Welcome to the September 2014 edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter.
As we write this month's Newsletter, Bali is still enjoying sunny weather accompanied by cool winds. A great time to be here!
We have always prided ourselves for being a family friendly resort, continuously offering many special value added benefits for our guests, therefore this month we share with you some great value deals to enjoy while staying with us. Also we are proud to announce to be awarded for the 3rd consecutive year in a row as the No 1 Best Family Resort in Bali by the readers of Holiday with Kids Magazine.
We also share with you another upcoming scary Halloween as well as our brand new Golf Package for the golf lovers!
Lots of news to share with you this month and by public demand a preview of our Festive Season program. As you know our festive prgramme is very popular so book early to avoid disappointment!
Enjoy the read!
'Make Friends for Life' See you at the Bali Dynasty Resort!
Bali Dynasty Resort the No 1 choice for Families!
The readers of Holidays with Kids, one of Australia’s popular family Travel & Lifestyle Magazines, named again this year their favourite resorts in Bali, Fiji, Thailand, USA, Malaysia, South Pacific and Australia.
We are proud to announce that the Bali Dynasty Resort has been recognised as most favourite family resort in Bali for 2014 voted by the readers of Holidays with Kids. This is the fifth consecutive year that Bali Dynasty Resort has been in the Top 10 of Bali's most Family favourite Hotels & Resorts and we are proud to be the Number 1 for the third year in a row.
Over the past year the Bali Dynasty Resort has focused on further enhancing its’ facilities to create an even more memorable family experience with the addition of the Kids Water Fun Zone with its’ giant bucket and water cannons and the High Flyer Trapeze School, a thrilling experience for the whole family which helps overcome inhibitions and builds self confidence. In addition to this there are the weekly circus workshops where kids can learn new tricks and improve coordination. The resort has recently introduced their brand new Kids Playground and the Kids hair Salon “Cutz4Kidz”providing a great, fun experience in a kid-friendly environment with stylists who are specially-trained to style children’s hair. A new addition coming soon will be the euro-bungy trampoline.
As well as the great entertainment and recreation facilities available there are also a selection great packages and room types specifically catering to families of up to 5 people as well as the deluxe interconnecting package which guarantees interconnecting rooms to give the parents peace of mind. For more details visit the website at www.balidynasty.com
Something a little different for your childs' birthday
Are you looking for a great place to have a party for your child in Bali? Whether you are looking for something a little different, we have it all here in the Bali Dynasty Resort
High Flyers have developed a perfect Birthday Trapeze Party for small groups of 8 till 10 children and based on a 4 hour program within the Bali Dynasty Resort
The Package includes:
- One hour Trapeze Lesson for all participants
- One hour usage of the Kids Water Fun Zone
- Kids Birthday Lunch
Our Halloween Party is just around the corner and you don’t want to miss out on getting your tickets before they sell out. It has become an annual tradition for the family events and It’s going to be so much fun!
Halloween Party, Friday 31st of October at the H2O restaurant
Bring the family in on Halloween, we have a scary good offer that's too good to pass up!
Special Halloween Buffet Dinner ONLY Rp. Rp. 195.000 net/pax Up to 2 kids 12 years and under eat FREE and receive a FREE ice cream*
*with 2 Adult Dinner Purchase and ensure they are dressed up in a scary costume :)
Reservations required ~ Space is limited!
So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now before they sell out!
We have a fun packed programme of events wrapped up this year to ensure you celebrate the festive season in style. Our increasingly popular Christmas Eve buffet gets everyone in the mood for Christmas Christmas Eve whilst our Christmas Day Buffet lunch is always a complete sell out. This years New Year party takes on a different theme and is sure to be a lot of fun!
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 at the H2O Restaurant while listening to a Christmas Quartet, watch a Magic Show whilst feasting from a special Christmas Eve Buffet. Price at Rp.325.000 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. To really get you in the Festive mood our Children's Choir are here to serenade you, accompanied by our Kid’s Christmas Carols and Batak Quartet
~ Bucks Fizz on arrival ( for Adult ) and Angel’s delight on arrival ( for child)
Price at Rp.425.000 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 Modern Dance, Christmas Quartet strolling amongst the tables.
Price at Rp.325,000 nett per person. Children under 6 years eat free and kids between 7 to 12 yeas old at half price. Dress code : Smart casual
NEW YEARS EVE " TROPICAL BEACH PARTY" at H2O Restaurant
7:00pm - 00.30am
Party Package includes:
* Buffet Dinner
* Free welcome Cocktail or Mocktail
* Free Flow Bintang Beer, Sangria and Soft drink ( from 8pm-10pm)
* Free a glass of Sparkling wine at midnight - countdown at H2O
Entertainment: DJ’s, Welcome dance, Quartet , Fire Dance, Bartender Show , Lucky draw
PRICE: Rp. 800.000 nett per adult To attend you have to be minimum 16 years old.
NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER at SEN5ES Restaurant 7:00pm - 11.00pm - Free Flow Soft Drinks
Price at Rp.425.000 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 cover charge of Rp150. 000net per adult will apply including a glass of Bintang Beer, softdrink or juice.
Free Cover Charge for guests who join the party at H2O or Sen5es
Entertainment: DJ and Rais Paddies Band
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.
Rp.175.000 net per Child including Kid’s buffet and Party novelties.
Children below 5 Years old should be accompanied by a babysitter which can be arranged at the hotel.
PRE BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
To Book any of the above events and for a complete look at the Menus of each event CLICK HERE
Golf Sensation Package
Whether you are a casual golfer or a seasoned player, this diverse and meticulously maintained course will never cease to provide surprises. Bali Handara Golf & Country Club Resort is located in the central highlands of Bali and is nestled down inside the crater of an extinct volcano surrounded by lush green mountains, crater lakes and an equatorial rain forest, which creates dramatic backdrops for tee shots and approach shots into the well maintained bentgrass greens.
Our Golf Sensation Package includes:
- 2 nights stay in a Deluxe Room inclusive of daily breakfast for 2 people
- 1x 18 holes play for 2 people at the Bali Handara Golf & Country Club
- Transfers from hotel to course and back
- Green fee, caddy fee and cart fee
- Return Airport Transfer
- 20% discount at Ashoka Spa
- 15% discount on food
- Free use of the Hotels’ Hospitality Lounge for early arrival and/or late departure
The Bali Dynasty Resort offers Great Value for families!
Our Theme Night Buffet Dinners at H20 restaurant 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!
The Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant offers a delicious Dim Sum Buffet Lunch every Sunday at only IDR 135.000. Kids under 12 years old receive a 50% discount, while Kids under 6 EAT FREE!
And if you would like to take a break, the Kupu Kupu Kiddies Club offers full day programmes of activities every day from 9am to 6pm for FREE. This area is divided into two sections with the ground floor consisting of the 'Enchanted Garden' theme air-conditioned kids' club catering for ages 4-8 years, whilst on the second floor The Den caters for those aged between 8-12 years of age with different set of activities whilst ages 12 -16 may use this facility as they please.
Children must be registered at the kiddies club by their parents. Suitable for children from 4 to 16 years of age (Children under 4 must be accompained by a babysitter)
Another great value for your kids is the popular Kids Gecko Passport which entitles them to some great discount and prizes at the resort - every time your child eats in one of the restaurants or uses the hotel facilities a stamp is received. When 14 stamps are collected, bring the Passport to the Front Desk to receive the prize for your kids.
All great fun for Young and Old!
Bali the No 1 Best Value Winter Escape!
Bali tops survey of best value long-haul winter sun escapes for Britons.
The Island of Bali makes up one of the thousands of islands in the Indonesian Archipelago. It is by far the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia and has been referred to as the “Island Of The God’s”
Bali's pristine beach areas boast the best value for tourists, says the Post Office Travel Money survey
Kuta Beach in Bali, which topped the survey of best long-haul winter escapes ahead of Cape Town.
More details about this news please CLICK HERE
Balinese Culture Calender
Bali has its own customs and rituals, based on centuries-old beliefs which have evolved into Bali’s own form of the Hindu religion. Visitors may be perplexed by the numerous street processions and the little offerings left at seemingly random places.
A basic principle of Hinduism is that the universe is structured - things do not happen at random, and it is essential that a balance is maintained between order and disorder. Spirits are everywhere and ultimately control nature, and so must be honoured regularly to maintain balance. Rituals and festivals are the way that Balinese maintain this order. The festivals thus have great meaning and are an integral part of the Balinese culture.
Saraswati - Saturday, 4 October 2014
This day is devoted to Dewi Saraswati, the Goddess of Science & Knowledge. Books of knowledge, manuscripts and the Wedas are blessed and special offerings are made for them.
As with other religious days in Bali, there are also ritual activities before and after the day of Saraswati itself. The day before the Saraswati is called Pengeradanaan, a day to prepare for Saraswati both spiritually and physically. Books are cleaned and properly arranged.
On Saraswati Day, the Balinese make offerings to their books. Students celebrate at school, usually in the morning. The Saraswati Day is not a day off work, so all offices are open.
The day after Saraswati is called Banyu Pinaruh. "Banyu" means water and "Pinaruh" means wisdom. Taken together, the words mean that man must have wisdom which always flows like water, and is useful for mankind. Early in the morning of Banyu Pinaruh Day, people will go the beaches, rivers and springs to purify themselves and pray for wisdom.
Pagerwesi - Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Pagerwesi commemorates the day upon which an ancient battle between good and evil was fought. The word "Pagerwesi" means "iron fence", and reflects the purpose of this important event: it is the day to strengthen one's fortifications against evil. The correlation between Pagerwesi and the Saraswati is that knowledge is so powerful that it must be protected from bad influences. Pagerwesi Day reminds people to be wise and more aware of the function and power of knowledge.
The Balinese celebrate the Pagerwesi ceremony every six months according to the Balinese calendar. The celebration is usually three days after the Saraswati day.
During Pagerwesi, people make special offerings for the dead who have not yet been cremated. Observances are usually held at every house compound, and at temples.
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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 July 2014, these staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.
Congratulations to one of the Employees of the Month "Front of the House" for July 2014, I KADEK EKA SUGITA or EKA.You will see Eka's smiling face when he is offering your meal every day at the H2O restaurant as he works in our Food and Beverage Department since 2002. He is always laughing and joking with the guests and his colleagues.
Our second Employee of the Month 'Front of the House' is I KOMANG SUARJANA, or Froggy to his friends. Having joined Bali Dynasty since 1999, he made a reputation as being a very friendly. As well he has been a regular Guest Nominee in our Newsletter!
He lives in Denpasar with his family with two children
Our Supervisor of the Quarter this month is NI LUH PUTU ENY KURNIAWATI or ENY better known to everyone. You will see the friendly smile of ENY at the Front Desk when you arrive at the resort. She has two children and enjoys Balinese dancing as her hobby.
I KETUT ARDANAYASA Our Guest Nomination who is one of our very popular Housekeeping Assistants. For the third year in a row again Yasa has been nominated by our guests. Well done Yasa ~ we are very proud of YOU!
Visit Indonesia in just One day!
Taman Nusa - Indonesian Cultural Heritage Center
Want to visit Indonesia in one day?
That's now possible at Taman Nusa, an Indonesian cultural theme center that has opened its doors to guests in the Gianyar hills in Bali.
Taman Nusa is a cultural park that aims to offer comprehensive information on the cultures of Indonesia’s various ethnic groups in an attractive and interactive way, while enjoying the natural beauty of Bali. Its mission is to provide a conservation, didactic and recreative means for both domestic and foreign visitors to accurately understand the depiction of Indonesia.
The buildings in the park represent various eras in Indonesia’s history. There is a complex of at least 59 traditional houses showing the cultural richness of ethnic groups across the archipelago. Some were built on site, while others are historical artifacts that were delivered to Bali. Not only can guests enjoy the architectural beauty of the houses and the nature of the island, but they also have the chance to learn the art of batik in the park’s cloth museum, one of three museums on site. Situated on 15 hectares of land, visitors are invited to explore and experience Indonesia’s journey throughout the ages.
For a special price and bookings, please visit Bali Dynasty's Tour & Information Centre, located of the lobby
What the Guests say!
Really enjoyed our stay here again for my fourth time. Staff always helpful and friendly. Thanks for making our holiday amazing. Really enjoyed our stay here again for my fourth time. Staff always helpful and friendly. Thanks for making our holiday amazing. Mr & Mrs P - Australia
Buffet breakfast in the morning was perfect as well as room service. Was very happy with the meals we had here. Mr & Mrs. M - Australia
A pleasure to wake up and look out of my window beautiful gardens. Congratulation to gardener!
Quality of breakfast excellent, service wonderful, great staff always greeted with a smile. You have a fantastic team you should proud of. Mr & Mrs W - United Kingdom
Excellent service. Lovely and friendly staff. Beautiful resort. Will definitely recommend to others and will stay again next time. Mr & Mrs K - Singapore
Service in all areas of Dynasty is great. Everyone has a smile and chat and are very helpful. Mr & Mrs W - German.
It is my first time to Bali. I will certainly be back and I hope to stay at Bali Dynasty again. Mr & Mrs M - Holland