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Newsletter November 2014

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Newsletter November 2014

 

Welcome to the November 2014 edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter.

The wet season is now finally upon us, we have hardly had any rain for months and finally  the annual rainy season seems to have arrived which is essential for keeping the island looking green. Bali’s rainfall is tropical, which means that humidity levels are high and the temperature still remains warm.

Things are really looking busy in the next few months and it seems that we will be full to the brim over the Festive and New Year Season!  Soon it will be time to unwrap the Christmas tree and prepare for our Festive Season program. So if you are staying with us over the Festive Season and have not as yet made a booking for our special events then we recommend you do make prior reservations through our on line booking form.

Read on for some more updates and information about the goings on in and around the resort. We hope that you have a very enjoyable festive season and if you are not planning on visiting us shortly then we hope to see you in the New Year!

Christmas & New Year coming soon - Book your seats NOW!

Christmas is just around the corner, have you planned your yuletide diary yet?
We would like to remind all of you that if you are staying with us over the Christmas and New Year period you can book any of our Festive events directly online and view the complete Bali Dynasty Resort Festive Program including the details on the New Year’s Eve Party "Tropical Beach New Year Party" with Great Food, Drinks, Entertainment, Dancing and Fun Challenges!

CLICK HERE  to find the Christmas events or end of year function options that best suits your needs.

Book Now to secure your preferred date, for bookings please CLICK HERE  or if you have any enquiries please email to info@balidynasty.com

Whatever you decide, we look forward to seeing you at the Bali Dynasty Resort  in December

Gift Vouchers - The Perfect Gift

With Christmas just around the corner, here's a novel way to surprise your family or friends when they visit or stay at the Bali Dynasty Resort.

You can purchase Bali Dynasty Gift Vouchers for that special occasion.
Choose from special lunch or dinner vouchers, spa treatments at Ashoka Spa, theme and candlelit dinners and even room stays and upgrades.
For more information on our Bali Dynasty Gift Certificates contact gmsec@balidynasty.com  

HAM TAN WONG promotion at Golden Lotus

Experience the rich taste of our upcoming HAM TAN WONG cuisine prepared by our Master Chef, Chef Teng Seng Lee at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant.

Savour the innovative and juicy Ham Tan Wong Cuisine; Deep Fried Prawn, Squid, Baby French bean or for the vegetarian, the Deep-Fried “Bitter Squash” are served with salted egg, butter, curry leaves and chilli. Starting from Rp. 45,000nett/dish

This delicious cuisine is available at Golden Lotus from the 1st of December 2014 until the 28th of February 2015.

Wedding Ceremonies

Getting married in Bali with a legal wedding ceremony or commitment wedding ceremony is popular with both foreign and local couples and what better place could be chosen than an island of such beauty and magic, the Island of the Gods. 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.

Choose from a variety of locations within the lush green tropical resort setting or at the beautiful beach in front of the resort. 

Our Wedding ceremony packages start from US$ 1100 nett and Renewal of Wedding Vows at US$ 660 nett. 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.

For further information please check out our Events brochure or email us at  events@balidynasty.com

Special Packages

Looking for a great way to get away?
We have just developed some special new packages to entice you to enjoy your next Bali Getaway with us
 - we still have some rooms left in the January school holiday period!

Culture Package

Explore the culture highlights of Bali by visiting some interesting places and enjoy the  Devdan Show 'Treasure of the Archipelago' at Bali Nusa Dua Theatre with  a spectacular modern & contemporary acrobatic and dance performance inspired by the culture of Indonesia.

We will make your stay comfortable and memorable while you explore, discover and enjoy.

Cultural Package Rate start from us$470++

Inclusions:
- 3 nights stay in a in Deluxe room
- Daily Breakfast
- Return Airport Transfer
- 1x Devdan show for 2 pax including return tranfer
- 1xHalf day Tour to Alas Kedaton and Tanah Lot  with TaruBali Tour for 2 pax
- 20 % discount at Ashoka Spa
- 15% discount on food

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Holiday Surf Package

US$ 508 net – Deluxe room
US$ 805 net – Family Garden

The passionate team from Thumpss Up is dedicated to giving you an unforgettable surfing experience

Inclusions:
- 3 nights stay in Deluxe room or 3 nights stay in Family Garden view
- Daily Breakfast
- Return Airport Transfer
- 1 x Surf lesson for 2 persons
- 20% discount at Ashoka Spa

Click here for more information and booking or email reservations@balidynasty.com

Date set for Back to Bali Dynasty Party

Looking ahead to Saturday, February  14th of 2015, we will  again be holding our Annual ‘Back to Bali Dynasty’ Charity Dinner for 2015 at the Western Australian Italian Club at Fitzgerald Street in North Perth.

This years theme is "show your love for the Dynasty" with a special Valentines theme since it falls on Valentines day!

This is our biggest annual fundraiser for the Bali Dynasty Charity Effort and as usual the money raised at the event is used to  eductae the poor kids in  North Eastern Bali in conjunction with the East Bali Poverty Project so your attendance is for a good cause! Why not invite some friends along and book a table of ten!

As always you can also expect to see some of your favourite Bali Dynasty Staff in attendance too!

This year tickets will be on sale on line and we will notify you in the next few weeks once these are available to purchase!

Tourist visa free

With the instatement of a new Government the new Ministry of Tourism is moving quickly to increase the number of foreign tourists coming to our shores. One of the ways they are doing that is by giving free visas to tourists from the top five producing countries starting in 2015.

The five countries are China, Japan, South Korea, Russia and Australia. The announcement of the visa waivers was made by Tourism Minister Arief Yahya at a meeting concerning tourist visa extensions and boat tour licensing. The other policy discussed at the meeting was the simplification of licensing for tourist boats and yachts.

By making the tourist visa free, the ministy expects to see more and more foreign tourists coming to Indonesia. The plan is for this policy to be immediately implemented starting in 2015. 

"We expect the free visas we will become effective in January 2015," Arief promised.

Another recent developement is the proposed abolishment of the Rp200,000 departure tax in 2015 which they intend to include in the airline ticket price; another positive move to ensure a hassle free departure!

Balinese Culture Calender

Galungan and Kuningan Days - Hindu Holiday in Bali

Galungan and Kuningan are the most important Hindu holidays which are coming up and commemorated by Balinese Hindus every 210 days following the Hindu Calendar.

Every 210 days the whole island of Bali sprouts flimsy bamboo poles, known as “penjor” adorned with fruit, flowers and coconut leaves, these tall poles are found on every byway and highway and outside virtually every Balinese home, fluttering aimlessly in the breeze. On the 11th of December South Kuta Beach will be once again holding it's Penjor Competition so if you are in Bali, be sure to visit in from of District next to Discovery Mall where over 50 artisans will be carefully crafting their penjor in a competition to win the top prize!

This year, these holidays fall twice with Galungan happening on the 21st  May  & 17th December and Kuningan falling on both the 31st May  & 27th November. Before the day of Galungan and Kuningan, Hindu people in Bali are  very busy preparing for the religious ceremonial offerings and Bali's streets are donned with bright and colourful penjor for the entire period between Galungan and Kuningan. 

Galungan is a unique 10 day celebration commemorating good over evil in typically melodramatic style. Balinese mythology is colorful to say the least and the story behind Galungan takes it to a whole new level. Briefly, it involves a shape-shifting evil giant, rivers of blood and a year-long battle royal between the Gods. During Galungan the Godly spirits return to earth and expect to be welcomed and entertained with important Balinese rituals and extravagant feasts.

High Flyers Trampoline

 

High Flyers Bali, located in the Bali Dynasty Resort is pleased to introduce their brand new euro bungy trampoline, providing great fun and and entertainment for the kids!  Located adjacent to the Trapeze the Trampoline is only Rp 50,000 per session.

The Trampoline can also be rented for private kids parties.

For booking enquiries please email marketing@highflyersbali.com 

Review us on TripAdvisor

Review us on TripAdvisor

Social Media is all the hype and TripAdvisor is becoming an ever popular source that people are turning to for advice!  Please share your experience during your stay in the Bali Dynasty Resort or your experience at our Golden Lotus restaurant and Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub and help us increase our ranking on Trip Advisor It means a lot to us!

Our Star Performers

Every month we hold our 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  2014, these staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.

Again and again...Congratulations Padma!

Our Employee of the Month Front of the House this Month is I MADE SUPADMA or better known to you all as Padma from the Housekeeping Department keeping your room clean every day and he has been working at the Bali Dynasty since 1991. He has two children and enjoys shopping with his children

Our SUPERVISOR OF THE QUARTER this month is IDA BAGUS SUJANA or SUDJANA to his friends and he works in the Accounting Department. He joined Bali Dynasty in 1992 and he is very responsible and hardworking even with the pressures of his job he still manages a smile to everyone.

I GUSTI AGUNG NGURAH SUARBAWA is the winner of Our Guest Nomination for the month of September and you will find SUARBAWA working in the rooms.  He has been with the Bali Dynasty Resort since 1990, he is married with three children and lives in Denpasar.

Congratulations to all our winners!

What the Guests say!

We had a wonderful time in a beautiful place. It is restful and peaceful here and we look forward to coming back
Mr & Mrs F - Australia

Excellent hotel facility, friendly staff, good activities everyday. Definitely will recommend to friends
Mr & Mrs. X - China

Thank you for making it enjoyable for a whole family at meal times. Especially our 8 year old daughter with her nut allergy.
Mr & Mrs N - Australia

H2O and Sen5es had excellent staff they even remembered our standard drink orders and the staff serving drinks around the pool too. The free activities were excellent. I will be back with all my family for my 40th. See you then!
Mr & Mrs R - Australia

The room attendants were fantastic. Really friendly people. I loved the birthday cake and the kids loved the animal towels. Thank you
Mr & Mrs T - Nederlands.

Warm and welcoming from all areas of the resort. Great entertainment from Gracie Kelly’s and The kids club was good and babysitters made you feel very comfortable leaving your child with them.
Mr & Mrs T - United Kingdom

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