Beaches on the Gili Islands

The Gili Islands off the coast of Lombok are made up of Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno. Gili Trawangan is the most developed island and has a long strip of sandy beach that runs around it. The island is also known for its pristine seas, and you can go snorkelling or diving here and enjoy a range of underwater delights including turtles and sharks. If you want a more secluded beach spot, then consider heading to Gili Meno. This island is known for being popular with honeymoon couples thanks to its small size and intimate atmosphere and you can spend time on the main beach here enjoying the warm sand and the clear seas. If you want to stay on Lombok but still with quick access to the Gili Islands, Hotel Tugu * is an excellent choice.

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Gili Trawangan, one of the Gili Islands, Indonesia.
Gili Trawangan, one of the Gili Islands. Photo by Luis Medina via Wikimedia Commons

Segar Beach

To the east of Kuta Lombok is Segar Beach which sits in a delightful small cove. The is one of the best beach as it is made up of pretty sand and coral. When the tide is out it is possible to walk across the sand to a large rock which protrudes from the bay. This beach is also known for its nice surf break and some of the main surf competitions in Lombok are held here. During which the beach can get quite crowded, so it is best to check if there is a competition on ahead of time if you want to beat the crowds. The nearest hotel to this beach is the trusty Novotel Lombok Resorts and Villas *.

View of Kuta, Lombok from a hill near Pantai Seger, Indonesia, Indonesia.
View of Kuta, Lombok from a hill near Pantai Seger, Indonesia. Photo by Whatsinaname at wts wikivoyage via Wikimedia Commons

Pandanan Beach

To the north of Senggigi in Lombok is Pandanan Beach. This is one of the least visited beaches on the island so it is a good choice if you want to beat the crowds. The beach hugs a long strip of coastline and you can expect clear seas and fluffy white sand. If possible, try to come here in the late afternoon as the beach is known for its gorgeous sunsets. This is one of the most romantic and secluded beaches in Lombok which makes it perfect for couples. Best places to stay nearby here are Qunci Villas Hotel and Sundamala Suites and Villas *.

Tanjung Aan

Tanjung Aan has the claim to fame of being one of the most beautiful beaches around Kuta in Southern Lombok. The beach is surrounded by lush rolling hills and you can hike to the strip of sand here and then go for a swim to cool off. To get to Tanjung Aan from Mataram takes around an hour and a half but it is more than worth it for the pretty views. Not too far off is the popular and high-end luxury hotel Villa Sorgas *. Book well ahead if you want to secure a place here.

Blue sea of Tanjung Aan beach, Lombok, Indonesia
Blue sea of Tanjung Aan beach, Indonesia. Photo by Suryanata budi via Wikimedia Commons

Pantai Mawun

If you want to spend time relaxing on a beach in Lombok then head to Pantai Mawun. This secluded beach is around an hour and a half away from Mataram, the capital city of Lombok and 20 minutes drive from Kuta. This is also one of the best beaches for swimming as the waves are small and the currents are gentle. You can pass the afternoon here sunbathing on the white sand or enjoy a refreshing coconut from a local stall. If you want to stay near this beach, don’t miss out the beautiful Mawun Raya Resort *

Mawun Beach, Kuta Lombok, Indonesia.
Mawun Beach near Kuta, Lombok. Photo by Whatsinaname via Wikimedia Commons

Cemara Beach

If you want to get off the beaten track, then head to Cemara Beach in eastern Lombok. This beach is also known as one of the most beautiful in the area and it is surrounded by pretty vistas and lush scenery. The beach is made up of a long strip of white sand that backs onto clear seas and this is a great choice if you want to go swimming or snorkelling.

Picking fishes at Kuta Beach, Lombok, Indonesia.
Picking fishes at Kuta Beach, Lombok, Indonesia. Photo by Tanti Ruwani via Wikimedia Commons

Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach in Lombok is not to be confused with Kuta Beach in Bali and is one of the most popular beaches in Lombok. This is however also one of the most crowded beaches on the main island, especially at the weekends, but it is also a good place to choose as a base. The beach stretches for some seven kilometres and you can go swimming or snorkelling here. There are also a number of small local cafes dotted along the shore called warungs where you can get some simple Indonesian dishes like fried rice or noodles. You can also relax on the sand with a fresh coconut and this can be a good choice if you don’t have much time to explore the other more secluded beaches in Lombok. Nearby to Kuta, Lombok, there are many choices of places to stay, with best-rated Mana Retreats *.

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Top 10 Things To Do In Lake Toba

Lake Toba is the jewel in the crown of North Sumatra with many things to do besides chilling by the famous crater lake. Located around 5 hours away from the capital of North Sumatra, Medan, this is one of the premium holiday destinations in the region.

Visitors flock to Lake Toba to check out the largest crater lake in the world and to enjoy learning about the culture of the indigenous residents called the Batak Toba.

View of Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia
View of Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Bernard Gagnon via Wikimedia

Here are the recommended things to do in Lake Toba:

Watch a show at the Museum Huta Bolon Simanindo

One of the top attractions in Lake Toba is the chance to check out a show at the Museum Huta Bolon Simanindo. Performances take place twice daily from Monday to Saturday with one show on Sunday. If you make the journey to Simanindo Village for a performance, you will get to enjoy traditional Batak dancing and singing and the signature part of the show is the slaughtering of a buffalo although a live buffalo is used to recreate the mood and is fortunately not harmed during the proceedings.

A different village with performers. Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia.
A different village with performers. Samosir Island, Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Dan Lundberg via Wikimedia

Go kayaking

If you are looking for a chance to get some exercise and you want to enjoy the waters of Lake Toba up close then consider going kayaking. One of the best things to do is walk to the shoreline and look for the old fashioned picnic spots here, as this is where you will also find vendors who will rent you a kayak. From here you can shoot out across the water and take in all the beauty of the surrounding crater for which Lake Toba is so famous.

Natural scenery of Lake Toba, North Sumatera is very charming and full of peace.
Natural scenery of Lake Toba, North Sumatera is very charming and full of peace. Photo by Wagino via Wikimedia

Bathe in the hot springs

If you fancy a long, hot soak, then head to the hot springs in Pangururan. Here you will a number of different ways to bathe and there are concrete swimming pools as well as smaller natural rock pools which provide a more rustic experience. The water is quite hot as it is fed by an underground source and this is a good place to come if you have been touring the island all morning and are looking to relax.

Visit Makam Raja Sidabutar

Another reason why people flock to Lake Toba is to take in the amazing graves of the former Batak kings that are located in Tomok. The graves are made of large slabs of carved stone and you need to wear a traditional Batak ulos when you walk around the cemetery. This is a panel of fabric like a scarf that you drape over your shoulder and is used to show respect when you visiting the final resting place of the royal family.

Lake Toba, Tombs
Lake Toba, Tombs. Photo by Arian Zwegers

Take a boat ride on the lake

There are several ways that you can enjoy the waters of Lake Toba, but if you don’t want to get your hair wet then one of the best ways is by taking a boat ride on the lake. You can rent a boat from a number of different places dotted around the lake and prices are negotiable depending on how long you want to cruise around and how well you haggle. Most boats are small speed boats and come with a driver who will whizz you around and point out some of the sights.

Boat ride in Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia
Boat ride in Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by ivanatman

Enjoy the food

One of the best things to do in Lake Toba is enjoy the food. The Batak Toba who live here are mainly Christians and with that in mind you will find many more pork based dishes than in other parts of North Sumatra. Some of these include curries which are flavoured with pork blood or you can also get crispy barbecued pork. As with the rest of North Sumatra, the Nasi Padang here is excellent and includes rice which is then heaped with vegetable and curry dishes. Most of the main restaurants are located in Tomok Village and you will also find some Western food choices here if you are looking for variety.

Admire the stone chairs in Ambarita

Another one of the famous attractions in Lake Toba is the stone chairs which are situated in the village of Ambarita. The chairs date back some 300 years and would have been the seats of the king’s council in years gone by. Judgements and punishments would have been passed here such as executions and the chairs tower over you in size, giving you an idea of how a king’s council would have looked in the days of old.

Famous E stone chairs, Sumatra, Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia
Famous E stone chairs in Ambarita, Lake Toba. Photo by julia Chapple

Tour the island on a motorbike

If you have a motorbike license then there is no better way to get around Lake Toba than to rent a motorbike. You can rent a set of wheels from many of the guesthouses on Samosir Island very cheaply and this allows you the freedom to enjoy the lush scenery of Lake Toba firsthand. If you don’t have a motorbike license then you can also rent a normal bike.

Motorbiking in Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia
Motorbiking in Lake Toba, Sumatra. Photo by Klim Levene

Shop for textiles

Lake Toba is known for its pretty textiles so make the most of it if you want to buy a souvenir of your time here. The village of Suhi-Suhi is best known for its woven fabrics, although in reality you can get pieces all over Samosir Island. Lake Toba is particularly known for its ulos which come in different sizes and are made by weaving strips of fabric in a range of traditional patterns.

Hike up Pusuk Buhit

Pusuk Buhit is the main mountain in the Lake Toba area and it rises to a height of some 2,000 meters above sea level. The mountain is considered to be sacred in Batak culture as legend has it that Batak kings were born here in the days of old. If you want to hike up the mountain then be prepared for a rather long walk as it takes around 5 hours to get to the summit. That said, if you fancy a workout then it is more than worth it as you will get panoramic views of Lake Toba.

Pusuk Buhit, Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia
Pusuk Buhit, Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Pixabay

Best Accommodations at Lake Toba

There are many hotels, guesthouses and resorts along the lake in Tuk tuk, with some further away in smaller towns. You do not need to worry about choices of stay in Lake Toba *, in exception to Chinese New Year where it might peak with tourists thus hike in price and probably lack in space. The best rated hotels here are Horas Family Home * and Toba Village Inn *. While the best budget option in here is the Toba Cats Garden *.

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Top 10 Things To Do In Jimbaran

Jimbaran is one of the prettiest seaside spots in Bali and most of the area backs on to a gorgeous coastline that is made up of soft golden sand and dramatic craggy cliffs. To top it off, you will find quite a number of things to do here.

Most people who visit Bali come to Jimbaran to take in all the delights of the sea that this part of the island has to offer and the idyllic scenery coupled with a laid-back beach atmosphere is one of the main reasons to visit.

Here are our recommended top 10 things to do in Jimbaran.

Make the most of the beach

Jimbaran Beach is one of the nicest beaches in all of Bali and stretches for 4 kilometres along the picturesque coast. On a trip to Jimbaran Beach, you will find clean sands that are perfect if you want to spend the day sunbathing and you can easily rent a sun lounger and take in the views as you sip on a fresh coconut. The beach is also a little less frenetic than other spots like Kuta, so if you want a laid-back afternoon next to the water then this is a great pick.

Jimbaran Beach, Bali Indonesia
Jimbaran beach. Photo by Meindert van D

Tour Kedonganan Fish Market

Kedonganan Fish Market is one of the top attractions in Jimbaran which is famous for its fish. Back in the days of old this part of Bali would have been a little fishing village and although it has grown over the years you can still get back to its roots on a visit to the market. This is also actually the largest fish market on the island and if you come here you will be able to marvel at the array of seafood on display usually involving local delights like red snapper and amberjack.

Woman at the fish Market Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
Woman at the Fish Market – Jimbaran. Photo by Annie Mole

Visit Jenggala Gallery

Jenggala Gallery is adjacent to Jenggala Keramik which is known for being one of the premium producers of beautiful ceramics in Indonesia. On a visit to the gallery you can view an array of ceramic artwork by both local and international artists and this is a wonderful place to visit if you want to know more about the cultural scene in Jimbaran. As well as checking out the gallery you can also have a go at making your own piece of art as there is an onsite workshop where you can throw your own pot as a souvenir.

Sip on a cocktail at Rock Bar

One of the most famous bars in Bali is Rock Bar in Jimbaran which has unrivalled views over the glittering ocean below. The bar sits atop a sweeping cliff and you can access it via a glass lift that is an experience in itself. Once you get to the top you can order one of their speciality cocktails and then enjoy some of the delicious bar snacks that have a Mediterranean flavour.

The Rock Bar Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
The Rock Bar at AYANA Resort *, Jimbaran Bay is a truely unique experience and the perfect place to watch the sun go down. Photo by Simon Clancy

Pamper yourself at a spa

Bali is famous for its amazing spas and some of the best on the island are found in scenic Jimbaran. There are a huge number of high-end resorts in this part of Bali and even if you are not staying there you can still visit the spas and spend the day being pampered. There are also a number of stand-alone spas that have become famous in Jimbaran thanks to their amazing service such as Bamboo Spa and Opium Beauty.

Spa at Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
Spa at Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia. Photo by Huey3800

Wander around Jimbaran Town

Many people visit Jimbaran for the seafood and just head straight for the beach, missing the town entirely. This is a shame as the centre of Jimbaran has a charming village feeling that makes it a great place to spend an afternoon. Far from the hectic pace found in places like Kuta or Seminyak, you can wander around the winding streets here and hunt for local souvenirs or stop off for a drink in a little traditional cafe.

View of Jimbaran from the sea Bali, Indonesia
View of Jimbaran from the sea. Photo by Mark Lehmkuhler

Enjoy the seafood

Many people come to Jimbaran just to try its famous seafood. The beach here is lined with restaurants and warungs that serve up some of the best fish and seafood on the island and you can choose whatever looks best from the catch of the day and pay by the weight. All the seafood here is grilled for a delicious smoky flavour and then served with rice and spicy sauce. You can also get a range of vegetable side dishes and then eat your meal on the beach with your feet in the sand.

Go fishing

When visitors come to Jimbaran they often sample the seafood without realising that they can actually get out on the water and go fishing themselves. Fishing trips abound in Jimbaran and you can fish for majestic specimens like amberjack and mahi-mahi. The best part of a fishing trip in Jimbaran is that you will get to feast on your catch at the end of the day.

Fishing Trip at Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
Fishing trip at Jimbaran. Photo by Mark Lehmkuhler

Visit Pura Ulun Siwi

If you want to explore a bit of the local culture in Jimbaran then make your way to this beautiful little temple. Pura Ulun Siwi lies close to the famous Morning Market in Jimbaran and dates from the 18th century. The temple is made of black volcanic stone and locals flock here thanks to the holy waters of the temple. The sacred spring water is here is said to guard against pests, and farmers, in particular, use it to keep their crops safe.

Sunset at Jimbaran Bay, Bali, Indonesia
Sunset at Jimbaran bay. Photo by ValerioVeo

Visit Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple is not strictly in Jimbaran but it is one of the main attractions in the area. As such, if you are in Jimbaran it makes sense to make the trip to Pura Luhur Uluwatu which is one of the most famous attractions in Bali. Uluwatu Temple is one of the iconic Balinese sea temples that stands on a towering cliff giving you unrivalled views across the water. Much of the area is covered in pretty forest and you will find a number of cheeky monkeys here who love photo opportunities with visitors.

-> Read our Guide to Uluwatu Temple, Bali

Where to Stay in Jimbaran *

One of the popular hotels in Jimbaran is Rimba Jimbaran Bali, a beautiful hotel near the beach. Another nice place to stay that won’t break the bank is The Sintesa Jimbaran Bali, which has the most amazing views you will ever see in Jimbaran. Tucked away in an oasis is the Resort Belmond Jimbaran that is family friendly with lots of activities to offer.

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Top 10 Best Restaurants in Ubud, Bali

Ubud is famous for its food, besides culture, and this is one of the best places in Bali to sample a wealth of local Indonesian food. This is why it is also home to some of the best restaurants in Bali. One of the best things about Ubud is the sheer variety of bites on offer and you can spend the day sipping on freshly pressed local juices made with exotic fruits and sampling the street food bought piping hot from carts on street corners.

If your appetite and budget allow, then you can also enjoy a variety of fine dining in Bali which are located in Ubud, but there are also, of course, lots of affordable food to be found here.

Here are our very own top 10 best restaurants in Ubud.


One of the most famous restaurants in Ubud is Locavore which is the brainchild of two chefs called Ray Adriansyah and Eelke Plameijer which has an emphasis on local ingredients. You can select from a variety of tasting menus here including one which features nine courses and is paired with wine, and just some of the highlights include traditional Indonesian oxtail or freshly caught barramundi.

Opening hours: 12 pm – 2.30 pm, 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Address: Jl. Dewisita No.10, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571; Tel: +62 361 977 733

Famous Locavore restaurant in Ubud Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Famous Locavore restaurant in Ubud Kabupaten Gianyar, Ubud. Photograph by Indus and the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.

Ibu Oka Warung

Ibu Oka Warung is one of the most famous spots in town and enjoys a strategic location across from the Royal Palace in Ubud. The reason to come here is for the babi guling which is traditional roast suckling pig. Expect it to be simple but delicious. Basically, you get large slices of roasted pig served with rice and some side vegetables, all of which are accompanied with a delicious spicy sauce.

Opening hours: 10.30 am – 10 pm
Address: Jalan Tegal, Ubud; Tel: +62 361 976 435

Ibu Oka Warung, one of the famous spot near Royal Palace in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Delicious roasted pig at Ibu Oka Warung. Photo by Kars Alfrink

Hujan Locale

Hujan Locale has made a splash on the Ubud food scene thanks to its delicious Asian cuisine. The restaurant is modeled in the colonial style and menus have headings such as ‘From the farm’ and ‘From the sea’. Some of the delicious plates you can expect here include juicy lamb curries inspired by Yogyakarta and fish curry cooked in the Acehnese style.

Opening hours: 12 pm – 3 pm, 6 pm – 11 pm
Address: Jalan Sri Wedari, Ubud; Tel: +62 361 849 3092

Bebek Bengil Restaurant

Bebek Bengil Restaurant translates as the Dirty Duck which is the main feature on the menu. The restaurant has a secret recipe developed in-house in the 1990s and the duck is boiled in a flavorful broth before being massaged with a blend of traditional Balinese herbs and spices. The meat is then fried until it blisters to create some of the most delicious duck on the island.

Opening hours: 10 am – 10.30 pm
Address: Padang Tegal, Jl. Hanoman, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571; Tel: +62 361 975 489

Bebek Bengil restaurant is known for Dirty Duck as main menu, Ubud, Indonesia
Bebek Bengil restaurant is known for Dirty Duck as its main menu. Photo by (WT-shared) Shoestring at wts wikivoyage

Fair Warung Bale

If you want to support the local community while you have your dinner, then consider a trip to Fair Warung Bale. Owned by the Fair Future Foundation, the proceeds of your meal will go to healthcare in the Ubud community. Some of the items you will find on the menu here include toothsome curries as well as some international fare.

Opening hours: 9.30 am – 11 pm
Address: Jalan Sriwedari 6, Ubud; Tel: +62 361 975 370

Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique

One of the best known upscale restaurants in Ubud is called Mozaic and is known for its French-Indonesian fusion food. All the dishes are the brainchild of Chef Chris Salans and you will find French dishes that have been made with local Balinese ingredients. One of the highlights here is the tasting menu which is made up of local treats like blue fin tuna and other fresh seafood delights from around the region.

Opening Hours: 17.45 – 1.00 am
Address: Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud; Tel: +62 361 975 768

 Cooking Class at Mozaic restaurant, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Cooking Class at Mozaic restaurant. Photo by Ubud Writers Festival

Cafe Lotus

Cafe Lotus is now actually a chain that exists all over Bali but it started in Ubud in 1982, so if you eat here you will be coming to the source. This restaurant looks out over a pretty lotus pond (hence the name) and you can come here to try the traditional Balinese dishes such as fish rubbed in a spice blend made of lemongrass, galangal, and turmeric which is then wrapped in banana leaves and cooked.

Opening hours: 7.30 am – 11 pm
Address: Jalan Raya Ubud; Tel: +62 361 975 660

Café Lotus a chain that exists all over Bali, Indonesia
Cafe Lotus chain in Ubud, Bali. Photo by Dee M

CasCades at the Viceroy

CasCades at the Viceroy is one of the most upscale restaurants in Ubud and you will dine in a Balinese pavilion covered with a traditional thatched roof. The restaurant looks over the lovely Petanu Valley and you can choose from French dishes that have an Asian twist. To that end, you will find Balinese, Japanese, and even Thai influences here and there is a tasting menu that comes with scallops, rack of lamb, and a selection of delicious cheeses.

Opening hours: 7 am – 10 pm
Address: Jalan Lanyahan, Banjar Nagi, Ubud; Tel: +62 361 972 111


If you are a vegetarian or just want to eat more greens, then consider a trip to Moksa. This restaurant is based around a permaculture farm and is focused on simple yet delicious plant based meals. Some of the dishes are raw while some have seen a little eat and you can expect a changing menu with dishes such as vegan pasta made with vegetables and covered in ‘cheese’ made from nuts.

Opening hours: 10 am – 9 pm
Address: Gang Damai, Ubud; Tel: +62 361 479 2479

Try Moksa restaurant for vegetarian, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Try Moksa restaurant for vegetarian, Ubud. Photo by Xenia Blair and the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.

Bebek Tepi Sawah

If you are in Ubud then one of the restaurants that you absolutely can’t miss is Bebek Tepi Sawah located at the Tepi Sawah Villas in Peliatan. The name is a reference to the ducks that line the rice terraces here and as a result, you can expect to find plenty of duck on the menu. If you are not a fan of this meat however then you will find plenty of other delicious plates featuring mixed seafood platters as well as delicious pork dishes like braised pork ribs.

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm
Address: Jalan Goa Gajah, Banjar Teges, Peliatan, Ubud; Tel: +62 361 975 656

Plenty duck menu can be found at Bebek Tepi Sawah restaurant, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Bebek Bengil (Crispy Duck). Photo by Naotake Murayama

Where to stay in Ubud

Besides its amazing food scece, stay in Ubud also for its culture, nature, arts and markets. Ubud has plenty of places that tourists will enjoy staying at. There’s the Como Shambhala Estate *, which is a health retreat deep in the rainforest. There’s also the Hanging Gardens Ubud *, which has a spectacular view and private pool villas. The Purist Villas & Spa * is another popular place to stay in Ubud, as it’s a stylish boutique villa complete with meal and spa facilities. A popular boutique hotel is Uma by COMO *, which is located on the hillside in Ubud.

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