After reading a few press articles on Junglefish, my husband and I decided to get on our motorbikes to find this place everyone seemed to be speaking of, so we could check it out ourselves. It's an adventurous ride getting there, if you're trying to find it on your own, although some well placed signs along the road make it a little easier.
I can understand why Junglefish wouldn't appeal to everyone, especially those who come to Ubud for enlightenment and peace and quiet. But, it is what it is. And what it is, is a very trendy, pool bar, with lots of beautiful, young, people sunning themselves by the pool, taking lots of selfies and cafe del mar type lounge music playing all day.
If you go, expecting this type of environment, then you will know what you're in for, just surrender to the luxe holiday lifestyle and enjoy yourself. The location is stunning, perched on the side of a ravine that leads all the way to the river below. There's the opportunity for doing some people watching, sun tanning and cocktail drinking. When we visited, to sit by the pool there was a minimum spend of 100,000IDR (around $10AUD) which could be put towards food and drinks. We decided to have lunch and some cocktails there and ended up spending around 400,000IDR, which considering how much we enjoyed the food and drink, wasn't too bad for the type of establishment it was. You would pay a lot more at Potatohead or Ku De Ta.
The food we tried was sensational, the caramelised goats cheese salad stood out for us and was one of the best salads I have ever eaten! The pool was refreshing and shower and toilet amenities are clean and modern. the staff were polite and attentive at all times. They will provide you with pool towels for your stay there, so all you need to bring are your swimmers and a change of clothes. It's a nice escape from the heat of the day, and has a Seminyak type of vibe. A great alternative for those who want to stay in Ubud, but don't want to miss out on the lounge-pool-club vibes that you usually only find by the beach.
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