Find your balance. Yoga is an important part of the culture in Bali, and mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton reserve offers complimentary daily sunrise yoga sessions so you can start your day off feeling calm and balanced.
To market. The Ubud market is a local institution, offering a mix of artwork, handmade fabrics and more handiwork. The woven straw bags are a fashion insider's favorite. The ikat and batik fabrics can be purchased as already-made garments and home goods, or you can take them home with you by the yard. If you’re on the hunt for décor items, look for traditional paintings and wood carvings. Most prices are meant as starting points so be prepared to bargain. To browse the locally grown goods sold by local farmers, get there early — the morning produce market only goes until 8 a.M.
Ubud palace. One of the most prominent buildings in the city, Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Agung) is right on the main Jalan Raya Ubud road. The traditional Balinese architectural compound was mostly built in the early 20th century, and the local royal family still inhabits the buildings. The stone carvings by local artists are worth stopping to admire as you walk around the property.
Eat fresh. The vegan and plant-based dining movement in Ubud is thriving, and the plant-based restaurant moksa could very well be considered home-based. With everything from an on-site permaculture garden and farmers market to regular chef-led culinary classes, there’s more to dining at moksa is truly a feast for all five senses.
Afternoon pick-me-up. Seniman coffee studio is known for the quality of its coffee, which comes from its own roasting company. Order a healthy juice or the decadent french toast and take your time sipping your brew before you set off on your day.
Cool down. Take a break to grab a scoop of Gaya Gelato, which is made from fresh, local ingredients like lemongrass, passion fruit and Balinese durian fruit.
Dinner al fresco. Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine next to the river at Kubu, where private cocoons offer an intimate dining experience. The tropical breeze and soothing sound of the river make for an ideal setting, and the delectable degustation menu includes dishes like a foie gras parfait and tuna crudo.