Welcome to the August Edition of the Bali Dynasty Resort Newsletter.
August is a special month in Indonesia because in this month 70 years ago, the people of Indonesia declared their independence. This year, we again took the delight to join in the celebration of Independence Day with all the children of East Bali Poverty Project that we gladly share in this newsletter.
In September, we take the pleasure to introduce the new promotion for Ashoka Spa, Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant, various drink deals from our bars and a special highlight about the Upperdeck. Speaking about the Upperdeck, it is a perfect place to enjoy a great chill out evening or even a little romance under the stars.
There's news about flight changes from Virgin Australia and more information about whats on in September and why you should visit South Kuta Beach during this time!
We are pleased to advise that the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center has reduced Mount Raung's status from Alert level 3 to Alert Level 2 and that it is anticipated that there will be no more disruption to the Bali airport which we experienced in July and early August.
We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter. See you soon at the Bali Dynasty Resort!
Father's Day at Ashoka Spa
Father’s Day is around the corner again, and what better way to thank your dad than taking him to a spa treatment where he can enjoy a complete body & mind wellness experience.
Ashoka Spa provides a variety of treatments for both men and women. Male treatments are becoming increasingly popular at Ashoka Spa with facials, manicures, pedicures and traditional Massage being the favourites. Men are beginning to see the benefits of facial skin care which reduces skin irritations, blemishes and reduces wrinkles. As a special for Father's Day Ashoka Spa is offering a free 30 minutes sauna session when booking an Ashoka Men’s Facial Treatment (Rp200,000) or Traditional Balinese Massage (Rp275,000).
With soft shell crabs being in season, Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant now offers “RUAN KE XIE” or the “Soft Shell Crab Promotion” from 1 September 2015 until 30 November 2015.
These subtle crustaceans are fried golden brown, providing a light crispy texture on the skin yet still soft enough to melt on the first chew. The dish is seasoned with Chef’s secret recipe, creating three different choices of flavours including butter & salted egg, butter & oat sauce, and chilli & garlic to add a salt, sweet and mild-spicy flavour respectively.
Enjoy this sensational seafood delicacy, RUAN KE XIE—one of the best treats from Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant:
- Sautéed Soft Shell Crabs with Butter & Salted Egg
- Fried Soft Shell Crabs with Butter & Oat Sauce
- Fried Soft Shell Crabs with Chilli & Garlic
Each dish is only IDR 88,000 net / portion serving up to 3 people
If pictures speak a thousand words for you, follow our official Instagram account @balidynastyresort to see the best shots of happenings around the resort.
Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub is also proud to have its own Facebook Page: the Gracie Kelly’s, where we share the latest news, stories and the best shots of the folks in our famous Irish Pub.
All of our social media features daily updates, providing you insight of the latest information and interesting offers from the resort. You can also actively engage with us by commenting or addressing your enquiries and get a timely response.
The Upperdeck @ H2O
Sitting on top of our H2O Restaurant, the Upper Deck is a perfect place to watch the sunset whilst enjoying your favourite cocktail.
Open daily from 4pm to 10pm, the Upperdeck is an ideal spot for a great chill out experience under the stars. Enjoy some upbeat 80's and 90's music from our resident DJ every Wednesday and Saturday from 6pm until 9pm and ensure to keep an eye on our special drinks deals each day of the week!
The Upperdeck is also the perfect venue for lovebirds to indulge in a romantic dinner. For only IDR 510,000 net/couple, the dinner features a complete set menu with enticing courses and sweet dessert.
“Cook Your Own BBQ” is a great evening out for friends or families, available for minimum 6 people at only IDR 225,000/per person.
The Upper Deck @ H2O is also the perfect venue for that special event, whether it be a special birthday, anniversary, wedding celebration or whatever our events team can tailor something to suit your budget.
Commemorating the 70th Independence Day of Indonesia, early morning on Monday, 17 August 2015, a few management and staff of the Bali Dynasty Resort attended the Independence Day Celebrations of a few remote mountain hamlets in Desa Ban which the resort has supported in conjunction with the East Bali Poverty Project since 2000.
The celebration began with a solemn flag hoisting ceremony by EBPP’s staff, all the children from the six schools of EBPP on the village’s dry river bed. A set of fun games were organised after the ceremony where the kids were allowed to have some fun as well as performances where they showcased their creativity and talent.
This event organised by East Bali Poverty Project has gained consistent support from Bali Dynasty Resort. As in the previous years, Bali Dynasty Resort sponsored fresh fruit and 265 hygiene kits, including tooth brush, tooth paste, towels and soaps for all the children.
The Bali Dynasty Resort, through fundraising activities and generous donations from guests has become one of the largest sponsors of the East Bali Poverty Project and has raised over 3 billion rupiah since 2000.
Once again we would like to extend our gratitude to our loyal friends and beloved guests for the generosity to help the unfortunate kids of Bali. This social project has enabled us to sponsor the education of many children and give them hope for the future. Click here to learn more on how you can help them.
Virgin Australia to Shift Its Bali Flight to Tigerair Australia
From March 23, 2016, Virgin Australia will cease flying from Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth to Denpasar (Bali). They will instead use its no - frills Tigerair subsidiary on those routes.
The Tigerair flights to Bali will be the first international segments flown by the budget airline that was bought by Virgin Australia last year. Virgin Australia will continue Bali services out of Sydney, Brisbane and Port Hedland.
Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer members will still be able redeem points on seats for Tigerair services to Denpasar.
Balinale Film Festival
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, a newly opened cinema with 5 modern studios, at Lippo Mall from 24 – 30 September 2015. The venue is only a five minute walk from Bali Dynasty Resort.
BALINALE is fully supported by South Kuta Beach Business Association (SKBBA).
South Kuta Beach Business Association is a group of hotels, restaurants and attractions that specifically market the South Kuta Beach strip and ensure the safety and enjoyment of tourists visiting the area through various environmental and security initiatives. Click here to learn more about SKBBA.
ASEAN Beach Wrestling Tournaments
Bali will host the ASEAN Beach Wrestling Tournament on 18 – 19 September 2015 on Kuta Beach. The Beach Wrestling Tournament is expected to see athletes participate from all ASEAN countries together with wrestlers from Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao.
AirAsia Beach Run
AirAsia Bali Beach Run 2015 will be on 6th September 2015. The race will be divided into three categories, i.e. 2.5 Fun Run, 5 Open Run and 10 Open Run and the runners of each category will run 2.5 km, 5 km and 10 km respectively.
The race will start and finish at Kuta Beach. Runners will leave the start line at Kuta Beach at 6am and run along the white sandy beach. The winners of 5 and 10 Open Run categories will be rewarded with numerous prizes, including cash awards, trophy, finisher’s medals and vouchers from sponsors.
Registration was closed on 16 August 2015.
Good luck for those who participate in the event.
Set Sail with Bali Hai Cruises
Established in 1990, Bali Hai Cruises is Indonesia’s leading Marine Tourism Company operating exciting day cruises to Lembongan Island with fun-filled activities for the whole family. Their fleet of high quality vessels is maintained to the highest standards, and sets the foundation for their variety of quality cruises. Bali Hai Cruises offer a range of activities to cater for those with an adventurous spirit, as well as those who seek a relaxing day in paradise. The services are rounded out with the unique Hai Tide Beach Resort, as well as two separate evening dinner cruises. Bali Hai Cruises truly has something for everyone.
Those who prefer sailing on day will enjoy the choices of day cruises. Bali Hai Cruises has a variety of great day cruises that range from the luxury sailing catamaran, Aristocat, to their high speed Ocean raft. If you opt for a romantic cruise watching the sunset or perhaps a party as the sun goes down, the Bali Evening cruises can cater to all your needs as you watch the burst of orange sky from Benoa Harbour in Bali.
Grab a special privilege to enjoy up to 15% off for the cruises by booking at our Tour & Information Centre at the lobby. Set sail and bon voyage!
Dynasty Rewards for Dynasty's Friends
Have you signed up for Dynasty Rewards?
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.
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!
I was completely blown away by the beautiful manner and friendliness of every single staff member I had contacted with during my stay here. So impressed and so grateful for our special holiday. I love Bali and it’s people and will return someday. Kate (Australia)
Golden Lotus & Cafe Piazza were both excellent places to eat with very nice service and people. Graham (United Kingdom)
We found the food at H2O to be excellent. Breakfast was delicious and the nightly themed dinners are great value for money as kids able to eat free. Liberty (Australia)
Our room was always cleaned to amazing condition and always so fast. The ground keepers, gardeners and maintenance do an amazing job. Matthew (Australia)
Very friendly and welcoming staff. Tables cleaned off quickly. Served coffee and tea promptly. Ben (Australia)