Welcome to the September 2011 edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter.
As we write this month's Newsletter Bali is still enjoying sunny weather accompanied by cool winds.
We have always prided ourselves for being a family friendly resort, continuously offering many special value added benefits for our guests, so this month we look at our Theme night Dinners offering Kids aged 12 and under free meals when accompanied by each adult making it exceptional value.
Gracie Kelly's is seeing busy afternoons and evenings with the Footy finals, the Rugby World Cup and we must not forget the upcoming Melbourne Cup.
Lots of news to share with you this month and by public demand a preview of our Festive Season program.
Don't forget you can now book online through Facebook.
Enjoy the read.
'Make Friends for Life' See you at the Bali Dynasty Resort
Value for Money for Families
Our Theme Night Buffet Dinners are all at H20 and still offer you a wide variety of Local & International cuisine and are great value for money for families.
Up to 2 Kids under 12 eat free when accompanied by two full paying Adults!!. It gets better, for the Golden Lotus Dim Sum Buffet Lunch every Sunday, Kid’s under 12 get a 50% discount, while Kid’s under 6 EAT FREE!
You can’t beat that for Value!
Our H2O Theme Nights Monday night is ‘Italian Pasta & Pizza’ night and includes the Kid’s Fashion show at 7.30pm!
On Tuesday we have ‘Dine Around the World’ when you can choose from a variety of dishes from around the globe. Also you can watch some of our talented staff in our ‘Dynasty’s got Talent’ Cabaret show.
Wednesdays are ‘Wild West Wednesdays'. Ribs, Burgers, Buffalo style Chicken Wings and a Sausage Sizzle and for the Kids a great Kid’s Magic Show.
Thursday Night is our famous ‘Satay Night'. Try our char grilled Chicken, Beef and Pork skewers. A Live DJ tonight too!
Friday Nights we get local and present our ‘Malam Bali Night’ An Authentic Balinese Buffet with a Traditional Balinese Dance performance and your Kids can join the Dance too! A great photo opportunity.
Saturday brings us the ‘Aussie BBQ Night’ Prime cuts of juicy Australian Steaks, BBQ Chicken, Beef Sausages. Ask the DJ to play your favourite song.
On Sunday you can enjoy a traditional ‘Roast Night’ A choice of Roast Beef or Pork, Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy and our Batak Quartet to accompany your meal..
* Gluton Free meals are also available on request
Mr. Whippy Ice Cream at H2O.
The Kids will love our delicious ‘Mr.Whippy’ style Soft Serve Ice Cream on sale at H2O.
It is also called Creamy or Soft Ice Cream because it tastes creamier, smoother and lighter than regular Ice Cream.
Ask at H2O for a Mr. Whippy Ice Cream
Golden Lotus promotion
Up until the 31st October we present our ‘Bali Scallops Promotion’ at the Golden Lotus restaurant.
For seafood lovers, oriental style sea scallops are a light flavourful seafood dish making a great example of an authentic Chinese seafood dish that just melt in your mouth.
Caught fresh daily, and at only Rp.80,000 net/dish, we offer four different preparations.
You can choose from Sauteed Scallops with Szechuan sauce, Steamed Scallops on Japanese tofu with Black bean sauce, Battered Scallops with Lemon sauce & Sesame seed sauce or Sauteed Scallops with Garlic butter sauce.
Why not try them all on your next visit to Golden Lotus.
Live Sports at Gracie Kelly's
Watch the Footy Grand Finals live on the Big Screen at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub. Enjoy an icy cold beer and a meat pie, or choose from our Gracies favourites like Beef & Guinnes Pie, or Fish & Chips while cheering on your favourite Footy side.
You can also catch up with the Rugby World Cup, see the Gracie Kelly’s notice board for match coverage and times, or CLICK HERE for the latest schedules. MELBOURNE CUP AT GRACIE KELLY'S
Combine Sports, Fashion, plenty of cold beer and that incredible Aussie friendliness and you have a Melbourne Cup Carnival.
On Tuesday 1st November Gracie Kelly’s again offers all of the above ingredients for the annual event that defines Australian horse racing.
For the race that stops a nation, you can expect a sea of colour and excitement filling Gracie Kelly’s to capacity as Melbourne Cup fever gets under way.
As usual there are lots of sweeps so you can have a flutter and all the money raised after the cash prizes are given out will be donated to the othe Bali Dynasty Charity Effort; the East Bali Poverty Project helping the poor children of Bali.
There’s an incredible Irish Buffet Lunch available as well as Champagne and Strawberries & Cream. We also have prizes for the best Hats.
It will be a great day out, so be sure to be there!
Festive Season at Bali Dynasty
There is something for everybody this Festive Season at Bali Dynasty Resort.
Here is a sneak preview of our Festive program.
Look out for our full Festive program (with menus) which we will feature on our website in the next few days.
You will also be able to pre book any event too using our website.
CHRISTMAS EVE BUFFET DINNER at H2O (24th December) 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Enjoy a traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings and to make the night a truly memorable one, you will be treated to Christmas Carols sang by local school children and there’s a great Magic show for the Kids.
For only Rp.250,000 net including Free Flow Soft Drinks.
(Children under 6 eat free, 7 to 12 years is Rp. 125,000 net)
CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET LUNCH (25th December)
First Venue at H20 12.00pm to 2.00pm
For only Rp.350.000 net including Free Flow Soft Drinks and a Bucks Fizz Cocktail on
arrival for Adults only. ( Children under 6 eat free, 7 – 12 years old Rp.175.000 net )
Second Venue at SEN5ES 1.30pm - 4.00pm
For only Rp.300.000 net including Free Flow Soft Drinks and a Bucks Fizz Cocktail on
arrival for Adults only. ( Children under 6 eat free, 7 – 12 years old Rp.150.000 net )
Delicious cuts of meat and Desserts to die for, a Christmas Lunch with everything you would expect for the start of your Festive celebrations including a visit from Santa, who has a gift for every Child under 12 years old, and to really get you in the Festive mood our Children’s Choir are here to serenade you with some classic Christmas Carols accompanied by our Batak Quartet.
CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET DINNER at H20 (25th December) 7.00pm to 10.00pm
The festivities continue as we bring you our special Christmas day Buffet Dinner. A traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings, in case you missed our Christmas Lunch. You will be entertained by our DJ'S, Cak Dance where the Kids can join in for a photo, plus our Batak Quartet to serenade you.
For Rp.250.000 net (Children under 6 Eat Free, 7 to 12 year olds Rp.125.000 net).
Free Flow Soft Drinks.
Dress - Smart casual
NEW YEAR’S EVE 'RETRO' DINNER AT H2O
31 December 2011
Venue : H20
Our new year's Eve Parties have always been unique and fun filled. This year is no exception when we will present our RETRO Party at H2O - This is an opportunity to really doll yourself up in fashions past and remember classic music from years gone by.
Join our 'RETRO' Party for only Rp.500,000 net per person, the price includes Buffet Dinner, Free Welcome Cocktail or Mocktail, Bali Hai Beer, Sangria, Snacks, Entertainment and a Glass of Sparkling Wine at midnight.
The night' entertainment will feature a Welcome dance, Fire Dance, Bartender Show and Lucky draw.
New Years Eve Dinner at SEN5ES
31st December Time : 7.00 pm – 11.00 pm
For those of you wanting a more romantic, quieter Dinner alternative we give you our SEN5ES New Year's Eve Dinner.
The price for Adults is Rp. 225.000 nett with Children 7 – 12 years Rp. 112,500 nett and Children under 6 years eat free.
You will be entertainment by our Keyboard player and Singer. Price includes Free flow Soft drinks.
Gracie Kelly's New Year’s Eve Party
Venue : Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub
DJ and Rais Paddies Band
Cover charge Rp.100,000/adult
(including a glass of Bali Hai Beer/soft drink/juice)
(free cover charge for the guest who join Retro party at H2O or Sen5es)
New Years Eve Kid’s Party at the Kid's Club
Our Kid's Club Staff will be on hand to take care and entertain the Children in our very own Kid's Club. The price for Children is Rp. 140.000 nett. which will include a Kid's Buffet and Juice.
Children below 5 Years old should accompanied by a Baby Sitter
Time : 7.00 pm – 12.30am
Work has already begun on the expansion of the Ngurah Rai Airport and the access roads to the airport have already been changed.
All Passengers are now advised to make sure they allow for extra time (at least 30 minutes, expect traffic queues) to arrive at the airport whilst the construction is going on.
The new terminal will be ready in July 2013 in time for the APEC Summit which will be held in Bali at that time.
Bali Events October / November
Lots of events going on during September, October and November in Bali.
From the 14th to the 16th of October is the now famous Annual Kuta Carnival.
One week of music dance and sports activities culminating on the 15th & 16th October with a Food Festival featuring all of Bali’s top restaurants.
On the 16th October you can see a Street Carnival procession showcasing not only Bali’s diverse cultures, but also Bali’s very own Harley Davidson Club, Vintage Car and Motorbike club, Surf Clubs and many many more who join the parade. join the parade. The street parade commences at 3pm and the best place to see the carnivalt is at the corner of Melasti street near Kuta beach. Its an event not to be missed if you are lucky enough to be in Bali!
From the 5th to the 9th October is the ‘Ubud Writers and Readers Festival’. The Festival goes from strength to strength.
The brightest global writers come together to debate the issues that divide and unite us in a celebration of stories and voices.
For more information visit their website CLICK HERE
looking ahead to
Looking ahead to the 3rd to 6th of November, and a treat for tennis fans with the Commonwealth Bank 'Tournament of Champions' Tennis Tournament which brings together the World's top female tennis players for a week of top flight tennis.
Expect to see the likes of Na Li from China, Ana Ivanovic from Serbia and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova from Russia go through their paces to claim this coveted Tennis Trophy.
As part of his current world tour pop star Jason Miraz performs a one off concert on November 9th which is sure to delight his Bali fans.
The concert will be at Taman Bhagawan in Tanjung Benoa.
The Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) is once again hosting the Nusa Dua Fiesta mid October to November.
We'll keep you posted on the date as it seems exact dates are not released yet.
The festival will showcase the rich diversity of cultures and tourism products of Nusa Dua and around Bali.
Competitions will be featured before and during the event, such as Bartender Competitions, Golf Tournaments, Beach Clean ups, Fun Runs and much much more.
The Fiesta is renowned for showcasing the different dances and costumes of the different regencies of Bali and Beyond, this year to include dance performances from India and Japan.
A visual treat for any visitor to Bali, this years Festival is promising to be an attraction not to be missed.
And finally Sanur Village Festival is set to return on the 19th to 23rd November taking place at Segara Ayu Beach and Inna Grand Bali Beach Sanur.
Its a great opportunity for Tourists and Locals alike to see the very best of what Sanur can offer the Visitor.
Sanur will showcase its Cultural side with Dance and Music performances and Visitors will get the chance to sample some of Sanur's best restaurants at stalls all in one area.
Kid's Gang Membership
Hey Kids, become an exclusive member of the Bali Dynasty Kid's Gang.
The Bali Dynasty Kid’s Gang Membership is available for all Kids between 4 to 12 years old. Only Rp.200,000 for a 2 year Membership and the Kids will receive a Bali Dynasty Resort Backpack with a Special ‘Kid’s Gang’ T-Shirt and Exclusive ‘Kid’s Gang’ Name Tag, a Sipper Cup and BDR Ruler.
Apart from special privileges at the Resort, they’ll receive their very own ‘Kid’s Gang’ E-Newsletter. So join today! Pick up an Application Form from the Kid’s Club or Towel Hut.
Vote for Bali Dynasty Resort
Now you can vote for Bali Dynasty Resort in the Indonesian Travel & Tourism Awards 2012.
Voting for ITTA is easy.
Go to the website listed below, create an account and login to vote.
Select your winner from the nominees listed and vote for your favourite brand in each category and you can vote up until October 23, 2011.
This will enable you to login and cast your vote up to the closing date. Votes are cast globally and regionally both by fellow industry professionals, traders and consumers in over 45 different categories.
Steps to be followed for Online Voting through ITTA Website:
3. Login with your username and password and start your vote
4. Once registered can use the same username and password to log in each time to vote.
5. You can only vote once in each catagory. You may continue voting for other categories and make your favourite brand Win! Please follow steps mentioned in the website
5 lucky Indonesian (Indonesian citizen, with official proof to be shown) voters will stand a chance to get:
Free entry ticket with spouse to the Black Tie Gala Dinner on 17 November 2011, (airfare tickets not included if you are not based in Jakarta)
3 lucky non-Indonesian (Non-Indonesia passport holders, with official proof to be shown) voters will stand a chance to get:
3 Days 2 Nights Holiday Trip (Accommodation and Return Airport Transfer, airfare tickets not included) for 2 persons with one chosen destination of Jakarta, Bandung,Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Manado, Bali, or Lombok,
Book through Facebook
You can now check our room availability and make bookings through the Bali Dynasty Facebook page. Click 'Book Now' on our page and connect directly to our online booking site.
Keep your comments coming, as we love hearing your feedback.
Deluxe Spa Package
DELUXE SPA PACKAGE - 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Throughout the year we offer several special package deals. Here is our latest offer which incorporates accommodation in a Deluxe or Deluxe Pool View Room together with our Dynasty Indulgence Spa treatment.
The Package includes:-
o 3 Nights Accommodation in Deluxe or Deluxe Pool View Room
o Welcome Drink
o Fruit Basket
o Return Airport Transfers
o Buffet Breakfast for two people daily
o Dynasty Indulgence Spa treatment for two people
o 10% Discount off Food only in all Restaurants
Terms and Conditions:
Offer valid up until 31st March 2012
o Valid for two people only
o Additional nights will be based on our internet rate
For our special rates and more information CLICK HERE
During the month of September the Bali Dynasty staff have been very actively involved in Blood Donations and Red Cross First Aid Training.
On the 21st September we conducted a blood donation drive which is held twice a year as part of the resort’s commitment to the community.
Many of our staff also joined the Red Cross First Aid training class, where they were trained on First Aid basics up to 1st grade certificate level.
The staff were trained on subjects from accidents in the workplace to basic life saving techniques.
Tour of the Month - Bali Adventure Tours
Bali Adventure Tours is one of the islands first and foremost Tour operators.
They offer a variety of Adventure Tours such as White Water Rafting on the Ayung River, Mountain Cycling from Lake Batur, and Jungle, Village and Rice Paddy Trekking all culminating with Lunch at their world famous Elephant Safari Park in Taro.
Set amidst lush tropical gardens, the Elephant Safari Park is home to endangered Sumatran Elephants where visitors can ride, feed and interact with the Elephants.
The Parks Facilities include a 200 seat Restaurant serving both Local and International cuisine and an Elephant Museum and Gift Shop. Visitors can also see a daily free Elephant Show when the Elephants show how talented they really are and even show off their painting skills!
Bali Adventure Tours also offer a combination of their tours and special Family Value Packages.
For the full range of Bali Adventure Tours and for bookings visit our Tours & Information Center.
Our Star Performers
Every month we hold a staff gathering, where we celebrate our staff birthdays and present an update on new hotel products and services. Here are our winners for August 2011. These staff have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests. We also have a Guest Nomination Award and this award is chosen by our guests who fill in the guest feedback forms before they check out.
Our Employee of the Month for Front of the House is Sika Antara from the Recreation Department. Sika is a familiar face around the towel hut and involved in all the varioue activties around the pool.
he is probably one of the quietest of the Recreation Team.
Sika has been with us since 2001 and lives with his wife and two children in Denpasar.
Our Employee of the Month Heart of the House is Wayan Budiarsa, or Budi to his friends. Budi works in our accounting department and has quite a reputation for joining in any activity or challenge we give him especially around christmas time!
Budi has been with Bali Dynasty since 1996 and has two children.
Finally our Guest Nomination for August 2011 is Made Supadma, or Padma to his friends.
You will see Made cleaning your room every day as he works in our Housekeeping Department.
made is making quite a reputation for himself as someone going the extra mile for the guest making him a firm favourite with our guests.
Made joined Bali Dynasty in 1991 and has two children.
Congratulations to all our Winners!
What the Guests Say
Had a lovely dinner upstairs at H2O for my parents’ 50th anniversary. The setting was lovely and the food was generous. Thank you to Joni who made sure we were looked after. He is a lovely young, dedicated worker, an asset to your resort. Mrs. J, Holland
Loved the tapas on the upper deck on H2O. The Staff were great and drinks were amazing. Mr. W, Australia
Great resort catering for a wide range people, from families, young & teen kids and oldies. Good mix of facilities and activities. Close to all amenities and shopping within a short walk. Ms. A, Holland
This is our forth time here and we love your changes, it just keeps getting better. Please say hello to Johnny and Dewa for us at H2O. Mrs. K, Singapore
The staff were fantastic particularly Ami (Kids Club), Nyoman on the beach and Ketut (Room Assistant). Their friendliness made our stay incredible.
We ate at H2O every morning and on two evening. It was excellent with great entertainment. Mr. A, Australia
Loved the studio room, fantastic for our family.
The staff at the hotel are amazing. They always make an effort to say hello are especially brilliant with the children. Mrs. H, Australia