Ubud was my favorite location in Bali. Between the overall focus on wellness, the rainforest views, and the amazing food, the vibes were high and I was on cloud 9 throughout my time in Ubud. Out of the 4 destinations we hit in Bali within our 12 days there, Ubud hands down took the cake. I'm already dying to go back and stay for a month! It's the perfect place to visit if you're looking for a truly relaxing, healthy, holiday with lots to do. It seemed like the biggest "town" with a few really cute central streets filled with boutiques, spas, yoga studios, restaurants, and more.
To get to Ubud, you'll probably want to use a private driver. More on getting around Bali, including info for a private driver, in this post. Once you're in Ubud, you should rent a scooter to get around - driving in a regular car will mean you'll be sitting in traffic (it's pretty terrible in Ubud believe it or not!) Most of the scenic places that you'll want to visit are within about a 30 minute drive -- there's plenty to do and see!