Padma Resort Legian is your best bet for a luxurious stay in Bali’s popular beach resort area between Kuta and Seminyak. It is one of the very few five-star resorts in the area, and it is also one of the few resorts on the island with the ‘legendary’ status of having a local road named after them. Located at the end of Jalan Padma, you enter a sanctuary with 432 guestrooms and suites spread amongst leafy gardens, water features and beautiful pools.
Alfresco dining venues, vast open spaces and top-notch facilities make it hard to leave the resort grounds. However, should you wish to explore out, you only need to cross the main beach path from its ocean-view beach club to hit the sands of Legian. Stepping outside, you are only walking distance away to Legian’s rows of shopping and lively nightlife hotspots. Here are all the 10 reasons to stay at the Legian icon – the Padma Resort Legian.
- Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion
- Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
- Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Devdan Show: Treasure of the Archipelago at Bali Nusa Dua Theatre
- Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip
- Elephant Safari Park & Elephant Ride with Spa
- Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour
- Sunset Kecak Dance at Uluwatu & Barbecue Seafood Dinner
- Seawalker, Fly Fish Adventure & Underwater Tandem Scooter Ride
- 2-Day Lombok Island Tour
Art lovers will admire this resort’s wealth of art items and sculptures. You will enjoy an imaginative tour as you walk through the tropical garden pathways, from life-size busts of mythical Balinese dragons snaking out of the green lawn, busts of cows lazing under the shades of palms, a barong mask at the kids pool, to bronze sculptures in the entrance and lobby area.
Padma Resort presents a collection of cosy chalet-style suites, each well suited for honeymooners and couples. The Club Chalet is a great choice, offering 43.8sqm of space with a balcony overlooking the resort’s gardens filled with art and sculptures. A luxurious bathroom with ‘his and her’ vanities, a separate rain shower, and a large bathtub adds to the appeal for couples.
Hit the SKAI Beach Club right on the beachfront edge of the resort, where its ‘minus two-degree Celsius’ draft Bintangs and signature cocktails go great in hand as you sink into the alfresco lounge sofas or soaking in the infinity pool. DJs feature nightly playing lounge house and Balearic style, easy-going beats. Read More...
In addition to the resort’s gorgeous Olympic-sized infinity pool near the beachside, behold the equally large freeform lagoon pool near the gardens, with different tiered sections and small leafy ‘islands’ of which a sunken bar also takes form. A bridge connects the lagoon rooms to parasol-shaded loungers, while adding to the aesthetics of this unique recreational area.
Padma is not only great for couples and honeymooners. It presents its own block that is dedicated just for families. Unveiled in early 2015, this new block features rooms offering 64sqm of space with one master bedroom, a kids room with bunk bed, two bathrooms and a spacious private balcony. The rooms flank the kids’ pool that boasts three water slides, a juice bar, gelato stand and a kids club filled with lots of fun games and activities.
Situated in a beach resort area that is partly popular for its nightlife scenes with its seemingly endless rows of bars and restaurants, Padma Resort Legian offers a soothing spot to escape to. It has 6.8 hectares of tropically landscaped gardens, which also make way to dappled pathways, and with lotus ponds and stunning art sculptures throughout.
Complementing the highlight SKAI Beach Club are Donbiu, the main breakfast restaurant that presents multiple food stations; The Deli near the lobby, Tenkai Japanese Restaurant where you can enjoy amazing cooking flair up close at its Teppanyaki bar, and sunken pool bars at each of its two pools.
Located near the lobby and main restaurant, the Mandara Spa-run facility at the Padma Resort features two double spa suites with shower, separate steam room and bath, two single rooms with shower, and an outdoor Thai-style massage pavilion. The menu presents Asian inspired treatments using products by Elemis, a British anti-aging skincare brand.
Padma Resort features an exciting cultural agenda nightly, some tied in with colourful themed dinners at each of its main venues. Donbiu highlights weekly programs with a Balinese buffet featuring traditional Balinese dances and live acoustics, including a traditional market serving local delights every Sunday. The poolside comes to life every full moon with a Barong dance performance.
Fully-fledged sports and recreational facilities keep you active throughout your stay. Most are free for guests. Enjoy a game of basketball or volley in the swimming pool, or step into the resort’s fitness centre, complete with sauna and steam rooms. You can also book for yoga, join a cooking class, or head to the tennis courts for a friendly match.