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Newsletter January 2016

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January 2016

Welcome to the January 2016 edition of the Bali Dynasty Resort online newsletter.

We just want to remind you that the upcoming Back to Bali Dynasty Party is just around the corner so please don’t forget to sign up. Scroll down to see the latest happenings, including the special Chinese New Year treat at Golden Lotus. This edition also includes a special section of all the fun things that you should not miss when you are at the resort.

Big celebration will also be in the island with the coming Galungan & Kuningan Day. To celebrate this special day, all the hotels in South Kuta Beach will be participating in the Penjor & Gebogan Competition, making the street looks fancy and beautiful with Balinese atmosphere.

We hope that you enjoy reading the news. See you soon at the Bali Dynasty Resort!

Counting Down to the 23rd Back to Bali Dynasty Party

Time is getting closer for our biggest annual fundraiser event - the 23rd Back to Bali Dynasty Party. This year event will be held on the 20th of February 2016 at the Corporate Lounge, Subi Sport Bar, Subiaco Football Club, Western Australia.

Tickets are now on sale on our website. Please click here to book your ticket.

Bring along some friends and enjoy the great night with great Indonesian feast and many prizes to win, including a free trip back to Bali, in our raffle draws.

Its all for a good cause, this year we are raising money for our new charity project in partnership with Solemen - "Helping Friends for Life" as we adopt a variety of "Solebuddies" to help them through difficult times. 

Visit www.balidynasty.com for further information.

Prosperity Feast for Chinese New Year

Join us to welcome the coming of the Year of Monkey in the annual celebration of Chinese New Year in Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant on the 7th and 8th of February 2016.

A great festivity as always, this years celebration will feature a special performance from Chinese Barong Sai on Sunday, 7th of February 2016 and a Chinese Duo on the 8th of February 2016. Both shows will start at 7pm.

Wish for better prosperity and better days in the coming year with a set menu “Hong Wan” Salmon Yee Sang. The set menu consists of:

  • The Prosperity “Hong Wan” Salmon Yee Sang
  • Braised  shredded chicken & Fish lips soup with Scallop & crab meat
  • Stir-fried chicken with coffee sauce
  • Deep-Fried  Crispy Roasted Duck
  • Deep-fried King prawns with “Kam Heong”  sauce
  • Szechuan Fried Rice with chicken
  • Braised Top shell slice with  black mushroom and broccoli
  • Chilled Golden Lotus Mango pudding
  • Mandarin Orange

This treat for prosperity is only IDR 219,000 nett/person for minimum for 2 persons

For booking, please contact fb@balidynasty.com or call to 0361 – 752 403.

Tuesday Talent Show at the Upperdeck @H2O

The newest addition to the Upperdeck @H2O is our Tuesday Talent Show. The fancy rooftop venue now showcases the best talents from our staff. Enjoy the following performance from:
Kevin (Kitchen) – the Beatboxer. He has good skills in mimicking many types of sound including classic drum set, turn table, electronic effects, trumpet, and electric guitar.

Pramadi (Bar) – the Fire Juggler. Flair bartending is something that he is keen to study. Now that he has learnt the skills, he’s happy to entertain you with his juggling skill. To add the tension, he is going to play with fire.
 
Hendra (H2O) – the Solo Guitarist. His soulful voice and the soft melody from his guitar truly make a delightful evening. Enjoy his performance while sipping your favourite cocktails under the stars.

All the Fun Things You Should Not Miss at Dynasty

Whether you are a frequent visitor or a newcomer to Bali Dynasty Resort, make sure that you don’t fail to include some of the fun experiences below to your holiday to-do list!

Swing on the Trapeze! Experience the exhilaration of flying trapeze in High Flyers Trapeze School. The trapeze is suitable for those between the ages of 5 to 65 years so the whole family can join.

Take a selfie with the Leprechauns. Yes we do have Leprechauns, not only one, but two! They can be easily spotted around Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub in the evening.

Sip afternoon tea in the gazebo. Set next to the newly-landscaped Balinese pond and surrounding gardens, the gazebo provides intimate and relaxing scene for an afternoon tea.

Feel the surprisingly pleasant tickles of the fish spa. Simply immerse your feet in with the fish, and they will then feed gently upon the loose skin removing it in a not unpleasant tickly manner. The freshly cleaned and exfoliated skin feels smooth to the touch.

Get Hair braiding! Braids are an easy and so pleasant way to forget about hair styling, give your hair some rest and protect it from harsh environmental factors. Flair Hair Salon and Cutz4Kids provide the hair braiding for adults and kids. Or you can get the hair braiding by the pool.

Renew your wedding vows. A vow renewal is a way to celebrate a marriage. Perhaps you've made it to 10, 25 or 50 years together and you want the world to know that you'd do it all over again in a heartbeat on holiday.  Renew vows within the lush tropical garden, on the beach side, or at the glamorous tent villa.

Learn to surf with Aloha! The Aloha Surf Shack near the main pool provides surfing lesson for those interested in riding the waves. Visit them to know more about their service.

Experience the so called “glamping”. Glamping (glamorous+camping) is a relatively new verb in the world of travelling, and a growing fad all around the world. At Bali Dynasty Resort, the Luxury Tent Villa is a perfect glamping spot and a romantic escape suitable for couples or honeymooners.

Learn to cook Indonesian food. Lessons are available every Tuesday at Sen5es. Prebooking is essential so please contact the Tour & Information Centre.

Take Circus Workshop. High Flyers Bali also offers a Circus Workshop where participants can learn juggling, diabolo, plates spinning and more to develop their coordination skills and most of all have great fun!

Learn to make towel origami. Don’t you like the tower origami in your room? Do you want to make one? Learn to make the towel origami every Wednesday at 10am for free. Pre-booking is essential.

Take a walk to the village. Walk through a fairly unknown side of Kuta and see how the families live. Available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Pre-booking is essential so make sure to visit the Tour & Information Centre.

Cycling on the boardwalk. The resort provides bikes for you to borrow for free every day at our Tour & Information Centre. Grab one and have fun riding on the boardwalk along the beach as you breathe the fresh air in the morning or enjoy the magnificent view of sunset on the horizon.

Get professional family photos. Capture your fun moment during your vacation with our professional photo service. From the candid session with your little ones to everyone frolicking in a pool, taken by our professional photographer, they will be perfect memories of your fun holiday.

Enjoy a candle light dinner. When the kids are busy enjoying their time at the Kids Club, it’s time to indulge in a little romance. The candle light dinner at the Bale provides you with intimate dining experience with your better half. Contact H2O to book your dinner.

Bali News

Bali Ranked #2 in 2015 Travel+Leisure’s of 10 Best Islands in the World
Discerning readers of Travel+Leisure Magazine have ranked their favourite island oases in the magazine’s World’s Best Awards, and this year’s results prove that no destination is too remote when pristine, white-sand beaches and exotic fauna await.

On the World’s Best Awards by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Bali is ranked No. 2 while the first place is secured by Galapagos islands.

 “Of all the tropical islands that comprise Indonesia (17,508 to be exact) the mystical island of Bali outshines them all. With its rice paddies, ornate Hindu temples and rocky headlands, it’s the country’s crown jewel. Head to Sanur to watch the watch the sun bleed over the horizon in the mornings, or to Besakih, the holiest and most mystical temple at the slopes of Mount Agung. The island’s dreamscapes may be silver screen-worthy, but the island is making cultural relevance a prominent part of any journey.” (Travel+Leisure Magazine 2015)

Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts Serves You in Bali
Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts now offers comfortable accommodation in Bali with five properties available in the most popular destinations on the island, such as Seminyak, Kuta and Sanur.

Amadea Resort & Villas in Seminyak is a peaceful oasis in the heart of Seminyak Bali. Located on the fashionable “eat street” with its’ many boutiques and famous restaurants the resort is perfectly located for those who want to be in the heart of the action. Click here for further information.

Travellers visiting the Kuta region can consider spending their holidays in Bali Dynasty Resort. This family friendly resort features complete facilities and numerous activities for kids and adults to keep everyone entertained.
Strategically located on South Kuta Beach, it is only within a few minutes away to many small restaurants, two large shopping malls, and tourist attractions including the famous Waterbom Park. Click here for further information

PrimeBiz Kuta is located conveniently on Jalan Raya Kuta and just 10 minutes from the airport. The hotel is within close proximity to a myriad of restaurants and souvenir shops. The hotel offers a full array of facilities on site including the famous “Kopi Bali House” for refreshments, snacks of meals as well as meeting rooms, for those wanting to take a break from a hectic business day they may enjoy the Sky Pool with its adjoining exercise room or for the less energetic, relax and take a massage in the massage and Spa facility. Click here for further information

Set in the laid-back setting of Sanur, the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel offers plenty accommodation for leisure and business travellers. The hotel has a large Meeting and Convention Centre, with a capacity for 1000 people, making it the perfect venue for corporate meetings, exhibitions, incentives, conventions or simply a private Balinese getaway. Click here for further information.

Within 10 minutes drive from the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, there is Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites, which is a great alternative to a conventional hotel. The Suites offer accommodation in 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartment that can sleep up to six people without compromising privacy and personal space. Please click here for further information.

Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts Brings a Novel Experience in North Bali
Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts is proud to elevate the holiday experience to a new level with its upcoming brand new all-tented-resort on the coast of North Bali opposite Menjangan Island.

The Menjangan Dynasty Resort, Beach Camp and Dive Centre offers a unique experience in an unspoilt area of North Bali providing an ultimate relaxing escape. The eco friendly resort will combine high quality bamboo structures with African safari tents to be in total harmony with the surroundings. Being located on a quiet isolated peninsular on over 16 hectares of land all tents are amply spaced to provide intimate privacy. The resort will boast a rare white pristine sandy beach with its' signature Bambu Beach Club and Bar offering all day dining. Breathtaking 360 degree views encompass views of the mountains that make up the Bali National Park as well as East Java and views to Menjangan Island.

The northwest Coast of Bali has become increasingly popular amongst Europeans looking for an authentic escape offering an unspoilt environment in which to relax and take in what both the culture and nature has to offer. Within the area there are many attractions and activities to partake in including diving or snorkelling at Menjangan (a 15 minute boat trip from the Resort), the Atlas Pearl farms, the quiet village of Pemuteran, trekking, cycling, horse riding, Hot Springs and secret waterfalls to name but a few.

The ground breaking was done on 23rd of September 2015 and the resort is scheduled to be completed and ready for operation by August 2016. The property will be an addition under Prime Plaza Resort brand which currently consists of Bali Dynasty Resort, Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites and Amadea Resort & Villas. Click here for more information

Bali Events

SKBBA Penjor & Gebogan Competition, 5th of February 2016
On Friday, 5th of February 2016, businesses in the South Kuta Beach area will be participating in a Penjor and Gebogan Competition, organised by the South Kuta Beach Business Association (SKBBA) and Kuta Village, to prepare for Galungan.

Penjor is a slender, eight-metre high, gracefully arching bamboo pole, festooned with colourful flowers, fruit, unhusked rice and palm frond ornamentation, with an offering at the base. The aim of placing penjors at Galungan is to show devotion to God in his manifestation as the god of the mountain (Hyang Giri Pati). Gebogan, is a Balinese offering with the reflection of a mountain shape or triangle. This offering consists of many kinds of fruits, flowers and other ornaments that is arranged in a triangle shape.

All the SKBBA hotels, together with other businesses in the area, will place their penjor in front of the entrance to their premises. Visitors to the South Kuta Beach area will be amazed by the beautiful, Balinese atmosphere within the South Kuta Beach streets during this 10-day celebration.

The event will start at 1pm at the VIP Parking LIPPO MALL KUTA on Jalan Kartika. It will be followed by the SKBBA Food & Entertainment Festival with various culinary delights and art performance take place until the night from the 5th to 8th February 2016.

Culture Calendar

Galungan & Kuningan – 10th and 20th February 2016
Great celebration is coming to the Island of Gods as the Balinese will celebrate Galungan and Kuningan—the most important Hindu holidays. Galungan is a Balinese holiday that signifies the victory of Virtue (Dharma) over Evil (Adharma). This important festival occurs every 210 days. It will begin this year on Wednesday 10th of February and will last for 10 days. During this time, the Balinese gods and ancestral spirits descend to Earth to be honoured. They will leave on Kuningan, which is the final day of the holiday that falls on the 20th of February.

Before the day of Galungan and Kuningan, Hindu people in Bali are very busy preparing for the religious ceremonial offerings and Bali's streets are adorned with bright and colourful penjor, bamboo poles with offerings for the entire period between Galungan and Kuningan.

TOUR OF THE MONTH - See the Unspoilt Part of Bali with Bali Quad Discovery Tours

Aiming to show the people a wonderful and unspoilt part of Bali, Bali Quad Discovery Tours provides a different kind of experience from quad biking, buggy riding and tubing, which make it perfect for those who want a great day out.

What makes their tour unique is the fact that they reach the most hidden spots on the island, meet the friendly local people, and mostly use small tracks which are also used by them.

The Bali Quad and Bali Buggy Tours will bring you to a part of Bali where you still can find old traditions alive. You will drive yourself with a specially designed off road buggy or 4-wheel motorcycle (Quad) that copes with all kinds of terrain through an authentic part of Bali, passing rice fields, crossing jungle and driving through some Balinese villages.

Bali Quad’s Tubing Adventure gives you chances to be so close to the nature by drifting down the Siap Stream in Payangan area in your own Inflatable Tube and discover so many different species of plants and animals. There is a big chance that you spot a group of monkeys playing in the surrounding forests or see some rare species of birds.

With over 15 years of experience Bali Quad Discovery Tours is one of the few adventure pioneers in Bali. High standard in every aspect of their programs ensures a great sightseeing tour with a lot of fun without compromising safety.

Get up to 15% discount on Bali Quad Discovery Tours at our Tour & Information Centre.

Dynasty Rewards for Dynasty's Friends

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

For example, the normal redemption value for a deluxe room is 3,000 points however during this promotion period a night in the deluxe room can be redeemed at only 1,500 points on the 4th night or more.

This promotion applies to stays between 1st February to 25th March 2016 and 1st May to 31st May 2016.

The free extra night(s) 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.

For further information on how to redeem your points and how many points you need for each redemption reward please click here.

For reservation enquiries please contact reservations@balidynasty.com

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 are so glad that the breakfast buffets was included and that children ate dinner for free. We also really appreciated the gluten free options. Excellent service! Laura - Indonesia

Sen5es breakfast was great. H2O, enjoyed pizza and pasta night. Golden Lotus good sized meal and great service! Kym - Australia

Gracie Kelly’s is always a favourite, we love the food and the staff. Dewa always provides outstanding service and is polite, friendly and happy. Dewa makes Gracie Kelly’s a fun and exciting place to be. Shane - Australia

I found the safety throughout was great. The staff and lifeguards at the pool is an excellent idea, and it keeps all kids safe. Maya - India

Grounds were in pristine order and thoroughly clean at all times. Gardeners and cleaners were very polite at all times. John - UK

Executive Suite is by far the most practical room for us and our 2 younger kids. Loved our location overlooking main pool and kids pool. Loved our relaxing 10 night stay. Jason - Australia

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