Welcome to the September Edition of Bali Dynasty Resort Newsletter.
We are so delighted to share the news, that Bali Dynasty Resort has been recognised again by the readers of Holidays with Kids Magazine as one of the Top 10 Family Resorts in Bali. This is the 6th consecutive year for us to receive the award, thanks to your loyal support. In conjunction to the awards, we give a special highlight on the kids facilities in this newsletter that you should not miss. Scroll through as well to read about an exciting kids birthday party with High Flyers Trapeze School.
In this months news, we explain our efforts to keep the South Kuta Beach clean, Bali Dynasty Resort and other members of SKBBA joined the worldwide call-to-action International Coastal Cleanup. There is also some information about the upcoming festivals in Bali during October.
We hope that you enjoy reading the newsletter. See you soon at the resort!
Bali Dynasty Resort is again amongst the Top 10 Family Resort 2015
Bali Dynasty Resort has again been voted by the readers of Holidays with Kids Magazine as one of the Top 10 Family Resort in Bali in their recent annual awards. This is the sixth consecutive year of Bali Dynasty Resort to be recognised in the awards, thanks to our loyal customers who voted and made this possible.
Holidays with Kids’ Reader’s Choice Awards is an annual award from this famous family holiday magazine highlighting the best accommodation for family travellers in Australia, Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, South Pacific, Fiji and the USA and Hawaii. The award garnered the nominees based on the votes of the readers in a survey where they have to nominate hotels and resorts that provide excellent facilities and activities for kids with top notch standards of service and hospitality, value for money and most importantly, the impressive staying experience.
As well as the great entertainment and recreation facilities available at the resort there are also a selection of great packages and room types specifically catering to families of up to 5 people as well as the deluxe interconnecting package which guarantees interconnecting rooms accommodating up to 4 adults and 2 kids up to 14 years old to give the parents peace of mind. For more details visit the website at www.balidynasty.com
A Little Touch to Your Heart
"Dim sum", means "to touch your heart" in Chinese and refers to the small steamed or deep-fried portions of food in Cantonese cuisine.
in order to add variety to your breakfast routine, Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant has now teamed up with Sen5es and H2O to provide a daily sample of its legendary dim sum on the buffet table. With 60 different choices of dim sum available from the a la carte, Golden Lotus has begun to tempt Sen5es’ and H2O guests with their dim sum selections each day.
Please be warned that once you savour the very bite of Golden Lotus’ delicious dim sum, it is most likely that you will crave for more. When it happens, go straight to Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant at the main lobby for lunch time. Dim sum is available during lunch, with a la carte style Tuesday to Friday, free flow on Saturday, and all you can eat buffet on Sunday for just Rp155,000 nett including free flow Chinese Tea! Golden Lotus is closed on Mondays.
Schnitzel or Indonesian Rijsttafel?
Every Tuesday and Friday evening, the recently refurbished Café Piazza presents special dinner treats for a delightful evening.
Treat your taste buds to a flavourful taste of Indonesian dishes with Café Piazza’s special Indonesian Rijsttafel every Tuesday. Rijsttafel, a Dutch word that literally translates to “rice table”, is an elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch from the Indonesian feast called nasi padang. Café Piazza’s Indonesian Rijsttafel consists of several traditional Indonesian dishes served in small portions, accompanied by rice and it is should be enjoyed as a couple. This delicious treat is only IDR 360,000 net/couple.
Every Friday, Café Piazza presents Special Schnitzel Dinner, where you can enjoy the house’s famous homemade beef, pork or chicken schnitzel. It is only IDR 140,000 nett/person, including salad and potatoes. Yummy!
In addition to these special dinners, Café Piazza also offers a la carte lunch and dinner, coffee, afternoon tea, pastries, cakes and light snacks.
Have a Ball with High Flyers Trapeze School
Are you looking for something exciting, out of ordinary, to celebrate your kid’s birthday? Holding a Kid’s Birthday Party at High Flyers Trapeze School is the perfect solution!
Located within the garden of Bali Dynasty Resort, High Flyers offers a Kid’s Birthday Party with super fun activities. With the package, kids can enjoy the thrill and excitement of the trapeze lesson for 1 hour, then have some fun in the resort’s Kids Water Fun Zone and finally have a good time enjoying the kids birthday lunch at H2O.
The package starts from IDR 2,400K for 8 until 10 children, which is perfect for a great birthday celebration.
Special Offers now available for stays up to 31 March 2017
Since the last two years, Bali Dynasty Resort has maintained the same pricing in American Dollars (USD) while giving steady improvements on its facilities to enhance your holiday experience, making the resort a great value for money.
“Each year we strive to make more and more improvements to ensure enhanced experience for our valued guests while still offering the same great value money they are accustomed to,” said Robert Kelsall, the Resorts’ General Manager.
To further enhance your staying experience, Bali Dynasty Resort has launched new special online booking prices giving you more discounts and interesting offers for all room types. The Special applies for bookings made from 1 October 2015 until 31 March 2016, with travel period from 1 October 2015 until 31 March 2017.
Trust us to take care of your kids so you can enjoy a relaxing break.
Kids Club & Kids Water Fun Zone
Kupu-Kupu Kids’ Club is for kids from the age of 4 to 12 with a wide range of activities to keep your kids entertained as well as a focus to learn new things at the same time.
The Den Teens’ Club on the second floor caters for children from 10 to 16 years of age and features Internet, Wii, Play station, X-Box, Movie, Pool, Table Tennis, Table Soccer. Both facilities are free of charge, making them great places fro the kids to mingle and meet new friends. The clubs are well monitored by our friendly staff.
Kids Water Fun Zone & Kids Playground
Located adjacent to the Kids’ Club, the Kids Water Fun Zone features a giant tipping bucket, two mini waterslides, pull ropes, water curtain, tipping cone, bubbler jets, hose jets, water cannons and tipping troughs enabling the kids to have hours of fun. To the north of the Kids Pool is the baby pool with its mushroom water fountain and beyond that is the new kids play area with swings, climbing frame, seesaw, slides and table tennis. Free of charge.
Kids Eat Free
Kids 12 years and under eat free when dining with same number of full paying adults at H2O Restaurant Buffet
Available in all of our outlets, the Kid’s menu offers a range of healthier version of kid’s favourites, from Mickey Mouse Pizza to Vegemite Soldiers.
Kids’ Pizza Making Lunch at Sen5es
Every Wednesday, kids can learn to be a little chef and make their own pizza for lunch. It is only IDR 65,000 net/kid. We will supply the apron and Chef’s hat, so be sure to take some great photos. Pre-booking is essential.
Kids’ Gecko Passport
Kids under 12 years old will receive a stamp on their Gecko Passport each time they dine in the hotel. Complete the passport and claim your rewards at the hotel reception.
Kids Movie Night
A special night out for kids every Thursday and Saturday from 6pm – 9pm. Only IDR 150,000 net/kid including kids’ dinner, popcorn, juice and ice cream. Limited space so please book in advance.
High Flyers Bali
High Flyers Bali is the perfect option for a memorable opinion. Learn to swing on the trapeze, jump high on the trampoline, or learn some tricks at the Circus Workshops. Suitable for kids and adults, pre-booking is essential.
Baby Sitting Service
Baby sitting service is available at IDR 50,000 per hour, minimum 2 hours of service. An additional IDR 100,000 is charge for service after 10pm to cover taxi transport.
A Charity Painting Exhibition at Bali Dynasty Resort
Bali Dynasty Resort, in conjunction with its long commitment to the East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP), is pleased to present a charity painting exhibition from an aspiring artist from the Village of Cegi, I Wayan Lias.
Taking place at the newly-refurbished Café Piazza, the painting exhibition showcases 14 of Lias’ paintings. Bali is his major inspiration and Balinese gates are his focal point. Gates, a symbolic entrance to a new world, are incorporated in almost all of his paintings. This represents the hopes of all unfortunate children in Cegi and Pengalusan for a better life and a better future by means of quality education, empowerment and economic security.
All of the paintings are on sale for charity. 75% of the sales proceeds will go to East Bali Poverty Project to support its operation, educational projects in 6 schools and the bamboo reforestation, while the rest 25% will be used by Lias to purchase new materials so he can continue creating more great art and helping the community.
Previously a student of East Bali Poverty Project, I Wayan Lias has benefited greatly from the support given by Bali Dynasty Resort since 2000 being in the first school in Cegi that was supported by the Bali Dynasty Resort. In 2010, Bali Dynasty Resort granted him full scholarship to enrol to Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha to pursue his dream and education. In 2015, he graduated with a bachelor degree in Fine Arts. Upon graduation, Lias returned to the village, where he became an EBPP teacher, so that he can share the knowledge gained during his study for the betterment of his community, while at the same time keep producing beautiful paintings.
The commitment of Bali Dynasty Resort to East Bali Poverty Project that was established in 2000 has given hope over the years to over a few hundred children who have been and are being educated through an innovative curriculum, which is designed to give long term sustainability to the villages. Through fundraising activities and generous donations from the guests, Bali Dynasty Resort has become one of the largest sponsors of the East Bali Poverty Project and has raised over 3 billion rupiah since 2000.
288 SKBBA Volunteers Clean South Kuta Beach
Saturday morning, 19 September 2015, Bali Dynasty Resort and the other members of South Kuta Beach Business Association again participated in the 30th International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) with a total of 288 volunteers flocking to South Kuta Beach collecting trash and debris on the seashore.
The Cleanup began at 7.30am and lasted for 90 minutes. A total of 328.84 kg rubbish was collected during the event.
The record was submitted to Bali Hotels Association, which was consolidating the information from all its’ members as an island wide initiative in conjunction with the worldwide Ocean Conservancy which then compiles the records from other parts of the world. The compiled record will be used by the “Ocean Trash Index” to raise awareness, identify hotspots for debris or unusual trash events and inform policy solutions to reduce water/marine pollutions.
The cleaning of South Kuta Beach is not limited to just once a year. South Kuta Beach Business Association regularly arranges beach clean ups which during the rainy season become more frequent when the rubbish problem becomes more inherent.
Bali Remains the Cheapest Long-haul Destination for British
For the third year in a row, Bali has retained its position as the long-haul destination with the lowest cost for visitors from the UK.
According to Andrew Brown of Post Office Travel Money, many long-haul destinations are now of lower cost for UK holidaymakers are due to the slides of the local currencies and the strength of sterling in the market.
Bali is closely followed by Cape Town, where the local currency has also fallen. And Tokyo, once considered to be one of the world's most expensive holiday destinations, is rated the third cheapest with prices for holders of sterling falling by half in just two years.
Nusa Dua Fiesta
Nusa Dua Fiesta (NDF) is an annual event held by Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) at Nusa Dua Peninsula. This year, this event will be on 9 until 13 October 2015.
The event conveys a series of show from five categories, namely Music Celebration, Competitions, Cultural Show, Exhibition and Sport. This year Nusa Dua Fiesta is promised to be bigger and better than last year, by giving special highlight on the celebration of music from various genres, such as blues, classic rock, world music, reggae and electronic dance music from DJ Kesha from England.
Nusa Dua will be the home of the eighth “Triathlon with a Soul”, a race that has won numerous awards, including Best Destination Triathlon. The event comprises a full Olympic triathlon, a half-triathlon and a 5-kilometre fun run.
The event will be on 25 October 2015. The race will begin shortly after sunrise with a swim in the tranquil waters of Jimbaran Bay, followed by a bike sprint to Nusa Dua, and finishing with a road race. Participants can still register themselves online. Please click here for online registration and information.
Ubud Writers and Readers Festival
Held annually in Ubud, Bali’s artistic and cultural heartland, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival has become Southeast Asia’s largest and most renowned cultural and literary event.
Bringing the mission to create a world class festival that celebrates extraordinary stories and amplifies brave voices; tackles global issues and big ideas, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival will present world best writers, thinkers and artists.
The next Festival will be held October 28 – November 1, 2015, and will celebrate the theme 17,000 Islands of Imagination. The theme is also that chosen by the Frankfurt Book Fair (to be held mid-October) for this year’s Guest of Honour Nation, Indonesia.
The Islamic New Year is the day that marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year. In Indonesia, Islamic New Year is a public holiday where most of the government offices and corporate are closed. This year, the Islamic New Year falls on Thursday, 14 October 2015.
Tour of the Month - Bali Adventure Tours
Bali Adventure Tours is a long established Bali tours operator with World class activities ranging from White Water Rafting adventures, River Kayaking, Jungle Trekking, Mountain Cycling and Helicopter Sky Tours.
Bali Adventure Tours also provides World class facilities such as the Ubud Adventure Centre and the famous Elephant Safari Park & Lodge, where you can touch, feed and ride an Elephant through the tropical jungle of Taro, just North of Ubud.
Enjoy these world class services and facilities during your holiday in Bali. Simply contact our Tour & Information Centre at the main lobby for tour arrangement and get up to 15% discount.
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 when you book through your travel agent or online 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!
What the Guests say!
All staff were amazing and always go above and beyond to keep everyone happy, especially the children. Thank you to all restaurants staff. David (Australia)
Great choice at breakfast in Sen5es. H2O we have had lunch nearly every day in there, nice food and drinks. Golden Lotus, an excellent Chinese food. Gracie Kelly’s, very nice food staff very polite, friendly and helpful. Fogarty (UK)
The breakfast is fantastic with a wide selection of food. Ramadas (India)
The hotel is always kept beautifully and the friendly staffs add to its beauty and how special it is. It really does feel like home. Jody (Australia)
A lovely hotel, staff are well trained to engage with guests. Training has been effective. They are attentive and they all seem to take great pride in their work and in being part of the Bali Dynasty Family. Jeffrey (Singapore)
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 August 2015, these staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.
GEDE AGUS ARYAWAN our Bartender at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub, won the title as Employee of the Month from Front of the House. He joined with Bali Dynasty Resort fifteen years ago, and ever since enjoys serving cold beers and quenching drinks at our popular Irish pub.
LALU JUNAIDI our Income Auditor from Accounting Department, won the title as Employee of the Month from Heart of the House. He is soon to complete his four years with Bali Dynasty Resort. A kind hearted man, he is best known for his calm yet friendly to all his colleagues.