This was our second time visiting Ubud and it was even more beautiful than we remembered. Surrounded by rainforest and rice paddies, Ubud is a town that embodies traditional Balinese culture. When looking for a place to stay, we knew we wanted to stay outside of the busy Ubud center, but still close enough to all the spots we planned to visit. We were thrilled to discover Trinity Gardens!
Trinity Gardens is located 900 meters off the main road in Ubud, nestled between beautiful rice paddies and palm trees. There are no cars allowed on the small dirt road that leads to the property. It’s about a 10-15 minute walk or you can rent a motorbike. The road is lined with cute little cafes, shops and yoga studios and we enjoyed the walk into town in the evenings for dinner. When you arrive, you can phone Trinity Gardens and the staff will come meet you with a motorbike to carry your luggage to the property.
Trinity Gardens is home to six different accommodation options, all offering their own unique touches.
We ended up staying in The Den, which consists of 1 bedroom with a queen bed, upstairs loft with queen bed, living area with a daybed and hammock, and a fully equipped open-air kitchen/eating area. The house is big enough to accommodate two couples or a small family. There is no A/C but there are fans in each room which worked well to keep us cool at night.
Waking up every morning to the sunrise over the rice fields was truly magical. They offer healthy and organic breakfast options which you can order the night before to be delivered to your villa for an additional fee. They also provide fresh drinking water in your villa.
The shared space at Trinity Gardens includes a lush garden, beautiful swimming pool and rooftop veranda.
Ubud Monkey Forest
The Ubud Monkey Forest is by far the most popular stop for tourists in the town of Ubud itself. Only 5 minutes from Trinity Gardens, the beautiful tree-lined sanctuary is home to hundreds of playful and interactive Macaque monkeys. Be careful though, the monkeys can be very aggressive, trying to steal bags, glasses and cameras.
Lewak Coffee Plantation
There are several coffee plantations in Ubud, but our driver recommended the Lumbung Sari House of Coffee, which is only a 10 minute drive from Trinity Gardens. We were given a guided tour of the plantation where we learned about the coffee making process and then seated at a table with a beautiful view of the jungle where we sampled 12 different teas and coffees, as well as the famous Lewak Coffee, made from the Civet Cat’s poop. Honestly it didn’t taste much different to me than a normal cup of coffee so I was shocked to learn that it’s the most expensive coffee in the world, selling for $100/cup in New York and London. The tasting was free, however if you want to try the Lewak coffee, it’s 50k IDR/cup. Lumbung Sari also has several swings and birdsnests, which made for some great photo ops.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Just 15 minutes from Trinity Gardens is Tegalalang Rice Terrace, the most popular of all rice terraces in Bali. The view from the top is absolutely stunning. I would recommend visiting in the early morning or evening if you plan to explore the rice terrace as there are many steps and it can get very hot during the day. They’ve added a swing since the last time we visited, which adds to the touristy vibe and takes away from the peaceful nature of Tegalalang, but it’s still worth a visit.
Ubud is truly a magical place and one you should put on the top of your bucketlist. If you plan a visit, we highly recommend you book a stay at Trinity Gardens.