After a day of international flights around the globe, one of the last things you want to do is drive for an hour or more to get to your hotel at your new destination. At the same time, the next to last thing you want to avoid is staying a night at an airport hotel. Instead, you want to begin your holiday at your new destination and everything that comes with it. That is where the Padma Resort Legian in Bali makes the perfect first stop on your trip to the island.
As you arrive, you are greeted by friendly staff who will hand you freshly squeezed juice during check in. From the minute I arrived, I felt the stress of the journey and life back home start to fade away. Whether it’s the delicious food with a view, a central location or rooms that offer everything you need the Padma Resort Legian has exactly what you need to relax on the island.
Note: Thank you to the Padma Resort Legian for hosting me during my stay. As always, all opinions remain my own. You’ll find affiliate links in this post which allow me to continue to improve Traveling Nine to Fiver. I hope this article is useful for you.
Breathtaking Property to Explore
Even though the sun had already set, the moment I walked on the property at Padma Resort Legian I was awestruck by the ornate detail and expansive size of the property. The lush gardens on the property are perfect for strolling through, with beautiful statues and koi ponds scattered around. As I headed straight to dinner I was able to take in the multiple pools, restaurants and the views of the beach.
Whether you’re looking for a lagoon feel, an infinity pool over the ocean, a spot to play volleyball or swim laps there is a pool for you on the property. Kick up your relaxation by visiting the sauna or steam room, complimentary for guests. Or splurge a little and schedule a spa treatment.
Relax in Luxury in Your Room
The rooms at Padma Resort Legian are the perfect place to relax after a long flight or to rest up before heading home after exploring the island. Whether you want to curl up in a robe and relax in bed or soak in a long bath you’ll enjoy your chance to lay back after a long trip or a busy day.
I enjoyed staying in one of the lagoon access rooms. As a former swimmer, there isn’t much more you can ask from a hotel than direct access to the pool. Sitting out on the patio enjoying a cup of coffee right before swimming a few lengths of the pool was the perfect way to start my first morning in Bali.
Discover Delicious Cuisines
Start your morning at the beachside club with a breakfast buffet where you can order either a Balinese breakfast or full American breakfast. Relaxing with a latte overlooking an infinity pool and the ocean was a perfect start to my visit on Bali. Breakfast was cooked perfectly with a wide selection. You can also eat in the main restaurant but I’ll always choose the beach.
Padma Resort Legian offers a variety of dining options from DONBIU which offers traditional Indonesian food to Tenkai a Japanese restaurant. The S.K.A.I Beach Club offers a full menu, late night dining and a happy hour, all with an ocean view. For more casual dining you’ll enjoy The Deli or one of the pool bars.
Central on the Beach Location
One side of Padma Resort Legian faces directly onto the beach, the other you’ll find a strip of busy shops and restaurants. Head right out to the beach to relax and enjoy a sunset or walk a few minutes to enjoy some local street food and find local crafts.
You can also take a short taxi or motorbike ride into Kuta or Seminyak and not much further to watch the sunset and eat dinner on Jimbaran Beach. If you’re looking for one home base during your stay in Bali you can easily use Legian as your launching point. Close to the airport, and easy to pick up tours to Ubud, temples, the southern coast and more.
For some ideas to get you started exploring Bali take a look at my top activities around the island. Also, if you’re looking for more areas to stay in around the island here are a few of my favorites.
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