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May Newsletter 2014

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May Newsletter 2014

Welcome to our May 2014 Newsletter.

As the middle of the year approaches, Bali is once again gearing up for the High Season. It is time for the school holidays in Indonesia and children are looking to unwind. It makes perfect sense to travel to Bali where the weather is fabulous. Parents also get to enjoy a well deserved break from daily household duties whilst in Bali and indulge in simple luxuries such as a spa treatment or quality time by the pool.

In this edition of our monthly Newsletter we will provide you with some good news from around  the resort,  special offers, an introduction to our new Kids Playground and news regarding the upcoming annual Bali Arts Festival.

Enjoy the read and we look forward to welcoming you to the Bali Dynasty Resort where you can "Make Friends for Life"
 


Celebrate that special occasion at the Upper Deck at H2O

The Upper Deck at H2O is the perfect place to celebrate your special events and private functions such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. The ideal spot for a candle light dinner at only Rp 495,000/couple. Our 'Cook your own BBQ is another great party idea; enjoy Prime Australian Steaks and Beef Sausages cooked on your very own BBQ, only  Rp.195,000 net per person, for a minimum of 10 people.

The Upper Deck is open daily from 4pm to 10pm providing the perfect chill out lounge area, a cozy atmosphere with cool sounds for sunset cocktails and after dinner drinks with friends on starlit evenings. Every evening between 6pm-7pm you can enjoy complimentary delicious tapas.

Also ensure not to miss our bar themed events:

Tipsy Tuesday : Get 30% discount on Drum Whisky, Zlatogor Vodka and local Rum from 8pm to 10pm

Wine Wednesday :  Try the best  Estate wine from Artisan and then enjoy FREE FLOW from 6pm till 7pm with special price at Rp. 160.000 including complimentary tapas

Fabulous Friday : 2 for 1 on selected Balimoon cocktails and local spirits from 7.30pm till 8.30pm

Saturday Night Fever : enjoy 25% discount on Balimoon coctails and local spirits from 7pm till 9pm

Sizzling Sunday : Enjoy complimentary satay from 5pm -7pm when purhasing drinks from the ba whilst enjoying the Sunset

Contact our Event Coordinator for more details and booking events@balidynasty.com

Top 10 Awards Holiday with Kids - Voting now open

Vote for us in the Top 10 Awards for Best Family Resort 2014 by Holiday with Kids Reader's Choice Awards.

Nominations are now open so please take a few minutes to fill out the entry form and VOTE FOR US!

The Holidays with Kids team runs a highly regarded Annual Top Ten Awards for The Best Family Resort in Bali. The wonderful things about these awards is that they are completely ‘Reader’s Choice’, rather than being judged by a panel. You get to decide on the best place to holiday with your family, as recommended by you!

If you think we are one of the best family resort you and your family have experienced, please increase our chances of winning an award by submitting your votes. Please also share with your family and friends.

How do you vote?

To cast your vote click on the link above or visit the Holidays with Kids website www.holidayswithkids.com.au

THANK YOU for taking the time to vote, your support is extremely important to us.

Geck Connected!

We are pleased to announce that we are now providing FREE Wi-Fi in selected public areas within the resort which include our lobby area as well as the restaurants and bars.

This enables you to conveniently get connected during your stay with us through your laptop or mobile device.

If you prefer to have Wi-Fi connection in your room as well, this is available at USD 5 per day for the duration of your stay for up to two devices.

Happy Bintang!

Due to popular demand we are happy to inform you all that we have recently signed a new deal with Bintang to have Bintang as our house beer so Bintang is now available at Happy Hours!

Bintang is a beer that shows of the Dutch influence on the region. Characterized by a hoppy bitterness, it is somewhere between a true Pilsener and light lager. Light golden colour and crystal clear. A fresh malty aroma and a frothy even lacy head. The palate is very soft with clean malt flavours that are matched by a hoppy bitter even dry finish.

Another guest makes the 365'er Club!

Recently we had again one of our loyal Returnee Guests reaching a total of 365 nights stay at the Bali Dynasty Resort. We asked him what the reason is for his much appreciated loyalty towards the resort.

Koos Folkers from Delfzijl, The Netherlands reached the milestone. It was his 365th nights stay in the Bali Dynasty Resort! In recognition of his loyalty he received a 5 night stay voucher.

We asked him the following questions:

1. What makes you return every year to the Resort?

Bali Dynasty Resort gives me a real ‘welcome home’ feeling. The main reason for choosing this resort is the staff, they are extremely friendly and helpful. I really love the island Bali as well. Bali is one of my preferred travel destinations. I even consider moving to Bali after my retirement but that’s still a long way to go.

2. What is the best memory of your stays at Bali Dynasty Resort?

After I recovered from my sickness in 2007 I travelled to Bali again. All the staff showed their sincere concern and really spoilt me during my holiday.

3. What do you enjoy most during your stays at the resort?

I love to relax during my holiday and do what I feel like. A very positive point about the resort is that you very easy make new friends as the resort’s slogan states as well ‘Make Friends For Life’. Also what I really think is a big plus is that the hotel really listens to the guests comments and feedback. For example, when I pointed out that the new spa was great but no railing was provided at the toilet, it was followed up in a few weeks.  And that happened with lots of other recommendations by myself as well as other guests.

4. When is your next visit planned to the Bali Dynasty Resort?

I look very much forward to the next holiday which will be next year in May.

Experience the "Real" Bali on two wheels!

Recently the Management took some time out one Saturday for a bit of team building and what better way to soak up the island than on a cycle ride!? It really enables you to experience the real Bali off the beaten track and understand how the island is seeped in culture and tradition as you meander through unspoilt rice fields, past rivers and through unspoilt villages; a far cry from the built up southern tourist areas!

It really is a great experience! You can book your cycling tour through our Tour and Information Centre and they will advise the best tour for your fitness level! You really don't have to be fit and you can take it at your own pace!

New Kids Playground

We have opened our brand new outdoor playground .
To the north of the Kids Pool is the baby pool with its mushroom water fountain and beyond that is the new kids playground area.

The new kids play area is protected by a large shade sail and the flooring is made of cushiony rubber to prevent injuries! The area comprises kids slides, climbing frame, see saw, swings and table tennis table and much more!

Young children should be supervised by their parents when using this facility and use is entirely at your own risk.

Bali Arts Festival

The 36th annual Bali Arts Festival (PKB) 2014 will be held between the dates of 14 June – 12th July this year, with the Bali government having budgeted approximately Rp. 5.6 billion for the event.

The largest cultural event staged in Bali, as much as Rp. 2 billion has already been handed out to the nine districts to ensure local communities have sufficient funds to put on performances at the event.

The Arts Festival will be held for a full month at Taman Budaya Cultural Park in Denpasar, with numerous scheduled performances from morning till night every day. The theme of “Kertamasa” will underline the event, which is interpreted as ‘the dynamic of agrarian society upon the welfare of the universe’.

It is expected that Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono will open the event officially

Bali's Cultural Calendar

Purnama & Tilem Celebration
12 June/ 27 June

Purnama and Tilem are holy days celebrated by Hindus worldwide. Purnama or Full Moon comes every 30 days. Similarly, Tilem which means darkness, is celebrated 15 days after the full moon. Purnama is the day when the moon emits a bright light, while Tilem is also called dead-month.

On these days extra offerings are made around the family compound, as well as some offerings are placed on the ground at the entrance to the house compound. During this time, Balinese people perform prayers at the family temple, the village temple, and other temples located in villages celebrating these specials days. Worship is usually done at night, starting at 8 pm. The Balinese pray for positive energy for life.

Tour of the Month - Bali Adventure

Explore the ford of Bali natures walk encircled by the beauty of natural nature with mutifarious of flora and fauna, see the friendliness of Balinese residents in the rural areas and explore every corner of Bali

Bali Adventure Tours is a long established Bali tours operator with world class activities ranging from Bali rafting adventures, river kayaking, white water rafting, jungle trekking  and mountain cycling as well as world class facilities such as the Bali Elephant Safari Park where you can touch, feed and ride an elephant through the tropical jungle of Bali. See elephants painting and take home an elephant artwork helping to save this endangered species, wander through the elephant museum or tropical botanical gardens.

For special prices and bookings please visit the Tour Informations Centre just off our hotel Lobby.

Our Star Performers

Every month we hold our staff gathering, where we celebrate our staff birthdays and present an update to our team on new hotel products and services.  Here are our winners of March 2014.  These staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.  This month we are also including our Supervisor of the Quarter!

Employee of the Month, Front of the House, is a very familiar face to you all we are sure. It's NURUL ISLAMI SUKERNI, or Nurul to her friends. One of our friendly Waitresses at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant.
She has been with Bali Dynasty Resort since 1991. She is married and has two children. Congratulations go out to Nurul from all of us.

Supervisor of the Quarter
Congratulations go out to ILUH PUTU MARTAMI ASTUTI or better known to everyone as Marta.  You will be able to experience the professionalism of Marta at the Front Desk as Duty Manager during your stay at the resort.  Marta has one son and enjoys dancing as her hobby.

We are speechless! Again for the 3rd time this year we are able to congratulate I MADE SUPADMA from the Housekeeping Department with the Guest Nomination Award. Padma is nominated by our guests at as very helpful and friendly. Congratulations Padma, we are proud to have you as one of our staff members!

Our Guest Feedback

We were very impressed with the beautiful resort, wonderful surroundings and most of all the wonderful staff. Congratulations Bali Dynasty – you helped us to fall in love with Bali and it’s people and we can’t wait to go back.
Mrs/Mr. D, Australia

Thank you for a very enjoyable stay. Our grand daughters loved the pools. Very happy friendly place to stay. This is the 6th time to Bali and our first stay here and favourite.
Mrs/Mr. T, Singapore

Saya akan menginap lagi di Bali Dynasty karena hotel ini cocok untuk keluarga berlibur. Anak-anak dan istri saya ingin menginap lagi di hotel ini. It’s a GOOD hotel.
Mr. J, Indonesia

A family dinner at Golden Lotus was the highlight of our culinary experiences in Bali during the week. Absolutely fabulous.
Mr. K, Nederlands

I have really enjoyed staying at the Dynasty with my family. It has been a wonderful relaxing holiday.
Balinese people are always friendly but dynasty staff are really so friendly
Mr. L, Japanese

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