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Newsletter February 2018

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February 2018

Welcome to the February Edition of Bali Dynasty Resort enewsletter.

Thank you to all of our loyal guests who attended the 25th Back to Bali Dynasty Party in Perth on the 10th of February. It was a fun night and we managed to raised over AUD 7,000 to help the disadvantaged in Bali. We’d also love to thank all of our sponsors to this event, including AirAsia, Asia Escape Holidays, Helloworld and many more. An exclusive feature of the event can be read below in the charity section.

We’d love also to update you that we have been recognised in the Top 25 of the Best Family Hotels for Families in Asia and Australia in 2018 TripAdvisor's Travellers Choice Award, and received 2018 Certificate of Excellence. Also, we will attend the Perth Holiday & Travel Expo in March, so if you are in Perth, we look forward to welcoming you at our booth where you can secure great deals.

In March, the island of Bali will welcome the Nyepi Day – Day of Silence which marks the New Year according to Balinese Calendar. Grand ceremonies will be held throughout the island on the 16th, before the whole activities stop for 24 hours and the island goes completely silent making it look uninhabited on the 17th. As the St. Patrick’s Day also falls on the same day as Nyepi Day, to respect the local culture, we will throw the After Party for this special event on the 18th welcoming all guests.

All in all, we hope that you will enjoy reading the newsletter. See you soon at the resort!

Bali Dynasty Resort is Recognised in 2018 Travellers Choice Awards by TripAdvisor

Bali Dynasty Resort is ranked on number 12 in the category of ‘Top 25 Best Hotels for Families in Asia’ and number 4 on ‘Top 25 Best Hotels for Families in Indonesia’ on 2018 Travellers Choice Awards by TripAdvisor. Bali Dynasty Resort is the only Bali hotel that reached a spot into the top 15 in Asia and top 5 of Indonesia list. The Resort also received the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, following many positive reviews from past guests who have stayed and shared their experience.

These accolades further add to the recognition of Bali Dynasty Resort’s consistent quality and popularity in the family market. Bali Dynasty Resort is committed to be the premier resort for families and leisure in the heart of South Kuta Beach. 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.

“We are delighted to receive the recognition of Top 25 Best Hotels for Families in Asia and Indonesia by TripAdvisor as well as the Certificate of Excellence. These are the testaments to the commitment from all of our employees to deliver the unique and genuine hospitality to our guests,” said Didit Indra Purnawarman, General Manager of the Bali Dynasty Resort.

Bali Dynasty Resort features 313 guests rooms and suites with complete facilities to keep everyone entertained. Strategically located on the famous Kartika Plaza Street, Bali Dynasty Resort has become a home away from home for leisure travellers from around the world. It is only ten minutes drive from the airport on the vibrant South Kuta beach strip and located within walking distance of small bars and restaurants, Kuta Art Market as well as Waterbom Park and two large Shopping Malls.

Secure Great Deals on our booth at Perth Holiday Travel Expo

Come and visit us at the Perth Holiday and Travel Expo at the Grand Ballroom Crown Perth on Saturday, 17 and Sunday, 18 March 2018. Discuss your needs for your next break or special events/celebration at the Bali Dynasty Resort and secure our great deals which are only available at the Expo.

As a bonus, every visitor to the Perth Holiday & Travel Expo has the chance to win some fantastic prizes and giveaways! All you need to do is attend the Expo and enter the draw!

Bali Dynasty Resort will share the booth with our sister hotel Menjangan Dynasty Resort, a glamping retreat in North West Bali which offers a Maldives-like experience with a quarter price of the Maldives, an excellent choice for couples, honeymooners and adventure enthusiasts; Amadea Resort & Villas in Seminyak and the Prime Plaza Hotel and Suites Sanur.

Visit the website on this link for more info!

Come along and have a chat with us about your holiday needs and enjoy the great special offers available for bookings during the period of the expo.

Make sure to mark your calendar! We look forward to see you in Australia!

A Decadent Spa Experience at Ashoka Spa

If you enjoy having a body scrub as well as body wrap to exfoliate dead skin and revitalise your skin, then Ashoka Spa’s March special should not be missed. Aimed to give you a treatment that your body badly needs, Ashoka Spa presents a value for money spa package called A Decadent Spa Experience.

At only IDR 650,000, indulge in a series of pampering treatment for two hours that begins with a foot bath ritual, continued with your choice of body scrub and body wrap – all using quality natural products, then a sauna session followed by Ashoka Signature Massage and ends with a refreshing treat of ginger lime tea.

The Package is available until 31 March 2018. For reservation please contact spa@bdr.pphotels.com

Family Deal for 2 Adults & 2 Kids in a Deluxe Terrace

Looking for family holiday accommodation that won’t break the bank? Our Deluxe Terrace is an option worth considering!

Designed to accommodate parents and two kids up to 12 years of age, each Deluxe Terrace features one queen size bed and a trundle sofa bed. This will relieve parents from having to share an existing bed with one of the children, thus allowing a more comfortable night’s sleep.

Price for Deluxe Terrace starts from US$176 net per night.

However for those who need more space, please check the Family Rooms which can sleep up to two adults and three children, featuring a king bed, a bunk and trundle bed, with full slide glass door partition ensuring privacy and comfort.

Enquire for a quote of this room by emailing us to reservations@bdr.pphotels.com

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Bali's first and only original Irish Pub, the Gracie Kelly's at Bali Dynasty Resort will host a celebration of St. Patrick's Day on the 18th of March 2018 welcoming all guests.

Join some fun games such as Irish Dance Show, Best Green Costume, Beer Pong Competition as well as the Roulette and Two Up Charity at Gracie Kelly’s, 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 St. Patrick’s Day celebration on 18th of March at Gracie Kelly’s!

Charity Update

A Big Fundraising Event for the Unfortunate People in Bali

Our biggest annual fundraising event in Perth, the 25th Back to Bali Dynasty at the Subi Sport Bar, was a big success. It was attended by over 180 loyal guests of Bali Dynasty Resort and managed to raise more than AUD 7,000 from the dinner and raffle tickets sales. A total of 82 prizes were offered by the generous sponsors, including return flights to Bali by AirAsia, holiday accommodation in Bali and tickets to many of Bali’s top attractions.

The raised fund is directed to Bali Dynasty’s Charity Account to alleviate the suffering of individuals in Bali through a collaborative work between Bali Dynasty Resort and Solemen Indonesia. Started in February 2016, the project is called “Help Friends for Life” and has been supporting many SoleBuddies with their ongoing long-term care and education as well as providing one-off donations such as wheelchairs, prosthetic legs and medical treatment. The charity biggest achievements to date are funding the Solemen House – a four bedroom haven for poor patients and families to stay at no cost; Solemen Car that transports them to the hospital for free and installing community toilets and shower blocks for the impoverished family in North Bali, giving 26 people access to basic and proper hygiene.

We’d like to thank our sponsors to this event: AirAsia, Asia Escape Holidays, Helloworld, Bintang Beer, Hatten Wines, C&M Italiano, Subi Sport Bar, Bali Safari & Marine Park, Bali Bird Park, Waterbom, Mason Adventure Tours, Bali Zoo Park, Bali Hai Cruise, Ena Dive, Odyssey Submarine, Sobek Bali Utama, Sketch & Portrait, Bali Nusa Dua Theatre, Marine Walk, Bali UTV, Vista Touristama, Taru Bali, GreenBikes Bali, Sardine Restaurant, Frockk, Dare2Wear and Ducatus.

Bali News

Garuda Indonesia Successfully Maintains Its 5-Star Airline Rating From Skytrax

Indonesia's national flag-carrier, Garuda Indonesia successfully maintains its 5-Star rating from Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation based in London. Garuda Indonesia receives this "5-Star Airline" rating since 2014.

CEO of Garuda Indonesia, Pahala N. Mansury said, "This achievement is the result of consistent hard work and commitment of management and all employees of Garuda Indonesia to always provide the best service for our passengers". (Source: www.garuda-indonesia.com)


Qantas to Fly Daily from Melbourne to Bali in June 2018

Qantas plans to launch a new daily nonstop flight between Bali and Melbourne while its low-cost-carrier (LCC) unit Jetstar adds more services on the route. The Qantas’s Melbourne-Bali is supplementing its relatively new Sydney-Bali service.

From June 23 2018, Qantas will offer a daily 737-800 service on Melbourne-Bali, with QF45 departing Melbourne in the afternoon for an evening arrival in Bali. The reciprocal QF46 was scheduled as red-eye flight, arriving back in Melbourne just before 0600. (Source: www.australianaviation.com.au)

Bali Events

Melasti Pilgrimage

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 14h of March 2018. Visitors can see the rituals in Kuta or Sanur beach. It is advised to check with the locals when the celebration will begin.


Omed-omedan Festival

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.

Cultural News

Nyepi Day – 17 March 2018

Nyepi is the Balinese "Day of Silence", which is commemorated as the New Year celebration according to Saka Calendar. It is a Hindu holiday that is mainly celebrated in Bali, Indonesia. Unlike the grand New Year celebrations of other calendars, Nyepi is celebrated in complete silence, with fasting and meditation.

The island will observe Nyepi from 6am on 17th March until 6am on the following day. Local regulations concerning Nyepi require no lighting of fires (and lights must be kept low), no working, no entertainment or pleasure, and no travelling. All of this will make the island appear to be 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 stray 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.


Saraswati Day – 17 March 2018

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.

This upcoming Saraswati Day is a special one as it coincides with the Nyepi Celebration.

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 Day – 21 March 2018

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.

Tour of the Month - Set Sail with Bali Hai Cruise

Established in 1990, Bali Hai Cruises is Indonesia’s leading Marine Tourism Company operating exciting day cruises to Lembongan Island with fun-filled activities for the whole family. The company’s fleet of high quality vessels is maintained to the highest standards, and sets the foundation for a variety of quality cruises. Bali Hai Cruises offer a range of activities to cater for those with an adventurous spirit, as well as those who seek a relaxing day in paradise. The services are rounded up with the unique Hai Tide Beach Resort, as well as two separate evening dinner cruises. Bali Hai Cruises truly has something for everyone.

 

Those who like daytime sailing will enjoy Bali Hai’s choice of great day cruises on vessels ranging from the luxury sailing catamaran, Aristocat, to a high-speed Ocean raft. If you opt for a romantic cruise at sunset, or perhaps a party as the sun goes down, the Bali Hai Evening cruises can cater to all your needs against the backdrop of a beautiful orange sky at Bali’s Benoa Harbour.

Grab a special privilege to enjoy up to 15% off the Bali Hai cruises by booking at our Tour & Information Centre at the lobby. Set sail and bon voyage!

Dynasty Rewards

Have you signed up to our loyalty programme Dynasty Rewards? If you haven’t, sign up now to earn points because great prizes await you! Click here to sign up.

When you accumulate enough points, you can redeem them with Food & Beverage credits, or even with free stays.

Click here to see the details of the redemption options!

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

The Dynasty is doing a great job and all the staff all over the hotel excellent, some outstanding but all fantastic. Always look spectacular and work hard to make the hotel look beautiful for guest. Donna AUS

Staff was amazing and so helpful. They made us feel so welcome. Would definitely stay again and recommend to our friends. Thank you so much. Joseph AUS

The food and service was excellent at the facilities. The staff are fantastic and very friendly and helpful. Roxann AUS

Loved the themed nights at H2O. We had a birthday dinner at H2O and the service was phenomenal. Peter AUS

We always love staying at the Dynasty. Food, accommodation staff is 100% perfect. Love the changes we notice from our last visit. Tanya AUS

The buffet at H2O. We loved the food very fresh and a lot of variety. The grounds are beautiful. Very clean. Loved it. Marta AUS

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