Taking part in a traditional cooking class is a must in Bali. So here’s all the info and why we can’t recommend Paon Bali Cooking Class Ubud enough.
Paon Bali Cooking Class is located just off the main high street in Ubud.
Just a 10 minute drive from the Ubud Art Market, if you follow google maps you will arrive at the family home turned business of Puspa and Wayan the owners of Paon Bali Cooking Class.
We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves.
However be sure to read up on our renting a scooter in Bali guide beforehand!
If you’re looking for somewhere to rent scooters from you can book a Bali Scooter or Motorbike Rental with Delivery.
Another option is to hire a Bali Private Car or Minibus Charter With Driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Classes start from 350,000 IDR per person.
Morning class – 8.30am.
Afternoon class – 3pm.
To enquire or arrange a booking you can fill in the online form via the Paon Bali website, or contact the guys via Whatsapp on +6281337000303.
Pick-up is available island wide. Pick-up is free within the Ubud area.
There are also plenty of other schools to choose from such as the Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm.
Run by a lovely lady, prepare to embark on a culinary adventure unlocking the secrets of authentic Balinese cooking.
From the use of local ingredients, to traditional preparation methods, the whole experience is run in a modern and fully equipped community village kitchen. Which also doubles up as an extension of their family home.
If you opt for the morning class, your day starts early at the Ubud markets, where you can pick from fresh herbs & spices, crisp vegetables and choice cuts of meat, before heading off on guided ‘padi’ expeditions.
Upon your return to Laplapan village, you will be warmly welcomed and expertly guided by your host, Puspa, who will help you to discover how to create your very own delicious authentic Balinese dishes.
The afternoon class does not include the market shopping.
The cooking class itself is semi hands on and provides plenty of teaching methods. More satisfyingly though, it provides a wonderful meal to share with everyone at the end.
On the day we visited there were a total of 8 guests cooking, and it was an awesome team building exercise as well as a sensation of tastes and new flavours for the palate.
From creating peanut sauce to frying tofu, everything we cooked we ate and thoroughly enjoyed!
Luxury – Alaya Resort
is in the heart of , the cultural centre of .
The resort is set amidst the, offering an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.
Guests enjoy free daily afternoon tea and tropical fruits.
The contemporary Balinese-style rooms all come with a flat-screen TV and a private terrace overlooking the natural greenery.
The private bathrooms, decorated in artworks, provide complete facilities.
Alaya Resort Ubud is just 200 metres away from the Monkey Forest and 700 metres away from Ubud Market.
Mid-Budget – Pertiwi Bisma 2
Featuring 2 landscaped pools and a restaurant, Pertiwi Bisma 2 offers guests a memorable stay, a 5-minute drive from Ubud Monkey Forest.
Free WiFi is available in all areas, and also free shuttles to Ubud Market.
Rooms in Pertiwi Bisma 2 come with air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, an electric kettle and a coffee/tea maker.
Nestled within tropical gardens, they all come with a private terrace. Complimentary bottled water is provided.
Balinese dance classes, trekking and hiking activities are also available.
Budget – Sila Urip Guest House
Nestled amongst lush garden, Sila Urip Guest House is located in the tranquil part of Ubud.
Each room here will provide you with a terrace and a seating area, where you can enjoy garden view from each room.
Featuring a shower and private bathroom, rooms also come with free toiletries. Guests can also order room service.
At Sila Urip Guest House you will find a garden and a terrace. The friendly staff can assist with bike hire, shuttle service and airport transfer at additional charges.
For more places to stay in Ubud, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.