Things to do in Ubud

Things to do in Ubud

Peel back the layers of Ubud life and Balinese traditions with our unique destination experiences that can be tailored into your own personal journey of discovery. Reconnect and rejuvenate with yoga at sunrise, or with a traditional Balinese ‘Melukat’ blessing at the beautiful nearby temple, believed to clear the mind, cleanse the body and re-energise the soul. Go cycling through the countryside, learn to make local Jamu, or enjoy a traditional Balinese cooking class.

Into The Blue Sky - Mount Batur

Catch your breath and enjoy an unforgettable sunrise experience accompanied by a delicious Plataran breakfast, served on top of the world!

Halfday Tour

The countryside surrounding Ubud is a fertile panorama of green valleys, terraced rice fields, and charming villages, where temples and shrines are interspersed between jungle foliage and rivers. This idyllic landscape is best explored in a vintage VW convertible, with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. Plataran Ubud takes you out in style on an elegant road trip around the local scenery, to discover the rural heart and picturesque soul of Bali.

The Raft At Ayung River

Go white water rafting on the thrilling rapids of Ayung River with an experienced rafting guide. A perfect mix of adrenaline pumping fun, excitement, and breathtaking wilderness sightseeing. End this enthralling trip with a light picnic lunch.

Rice As Far As You Can See

Cycle through rice fields of Ubud and explore the ‘real side’ of Bali. Our local concierge will take you to secrete routes through small villages, where you can soak in the picturesque panorama of rice paddies at its best. During your trip, local concierge will share his knowledge on the process of planting and harvesting rice. If you are traveling during planting season, make a short stop to interact and to help the local farmers plant rice. Take a break and enjoy a customized light picnic lunch in the lush surrounds of rice paddies.

The Cuisine - Cooking Class

Experience the complete journey, from selecting fresh ingredients at the local market to cooking up some of Bali’s most popular dishes.

The day starts early at 07.00 with a quick coffee or breakfast at The View restaurant. Take a short ride to the Ubud traditional market with our chef, where you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the busy sights and sounds of the market. Our chef will share his knowledge about the local ingredients you select that would be used during the cooking class.

Head back to the hotel to prepare for your cooking class and refresh with a drink of fresh young coconut water. During class, our chef will share his insights on how to prepare and cook few of locals’ favorite authentic Indonesian dishes. Roll up your sleeve and start chopping. Enjoy the delicious Indonesian dishes you have prepared at the Banyan deck overlooking the rice field of the hotel.

Mixology Class

A flawless experience on your hands in mixing of local flavor mocktail, cocktail and indulge memories for being knowing of plataran cocktail and mocktail crafted by yours and talented mixologist.

Couple’s Dinner Under The Stars

Amid all the distraction of daily life, it can be hard to find for romance. While you are in Ubud, treat yourself and your loved one with some well-deserved pampering and a romantic dinner for two amid lush greenery served by a personal butler. Allow us to tailor the perfect menu to be enjoyed in a venue of your choice. Relax over a drink with our chef and discuss the menu and beverage selection.

Scenery And Serenity

Combining spellbinding natural landscapes with the restorative bliss of Plataran’s Padma Spa, this unique package lets you explore a traditional Balinese way of life and sample the island’s age-old healing rituals. Enrich your understanding of Balinese heritage with a visit to the idyllic village of Bedugul, then visit Pura Ulun Danu Beratan; a delicate pagoda devoted to Bali’s water goddess that appears to float on the placid waters of a sacred lake.

Continue your exploration with a visit to a traditional fresh fruit market at Candi Kuning then make a stop at The View Restaurant in Munduk, overlooking valleys clad in verdant rainforest. Following the excursion, soothe aching muscles with an indulgent 60-minute massage, harnessing the rejuvenating power of natural ingredients and incorporating a wealth of local expertise. Imbued with Bali’s earthy essence and framed by the tranquillity of your surroundings, this pampering session at the Padma Spa will nourish the body and refresh the spirit.

Movie Beneath The Stars

Join us for Movie Beneath the Stars every Wednesday, Plataran Ubud will host nights of open air cinema accompanied by delicious food and beer. Hosted in the lush oasis, this is al fresco dining at its very best.

Balinese Rindik Music Lesson

Rindik, a Balinese folk music - Fantastic traditional entertainment in Bali. Rindik is one of Bali’s traditional musical instrument made of bamboo with the slendro tone. Rindik is the Balinese way to entertain themselves after a long tiring working day in the rice field or work.

Spiritual Journey In Bali

Start your spiritual journey at the mysterious Goa Gajah, also known as Elephant Cave. The legend relates that the cave was built in the 11th century by Kebo Iwa - a king known as the Balinese giant and master builder. Our local concierge will guide you through a series of tunnels and caves with interesting hand carvings and statues of many ancient gods that make up Goa Gajah. Candi Tebing in Pejeng is another site where you will find the footsteps of Kebo Iwa.

Approached by a steep descent through breathtaking rice terraces, you will reach your next destination Gunung Kawi, 11th century tombs carved out of the rock face of the Pakerisan river gorge.

Private Yoga

Gain mastery over your mind, emotions, and body with a private yoga class specially tailored just for you. Based on your strengths and weaknesses, a certified yogi will guide you through an intensive, yet mind reviving, yoga session. Private yoga sessions can be arranged anytime of the day.

'Melukat' Blessing

Visit the beautiful temple located just down the property, with the holy water source, to witness a Balinese priest perform the ritual of ‘Puja Mantra’ and to experience a Balinese blessing called ‘Melukat’.

This 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. It also recharges a person’s spiritual strength and enthusiasm. Receive your blessing during a full or new moon, if you can, as it is said to be the best time to rebalance the body, center the chakras, and re-energize the soul.

Eat Pray Love

Rediscover and reconnect with your true inner self in the island of Gods. Inspired by the best-selling novel and movie, this journey allows you to experience the inner peace and balance of love, while in Bali, through the purification ceremony and meditation.

Start your day with a special session with the famous Ketut Liyer at his own Balinese compound. Then, continue the spiritual journey as you surround yourself with lush greenery in peace by cycling through the Campuhan hills. Make a stop in between to quench your thirst with a fresh young coconut. Lastly, head back to the hotel and indulge in ultimate relaxation with our signature Padma spa treatment.

Forgotten Bali

Visit a village where it feels like time has stopped in the past.

After a fulfilling breakfast, take a scenic drive to Kintamani to explore the countryside of Bali. Enjoy your lunch at Kintamani village with breathtaking views of an active volcano, Mount Batur, and lake Batur.

Then, head to Penglipuran village to discover one of Bali’s most traditional village. You will be able to see traditional architecture, traditions, and culture, blending harmonically with its beautiful surroundings. Our local concierge will guide you through this ancient village where it feels like time has stopped.