Padma Resort Legian Review

Padma Resort Legian

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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.

Padma Resort Legian Map

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.

Padma Resort Legian Bali Kids Pool
View from a ground floor family room of the water slides and kids club
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Fun going down the slides
Padma Resort Legian Kids Waterslides
Mason loving the slides!

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Slide rules on the larger water slides
Padma Legian Kids Pool
Kids Pool over looked by the ground floor family rooms and the family rooms on level 1
Pamda Legian Family Pool
Family rooms overlooking the kids room
Padma Legian Resort Kids Pool
Pool fun near the family rooms
Padma Legian Bali Kids Pool
Mason loving the slides!
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Toddler splash area
Padma Legian Kids Pool
View of the kids pool from the family rooms on the ground floor
Padma Bali Kids Food
Kids Menu that is available at all the different pools
Charlotte enjoying her chicken nuggets by the pool
My Pad Thai was delicious
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Barong Juice Bar
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Ice cream time at Barong Juice Bar
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Popcorn and gelato prices

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.

The Barong Menu

Kids Menu

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Lagoon Pool
Padma Bali Pools
Lagoon Access Rooms
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Lagoon Access Rooms
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Lagoon Access Rooms on the ground floor and Deluxe Lagoon View Rooms on the 1st floor and above
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Lagoon Pool
Padma Resort Lagoon Pool
Mason had a great time!
The Padma Bali Lagoon Pool
A great spot to relax and watch the kids in the pool
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Lots of sun loungers
Padma Legian Pool
Huge pool
Padma Lagoon Access Room
Swimming near the Padma Lagoon Access Rooms
Padma Lagoon Pool
Lots of fun exploring!
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Lagoon Pool closer towards the Barong Cafe
Padma Resort Lagoon Pool
Padma Resort Lagoon Pool Bar
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Barong Pool Bar
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Looking down towards the Lagoon Pool and in the distance over the back to the right is the kids pool area
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Loving it!
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Bubble fun!
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Barong Cafe near the Lagoon Pool
Drink list at Barong Cafe

Main Pool and Seruni Pool Bar

Open 7am-9pm

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.

Seruni Pool Bar Menu

Kids Menu

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Main Pool Padma Resort Legian
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Huge main pool
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Plenty of sun loungers surrounding the main pool
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Swim up pool bar
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Fun water spouts for the kids!
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Charlotte enjoying a drink at the pool bar
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Main Pool Bar
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Kids pool right next to the main pool
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A gorgeous space around the pool
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Seruni Sunken Pool eating area
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Seruni Pool Bar sitting area
Padma Bali Drink List
Drink list
Padma Legian Drinks
Cocktail List
Happy Hour details

Infinity Pool


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.

Infinity Pool Padma Legian
Infinity Pool at Padma Legian
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Plenty of sun loungers around the pool
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Perfect place to chill out and swim up bar to the right
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Infinity Pool details
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Garden area next to the Infinity Pool
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View from the garden area at the Infinity Pool to Legian Beach
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Road between Padma Legian and Legian Beach

S.K.A.I Beach Club Pool

Open 6:30am-11pm

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.

Food Menu

Kids Menu

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View from SKAI Beach Club Pool to Legian Beach
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SKAI Beach Club Bali pool
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SKAI Restaurant
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Love the decor of SKAI Beach Club
SKAI Beach Club
Lovely spot to relax at S.K.A.I Beach Club
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S.K.A.I Beach Club

Donbiu Restuarant

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.

Donbiu Dinner Menu

Cultural Buffet Dinner details

Cultural Buffet Dinner schedule

The Padma Resort Legian
This is the space where the foam party was held near the main pool. The building over the lagoon is Donbiu

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.

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Charlotte ready for breakfast!
Padma Legian Breakfast
Kids play area next to Donbiu Pavilion with a kids club staff member
Padma Legian Breakfast
View of the garden area at Donbiu Pavilion
Padma Legian Breakfast
View from Donbiu Pavilion to the main breakfast area
Food options in Donbiu Pavilion
Food options in Donbiu Pavilion
Juices, milk and water
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Fruit selection in Donbiu Pavilion
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Walking from the main area of Donbiu to the pavilion for families
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Looking from the door of Donbiu Pavilion to the main area

Donbiu is a beautiful space
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Breakfast food at Padma Legian

Padma Legian Breakfast
Gluten free options

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Looking towards the Main Pool area from Donbiu
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Entrance to Donbiu
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Front area of Donbiu

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

Tenkai Menu

Japanese Buffet details

Kids Menu

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Tenkai Japanese Restaurant near the Main Pool

In-room Dining

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.

In-room Dining Menu

Padma Legian Room Service
Kids with Nanny Kadek enjoying room service

Padma Kids Club

Open 9am-9pm

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.

Padma Kids Club
Charlotte enjoying playing in the kids club
Padma Kids Club
Padma Kids Club
Padma Kids Club
Lots of toys to play with
Padma Kids Club
Mason with our nanny Kadek found the Minions
Padma Kids Club
Plenty of blocks to play with
Padma Kids Club
Charlotte having fun playing with the kids club staff
Padma Kids Club
Padma Kids Club
Padma Kids Club
Mason loved playing with the toys
Padma Kids Club
Games area for the older kids
Padma Kids Club
Movie room
Padma Kids Club
Looking out to the playground and water slides from the kids club
Padma Kids Club
Entrance to the kids club
Padma Kids Club
Playground rules
Padma Bali Kids Club
Secure door
Padma Bali Kids Club
Charges for kids club activities
Padma Kids Club
Playground right next to the water slides
Padma Kids Club
Playground at Kids Club
Padma Kids Club
View from the kids club looking to the family rooms

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.

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Activities area
Tennis Court at Padma Legian Bali
Tennis court at Padma Legian

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.

Hair Braiding

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.

Click here to compare rooms

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.

Padma Legian Family Room
Padma Legian Family Room Master bed
Padma Legian Family Room
Comfy bed!
Padma Legian Family Room
Looking from the master bed to the kids room
Padma Family Room
Kids Bunk Bed
Padma Legian Family Room
Looking from the kids bunk bed
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Bathroom in master bedroom
Padma Family Room
Kids eating an early breakfast before surfing. Love the towel art!
Padma Family Room
Looking from our balcony of Room 253

New Deluxe Chalet

The outlook of these rooms was gorgeous overlooking the gardens. These rooms are only suited to 2 adults and 1 child.

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Balcony of New Deluxe Chalet
New Deluxe Chalet room, day bed can be made up for a child
Day bed
Lounge area of the New Deluxe Chalet
Looking through to walk in robe and bathroom
Walk in robe
Big bath!
Separate shower
View from New Deluxe Chalet

Padma Resort Legian Spa

Open 9am-9pm

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.

Best Spa in Legian
Kids Spa Menu
Padma Resort Legian Spa
Padma Resort Legian Spa Menu

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.

Padma Resort Legian gardens near the chalet rooms
Gardens near the New Deluxe Chalet Rooms
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Amazing gardens!
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Walking to the Main Pool
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New Deluxe Chalet Rooms
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Walking from the family rooms to the Lagoon Pool. Tennis court to the right.

Padma Bali Club Lounge
Club Lounge
Padma Resort Legian Club Rooms
New Garden Club Chalet Rooms
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Love all of the details throughout the ground at The Padma

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.

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Walking up the driveway of Padma Legian to the lobby
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Check in time

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Walking to our family room
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Kids loved the fish
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Money changer on site. The prices were comparable to the street, we were getting AUD 10000 when this photo was taken on the street at authorized money changers.

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.

Kate xx

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We were hosted by Padma Resort Legian but all thoughts in this review are our own.

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    • Peter
    • June 11, 2019

    Absolutely fantastic review
    You should do it full time!

      • Kate
      • June 11, 2019

      Hi and thanks! I love doing it and I try to fit it in with my ‘real’ job too 😉 Cheers Kate

    • Kieran
    • September 3, 2019

    What is the beach like?
    Good waves kid friendly?

      • Kate
      • September 4, 2019

      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.

    • Dan
    • May 27, 2022

    Hi Kate, saw your review of the Bali Dynasty too. Which do you think was better for the family? Many thanks

      • Kate
      • June 28, 2022

      We love the Padma Legian but the price difference is large! If your budget allows, we would chose Padma Legian 🙂

    • Lula
    • October 24, 2022

    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!

      • Kate
      • October 30, 2022

      Hi, on our recent trip to Bali we paid $7AUD per hour plus a small travel fee depending on where we were 🙂

    • Hannah
    • March 12, 2023

    Hi there! Just stumbled upon this – thanks so much for all the info!

    We are headed to Bali in May with our 10 month old and 3 year old. We are at Padma for the first week, (staying in that family room too 🙂 ) wondering if you’d recommend hiring a nanny outside of the resort or using the ones from Padma?

      • Kate
      • March 13, 2023

      No worries and we always hire our own personal nannies as shown in the blog post about nannies 🙂

    • Nikki
    • March 31, 2023

    Hi Kate, thanks for this information. We are thinking of Bali in August/September, we will have near 19 month old and my partner has never been to bali before. I am unsure where to book, we still would like an area where we can leave the hotel for food/drinks but then have the amenities on site for some chilled days/nights. Would you say Padma and Legian is a good choice? Thanks so much

      • Kate
      • April 8, 2023

      Hi, The Padma Legian is an excellent choice. If you prefer it a bit quieter, look at the Hyatt in Sanur, awesome to walk along the beach path.

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