Welcome to the first edition of our online newsletter for 2015.
Read on for all our latest news, events and extra special promotions that we hope will bring you back to Bali and stay with us at the Bali Dynasty Resort
Although the wet season is now upon us we are enjoying a beautiful climate at the moment which is not so humid and nice breezes which is quite unusual for this time of the year! The rain showers are normally restricted to the evening time or early morning ensuring quite a few hours of blue skies and sunshine during the day. There is nothing better than taking time out to indulge in a relaxing spa treatment at Ashoka Spa or enjoying a great day with some our activities such as Jimbaran Fishermans Village, Cooking lesson and many more!
The busy Festive Season may be over, but the celebrations continue as we will see in the Chinese New Year with celebrations at Golden Lotus Chinese Restuarant on 19th of February and we will also celebrate Valentines Day on 14th of February offering a romantic dinner and spa specials.
In this issue we introduce some new authentic chinese dishes produced by our Chinese Master Chef Chef Teng Seng Lee who recently rejoined the Golden Lotus and is already making some great improvements to our cuisine.
There is also Nyepi day coming up in March and we have more news of our up and coming ‘Back to Bali Dynasty’ Charity event in Perth on the 14th of February in case some of you haven't had the chance yet to book your tickets, act fast since space is limited!
We hope you enjoy the read.
See you soon at the Bali Dynasty Resort where you are sure to "Make Friends for Life"!
Yee Sang Promo at Golden Lotus
Celebrate Chinese New Year in Style at Golden Lotus!
Chinese Barong Sai on Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 7pm
Chinese Duo on Thursday, 19 February 2015, 7pm
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 and Chinese spices with salmon fish fillet mixed with Golden Lotus special sauce
According to the Chinese belief, eat "Yee Sang" during the 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 shredded chicken & fish lips soup with scallop & crab meat,
stir-fried chicken with coffee sauce, deep-fried crispy roasted duck, deep-fried King prawns with “Kam Heong” sauce,
szechuan fried rice with chicken, braised top shell slice with black mushroom and broccoli, chilled Golden Lotus mango pudding and mandarin orange.
Spoil your Valentine!
It's not easy to decide just what to buy a loved one for Valentines day, so this year why not spoil your Valentine with a treatment for the both of you and unwind in the romantic atmosphere of the Ashoka’s couple suite with our specialValentine Spa Package. Only IDR 1,200,000/couple include a glass of sparkling wine.
Start this 2-hour spa journey with a foot bath ritual followed by a relaxing 50 minutes traditional massage. Continue with a traditional Indonesian facial making you feel refreshed and your skin refined. Next you will shower and relax together in a floral bath whilst enjoying a glass of sparkling wine.
One day in advance booking is required. For reservations please contact Ashoka Spa or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete this special day with a Candle Light Dinner at the Upper Deck @ H2O.
Available for only Rp. 575.000net/couple including 2 glasses of sparkling wine. Please book one day in advance email to email@example.com
Come and visit us at the Perth Holiday and Travel Expo at the Crown Ballroom in Perth and discuss your needs for your next break at the Bali Dynasty Resort. We will have details on our special wedding packages as well as assisting you in creating a special event or celebration.
As a bonus, every visitor to the Perth Holiday & Travel Expo has the chance to win some fantastic prizes and giveaways
All you need to do is attend the Expo and enter the draw!
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
Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel & Suites and the Bali Dynasty Resort will continue to Melbourne to attend the Flight Centre Expo on the 7th & 8th of February followed by Perth on the 14th & 15th, 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 to see you in Australia!
Daily Theme Night Dinner at H2O
Our Theme Night Buffet Dinners offer you a great variety of local and International cuisine each night with nightly entertainment.
Take a culinary journey around the world with our H2O Theme Night Dinners.
Mondays - Italian Pasta Pizza Night - Rp. 195,000 net
Pasta dishes with rich authentic Sauces and there's Pizza too!
Tuesdays - Mexican Night - Rp. 195,000 net
Enjoy and savour delicious Mexican dishes including tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, refried beans and brown rice
Wednesdays - Wild West Wednesday - Rp. 195,000 net
Ribs, Burgers, Chicken Wings and Sausage Sizzle. Enjoy the Kids Magic Show!
Thursdays - Asian Delight - Rp. 195,000 net
Enjoy and savour delicious dishes from asian countries
Fridays - Indonesian Night - Rp.200,000 net
Authentic Indonesian Buffet Dinner.
Your kids can join the dance too!
Saturdays - Aussie BBQ - Rp.195, 000 net Juicy Australian Steaks, BBQ Chicken and Beef Sausages.
Sundays - Roast Night with - Rp.195,000 net
Traditional Sunday roast, which includes a succulent choice of roast beef or pork, yorkshire pudding and gravy.
Dont forget our Extra Family Value!
Up to 2 kids 12 years and under EAT FREE from the Buffet when accompanied by two full paying Adults.
Be Our Valentine!
Looking ahead to Saturday, February 14th 2015, we will once again be holding our Annual ‘Back to Bali Dynasty’ Charity Dinner at the WA Italian Club in Fitzgerald Street in North Perth.
There's ONLY 2 WEEKS TO GO and we need your support more than ever this year, as this will be our 22nd ‘Back to Bali Dynasty’ party.
As usual the money raised at the event is used to help the poor kids of Bali, so your attendance will be assisting the Charity effort the Bali Dynasty supports. There are flights from Garuda Indonesia as well as Air Asia, room night stays as well as many prizes for lots of attractions on Bali!
Apart from a great night’s entertainment, we have an Indonesian Traditional style dinner
We will be bringing Chefs from Bali Dynasty Resort especially to prepare the dinner this year and some key staff to help entertain you! As usual we have and a fantastic Lucky Draw Raffle where you have the chance to win trips to Bali, Accommodation, and a host of Bali Tours.
Bali's Day of Silence "Nyepi" 2014 Saka New Year 1937 of Hindus
The Balinese Hindus do not celebrate the coming of the new year of Saka calendar with lavish party, they celebrate it with meditation instead. No activities are allowed to take place. These mandatory religious prohibitions include no pleasure (amati lelangon), no traffic (amati lelungan), no fire (amati geni) and no work (amati karya).
This year, Nyepi Day falls on 21 March 2015 and on Nyepi Day, we will not be able to accept any check-in or check-outs throughout the day.
Nyepi, the day of silence in Bali is an amazing time to be in Bali to learn about the reason behind this 24 hours of silence - and the festive parade on Nyepi Eve. Dynasty's Balinese-Hindu family is preparing our 'ogoh-ogoh' paper mache doll for our parade. Before we do that we ask as many hotel guests as possible to dress up in a sarong and head band and help us carry the Ogoh Ogoh.
Apart from being a lot of fun, it’s a great photo opportunity and a chance be a part of the Nyepi tradition. If you are with us at that time you are more than welcome to witness this ritual parade before dinner time. We will be gathering at the Kertagosa Ballroom 6pm on Friday, 20 March 2015.
If you will be staying with us during Nyepi Day, kindly be informed on the following:
- The silence begins at 0:00 am of 21 March 2015 and will last for 24 hours
- All shops are closed on Nyepi Day
- Guests have to stay inside the resort area
- When listening to the music or watching TV in the room, keep the sound at a minimum level
- There will be no traffic on that day in the whole Bali island
- Ngurah Rai airport will be totally closed on 21 March 2015, so there will be neither arrival or departure in the airport on that day. All connecting airports around the globe have been informed in advance about this.
- Across Bali, the activities are allowed only in emergency rooms and maternity section of hospitals and the arrival section of airport. Any emergencies are taken into consideration and tolerated. The whole island is in silence.
However, operational activities and services in the resort will operate normally.
For more information on the activities around the resort please CLICK HERE
Tour of the Month - Bali Marine Walk
The Bali Marine Walk takes place west of Lembongan Island, approximately 30km southeast of the Bali mainland. The tour takes you four to six metres underwater, as you wear specially designed helmets that allow you to remain submerged – a fun alternative for those who don’t dive.
Bali Marine Walk is a great underwater activity for divers and non-divers alike, as it provides a different perspective and experience to diving. Walking on the ocean bed, a site specifically selected clear enough for walking but surrounded by reef brimming with diverse marine life, marine walkers get to view and interact with colourful schools of fish and marine life.
Bali Marine Walk tour starts off at Sanur’s Sindhu beach, and a boat speeds you to Lembongan in approximately 30 minutes. Arriving at the white sands of Lembongan, the Bali Marine Walk features ‘all-inclusive activities’ such as bicycles that can be taken on free tours around the small island and a restaurant onsite serves Indonesian cuisine for lunch.
For complete details on Bali Marine Walk and for bookings with a special price please visit the Tour & Information Centre at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
We will soon be launcing our "Dynasty Rewards" so for every night you stay and each time you spend in our Restaurant, Bars and Spa you will earn points which you can redeem on your return visit against food, drink, spa, or even room nights if you save enough points!
Make sure you register at www.balidynasty.com before checkout to earn points!
*Terms and Conditions apply.
Points are accumulated on room changes only ( not cash purchases )
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 I NYOMAN KARDIANA or KARDIANA to his friends. He has been working at the Bali Dynasty Resort since November 1995 in the Food and Beverage Service and he is our Captain at the H2O Restaurant. Kardiana is married and has two children.
We congratulate I NYOMAN PRATHAMA ADITYA from the Accounting Department as our Employee of the Month Heart of the House for the month of December. He joined the Bali Dynasty Resort in 2013 and he lives in Sanur.
KETUT ARDANAYASA is the winner of Our Guest Nomination. He is one of our popular Housekeeping Assistants. He may be a familiar face to some of you as he maintains your room at all times. Yasa lives in Denpasar with his wife and two children. Yasa joined Bali Dynasty in 1991
Supervisor of the Quarter
Congratulations go out to MOHAMMAD HAYADUN, or O'DUN, our Supervisor of the Quarter. O'Dun works in the FB department as operational Duty Manager. He is popular with the staff for his jovial and freindly attitude. O'Dun has been with the Bali Dynasty Resort since 1991 and is a father to two children.
What the Guests say!
Saya sangat suka dengan pelayanannya. Apalagi di Sen5es para pelayan restaurant beserta managernya sangat menyambut kami bahkan, mereka juga bersedia memberikan kejutan ulang tahun untuk anak-anak yang kebetulan sedang berulang tahun. Mr & Mrs. W - Indonesia
Overall we had a lovely time and the hotel is very very good. We will definitely recommend it to others. Thank you to management and all staff, you made our holiday memorable. Mr & Mrs. F- Australia
I will comment on my emails when I was making my reservations, the staff were so helpful, this holiday would not have taken place if not for the help I received in adjusting and alerting reservations for an additional person to accompany us. My special thanks to all involved. Mr & Mrs. L - Singapore
All your staff are beautiful. Always smile and greet. Flower, card and beautiful towel origami for our wedding anniversary by Suarta also cake, card and message for daughter birthday. Mr & Mrs. D - Australia
We loved it soooo much! There was nothing wrong with it. It was perfect. Thank you we had an excellent stay and we can’t wait to come again. Mr & Mrs. D - Nederlands
The staff is genuine, friendly serving and go above and beyond to help. An absolute treat to be here with our young family. Mr & Mrs. K - Australia