Welcome to the September Edition of Bali Dynasty Resort e-newsletter.
We are so delighted to share the news that Bali Dynasty Resort has been recognised again by the readers of ‘Holidays with Kids’ Magazine as one of the Top 10 Family Resorts in Indonesia. This year we rank No. 1 on the list. Thank you for your continuous support and patronage.
We have launched a special promotion dedicated to the Dynasty Rewards members where you can now redeem your stay at half of the normal point redemption rate. Read more about the latest happenings in the Resort as you scroll down, including our effort to keep the South Kuta Beach a clean and enjoyable area for you.
We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter! See you soon!
The Bali Dynasty Resort
PS. There has been a big concern regarding the volcanic activity of Mt. Agung, which continues to increase. People living within the red zone near the volcano have been evacuated. The Indonesian government is closely monitoring the activity and will provide advice should there be any new updates. As of the time of this newsletter’s release, Bali Airport and tourism in South Bali are operating as normal. We will keep you updated with the latest updates on our Facebook Page as we receive them.
Bali Dynasty Resort Ranks No. 1 on Top 10 Best Family Resorts in Indonesia
Bali Dynasty Resort has been voted No. 1 in the 'Top 10 Best Family Resorts in Indonesia', in the 4-Star Category, in the 2017 Holidays with Kids Readers' Choice Awards. Bali Dynasty Resort has been included in the awards for eight consecutive years and this is the second time that the Resort has topped the list.
Holidays with Kids’ Reader’s Choice Awards is an annual award organised by this popular family holiday magazine highlighting the best accommodation for family travellers in Australia, Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, South Pacific, Fiji, Japan, the USA and Hawaii. The award garnered the nominees based on the votes of the readers in a survey where they had to nominate hotels and resorts that provide excellent facilities and activities for kids with top notch standards of service and hospitality, value for money and most importantly, an impressive stay experience.
This achievement is an appreciation for Bali Dynasty Resort’s commitment to be the premier resort for families and leisure in the heart of the South Kuta Beach area. Each year, the Resort makes more and more improvements to ensure an enhanced experience for all guests while still offering the same great value for money. Recent renovations included the opening of the brand new Family Suites and Deluxe Terrace, and refurbishment of the popular Kids Water Fun Zone, the Kids Club and Teens Club. To date, almost all parts of the resorts have been upgraded making it a perfect destination and a home-away-from-home for travellers from around the world. For more information, please visit www.bdr.pphotels.com
Redeem Your Stay at Half Points!
We currently have a special promotion for Dynasty Reward members where you can redeem your stay at HALF of the normal point redemption rate! 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 for only 1,500 points on the 4th night or more.
This promotion applies for travel period of 5 October - 20 December 2017 and is valid for new bookings only. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book and redeem your points.
The Half Points Redemption only applies to the fourth consecutive night of the same redeemed stay. Please be reminded that there are no refunds or credits for unused portions of fourth night free redemptions.
With soft shell crabs being in season, Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant now offers this delicate seafood as its promotion from 1st October until 31st December 2017. These subtle crustaceans are fried golden brown, providing a light crispy texture on the skin yet still soft enough to melt on the first chew.
Indulge in this sensational seafood delicacy at Golden Lotus, available in three different preparations and sauces:
Deep fried crispy soft shell crabs with golden sand sauce
Stir-fried soft shell crabs with salted egg
Deep-fried battered soft shell crabs with mayonnaise
Each dish is only IDR 135,000 nett per portion, including a rice serving for up to 2 people. This promotion is available during lunch and dinner.
Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant is open from Tuesdays to Sundays for lunch and dinner. For bookings, please contact email@example.com
A Treatment for the “Queen” at Ashoka Spa
For the month of October, Ashoka Spa offers a brand new treatment named after the famous Indian queen in Mahabharata epic story – Drupadi Ritual Treatment.
This two-hour treatment begins with a footbath ritual with flowers and gentle pressures, which will be applied onto your feet to help you relax. This is followed by a series of indulgent pampering treatments beginning with a scalp treatment, followed by an anti aging massage and facial using Pevonia products. At the end, you will be invited to sip the refreshing lemongrass and lime herbal tea.
Enjoy this exquisite treatment for only IDR 825,000 during the month of October.
Ashoka Spa is open every day from 9am to 9pm. For bookings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bali Dynasty Resort keeps the Beach clean
On Saturday, 16 September 2017, Bali Dynasty Resort participated in the International Coastal Cleanup, which is a worldwide environmental initiative to raise awareness about the cleanliness of the beach and sea. On that day, Bali Dynasty Resort’s staff, together with other hotels in the area, flocked to South Kuta Beach collecting trash and debris from the seashore.
The cleanup began at 7.30 am for 90 minutes and was organised by the Bali Hotel Association as an island-wide initiative. The trash records from all around Bali were sent to the Ocean Conservancy Board, which compiles all records from all over the world. These records will be used by Ocean Trash Index to raise awareness, identify hotspots for debris or unusual trash events and inform policy solutions to reduce water/marine pollutions.
The cleaning of South Kuta Beach is not limited to just once a year. Bali Dynasty Resort schedules a monthly general cleaning in the Resort and on the beach as a get-together event for the staff while also ensuring that all guests will enjoy a clean and comfortable beach experience. The South Kuta Beach Business Association also regularly arranges beach cleanups especially during the rainy season when the rubbish problem becomes more inherent.
Jetstar will Stop Flying from Townsville to Bali on 21 March 2018
Jetstar flights between Townsville and Bali will be cancelled from 21 March next year after the airline claimed it wasn’t economically viable to continue the service. The route has been running for two years after Strategic Airlines ceased the same flight in 2011.
In contrast, flights to Bali from the Far North have been expanded and other overseas routes have experienced growth. (Source: www.cairnspost.com.au)
Low-cost carrier AirAsia Indonesia has recently launched its Airbus A320-200 plane that boasts traditional Indonesian design for its aircraft livery.
The plane features wayang kulit (shadow puppets), Mount Bromo and Borobudur Temple illustrations on its body, the three elements that represent the diverse culture, history and tourism of Indonesia.
The plane will be rotated around the four AirAsia hubs in Indonesia, namely Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya and Bali. It will also fly to eight international destinations that are included in the company’s 22 international routes.
The carrier currently has 221 flight routes, travelling to more than 165 destinations in 25 countries. (Source: www.thejakartapost.com)
Thai Lion Air Commences Daily Flights Between Bangkok and Bali
Thai Lion Air operated its first flight from Bangkok, Thailand, to Bali on Friday, September 15, 2017.
The flight was the second route from Thailand to Indonesia after an existing flight from Bangkok to Jakarta was launched earlier as stated by the CEO of Thai Lion Air in Indonesia, Captain Darsito Hendroseputro.
Thai Lion Air SKL258 left Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok at 5:50 am arriving in Bali at 11:25 am. The return flight left at 1:20 pm landing in Bangkok at 5:15 pm with a total flight time of 4 hours 30 minutes. (Source: www.balidiscovery.com)
Herbalife Bali International Triathlon
First held in 2007, the 10th running of the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017.
To accommodate a growing number of race participants and spectators, the 2017 Herbalife Bali International Triathlon will remain at the picturesque and welcoming traditional village of Sanur.
As in years past, the swim start of the race commences just after sunrise with this year’s race stroking the calms waters off Sanur’s Mertasari Beach, followed by bike sprints down the Ngurah Rai By Pass in Sanur to the IB Mantra By Pass in Gianyar and back to the beachside transition area before finishing with a road race through the streets of Sanur.
The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is Southeast Asia’s leading festival of words and ideas. The Festival celebrates extraordinary stories, amplifies brave voices, and tackles global issues through the lens of literature and the arts.
The Festival brings together a diverse mix of Indonesian and international writers, speakers, thinkers, artists, advocates, commentators and activists, to create a space for cross-cultural dialogue and connection.
This year, the Festival will be held on 25-29 October 2017, celebrating the theme “Origin”. For more information and tickets, please click here!
Tour of the Month - Bali Bird Park
Did you know that you can see and experience 1,000 birds from 250 different species in just one great day out? If this sounds to be a perfect plan for your next holiday itinerary, then be sure to visit the one and only Bali Bird Park.
The Bali Bird Park is home to the largest and finest display of Indonesian birds in the world including the rare Bali Starling and the exotic Birds of Paradise. The park’s lush two-hectare tropical garden is also home to a colourful array of birds from parrots, peacocks, hornbills, cranes, pelicans, flamingos and many others. All are exhibited in their recreated natural habitats, complete with indigenous plant life. Be amazed at how close you can get to hundreds of feathered residents that meander through the garden such as the graceful African Crowned Cranes, often with their chicks in tow, one example of Bali Bird Park’s successful breeding programme.
Your visit to Bali Bird Park will provide you with an opportunity to interact with the birds. You can join their bird feeding programmes, take pictures with the macaws, or mingle with the birds that meander through the park. You can also watch the majestic birds of prey from eagles to kites, owls to falcons soar overhead and swoop down at the Basic Instinct Bird Of Prey Show at 11.30 am and 3 pm.
When it comes to lunchtime, the Bali Bird Park restaurant and cafe provide refreshment and delicious meals, where you can also meet the bird stars, including the famous Black Palm Cockatoo, Anna-Maria.
On top of the bird collection, the Bali Bird Park also has a reptile section, where you will get to see the Komodo dragons, the giant monitor lizards that are direct descendants of the dinosaurs that lived nearly 100 million years ago.
There are just so many things to see and do at the Bali Bird Park, which will guarantee a great day out for everyone. Whether you are after a unique holiday experience with your partners or a fun and educational trip for the young kids, Bali Bird Park is the place to be.
Experience this adventure that knows no boundaries. Book your tickets now and enjoy a special privilege up to 15% off at our Tour & Information Centre. For more information about the park, please click here!
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 email@example.com and we will assist you further.
Thank you for being a Dynasty Rewards member! To sign up you must have stayed before or have a reservation in the future. Click HERE to sign up!
Beautiful staff and service great facilities and activities for the kids so friendly and helpful had a wonderful time with our 4 children thank you so much to the Dynasty staff. Nadia AUS
Loved that the Kids were free at H2O. Cafe Piazza was lovely to have a different type of meal instead of just buffet. Sarah AUS
Golden Lotus and Gracie Kelly’s provide an excellent food and service. All staff provide an excellent service especially to the kids. Overall loved our stay again. All the staff are fantastic. Chris Totton AUS
Cebolino, wonderful with our children – they love him. Very happy and charming, does an amazing job. All the highflyers trapeze staff, excellent programme, very well done to all those involved. Louise Obrien AUS
The guys at the pool are really good & alert. Keeping an eye on the kids at all times! Great job! Vigneswaran SIN
We really enjoyed our breakfast and dinners, food had a lot of variety. The hotel was of a very high standard, we love the kids club, slides and games by the pool, all staff exceptional and very happy. Trish Fay AUS