“Oh my god you HAVE to go to Jungle Fish if you are in Ubud,” said a friend of mine. And she was not wrong. Jungle Fish is nestled in the heart of the jungle, about a 25 minute drive outside of Ubud, Bali. It is an absolute oasis in the middle of the jungle and the infinity pool looks out at the canopy of trees.
You pay 150,000 IDR per person to get in, which is around £7.50. For that price, you get a day bed/sun lounger for the day and a towel.
We had an absolutely gorgeous day here, lounging around, reading a book, going for a swim when we overheated and ordering iced coconut lattes.
The sun loungers operate on a first come, first served basis, so the earlier you get there the better in high season. we were there in low season (October), so we got there about 10 ish and still managed to get a sun lounger – but it was not right next to the pool.
You literally feel like you are living your best life when you are here. And you can take really nice photos at the edge of the infinity pool with the palm trees in the background.
I have never in my life, seen such an extensive drinks menu. There are 19 different tea and coffees to choose from and 24 different cocktails, and that’s before you even get to the separate menus for margaritas, mojito, daiquiris and mules menus. If you are on a health kick then there are milkshakes, smoothies and healthy detox juices to choose from. So you can drink avocado smoothies and Turmeric, ginger, lemon, honey, sea salt, coconut water and black pepper health shots to your heart’s content.
Cocktails are about 130,000 IDR which is about £7, which is expensive by Balinese standards, but not by our standards. I opted for an iced coconut latte which was 55,000 IDR, which is around £3.
You can order from the pool bar for lunch and the menu is extensive with sharing platters, pizzas, salads, burgers and sandwiches and grilled kebabs. It was hard to decide what to have. But I opted for the chicken & quinoa salad, which was grilled chicken, romaine, potato, tomato, avocado, parmesan and honey lime mustard. I have to say that this was one of the most delicious salads that I have ever had in my life, but it just wasn’t all that big! I know that I probably eat more than your average person though, so perhaps it would fill you up if you ordered this. But the other girls that I was with also ordered the same and said that they could have eaten another.
The salad cost 100,000 IDR, which is around £5.30.
If you are visiting Ubud, then I would definitely recommend making a trip to Jungle Fish for the day part of your itinerary. Spend the whole day here to make it worth it. If you are travelling on a budget then bring a bottle of water and stick to coconut water and coffee for drinks, as the cocktails is what it will make your day more expensive.
The staff here are absolutely lovely and very accommodating. If you would like a sunbed or an umbrella moved then they will do this for you no problem.
As previously mentioned, I came here in October, which is classified as low season. If you are coming here in high season which is July and August then I would have thought that this place would be rammed and getting here when they open at 7:30 am would be advisable to get a space.
Has anyone else been to Jungle Fish before? If so then what did you think? If you have any questions then do not hesitate to drop me a comment below!