While people flock to Bali and Ubud runs rampant with tourists (and for very good reason), there are still many off-the-beaten-path places you can find zen and local culture. These are four magical places I promise you’ll fall in love with.
About a 2 hours drive from Ubud, make your way up the mountains to BALI ECO STAY. I spent three weeks here and it changed my life in 2010. You’ll really get the experience of interacting with locals and the only other tourists you will see are those renting out the other two bungalows on the property. Surrounded by small villages, you can explore Bali like it used to be.