Bali’s beaches are beautiful, but the town of Ubud, at the island’s green and hilly center, is the cultural core. This rustic yet luxurious resort perched amid rice paddies offers modern amenities, like locally harvested cuisine and infinity plunge pools, alongside tributes to the local culture, like an open-air yoga pavilion and meditation hut. English-speaking guides can accompany guests to Hindu temples and traditional Balinese fire-dancing ceremonies -- or just to eat a lunch of suckling pig near the famous Monkey Forest Road.
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