Discover Ubud Monkey Forest – Time to Monkey Around

Visiting the Ubud Monkey Forest

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Guests at an Ubud hotel located in Bali’s central foothills such as Alila Ubud, must make their way to the Ubud Monkey Forest for an unforgettable experience. As more than 700 monkeys call Ubud Forest their home, entering the forest is like stepping into a scene from the Jungle Book. The monkeys are divided into four main groups and are defined by the areas of the forest they inhabit. 


Forest Temples

The Ubud Monkey Forest is formally known as the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and the area is home to three beautifully adorned temples. Each temple is dedicated to a different God and attracts worshippers each day. Photographers would be thrilled by the opportunity to photograph the lively monkeys against the backdrop of the intricately carved temples.


Feeding Monkeys

There are feeding areas located around the Monkey Forest where visitors can purchase fruit to feed the monkeys. It is fun to watch the agile creatures devour the fruits but be warned that sometimes they may become aggressive when food stocks are low.


Primate Pickpockets

The inhabitants of the Ubud forest are a mischievous bunch and surprisingly adept pickpockets so it is best to empty your pockets before you wander through the forest in order to have an enjoyable visit.

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Spacious grand lobby at Alila Ubud – Making an entrance

Located high above the Ayung River, Alila Ubud is steeped in Balinese culture and spirit. A secluded and tranquil retreat designed by the world renowned Kerry Hill Architects, this is truly a place to fall in love with.

A design to die for…

The hotel buildings located on the hillside resemble a local village layout. The unique, humanist design is derived from traditional Balinese architecture. The out of this world infinity pool appears to float above the valley revealing nothing but an enchanting atmosphere and a truly mesmerizing experience.

Great first impression

You know what they say about first impressions, right? The same notion applies for hotel lobbies since that is the first thing you see upon entering a hotel. The lobby of a hotel can make or break its reputation and that’s one reason many hotels emphasis and spend more to create a unique lobby area. At Alila, the sophisticated yet simple and spacious lobby area will not disappoint you.

Majestic in its own way

Don’t expect crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling or 24 karats gold tiered walls at Alila but look forward to seeing something different, a unique set up where you will fell closer to nature and away from over the top decorations.

More than enough space

As one of the best Ubud resorts, Alila is designed along the theme of natural beauty… and this is evident as soon as you enter the hotel. The lobby area is spacious and airy with a warm earthy feel to it. The friendly lobby staff will greet you as you sit down to enjoy the welcome drink and refresh yourself with a cool wet towel. There’s enough space for several guests to sit around till it’s time to check in.