Welcome to the August Edition of the Bali Dynasty Resort E-newsletter.
August brought the Independence Day spirit to the resort as we commemorated the 71st Indonesia Independence Day. The celebration at the resort was joyful as we organised numerous staff games, a blood donation and other fun activities.
In this edition, we’d like to share the exciting news about the soft opening of Menjangan Dynasty Resort, an exclusive all-tented boutique retreat in North Bali, on the 1st of September 2016. The Ashoka Spa is also offering a special package for dads which will make a perfect gift for Father’s Day.
Since we published in our previous newsletter the request for more QVs and Aquaphor from Solemen to treat those with skin problems, we have received very positive feedback and already starting to receive donations in the resort .
We hope that you enjoy reading through our newsletter and find the information useful. Remember that you can always visit www.balidynasty.com to check our latest offers and promotions. See you soon!
'Yes, I Do'
Celebrate your dream wedding at the Bali Dynasty Resort. With a dedicated team, let us take all the burdens away and let us help prepare your big day. We offer a personal and uniquely tailored service to suit your individual needs. Our wedding packages consist of Western style or Traditional Balinese style (completed with traditional Balinese parade, music and welcome dance).
Say “I do” from any of the attractive venues: the beautifully re-landscaped Balinese duck pond, the front garden, the upper lawn, the sandy beach or the tent villa’s private rooftop garden with uninterrupted views of the ocean. We want your special day to be a day to remember; hence our professional team will ensure that all of your expectations are met and delivered to the highest possible standards.
Our wedding package starts from USD 1,200 nett which already covers the administrative arrangement, priest, flower arrangements, wedding cakes and more.
We are also able to conduct renewal of wedding vows for those who might want to celebrate a special anniversary with us on this beautiful island of gods.
Apart from the ceremony arrangements, our professional team is also able to cater for all of you event needs, from friends and family celebrations to meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.
Father’s Day is around the corner again, and what better way to thank your dad than taking him to a spa treatment where he can enjoy a complete body & mind wellness experience.
Ashoka Spa provides a variety of treatments for both men and women. Male treatments are becoming increasingly popular at Ashoka Spa with facials, manicures, pedicures and traditional Massage being the favourites. Men are beginning to see the benefits of facial skin care which reduces skin irritations, blemishes and reduces wrinkles.
Enjoy the special treatment provided by the Ashoka Spa to celebrating Father’s Day using quality products from Pevonia!
Father’s Day 2 Hours Package – IDR 795K nett
Begin with a foot bath ritual and enjoy a pampering body scrub using Pevonia Saltmousse Scrub to polish away the impurities and smooth your skin. Continue with Pevonia Skin Anti Aging Massage and Pevonia Aromatheraphy Facial to nourish and rejuvenate your skin.
Father’s Day 1.5 Hours Package – IDR 499K nett
Start with a foot bath ritual and a body scrub using the refreshing Pevonia Jojoba & Lemon Scrub. Enjoy a pampering massage with Pevonia Skin Anti Aging Massage.
The offer is valid until 15 September 2016. Visit Ashoka Spa to book between 9am to 9pm.
Gift certificates are also available.
Meet Arini, Our New SoleBuddy
Arini is an aspiring student who aims to become a nurse. She just graduated from junior high school and would have liked to enrol to a vocational school specialising in nurse training immediately. Unfortunately her family has only a very little income and continuing her study would be a big burden for the family.
Therefore, we adopted her as one of our SoleBuddies, our charity that helps people in need for an ongoing period of time. We provide a full scholarship for her three years of nurse training.
Arini has already begun her studies at SMK Kesehatan Vidya Usadha in Singaraja. It is our hope that she can flourish in the school and be a good nurse which later on will be able help many people in need—a ripple effect of kindness.
Bali Dynasty Resort Supported Solemen’s Wheelchair Training
On the 27th – 29th of July, as a part of our commitment to help alleviate the suffering of the disadvantaged, Bali Dynasty Resort hosted Solemen’s wheelchair for kids training in our Staff Training Room.
The training was conducted by a team of volunteers from Wheelchairs for Kids in Perth, Western Australia. Ten students comprised of the representatives from YPAC Bali (the institute for physically and mentally handicapped children in Bali), Global Village and the Solemen were taught how to measure and fit the wheelchairs for the children. This much needed training will enable more children to receive wheelchairs and be monitored regularly as they grow or their needs change.
“10 more trained fitters means more kids with wheels and mobility in Bali,” said Robert Epstone, the founder of Solemen. “Thank you for everyone involved in the training, from the trainers, the participants and also the WFK team in Perth for making the chairs and the training possible.”
Solemen a Bali-based Indonesian registered non-profit foundation working alongside accredited agencies and projects to alleviate suffering and support to the disadvantaged in Bali. Its cooperation with Bali Dynasty Resort was introduced during the Back to Bali Dynasty Party in February 2016 in Perth. Ever since, the resort has actively engaged in adopting SoleBuddies, which are the people that the resort will support for an extended period of time, as well as doing fundraising through the popular twice a week Gracie Kelly’s Quiz Night and fun activities at the resort.
Bali News - The Soft Opening of Menjangan Dynasty Resort
Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the soft opening of ‘Menjangan Dynasty Resort, Beach Camp and Dive Centre’ – a much anticipated, tented boutique retreat, resting upon 16 hectares of land, beside a blissful white-sand beach lapped by the gentle waters of Banyuwedang Bay in Northwest Bali.
Catering to outdoor adventure enthusiasts with an appetite for indulgence, the safari-style tented rooms and villas, combined with a series of magnificent communal spaces crafted in bamboo and ‘alang-alang’ thatch, present a refreshing alternative in architectural style and five-star flair.
Accommodation at Menjangan Dynasty Resort comprises 24 Beach Camp Tents, 2 one-bedroom Cliff Tent Villas and 2 two-bedroom Cliff Tent Villas, created to the highest standards in South Africa from robust top-quality canvas and completed with premium room amenities. The romance of sleeping under canvas is coupled with the tranquillity of the great outdoors, with each private deck furnished with daybeds and loungers. The 2-bedroom Cliff Tent Villas have the additional luxury of a sitting room lit by a glitzy wooden chandelier and furnished with a comfortable sofa and armchairs.
Menjangan Dynasty Resort opens its doors (or rather its tent flaps) on 1st September 2016, and will be celebrating its soft opening by offering special opening rates and packages to its guests via its website: www.menjangandynasty.com
SKBBA Penjor & Gebogan Competition – 2 September 2016
On Friday, the 2nd of September 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 are arranged in a triangular 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 taking place until the night from the 2nd – 4th of September 2016.
Mekotekan Rituals – 17 September 2016
This age-old tradition coincides with the day of Kuningan and features the whole male villagers of Munggu joining in brandishing long stiff bamboo poles onto the streets. Over a thousand jovial participants and curious onlookers flock to the village streets, re-enacting the triumphant battles of the Blambangan war. Each of the pole ends are combined in mid-air forming a dynamic pyramid where two friendly opponents climb up this mountain and face-off at the peak.
Mekotekan Rituals is held in Munggu Village, approximately 1 hour driving from the Bali Dynasty Resort.
10th BALINALE Film Festival – 23 – 30 September 2016
BALINALE will kick off its 10th year on the 23rd until 30th of September 2016 at the CINEMAXX in Lippo Mall Kuta, only 5 minutes on foot from the Bali Dynasty Resort.
The theme for this year event is “No Boundaries” - where there are no limits to creativity & the means of expression.”
BALINALE 2016 pre-festival activities will complement the expanded main program of daily performances, children’s activities, student workshops, a nationwide film competition & roadshow, plus a free open air cinema for a community that has grown to love and eagerly anticipate the annual festival.
There will also be special screenings with 'Filmmaker in attendance', where the artists and filmmakers are present to introduce their films and meet the audience.
BALINALE period will be a great opportunity for movie-goers enjoying their time in Bali.
Cultural News - Galungan & Kuningan
Great celebration is coming to the island of the 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, 7th of September 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 17th of September.
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 - Experience the Excitement with Bali Adventure Tours
Bali Adventure Tours is a long established Bali tours operator with world class activities ranging from White Water Rafting adventures, River Kayaking, Jungle Trekking, Mountain Cycling and Helicopter Sky Tours.
Bali Adventure Tours also provides World class facilities such as the Ubud Adventure Centre and the famous Elephant Safari Park & Lodge, where you can touch, feed and ride an Elephant through the tropical jungle of Taro, just North of Ubud.
With many activities to choose from, consider to taking one of their combined packages such as the Rafting & Elephant Ride Package. You will begin with paddling in the famous Ayung River before heading to the Elephant Safari Park and trying the Elephant Safari Ride.
Enjoy these world class services and facilities during your holiday in Bali. Simply contact our Tour & Information Centre at the main lobby for tour arrangement. We are able to provide discounts up to 15% off the rates!
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 up to 15th September 2016 and between 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.
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Once again we have had an enjoyable, relaxing stay at our “Home from Home”. This time we had family with us, including our little grandson. We all agree our favourite place in Bali is Bali Dynasty Resort! Thank you all and we will see you again soon! Catherine & Phillip Baddock Australia
Gracie Kelly’s was too good, food awesome. Please do open a branch in India. Dr. J. Raja India
The Golden Lotus Restaurant was fantastic! Really enjoyed the DimSum lunch last by far. The Crispy Lemon Chicken dish was the best I’ve had. Thank you! Outstanding. Kelli Dowson Australia
What wonderful staff you have. They could not do enough for us and the kids. Happy kids = happy dad + mum. Thank you so much. Andrea Johnstone Australia
Our grand daughter loved the towel creatures. Good room cleaning, flexibility of staff and friendliness were appreciated. Staff were exceptional on good service and friendliness, particularly at the pool breakfast area which we use every day. Carl Botherhoven De Han Australia