Ubud, Bali: Jungle Fish
If you are looking for a breathtaking place to hang out in a destination that is about as exotic as it gets, Jungle Fish is a spot that you can’t miss. With an infinity pool looking right over the lush Indonesian forests, it is as luxurious of a setting that you will find in any jungle. Located in Ubud, it is a much more secluded setting than you will find in places like Kuta or Seminyak.
You pay 150,000 rupiah ($11 USD) to enter and you can lounge around and hang out in their stunning infinity pool all day. You get a towel and you get pampered by the overwhelmingly friendly staff. You hardly have to lift a finger as you approach peak relaxation.
Some pictures could probably describe this insanely beautiful place better than I ever could.
Jungle Fish is beautiful, tropical, and exotic but it doesn’t sacrifice any of the amenities that you would expect it to. It has a fantastic restaurant, bar, and even a spa right by the jungle. It has some of the fastest Wi-Fi I have encountered in South East Asia which makes it an amazing place to spend a day working and playing.
Compared to more local spots in Ubud, it is significantly pricier but still very affordable for people traveling from Western countries. Looking past the 150,000 rupiah entrance fee, most meals are under 100,000 ($7 USD), including my unrealistically good seafood penne. The menu is largely international so you’re sure to find something that you will enjoy, from Mediterranean to Western to Balinese.
Beautiful, tropical, exotic
For some reason, cocktails cost more than food pretty much everywhere in Bali but I can’t think of a better place to enjoy a cocktail than at the edge of the infinity pool of Jungle Fish. As far as the spa goes, unless you are absolutely dying for a massage, it’s probably best to avoid getting one here. It will run you over 3 times the price of what one would cost in a typical spa in Ubud.
Despite the inflated prices, you really do get your money’s worth. Jungle Fish is about as close to paradise as it gets. Surprisingly, Jungle Fish was nowhere near as crowded as I was expecting. It probably helps that the journey there involves traversing winding roads through the hilly jungle. As you stumble upon the dirt and gravel road that Jungle Fish is on, you would never expect the extravagance that awaits below.
Jl. Raya Sebali, Kelusa, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561
9 AM - 9:30 PM Monday-Sunday
Post by: Eli Solidum
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