Welcome to the September 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 and have lots of new Kids Activities to share with you as we partner with "Thumbs Up".
Coming up this month we are looking forward to a night full of laughter as Gracie Kelly's will hold a Comedy Club Night on the 11th of October! More details on this great evening to come in the newsletter.
The long awaited Toll Road has now opened and open for frree to the public until the 1st of October! We also provide you a preview of this years Festive Season Program as well as lots of more news to share!
We hope you enjoy our update and see you soon at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Comedy Club Night in Gracie Kelly's
Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub is pleased to announce their upcoming Comedy Club Night on Friday, the 11th of October 2013. The Comedy Club Night will feature two of the famous comedians from the Jakarta Comedy Club, Phil Kay and Raymond Mearns. The Comedy Club Night will guaranteed provide a great evening out at only IDR 275,000 / pax entrance fee including a first glass of Kilkenny or Guinness beer, both now being available on draught at Gracie Kelly's.
Rp25,000 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Bali Dynasty Charity Effort, supporting the education of children in a small hamlet in North Eastern Bali which the resort has sponsored since 2000. In addition, there will be a charity raffle with some great prizes to be won during the evening!
Don't Miss a great evening out on Friday 1th October 2013, come along early, get a good spot and enjoy some wholesome home cooked food followed by the comedy night starting around 9pm. Tickets are available at the door on the night!
Gracie Kelly’s is the first “original” Irish Pub in Bali and located at the Bali Dynasty Resort. It has taken on the traditional Irish country cottage pub theme combined with the traditional Irish Shop pub theme, which recreates the ambience of an old-style general store that can be found in every small Irish town. Gracie Kelly’s certainly provides an atmosphere unique to Bali; whether you are looking for a good watering hole with friendly staff or a good wholesome home cooked meal!
Celebrate your kid's birthday High in the Sky
How about trying something a little different for your kid's birthday party?
In order to host an amazing party for your child’s birthday you will want to ensure that every single detail has been perfectly planned. Planning your kids birthday party needn’t be a stressful experience.
Enjoy nice weather and give kids fun ways to spend their energy by celebrating your kid’s birthday at the Bali Dynasty Resort with High Flyers Bali!
Starting from IDR. 2.400.000net for a maximum of 10 kids
The package includes:
One Hour Trepeze Lessons with High Flyers Bali
One hour use of Kids Water Fun Zone
Kids Birthday Lunch
For more detail and bookings please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday, 20 September 2013 -The South Kuta Beach Business Association, in conjunction with local community stakeholders including school children, government organizations and beach vendors as well as media gathered to conduct the clean up along Jalan Kartika Plaza and the beachfront. We were picking up all kinds of rubbish along the way. Plastic bags, containers, cutlery, cans, cigarettes and household waste as well as abandoned shoes and fishing debris.
Clean Up the World is a global campaign that inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment. Held in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme,it mobilises an estimated 35 million people across 130 countries each year toundertake activities to improve water quality, clean up local streets, parks, waterways and forests and educate people about the environment.
The purpose of this event was to emphasise to the over 500 people gathered that everyone has a responsibility for controlling waste and everybody needs to do do something to ensure the future sustainability of Tourism in Bali
ThumbsUP! NEW Activities for Kids!
We are happy to announce a new partnership with Thumbs UP! Thumbs up are now operating from the surf shack at the poolside at the Bali Dynasty Resort and are offering a comprehensive programme of adult accompanied activities ranging from surfing, martial arts, capoeira, lifeguarding skills to skate boarding at the skate park, ten pin bowling, trapeze, swimming with the sharks or Waterbom etc etc.
Thumbs UP! is a professionally run company offering programs with a sound philosophy behind them. It is all about motivating positive attitudes through activities. All their programs aim to bring children together to foster relationships that aid them in becoming positive citizens of the world. So there’s NO reason to play video games or be bored during the holidays anymore! It’s new, exciting, varied and great for kids.
It’s open to all children from 6 to 15 years old. Activities are available every 7 days a week and start from just $25 per kid including transport (where applicable) snacks and drinks etc.Combination packages are available whereby three activities can be booked for just $65! Whether you are a Bali resident or just visiting, your kids can join any of these exciting and healthy activities.For more details and bookings please contact email@example.com or visit their website at www.thumbsup-bali.com
For a video showing the fun kids have with Thumbs up Click Here!
Irish Beers have arrived!
We are pleased to announce that following the introduction of Draught Kikenny beer in May, we now finally have draught Guinness at Gracie Kelly's!
Many visitors have been disappointed in the past by the unavailbility of Irish beer in Bali's only Irish pub! So we are more than pleased to advise you that a visit to Gracie Kelly's will not be wasted whether you are staying with us or just passing by.
Our Rais Paddies band plays each evening from 8.30pm starting their sets with some real Irish music to get you in the mood!
Festive Season 2013
Here is a sneak preview of our Festive program 2013.
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.325,000 net including Free Flow Soft Drinks.
(Children under 6 eat free, 7 to 12 years is Rp. 162,000 net)
CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET LUNCH (25th December)
Venue at H20 12.00pm to 2.00pm
For only Rp.425.000 net including Free Flow Soft Drinks and a Bucks Fizz Cocktail on arrival for Adults and Angel's delight on arrival for kids. ( Children under 6 eat free, 7 – 12 years old Rp.212.500 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 and Batak Quartet to serenade you.
For only Rp.325.000 net (Children under 6 Eat Free, 7 to 12 year olds Rp.162.500 net).
Free Flow Soft Drinks.
Dress - Smart casual
We have created an exciting new package for you and your loved one, the Romantic Bliss Package.
The package includes a 2 nights stay in a Deluxe Room including breakfast, a 90 minutes Traditional Balinese Massage at Ashoka Spa, a Candle Light dinner at the Upper Deck H2O and Return Airport Transfers. The perfect package for a romantic getaway! This package is available from only USD 425 nett. Please visit www.balidynasty.com for further information or to make a booking.
Bali Toll Road now open
The new toll road connecting Ngurah Rai Airport, Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa is now complete and has been unveiled on 23 September by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan said that, based on the results of his recent visit to Bali, the toll road and Ngurah Rai Airport will be ready to operate in time for the APEC summit to be held next October 1 to 8. The new 12.7 km highway project with an investment of Rp 2.4 trillion (over 200 million dollars) is the first highway built over the sea in Indonesia and is expected to benefit the economy of Bali greatly. During construction approximately 3,000 workers were directly involved and in the future the project will provide a broad multiplier effect for the economy of Bali.
The Toll Road once opened is available for the first week free of charge (till end of September) for people to try out. The first day they recorded over 115,000 users combining cars and motorcycles, but fortunately there is a separate concreted off motorbike lane!
Tour of the Month - SOBEK
If you are thinking of taking a vacation to Bali and looking for great action, fun and adventure all the way, whilst at the same time having peace of mind, then SOBEK is an option you should consider.
SOBEK offers unique Cycling Adventures! Escape from the tourist center to the cooler climates of Bali hill region. Using brand new mountain bikes and safety equipment, the downhill trail from Pengotan village will lead you through sleepy villages along little-used roads and tracks.
All of Sobek’s guides come from the surrounding regions and are trained to entertain and educate by sharing a broad depth of knowledge in Balinese culture and lifestyle.
This journey offers an insight into a Bali that is not commonly seen, and allows you to experience the charming culture of rural Bali. A fantastic day out packed with interest, and fun! If you only do one tour with Sobek whilst staying in Bali, this is the one!
To get special price and bookings please visit our Tour & Information Centre near the hotel lobby.
Eid al-Adha 1434
Eid al Adha is the Muslim festival that marks the end of the pilgrimage to Makkah known as Hajj will be held on 15 October 2013.
Eid al Adha is also known as the “Feast of Sacrifice,”and it commemorates Abraham’s faith and devotion to God.
According to Muslim belief God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, and although he was a good man and loved his son; his faith and devotion to God was strong enough that he would accommodate God’s request.
Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his own son for God caused God to spare his son’s life, and a lamb was sacrificed in his place.
Eid-ul-Adha is a sacred Muslim holiday that is celebrated around the world with prayer, sacrifice, and food.
Galungan & Kuningan Ceremony in Bali
The entire island of Bali will be daily decorated and festive activities held across the island from 23rd of October to 2nd of November 2013, when the Balinese celebrate the religious festivals of Galungan and its pinnacle, Kuningan, concetrated on Bali's many temples, including the island's mother temple, Pura Besakih.
Celebrated every 210 days according to the Hindu Saka Calendar, Galungan symbolizes the victory of Dharma over Adharma or virtue over evil which has its origin in the mythology of “Mayadenawa”. It is believed that during the ten days of Galungan, all the gods, as well as the supreme deity Sanghyang Widi, will come down to earth and join the festivities. The Balinese also believe that the spirit of ancestors and deceased relatives return to visit their homes, thus various rituals and offerings are conducted to welcome them.
As one of the most important religious activities on the island, Galungan provides the best opportunity to observe the most fascinating part of Bali’s unique culture. A visit to Bali during the festival will surely be a treat for all the senses.
I have stayed at many hotels and find Dynasty first class with excellent facilities and very friendly staff Mrs. D, Australia
I really appreciated the hospitality lounge. Really helps those who need to wait for the flight after checking out. Mr & Mrs. R, Singapore
We ate at the H2O restaurant 5 times and absolutely loved it. Food was fabulous and the staff have been not only helpful but great friends and provide a great service. . Mrs. S German
Room service was excellent very fast and friendly. All restaurants we visited in resort were great. Mr & Mrs. N, Australia
Village tour was great. Helped us to feel more comfortable on street so we can enjoy shopping, looking around and eating out. Ms. B, Indonesian
Kids club is excellent, love that the kids want to keep going back and My expectation was very good food and that’s exactly what I got. Mrs. K, Holland