A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to all our Guests!
Welcome to the year end edition of our newsletter and on behalf of the entire Bali Dynasty Resort team, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year. Hopefully 2015 will bring you peace and prosperity.
Lots of news to tell you in our Festive Newsletter this month updating you on the latest goings on around the Bali Dynasty Resort.
More info on our Festive program, we share with you the online registration for our Annual “Back to Bali Dynasty’ Party in Perth and we will look ahead to the Australia Day celebration at Gracie Kelly’s in January and our Chinese New Year celebration at the Golden Lotus in February.
Enjoy the read and from all of us at Bali Dynasty Resort we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you in 2015!
Australia Day at Gracie Kellys Irish Pub
Join us for another Australia Day celebration on Monday, 26 January 2015 at Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub
Bring along your family and friends and enjoy a fun filled day with Live Music to excite, there will be things to see and lots to do!
- Charity Quiz Conduct by Ms Margaret Quin
- Roulette of Shots Competition
- Tattoo Competition for Male and Female
- Charity Raffle ticket & Lucky Draw
- Bartender Fire Show
SPECIAL DRINK PROMOTIONS
- Aussie Meat Pie with special price
- Smirnoff Ice Buy 2 get 1 Free
- Kilkenny Draught beer buy 2 get 1 Free
We will be offering Special Aussie favourites on the Gracie’s menu as well and entertain you with great Live mucsic by resident band, Gracie’s famous Rais Paddies band.
Don’t miss a real Aussie night out and no one throws a party quite like in the Irish Pub!!!
Bali Dynasty Resort receives Emerald
We are delighted to announce that we had the honor to receive an Emerald medal and certification award on November 29th, 2014.
Tri Hita Karana and accreditation is organized by the Tri Hita Karana Bali Foundation, fully supported by the Bali Government, and is dedicated to emphasize the commitment of hotels and resorts and other tourism related organizations in maintaining the culture of Bali as well as every other aspect in relation with the Hita Karana concept of the Balinese community in accomplishing secular and spiritual bliss through harmonisation of the relationship between humans and God (parhyangan), human and human (pawongan), and human and environment (palemahan) into an integral unity. This concept originates from the teachings of the Hindu religion, but THK principles contain universal values.
The Emerald Medal is awarded to hotels and resorts who received a Gold Medal for 3 consecutive times and Bali Dynasty Resort has been recognised as one of the resorts that has incorporated the sustainable environment principals and practices into its' business.
With total support and dedication from all the staff, we are proud to continue the sustainable environmental programme, especially the implementation of the Tri Hita Karana values in the daily operation to preserve the local culture heritage and environment
Bali Dynasty Specials
Kid's Movie Night at the KIds Club
Let the kids enjoy special Kids Movie night every Thursday Night and Saturday Night at the Kids Club from 6pm to 9pm which allows the parents some time on their own!
Each week we show the kids favourite movies and during movie time the kids can help themselves to a special kids buffet set up in the kids club. (subject to minimum 10 kids or a la carte is served). For just Rp.85,000 including ice cream, popcorn and a fruit juice or water. Great value!
Cook Your own Indonesian Lunch
If you love to cook and are passionate about traditional Indonesian food then join us for the "Cook Your Own Indonesian Lunch" with our chef at only Rp. 250.000 per person. Every Tuesday at SEN5ES restaurant from 12noon - 1pm ( Minimum 2 people)
Pre bookings are essential at the Tour & Information Centre.
Happy Hours at the Upper Deck @ H2O
Daily from 6pm to 7pm we are offering a 50% discount on Balimoon cocktails with FREE tapas served. We feature a Live DJ twice a week from 6pm to 9pm as well playing your favourite sounds during sunset and beyond
Golden Lotus Dim Sum Lunch Buffet
There’s no better way to catch up with family and friends than to dig into our delectable Dim Sum Lunch Buffet.(Yum Cha)
Dim Sum Sunday Lunch Buffet start from 10am to 2.30pm for only Rp.135,000net per person including Chinese tea. We have created over 60 different Dim Sum dishes for you to choose from and as you can imagine It can get quite busy on Sundays, so be there early!
We haven’t forgotten the kids, who we offer the lunch at half price (under 12 years) and Kids under 6 years old can EAT FREE!
Dont forget each weekday lunchtime you can enjoy our Dim Sum a la carte menu. Enjoy as well the FREE FLOW DIM SUM every Saturday and on Public Holidays.
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 until the 28th of February 2015.
For more complete information of what is happening around the resort click here to view our latest Gecko!
South Kuta's Penjor Competition
On Thursday, 11 Dec 2014, the Bali Dynasty Resort participated in the Penjor Competition together with all of the hotels in the South Kuta Beach area, organised by the South Kuta Beach Business Association (SKBBA), to prepare for Galungan and Kuningan Day.
Galungan and Kuningan are the most important Hindu holidays and commemorated by Balinese Hindus every 210 days following the Hindu Calendar. This competition is the second one held this year, as these holidays fall twice with Galungan happening on the 21st May & 17th December and Kuningan falling on both the 31st May & 27th December
The aim of placing penjors at Galungan is to show devotion to God in his manifestation as the god of the mountain (Hyang Giri Pati).
The Bali Dynasty Resort’s penjor was chosen by the jury as one of the best penjors and won the second place.After the competition, all the SKBBA hotels placed their penjor in front of their hotel entrance. Visitors to the South Kuta Beach area will be amazed by the beautiful, Balinese atmosphere within the South Kuta Beach streets during this 10-day celebration.
Hopefully this will become an attraction that will grow year after year, showcasing the culture and keeping the traditional skills alive.
Congratulations to the staff participating in making this beautiful penjor!
Be Our Valentine!
Looking ahead to Saturday, February 14th, 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 online and we will notify you in the next few weeks once these are available to purchase!
Celebrate Chinese New Year in Style at Golden Lotus!
Chinese Barong Sai on Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 7 pm
Chinese Duo on Thursday, 19 February 2015, 7 pm
Chinese New Year signature dish "YEE SANG"
Available from 5 February - 5 March 2015
Small Rp.65.000 net, Medium Rp.90.000net, Large Rp.115.000net
“YEE SANG is a Chinese salad made up of thinly sliced carrots, shredded yam, pickles, white sesame, chopped peanut, Mandarin orange leaf, spring onion, big onion, sweet potato, Chinese spices,
with salmon fish fillet mixed with Golden Lotus special sauce
According to the Chinese belief, eat "Yee Sang" during Chinese New Year and life and business will be prosperous and it warrants good luck!
"HONG WAN SALMON YEE SANG" SET MENU
Rp. 219.000net/person (Minimum 2 persons)
Prosperity "Hong Wan" Salmon Yee Sang
Braised Fish lips & Scallop Soup
Stir-fried Beef " Saigon " Style
Deep-Fried Crispy Roasted Duck
Braised Abalone with shrimps topped with crabmeat sauce
Szechuan Fried Rice with Flying Fish's Roe
Braised Vegetables " Lo-han - cai " style
Chilled Golden Lotus Mango pudding
Visit us at the upcoming Travel Expos
Bali Dynasty Resort and our sister hotels, Amadea Resort & Villas and Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotels & Suites will be participating in the upcoming Perth Holiday & Travel Expo in Perth on the 31st of January & the 1st of February 2015 under our company banner of Prime Plaza Hotels and Resorts
Visit us at Booth no 60!
For more information on the Perth Holiday & Travel Expo visit their website
Prime Plaza Hotels and Resorts will continue to Melbourne, attending the Flight Centre Expo on the 7th & 8th of February followed by Perth on the 14th & 15th and then Brisbane on the 21st & 22nd February and Darwin on the 8th of March 2015.
Come along and have a chat with us about your holiday needs and enjoy the great special offers available for bookings during the period of the shows.
Make sure to mark your calendar! We look forward seeing you in Australia!
Cultural Calendar - Siwa Latri Day
Siwa Latri is always celebrated on the day before Tilem Sasih Kepitu, the new moon of the 7th month of the SakaMoon calendar of Bali, a day which usually falls in the month of January.
In accordance with the Balinese calendar, Siwa Latri falls on the 19h of January, 2015. Siwa Latri will light up the night all over Bali. On this night believers in Siwa gather together in all temples. They stay awake all night long, recite prayer or old religious stories. The students will celebrate the night of Siwa in their respective school, they gather in the school temple under the supervision of their teacher, recite prayers, read the holy book, or simply chat with fellow students.
Tour of the Month - Bali Hai Cruises
Join Bali Cruises and Sailing Adventures for a great day out.
Bali Hai Cruises has spent decades delighting families while cruising in the waters around Bali and Nusa Lembongan.
Not sure yet which of our cruises would be the perfect option for you? They are offering day cruises, day sailing trips and evening cruises which appeal to a wide variety of tastes.
Experience the unspoilt charms of a peaceful tropical island with their Beach Club Cruise. After cruising in comfort to Lembongan Island aboard their luxury catamaran Bali Hai II, you are transferred to their private Beach Club only minutes away. Here you can relax on golden sands, lie back in the shade of the tranquil gardens, or cool off in their lagoon pool. If the mood takes you, an array of activities includes pool volleyball, banana boat rides, snorkeling and island excursions.
For complete details on Bali Hai Cruises and for bookings with a special price please visit the Tour & Information Centre at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
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 from the previous month, these staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.
Our Employee of the Month Front of the House is GEDE JAYA WIDIASA or JAYA is known to most of our regulars and is famous for his smiling face when serving your drink in H2O. He joined Bali Dynasty in 2011. His hobby is playing guitar.
Our Employee of the Month 'Heart of the House' is AA. NGURAH DANI ASMARA, or Gung Dani to his friends. Most of his friends say that he is very diligent, hard working and responsive, he is carefulincarryingouttasksorduties that makes him ideal for his job as an Assistant in our Accounts Receivable Department. Gung Dani has only been at the Bali Dynasty since March this year. He is a keen footbal fan and supports his national team.
I GEDE SUMARDIKA is the winner of Our Guest Nomination. You will find SUMARDIKA working hard cleaning the rooms. He joined the Bali Dynasty Resort in 2009, he is married and has one child and lives with his family in the capital city Denpasar.
Congratulations to all our winners!
What the Guests say!
I really enjoyed my stay once again. I can’t thank everyone enough for their kindness and to make my stay all the more reason to come back nest year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone Mr & Mrs. H - Australia
Did not have a bad meal. Always left satisfied and full. Golden Lotus was sensational. Lunches by the pool were great. Nasi goreng H2O magnificent. Cappuccino in Café Piazza best ever. Breakfast always great and Gracie Kelly’s also. Mr & Mrs. P - China
The pool attendants were lovely and my kids thought they were so cool. Nothing was too much trouble. Mr & Mrs. H - Nederlands.
Excellent service and nice friendly staff. With a good choice of food to suit everyone. Mr & Mrs. C - United Kingdom
The grounds maintenance team are doing a wonderful job. The grounds book amazing. Mr & Mrs. M - Singapore
The restaurants were great with awesome pricing for the quality of food and Housekeepers cleaned our room beautifully everyday. Mr & Mrs. R - Australia