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Newsletter April 2019

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April 2019

Welcome to the latest Bali Dynasty Resort E-newsletter!

March was an exciting month for us here at the resort with the launch of our brand-new Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub, which opened its doors on St. Patricks Day. Many of you joined this fun celebration and we even created a special video to document the occasion. Have a look and see if you are in any of the footage.

There will be lots of things going on during April and we are looking forward to welcoming the families who will be with us over the upcoming school holidays. Mark your calendar for our exclusive Easter celebration at H20 Restaurant and ANZAC Day at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub. 

A new month means lots of new promotions! Read on for more details about our quarterly special when dining at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant, as well as our exclusive spa deal. 

We hope you are ready to kick start your holiday at the Bali Dynasty Resort and this edition of our e-newsletter is filled with great ideas to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. Keep in touch by following our Facebook page and Instagram.

See you soon!

The Brand New Look of Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub

Bali Dynasty Resort is pleased to announce that Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub was re-opened on Sunday, 17th March 2019 with a fresh new look and strategic street-front location in the vibrant heart of South Kuta, Bali. Gracie Kelly’s continues to bring people together in the best possible way. Open daily until late, it is the only venue of its kind on the island to recreate the social ambience of an authentic Irish pub.

Now bigger and better than ever before, Gracie Kelly’s showcases classic architecture with a distinctive steeple and ornate glass windows. Having retained many of its original quirky features and decorative accents, this multi-storey facility also has an extended bar, a dedicated stage and traditional parlour seating nooks.      

Come along and enjoy tasty dishes from a wholesome menu of home-cooked food that will have you coming back for more. Try a variety of different beers served on tap including Guinness, Kilkenny and of course the local Bintang Beer. Our extended hours breakfast menu is also ideal if you are a partygoer or late-riser looking to replenish your energy levels at any time throughout the day. 

Be entertained every evening of the week by a live band, jukebox music, pool tables, darts and other fun activities. Watch all your favourite sporting events on the big screen in air-conditioned comfort surrounded by likeminded supporters. Alternatively, test your general knowledge skills in our twice-weekly charity quiz to win a great prize whilst helping those in need.

Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub at Bali Dynasty Resort provides 187 seats spread over two different levels plus an outdoor terrace overlooking the street. An additional roof top environment is also available for private events with an open-air area that can accommodate up to 90 people for a standing party.

Kids Easter Party

Bring along your little ones to celebrate Easter in a colourful party environment featuring fun games and creative activities on Sunday, 21st April 2019.

There will be plenty to keep children of all ages occupied including Paper Plate Art, an Easter Egg Painting Competition and a popular Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny will also be making a special appearance to entertain everyone with his balloon creations. All activities will take place at our tropical inner garden by the duck pond.

At midday, all kids will be treated a tasty Easter Buffet Lunch at Sen5es where the lucky winners of our competitions will be presented with some great prizes.

Kids aged 4 - 12 years can enjoy the party plus lunch for IDR 150,000 nett per child.
Adults will be charged IDR 180,000 nett per person including lunch.

Please book at least one day in advance at our Kids’ Club facility.

Easter Brunch at the Gracie Kelly’s

There’s no better place to celebrate the festive spirit of Easter than in the uplifting ambience of Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub. Come and enjoy our delicious Easter Brunch on Sunday, 21st April 2019. Savour the traditional flavours of a four-course Irish set menu:

Watermelon Salad - (Fresh watermelon, baby rucola and red onion, tossed in a balsamic reduction, and topped with crumbled feta cheese and walnuts)

Gracie Kelly’s Potato & Leak Soup

Easter Sunday Roast - (Roast beef and roast chicken, Yorkshire pudding, roast potato, cauliflower in cheese sauce and red wine sauce)

Bread & Butter Pudding or Macaroon & Cream Anglaise

You are invited to take pleasure in this special Easter Brunch for just IDR 200.000 nett/person. For booking inquiries and table reservations, drop us a message to fbsales@bdr.pphotels.com

Anzac Day

Support our charity effort during ANZAC Day Remembrance Night at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub on Thursday, 25th April 2019, starting at 8PM onwards. Join in some very traditional Aussie activities such as Two Up Games and a Charity Quiz where all the money raised will be donated to Solemen Indonesia.

There’s an opportunity to win an array of great prizes on ANZAC Day Remembrance Night by participating in our popular Beer Drinking Competition.

Stop by Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub at any time during ANZAC Day to make the most of some extra special promotions including our ‘Buy Two Bottles & Get One Free Bottle of Guinness Beer’ or try our signature Carafe Cocktail.

For more information and table bookings, please contact us at fbsales@bdr.pphotels.com

Tie the Knot in Style at Bali Dynasty Resort

A dream wedding by the beach can be yours at Bali Dynasty Resort. As a premier beachside property in South Kuta known for delivering warm Balinese hospitality, we now offer magical wedding packages.

Whether you choose to celebrate your love in a beautiful garden surrounded by tropical greenery or on the beach against an exotic sunset backdrop, at Bali Dynasty Resort, we’ll tailor a wedding day that will fill your heart with joy. A professional Wedding Organiser will be on hand every step of the way to guide you through the planning process and take care of all the administrative arrangements including the priest. Meanwhile, our experienced banqueting team will handle the set up and catering side of things to ensure that your special day is one of pure perfection that you will treasure always.

The resort is supported by six restaurants and five bars, providing a wide variety of food and beverage options to cater to all requests. Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub or the Upper Deck at H2O are both available for private cocktail functions. There’s a refreshing spa facility plus a hair salon to pamper yourself before or after the wedding. Our supervised kids & teens club featuring a fun playground will come in handy for guests with little ones. Alternatively, our brand-new meeting rooms can accommodate up to 400 people in air-conditioned comfort for an elegant wedding reception dining experience.

A Magical Wedding Package at Bali Dynasty Resort is available starting from $750. For further inquiries, please contact events@bdr.pphotels.com.

Golden Lotus Quarterly Promotion

Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant at Bali Dynasty Resort proudly presents another flavourful specialty for its quarterly promotion. Hong Kong Duck will be available exclusively at this award-winning dining venue from 1st April 2019 until 30th June 2019.

Hong Kong Duck is roasted and chopped pieces of succulent duck meat presented two different ways. As a main course, the duck comes served with braised kalian and shitake mushrooms. The second dish features the remaining duck bones infused in a tasty vegetable soup that is accompanied by a portion of steamed rice.

For a limited time only, the delicious Hong Kong Duck promotion will be offered at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant for only IDR 250.000 nett. It is more than enough to satisfy the appetites of up to two people.

Hong Kong Duck, also known as traditional Cantonese roasted duck, is recognised as a distinctive destination dish. A must-try delicacy for travellers to Hong Kong, it has gained popularity most notably because of the unique way that it is presented with the bones intact.

Charity Update

Eka Sasmita - Eka Sasmita, a 14-year-old girl from Negara, is on a difficult journey, but she won’t have to do it alone. Diagnosed with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a hereditary skin disease resulting in brittle skin that blisters easily, Eka is under constant threat of infection and chronic pain.

A recent biopsy has revealed squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common form of skin cancer. Because of the severity of her condition, Eka will undergo amputation of her right foot and is, currently, on the waiting list at Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar.

Standing by to support Eka is 18-year-old Komang Juniasih. Juniasih, one of our Solebuddies, made the difficult decision when she was sixteen to have her right leg amputated after suffering from a debilitating leg deformity for many years. After being fitted with a prosthetic leg and undergoing physical therapy, Juniasih thrives socially and in her school community and will be able to assist Eka through this difficult process.

Your sponsorship has paid for Eka’s consultation and transportation to and from Sanglah as she continues to treat her condition while waiting for surgery.


Arini - 17-year-old Arini is a girl with a plan. Growing up in Singaraja, Arini has seen, first-hand, the work that is being carried out by the Solemen across the island. Through Bali Dynasty and their  guests, Arini has been sponsored in school as she pursues her to dream to become a nurse with a goal to join the Solemen Outreach Team.

Update: Arni will complete her exams and graduate in two months.

We commend her on her passion for her future and her commitment to her education. Thank you for giving her hope. These goals and dreams would not be possible without Bali Dynasty’s school sponsorship and your contributions.


Ketut Bentir - Ketut Bentir was chained to the floor in a concrete room for more than three years when Solemen stepped in to assist the family. In September of 2018, Ketut was taken off the chain which kept her on the bare floor of a run-down cottage in Singaraja.

With ongoing care, this depressed and uncooperative 30-year-old woman has become more independent and able to integrate into her community. Ketut receives weekly visits from the Solemen Outreach team to receive medication and care for her condition. She has been able to go on outings by herself, and, on any given day, you can find her walking around the local gangs visiting friends and playing with the puppy that never leaves her side.

Bali News

Malindo Air Announces Flights to Adelaide

Malindo Air will officially commence a new service between Denpasar, Bali and Adelaide, South Australia on 16th April 2019 with four weekly flights. 

Flight OD173, originating from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), will depart Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport at 12:05am and arrive at Adelaide Airport at 6:40am. Flight OD0174 from Adelaide Airport will depart at 7:40am and arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali) at 11:45am.  

A narrow-body Boeing 737-800/900 aircraft, comprising 12 Business Class and 150 /168 Economy Class seats will be deployed for the flights.

Chandran Rama Muthy, CEO of Malindo Air said, “We are thrilled to have Adelaide as the fourth addition to our Australia network, after Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne. It is also the 56th destination in our network across 17 countries that we fly to. Passengers who have flown with us enjoy the comfort and the business class option that we offer.”

“As for Adelaide, we anticipate business, leisure and VFR (Visiting Friends & Relatives) travellers, and will certainly explore more frequencies in the near future. With this, we hope to boost passenger traffic at the airports and promote local tourism,” he added.

Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Mark Young, said, “We are excited to welcome Malindo Air to Adelaide, offering a full-service product to Bali and on to Kuala Lumpur. It further opens up domestic Indonesian connections via Bali through Malindo Air’s sister entity, Batik Air.”

Mark goes on to add, “Malindo Air will also be the first carrier since 2006 to offer a Business Class product directly between Adelaide and Bali. This service provides South Australian passengers with more choice when heading to two of our most popular destinations, and also creates opportunities to attract South East Asian visitors to our city and local attractions.”
By MalindoAir

Bali Events

Ubud Food Festival 2019

The Ubud Food Festival is a three-day event that will tantalise your taste buds with a huge variety of Balinese and international cuisines. Ubud is regarded as the cultural heartbeat of the Bali and is a prime destination for local and foreign tourists. This means that it is the perfect location for this festival as it draws thousands of visitors each year.

The Ubud Food Festival is the brainchild of Janet DeNeefe, founder of the popular Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. The festival is packed with activities including cooking demonstrations, workshops, food forums, food tours and heaps more. The food festival will showcase cooking classes with the best chefs on the island where visitors can learn a thing or two about cooking local cuisine as well as gaining a few tips on how to cook some of the island’s best delicacies.

There are also culinary talks and a number of workshops for those who would like to learn to cook from scratch or to further their skills. Many of the workshops and cooking session are conducted in English, making it accessible for foreign visitors who would like to get involved. There are also wine-tasting sessions where you can taste a huge range of international wines which can be paired with Balinese cuisine. Also, make sure to head over to the market where you can meet local farmers and pick up some fresh farm produce.

This year, the Ubud Food Festival will take place from 26th to 29th April 2019 at the Festival Hub Taman Kuliner, Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud. For more information, kindly contact (0361) 977408. (Source: Bali Travel Hub).

Cultural News

Tumpek Wayang

Tumpek Wayang is a traditional Balinese holiday and sacred festival for followers of the Hindu faith. It is celebrated every seven months in accordance to a traditional calendar system. This festival brings together puppeteers who perform purification rites to cleanse their bodies both physically and mentally.

If you happen to be visiting Bali during Tumpek Wayang, look out for the shadow puppet shows staged at different locations. Interact with the locals to learn a thing or two about their culture. This year, Tumpek Wayang will be celebrated on the 20th April 2019 where festivities will be conducted at temples all around Bali. (Source: Bali Travel Hub).

Tour of the Month – A Great Day Out with Mason Adventures

Previously known as Bali Adventure Tours, Mason Adventures is one of Bali’s best tour operators. In 2017, the company launched its latest tourism activity called Jungle Buggy. Set in Tatag Village which is only 3 km from the company’s world-popular Elephant Safari Park & Lodge at Taro, the activity offers an exciting and intense driving experience through Bali’s tropical forest, giving you a whole new dimension of Bali adventure that should be included in your holiday plan.

The Jungle Buggy uses high-end buggies made by Polaris, which is known as the world renowned leader in off-road innovation. Guests can choose to ride on the single seated buggy or share the double seated buggy with a friend. Those who are not confident to drive a buggy can take the Tandem Buggy, where you will ride the double seated buggy with a professional buggy driver so that you can just sit, relax and enjoy the thrills. The trip is very comfortable as both models are built for intense work on and off the beaten track while providing a smooth ride. Both models also boast certified roll cages, three point seatbelts, and safety nets to help ensure safety during the exhilarating jungle drive.

The track, which has been meticulously designed by Nigel Mason, the company’s founder, spans 4.5 km in one lap across the dirt and gravel track through Bali’s tropical forest. One Jungle Buggy trip consists of a minimum 2 laps and will begin and finish at the new Koko Bambu Restaurant. After the trip, guests will be treated to a delicious set menu lunch overlooking Bali’s dense tropical woods, which can be enjoyed from the dining table or from the infinity pool. Once you’re done, head over to visit the new Mason Gourmet Chocolate Factory & Showroom where you can learn the science between each chocolate variation and indulge in chocolate tasting as well as chocolate cocktails.

Another piece of exciting news is that guests can combine this Jungle Buggy tour with other popular activities offered by Mason Adventures, such as white water rafting, the elephant safari ride, bicycling, and more, thanks to the various locations, which are close to one another.

Speak to our Tour & Information Centre about this new exciting tour and arrange your trip. We offer a special discount up to 15% off, so why wait?

Dynasty's Loyalty Program

As a loyalty programme specially designed for valued guests, Dynasty Rewards when booked directly with the hotel or through a travel agent, allows you to collect points from your room nights as well as what you spend in our restaurants, bars and spa. Points can then be redeemed on your return visit for food, drinks, spa treatments or even accommodation depending on your accumulated total.  

If you have already registered as a Dynasty Rewards Member, we advise you to start checking your point balance prior to your arrival. Simply login to your Reward account by clicking here and enter your Dynasty Rewards Number. Who knows, you may have already saved up enough points for a free room night or other great benefits!

If you haven’t received your Dynasty Rewards identification number yet, please email to rewards@bdr.pphotels.com.

If you are coming to Bali soon and are not already a member, sign up now as you can start earning points on the first day of your next stay! Click here for details.

If you have any queries about this exclusive programme, please contact rewards@bdr.pphotels.com.

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

The linen and towels were amazing. Loved that there are so many pillows to choose from. Dwa INDIA

All of our family have enjoyed the buffet breakfast and light meals around the pool. Christie AUSTRALIA

Good services and facilities. Food was great and the hospitality is a priority here. Good internet and everything was good. Sandy INDONESIA

Great Wifi connection. Room Service is excellent, very quick and lovely. Catherine AUSTRALIA

Dika put in a wonderful effort making up our room and leaving beautiful towel animals that our children loved. Excellent service at meal! Staff wonderful and helpful. Archibala AUSTRALIA

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