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We are often asked about the best place to stay in Bali with kids and one resort that always comes up as a great place to stay is Padma Resort Legian. This beautiful resort has something for everyone including families, couples, singles and friends. We can’t wait to share our thoughts on this gorgeous Bali Resort!
Why should your family stay at Padma Resort Legian?
- If you want to stay at the ultimate family resort in Bali
- A huge range of different pools with water slides
- Having access to a lots of different activities
- You are wanting to stay in Legian and be close to the beach. Also be close to local restaurants and shops
Padma Legian Overview
Padma Resort Legian is a big resort set over a huge area of Legian. The gardens and pool areas of The Padma are beautiful and you feel like you are not in the middle of Legian. The road separating The Padma and the beach is not busy and is mainly used for scooters. It is any easy walk along the road up towards Double 6 and places like the Coffee Club Legian are a great choice to take the kids.
When you arrive for check in they give you a range of information including current discounts at the different restaurants. They also give you the Padma Buzz information sheet which details when the buffets are, happy hour times, activities and details on when the Padma Medical Clinic is open.
Pools and Restaurants at Padma Legian
There are a huge amount of pools at The Padma and the kids loved exploring them all except the Adults Only Infinity Pool of course 😉
Family Pool and The Barong Juice Bar
The pools located near the Family Rooms at the back of the Padma Resort are all about the kids! Water slides for both older kids and smaller ones for toddlers. The Family Ground floor rooms open up onto these pools and the other family rooms overlook the pools. The Barong Juice Bar located next to the kids pools has a range of ice creams, popcorn and treats for the kids.
Lagoon Pool and Barong Pool Bar & Cafe
The pool on the way to the kids pool area from the lobby is known as the Lagoon Pool. Fantastic fun to swim around, have a drink at the Barong Pool Bar and splash under the Barong Waterfall.
Main Pool and Seruni Pool Bar
The main pool at Padma Resort Legian is huge and also has a smaller pool for the younger kids that is shallower. The swim up bar is a great place to chill out with the family and there are plenty of sun loungers surrounding this pool. It does have steps into the water that younger kids can splash along but the main part of the pool has a depth more suited to adults.
The adults only pool is the perfect spot to relax with beach views and enjoy a cocktail at sunset. Swim up bar and plenty of sun loungers, put the kids in the kids club or book a nanny and enjoy some kid free time.
S.K.A.I Beach Club Pool
This pool is open to both outside guests and guests staying at The Padma. The infinity pool at S.K.A.I Beach Club has a great view over Legian Beach and is a great spot to watch the sunset with the kids.
This restaurant is the place for breakfast and also opens for dinner from 6:30pm. Some nights there is a cultural buffet at Donbiu Restaurant and you can check out the schedule below.
Cultural Buffet Dinner details
Cultural Buffet Dinner schedule
Padma Legian Breakfast at Donbiu
One word, WOW! We were lucky enough to stay at Padma Ubud in 2017 and enjoyed their wonderful breakfast with amazing views. The Padma Legian lived up to our expectations with an amazing spread of food. The hardest thing was to choose what to eat!
We decided to sit in the Donbiu Pavillion, a dedicated area for families to enjoy their breakfast. This room was fantastic including easy access to high chairs, kids breakfast food, kids supervised play area to finish your breakfast in peace and feeling that the kids weren’t interupting other guests enjoying their breakfast. Please note that in low season this area may not be opened.
Tenkai Japanese Restaurant
This highly regarded restaurant is a must if you are staying at The Padma Legian. Make sure you book a seat as it can fill up quickly.
|A la Carte and Teppanyaki||:||Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday|
|Full Menu||:||6PM – 10.30PM|
|Themed Dinner||:||Every Tuesday and Saturday, 6.30PM – 9.30PM|
|Teppanyaki (1st seating)||:||6PM – 8PM|
|Teppanyaki (2nd seating)||:||8.15PM – 10.15PM|
|Happy Hours||:||6.30PM – 9PM|
Available 24 hours
Some times room service is a necessity with kids and especially when on holidays! Also perfect for those times you head out for dinner and the nanny stays in the room looking after the kids.
Padma Kids Club
For in-house guests only aged 4-12 years. Kids under 4 years need to be accompanied by a parent, outside nanny or you can organise a nanny through The Padma. Lunch is between 12-1pm and dinner 6pm-7pm if you would like the kids club staff to order food for the kids.
The Wolly Kids Club was a lot of fun and our kids enjoyed hanging out in the room chilling out from the heat. There was lots of toys to play with but I was surprised at the size of the room for a big family resort. It wasn’t huge for the amount of kids there but the activities organised by the kids club made up for this.
Activities at Padma Legian Resort
There is definitely no shortage of things to do at The Padma! Some activities are included and some have an extra charge to join in. Every age group is covered and parents can join in on the yoga, water volleyball and much more.
One activity that we didn’t get time to try out was the Kids Cooking Class. Check out details here if you have any budding cooks. Mum and Dad can also join in on the fun with adult cooking classes each day, info in the link here.
Kids Foam Party
The kids had such a fun time at the foam party that was held on the Tuesday afternoon when we stayed. There is a cost of 99,000rp per child but it was well worth it for the fun the kids had! Adults can also stand in the foam area if you have any kids that need help to participate. I recommend that kids wear a pair of goggles to keep the bubbles out of their eyes.
Charlotte once again wanted her hair braided and I was pleased to come across the lady by the Lagoon Pool that could do this! High quality and I loved that we didn’t have to find a spa to have it done. Was so easy to relax by the pool, eat food and a great price of 250,000RP. It took 1.5 hours to do and you pay the lady directly with cash.
Rooms at Padma Resort Legian
There are rooms to suit every type of traveller. Families are well looked after and honeymooners too! The Padma Legian has a fantastic website with lots of details including floor plans of their rooms. To keep the costs down per night check out the deals they have on their website including stay 7 nights pay 5 nights.
During our visit we stayed in the Family Rooms and viewed the New Deluxe Chalet rooms.
Padma Family Room
We loved staying in the family rooms. So much space for us to spread out and being close to the family pools was a bonus! If I had younger kids I would chose a ground floor family room so you have easy access to your room. With our kids aged 5 and 8 years staying on the 2nd floor was OK. I love that the kids bedroom doesn’t go out onto the balcony so I felt more at ease with safety for Mason as I only had to watch one door. Please note there is no bathtub in these rooms.
The maximum occupancy of these rooms is 2 adults, 3 children (up to 12 years) and 1 infant. Please note that if you are having issues booking on their website with multiple children, email them direct with what type of room your would like to book.
New Deluxe Chalet
The outlook of these rooms was gorgeous overlooking the gardens. These rooms are only suited to 2 adults and 1 child.
Padma Resort Legian Spa
We didn’t get a chance to try out the spa treatments at The Padma but from our experience at Padma Ubud, they provide a great service if you don’t want to leave the resort for some pampering.
Padma Legian Gardens
Wandering around the Padma I could not believe we were in Legian. The gardens are so beautiful and peaceful that you feel like you could be anywhere in Bali.
Lobby and extra details
Arriving to the lobby to check in the kids were very excited! Fish to see and lovely staff to take us through the process. There is a money changer on site and ATMS at the entrance gate that I used with no problems. We also used a Blue Bird taxi that was waiting near the lobby early one morning so we didn’t need to walk out to the street to find one.
If you have a late flight and can’t get a late checkout they have a departure lounge to use. You can find the link here.
We loved putting together this review of Padma Legian Resort and highly recommend it for a stay with family and friends. There is a reason the reviews of this Bali family resort are so good, the ultimate Bali family experience.
If you have more questions or need help deciding on where to stay in Bali with kids, you can join our Facebook Group but be sure to answer the questions to get access.
We were hosted by Padma Resort Legian but all thoughts in this review are our own.
Absolutely fantastic review
You should do it full time!
Hi and thanks! I love doing it and I try to fit it in with my ‘real’ job too 😉 Cheers Kate
What is the beach like?
Good waves kid friendly?
Legian Beach is great for people watching. We have also surfed with the kids there but any beaches in Bali don’t compare to Australia. In the shallows is ok but the water can be strong.
Hi Kate, saw your review of the Bali Dynasty too. Which do you think was better for the family? Many thanks
We love the Padma Legian but the price difference is large! If your budget allows, we would chose Padma Legian 🙂
Hello! Love the review, we are heading there for 2 weeks in December including Xmas. We had 2 girls, 18 months and 8 years, can you share the cost for a nanny? We will definitely need to book one now and then. Thanks!
Hi, on our recent trip to Bali we paid $7AUD per hour plus a small travel fee depending on where we were 🙂