Welcome to the April Edition of Bali Dynasty Resort Newsletter.
We have had quite a busy Easter, we hope that you had a great Easter celebration with your loved ones. Looking ahead we can feel the excitement growing for the upcoming Europe on Screen Film Festival, a cultural night and fundraising event at the resort on this Saturday and the Saturday after.
Ashoka Spa has special offers for Mother’s Day and Golden Lotus will give you the chance to win a free dim sum lunch every week through an Instagram photo contest!
Before arrival, make sure that you have signed up for our Dynasty Reward programme and download the recently launched South Kuta Passport App on your iphone or Android to enjoy great discounts in the area.
We hope that you will enjoy reading through the newsletter. See you soon!
Europe on Screen at Bali Dynasty Resort
Save the dates for the free screening of Europe on Screen Film Festival at the Bali Dynasty Resort. Located at the resort’s front garden, Europe on Screen Film Festival is a great opportunity for business and social networking.
Saturday, 30th of April – Dutch Night
Film: ACCUSED (Dutch: Lucia de B)
Start from 5pm
Saturday, 7th of May – British Night
Film: A Royal Night Out
Start from 5pm
The events are free of charge and will be designed as a cultural night with special decorations and the most popular food and drinks that represent the respective countries.
There will be raffle draws with numerous prizes from dining, spa, tour, activities and free stays at the resort. Raffle tickets are sold IDR 20,000 per ticket or IDR 100,000 for 6 tickets. All proceeds from the raffle tickets will be donated to Solemen, a charity programme that Bali Dynasty Resort now supports.
Bring along some friends and enjoy a fun evening under the stars while donating for a good cause!
Ways to Spoil Your Mother this Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day has become a perfect opportunity for everyone to give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures. Observed on the second Sunday of May in many parts of the world, this year Mother’s Day will be on the 8th of May 2016.
Why not spoil your mother with the following special gifts for this years' Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day Special Promotions at Ashoka Spa
Pamper your beloved mother with an Ashoka Spa treatment:
Mother’s Day 2 Hours Package – IDR 850,000
Begin with a foot bath ritual before being pampered with Ashoka Signature Massage. Feel rejuvenated as you are cocooned in Pevonia Silky Body Scrub and Pevonia Aromatherapy Facial. Restore your inner balance with a cup of hot ginger lime tea at the end of the treatment.
Mother’s Day 1.5 Hour Package – IDR 550,000
Start with a foot bath ritual before enjoying the skin anti-aging massage, your choice of manicure or pedicure and a cup of hot ginger lime tea to finish the treatment.
All promotions are valid from 6th to 15th of May 2016. Pre-booking is essential. Email to email@example.com
Not sure what to give her? Visiting later on in the year? Choose a Gift Voucher with a choice from our special lunch or dinner vouchers, spa treatments at Ashoka Spa, theme and candlelight dinners and even room stays and upgrades. The choice is yours! Email now to firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase any of the gift certificates!
Win Free Dim Sum Every Week at Golden Lotus
Are you on Instagram? Good! Because we are now giving out our popular all you can eat Sunday Dim Sum buffet lunch for free through Golden Lotus’ weekly photo competition!
How to join?
- Follow @goldenlotusbali in Instagram
- Capture your best moment when dining Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant.
- Post and tag your pictures to @goldenlotusbali #goldenlotusbali #glfreedimsum
- Make sure your account is not set as private
Each week we will pick our favourite picture to win a free Sunday dim sum lunch for 2 persons. The winner will be announced every Wednesday on Instagram.
Competition will run until 31 July 2016.
Explore the Culinary Adventure - H2O Theme Night Buffets
H2O Restaurant invites you to experience a great culinary adventure through its famous buffet dinner. Each evening adopts a different themed buffet event accompanied by live entertainment. The Theme Night Dinners range from IDR 215,000 – IDR 220,000 nett per person.
Monday Night – Italian Pasta & Pizza Night
Enjoy a wide variety of fresh pasta dishes with rich authentic sauces! There’s pizza too!
Tuesday Night – Satay Night
Savour the exotic flavours of our char grilled chicken, beef and pork skewers. Delicious desserts and chocolate fountain are available as well.
Wednesday Night – Wild West Wednesdays
Dig in to the ribs, burgers, buffalo chicken wings and a sausage sizzle served with sauces and accompaniments. Watch the Kids Magic Show at 7.30pm
Thursday Night – Mexican Night
Enjoy and savour delicious Mexican dishes including tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, refried beans and brown rice.
Friday Night – Indonesian Night
Authentic Indonesian buffet dinner with Balinese dance entertainment. Your kids can join the dance too!
Saturday Night – Aussie BBQ
Enjoy prime cuts of juicy Australian steaks, BBQ chicken, beef sausages and a choice of soup or salad.
Sunday Night – Roast Night
Traditional Sunday roast which includes a succulent choice of roast beef or pork, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
Kids aged 12 and under eats free from the theme night dinner when accompanied by a full paying adult.
Gracie Kelly’s Quiz Nights Raised Money for Made Minggu
Made Minggu is 53 years old man living in Gerokgak, North Bali. He had suffered a second stroke which had left him bedridden and unable to speak. He is now extremely distressed and tearful. His wife is worrying as to how she could care for her husband. Their eldest son had resigned from his job in a hotel in Kuta to help the family during this difficult time. The family's concerns were how to provide him with ungoing medical treatment and a wheelchair.
Upon finding his story, we stepped in with our SoleNeeds programme to help the family buy a wheelchair. Money was raised through Gracie Kelly's bi-weekly Quiz Night which now focuses on individuals needs. Thank to the positive response from our guests, we managed to raise around 3 million just in just a few weeks. A wheelchair was then purchased and delivered to the family. The family was very grateful since it would alleviate his suffering and make a difference in his life. Now they can take Made Minggu's out of his room to enjoy some fresh air outside.
Made Minggu's story is one of the causes that we successfully supported. Join us in these Quiz Nights every Tuesday and Thursday and help us to make a difference to the lives of those in need. On Tuesday, it is Family Quiz Night from 7.30pm with some questions kids might only know. On Thursday, it is General Quiz Night from 8.45pm.
Let’s work together for this good cause to "Help Friends for Life".
Meet Ayu from Payangan, our new SoleBuddy
Our commitment to help friends for life with Solemen now reaches out to Payangan, Ubud to help Ayu and her family.
Ayu (aged 10) lives with her family in small house in Payangan, Ubud. Her father, Pak Gusti, is paraplegic following a fall from a coconut tree three years ago. He is currently confined to bed and becoming depressed. Our SoleNeeds programme has helped Pak Gusti with a reclining wheelchair and remodelling the door allowing him to have access to the terrace, thanks to your generous support to our charity effort. See the video in here.
Ayu’s mother needs to give constant care to the father. During her spare time, she sells “canang” (a Balinese offering) earning around 4 cents per day.
The current situation forces Ayu to be the breadwinner. She must work in a local laundry with earning less than $1 per day to support her family and cover the basic living cost.
We have decided to help Ayu and her family and therefore include her in our SoleBuddies programme. This will allow us to provide assistance to Ayu for an extended ongoing period of time so that Ayu will be able to enjoy her childhood, focus on her study and quit working.
Visitors to South Kuta Beach now have special privilege to enjoy exclusive discounts and offers directly from their smart phones with the launch of South Kuta Passport. Designed as a user-friendly mobile application, the South Kuta Passport is ready and free to download at the Google Playstore and Apple Store.
Upon installation, users will have to complete their profile and scan a verification code. The unique verification code is available at each hotel where they are staying. Once the registration is complete, the guests can flip through the available offers and hot deals and instantly redeem them at the dedicated outlets.
There are numerous offers and hot deals from dining, spa and activities/attractions provided by the members of South Kuta Beach Business Association. Make sure you download the APP before coming to South Kuta Beach and then activate at the Front Desk on arrival. Each day you will receive "Deals" directly to your smartphone!
1st Bali International Dragon Boat Race & Festival
26 – 29 May 2016 at the Batur Lake, Kintamani
The first Bali International Dragon Boat Race and Festival (Bali IDBFest) will hit Bali's iconic caldera lake in May this year. The racing day events will feature racing classes under the Indonesian Canoe and Rowing Association (PODSI) and the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF).
Ubud Food Festival
27 – 29 May 2016 in Ubud
This festival sees its second year running as an exciting three-day culinary extravaganza, to be held in Bali's cultural heartland of Ubud.
In 2016, the Ubud Food Festival will focus on the theme of ‘Go Local’. The Ubud Food Festival will explore Indonesian food in all its forms: a journey across one of the most diverse culinary landscapes in the world. Alongside Indonesian chefs, restaurateurs, producers and food professionals, celebrated culinary icons from around the world will dish up a program rich in fresh produce, fresh tastes, and fresh ideas.
Garuda Indonesia Travel Fair at Lippo Mall Kuta
As the biggest and most anticipated annual travel fair in Indonesia, this year Garuda Indonesia Travel Fair (GATF) 2016 invites you to explore Garuda Indonesia’s expansive network of holiday destinations where unique, exotic and unforgettable experiences await.
In Bali GATF 2016 will be held at the Lippo Mall Kuta from April 29 to May 1, 2016. During the three day travel fair, visitors will be able to choose from a wide variety of alluring holiday destinations with an extensive selection of unbeatable promotions and discounted pricing. The exciting travel experiences range from heritage and cultural experiences to thrilling adventure getaways, delicious culinary capitals, shopping and photography havens, stunning islands and beaches with crystal-clear waters to explore, pilgrimage packages and more!
Vesak Day or Waisak is a holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists, marking the birth of Prince Siddharta Gautama. The date varies each year on the Gregorian calendar but usually coincides in April or May, and in June on leap years. Unique to Buddhists in Bali is that some rituals share slight resemblance to Balinese Hindu features, such as in the use of temple ornaments.
Tour of the Month - I Believe I Can Fly with High Flyers Bali
Imagine hanging from your knees and swinging on the trapeze, then the freedom of flying through the air and the thrill of being caught by one of our experienced professional staff. Overcome self-doubt, build your confidence with a whole new skill set and recharge your batteries in a challenging but safe environment.
High Flyers Bali offers a unique opportunity to experience the exhilaration of flying trapeze and circus workshop under tropical blue skies while visiting this island paradise.
High Flyers Bali offers trapeze classes six days per week and teaches flyers between the ages of 5 and 65 so all the family can join and make it a holiday you will never forget. Flyers can sign up for a single class to feel the rush and learn a basic trick. But be warned it can become a passion so High Flyers Bali also offers packages for multiple classes.
With each class, a flyer achieves more tricks and develops more skills to include catches and somersaults. Classes are kept small so that each flyer can be given individual attention and have time to develop their skills. For those not adventurous to try trapeze High Flyers Bali has a bungee trampoline, where you can bounce up to 2 metres performing somersaults.
In addition to the trapeze classes, 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!
If you are keen to try the trapeze or one of the workshops during your holiday in Bali we suggest that you plan a stay at Bali Dynasty Resort. Consider to book the Family Adventure Package which entitles you to a 4 days 3 nights stay in Family Studio Room, free 1x trapeze lessons and entrance to Waterbom for all family and many more. Click here to find more!
Have you signed up for Dynasty Rewards?
Dynasty Rewards is our loyalty 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!
We currently have special promotion for Dynasty Rewards member where you can redeem your stay for half points! 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 May to 31st May 2016 and 1st August to 31st August 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.
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!
Our Star Performers
Lalu Junaedi – Prime Plaza Employee of the Year 2015 (Back of the House)
Bali Dynasty Resort’s Employee of the Year 2015: Lalu Junaedi was awarded a title as Prime Plaza Employee of the Year 2015 from Back of the House. He won the title after competing with other candidates from Prime Plaza’s properties in Indonesia. The inauguration was held at Bali Dynasty Resort on Tuesday evening, 26th of April 2016. When asked about his feeling, Juna said that he “felt thrilled and extremely grateful for the achievement”. He wished that his achievement would inspire other staff to do their best in providing the utmost service to the guests. We couldn’t agree more. Congratulations Juna, you made us proud!
I Wayan Wirya
Joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 2011, Wayan is a team member of Kitchen Department as a steward. He won the title Employee of the Month from Heart of the House. He enjoys working at the Bali Dynasty Resort and willing to provide any assistance to his team when necessary. A father of two, Wayan spend most of his spare time with the family when he is not at work.
He is our Recreation Assistant and nominated as Employee of the Month from Front of the House. Joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 2009, he found his passion being in the Recreation Team. He never hesitates to smile and will always make sure that you will have the best experience staying at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Little green man – my son took a few days to warm up to him but he really was a highlight. He played hide and seek with my son. He talks about it as one of his favourite memories. Penne Yorke (Australia)
Should my wife and I have the opportunity to visit Bali in the future we would certainly stay at Bali Dynasty Resort. What a fantastic, enjoyable stay. Clarkson (South Africa)
Dynasty staff is excellent. Can’t think holidays perfect than this. Highly recommend for young family holidays. Definitely come again and again. Rose (UK)
All staff are exceptionally friendly, courteous and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to come back. Would definitely recommend. Melissa (French)
We had our 9 year old son with us and this was the best hotel that we have stayed in for families. Denise Katz (Australia)