Nestled in the heart of Bali, Ubud offers a unique cultural hideaway experience, merging the island’s rich heritage with natural beauty. Known for its serene landscapes, vibrant arts scene, and deep-rooted traditions, Ubud is the ideal destination for travellers seeking an immersive cultural escape. The Sun of Granary Resort and Villas provides a package that encompasses all the elements of a truly enriching and indulgent hideaway, blending modern comforts with rustic charm to provide a sanctuary for relaxation and exploration.

Ubud’s cultural hideaway experience is a harmonious blend of art, spirituality, nature, culinary delights, and pampering spa treatments. Whether engaging in traditional crafts, watching a dance performance, or simply enjoying the serene landscape, visitors to Ubud are sure to leave with a deeper appreciation for Bali’s rich cultural heritage. This vibrant town invites travellers to slow down, explore, and immerse themselves in the timeless traditions and natural beauty that define Ubud. Every aspect of your stay is designed to be nothing short of unforgettable, ensuring a seamless blend of cultural immersion, culinary delights, and ultimate relaxation.

The Essence of Ubud

Ubud, often referred to as Bali’s cultural hub, is characterized by its lush rice terraces, ancient temples, and a thriving community of artisans. The town’s name itself, derived from the Balinese word ‘ubad,’ meaning medicine, hints at its historical significance as a source of medicinal plants and herbs.

Artistic Vibrancy

  • Art Galleries and Museums: Ubud is home to numerous galleries and museums, such as the Agung Rai Museum of Art, The Blanco Renaissance Museum, and the Neka Art Museum, showcasing traditional and contemporary Balinese art. Visitors can explore works ranging from classic Balinese paintings to modern sculptures.
  • Craft Villages: Surrounding Ubud are several villages dedicated to specific crafts. Celuk is renowned for its silver jewelry, Mas for intricate woodcarving, and Batubulan for stone sculptures. These villages offer workshops where visitors can learn from master craftsmen.

 Traditional Performances

  • Dance and Music: Ubud is a stage for traditional Balinese performances. The Royal Palace hosts nightly dance shows, including the mesmerizing Legong dance and the dramatic Barong and Keris dance. The rhythms of gamelan music accompany these performances, offering a sensory dive into Balinese culture.

Spiritual Sanctuaries

  • Temples and Sacred Sites: Ubud is surrounded by important religious sites. The Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) is an archaeological marvel dating back to the 9th century, while the Tirta Empul Temple, famous for its holy spring water, offers purification rituals. The Pura Taman Saraswati temple, dedicated to the goddess of wisdom and arts, is known for its stunning lotus pond.
  • Yoga and Meditation: Embracing its spiritual aura, Ubud has become a haven for yoga enthusiasts. Retreat centers in Ubud offer classes and retreats, focusing on mindfulness, holistic health, and inner peace.

Culinary Journey

  • Traditional Cuisine: Ubud’s culinary scene is a blend of traditional Balinese flavors and contemporary innovations. Our Kunang – Kunang Restaurant serves the famous crispy duck, using quality local ingredients and rich Indonesian spices. We also provide a truly enchanting dining experience at a private pavilion overlooking the serene rice fields, perfect for celebrating a special occasion or simply pampering a loved one.
  • Cooking Classes: To delve deeper into Balinese cuisine, prepare yourself for an extraordinary culinary journey that will transport you to the heart of Bali’s gastronomic wonders like Ponapi Cooking Class by The Sun of Granary Resort and Villas, which invites you to discover the gems of Balinese cuisine. Step into the realm of traditional Balinese homes and immerse yourself in the time-honoured techniques and flavours that define this vibrant culinary heritage.

Natural Retreats

  • Rice Terraces and Nature Walks: Explore the lush surroundings of Tegallalang rice terrace with guided nature walks and immerse yourself in the refreshing energy of the natural world.

Spa and Wellness

  • Pampering Spa Treatments: Ubud is famous for its indulgent spa treatments, offering traditional Balinese techniques and wellness practices. Spas like Tejas Spa provide a serene environment for rejuvenation, with treatments that include massages, facials, and holistic therapies.

Are you ready to explore and immerse yourself in the timeless traditions and natural beauty that define Ubud? Please contact us here or reach out to our reservation team at for reservations and inquiries.