Off the Beaten Path - Ubud, Bali's Best New Resort

About 30 minutes north of Ubud lies a little slice of heaven on earth called the Padma Resort. Opened just one year ago, Padma Resort Ubud is quickly making a name for itself as one of the nicest resorts in the Ubud area.

Travel Photographer Carley Rudd Ubud Bali Resort



The staff is incredibly welcoming and friendly. We loved stepping out of the taxi onto locally sourced and designed tile floors, and shaded sitting areas surrounded by lush gardens and koi ponds.

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Travel Photographer Carley Rudd Ubud Bali Resort
Travel Photographer Carley Rudd Ubud Bali Resort


The rooms are spacious and elegantly designed. The balcony overlooks lush jungle surroundings and is big enough to fit a medium-sized coffee table, chairs and small couch comfortably. It's a great place to sip coffee or tea and take in the beautiful surroundings.

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CarleyRuddPhotography_PadmaResortUbudBali


Our favorite part of Padma, hands down, was the ginormous infinity pool and swim up pool bar. The tranquil blue water was lukewarm and overlooks a sea of green forests. I'd go as far as saying it was the nicest pool I've ever been in. And the swim-up pool bar with the garden rooftop was the cherry on top. The bartenders had great personalities and they have 2-for-1 Happy hour. You have to try the Mango Mojito. We actually met new Aussie friends at the pool bar and even booked the hotel's private sunset BBQ dinner with them the following night. The food and atmosphere was exquisite. We all sat down at sunset and didn't leave for about 3 hours. Definitely one of the highlights of our stay.

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CarleyRuddPhotography_PadmaResortUbudBali
CarleyRuddPhotography_PadmaResortUbudBali



The hotel has a few restaurants on-site, serving up everything from western to asian to italian bites. Our favorite was the restaurant on the fourth floor. The view and food was fantastic. Your stay includes an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet with a ton of selections, great way to start your day.

Travel Photographer Carley Rudd Ubud Bali Resort


Another pleasant surprise at Padma is their 2km jungle trail out back. It's quite peaceful and a little steep on the way back, but it felt great to walk after devouring a huge breakfast (see all-you-can-eat above).

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CarleyRuddPhotography_PadmaResortUbudBali


We also did a sunrise yoga session. So good. I'd highly recommend it. And we didn't have time to try their spa, but a few other guests told us they had a great experience.

Luxurious, elegant, and not too large or overwhelming, you'll love every second of your stay at Padma Resort Ubud. We had a fabulous time at Padma and I know we will be back again one day... sipping an iced mango mojito at the swim-up pool bar with new friends, watching the Bali sunset gently escape behind the jungle.

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xx

Carley + Jake

@thetravelingcreatives

// Words by Jake Broselle + Photos by Carley Rudd

(This post was created in partnership with Padma Resort and The Asia Collective)