Stand alone villas are nice and all, but sometimes I crave being part of a resort. A resort that has a a big breakfast buffet, an expansive spa, a full fitness center, and a riveting pool. I found it all at Maya Resort and Spa in Ubud. There was nothing I didn’t like about this true Bali getaway. The room was spacious, the food was delicious, the spa was spectacular, and my dip in the pool was nothing short of spectacular. Paradise? Found….
Overall: Affordable Chic for Young, Healthy Travelers
The vibe is gypsy cool overflowing with beautiful people and a contagious plant-based and yoga-centric philosophy. The Shift Hotel is located right above Alchemy Cafe, an amazing raw vegan spot in Ubud, which sold me on staying here in the first place. It’s a new hotel, so everything is new. This is a great place to stay with friends, since the area is great and there’s a lot going on minutes from the hotel. I did wake up to a rooster a few times in the middle of the night (actually though), but that doesn’t take away from the inviting staff, chill vibes, and awesome rates. (Starting at $49/night)