Welcome to the December Edition of Bali Dynasty Resort’s eNewsletter. 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 2017.
In this edition of our newsletter we will look at the upcoming Back to Bali Dynasty Party, the new special coming out in January in Golden Lotus, what we are up to for Australia Day, the announcement of our Christmas Giveaway competition and more interesting information about the resort and Bali in general!
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.
Back to Bali Dynasty Party 2017
Mark your calendar for the 24th Back to Bali Dynasty Party in 2017. Scheduled on Saturday, 11 February 2017 at Subiaco Football Club, the event will be a perfect gathering to meet with other guests and also the staff who fly from Bali to attend the function.
Tickets are now on sale on our website with price AUD 45 per adult and AUD 25 for kids. As always, you also stand a chance to win some great prizes in our raffle draws by purchasing a raffle ticket which is only AUD 10. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Bali Dynasty Resort’s charity account. The charity is now in partnership with Solemen through a programme called “Help Friends for Life”, aiming to alleviate the suffering of individuals in need.
Visit our website in herefor further info and book your tickets. See you soon in Perth!
Deep Fried Flying Barramundi at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant
Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant now offers Deep-fried Flying Barramundi with a choice of three sauces from the 1st of January 2017 until 31st of March 2017.
This popular fish is fried to golden brown, giving it a light crispy texture on the outside while still retaining its clean, buttery flavour and meaty texture. Diners can then choose from the three different sauces available, i.e. Thai Sauce with a sweet and sour taste, Black Bean Sauce and Soya Bean Sauce which is slightly salty.
One deep-fried flying barramundi with your choice of sauce is offered at IDR 188,888 nett, including steamed rice for two people.
Celebrate the Australia Day at Gracie Kelly’s!
Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub invites all Australians to celebrate Australia Day on Thursday, 26th of January 2017.
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 and the drink promotions which include special offer for San Miguel Light, Guinness and Bintang Beer.
Don’t miss a real Aussie night out and no one throws a party quite like in the Irish Pub!!!
Bali Dynasty Resort Received Platinum Medal in THK Awards
Bali Dynasty Resort was awarded with Platinum Medal during Tri Hita Karana (THK) Awards & Accreditation 2016 on the 1st of December 2016 at Ksirarnawa Hall, Art Centre in Denpasar. The award was given in recognition of our significant achievements in incorporating sustainable spiritual, social and environmental principles and practices into business. This is our second platinum medal after the first one was received in 2015.
The Bali Dynasty Resort has implemented the Tri Hita Karana principles in our business practices and policy in keeping with the local cultural and spiritual beliefs and trying to make a difference to those less fortunate who have not benefitted from the tourism on the island. For 15 years, Bali Dynasty Resort worked with East Bali Poverty Project to give hopes for a better future to hundreds of children and the community in Pengalusan, East Bali. Having successfully raised over 3 Billion Rupiah for this project, we have now turned to Solemen to support individuals in need with healthcare assistance, scholarship and much needed items such as prosthetic legs, wheelchairs, mattresses, Pediasure and more. On the environment side, we are committed to operate at a high environmental standard, organising a monthly general clean up with our staff while also taking effort to grow and nurture rare plants in its garden creating a green and clean environment for the comfort of the guests.
Christmas Giveaway 2016
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!
KELLY MANNING (kellymanning**@**ail.com), won 3 days 2 nights stay in Family Garden Room including breakfast for 5.
Please follow us for the latest updates on news and competition through:
Facebook: Bali Dynasty Resort
See you in our other competitions on Social Media!
Remember Cintya, a very bright and diligent student who lives in Sanur with her grandparents and her four-year-old brother with cerebral palsy? In addition to her studies at school, she wished to do a private English course which was quite a burden as the family has only a little family income. In April 2016, we did a fundraising through the twice-a-week Gracie Kelly’s Quiz Night to pay for her one-year English course which was really successful. Since then, she has gradually improved her English proficiency.
As the first term of the school year has finished, we received pleasant news that Cintya also performed really well at school. She ranked as the Top 3 Students in her class for this term. She was rewarded with a 4 months free of tuition fee, which is a big help for the family. “I am very happy and I want to thank everyone for their help to my education,” said Cintya.
Well said Cintya, we are also glad to take part in sponsoring your education.
Cintya, is just one of the several people who has benefitted from the “Help Friends for Life” programme, a charity commitment between Bali Dynasty Resort and Solemen. Since launched in February 2016 at the 23rd Back to Bali Dynasty Party, the charity has been successful in helping individuals overcome their obstacles, by providing extended support and one time off donations. The support is made possible by the generosity of our guests who are attracted to the personal nature of each case and the feeling that they really are making a difference.
Qantas will now Fly You to Bali all Year
QANTAS has had so much success with its summer-holiday flights to Bali, it’s decided to keep the spirit of the summer holidays happening all year round. The flag carrier has announced it would extend its seasonal Sydney to Denpasar route to a year-round schedule from 26th of March 2017.
The Bali service will be operated by a two-class Boeing 737 and fares will include checked baggage allowance, in-flight entertainment, and food and drinks.
The flights will depart from Sydney on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week.
Bali is the Most Popular Year-end Destination in Asia by TripAdvisor
Bali has been picked by prominent US travelling reviewer website TripAdvisor as the most popular year-end destination. Bali offers diverse tourism attractions comprising adventure, underwater activities, tourism sports, cultural and traditional events and beautiful beaches.
Bali’s popularity as a global destination and not only for a year-end holiday has increased further after a relaxed visa regulations were introduced this year by the government. As of 21 March 2016 there are now 169 countries including Australia that receive a 30 day Indonesia free visa upon arrival.
Saraswati Day – 21 Jan 2017
This day is devoted to Dewi Saraswati, the Goddess of Science & Knowledge. Books of knowledge, manuscripts and the Vedas are blessed and special offerings are made for them. Students celebrate at school, usually in the morning. The Saraswati Day is not a day off work, so many offices who work on Saturday will remain open.
The day after Saraswati is called Banyu Pinaruh. Early in the morning of Banyu Pinaruh Day, people will go the beaches, rivers and springs to purify themselves and pray for wisdom.
Pagerwesi – 25 Jan 2017
Pagerwesi is the day when the Balinese strengthen their minds and souls against evil forces. Etymologically Pagerwesi derives from the two Balinese words “pager” and “wesi”, which means fence and iron respectively. The iron fence is a symbol of strong self-protection and on Pagerwesi the Balinese focuses on building a strong personal fortification to ensure that evil doesn't enter their minds, speech and deeds.
In many regions in Bali, Pagerwesi is considered to be a really important holiday which is celebrated excessively in a similar fashion to Galungan Day.
Siwaratri Day – 26 Jan 2017
Siwaratri, often referred to as the 'night of Siwa', is an auspicious time for introspection and meditation during which the Hindus of Bali pray for forgiveness of their earthly sins and for support and strength from Siwa in order to reach their higher selves.
Siwaratri is normally celebrated throughout Bali where all devotes pray and do not sleep throughout the night. Therefore government offices and schools are normally closed on the following day.
Tour of the Month - Discover Bali’s Underwater World with Bali Hai Diving Adventures
If you think you have seen all parts of Bali, yet you haven’t done diving, think again. Bali has some of the best diving spots in the world, which are ready for you to discover and leave you in awe!
See the amazing underwater world of Bali with Bali’s prominent diving operator, the Bali Hai Diving Adventures. A company of Bali Hai Cruises (which has been operating in the island since 1990), the Bali Hai Diving Adventures offer divers of any levels a great diving experience in the pristine tropical waters South and the North West Bali.
In the South, the popular diving spots are the waters of Lembongan and Penida Island, which you can enjoy via Cruise & Dive programme. Combining the services of the two companies, divers can enjoy this marine-protected area and the benefits and activities of Bali Hai Cruises. Healthy coral reefs, great visibility and over 250 species of tropical fish are there to be discovered.
Bali Hai Diving Adventures now partners with Menjangan Dynasty Resort to manage Pasir Putih Dive Centre, a 5 Star PADI Dive Centre which is located in the resort and only 30 minutes to Menjangan Island in North West of Bali. The area is known worldwide with its beautiful coral reefs, wall-diving and snorkelling sites, as well as its exclusive Mandarin Fish which can only be found in here. In addition, the dive centre also provides non-motorised watersport activities such as stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing.
Bali Hai Diving Adventures offers a year-round professionally guided scuba diving for divers of any levels, including for those who never dive before. It is also provides PADI dive course programme. All programmes are set at the highest safety standards as the company holds 100% safety records and insurance.
Book your diving trip now at our Tour & Information Centre to enjoy special rates, with up to 15% discount available!
Our Star Performers
Every month we hold a staff gathering, where we celebrate our staff birthdays, present an update on whats going on to all our team members as well as recognize those members of staff who have excelled. In November these staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests. We also have a Guest Nomination Award and this award is chosen by our guests who fill in the guest feedback forms before they check out.
NI WAYAN ARLIN NIA SARI – Front of the House
Arlin who is our Spa Receptionist won the category Employee of the Month from Front of the House. She joined Bali Dynasty Resort on 11 June 2012 and is very happy to be a part of the Ashoka Spa. When asked about her favourite spa treatments, she said “Ashoka Signature Massage to relieve your jetlag or Balinese Traditional Massage for a full body relaxation.”
KETUT SUNADA – Heart of the House
Ketut is a member of our Housekeeping squad. He has been working at the Bali Dynasty Resort for many years. Ketut’s secret recipe in working at the Housekeeping Department is to “do everything with passion and pay attention to detail”
Earn points while staying at the resort with Dynasty Rewards. A loyalty programme specially designed for our loyal customers, Dynasty Rewards allows you to collect points from your room nights and spending in our restaurants, bars and spa. The points can be redeemed on your return visit against food, drink, spa or even room nights if you save enough points!
If you already registered yourself as a Dynasty Rewards Member, we would advise you to start checking your point balance prior to your arrival. Simply login to your Reward account by clicking HERE and enter your Dynasty Rewards Number. Who knows you may have already saved up enough points for a free room night or other great benefits!
IThe mix indoor / outdoor activities and other adventures (fish feeding/shell hunting, go to the cafe for lunch etc) are great! Movie night was a huge hit too!! Our girls said Helen, Dex and Son were so much fun. Paul Roberts AUS
Breakfast is amazing with everything that is required, above and beyond. Pool side service is very quick and very friendly. Restaurant H2O, great food and service. Corrie Castagnetti AUS
All staff were very friendly and attentive. They have made the stay very enjoyable. Corletto Luke AUS
We both loved and appreciated our birthday cakes and cards from management. The towel cake and rose petals were the finishing touch by room attendant Suartawan. Fellowes AUS
We loved all of the food at all the in house restaurants. The service was faultless. Leanne Robertson AUS