Welcome to the February edition of the Bali Dynasty Resort e-newsletter.
We have just recently hosted our 24th Back to Bali Dynasty Party in Perth and it was a big success. Thank you for those that supported and we look forward to welcoming you back again at the next Back to Bali Dynasty Party, and most importantly at the resort.
Looking at celebrations, in March, Gracie Kelly’s is going to throw an Irish-themed party to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day, so please mark your calendar. The island will welcome the Nyepi Day - Day of Silence to mark the New Year according to Balinese calendar. Grand ceremonies will be held throughout the island on the 27th, before the whole activities stop for 24 hours and the island goes completely silent making it look uninhabited on the 28th.
For Dynasty Rewards members, we also have some news on our new referral programme recognising you when you refer your friends to stay with us! Please make sure that you know your balance points as we send it regularly on a monthly basis. If you don't receive the email, please let us know.
All in all, we hope that you will enjoy reading the newsletter. See you soon at the resort!
Family Suite Room – Available in May 2017!
At the moment we are doing an upgrade to some of the Executive Suite rooms to become Family Suites, a new modern room category offering more comfort, privacy and space for family travellers.
Each Family Suite features a master bedroom and a separate living room which can be easily converted to become a secondary bedroom, thanks to the addition of the Murphy beds (Pull down twin beds).The new Family suite comprises two bathrooms, now there is a separate en suite shower room and toilet for the kids. The kitchenette, microwave and water dispenser which is available in the Executive Suite are also in the Family Suite’s living room. The new Family Suites can sleep up to 2 adults and 3 children.
The 24th Back to Bali Dynasty Party on the 11th of February at the Corporate Lounge, Subi Sport Bar, Subiaco Football Club, in Western Australia was a big success.
It was a great night where we had the pleasure to meet with our beloved loyal guests where they were treated to an extensive Indonesian feast prepared by our chefs, while at the same time doing fundraising to help the disadvantaged in Bali through our cooperation with Solemen.
A total of 92 prizes were offered in raffle draws, including return flight to Bali sponsored by AirAsia, holiday accommodation in Bali and entry tickets for many of Bali’s top attractions.
We’d like to thank our sponsors to this event: AirAsia, Asia Escape Holidays, Meats Direct, Bintang Beer, Waterbom Bali, Bali Safari & Marine Park, Bali Bird Park, Bali Adventure Tours, Bali Zoo Park, Bali Hai Cruises, Bali Quad Discovery Tours, Ena Dive, Odyssey Submarine, Sobek Rafting, Club Aqua, Taru Bali, Bali Nusadua Theatre, High Flyers Trapeze, Marine Walk and Bali Baby Holiday.
We look forward to welcoming you at the resort. Don’t forget to click here to see the staff video which was played during the event.
Gracie Kelly’s celebrates St. Patrick’s Day
This 17th of March, don’t miss the biggest Irish party in town and meet the Gracie Kelly’s Leprechauns! Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, Gracie Kelly’s will host a special party from 7pm onwards.
Entertainment includes live Irish band who won’t take a second thought to entertain the crowd with beautiful and lively rendition of Irish songs, together with Irish Dance Show to get you in the mood to join the fun Irish dancing competition.
You can also win great prizes by participating in the Best Green Costume and Beer Pong Competition. Join also our Roulette and two up charity as we raise money to help the disadvantaged with Solemen.
Special beverage promotions are available throughout the night, such as green beer, green cocktails and Irish whisky. Guinness is also available on tap.
See you at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub, Bali’s first and only original Irish pub!
Tasty Barramundi at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant
Have you tried the current Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant’s promotion?
Until 31st of March 2017, Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant offers Deep-fried Flying Barramundi with a choice of three choices of sauces, which are Thai Sauce with a sweet and sour taste, Black Bean Sauce and Soya Bean Sauce which is slightly salty.
One portion of the barramundi is only IDR 188,888 nett including steamed rice, perfect for 2 people.
New Project: Toilets and Showers for Seven Families in North Bali. Solemen and Bali Dynasty Resort are now planning to install two community toilets and two shower blocks for seven families in Desa Patas, Gerokgak, North Bali. Currently the families use the beach and the sea as the toilet.
This project will improve the safety, sanitation and quality of life of the twenty-six people including three elderly, one disabled adult and seven children. This project is in line with our commitment to give back to the community, especially to the unfortunate/disadvantaged people who do not benefit from the island’s flourishing tourism sector.
The total investment for the project is estimated around 14 million rupiah. Fund for this project will be collected through the twice-a-week Gracie Kelly’s Quiz Night on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm, the pool activities, donation boxes around the resort and the non-compulsory $2 to check out. You can also join the fundraising by adopting the SoleTeddy with a minimum donation of IDR 100,000 to the charity account.
Bali Dynasty Resort visited the Kintamani Landslide Victims
On the 22nd of February, representatives from Bali Dynasty Resort, Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites and Amadea Resort & Villas Seminyak Bali visited the community in Songan Village who were recently affected by the fatal landslides. Our visit was to deliver some donations and give moral support to them as they cope with the aftermath of the event which claimed 13 lives and destroyed many houses. Our heart and prayers go to the families and the victims of this unfortunate event.
Bali has been named the “best island” for the 12th consecutive year by the DestinAsian Readers Choice Awards at a gala ceremony held in Singapore on February 15, 2017. Bali beat Phuket and Maldives which ranked on the second and third place respectively.
Bali Spirit Festival 2017 will see its 10th annual running this 19th until 26th of March, once again gathering like-minded yoga instructors and practitioners of all different levels from Bali and around the world.
To mark its 10th year in the running, BaliSpirit Festival, a global celebration of Yoga, Dance and World Music, has introduced a range of extensions to its programme to make the experience at the Festival even more special and life-changing. The new extended programme includes five days of group wellness classes, an extra community day and seven nights of music programme which now makes BaliSpirit Festival one of the longest yoga festival globally. In addition to the main programme the festival will also offer a range of extra Special Events at stunning venues around Ubud.
Please click here for further information regarding the festival.
Melasti Pilgrimage – 25 March 2017
In conjunction to the coming of Nyepi Day (the New Year according to Saka calendar), the whole island performs Melasti Pilgrimages. This is the procession where the Hindu people in Bali take heirlooms in long walks from temples towards the coastlines where purification rites take place. Parasols, banners and small effigies paraded along the horizon make for a stunning and only-in-Bali scene.
This year Melasti Pilgrimages will be on 25th of March 2016. Visitors can see the rituals in Kuta or Sanur beach. It is advised to check with the locals when the celebration will begin.
Nyepi Day – 28 March 2017
Nyepi is a Balinese "Day of Silence" that is commemorated as the New Year celebration according to Saka Calendar. It is a Hindu celebration mainly celebrated in Bali, Indonesia. Unlike the grand celebration of other calendars’ New Year, Nyepi is celebrated in a complete silence, fasting and meditation.
The island will observe Nyepi from 6am on 28th of March to 6am the following day. Local regulations concerning Nyepi that consists of no lighting fires (and lights must be kept low), no working, no entertainment or pleasure and no travelling will apply. All of these will make the island appear deserted.
Although Nyepi is primarily a Hindu holiday, non-Hindu residents and tourists are not exempt from the restrictions. Activities may be held with minimal noise within the hotels’ premises but it is strictly forbidden for the guests to stay outside onto the beaches or streets. The only airport in Bali remains closed for the entire day. The only exceptions granted are for emergency vehicles responding to life-threatening conditions and women about to give birth.
On the day after Nyepi, known as Ngembak Geni, social activity picks up again quickly, as families and friends gather to ask forgiveness from one another, and to perform certain religious rituals together.
Omed-omedan Festival – 29 March 2017
Also known as the “festival of splashes and smooches”, the Omed-omedan Festival is a unique event to watch after observing the Day of Silence. The festival is a much-localized event, pertaining to the lesser Banjar Kaja community of Sesetan Area, around 30 minutes from the Bali Dynasty Resort. The youths take to the street where water is splashed and sprayed by the surrounding villagers, and the highlight being two sides, boys and girls, in a tug-of-war-like scene with successive pairs in the middle ‘forced’ to smooch at each shove and push.
Tour of the Month
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 evironment.
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! In addition to this we have Birthday Party packages available.
Watch the excitement of learning to fly with High Flyers Bali in a video here.
Our Star Performers
I MADE SUDARMA – Heart of the House
Sudarma won the title as the Employee of the Month from Heart of the House. Joined the Bali Dynasty Resort in 1991, he now works in the Finance Department as a Material Cost Controller. His main duty is to oversee our purchasing expenses and keeps all the departments in line with their budgets. He is well known for his sense of humour and his funny jokes. Congratulations to Sudarma for his great accomplishment!
I GUSTI PUTRA SEDANA – Front of the House
Putra won the title as the Employee of the Month from Front of the House. He is a member of the Recreation Department and is commonly seen guarding the pools or in the towel hut. He joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 2001 and really enjoys his time working here. Congratulations to Putra for his great achievement!
I NYOMAN BAYU PUTRA ASTAWA - Guests’ Nomination
Bayu has been nominated by our guests to be the Employee of the Month. A skilled waiter from the Food & Beverage service, he joined the team in February 2016. Ever since, he continues to deliver genuine service and has won many of our guests’ hearts! Well done Bayu!
Dynasty Rewards - NEW Referral Programme!
As an appreciation for your support in referring people to stay at the Bali Dynasty Resort, we have launched the Referral Programme which will allow you to collect points by referring new guests to stay at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
This programme is part of the Dynasty Rewards programme. You will earn points starting from 100 points for every booking you refer. These points will be added to your Rewards Account once your referee has checked out, which means you have the opportunity to earn points faster even when you are not in the resort but you must make sure that the person you are referring includes your Rewards Membership number when making the reservation!
Learn more about this programme by reading the FAQ here!
If your questions are not listed in the FAQ, please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you further.
Thank you for being Dynasty Rewards member! To sign up you must have stayed before or have a reservation in the future. Click HERE to sign up!