Sunday, 29 November 2015

Monkeying around

The final part of our Bali adventure lead us to beautiful Ubud.

Set deep in the Balinese Jungle, away from the hustle & bustle of central Ubud, we set up home at the breathtaking Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa.

The epitome of peace of quiet, the only sounds to be heard are that of monkeys, birds and waterfalls.

Speaking of which... If you're fit enough to make it down the steep steps you're greated by your own private lagoon & waterfall to splash around in.
Being away from all the traditional Ubud sights might be a bit of a pain, but in turn it brings its own beauty. Directly outside the resort local rice farmers can be found harvesting their crops, and taking out bikes means you can explore the surrounding villages - stopping at your leisure to fully absorb the beauty.

I've seen those pictures floating around on twitter for years of 'perfect' locations. Well, a five minute stroll away from Nandini, we stumbled across the most perfect of perfect locations.

Aptly named, The Quiet Hut is a man made hut on a cliff edge overlooking the Balinese Jungle. Filled with cushions and maintained via donations from kind visitors, sitting in The Quiet Hut makes you fully appreciate the beauty of where you are, and almost forces you to sit back and reflect.

Anyway, venture away from Nandini and back into Ubud and it couldn't be more different to the atmosphere in Gili. Bustling and lively, but with a still holding on to a strong sense of Balinese tradition. One place we were really keen to visit was the famous Monkey Forest.

Slightly petrifying at first glance, but unmissable and so much fun.

The monkeys aren't caged or trapped, they roam free and most definitely rule the roost here. If you're respectful of their space, and ensure that you aren't intimidating then they'll happily interact playfully with you.

I think I made some of the cutest friends I've made to date. 

Bethany x



  1. Oh, the place sounds absolutely magnificent! I've never been much of a fan of animals bred in captivity (#AnimalRights!) but the fact that they aren't caged relieves me. What a great post, Bethany!

    May | THE MAYDEN

  2. I love this place, and i want to have a trip to here. Thanks for your share

    Queena |

  3. The pictures are so cool ! Love it <3

  4. This looks and sounds like my dream place. Somewhere warm, beautiful and tranquil where you can experience nature and rent bikes to travel! I'll definitely be visiting here some day! Thanks for the tips! Pictures look incredible and that monkey's so cute, I'm glad you had a nice time!

    JosieVictoriaa // // Lifestlye, Travel and Fashion

  5. Great photos! I really want to visit Bali one day (:
    Have a lovely day,

  6. The first photo featured in this post is breathtakingly beautiful - I can only imagine how relaxing that setting must have been! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  7. Wow the photos are beautiful! great post, Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)


  8. Stunning photos! This place looks like the definition of paradise. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  9. What a beautiful place, looks like you had a fab time! xx


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