Ubud Area

Ubud is Bali’s cultural hub, a royal village situated at the confluence of two rivers on the southern edge of the Balinese heartland.

A haven for local and foreign artists since the 1930s, it is now a conglomeration of villages and the island’s centre for fine arts and cultural performances, attracting art collectors, connoisseurs, writers, mystics, and people who are actively involved in art, anthropology, music, dance, architecture, environmentalism and alternative healing.

Ubud is the seat of the Sukawati Royal Family, which has enormous local political influence, and has ensured that the untrammeled development of the southern tourist triangle of Sanur- Nusa Dua-Kuta has not been replicated in Ubud or its environs. Billboards are banned, the height restrictions on buildings have been strictly adhered to, there are no nightclubs, no cinema, no night market, and no street hawkers and thankfully a McDonalds has never been allowed to open!

This, plus the area’s traditional focus on arts and culture, means that Ubud possesses quite a different ambience. Its amazing river valleys, both in and outside of the town, provide for some breathtaking and awe-inspiring vistas. It has a great food culture (both for local and foreign) and boasts such regionally and internationally renowned restaurants such as Mozaic and some haunts such as Naughty Nuri’s which offer more basic atmosphere combined with fantastic food and deadly martinis.

Ubud has long attracted an expatriate community of those more attuned or interested in true Balinese culture and its royal families and desiring a change from the beach. The area’s abundant natural attractions – rain forest, rice terraces, rivers, hills and valleys – have also caught the attention of a wider audience. The Sayan Ridge is home to some of the best hotels in the world.

There are many very attractive properties on the fringes of the city in traditional Balinese design, and in more modern tropical minimalist styles. Ubud’s central location makes it very easy to get to the mountains and all of the major tourist attractions. Furthermore, it has a cooler, fresher and generally more pleasant climate than the southern coastal regions.

While not as popular for holiday renters as the island’s beach resorts, Ubud has considerable appeal to those who prefer a more cultural approach. The list of celebrities reported as staying in one or other of Ubud’s exclusive villas contains some of the world’s most famous names in fashion, business and entertainment.


Serene suites in Ubud

REF#: V455

Location: Ubud Area
Bedrooms: 4
Views: Jungle, Rice fields, River
Title: Freehold
List Price (IDR): 29.500.000.000
Equivalent (USD): 2,058,318

Traditional rice field views

REF#: VS245

Location: Ubud Area
Bedrooms: 4
Views: Rice fields
Title: Leasehold
List Price (USD): 440,000
Equivalent (IDR): 6.303.880.000

Beautiful land for sale along Wos River

REF#: L1031

Location: Ubud Area
Land Size: 55235 m2
Views: Jungle, Rice fields, River
Title: Freehold
List Price (IDR): 248.557.500.000
Equivalent (USD): 17,342,727