The Indonesian island of Bali is probably one of the most popular beach destinations on the planet. The little island is known for its picturesque landscapes, beautiful beaches and amazing nightlife. Bali offers tourists a variety of things to do. One can visit a myriad of cultural attractions, participate in various adventure sports and dance the night away in one of many exciting nightclubs found here. While Kuta is the most developed part of the island, it is also the most crowded. Those who want to enjoy the best that Bali has to offer, but would also like to have a bit of solitude can try vacationing in Ubud.

Ubud is considered by some to be Bali’s cultural heartland. While the area does have an active night scene, it is more subdued. There are numerous places of interest to visit here and one of the most fun and interesting ways of doing this is by taking a bicycle tour. Plenty of places offer bicycles for rent. Quick, convenient and good for the health, a bicycle tour is an excellent way of exploring Ubud. Another fun way to explore the region is by taking a trip down the Ayung River.

The Ayung River is Bali’s longest river, measuring roughly seventy five kilometres in length. Originating from the mountains found towards the northern part of the island, the Ayung River empties into the Badung Strait, Sanur, close to Denpasar. The scenic river has many rapids and is used for white water rafting. Tourists with a taste for adventure should definitely try rafting down the Ayung River. There are several places that offer white water rafting packages. Some packages may even include transport as well as meals, so one should look around before choosing one.

Although Ubud may not be as developed as Kuta, but one can still find facilities such as restaurants and accommodation with relative ease. When it comes to accommodation, the Alila Ubud Bali is one of the best Ubud resorts around. The Ubud hotel offers top notch facilities, elegant rooms and a central location, making it the ideal choice for all travellers.