Ubud Monkey Forest is just outside the small village of Padangtegal, and home to about 700 grey macaques. They’re about as far from shy and elusive as wildlife gets, and highly entertaining, as long as you don’t feed them.
Apart from the boisterous residents, all is peace in this 12.5ha forest, but it’s also sacred to the local villagers so there’s a chance of running into colourful ceremonies too, if you’re lucky.
Where to stay: In the mood for more forest? Then perch over a gorge on the Ayung River at the astonishing Hanging Gardens of Bali; the world’s first seven star boutique hotel.