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Newsletter October 15

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October 2015

Welcome to the October edition of Bali Dynasty Resort Newsletter!
 
We have enjoyed sunny days throughout October that truly amplifies the fun under the sun in South Kuta Beach, Bali. The rainy season has not yet arrived although the weather is starting to get hotter with a higher humidity.  

Talking about November, mark your calendar on the 3rd of November for the upcoming Melbourne Cup that will be shown live on Gracie Kelly’s big screen. There will be a huge feast of Irish buffet, lots of drink promos and competitions with great prizes to win.

Looking ahead to the Festive Season; be sure to secure your seat to celebrate the magic of Christmas with a hearty Christmas feast at Bali Dynasty Resort, the ever increasingly popular Christmas Day Lunch always books out well before Christmas so be sure to make a reservation soon!

In this edition, you can read on how to get free night stays using the points from Dynasty Rewards. It’s a perfect reward for Dynasty’s friends like you. Bring your kids to explore all the fun that Bali has to offer through our Family Adventure Package. Don’t forget that you also can have your own BBQ party at the resort with your friends!

We hope that you enjoy scrolling through our October newsletter. See you soon at Bali Dynasty Resort!

Melbourne Cup on Gracie’s Big Screen

Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub will again be the host for Melbourne Cup 2015 in Bali Dynasty Resort. Mark your calendar to join the great excitement with your band of friends watching the annual event that defines Australian horse racing live from our big screen. The event will start at 11am onwards.

Come hungry and feast on our incredible Irish buffet lunch for only Rp 165,000 nett/person. There are also special drink offers to rejoice the exhilaration, such as champagne and sparkling wine with strawberry and cream available by glass and bottle—a perfect treat to celebrate your winning. Leave the event with a souvenir from Gracie Kelly’s that you can get for free after every purchase of two pints of Guinness.

We will also host best hat competition with excellent prizes, thus be sure to put on your fancy hat during the event. Join the fun in our sweeps to win other prizes as well, and help us to raise money for the Bali Dynasty Charity Effort.

It’s going to be a great day at Gracie Kelly’s. Be sure to come early because we do not take any booking in advance. First come, first served. Contact fb@balidynasty.com for further information.

Redeem your Dynasty Rewards points now!

Pay for a minimum of 3 nights, and then redeem your additional nights at 50% off the normal point redemption rate

For example, normally the redemption for a deluxe room is 3,000 points however during this promotion period the deluxe room will be 1,500 points.

This promotion applies to stays between 1st November to 25th December 2015 or between 1st February to 25th March 2016 or between 1st May to 31st  May 2016.

The free extra night only applies to the fourth consecutive night of the same redeemed stay. Please be reminded that no refunds or credits for unused portions of fourth Night Free redemptions.

This special promotion from Dynasty Rewards is only applicable for new bookings received as of 29 October 2015. For further information, please contact reservations@balidynasty.com

Enjoy some Family Adventure in Bali!

Up for some adventurous fun in Bali with your kids? The Family Adventure Package will cater to all your needs.

Starting from only USD 786++ per package, you are entitled to a 3 night stay in a Family Studio Room for 2 adults & 2 kids below 12 years old, daily buffet breakfast, a 1x day pass to the Waterbom Park and a Free Trapeze Lesson. Conquer your fear and build your confidence on the trapeze with your kids at the High Flyers Trapeze School.

Take pleasure in a relaxing break by the pool from busy parenting and let your little ones explore the resort’s great facilities, such as the kids water fun zone with 53 metre “caterpillar splash” water slide, Kupu-kupu kids club, kids playground, supervised kids activities, all for free. Kids aged 12 years and under also eat free from the buffet dinner at H2O every day when accompanied by the same number of full paying adults.

Please click here or contact reservations@balidynasty.com

Cook Your Own BBQ at H2O

Instead of having it done, why don’t you cook your own BBQ?

Discover the fun of a barbecue under the stars with your friends at the Upperdeck @H2O. With a minimum of 6 people, now you can cook your own BBQ for only IDR 225,000 net per person.

The BBQ session will provide you with premium fillet steak, marinated chicken drum sticks, pork spare ribs, beef bratwurst sausages, beef patty, fish steak and corn on the cob, together with various appetisers and fresh dessert.

Pre-booking is essential, so please contact our staff at H2O or email to fb@balidynasty.com to secure your spot.

Sign Up for a Hearty Christmas Feast!

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with a hearty Christmas feast at H2O.

At this wonderful time of the year, we offer an extensive Festive Programme that will bring magic and an unforgettable experience.

 

 

CHRISTMAS EVE BUFFET DINNER | 24 December 2015 | Venue: H2O

Time: 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm | Free flow soft drinks

Entertainment: Christmas Quartet, Magic Show

Price Adult: Rp. 350.000 net.

Children: 7 – 12 Years Rp. 175,000 net | Children under 6 years eat free


CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET LUNCH | 25 December 2015 | Venue: H2O

Time: 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm | Free flow soft drinks

Entertainment: Kid’s Christmas Carols, Quartet

A present from Santa for every child under 12 years

Bucks Fizz on arrival (for Adult) | Angel’s delight on arrival (for kid)

Price Adult: Rp. 475.000 net.

Children 7 – 12 years Rp. 237,500 net | Children under 6 years eat free


CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET DINNER |25 December 2015 |Venue: H2O

Entertainment: Modern Dance, Christmas Quartet

Time: 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm | Free flow soft drinks

Price Adult: Rp. 375.000 net.

Children 7 – 12 years: Rp. 187,500 net | Children under 6 years eat free

Dress code: Smart casual

Please click here to see the complete menu.

Make sure you prebook our festive events as soon as possible through our online booking form

 

Charity News - Painting Exhibition for Charity

The Bali Dynasty Charity Effort was established in early 2000 and thanks to the generosity of the hotel's guests and business partners the hotel has been able to fully sponsor education projects in two villages in a remote area of Northeast Bali in association with the East Bali Poverty Project giving hope now to over 90 children who are being educated through an innovative curriculum, which is designed to give long term sustainability to the villages.

In conjunction with our long commitment to East Bali Poverty Project, early this month we launched a charity painting exhibition at our recently refurbished Café Piazza. The paintings are the beautiful works of I Wayan Lias, an aspiring young artist from Cegi Village.

Previously a student of East Bali Poverty Project’s school, Lias obtained full scholarship from Bali Dynasty Resort to continue his study to the university. Counting days to his graduation, he can’t wait to start giving back to the community.

Visit Café Piazza to see Lias’ beautiful works before 31 December 2015. All paintings are on sale with all proceeds will be used to further sponsor the education programmes of the foundation. Any purchased paintings can be rolled for easy packaging and shipping.

Bali News

Bali is the Target for Clean Energy Pilot Project

The Indonesian government announced its plan to use Bali as the pilot area for a complete conversion to clean energy by 2018 at the renewable Energy Forum held in Nusa Dua in October. There will be three stages in the programme, first to replace the old diesel power plant, preparing the energy system and developing the clean energy in Bali.

Part of the initial plan is to convert the Governor’s offices to solar power and to convert Ngurah Rai airport to clean energy by 2016. The plan is in line with Indonesia’s commitment to convert to 25% renewable energy by 2025 in line with the United Nations agreements, while the Bali targets are a 90% conversion by 2018/19.


Indonesia Air Asia X now Flies Direct Bali-Sydney

Low cost carrier Indonesia Air Asia X launched its new direct Bali-Sydney route on Saturday 17 October. The launching of direct flights to Sydney represents the continual expansion of Indonesia Air Asia X’s route network to Australia and throughout Southeast Asia following the launch of direct flights to Melbourne earlier this year. This direct flight Bali–Sydney will serve the passengers five times in a week using Airbus A330-300. The aircraft is known to have 377 seats with 12 flatbed seats for business class and 365 seats for economy class.

Cultural News

Bali Dynasty Resort Participates Again in this Year Tri Hita Karana Awards

A-three-times-consecutive-Emerald-winner, Bali Dynasty Resort again participated in the Tri Hita Karana Awards. This year, the resort qualifies for the Platinum Medal. The assessment was done by a panel of judges on 13th October 2015 with the announcement going public sometime in November or December.

The Bali Dynasty Resort is committed to continue to operate at a high environmental standard by using the earth check software and Green Globe Lite benchmarking to review and measure results. The Bali Dynasty Resort successfully benchmarked against key environmental indicators using the Earthcheck™ tool including energy and water consumption, total waste production and community commitment.

Tri Hita Karana is a Balinese philosophy to accomplish happiness through harmonisation of the relationship between humans and God (parahyangan), humans and humans (pawongan) and humans and environment (palemahan). Tri Hita Karana Awards were initiated in 2000 to recognise hospitality operators for adopting this local value in their operation. Four years later the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UN-WTO) endorsed the awards. The awards also gained further support when in 2010 the philosophy became part of the Bali Clean and Green roadmap.


Annual Religious Temple Ceremony at Bali Dynasty Resort’s Temple

On 27 October 2015, Bali Dynasty Resort held its annual religious temple ceremony in accordance to the rise of the fifth full moon according to Balinese lunar calendar. The ceremony gained full support from all the staff of the resort, with everyone gathering around the temple wearing their finest Balinese traditional attire from early morning. The ceremony featured elaborated offerings of fruits and flowers, traditional Balinese ensemble music, Balinese dance performance and entertainment. This annual temple ceremony was led by a Hindu priest aimed to invoke blessings and harmony for everyone at the resort and maintain the purity of the holy ground. Due to the nature of the ceremony, it is considered essential according the Balinese religious belief.


Saraswati Day, 28th November 2015

This day is devoted to Dewi Saraswati, the Goddess of Science & Knowledge. Books of knowledge, manuscripts and the Vedas are blessed and special offerings are made for them.

As with other religious days in Bali, there are also ritual activities before and after the day of Saraswati itself. The day before the Saraswati is called Pengeradanaan, a day to prepare for Saraswati both spiritually and physically. Books are cleaned and properly arranged.

On Saraswati Day, the Balinese make offerings to their books. Students celebrate at school, usually in the morning. The Saraswati Day is not a day off work, so all offices are open.

The day after Saraswati is called Banyu Pinaruh. Early in the morning of Banyu Pinaruh Day, people will go the beaches, rivers and springs to purify themselves and pray for wisdom.

Tour of the Month - Surf the Night Away at Waterbom

One of South Kuta’s attractions, Waterbom Bali has recently unveiled its new attraction to entertain the island’s fun seekers: the FlowRider surfing machine.

Below palm trees, in the midst of waterslides, pools, and 3.8 hectares of tropical gardens stands a 9.8m by 16.45m Double FlowRider sheet wave surfing machine. The power behind the wave is incredible and guarantees for some heart pounding action in the water. This double sheet wave generator leaves ample room to carve, lie down, stand, and stunt on an endless wave. It is the ultimate thrill on a relaxing night in the middle of the quiet and serene Waterbom water park after official opening hours.

If you are looking for some out of the box activities to do after hours, FlowRider would be a perfect answer. The FlowRider is available every Thursday night from 7pm – 11pm. It’s time to get wet and wild, surf to the sound of music, watch the lights and the stars, and just enjoy a night in the tropical paradise.

Contact our Tour & Information Centre at the main lobby for a discount up to 15%!

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!

Guest Feedback

We went to Gracie Kelly’s every night of our stay. Food, service, atmosphere, everything was fantastic. I will highly recommend anyone I know to come and visit. Thank you for making our nights so enjoyable. Lauren (Australia)

Everyone is so lovely an happy. It is amazing to see such a great service by literally everyone you see. Always smiling and always so helpful and nice. Courtney (Australia)

The room service was excellent! Our experience was unforgettable! All the staff have been more than expected, friendly and helpful. Kapiniaris (Australia)

We enjoyed food and beverage at H2O, pool bar and Gracie Kelly’s. Service and overall food quality was a high standard. Tasha (New Zealand)

H2O was really the only other restaurants we ate at and we loved the breakfast. Great selection. Lewis (Australia)

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