Welcome to the July 2015 edition of the Bali Dynasty Resort Newsletter.
Some exciting news to share in this edition is the launch of H2O’s new a la carte menu, best deals to make the most of your holiday in Bali, Ashoka Spa’s special offers that you shouldn’t miss and having a dream wedding at our resort. Also, get to know more about Gracie Kelly’s - Bali’s first and original Irish pub.
Find further news about how Indonesia’s new regulations regarding free visa and the use of foreign currency apply. Be reminded as well that there is no more departure tax in Indonesia’s airports.
17 August 2015 will mark Indonesia’s 70th Independence Day. Fun activities have been prepared at the resort to commemorate the special day. We will also celebrate the Independence Day with all children of East Bali Poverty Project. In addition, Bali will be the home to many exciting events in August.
Enjoy the read!
H2O Launched New Menu
Guests frequently visiting H2O for lunch and dinner will encounter many new dishes as the restaurant unveiled its brand new a la carte menu on Monday, 20 July 2015.
The new menu comprises a greater variety of snacks including sandwiches and wraps, salads, fish ‘n chips, steaks, a selection of pasta dishes, pizzas galore and plenty more. This is completed with a dessert menu, soft ‘Whippy’ ice cream, a kids’ menu, and an excellent choice of beverages and cocktails.
Each evening H2O adopts a different themed buffet event accompanied by live entertainment, starting from from Rp.210,000 - Rp.215,000 nett per person. Kids under 12 years old can eat free when accompanied by full paying adults. Find more here!
H2O has long been a popular choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner due to its’ prime location next to the main pool.
All our restaurants are also able to cater for specific dietary requests, such as gluten free diets, vegetarian etc. Therefore, please let us know in advance of any special dietary requirements!
Pack Your Bags and Grab Our Best Deals!
DELUXE INTERCONNECTING PACKAGE
Enjoy the privilege of “2 interconnecting deluxe rooms guaranteed” from this package. Perfect for family and best friends travelling to Bali! Price starts from USD 245++ per night for 2 deluxe rooms and are inclusive of breakfast for up to 6 people!
CULTURAL PACKAGE – 4 Days 3 Nights
Explore the cultural 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 acrobatics and dance performance inspired by the culture of Indonesia. Price starts from USD 470++ for 3 nights
DELUXE HOT DEAL – 4 Days 3 Nights
Stay in our deluxe room with this money saving package. Price starts from USD 343++ for 3 nights
FAMILY ADVENTURE PACKAGE – 4 Days 3 Nights
Stay in Family Studio Room and get FREE access to enjoy a fun experience at Waterbom as well as a Trapeze lesson for the whole family (2 adults and 2 kids under 12 y.o). Price starts from USD 847++ for 3 nights
GLAMPING PACKAGE – 3 Days 2 Nights
Our Glamping Package offers you an opportunity to experience the glamorous camping at our Tent Villa, with elevated and uninterrupted ocean views! Price starts from USD 572++ for 2 nights
Click Here for further information about the package and we also provide special value added benefits for our returnees so be sure to let us know when you are coming!
Ashoka Spa's Special Offers
A visit to Ashoka Spa at the Bali Dynasty Resort is a complete mind and body wellness experience. Ashoka Spa serves a complete range of treatments, from the traditional Balinese massages to Ashoka’s Signature Massage, the perfect treatment to diminish the effect of jet lag. Ashoka Spa also provides unique treatments specially created for Him as well as a massage specially created for kids.
Now you can stay rejuvenated with Ashoka’s Spa Offers:
Enjoy 20% discount for any treatments above IDR 200K that you take between 6pm – 9pm
Refresher Facial & Eye Treatment
Enjoy a combination of 60 minutes Refresher Facial and 15 minutes Eye Treatment for only IDR 250K
20% Discount on Pevonia Facial Treatments
Enjoy 20% discount on each Facial Treatment by Pevonia with your choice of
Ashoka's Botanica Facial, Anti Aging Facial, Men’s Face Treatment and Refresher Facial.
Make sure not to miss out and book a relaxing treatment. For more information and booking, please email to email@example.com
Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub
South Kuta beach strip, with its numerous chic restaurants and bars and complete entertainment, is the home to a little-yet-bold touch of the Emerald Isle. Nestled on the ground floor of our resort, Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub has long owned the reputation as Bali’s first and original Irish pub.
Experience the true taste of Ireland as you walk through the doors into another world of an air-conditioned comfort. Be amazed of how the pub transports you into another place and time, thanks to the interior resembling one hundred year old shop pub in rural Ireland.
The Irish atmosphere is enhanced by live music nightly by the local band. The band won’t take a second thought to entertain the crowd with beautiful and lively rendition of folk songs, belting out the notes, turning up the spirit and get everyone dancing.
Fans of trivia quizzes should not miss the Quiz Night at 7.30pm on Tuesdays (Family Quiz night) and 8.45pm on Thursdays (Adult quiz night) where you can test your general knowledge and win a selection of great prizes.
A big screen is available for sporting events, making Gracie Kelly’s the perfect place for sport fans. Pool tables and darts are also available if you want to test your skills.
Take home our selection of merchandise to remind you of the holiday time in Bali especially the good times you spent in Gracie Kelly’s!
Celebrate your dream wedding at Bali Dynasty Resort. With a dedicated team, let us take all the burdens away and let us help prepare your big day. We offer a personal and uniquely tailored service to suit your individual needs. Our wedding packages consist of Western style or Balinese style.
Say “I do” from any of the attractive venues: the beautifully re-landscaped Balinese duck pond, the front garden, the upper lawn, the sandy beach or the tent villa’s private rooftop garden with uninterrupted views of the ocean. We want your special day to be a day to remember; hence our professional team will ensure that all of your expectations are met and delivered to the highest possible standards.
We are also able to conduct renewal of wedding vows for those who might want to celebrate a special anniversary with us on this beautiful island of gods.
Apart from the ceremony arrangements, our professional team is also able to cater for all of you event needs, from friends and family celebrations to meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.
In our June newsletter, we shared the good news that Indonesian Government waived visa requirements for a total of 45 countries, giving visitors opportunity to visit the Bali visa free for a maximum of 30 days.
However, this visa free is eligible for the purpose of tourism, and that was translated as “only for travellers visiting for leisure” by the frontline officials. Also, To enjoy the privilege, visitors must enter and leave the country only from one of the five international airports or four seaports, namely the airports of Bali (Ngurah Rai International Airport), Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta International Airport), Medan (Kuala Namu International Airport), Surabaya (Juanda International Airport) and Batam (Hang Nadim International Airport); or seaports of Sekupang and Batam Centre, Batam, Sri Bintan and Tanjung Uban Riau.
Failure to comply with the procedures will result in visitors being charged with Visa on Arrival at the other airports or seaports when entering or leaving the country.
No More Departure Tax
There has been some confusion with regards to the departure tax, since around March 2015 all airlines departing from anywhere in Indonesia were required to include the airport departure tax in the price of the ticket. It means that you no longer have to pay departure tax!
New Regulations on Foreign Currency
As of July 1st 2015 we are only able to take payment in Indonesian Rupiah as opposed to US$ or any other currency. Following the implementation of this new rule hotel rooms, airline tickets or any purchases that you make in Indonesia must be paid in Rupiah.
Please be aware that any cash you prepare to settle bills upon your arrival or during your stay should be in Indonesian Rupiah. We are unable to accept US Dollar payments. Should you need to exchange your foreign currency then we have an in house moneychanger located in the lobby opposite the reception.
Balinale - Free Open Air Cinema and Many More
Plan your trip in September as BALINALE 2015 will be on 24-30 September 2015.
BALINALE 2015 kicks off its 9th year with “Movies under the Stars” on Bali’s famous Kuta Beach. Enjoy the 'Free' Open Air Cinema, Family Activities, Exhibitions, Special Refreshments and great live entertainment happening over the pre-festival weekend.
This year BALINALE will take place at Cinemax XXI, a newly opened cinema with 5 modern studios, at Lippo Mall just a five minute walk from Bali Dynasty Resort.
As every year we are preparing for our visit to the children of Pengalusan to celebrate with them Indonesian Independence Day, this year being the 70th celebration of Independence.
This year, as always, we will donate hygiene kits consisting of a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and a towel and fresh fruit to all the children in the villages in and surrounding Pengalusan in the area of Desa Ban.
The Bali Dynasty Charity Effort needs your support to continue to be able to support the children in the village of Pengalusan for their education, maintaining the school and supplying them with school material requirements. For details of requirements please visit Make A Difference (hyperlinked with Make a Difference page), now also including requests to support vocational skill training for one year for one school graduate to assist in the sustainable development of the mountain village and the support of one year university scholarship for a talented graduate. If you are interested in sponsoring anyone then please contact us.
Also you can help our Charity Effort by supporting the ‘TWO Dollar to Check out’ program, donating in our donation boxes within the resort, joining our weekly Charity Quiz Nights in Gracie Kelly’s on Tuesdays and Thursdays and also our Charity Bingo around the pool. Please visit our website for further details.
The Bali Dynasty Resort has supported the East Bali Poverty Project since 2000 in their education projects and has become their top sponsor. In order to gain support the Bali Dynasty Resort communicates its’ cause to its’ travel partners, suppliers and guests in order to raise the necessary monthly funds to fund the education project in Pengalusan for more than 56 students.
Things are happening in Bali this August with plenty of activities and events going on! Here is the list of events that you may find worth a visit!
Ombak Bali International Surf Film Festival
6 – 8 August 2015 at La Plancha, Seminyak
Ombak Bali International Surf Film Festival celebrates its 8th year with 3 days of surf films, music and arts, showcasing numerous surfing movies such as “The Fisherman’s Son” and “Bear Island”. It is FREE.
La Plancha, Seminyak is located around 15 minutes drive from the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Ubud Village Jazz Festival this year will feature a world-class line-up that is guaranteed to be even more impressive than the previous festivals. To name a few are: Oran Etkins, Laura Brunner, Julian Banks Trio, Alex Lahey, Indra Lesmana, Dwiki Dharmawan and many more.
Ubud is just over an hour drive from the Bali Dynasty Resort.
14 – 16 August 2015 at Taman Bhagawan, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua
This year Jazz Market by the Sea will showcase an array of culinary delights, music, market stalls, workshops and children activities in a three day festival. Presenting famous singers and talents from Indonesia.
It takes less than 30 minutes to get to Tanjung Benoa from the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Dreamfields is all about experience. Experiencing electronic dance music. Experiencing show and entertainment. Experiencing the Bali culture. Experiencing love and happiness. Experiencing a perfect festival ambience.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Jimbaran is only 25 minutes from the Bali Dynasty Resort.
26 – 30 August 2015 at Masionette Area of Inna Grand Bali Beach, Sanur
This year is the 10th year of Sanur Village Festival. Over the years, it has become a major event in Bali. After its huge success last year, the organisers are planning to make this event even better and bigger.
Sanur is only 30 minutes from the Bali Dynasty Resort.
If you ever wanted to visit the whole of Indonesia in a single afternoon, look no further than to Taman Nusa.
Taman Nusa is a cultural park that aims to offer comprehensive information on the varying 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 means for both domestic and foreign visitors to accurately understand the depiction of Indonesia.
Situated on 15 hectares of land, visitors are invited to explore and experience Indonesia’s journey throughout the ages beginning from the prehistoric Bronze Age, kingdoms, and an archipelago of Indonesian cultures. The journey continues to the early national era, independence, modern times and finally to the nation’s future.
At the end of the journey, visitors are treated with scenic cliff view, overlooking verdant rice terraces and lush jungle, with the waters of Melangit River rush below.
Located on Taman Bali Street of Sidan Village in Gianyar, Taman Nusa is approximately 1 hour driving from Bali Dynasty Resort. Arrange your trip to Taman Nusa now through our Tour & Information Centre at the main lobby to get discount up to 15%.
Dynasty Rewards for Dynasty's Friends
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Dynasty Rewards is a new programme specially designed for our loyal customers like you.
With Dynasty Rewards, for every night you stay and each time you spend in our restaurants, 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!
Not a rewards member yet? Simply sign up yourself by clicking here.
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 June 2015, these staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.
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!
Great hotel for kids. Kids did not want to leave the hotel. Thank you for a relaxing stay and for my birthday card and cake. Cheers... Mrs. M AUS
The staffs at Gracie Kelly’s are excellent all great people, great food and a great time was had every time we went there. Mr. P AUS
This is our 4th stay at Bali Dynasty and we loved to returning with our children. The staff every where are fantastic, very friendly, helpful. It feels like returning to family. We hope we can return soon. Mr. and Mrs. S AUS
The food and quality of service were over all excellent and we would love to eat here again. Mr. A AUS
The new duck pond and walk way is beautiful and cafe are is so much better now. Mrs. P AUS