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January 2017

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January 2017

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

We have just got over a very busy January and now we have only just over a week to go till our 24th annual Back to Bali Dynasty Party, the tickets are limited, so make sure that you have booked yourself for this great fundraising effort with a great Indonesian feast. Haven’t booked yet? Please click here.

We have some information on our Valentine’s Day promotion. To show our commitment to those less fortunate, in January we provided a courtesy car for the Solemen as well as helping a little boy to get his medical assessment in East Java. This is only made possible by the generous supporers of our the charity effort.

Did you know that there is a place where you can experience a Maldives-like feeling in Bali for a quarter of the price of the Maldives? Scroll down to read more about these exciting features.

We look forward to welcoming you at the resort soon. For those living in Perth, see you at the Back to Bali Dynasty Party!

Counting Down to Back to Bali Dynasty Party

Only just over one week to go to the biggest annual fundraising event, the Back to Bali Dynasty Party! Scheduled on Saturday, 11 February 2017 at 5.30pm, the Back to Bali Dynasty Party will be at the Corporate Lounge, Subi Sport Bar in Perth, Western Australia.

Tickets are limited and selling quickly, therefore book now to secure your seat. Bookings must be made before the 8th February since tickets are not available on the door! Simply visit the Back to Bali Dynasty Party page  here to purchase your tickets. All proceeds will go to help the disadvantaged in Bali in partnership with Solemen.

Stand a chance to win numerous prizes such as free accommodation in Bali, free return flight tickets to Bali courtesy of our major sponsors TigerAir Australia, AirAsia and Asia Escape Holidays, as well as many other prizes for Bali’s popular attractions and tours!

Bring along some friends and enjoy the great night with a great Indonesian feast and many prizes to be won. See you at the Back to Bali Dynasty Party in Perth!

Valentine’s Special

Romantic Dinner at the Upperdeck @H2O

Treat your Valentine to an intimate romantic dinner at the Upperdeck @H2O. Make a grand gesture this Valentine’s Day and impress your loved one with a 4 set gourmet while watching the sunset accompanied by romantic music.

  • IDR 720K nett/couple – food only
  • IDR 810K nett/couple – with free flow non-alcoholic beverages for 1 hour
  • IDR 990K nett/couple – with free flow wines and cocktails

Valid only on 14 February 2017 at 6.30pm


2 Hour Spa for Couple at Ashoka Spa

Indulge in a romantic treatment with your loved one with Ashoka’s special 2 hour spa package for couples. Only IDR 1,650,000 nett per couple, enjoy a series of pampering treatment which begins with a foot bath ritual, body scrub, body massage and facial using premium products from Pevonia. At the end of the treatment, enjoy free beautiful gift for this special day.

The package is valid from 12 until 20 February 2017.

We also provide gift certificates for those looking for an alternative Valentine’s gift! Contact gmsec@bdr.pphotels.com and we’ll take care of the arrangements.

A Taste of India at the Bali Dynasty Resort

Located conveniently at the main entrance of the Bali Dynasty Resort, the Queens of India Restaurant offers the authentic taste of Indian cuisine. Recently completely renovated and open daily from 11am until 10pm, the restaurant serves a huge variety of Indian food items, from the popular Chicken tandoori, to various vegan and “halal” foods.

The specialties at Queens of India include live seafood dishes as well as a selection of Mumbai Chaat - savoury Indian snacks typically served as street food including Sev Puri, Bhel Puri, Pani Puri and Dahi Puri. Puri is unleavened bread that is deep fried until it puffs up like a round ball, which is golden-brown in colour.

If you are staying at the Bali Dynasty Resort then you can order the delicious dishes from Queens of India’s kitchen via room service as well, we also include two Indian dishes per day on our breakfast buffet for the benefit of our Indian guests.

Adopt a SoleTeddy

Looking for a cute gift to take home? Look no further than adopting our SoleTeddy.

Available from front desk of our Tour & Information Centre, you can take this cute teddy bear home with a minimum donation of IDR 100,000. This way, you do not only give yourself a cute gift but also help to alleviate the suffering of the disadvantaged in Bali.

The “Maldives” of Bali (but at quarter of the price of the Maldives!)

“An enchanting retreat on a white sandy beach surrounded by brilliant turquoise sea glimmering under the golden sun” is undoubtedly the kind of impression that everyone has associated with the Maldives. Now the similar luxury experience can be found in Bali’s North West coast at a more affordable price.

The new Menjangan Dynasty Resort, Beach Camp & Dive Centre, resting on a blissful white sandy beach lapped by the gentle waters of Banyuwedang Bay, has been the hype since its opening in September 2016. Bringing the ‘glamping’ concept to one of Bali’s most popular diving spots, this eco-friendly resort offers an alternative retreat experience for couples and honeymooners or simply outdoor adventure enthusiasts with an appetite for indulgence.

The resort’s accommodation is crafted with top quality African safari tents, giving a nod to its ‘glamping’ concept. The 24 units of Beach Camp Tents and 2 One-bedroom Tent Villas are suitable for couples or honeymooners, and Two-bedroom Tent Villas will be perfect for families. Behind the tent flaps, there are polished merbau floorboards, queen-size beds, fans, air conditioning, televisions, mini bars, driftwood lamps, goatskin rugs, showers and flushing toilets.

An open-sided beach club with a soaring grass roof, a bamboo bar and a restaurant provides the centrepiece of the resort. From here, anyone can enjoy a spellbinding vista that extends across a mangrove-entwined coastline to the lowland forests of West Bali National Park, taking in the tiny uninhabited Menjangan Island, the craggy folds of Bali Barat’s north facing ridges and the towering mountains in the distance—the same views to be enjoyed from the resort’s signature infinity pool. Opposite, beanbags and bamboo cabanas are lining on white-sand beach, with ample spaces from one another, ideal for lounging during the day and for romantic candlelit dinners by night.

Spa in the tent and in the private pods on a cliff edge add a sense of luxury escape, while the 5 star PADI Dive & Watersport Centre invites the guests to discover the amazing underwater world which surrounds the resort.

The ‘glamping’ experience starts as low as USD 230 nett per night, which is around a quarter price of the similar experience in the Maldives. Visit www.menjangandynasty.com to discover more of this exciting “Maldives-like” experience in Bali.

Charity Update

A Car for Charity

Commemorating the one year milestone with Solemen Indonesia, the Bali Dynasty Resort, though its' Charity Effort continues to actively give more to the community by providing a courtesy car for the charity. The car will be used to transport the needy and their families from the remote areas around Bali to the main hospital in Denpasar for treatment or diagnosis. The car is going to be a massive help to Solemen’s Outreach Programme which has now expanded to caring for over 900 “SoleBuddies” around the island.

The Bali Dynasty Resort has raised in excess of IDR 300,000,000 in 2016 alone and has committed to assist 5 Solebuddies with their ongoing long term treatment or care and education whilst at the same time has assisted many individuals through its “SoleNeeds” programme with one off needs such as wheelchairs, prosthetic legs, mattresses, medicines and other donations, which have a great impact on the individuals’ lives. The SoleNeeds programme has mostly been promoted through the twice weekly Quiz nights in Gracie Kelly’s with the generous donations from the guests. Quiz nights are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome to join.


Bali Dynasty Resort Help Made Adi

Bali Dynasty Resort has recently helped Made Adi, aged 6, who suffers from Haemophilia, a disease which had claimed the life of his brother earlier.

Previously treated at Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar, Bali, he urgently needed medical tests in Surabaya to completely diagnose his health. The test was a huge expense for the family as they would need the flights and 3 nights accommodation for him and the parents. Cost was anticipated to be around 10 million.

With the aid received during the Gracie Kelly’s Quiz Night and the charity boxes around the resort, Bali Dynasty Resort could step in time to cover for the 10 million expenses so Made Adi and the family and one Solemen staff could fly to Surabaya  the following day.

During the medical test it was confirmed that the haemophilia he suffers would require a specific treatment due to he is lacking the clotting factor. He would undergo constant monitoring and the treatment is now ongoing.

Bali News

TigerAir Australia to Resume Bali Service

TigerAir Australia has received a key approval from the Indonesian Government to operate scheduled flights to and from Bali using its Airbus A320 aircraft and plans to resume its normal Bali flying schedule from 3 February 2017.

TigerAir Australia is a platinum sponsor at the upcoming Back to Bali Dynasty Party which will be held in Perth on 11 February 2017.

Cultural News

Tumpek Landep – 4 February 2017

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 Zoo Park

Bali Zoo Park is a zoological park where you can learn the behaviour of over 500 rare and exotic animals in a lush, tropical environment. Participate in fascinating animal adventure activities, some of which are unique experiences of their kind in Indonesia.

Experience Bali’s most unique photo opportunity as you sit up close and personal with their tame animals during the Animal Encounters session. Treat the entire family to a unique chance to hand feed the tame deer, pelicans and beautiful lory. Children of all ages can stay as long as they like in the domesticated animal pen to enjoy petting and feeding the cuddly rabbits and friendly Timor Deer. For some thrilling excitement, join Feed the Animals session where you can feed the African lions, tigers and crocodiles from afar. The Zoo also offers an exotic bird show featuring the wreathed hornbills, rhinoceros hornbills, falcons, eagles and more. Dining options in the zoo is easy as they have plenty of restaurants where people can dine with the wildlife.
There is a lot to explore at the Bali Zoo Park making it a great day out for anyone. Visit their website in here to find more. Get up to 15% discount when you book through our Tour & Information Centre.

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 MADE CHRISTINE – Heart of the House

Christine, from the Sales & Marketing Department, is known amongst her colleagues as a lively individual with passion and attention to details to whatever she does. She takes pride in her work as Sales Coordinator where her main responsibility is to ensure a well organised administration to support the Sales & Marketing communications. A loving mother, she enjoys spending the weekend with her two sons at home.


JOHANNA THERESIA LOUDOE - Front of the House

Johanna, from the Food & Beverage Department has won this category for several times. She has been with Bali Dynasty Resort since  August 2001 and is a familiar face in Cafe Piazza with her creative cofee making skills. 

 


HASIR ZAID - Supervisor of the Quarter

Joined Bali Dynasty Resort in April 1990, Zaid is another loyal staff member who has been with us for almost 26 years. A familiar face and a father of 3 children, he is the Food & Beverage Supervisor  leading the team in Sen5es and Cafe Piazza


IDA AYU MARYANI - Guest Nomination

Mary is a very dedicated person, both to her family and to the tasks at hand. Being with Bali Dynasty Resort for 26 years, her comment when she is asked about this is always, “Ah time flies so fast!

Dynasty Rewards

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!

If you haven’t got your Dynasty Rewards ID yet, please email to rewards@bdr.pphotels.com

Thank you for being Dynasty Rewards member! If you haven’t signed up yourself, you’d better be hurry as you can start earning points since the first day of your stay! Click HERE to sign up!

If you have any queries about the programme, please contact rewards@bdr.pphotels.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

Hotel, staff and facilities all exceeded our expectations. We were amazed from the moment we drove through the front gate at how beautiful everything was. Our rooms were spotless every time we come back to them. The cleaners were all so friendly greeted us with a big hello and a giant smile everyday. We loved the towels on bed everyday. Patrick Forster JPN

This hotel is the cleanest hotel we have stayed in Bali. The executive suite is fabulous. The staff at H2O made our whole family feels very welcome so friendly, always smiling, the staff are very lovely people. Leah D’Silva AUS

All your staff at every place we ate was very helpful and always done alot and when we requested something different it was always done with no fuss and with a smile – thank to you all! Sarah Anning AUS

All food and drinks were always delivered with a great smile – very welcoming. Lovely fresh maintained gardens, friendly great staff in all areas of service – pool, room attendant, front desk, security, kids club – thank you. Lisa & Steven McConnaighe AUS

All staff have been so wonderful. Thank you to all staff. Everyone has been wonderful. Please thank all staff around the pool, kids club, H2O, Piazza, front office, security gardeners, cleaners. Dorothy Male AUS

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