Superb room hardware and the game viewing was as private and wild as you could possibly hope for. For the majority of our time on the game drives, it felt like we were at one with nature, totally disconnected from other human beings and the outside world.
The place is overrun with both tourists and monkeys. If you've been to some of the more impressive temple sites in Asia such as Angkor Wat the temple buildings in their jungle setting won't wow you, still the forest is worth exploring for an hour if you're in the area. Just make sure to keep all your valuables safely out of sight of the monkeys!
I picked a villa with a very impressive website including a full 3D tour and drone videos of the villa's remote setting in the jungle. People don't just build holiday homes in Bali, the island seems to draw people who want to express themselves artistically.
Ubud has something for everyone: mountains, waterfalls and jungle; Laid back or action-packed; Down and dirty or refined and elegant.
Ubud holds a very special place in my heart and I hope I've inspired one or two of you to check it out too!