Well, we're already three quarters of the way through the year and the months seem to be passing so quickly!
As we enter the month of November our hotel occupancy continues to be high and the Festive Season will soon be upon us.
In this edition of our Newsletter we would like to share with you our upcoming new food promotion in Golden Lotus, we look forward to the exciting Melbourne Cup at Gracie Kelly’s and our hotel Temple Ceremony and of course update you with all the news and happenings in the resort and around our wonderful island.
See you soon at Bali Dynasty Resort where you can 'Make Friends for Life'
Enjoy the read.
Bali is high on the rank of cheapest travel destinations
Bali is famous for its natural charm and beauty and a resort island that is friendly to the pockets of the tourists.
A survey just published by the UK-based company Hayes and Jarvis rated Bali as the third cheapest of 32 popular long haul destinations.
Sri Lanka was rated as the cheapest followed by Vietnam and then Bali. The city of Seoul in South Korea ranked as the most expensive.
The survey compared the price of restaurant meals, drinks and other items needed on holiday including basic items including beer, a can of soda, a cup of coffee, alcoholic drinks, insect repellent and daily meals.
Bali averaged at a cost of Rp. 805,000 for a day while Sri Lanka was calculated at Rp. 660,000. A day including basic needs in Seoul is calculated to cost Rp. 2,515,000.
The five destinations categorised as most tourist friendly and affordable are: Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bali, Mexico and Gambia.
The five most expensive destinations are:
.Australia, New Zealand, China, Canada and South Korea
NEW special at Golden Lotus
From the 1st of November 2012 to the 31st of January 2013 Golden Lotus is offering one of its' delicious signature dishes “Shanghai Sesame Chicken”.
Our experienced chefs at Golden Lotus prepare their Sesame Chicken using a famous Shanghai recipe.
The dish is served in two ways, as a starter, the chef will present the full chicken at your table and skilfully remove the crispy skin whilst the talented waiters and watresses take the chicken skin with their chopsticks and delicately serve it in a chinese pancake along with cripsy spring onions and cucumber and black bean sauce.
The remainder of the chicken (the meat) is then returned to the kitchen and the chicken is shredded and prepared in a black pepper sauce for your main course.
The dish is traditionally served with white rice and steamed broccoli. You can now enjoy Shanghai Sesame Chicken at the very special price of IDR 215.000 net / whole chicken available for Lunch and Dinner, it's a great feed for up to 4 people!
Celebrate Christmas & New Year at the Bali Dynasty Resort!
Bali Dynasty Festive Program 2012
With Christmas fast approaching, we are pleased to announce you our Festive Program of this year. If you are staying with us then it is recommended that you book any of our festive events in advance since they get booked up very fast! You can book any of our Festive events online. CLICK HERE
Please find below the main events:
CHRISTMAS EVE BUFFET DINNER at H2O (24th December) 7.00pm to 10.00pm - Free Flow Soft Drinks
Bring the entire family and dine under the stars at the H2O Restaurant while listening to a children's choir singing classic Christmas carols, watch a Magic Show whilst feasting from a special Christmas Eve Buffet. Price at Rp.295.000 nett per person. Children under 6 years eat free, and kids between 7 to 12 years at half price.
CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET LUNCH at H2O (25th December)
12.00pm to 2.00pm - Free Flow Soft Drinks
A traditional Christmas Day Buffet luncheon with all the trimmings and everything you would expect for the start of your Festive celebrations including a visit from Santa, who has a gift for every Child 12 years old and under, and to really get you in the Festive mood our Children's Choir are here to serenade you, accompanied by our Batak Quartet.
Price at Rp.395.000 nett per person. Children under 6 years eat free and kids between 7 to 12 years at half price.
*Please note: Santa will be arriving just after Lunch. Kids may get a photograph with Santa, our hotel photographer will also be available.
CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET DINNER at H2O (25th December)
7.00pm to 10.00pm - Free Flow Soft Drinks
The festivities continue as we bring you our special Christmas Day Buffet Dinner. For your entertainment there will be our Batak Quartet strolling amongst the tables as well as a performance of the legendary Cak Dance.
Price at Rp.295,000 nett per person. Children under 6 years eat free and kids between 7 to 12 yeas old at half price.
NEW YEARS EVE " Back to the 70's Party" at H2O Restaurant
7:00pm - 00.30am
Party Package includes:
* Buffet Dinner
* Free welcome Cocktail or Mocktail
* Free Flow Bali Hai Beer and Sangria from 8pm to 10pm
* Free glass of sparkling wine at midnight - countdown at H2O
Entertainment: DJ's, Welcome dance, Fire Dance, Bartender Show, Lucky Draw
PRICE: Rp. 700.000 nett per adult Must be minimum 18 years old to attend.
NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER at SEN5ES Restaurant 7:00pm - 11.00pm - Free Flow Soft Drinks
Price at Rp.295,000 nett per person. Children under 6 years eat free and kids between 7 to 12 yeas old at half price.
Entertainment: Keyboard & Singer
GRACIE KELLY'S NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY 10:00pm - 1AM
A Rp100,000 Cover Charge will apply including a glass of Bali Hai Beer, softdrink or juice.
Free Cover Charge for guests who join the party at H2O or Sen5es
Entertainment: Rais Paddies Band and DJ
NEW YEAR'S EVE KIDS PARTY at the KIDS CLUB 7.00pm - 12.30am
Lots of games and activities under the Supervision of our kids club attendees.
Rp150.000 net per Child including Kids Buffet Dinner.
Children under 5 years old should be accompanied by babysitter.
PRE BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
To Book any of the above events and for a complete look at the Menus of each event CLICK HERE
Melbourne Cup at Gracie Kelly's!
MELBOURNE CUP AT GRACIE KELLY'S
Combine Sports, Fashion, plenty of Champagne (or cold beer!) and that incredible Aussie friendliness and you have a Melbourne Cup Carnival. On Tuesday 6 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 10% on the money raised on the sweeps will be donated to the Bali Dynasty Charity Effort; "Helping the Poor Children of Bali" through the East Bali Poverty Project.
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!
Family Adventure Package
Looking for the perfect holiday with exotic adventures? You'll find it here at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Family Adventure Package US$ 686 net per package
3 nights - 4 days!
The Package includes:
* 3 nights stay in deluxe room for 2 adults and 1 child (0-12 yrs old) sharing bed with parents.
* Daily buffet breakfast for 2 adults and 1 child (0-12 yrs old)
* Return airport transfer
* Welcome drink
* Free entrance to the Waterbom Park for 2 adults and 1 child under 12
* One Time High Flyers Trapeze Lesson for 2 People
* Free use of 56 meters “Caterpillar splash “ water slide and Kids Water Fun Zone
* Kids 12 and under eat free when dining with the same number of full paying adults at the buffet
* Free entry to Kupu-Kupu Kids Club (4-12 yrs old)
* Free use of Hospitality Lounge for early arrivals and late departures
* Free use of Exercise Room
* Free use of all 3 swimming pools
* Rollaway Bed US$ 25 net per night inclusive of breakfast for children up to 14 years old.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
* Valid for all markets – direct booking
Choose from a variety of locations within the lush green tropical resort setting or at the beautiful beach in front of the resort. Wherever you choose, the Bali Dynasty Resort is the perfect place for a wedding ceremony or renewal of wedding vows. An experienced team of people are able to assist you to ensure a perfect and romantic wedding celebration.
Our Wedding ceremony packages start from US$ 1045 nett and Renewal of Wedding Vows at US$ 660 net. We can also assist you with a selection of menus to choose from, including a BBQ dinner, an Indonesian or International buffet dinner with or without entertainment.
Now you can enjoy a 20 minutes complimentary internet access at Gracie Kelly's during lunch and dinnertime when purchasing food or drink.
Donation for Education
Thanks to the generosity of Yvonne & Jantje Soplanit, loyal visitors of Bali and repeater guests of the Bali Dynasty Resort, another 150 euro has been donated to the Bali Dynasty Charity Fund. Yvonne & Jantje have spend months prior their departure to Bali promoting the East Bali Poverty Project in Holland to collect the money for this good cause.
All the effort made to support this project is very much appreciated. A hearth full thanks to both of you!
The Bali Dynasty Resort, through the Bali Dynasty Charity effort established in 2000 has supported the integrated education projects of the East Bali Poverty Project initially supporting Cegi and Pengalusan schools and now fully supporting just Pengalusan.
The program concentrates on educating 60 or so children in the basics of reading and writing, mathematics, arts and crafts, health, hygiene and organic farming with the objective that they become self sufficient in the long term. Since 2000, the Dynasty has raised over 2 billion Rupiah in aid making the Bali Dynasty Resort one of the leading sponsors of the East Bali Poverty Project.
Mecaru Ceremony to bless the new temple at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Just recently the hotel held its temple mecaru ceremony. This ceremony is intended to create balance between man and nature. Mecaru means 'act of giving' and offerings are made to please Bhuta (the bad spirits in nature).
Mecaru is hold for a special occasion, such as when a new house or temple is built. Before we can enter the house or temple, the Mecaru is done to cleanse the area. All the Balinese staff at the Bali Dynasty Resort joined the ceremony. Hundreds of offerings were bought.
On the 29th of October Bali Dynasty Resort celebrated the anniversary of its temple with an elaborate religious ceremony. It was held in accordance to the Balinese lunar calendar on the day of the full moon, which is considered an auspicious time for any type of ceremonial blessing or purification rite. Participating staff members, dressed in their finest traditional attire, took part in communal prayers seeking peaceful times ahead and ongoing success for the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Idul Adha was celebrated on the 26th of October and is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honor the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrificate his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a sheep to sacrifice instead.
Tour of the Month - Devdan
Experience the unforgettable Bali Show Devdan "Treasure of the Archipelago"
This Bali show features a fusion of traditional Indonesian dance activities with modern contemporary dance, world-class aerial acrobatic attractions, dazzling costumes and hi-tech special effects. The performance is unique because of its focus on the diversity of cultures across Indonesia, from Bali to Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Papua with an extensive array of special effects, acrobatics and Traditional dance. In addition to the diversity and uniqueness of the traditional dances, costumes and music from around Indonesia, deliberately blended into the performance is contemporary music and "hip hop" dance, making the show very dynamic and entertaining for audiences of all ages from around the world.
The show is one of the most amazing Bali attractions and ensures to provide a perfect choice to fulfill your entertainment activities during your stay in Bali.
The show is performing four times per week. Be sure to book your seat early and get ready for the most amazing Bali show available.
For a special price you can book at our Tour & Information Centre just off the hotel lobby!
Our Star Performers
Every month we hold a staff gathering, where we recognise our star performers, celebrate our staff birthdays and present an update on new hotel products and services. Here are our winners for September 2012, these staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.
Congratulations goes out first to I Nengah Suwena from the Front Office Department, as Suwena is the Employee of the Month 'Front of the House'. He joined Bali Dynasty in October 1994 and is one of our loyal staff members familiar to many of you. Congratulations Suwena!
Our Employee of the Month 'Heart of the House' is I Ketut Winata or Winata to his friends. He joined Bali Dynasty since the beginning, August 1991, is married and has 2 children and carefully manicures our gardens each day and plays an active role in looking after our temples.
Congratulations to I Made Supadma, our Guest Nomination of the month. You will see Made's smiling face when he is cleaning your room every day as he works in our Housekeeping Department. Made joined the Bali Dynasty in 1991, is married and has two children.
What the Guests say!
Room was cleaned beautifully everyday. We loved staying here and will recommend it to all our friends and family Mr. H, Australia
Breakfast was always delicious and great variety. Golden lotus ambience, service was fantastic, food was very good.. Ms. N, Australia
Very good food and staff are brilliant. Very helpful and friendly Mr. & Mrs. M, Holland
Fantastic, child friendly staff and lovely atmosphere throughout hotel and lovely gardens and surrounds. Mr. B, Australia.
We had the most unbelievable stay at your hotel which was fantastic for the kids. Mrs. H, Australia
Thanks for a wonderful wedding. A lot of our friends and family were first timers to Bali and were very impressed with the rooms and friendliness of the Balinese staff. Mr. & Mrs. C, Australia