Villa Alamanda is located in Ubud, approximately a one hour drive from Ngurah Rai, Bali's international airport. Ubud is Bali's centre for fine arts, dance and music; while the surrounding villages are home to Bali's most accomplished painters, dancers, musicians and carvers.
This remarkable town of Ubud encompassed by magnificent terraced rice fields, rivers, traditional villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples and palaces. It is located 300 metres above sea level in the foothills of the central mountain range; this gives it a fresher, more pleasant climate than the southern coastal regions.
The numerous art galleries in Ubud feature traditional and modern work; the museums showcase the island's rich history, and the shops and the market stalls sell handicrafts, jewelery, woodcarvings, textiles, paintings and antiques.
There are many, well-presented, cultural performances staged in the town, in particular the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. The Kecak dance, and the monkey dance are other popular showings. The countryside around Ubud is particularly beautiful, with an abundance of trails offering memorable walks through the peaceful rice fields.
The location is convenient for tours all over the island and is only a forty-minute drive from the coast.