Mention Ubud, and the following comes to mind: emerald rice fields, yoga, organic food and traditional Balinese arts and crafts. Ubud travellers are drawn to the town’s serene vibes and scenic landscape - elements that make it an ideal destination for yoga and meditation retreats. Ubud villas enjoy views out to lush landscapes of extensive rice fields and dense forestry, beautiful tropical gardens with private pools and a tranquil ambience you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. As with any luxury vacation rental, service is impeccable, with a full team of housekeeping staff on-site to take care of all your holiday needs. Most villas are located within a 10 to 30-minute drive from the town center, where you’ll find a wide variety of dining, shopping and spa attractions, and your villa manager will handle all arrangements for transportation. Yoga is a must-try activity for most Ubud vacationers. Yoga studios located in the heart of the town, like Radiantly Alive, The Yoga Barn and Taksu Yoga & Movement Arts offer convenient access. And if you prefer stretching it out in breezy, open-air pavilions with views out to the rice fields, take a 10 to 15-minute scooter ride out to studios like Intuitive Flow, Ubud Yoga House or Ubud Yoga Centre. But nothing offers ultimate privacy quite like a one-to-one yoga class, and your villa manager can help with engaging a yoga instructor for private lessons at your villa. Families will enjoy making day trips to nature attractions like the Tegenungan Waterfall, Tegalalang rice terraces or the Campuhan Ridge, all of which are within a 30-minute drive from the town centre. Further out are renowned attractions like Pura Tirta Empul, a temple complex built around a holy spring, and Gunung Kawi, a temple and funerary complex dating back to the 11th century. For the rest of your stay, chill out at one of the cosy cafes dotted around town or nurture your inner creative with arts and crafts activities like mask carving, batik painting, ceramic art and silver making. Unwinding with decadent rituals at a gorgeous open-air spa parlour is a must - or have your villa manager call in a therapist for an in-house treatment!