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Newsletter June 2016

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June 2016

Welcome to the June edition of Bali Dynasty Resort’s e-newsletter.

The voting for Holidays with Kids 2016 Top 10 Readers’ Choice Awards for best-family friendly accommodation around the world is still open. If you have voted as yet, we would very much appreciate your vote for us by simply filling in the entry form here. It’s free.

We are excited to introduce Golden Lotus’ new promotion which is both healthy and savoury. Don’t miss to check our special feature about H2O Restaurant and fun cooking experiences that you may need to add in your holiday to do list!

We hope that you will enjoy reading the e-newsletter. Follow our social media to stay updated. We look forward to welcoming you, and we hope it won’t be long. See you soon!

Vote for Bali Dynasty Resort in HWK Readers Choice Awards 2016

Vote for us in the Top 10 Awards for Best Family Resort 2016 by Holidays with Kids Reader's Choice Awards.

Nominations are now open so please take a few minutes to fill out the entry form and VOTE FOR US!

The Holidays with Kids team runs a highly regarded Annual Top Ten Awards for The Best Family Resort in Bali. The wonderful thing about these awards is that they are completely 'Reader's Choice', rather than being judged by a panel. You get to decide on the best place to holiday with your family, as recommended by you!

If you think we are one of the best family resorts you and your family have experienced, please increase our chances of winning an award by submitting your votes. Please also share with your family and friends.

How do you vote?

To cast your vote click HERE or visit the Holidays with Kids website www.holidayswithkids.com.au

Everything You Need to Know about H2O

H2O is a social hub for our guests and the resort’s ‘in place’ for poolside cocktails, hearty international fare, and fun! However you may need to read the facts below to see if you really know this chic semi-open-air restaurant!


Breakfast

H2O Breakfast begins from 6.30am – 10.30am for those staying in Family Rooms or in Deluxe Interconnecting Rooms.


Lunch

Look at the extensive menu to find your favourites, such as sandwiches and wraps, salads, fish ‘n chips, steaks, a selection of pasta dishes, pizzas galore and plenty more. Gluten free meals are available on request. Kids menu & light snacks are also available!


Dinner

Each evening H2O adopts a different themed buffet event accompanied by live entertainment ranging from IDR 215,000 – IDR 220,000 nett per person. Kids up to 12 years of age eat for free when accompanied by the same number of full paying adults. Perfect for a family dinner! Pre-booking is essential so remember to reserve your seat.


Whippy Ice Cream

Beat the heat with the soft & delicious Mr Whippy Ice Cream on sale at H2O every day.


Bintang Juggaramma

A fan of Bintang Beer? Enjoy this great deal, Bintang Jug at IDR 185,000 serving up to 5 glasses. Every day between 4 – 5pm. A perfect lead to Happy Hour.


Pop Corn

Our pop corn is fresh and home made. Available every day at H2O.


Chicken & Chips

Every day during lunch time, order half or whole chicken from our rottiserie including chips and salad.


Upperdeck for the evening

Open from 4pm – 10am, the Upperdeck @H2O is a chill out lounge area providing a cosy atmosphere with cool sounds for sunset cocktails or after dinner drinks with friends on starlit evenings. The Upperdeck is also a perfect place to celebrate your special events and private functions such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.

Chinese Herbal Soup now available at Golden Lotus

If you enjoy healthy dishes, the new food promotion at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant should not be missed. Presenting Chinese Herbal Soup, the Golden Lotus promotion will be available from the 1st of July to the 30th of September.

Golden Lotus’ Herbal Soup is created by infusing the clear broth with healthy Chinese spices and herbs such as huai shan, kichi, tong sum, tong we, kam-pue and ang-cau. This creates a mild soup with savoury taste that bursts onto your palate on the first sip. Rich in nutrients, it is said that the soup works as natural remedy for common ailments, enhances the power and energy, nourishes the Yin and moisturises the lungs.

The Chinese Herbal Soup at Golden Lotus is available in two variations:

  • Seafood Soup with Chinese herbs with apple
  • Chicken Soup with Chinese herbs, innoki mushroom, carrot and bamboo piths

Only IDR 75,000 nett/portion/person.

Cooking Experience at the Bali Dynasty Resort

Add more fun to your holiday by attending the cooking lessons at the Bali Dynasty Resort. Suitable for kids & adults!

Cooking Demo at H2O

If you love to cook and are passionate about food, then join our popular weekly Asian Cooking lesson. Join us at H2O poolside at 12pm every Wednesday. All participants will also receive a 20% discount voucher for a la carte dinner at Café Piazza or Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant.


Cook Your Own Indonesian Lunch

Cook your own traditional Indonesian lunch with our Chef every Tuesday at Sen5es from 11am – 1pm. Minimum 2 persons, only Rp.270,000 per person. Prebooking is essential so please contact the Tour & Information Centre.


Kids’ Pizza Making Lunch

Every Wednesday at 12pm, kids can experience being a little chef and make their own pizza for lunch. Only Rp.65,000 net per child. We will supply the apron and Chef’s hats, so be sure to take some great photos.


Pre-booking is essential, so please contact our Kids Club to sign your kids up!

Charity Updates - Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub Strives to Help People in Need

A few months ago we received some pleas for help by disadvantaged people in Bali through Solemen. One of them was from a bright young student named Cintya who lives only with her grandparents. A diligent student, she understands the importance of education and wanted to do a private English course so that she can have a better future which eventually will make a difference to her family's lives. Unfortunately she struggled to find the fund due to the family has a very little income as neither the grandparents work.

In our commitment to alleviate the suffering of those in need and make a difference to the lives of others, we decided to help her fund the course. A fundraising was held through Gracie Kelly’s twice a week Quiz Night every Tuesday & Thursday. People signed up in the quiz by donating to the charity account. Thank to the generosity of our guests, it took only a week to raise the needed fund of IDR 2.8 million for 1 year English course.

It is obvious that Gracie Kelly’s Quiz Night is getting more and more popular since it started to adopt individual cases to support. To date, the Quiz Night has been very successful in raising fund to help the people in need, such as funding for Cintya’s English course, providing a wheelchair for Made Minggu and Pak Gusti who suffered from a stroke, and many more.

For the coming weeks, we focus our effort to fundraise for Gede Surata who needs a prosthetic leg after his below knee was amputated due to cancer. We invite you to help and make a difference to his life. Join our twice a week quiz night in Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub every Tuesday & Thursday at 7.30pm where you can have fun while donating for a good cause.

Bali News - Direct Flight Warsaw – Bali Commenced

LOT Polish Airlines launched a chartered service between Warsaw and Denpasar, Bali on the 23rd of June, marking the first direct service between Poland and Indonesia. The non-stop flight is slated to operate until the 28th of October using a Boeing 787-8. It is scheduled to leave Warsaw at 10:45 a.m. and land in Bali at 6 a.m. Meanwhile, the return flight will depart from Bali at 7:40 a.m. and arrive in Warsaw at 3:35 p.m.

The Warsaw to Denpasar flights will operate twice each week, with more flight service during the busy winter season is on plan.

Bali Events

The 36th Annual Bali Arts Festival

The Bali Arts Festival is Bali’s biggest annual celebration of arts and culture. This year event began on the 11th of June and will be until the 9th of July 2016 at the Denpasar Art Centre, approximately 30 minutes from Bali Dynasty Resort.

If you stay in Bali during the festival period, make sure that you do not miss the performances. Hundreds of artisans from the Denpasar municipality, Bali’s eight provinces, other neighbouring islands and even art troupes from abroad participate and showcase their talents during this one-month festival.


5th Bali International Choir Festival 2016

The fifth annual choir symposium and competition event organised by the Bandung Choral Society is scheduled on the 25th until 31st of July 2016 at Denpasar Art Centre. This year event will present over a hundred choirs, several conductors, and clinicians gathering for a series of choir symposiums and competitions.

Cultural News

Idul Fitri (5th & 6th of July 2016)

Lebaran or Idul Fitri is the popular name for Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia and is one of the major national holiday in the country. It is the celebration that comes at the end of the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadhan. The fasting month for Muslims has begun on the 6th of June 2016. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast. Their abstinence from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours will end in joyful celebration called Idul Fitri.

Idul Fitri will be celebrated on the 5th and 6th of July 2016. This time, most of the Muslims will return home and spend time with their family. It will also be a major holiday in Indonesia with many government and private offices close during the period.


Tumpek Landep (9th of July 2016)

Tumpek Landep is a day in which homage is paid to items made from steel, silver, bronze, copper and other metals. In addition to these items, other metal objects such as modern machinery, automobiles and such, are also blessed in hope to the better use in daily life.

On this day you'll see cars and motorcycles decorated with intricate stitched-leaf ornaments called 'sampian' roaming the streets in Bali.

Tour of the Month - Bali Adventure Tours

Spend a day in the river and in the elephant park with Bali Adventure Tours special package. Bali's most popular and exciting tour combination puts you firstly on its famous 'White Water Rafting' followed by a visit to the Elephant Safari Park with a 35 minute Elephant Safari Ride.

Feel the five-star rafting experience on previously uncharted waters from its new start point on the north of Ayung River in Ubud, making it the longest rafting route in the island. The mighty Ayung River is the lifesource of Bali, guarded by rainforest on both sides, and getting up close and personal with this spectacular river is truly unforgettable. A Buffet Lunch is served after rafting at the Rafting Restaurant, followed by a short transfer to the Elephant Safari Park.

This safari-inspired park is one of Ubud’s most unique offerings, home to its very own herd of Asian elephants in more than 2 hectares of exotic eco tourism landscaped botanical gardens, surrounded by national forest. Get up close and personal with these incredible animals in a beautiful tropical park setting. Elephants can be seen immersing themselves in the park lake, in between riding, painting or other activities. You will be entertained with a 35 minute elephant ride through the cool forest of Taro.

Enjoy this holiday package from Bali Adventure Tours with special prices available for families. Receive up to 15% discount when you book through our Tour & Information Centre.

Bali Adventure Tours provides world class activities ranging from White Water Rafting adventures, River Kayaking, Jungle Trekking, Mountain Cycling and Helicopter Sky Tours for more than 25 years.

Dynasty Rewards

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 a special promotion for Dynasty Reward members 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 August to 15th September 2016 and 15th October to 25 December 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

All your staff are lovely. I have had no problems at all with any of them. From the moment of our arrival to our departure the 4 of us have been treated with the utmost courtesy and friendliness it has been a pleasure to stay here again. Dianne Adams Australia

You’re perfect 10. The “Welcome Home” engraved watermelon I received on my arrival is truly a special touch, a gesture representative of a 5 star hotel. I will be returning to your hotel again. Mohamad Riza Ashiblie Singapore

Great friendly staff at the H2O restaurant. Some and other staff were especially helpful for my wife’s birthday. Thank you! Clint Roberts Australia

Very happy with our experience at Bali Dynasty. Will surely come again and recommend it to all our friends back home. Desh Deepak S India

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