BOOK AT SAMAYA UBUD
Ubud is a remarkable place in the middle of the island of Bali. For more than a century, it has been the island's preeminent center for fine arts, dance, music and culture.
Ubud is arguably the best place to use as a base if you're visiting Bali, if you're looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration. Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali -- scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, and rivers. The central location of Ubud makes it easy to get from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns. There are plenty of interesting things on the main streets, but most of the magic of Ubud is hidden away.
The name Ubud is derived from the word 'ubad' meaning medicine, and refers to the myriad variety of healing plants found at Ubud and the surrounding environs. In historical Ubud, people came to heal themselves and meet the healer or holy man who lives in Ubud. Plenty of sacred place are used as a meditation venues, and the ancient people of Ubud believed that the natural spring water contained the Holy Spirit in the modern times. People still believe that Ubud has many 'ubad' (medicines) to help them recover from much disease. People believe that visiting Ubud can help maintain mental spiritual balance, and serenity of body and soul.