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November is upon us!

Who else here is hoping for a bit of tropical November rain? The weather is pretty hot lately, and we bet everyone is wishing for a rain shower or two, to bring some welcome relief and keep the island looking lovely and green.

We are very happy to hear that the world and certain countries are starting to open their borders. Great news from Australia that certain states have opened for international travellers, we sincerely hope this means that Bali will be on the list of destinations open for travel soon.  When that day does happen there is sure to be a big celebration. The borders in Indonesia are beginning to loosen and Bali is officially open for certain countries to be allowed entry. However the news is changing fast, so to keep up we suggest for you to visit the excellent website www.welcomebacktobali.com to keep up with the latest travel news and regulations for your trip to Bali.

The excitement is building up this month since most of the Balinese will celebrate Galungan and Kuningan. This special ceremony is a Balinese holiday that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Check out our article below on how they celebrate this essential ceremony!

What’s new at Bali’s best Irish Pub, Gracie Kelly’s? Come and enjoy our weekly promotions and let us fulfil your hunger, with our delicious daily food promos and great drink specials! Find out more below!

We hope that you’re all set for the delightful dining experiences we have in store for the upcoming Festive Season. For more information about this year’s plans and for booking information please see more below.

Read on for more news about what is happening in and around the resort. Don’t forget to stay updated by following us on Instagram, FacebookTikTok and YouTube.  Looking forward to welcoming you back to Bali Dynasty Resort.

 

What’s New at Gracie Kelly’s!

Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub extends an open invitation to all guests to come and enjoy an array of crazy promotions everyday!

To enhance your dining experience at the Gracie Kelly’s, we are now offering daily food and drink promotions. A special range of food promo selections will be provided each night to cater to your culinary preferences. Gracie Kelly’s promises a varied choice of flavourful authentic Irish dishes every day of the week. Check out the promo below:

Enjoy up to 50% off from the menu prices with our daily specials on selected main course menu!

Get some fun with our sport channel from our big screen while sipping on our all day 50K cocktails! Live Music performance is also performing every Thursday and Saturday at 5 PM to 9 PM!

Come and join us every day to enjoy these food promotions! For reservations kindly contact us on WhatsApp 0811 3803 522, or visit our website on graciekellysirishpub.com

 

Secure Your Table to Celebrate Christmas at Bali Dynasty Resort

It’s time to find the perfect place to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve! At the Bali Dynasty Resort, we’ll ensure your Christmas and New Year’s Eve are relaxed, memorable, and fun filled!

We have prepared fantastic festivities, featuring an endless amount of mouth-watering food and lots of activities that will keep you entertained with your bellies full!

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch
Date: 25 December 2021
Venue: SEN5ES Restaurant
Time: 12pm – 2.30pm
Price adult: IDR 350,000 nett per person
Price children: IDR 175,000 nett per child
Food: International Christmas Lunch Buffet Style
Entertainment: Christmas Carols

We also present several different options to ensure that your New Year’s Eve is a truly spectacular occasion. At H20 Restaurant, we’ll be partying the night away in tropical style with an extravagant dinner and entertainment. This year’s theme will be Black & White for an East meets West. So be sure to be ready to don your best black and white outfit!

New Year’s Eve Dinner
Date:  31 December 2021
Venue: H2O restaurant
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Price adult : IDR 250,000 nett per person
Price children: IDR 125,000 nett per child
Food: International Buffet Style
Entertainment: Live Band Performance

Bookings are still open, kindly click here! We look forward to celebrating Christmas and New Year’s with you!

 

Christmas in an Irish vibes? Why not!

Hands up if you are looking for an incredible Christmas celebration at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub. Come and join the celebration at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub this Christmas!

Indulge your taste buds during Christmas celebration with a selection of home- style Irish dishes in a set menu. Special 50K on selected cocktails and our famous Guinness Beer will also be available during the day.

Date:  25 December 2021
Venue: Gracie Kelly’s
Time: 4pm – 9pm
Price adult: Starting from 125
Food: Set Menu (appetizer, main course, and dessert)
Entertainment: Live Irish Band Performance

Secure your table now for an upbeat evening of family friendly fun by simply drop us a message at dm@bdr.pphotels.com.

 

Bali is slowly re-open to International Travellers in October

Bali is slowly re-open to International Travellers in October

When the announcement was made to allow International travellers to arrive in Bali from the 14th of October it was based on the fact that it was a good day on the Balinese calendar that was put forward by the officials in Bali and as long as all the requirements and readiness of the task force were in place. This included type of visas, quarantine, tests and airport transport. Bali was not expecting flights to land from that day. 

The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan actually stated  "I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, has reopened for international flights on Thursday, October 14, 2021   as long as it fulfills the provisions and requirements regarding quarantine, tests, and the readiness of the task force."  The actual opening of Ngurah Rai Airport for international flights is also part of the easing of PPKM implementation for the next two-week period until October 18, 2021.

Bali Hotels Association is not aware of any flights scheduled, as the Government clearly stated that the situation on the ground in Bali needs to meet with the conditions set by the national COVID task force first.  We can also confirm that there are no official details as yet in regard to visas, actual flights or which hotels will be designated as quarantine hotels and the relevant booking procedure.  Once this information becomes available in relation to Bali we will share this on our one stop information site  www.welcomebacktobali.com 

In the meantime it’s business as usual for anyone who has a visa or is a returning visitor to go via Jakarta and quarantine there. What appears in the media is not 100% confirmed or verified and may very well change at any time. (Source: https://www.balihotelsassociation.com/news/?ID=1066 )

 

Cultural News: Galungan and Kuningan Ceremony

Galungan is a Balinese holiday which celebrates the victory of dharma over adharma (the triumph of good over evil). It marks the time when ancestral spirits of deceased relatives visit the Earth. The last day of the celebration is Kuningan, when they leave earth. The spirits of deceased relatives return to visit their former homes and the Balinese have a responsibility to be hospitable and welcoming to their past ancestors through prayers and offerings throughout their home. The most obvious sign of the celebrations are the penjor - bamboo poles with offerings suspended at the end which line the roads.

A number of days around Galungan and Kuningan day have special names and are marked by the organization of particular activities. Galungan begins on the Wednesday of Dunggulan, the 11th week of the 210-day pawukon calendar. This means that there are often two celebrations each year (each approximately 7 months apart). All schools across Bali are closed for 2 weeks for the holidays.

3 days before – Penyekeban - Cooking of bananas for offerings

Families begin their preparations for Galungan. “Penyekeban” means “the day to cover up “, as this is the day when green bananas are covered up in huge clay pots to speed their ripening.

2 days before – Penyajaan - Making of jaja (fried rice cakes) for offerings

Marks a time of introspection for Balinese and a time to make the Balinese rice cakes known as jaja. These colored cakes, made of fried rice dough are used in offerings and eaten on Galungan.

1 day before – Penampahan - Sacrificing of pigs or chicken for feasts

The day before Galungan, pigs and chickens are blessed and ceremonially slaughtered to make food for Galungan including lawar, a kind of spicy salad and sate.

Galungan day - Praying at the temple

This is the climax of Galungan, the Balinese put on their finest traditional clothes to attend temple prayers with their families and bring offerings to share and enjoy after praying. It is a day to remind themselves of the long lineage of their ancestors and beautiful story they are a part of. The Balinese reconnect and renew their commitment to trying to make tomorrow a better day, trying to make themselves better each day. All the local temples are very crowded and colorful on Galungan, a beautiful time to observe the most fascinating part of Bali’s spiritual culture.

1 day after - Manis Galungan - Visiting family

This day is dedicated to spending time with family and visiting the extended family who may live in other parts of Bali. The roads are busy as many people are travelling and visiting sights together - i.e. going on a day trip together to the botanical gardens in Bedugul.

10 days after Galungan - Kuningan - Prayers, offerings - spirits return to heaven

After the Galungan period, the deceased spirits and ancestors leave their home and return. Hindu deities including Sang Hyang Widi, the Supreme God also visits to give blessings to all the people on earth.

11 days after - Manis Kuningan – Fun

This is the day after Kuningan where people spend their time with family and loved ones, mostly in their hometown. There are no religious ceremonies during this day, yet you can see the festivities from people celebrating the rest of the holiday and time off with their friends and family.

If you are visiting Bali during this incredible time, you will be able to see a lot of beautiful ceremonies and feel the spirit of the holiday. Be sure to ask your Balinese friends about how you might be able to join in the public temples and be a part of the celebration. You won’t be able to miss it with all of the beautiful penjor offerings hanging on the streets and all the music and celebration.

(Source: https://www.balispirit.com/)

 

Dynasty Rewards

As an appreciation for your support in referring people to stay at the Bali Dynasty Resort, we have launched the Referral Programme which will allow you to collect points by referring new guests to stay at the Bali Dynasty Resort.

This programme is part of the Dynasty Rewards programme. You will earn points starting from 100 points for every booking you refer. These points will be added to your Rewards Account once your referee has checked out, which means you have the opportunity to earn points faster even when you are not in the resort but you must make sure that the person you are referring includes your Rewards Membership number when making the reservation!

Learn more about this programme by reading the FAQ here!

If your questions are not listed in the FAQ, please drop us an email to rewards@bdr.pphotels.com and we will assist you further.

Thank you for being a Dynasty Rewards member! To sign up you must have stayed before or have a reservation in the future. Click HERE to sign up!

 

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

Our room attendant was very good, greeting us the morning and the surprise for my wife’s birthday cake on the bed and returning to the room looked excellent. Ashvin UK

The nanny I hired was perfect. My daughter had no problem going with her from the second they met. I would recommend her to everyone. Perfect for families, couples, everyone. The only suggestion would be that there need to be a shade over the playground. Jenna AUSTRALIA

Our recent stay at the Bali Dynasty was great fun. I have 3 kids aged 14, 12, and 6 and we all had a fun and relaxing holiday. It's not a long drive from the airport which is so nice when you want to get there quick and start your holiday without too much travel. We've stayed at the Dynasty twice, 11 years apart, and it's great to see how they have updated and maintained the property. Management and staff clearly work hard to keep the resort clean, safe, and fun. Also a great location with lots of restaurants and shops a quick walk away. Staff are lovely to interact with. Always friendly, always smiling. kdedsall THAILAND

All of the staff by the kids pool were amazing. They remembered my children’s name and laughed and joked with the all day long. It made the experience very special for them. Zakary AUSTRALIA

Always good at the Dynasty, we have stayed there many times and everything is always good. I book over the internet and always get a prompt response. The breakfast is good catering for many tastes. Airport pick up and drop off are always on time. brianwpa2019 INDONESIA

You are best place to stay. Absolutely amazing. Everyone we met and dealt with did amazing job. Amazing place would recommend to all. We will be back. Russell NEW ZEALAND

 
 

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