Welcome to the December Edition of Bali Dynasty Resort’s Newsletter. On behalf of the team of Bali Dynasty Resort, we wish you a very happy Festive Season and all the best for the coming New Year 2016.
In this edition of our newsletter we will look at our new special coming out in January in Golden Lotus in preparation for the Chinese New Year, the final date for our annual Back to Bali Dynasty Party fundraiser, what we are up to for Australia Day, the announcement of our social media competition and some major milestones in 2015 which perhaps you didn't know about!
We hope that you will have a great year ahead and that more importantly you will book the Bali Dynasty Resort for your next holiday where you will find something for everyone.
See you in 2016!
Back to Bali Dynasty Party in Perth
Mark your calendar for the upcoming Back to Bali Dynasty Party 2016. We’d like to apologise for initially providing you the incorrect date. However, it is now confirmed that the event will be held on Saturday, 20 February 2016 in a new venue at the Subiaco Football Club in Leederville.
A fundraiser event as always, Back to Bali Dynasty Party 2016 will also be the perfect opportunity for us to introduce our new charity project. We have been supporting the East Bali Poverty Project for the last 15 years and we now feel that they have reached a stage of sustainability and that our efforts can now be focused elsewhere. We therefore have decided that it is time for us to support another charity programme which will be announced during the event.
As always you can also expect to see some of your favourite Bali Dynasty Resort staff in attendance too!
This year tickets will be on sale online and we will notify you in the next few weeks once the tickets are available for purchase!
New Year Delights in Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant
Celebrating New Year 2016 and the upcoming Chinese New Year, Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant offers three tempting New-Year-spirited delicacies—YEE SANG, YANG ROU and NIAN GAO.
YEE SANG is a special Chinese salad made up of thinly sliced carrots, yam, pickles, and other vegetables with chopped peanuts and salmon fish fillet, mixed and seasoned with Chinese spices and Golden Lotus special sauce. The combination creates a crispy salad with a heavenly taste of sweet and sour.
According to the Chinese belief, tossing Yee Sang symbolises the action of wishing one another a great year ahead filled with abundant health, prosperity and happiness. Yee Sang is available in small (IDR 70K nett), medium (IDR 95K nett) and large portions (IDR 120K nett).
YANG ROU is tender lamb dishes available in two choices of sauces. Diners can choose from fried lamb in black pepper sauce or the wok-fried lamb with garlic, spring onion and black pepper. Available for only IDR 95K net per portion, each dish can serve up to 3 people.
NIAN GAO is also making its debut to Golden Lotus’ menu for this Chinese new year period. Widely known as the Chinese New Year Cake, Nian Gao represents the hope that the new year will bring sweeter days and the family will always “be glued” together. Prepared from glutinous rice, battered and fried to golden brown, Golden Lotus’ Nian Gao is available for IDR 55K nett/portion, a perfect sweet dessert suitable for a family gathering.
All the three dishes are available at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant between 1 January 2016 until 31 March 2016.
Australia Day is Coming Soon
Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub invites all Australians to celebrate Australia Day on Tuesday, 26th January 2016.
Bring along your family and friends and enjoy a fun filled evening with live music, competitions to win, special discounts and promotions!
The entertainment includes:
Live music with Lady singer
Aussie Day Charity Quiz
Two – up competition
Australian dress code competition
Enjoy the delicious Aussie Meat Pies for a special price!
Make sure you don’t miss the drink promotions:
Buy Two San Miguel Light, get one free
Buy Two pint of Guinness, get special Gracie Kelly’s Souvenir
Buy three Bintang draught beer, get free Gracie Kelly’s beer mug
Don’t miss a real Aussie night out and no one throws a party quite like in the Irish Pub!!!
Top 10 Bali Dynasty Resort’s Great Things in 2015
2015 has been a very special year for us with not only celebrating 25 years of the Bali Dynasty Resort but also some great achievements, milestones and new initiatives that we introduced during the year to make you, our loyal guests stay all the more enjoyable in the future.
We have listed below our Top 10.
1. Dynasty Rewards
We launched Dynasty Rewards in early March 2015. Dynasty Rewards enables you to earn points on room nights stays as well as in "resort" owned and operated restaurants and bars and Spa. So you can notch up points when you charge everything to your room and redeem your points on your next stay at the Bali Dynasty Resort. Up until the year end we have issued over 1.8 million reward points to our guests! Have you signed up for Dynasty Rewards?
2. Free Wi-Fi
In March, we introduced our Free Wi-Fi Service in guest rooms and in public areas of the resort enabling up to two guests per room to easily get connected wherever they were in the resort with up to 1GB band usage per day.
For those in need of faster internet, we provide premium service at an additional cost of $5 per day.
3. The Silver Jubilee On the 15th of May, we celebrated our Silver Jubilee . The event was attended by our long term supporters from travel agents, corporations, suppliers, guests and other business partners. The evening was a lavish affair held at the poolside, with glorious food and an endless supply of beverages. We also gave appreciation to our Top Producing agents such as Asia World Indonesia, Pacto, U&I Holidays, Bali Res Centre and MG Group and our top Online Travel Agents, Agoda, Booking.com and Expedia.
4. 25th Anniversary Special
In the euphoria of the Silver Jubilee, we launched a special campaign “25th Anniversary Specials”. Valid until 31 August 2015 the special gave the guests discounted prices from USD 15 until USD 30 every day on all room types for minimum stay of 6 nights. 25th Anniversary Special was a huge success.
PS. We may consider introducing more specials in the coming year!
5. New Responsive Website
In July we launched our newly designed website with a refreshed look and user-friendly interface, the website aims to ensure a convenient browsing experience from any device anytime. The new design introduces a simplified, yet-powerful main menu with links to the most useful pages, enabling users to find anything they need just in a click. You can also simply make your reservation from anywhere on the site, thanks to the booking feature, which always appears on top of each page.
6. Book, Pay Now & Save
This feature allows you to make your booking and pay at the exchange rate on the day of booking which could give you savings in the future. This payment gateway has given our guests a “peace of mind” from worrying about the ups and downs in the exchange rates. In addition, you will also receive a % discount on your room rate. So consider to pay in advance to make some savings so you can spend more on your leisurely vacation in Bali.
7. Golden Oldies
Are you active, retired and looking for a break overseas? In October 2015 we launched our Golden Oldies Package, whereby you can enjoy a relaxing holiday for a minimum of 7 night stays. We provide a home away from home in the comfort of our Deluxe Room, including daily buffet breakfast and a complimentary hassle free return airport transfer. Watch the sun go down as you enjoy our complimentary one time afternoon tea. You can also have a truly relaxing break in the adults only lazy pool, or take some rejuvenating massages from our professional therapists. Contact our reservations for more details.
8. All the New Things
In May 2015 we completed our further upgrades, giving a fresher look and impression, guaranteeing an excellent staying experience for leisure and business travellers. The recent upgrades have included remodelling of the Café Piazza overlooking the beautiful, newly-landscaped Balinese pond and surrounding gardens with new footpaths as well as upgrades to the ever popular Family Pool View Rooms, the poolside and the Kertagosa Meeting Room.
The upgrades are parts of the resort’s multi-phased refurbishment that has been carried out step by step since 2010, and has meant some significant changes to the resort since its opening in 1990. To date, almost all parts of the resort have been renovated, refurbished and remodelled, to maintain its’ image and reputation as a premier family resort, defining hospitality at its finest and guests’ satisfaction as its prime concern.
9. Top 10 Best Family Resorts in Bali by Holidays with Kids
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 in September. 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.
10. Bali Value Benefits for 6 consecutive night stays or more
As a reward for you who stay for 6 consecutive nights or more, we provide Bali Value Benefits, a special booklet with various complimentary and discount benefits that you can redeem at our outlets. To name a few, a complimentary dinner, complimentary jump at High Flyers Trapeze School, free spa sampler, discounts on laundry, food discounts and a free one time traditional massage after taking 3x traditional massage as Ashoka Spa.
Prestigious Platinum Medal in Tri Hita Karana Awards 2015
Bali Dynasty Resort was recently awarded with Platinum Medal during Tri Hita Karana (THK) Awards & Accreditation 2015 in recognition of our significant achievements in incorporating sustainable spiritual, social and environmental principles and practices into our business. Platinum Medal is the ultimate medal in the award, given to hotels, resorts and other industry sectors who have received the emerald medals three times in a row.
Bali Dynasty Resort has implemented the Tri Hita Karana principles to its business practices and policy. In addition to great respect and contribution to the local culture and spiritual belief, Bali Dynasty Resort has been involved in a humanitarian project for the last 15 years with East Bali Poverty Project. The project has given hopes for a better future to hundreds of children and the community in Pengalusan, East Bali. On the environmental side, Bali Dynasty Resort is committed to continue to operate at a high environmental standard by using the Earthcheck™ software and Green Globe Lite benchmarking to review and measure results. Bali Dynasty Resort successfully benchmarked against key environmental indicators using the Earthcheck™ tool including energy and water consumption, total waste production and community commitment.
Ashoka Spa Festive Season specials!!
Enjoy some popular treatments for a special price during the festive period.
DYNASTY PARADISE - 2 HOURS PACKAGE - Rp 875.000 nett
Start with a relaxing foot bath, then proceed with a traditional Balinese Massage to relieve the stress. Then enjoy a Pevonia Marine Anti Aging Facial, fniishing off with a refreshing Ginger Lime Tea.
ASHOKA RITUAL - 1.5 HOURS PACKAGE - Rp 850.000 nett/couple
Start with a relaxing foot bath, and then feel revitalised with our Ashoka Signature Massage before having a Refresher Facial. Sip the Ginger Lime Tea to complete the session.
SCALP SENSATION - 2.5 HOURS PACKAGE - RP 800.000
Begin with foot bath and the back massage to reduce your stress. Enjoy the scalp massage before you decide to take a manicure or pedicure. Enjoy the refreshing Ginger Lime Tea at the end of the treatment.
TROPICAL ROMANCE - 3 HOURS PACKAGE - Rp 1.750.000 nett per couple
Treatment begins with a Foot Bath before moving onto the Ashoka Signature Massage and Traditional Indonesian Facial. Cocoon yourself with an aromatic Coffee Scrub for the man and a Lulur for the woman then enjoy a Carrot and Yoghurt Wrap. Enjoy a relaxing soak in a flower bath and finish with Ginger Lime Tea.
DIVINE DYNASTY - 3.5 HOURS PACKAGE - Rp 2.000.000 nett per couple
Enjoy a foot bath before proceeding to a traditional Balinese Massage with your partner followed by a Body Scrub and the Body Wrap. Then continue to the next step, where you can choose either a Facial, Manicure or Pedicure treatment. Soak in a hot flower bath and sip a refreshing Ginger Lime Tea.
Special 20% discount on other treatments is also available every day between 6pm – 9pm.
Thank you for your support on our Charity Painting Exhibition!
We’d like to extend our gratitude for everyone who has supported our charity painting exhibition at Café Piazza. Since September 2015, we have displayed some beautiful work from I Wayan Lias, a former East Bali Poverty Project’s student that we have been supporting for the last 15 years. With a total of 14 exhibits on sale for charity, the painting exhibition aims to raise funds to support the further programmes and development of East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP).
The painting exhibition garnered some attention with the local media attending the launching and featured it in their publication. During an interview with the press, Lias felt grateful as “the exhibition serves not only as an appreciation for my skill, but also an opportunity for me to extend my arms helping other EBPP’s children in need through my art”.
The charity exhibition also gained positive feedback from our guests. Some paintings were purchased and shipped overseas. “The paintings were beautiful and bold in Balinese culture,” said one of the visitors.
In case if you haven’t seen the exhibition, we host this exhibiiton until early January and there are still a few paintings left for sale.
Announcing the winner of our Christmas Social Media competition
This Year end we were delighted to offer a very special prize of a complimentary stay for 3 days 2 nights in a Family Room. We were inundated with responses from entrants from our social media competition.
Congratulations to our winner! KATIE TOWNSEND, won 3 days 2 nights stay in Family Garden Room including breakfast for 5
The winner has been notified directly through email.
Please follow us for the latest updates on news and competition through:
- Facebook: Bali Dynasty Resort
- Twitter: @BaliDynasty
- Instagram: @balidynastyresort
See you in our other competitions on Social Media!
Bali is the Most Popular Holiday Destination for Singaporean in Q1 2016
Bali is the most popular international destination for Singapore travellers for the first quarter of 2016, according to a report released by travel site TripAdvisor.
The report, drawn from search data on the TripAdvisor website, listed the 10 most popular holiday hotspots chosen by Singapore travellers for the travel period between Jan 1 and Mar 31, 2016.
Other popular holiday destinations among Singaporean travellers were Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok, Osaka, Kyoto, Seoul, Sapporo, Boracay and Langkawi.
New Consul-General in Bali for Australia
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has appointed a new consul general in Bali, Helena Studdert. Studdert has previously served as Australian ambassador to Serbia and counsellor at the Australian High Commission in Wellington.
In a statement, Bishop said the Denpasar-based Consulate General is Australia’s third busiest, with almost a million Australians visiting the resort island each year. In addition, Indonesia is one of Australia’s most important relationships with highly productive and diverse partnership that straddles business, politics, defence, security, culture and education.
Helena Studdert will take up her post in January, relieving Majell Hind who has served in the role since 2014.
Tumpek Uduh - A blessing day for plants on 16 January 2016
“Tumpek Uduh” is a holy day dedicated to the blessings of plants, especially those that produce fruits and flowers. On this day households bless their gardens, farms and plantations for successful harvests in lead up to the Galungan celebrations three weeks ahead, which largely require the items for various temple offerings.
Piodalan at Besakih Temple - 26 January 2016
Besakih Temple will celebrates its biannual temple anniversary called “Piodalan” on 26 January 2016. Pilgrims from all over the island flock to the temple for prayers, providing a unique sight to see on this sacred sanctuary at the foot of Mount Agung, the island's highest peak.
Besakih Temple, known as Bali’s ‘Mother Temple’ for over 1,000 years, sits 1,000 metres high on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung. Besakih is an artistic and unique complex that comprises at least 86 temples which include the main Pura Penataran Agung (the Great Temple of State) and 18 others.
Besakih is the biggest and holiest of the island's temples and is surrounded by breathtaking and scenic rice paddies, hills, mountains, streams, and more.
Tour of the Month - Bali Safari & Marine Park
Enjoy the best safari experience in Bali at the home of hundreds of amazing animals representing over 60 species, including some rare and endangered species such as the Komodo, Orang Utan, and the Bali Mynah.
At Bali Safari & Marine Park, you can choose to enjoy your safari journey from the elephant back with our Elephant Back Safari, interact with your favourite animal up close at the Animal Encounter space, experience the wildest fine dining moment surrounded by lions, meerkats, and porcupines at the Tsavo Lion restaurant, and unwind with the spectacular show of Bali Agung at their state of art theatre in the park, Bali Theater or make your own big splash at their Water Park and Fun Zone.
Get special discounts up to 15% at our Tour & Information Centre off the main lobby in our Resort.
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.
Got any queries as to how to redeem your points then click 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 would like to that you and staff for a fabulous stay at the Dynasty. It was heart warming to receive such a warm welcome and to be treated like family. Dynasty is my second home. Thank you! Sally - UK
Resort has excellent quality value of breakfast. Evening dinners at H2O is good value especially for family and Kids. David Philippine
Once again, it has been a pleasure returning to the Dynasty – it is our home away from home. We love returning here each year and highly recommend it to anyone coming to Bali. We look forward to seeing you all again next year. Amanda - Australia
We have had a wonderful stay at Dynasty this trip. Everyone has been so lovely and caring to us and made our trip so memorable. Mirjam - Netherlands
All the employees are very friendly and very helpful made our stay very enjoyable, thank you to everyone. Johnny - Singapore
Excellent range of food. The themed nights at H2O were fantastic. Service excellent. Bobby - Australia