We have had an interesting month as our facility upgrades continue.
A busy Easter Holiday time and Nyepi made for a unique experience for visitors to Bali and we have been seeing many of our returnee guests, especially with their children over the Easter Holidays.
There are some great airline deals from worldwide and future bookings at the resort are looking very positive, so we remind you to book early to avoid disappointment.
News from around the resort this month includes our Theme Night Buffets at Tropical Cafe, pictures from our Easter Bunny Party, some info on some new facilities and much much more. It will be an exciting year ahead for Bali and especially for Bali Dynasty Resort as we continue to upgrade our service and facilities to continue to offer "Value for Money"
See you soon at Bali Dynasty Resort.
The Renovation of our North and South Pool wings are progressing well and will definitely be on line by the first of June as anticipated. On completion of the project all Superior Rooms will become "DELUXE" and all Superior Pool View Rooms will become "DELUXE POOL VIEW". The remaining un refurbished rooms will all remain Superior The new rooms will have been completely redesigned . The deluxe rooms will now boast a rain shower and the family rooms, a bathtub and massage shower. The new family rooms now offer more privacy with a partial partition and bunk beds with a trundle bed now accommodating 3 in this newly created section and two in the master king bed, so a total of 5 people can be accommodated. All rooms have been totally remodeled from floor to ceiling and doors with new furniture, flat screen LCD TVs and the introduction of DVD players as standard. The renovation will bring about the availability of extra interconnecting rooms, which are a firm favourite with families. For more information on all new Room types click here.
Easter Bunny Party
Easter Sunday attracted over 50 Children to our Easter Bunny Party held at the Resorts Inner Garden. The Kids began the party with a grand Egg hunt throughout the hotel garden, the Kids were rewarded with candies and the winners received Chocolate Eggs and Bunnies as prizes. Then it was time for the children to show just how talented they are with a Egg painting Competition. The judges were hard pressed to find an eventual winner who was presented with more great prizes. The Easter Clown then made a surprise visit and everyone received an animal balloon. The morning was made complete with a slap up Lunch and Ice cream.Yummy!
Theme Night Dinners at Tropical Cafe
Take a culinary journey around the world with our Tropical Cafe Theme Night Dinners.
Mondays - Italian Pasta Pizza Night Pasta dishes and rich authentic Sauces and Pizza too! Also watch the Kids Fashion show at 7.30pm Tuesdays - Jimbaran Seafood Night Grilled Fish cooked a la Jimbaran style. Wednesdays - Wild West Wednesday Ribs, Burgers, Chicken Wings and Sausage Sizzle. Thursdays - Satay Night Char grilled Chicken, Beef & Pork Skewers. Fridays - Malam Bali Night Authentic Balinese Buffet Dinner with Traditional Balinese dance. Saturdays - Aussie BBQ Juicy Australian Steaks, Chicken and Beef Sausages. Sundays - Roast Night Traditional Roast Beef Dinner, with Pork, Vegetables & Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy.
Dont forget our Extra Family Value! Up to 2 kids 12 years and under EAT FREE from the Buffet when accompanied by two full paying Adults.
All the Fun Under the Sun
Looking for a holiday that will give you a great destination, fantastic hospitality and value that you would never dream of? Then what you are looking for is ALL THE FUN UNDER THE SUN When a guest stays for a minimum of 6 nights at the Bali Dynasty Resort they will automatically receive the Bali Value inclusions, if the guest is a Returnee then they will receive the Returnee Guest benefits AND they will also receive a fantastic value added All the Fun Under the Sun book of 50 vouchers with offers that can be redeemed throughout South Kuta as well as other attractions throughout the Island. There are great offers with most vouchers offering Buy one Get one Free deals, but there are also fantastic Value on a variety of Shopping, Dining, Spa and Tour activities. Guests will also receive a Free All the Fun under the Sun shopping bag and have the opportunity to use the special All the Fun Under the Sun Shuttle bus to take them from one end of the South Kuta area to the other with regular drop off and pick up points to deliver them to their favourite Dining or Shopping outlet.
Holidays with Kids
If you want good advice, ask an expert and who better to recommend a family resort than the readers of Holidays With Kids magazine There is no more reliable inspector of a child-friendly travel experience than parents and, of course, the harshest and most honest critics of all are always the children themselves.
Holidays With Kids magazine has asked their readers to nominate their favourite family resorts for 2009, both in Australia and overseas. Readers score each resort on facilities and activities for children, the quality of childcare and babysitting services, the standard of accommodation, the location, value for money and the overall experience. You can rate the resorts from one to five, with five being the highest score. Here is the chance to have your say and nominate your favourite family resort for our 2009 awards. Click here to complete a nomination form.
Laptop Rental at our Guest Activity Center
Laptop rental is now available at the Guest Activity Center. Rental is available on a daily, 2 days, 3 days or weekly basis.
For prices and more details please visit or call the Guest Activity Center on Ext. 4.
New Satellite TV Channels
We have added some additional channels to our already extensive Satellite TV Service.
You can now watch Discovery Turbo, MGM Classics, Playhouse Disney for the Kids, Asian Food Channel and some additional Chinese, Russian, Indian and Dutch channels.
During the month of April, many Balinese organized their annual pilgrimage to pay homage to what is widely referred to as the "Mother Temple" of Hinduism in Bali, Besakih Temple Situated on the slopes of Mount Agung the temple was first constructed more than 1000 years ago and has been proposed to be added as a member of the World Cultural Heritage List, to which Indonesia boasts three other national cultural sites namely Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple and Sangiran Archaeological Site. Besakih consists of five temple compounds around a main temple which represents the five holy directions. Other compounds honor the founding father of Besakih temple, Sri Markandya, and Basuki, a holy guardian dragon believed to dwell in a cave on nearby Mount Agung. The temple symbolizes an influential religious icon that unifies thousands of different castes of Hindu followers from Bali and beyond. Being the Mother temple, Besakihi is the site of Bali's biggest and most complex purification ritual Eka Dasa Rudra which is held once a century.
The third annual MRA Bali International Triathlon will take place on June 28, 2009 at the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay. This Olympic distance event, the only triathlon ever to be held in Bali, is a unique destination race combining a luxurious race setting with a challenging course. Be among the first to complete a race sure to grow in popularity and athlete participation.
Each participating athlete will be provided with the following:
* High Quality Race T-shirt * Competitor Swim Cap * Ticket to pre-race dinner event hosted by Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay * Access to post race awards party and follow up lunch on the beach with local musicians * Opportunity to participate in discounted tours and watersports activities throughout Bali * Discounted hotel rates for athletes and their families * Jenggala's ceramic plate for all top 3 category winners and overall winners
Four Seasons has generously offered a 6 day, 5 night package in a One Bedroom Villa at its Jimbaran Bay resort to the first male and female athlete to finish the race. The top three athletes in each competing division will receive awards. The organizers are inviting anyone who would like to participate to register through their website www.balitriathlon.com
Activity of the Month - Pro Surf
Learn to surf with the top surf school in Bali - voted "Best Surf School in Bali" for 3 consecutive years by Magic Wave Surf Community Magazine. Pro Surf School offers comprehensive surfing lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers, as well as surf trips around Bali.. Experience the fun and excitement of surfing! How it feels to break away and slide down the face of a wave with the support of a great bunch of friendly coaches. The surf school program is fun, structured, professional and safe. Great setting, atmosphere and smiling faces makes all the difference!! Pro Surf offer some of the best instructors and surf experience on the island. Pro Surf are also located right at Half Way Kuta Beach, which has probably the best waves for learning in Kuta & Bali. You can book directly at our Guest Activity Center and experience the thrill and excitement of surfing some of the best waves in the world!
Our Star Performers
Our Employee of the Month Front of the House this Month is Ketut Suwitera or Era to his friends. Era is quite a familiar face in our Housekeeping Department. A father of 2 Children, Era has been with Bali Dynasty Resort since 1991 and is a football crazy guy according to his friends. Look out for Era the next time you call Housekeeping.
Just recently married, our Employee of the Month Heart of the House is Luh Beti Suaniasih or better known to all the Front Office staff as Beti. Beti is Pak Sumas, our Front Office Managers right hand man, or should we say girl. Beti has only been with Bali Dynasty Resort for just over one year but has become a popular member of staff with both guests and hotel staff.
Our Supervisor of the Quarter for the period of January to March 2009 is Nengah Nasti Riandani, better known to all at the Reception desk as Nasti. Working in the Front Office Department, Nasti is probably one of the first staff you will meet when you check in. Nasti has 2 Children and has been working at the Bali Dynasty resort since 1996. Congratulations from us all to Nasti.
Last, but not least, our Guest Nomination this Month goes to Ketut Sukarmi, better known to you all as Amy, from the Kids Club. Amy is the creative Kids Club Supervisor and the one that gets all the Kids motivated and ready for a full day of Activities. Now working in the Recreation Department, Amy has 3 Children of her own and has been at the Bali Dynasty Resort since 2002.
Congratulations to all our winners!
What the Guests Say
The room attendant that took care of our room was always smiling and very pleasant. All areas were very satisfied, our room was always cleaned everyday. Mr. & Mrs. F, England
This was our first trip to Bali and staying at the Dynasty made our holiday complete. We will certainly be telling our friends back in Holland how much we enjoyed your hotel. See you next year. Mr. & Mrs. G, Holland
You have super Massage staff. Your Rooms have improved and the daily service was excellent. The Tropical Caf staff were always most welcoming and attentive. The gardens get better each year. Its also so nice to be welcomed back by name from so many staff. Keep up the good work. Mr. A, Australia
Part of the pleasure of staying at the Dynasty is the availability of the departure lounge. This facility is much appreciated by guests who have late evening flights. We hope that this service will remain when renovations are complete. Mr. & Mrs. R. Australia
The gardens are a real feature of the Dynasty, Congratulations to the Gardeners. We appreciated the updated surroundings & facilities in Sen5es restaurant & also the extra seating. Staff are excellent & very attentive. Mr. & Mrs. W. Australia
The staff are still the best and happiest staff in Bali. Gracies is till the a great place for a night cap, the staff and band make it such a great place to go every night. Mrs. M. Australia