Welcome to the February 2013 edition of the Bali Dynasty Resort Newsletter.
It is always a pleasure to share with all of you the latest news in our monthly updates!
We trust you had a good Chinese New Year and Valentines day and in this month’s issue we look ahead to a busy March with Gracie Kelly’s hosting its famous St. Patrick’s Day party, the upcoming Easter Sunday Bunny Party for the kids and family, preparing for the big Nyepi day celebrations (Bali’s day of silence) and other news from in and around the resort.
There are some great deals around on flights to Bali at the moment as Bali enjoys it's shoulder season, so why not check out the last minute deals?
We hope you enjoy the read and we hope to see you soon at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
When Bali Island Shuts Down Once a Year
What does this mean for Bali Island? Everything shuts down – the airport, businesses, and local transportation. Tourists who happen to be staying in hotels are restricted to the hotel grounds for the day (no beach).
To Balinese, Nyepi is a time for self-reflection and cleansing at the start of a New Year. As evil spirits are vanquished, the purpose of the silence is to keep fleeing spirits from being distracted by noise and possibly deciding to stick around for the New Year.
Nyepi, the day of silence in Bali is on the 12th March and is an amazing time to be in Bali to learn about the reason behind this 24 hours of silence - and the festive parade on Nyepi Eve. Dynasty's Balinese-Hindu family is preparing our 'ogoh-ogoh' paper mache doll for our parade. Before we do that we ask as many hotel guests as possible to dress up in a sarong and head band and help us carry the Ogoh Ogoh.
Apart from being a lot of fun, it’s a great photo opportunity and a chance be a part of the Nyepi tradition. If you are with us at that time we invite you to join us outside the Kertagosa Ballroom at 5pm, where we will dress you up, give you a traditional blessing, and a musical instrument to make as much noise as possible and scare away the evil spirits!
We have lots going on during Nyepi to keep everyone entertained within the resort so check out out Nyepi Package!
Mark the 17th March in your diaries now, since St Patrick's Day is our biggest night of the year in Gracie Kelly’s when everyone and everything turns green. With prizes for the Best Green Outfits, Bartender Show, Drinking Competition and Green Beer and Cocktails on sale with our resident band the Rais Paddies rocking the blarney stone off it’s foundation. it’s sure to be a night not to be missed….…..to be sure!
Special Deep Fried Flying Barramundi
Have you ever tried our special quarter food promotion at Golden Lotus Chinese Restuarant? We presents its new promotion on "Jian Wen Lu – Deep Fried Flying Barramundi” with Haixian sauce.
For seafood lovers, oriental style fish with a Chinese dipping sauce is a light flavourful seafood dish making a great example of an authentic Chinese seafood dish that just melts in your mouth. Caught fresh daily. Only Rp. 110.000net/person (Minimum 2 persons). This promotion valid till the 30th of April 2013
See you soon in Golden Lotus Chinese Resturant and don't miss our special promotion!
Cocoon of Medical Spa - The first and only International medical spa in Bali
Opening Promotion of Cocoon Medical Spa
Cocoon Medical Spa treatments are designed to not just help cosmetic results be better, but also to improve your health and overall quality of life. Such treatments are much more affordable now in Bali than abroad therefore why not go home looking and feeling much better after your stay with us!?
The Cocoon Medical Spa focuses on goals:
1. Quality: all treatments, products, technology and training is the best in the world. Thier qualified doctors have gone through months of international training with the best cosmetic doctors from the UK and Australia, and their equipment and products are what the best cosmetic and plastic surgeons in western countries use.
2. Comprehensive holistic treatments: Cocoon Medical Spa has the largest range of treatments and equipment to deliver excellent results. For results to be truly natural and beautiful, there is no one miracle treatment, it is all about the combination of treatments. The combination of all the technologies and all the products will give beautiful, natural visible results.
3. Prices - no matter how beautiful and high quality a medical centre is, price is the one thing why tourists will choose the treatments at Cocoon Medical Spa. Always competitive with prices, delivering value - up to 80% cheaper than in other countries for the same technology. The whole goal is to have western quality at Indonesian prices.
Join our Kid's Easter Bunny Party on Sunday 31st March at the resorts' Inner Garden!
The garden area will be the place to be for Kids on Easter Sunday.
The Kids will begin the party with a grand Easter Egg hunt throughout the hotel garden. Then it will be time for the children to show just how talented they are with an Egg painting Competition. The winner of the competition will be presented with more great prizes.
The kids will definitely enjoy the visit of someone special. Who this is, that's a surprise!
After the activities the Kid's can join their parents for the Buffet Lunch
*Kids attending activities only will be charged Rp100,000 nett per child
Easter Sunday Lamb Roast Lunch Buffet
A special priced Easter Sunday Lamb Roast Lunch Buffet for only Rp.190,000 net per adult with each accompanied child under the age of 12 being free of charge for the pre-lunch activities and lunch buffet.
Don’t Miss out on our 20th BACK TO BALI DYNSTY PARTY IN PERTH "Help the Poor Children of Bali"
Looking ahead to Saturday, March 9th 2013, we will once again be holding our Annual ‘Back to Bali Dynasty’ Charity Dinner for 2013 at the Western Australian Italian Club at Fitzgerald Street in North Perth.
This year is a very special party since it is our 20th! Tickets are now on sale at the WA Italian Club and we urge you to get your booking in early since we will have a limitation on the number of people we can accept! (it's always booked out!). As usual the money raised at the event is used to help the poor kids of North Eastern Bali, so your attendance will be assisting the Charity effort the Bali Dynasty supports, namely the East Bali Poverty Project.
Tickets on sale at the Italian Club from Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm or call Vinnie on 9328 4104 or 9328 4154 for tickets.The ticket price for Adults is AU$40 and Children AU$30.
THERE WILL BE NO SALE OF DOOR TICKETS ON THE NIGHT.
Tickets are also available from the reception at the Bali Dynasty Resort!
Celebrate your special day at the Bali Dynasty Resort
The Bali Dynasty resort is the perfect place for a Special occasion
Whatever the occasion, Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, we can take away all the hassles of event organizing and tailor make your party to suit your catering requirements, entertainment options and your budget. We have a choice of not only different restaurant outlets for you to choose from but also our Garden and Beach areas.
For Weddings and Wedding Vow renewals, there are 4 unique locations at the resort, the first being at the front of the hotel surrounded by our famous lucky white ducks, or the Upper Lawn area by the lazy Pool, Beach Club area or The Upper Deck at H2O offering the perfect spot for a sunset cocktail and a tapas plate, with views over the Resort and glimpses of the ocean.
We will soon be announcing the launch of our newest venue, our Tented Villa which has beautiful views of the ocean.
For more information and details, please CLICK HERE
We can also assist you with a selection of menus which you can choose from, including a BBQ dinner or an Indonesian or International Buffet dinner with or without Entertainment.
Find yourself at the Bali Bird Park to witness the largest and finest collection of Indonesian birds in the world plus fantastic birds from Africa & South America.
Encompassing two hectares of botanical landscape, the park provides sanctuary to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species.
The park accommodates an amazing display of flora with more then 2000 tropical plants including 50 varieties of palms alone and attracting numerous butterflies.
Incorporating a breeding, research and veterinary facility within the complex, the park has a high success rate in the captive reproduction of exotic birds such as the Bird of Paradise and the Hornbill. Let your imagination FLY!
For complete detail on Bali Bird Park and for bookings with a special price please visit the Tour & Information Centre at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Our Star Performers
Every month we hold a staff gathering, where we celebrate our staff birthdays, present an update on whats going on to all our team members as well as recognise those members of staff who have excelled. In January these staff members 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.
This month we are also including our Supervisor of the Quarter
Our Supervisor of the Quarter for the period October to December 2012 was DEWA NGAKAN PUTU ALIT from the Security Department and has been with Bali Dynasty since 1990, he lives in Gianyar and has 3 children
Our Employee of the Month for 'Front of the House' is GEDE JAYA WIDIASA from H2O. Jaya is known to most of our regulars and famous for his smiling face when serving in H2O. Jaya has been with the Bali Dynasty Resort since 2011 and is originally from Singaraja.
Our Employee of the Month 'Heart of the House' is I NYOMAN METRA, or Metra to his friends. Metra works in the Security department and joined the Bali Dynasty Resort in 1990 and has 4 children and is originally from Kuta
Finally, our Guest Nomination for January 2013 is I KETUT ARDANAYASA, or YASA to his friends.Yasa works in the Housekeeping department and has worked in Bali Dynasty since 1991. He has two children and lives in Denpasar.
Congratulations to all our winners!
What the Guests say!
It was lovely being received by all familiar staff with beautiful smiles and hellos Mr/s. S, Australia
Had the best time and a great place to stay with kids and the happy hour for cocktails, see you all when we come back later in the year Mr/s. M, Australia
The theme dinners at H2O were great. It is so much easier to eat at the hotel with small children. Mr. A, Holland
The garden staff did a brilliant job. The gardens are beautiful and Housekeeping staff very quick and efficient. SEN5ES, H2O restaurant and poolside staff all excellent service. Mr/s. C, Australia
Overall stay in Bali Dynasty resort most pleasant & enjoyable. Mr. J, Australia
Lovely accommodation and wonderful employees made staying at the Bali Dynasty Resort an absolute pleasure Mrs. A, Singapore
Plastic cups and plates for children and service at H2O has been excellent. Mrs. E, German