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Padma Resort Ubud: Our Jungle Paradise

On our recent trip to Ubud we were so happy to explore the newly opened Padma Resort Ubud. Well, actually it’s still in it’s soft opening period, but in so many ways it is already complete :)

Padma Ubud Pool

Padma Resort Ubud: Our First Impressions

The drive from Ubud Village to Padma Resort Ubud was enough to set the scene, moving from busy and built up to green rice fields and local villages.

Padma Ubud Lobby Tiles

I knew I was going to absolutely love it here as soon as I saw the lobby tiles. Yes, the tiles (I love them!). Absolutely stunning and unique, straight away I knew that this was a hotel that wanted you to have a unique experience. Staff were immediately friendly and genuine.

Location, Location, Location

Padma Resort Ubud

I’m going to go out on a limb and say Padma Resort Ubud has one of the most beautiful and natural locations in Bali. The villages surrounding it are filled with rice fields, the view from your room, where you eat, where you relax and where you swim all overlook the most amazing jungle with no other hotels in sight. If you get up early enough and go out on your balcony, you can hear the jungle come alive with the sounds of all the animals.

The Room

Padma Ubud Room

The rooms are traditionally designed but with a modern take, keeping Balinese styles whilst also remaining simple and clean. Our room overlooked the jungle, a view that makes you smile every day. I loved the open plan, with the bedroom and bathroom being able to be opened up. And two of the most important things in the room, the bed and the shower, were both amazing.

Beyond The Room

Padma Ubud Bike Ride

Padma Resort Ubud offer lots of included activities. One we tried was the cycling through the surrounding villages. Anton was our wonderful guide and it was such fun, part off track and part through the villages.

Padma Ubud Rice Field

They also have a jogging track that takes you through the surrounding jungle and over a beautiful bamboo bridge.

Padma Ubud Bamboo Bridge

After a morning on the jogging track…ok, in our case, a leisurely stroll, you don’t need to worry about your hunger, as the food here is delicious, whether having lunch by the pool, breakfast and dinner with a view or indulging in the afternoon tea.

Padma Ubud Afternoon Tea

And then there’s the pool. The largest infinity pool in Bali is quite a feat, when Bali is not only the land of the gods, but the land of the infinity pool.

Padma Ubud Pool Chairs

Going to Padma Resort Ubud, I thought it would be the infinity pool or the beautiful setting that I would have loved the most. But I have never been to a hotel where the staff had been so genuinely friendly. There wasn’t even such a thing as a passing hello, as every hello turned into a genuine conversation. From the conversations we had with Budi and the lovely note he left us, to our dinner talks with Eko and Nico, to the lovely and helpful Aggia, Joshua and Deasy from the front desk and our chats with Murtdandy and Wibawa by the pool.

Padma Ubud Luggage Tiles

Staying at Padma Resort Ubud was so much more than staying in a luxury hotel, it was like becoming part of a community of the friendliest people, with conversations and memories we will never forget.

Almost Landing Loves

Friendly & genuine staff

Jogging track and bamboo bridge

Delicious meals

The tiles

Infinity pool with jungle views

The Details

Hotel: Padma Resort Ubud

Room Type: Premier Club Room

Location: Banjar Carik, Desa Puhu – Payangan, Ubud, Bali

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Have any questions about Padma Resort Ubud? Let us know in the comments below…

Our stay at Padma Resort Ubud was courtesy of Agoda and Padma Resort Ubud, but our experience and what we share with you is 100% Mandy + Chris


  1. Hi Mandy and Chris, thanks for your great website. Im booking a trip for sept with my 2 children 1.5 and 4. The agent is keen on Padma Ubud and we are thinking 5 nights and then maybe 7+ nights somewhere beachy. Cant decide on Sanur Fairmont or Intercontinental Jimbaran Bay.
    Ubud – Padma looks amazing but just worried its a bit far out of town. Nothing closer seems as child friendly and luxurious except Four Seasons but that’s is dbl in price.
    Also how does one decide on Sanur vs Jimbaran bay?!!

    1. Thanks for your comment :) Yes Padma is a bit out of town but that’s part of its appeal also. Its a beautiful resort and you will want to spend some time enjoying it as well. It may mean you won’t go in and out of town multiple times a day but as you have 5 days you can space your trips into Ubud town. For Jimbaran vs Sanur, they are both great. We have always loved Jimbaran for its seafood warungs on the beach, beautiful sunsets, both fresh market and seafood market and its proximity to Uluwatu and other Bukit Peninsular beaches. Sanur is also great, pretty sunrises, calm beach, beach walking path, a small local night food market. In regards to InterContinental vs Fairmont, have not stayed at the Fairmont but it looks great, We love the InterContinental, especially with kids as there are many pool spots and places to have your own space. The same may be said for the Fairmont, however, we have never been. Hope this helps and wishing you and your family an amazing trip :)

  2. Hello, we have a trip booked for Bali but still trying to decide on accommodation for Ubud. We are in Nusa Dua for 7 nights then going to Ubud for 3 nights. Do you think the Padma is too far out of Ubud Village if we want to do a walk or 2 near town, visit the markets and shopping and a dinner or 2. Probably at least 2.5 days (or parts of the days) in Ubud Village. The other option I’m thinking of is Komaneka Rasa Sayang but concerned there will be no peace and relaxation in that location.
    Any thoughts would be really appreciated. Thanks
    Ps. Great website with fabulous information, wish I had found it sooner.

    1. Hi thanks so much for your comment :)
      You will not be able to walk to Ubud village from Padma, however there you can do a bike ride through Padma of the village the resort is in, as well as a great walking track within the hotel. And the Nature in and around Padma is stunning. It will depend on how much you will be wanting to go to or from the hotel. If you stay at Padma you may only want to go into Ubud once a day but if you Stay at Komaneka you could pop in and out of the hotel many times in the day. Our experience of hotels in Ubud village itself (similar location to Komaneka)are that they are surprisingly quiet. We have not stayed at Komaneka though. Hope this helps and have a great time in Bali :)

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