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September 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the Bali Dynasty Resort e-newsletter!

A rather busy September month has come to an end and we can’t wait to see what October will bring us. As part of our ongoing commitment to environmental preservation, we eagerly participated in the recent International Coastal Clean Up. We also would like to thank everyone who lent a helping hand and donated to the residents of Lombok who were affected by a devastating series of earthquakes several weeks ago.

We are excited to announce details about the upcoming Festive Season. We hope you will join us to celebrate the Christmas and New Year at the Bali Dynasty Resort. If you haven’t already booked your seats yet, we advise you to do it soon to avoid missing out.

We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all our latest updates.

See you at the resort!

Bali Dynasty Resort Supports International Coastal Clean Up Day 2018

On 15th September 2018, in partnership with the Bali Hotels Association, Bali Dynasty Resort participated in the International Coastal Clean Up Day 2018. The management team and over 40 staff members came together for this environmental awareness project with the aim to clean Kuta Beach.  

Beginning at 7.30 am, the Bali Dynasty Resort crew picked up rubbish all along the way to Jerman Beach where each collection bag was carefully weighed and documented. The specific trash details from around Bali were then sent to the Ocean Conservancy Board, which compiles records from all over the world. These records will be used by the Ocean Trash Index to raise awareness, identify debris or unusual trash hotspots and advise on policy solutions to reduce water/marine pollution.

The cleaning of South Kuta Beach is not just a once a year undertaking. Bali Dynasty Resort schedules a monthly general clean up in and around the resort, as well as the immediate beach environment. This activity is a highly anticipated get-together for staff members from each different department. At the same time, it ensures that all guests get to enjoy a clean and comfortable beach experience during their stay. 

Essential Renewal by Ashoka Spa

Ashoka Spa welcomes October with a rejuvenating new treatment to help you unwind and counteract the effects of living in today’s fast-paced world.

Our two-hour Essential Renewal treatment begins with a soothing footbath to gently cleanse your tired toes. This is followed by a sequence of pampering rituals including a signature massage, an avocado scalp treatment and an avocado body scrub. At the end, you will be invited to relax in the sauna, cool off with a shower, and then enjoy a refreshing serve of herbal slimming tea.

Take pleasure in this reviving treatment for only IDR 850.000 nett during the month of October. Bookings can be made through spa@bdr.pphotels.com. Ashoka Spa is open daily from 9am to 9pm.

Crab-Licious Promo at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant

Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant presents a delicious new crab-inspired dining promotion to satisfy the appetites of seafood lovers. This special menu is available exclusively from 1st October 2018 until 31st December 2018.

Fresh crab is prepared three different ways by our creative culinary team. The popular Chilli Crab option is sourced from Kalimantan and comes stir-fried in a sweet chilli sauce. Our signature Soft Shell Crab Golden Sands is deep-fried in an infusion of aromatic garlic and herbs, while the Crab Meat Balls dish is served with braised bean curd.

Choose your preferred crab meal for only IDR 185.000 nett/per portion including steamed rice and a side dish of chef’s vegetables. This promises to be more than enough for two people to share, making it great value for money.

Reserve your table by calling (+62 361) 752 403 or email fbsec@bdr.pphotels.com

 

Fasten Your Seat-Belt for the Festive Season

If you are looking forward to celebrating Christmas and New Year with us at Bali Dynasty Resort, we have prepared a fantastic festive program filled with endless dining and entertainment options.

This year Christmas at our resort promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Whether you choose to partake in just one or all of our festive dining events, you will be treated to a superb feast with all the traditional trimmings. Prices start from IDR 400.000 for Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner, IDR 525.000 for Christmas Day Buffet Lunch, and IDR 425.000 for Christmas Day Buffet Dinner including tax & service charge. Little ones under 6 years of age eat for free from the buffet, while kids aged 6-12 years are entitled for 50% off.

We are also delighted to announce that the theme for our News Year’s Eve Party is ‘Casino Royal’. It will be a stylish celebration inspired by the classic James Bond film with free flow cocktails, beer, wine, an international buffet dinner, and lucky draws for only IDR 1.200.000 per person. There will be performances throughout the entire evening including a live band, live DJ, professional dancers, and much more. Adding to the fun will be an opportunity to try your luck at The Roulette, play the tables or participate in a darts competition and various other games.

A special New Year’s Eve Party just for kids will also take place for only IDR 250.000. It will be fully supervised by our recreation team and include a buffet dinner, free flow juice, and age-appropriate entertainment.

Book your table by now by contacting our team fbsec@bdr.pphotels.com. For more information about this upcoming festive program, please visit our website.

Charity Update

Bali Dynasty Resort Donates to Lombok Earthquake Victims

In order to help the residents of Lombok impacted by a devastating succession of deadly earthquakes, Bali Dynasty Resort in partnership with Bali Hotel Association recently joined forces to send basic items of survival to the island.

These donations were directed to those people who had lost their homes, assets and livelihoods due to damage caused by the series of earthquakes that hit the area over the duration of several weeks.

Throughout the month of August, Bali Dynasty Resort collected donations from staff members, in-house and outside visitors. Blankets, bathing supplies, clothing and essential food items were gathered during the process. These goods were then boxed up, transported to Lombok and distributed accordingly to those in need.

Currently, Bali Dynasty Resort is still welcoming donations for this worthy cause. For more information, you can visit our website www.bdr.pphotels.com.


Bali Dynasty Resort’s Sole Buddies

Bali Dynasty Resort continues to help more individuals through the Sole Buddies project, a program created to help alleviate the suffering of the disadvantaged by providing donations and essential medical care.

One deserving person who is currently under our care is 42-year-old Nengah Gusana. This helpless man was up until recently caged by his community due to a mental illness. Solemen has taken Nengah on socialisation outings and arranged regular visits to a local medical facility where he receives an injection every two weeks to help control his condition. Currently, Nengah is a patient at Sanglah Hospital as he has been diagnosed with a thyroid tumour that is suspected to be malignant.

We are also providing some much-needed assistance to 15-year-old Bella and 6-year-old Dio from Gianyar who are both suffering from hydrocephalus, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and malnourishment. The pair require daily medical check-ups and neuro monitoring from Sanglah Hospital. Recent CT scans indicate that Bella and Dio will both need to undergo immediate surgery to relieve liquid that has accumulated deep within their respective brain cavities.

Our last recipient for the time being is a little 6-year-old girl from Karangasem named Mariani. She was born prematurely and suffers from a hole in her heart. This serious condition was first discovered when she was just a baby and it has since impacted her overall quality of life. She will soon receive cardiac catheterization in preparation for follow-up surgery in Jakarta.   

Our ongoing support for those less fortunate in Bali through Solemen is made possible thanks to your continued generosity and donations. Help us reach even more individuals in need by participating in our twice-a-week Quiz Night every Tuesday at 7.30pm) and Thursday at 8.45pm in the relaxed ambience of Gracie Kelly’s. We regularly raise funds through bingo games, village walks and by selling cute SoleTeddy bears. There is also our 2-dollar upon check-out program or the option drop your spare coins in the charity boxes placed all around the resort. Every little bit counts!
Charity Update

Bali News

New Underpass at Entrance to Bali’s Airport Finally Completed

Bali’s second underpass located under the Ngurah Rai Monument at the entrance to Bali’s Airport was completed on 31st August 2018, well in advance of its previously targeted schedule. The road will be ready as part of a coordinated infrastructure program being put in place to prepare for the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Conference to be held in Bali in early October. As reported by Beritabali.com, the underpass including access ramps is 900 metres long with a width of 17 metres. The section of the underpass that is under cover is a tunnel approximately 120 metres long.The opening of the new roadway is expected to eliminate the traffic bottleneck at the airport intersection that is the meeting point for the Bali Toll Road, the north-south Bypass Ngurah Rai highway, and the entrance to the Airport. The underpass project cost Rp. 168.3 billion and was funded by national sources.

(Source: balidiscovery.com)

Bali Events

Kuta Beach Festival 2018

The Kuta Beach Festival 2018 event will take place this October along Bali’s iconic stretch of sunset coast. This year’s festival promises more fun and excitement centred around the island’s favourite playground. There will be a series of events including a Kite Festival, Balinese Arts, Cartoon Exhibitions, Movie Screenings, Bali Food Festival, Sand Sculpture Competition and much more.

The Bali Food Festival, as a part of Kuta Beach Festival 2018, is expected to attract large crowds. Apart from delicious food stalls, live cooking stations and culinary activities, there will be DJ sessions, a children’s playground and lots of other entertaining things happening. For more information about this event, please check out the Kuta Beach Festival page on Facebook.

(Source: www.indonesiapoint.com)

Culture News

Saraswati Day

Bali’s Hindu community will celebrate Saraswati Day on 13th October 2018 with special ceremonies, offerings and prayers. This auspicious occasion honours Dewi Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning. It is held every 210 days in accordance to the Balinese religious calendar.

The symbol of this revered deity is a beautiful four-armed goddess illustrated as playing the zither while holding up sacred manuscripts. She is often depicted standing on top of a lotus flower with a swan at her feet. This vision demonstrates purity and an incessant thirst for knowledge.

The hallmark of celebrations on this day is the provision of offerings by locals regardless of their location: whether at school, at home, at the office, or in the temples. These offerings are varied, but the one similarity between them is the fact that they are all placed on top of books and in the middle of pages containing holy scriptures. This is done in appreciation of knowledge and the quest for higher learning.

(Source: www.balitravelhub.com)


Pagerwesi Day

Pagerwesi is another Balinese holiday that is observed by followers of the Hindu faith every 210 days according to a traditional Balinese calendar system. It falls just three days after Saraswati on 17th October 2018.

The name of this occasion is derived from two local words: pager and wesi. Pager is a local word that translates to ‘fence’, while wesi means ‘iron’. The full literal meaning is iron fence and it is a time for the Balinese people to strengthen their minds and souls against evil forces.

Symbolic offerings of fruit, flowers and other tangible elements are made to appease Siva, the third deity in the Hindu religion. Siva is honoured as the god who protects the universe, and locals will pay their respects in order to invoke prosperity as well as pray for protection.

(Source: www.balitravelhub.com)

Tour Of The Month - Waterbom Bali

Described as an oasis in the middle of the famous Kuta stretch, Waterbom Bali beckons visitors with its many great rides and attractions. Exciting water slides slice through 3.8 hectares of landscaped tropical parks providing hours of fun and entertainment for the young and the young at heart! There are 101 ways to fill 24 hours each day with thrilling activities on land and in water.

Set your own pace for a day of fun in the sun or relaxation in the shade; perfect for the whole family or for that special getaway. With a choice of dining outlets and a swim-up bar for tropical drinks, Waterbom Bali is the one-stop leisure capital of Bali.

World-class slides and rides are built and maintained to strict international safety standards. Waterbom Bali uses the advanced salt chlorination water sanitising technique which is soft on the environment and soft on your skin.

Enjoy a thrilling and fun day out at Waterbom Bali, which is only 5 minutes walk from Bali Dynasty Resort. Book your tickets now at our Tour & Information Centre and enjoy up to 15% off!

Dynasty Rewards

Have you signed up to our loyalty programme Dynasty Rewards? If you haven’t, sign up now to earn points because great prizes await you! Click here to sign up.

When you accumulate enough points, you can redeem them with Food & Beverage credits, or even with free stays.

Click here to see the details of the redemption options!

Review us on TripAdvisor

Social Media is all the hype and TripAdvisor is becoming an ever popular source that people are turning to for advice! Please share your experience during your stay in the Bali Dynasty Resort or your experience at our Golden Lotus restaurant and Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub and help us increase our ranking on Trip Advisor It means a lot to us!

Guest Feedback

I have celiac disease and was feeling nervous about finding gluten free food in Bali. Gluten free food in H2O was always delicious and I felt very looked after. Thank you, we’ll be back. Hannah AUS

This is one of the best hotels I have stayed with my family amongst many cities around the world that I have visited. This is just so perfect a stay with Kids that the kids would not even be interested to be in the Room. To top it all, you can send your kids to the Kids play area and be rest assured for the hotel to take good care of them and will keep them engaged through out the day. Their Kids play area and the Pool is just so amazing. There are many more aspects which would take time to write on. Feel free to get in tough with me in case of any further questions. Kedia INDIA

All the services we used we experienced 5 star service. Your staff make your resort fantastic. They are why we keep coming back. We love your staff. Michelle NZ

Really enjoyed my stay at the hotel. I had a room with the pool view with decent amount of natural light. The food at the hotel is amazing and the staff very very courteous and friendly. Absolutely no complaints about service. The hotel boasts of meticulous attention to details for family travelers. With family rooms having bunkers for children in a separate area and a separate television within the same room is a very subtle touch. The pool area for the children is a lot of fun for kids. The location is Kuta which is one of the more commercialized areas in Bali. And for Indian travelers there is an Indian restaurant right outside of the hotel. Overall it was a very very pleasant stay. Kaushik INDIA

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