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Take a break from city life at Padma Resort Ubud

Hong Kong’s city life is constantly moving and with all the hustle and bustle it can seem pretty overwhelming. But I still love my home city, filled with endless possibilities and excitement, it feels incomparable to any other place. You will never run out of things to do or see here, and you’ll quickly find yourself exhausted before you even realise.

We can all agree that it’s essential to take some time out of your busy day to relax and rejuvenate so you can feel fully refreshed and energised for the next day. That’s why Padma Resort Ubud is the perfect place to spend a few days to relax without a care in the world.

Keep reading to see all my personal favourite highlights of my recent stay!


The welcome

Prepare for an experience like no other from the moment you check-in to Padma Resort Ubud. Upon arrival, a pair of Balinese musicians welcomes you with a charismatic duet on a traditional gamelan (metallophone). The pair also seems to move around the hotel throughout the day, greeting you at the foyer, dining areas and even the swimming pool. I find it such a special and unique way to be welcomed into any venue, and every hotel should take note of this!

The lobby area is immaculately decorated with precious tiles that elegantly run all throughout the resort. The extensive foyer creates an ambience of a royal palace as you set foot on the property. The Koi ponds and lush gardens are all carefully curated and give the premise a sense of awe and wonder. The property is big enough that you could spend hours just exploring the resort itself!


The Spa
Everything about Padma Resort Ubud convinces you to switch off and relax, and what could be better than booking a spa treatment?

The sophisticated sanctuary setting is perfect to calm the spirit and soul before a personal masseuse delivers your treatment. The Spa has everything to meet your needs in offering complete relaxation and rejuvenation from the daily grind of an office job back in the city. My massage treatment ended with a warm ginger tea and it could not have been a more refreshing and renewing experience.


Dining with a view
After an afternoon of pampering, it only makes sense to spoil some more with the delicious food at The Puhu Restaurant and Lounge. Dining with the view of the lush hills is something I could only dream of doing… To see the bamboo forest in person was even more lush and green than I had envisioned. The sound of the rainforest awakens your senses while accompanied by birds chirping and the trees brushing through the breeze.

The view from the Puhu Restaurant creates the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing afternoon tea or a romantic candle-lit dinner as evening falls. For culinary delights, the menu offers both Western and Asian favourites to indulge in. All dietary requirements are catered for and you can be at ease knowing that you will be served only the finest cuisine prepared by the chef.


The heated infinity pool
Given its remote location in the outskirts of Ubud, the resort is an oasis that allows guests the accessibility to connect with mother nature. The long stretch, heated infinity pool is no exception and I found it to be the perfect spot to take a dip before starting my day every morning.


Shuttle to Ubud Centre
When you have decided you are well rested, the resort also offers a complimentary shuttle service to the centre of Ubud. This is where you can discover more of what the island has to offer. Hike up the Campuhan Ridge Walk, hang out with sacred monkeys at the Monkey Forest or stock up on basket accessories at the Ubud Market. There is sure to be something for every traveler wanting to discover more of this captivating island they call Bali.


To say that my experience at Padma Resort Ubud was restful and fulfilling would be an understatement. If you’re still contemplating on booking a stay in Ubud, look no further because Padma Resort Ubud is truly one of a kind. I’m already looking forward to escaping my regular city life and book another stay. But till next time Padma Resort Ubud!


About The Writer

Joyce Hadiwibawa

Joyce is a fashion and travel blogger from based in Hong Kong. She is also the co-founder of the creative agency Collective Culture where she and her team explore the power of visual storytelling through photography, videography and branding around the world.

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