Ubud, on the Indonesian island of Bali, is a lovely place to spend time. Green rice paddies…mixed Balinese and Dutch colonial architecture…and a “big village” feel. Ubud has kept the artsy, Hindu vibe that seems mostly missing from the modern beach fronts of Southern Bali. And it has seen enough tourism since the 60s to have developed a great selection of restaurants, bars, hotels and villas to suit all budgets.