Welcome to the March edition of Bali Dynasty Resort’s e-newsletter.
Following our recent recognition as one of the Top 25 Best Hotels in Asia & Indonesia by TripAdvisor, we discuss why staying in any of our Family Rooms is an excellent choice for those who travel with kids or teens.
Easter is going to be a fun celebration for kids at our Kids’ Easter Bunny Party. There is also a number of new things to enjoy at the Resort, including the popular ‘Monk Jumps over the Wall’ soup at Golden Lotus, and our Ashoka Spa promotion ‘A Taste of Heaven’. Soon we will open our new meeting rooms with upgraded facilities in response to the growing demand for convenient meeting spaces in South Kuta.
We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter, and we look forward to welcoming you at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Kids’ Easter Bunny Party Brings a Fun Easter to Bali Dynasty Resort
Sign up your kids for our Easter celebration —‘Kids’ Easter Bunny Party’— with many fun activities for your little ones on Easter Sunday 1st April.
The activity will start with a Colouring Competition at the Kids’ Club, before moving to the tropical inner garden and duck pond for an Easter Egg Hunt. Soon after, the youngsters can demonstrate their creativity with the Easter Egg Painting competition, followed by Easter Bunny Animal Balloon Making and Bunny tag games. At noon, all kids will be treated to an Easter Buffet Lunch at Sen5es.
The winners of our Easter competitions will be presented with great prizes.
• Kids aged 4 - 12 years : IDR 140,000 nett per child (activities + lunch)
• Kids aged 13 years and older : IDR 180,000 nett per child
• Parents are invited to join the lunch at IDR 180,000 nett per adult.
Please book at least one day in advance at the Kids’ Club of Bali Dynasty Resort.
Why to Stay in Family Rooms?
One great challenge for a successful family holiday is finding the right accommodation for everyone. If you are travelling with a big family of 5, here are six good reasons why you should consider staying in one of our Family Rooms!
Every Family Room can sleep up to 5 people
Our family rooms are specially designed to provide comfortable accommodation for a maximum of 5 people. The room is divided into two sections, i.e. the main sleeping area that features a king size bed, and the second sleeping area with its bunk bed and trundle.
Additional privacy with full sliding partition door
Stay in a Family Pool View Room, Kids’ Suite or Family Studio and enjoy having privacy thanks to a full sliding glass door partition, complete with black-out roller blinds, which separate the main sleeping area and the second sleeping area. Some of the Family Garden Rooms also have full slide partition.
Each sleeping area has its own TV and DVD Player
Every room is equipped with two TVs that have access to 60 local and international channels providing you with a full menu of entertainment. DVD players are available in the room and already connected to the TVs for your convenience. As for the Kids’ Suites, instead of a DVD Player in the kids’ sleeping area, there is a Playstation 3, complete with the latest games connected to the TV, which kids can use for free.
Various locations with different views
Located on the ground floor, the Family Garden Room provides access to the garden via a sliding patio door to the terrace. The Family Studio Rooms are located from the ground floor to the third floor, each with a veranda or balcony providing you with a view over the front garden and pond. The Family Pool View Room has direct access to the garden and pool via an outdoor terrace, enabling kids to run around outside.
Free Kids Toiletries
Forgot to bring toiletries for your kids? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We provide free toiletries for kids in all of our Family Rooms. The toiletries include kids’ toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo and a rubber duck to play with in the bathtub.
Guaranteed Connecting Rooms for ultimate privacy
We can guarantee to give you two Deluxe Interconnecting Rooms when you book Deluxe Family Package. These connecting rooms feature a king size bed in one room and two single beds in the other room, one complimentary rollaway bed per room, and a bathroom for each room. This ensures you will enjoy maximum privacy and convenience. The rooms sleep up to 4 adults and 2 children up to 14 years of age.
For families of 4 travelling on a budget, we also offer a more budget-friendly option – Deluxe Terrace, with a queen size bed and a trundle sofa bed, suitable for 2 adults and 2 kids aged max 12 years.
Enjoy a saving on your holiday with our Early Bird Offer when you book at least 60 days prior to your arrival on our website www.bdr.pphotels.com
Monk Jumps over the Wall’ at Golden Lotus
Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant invites you to try ‘Monk Jumps over the Wall’, a popular soup from Fujian Province during Tang Dynasty. This exclusive menu is available from 1st April 2018 until 30 June 2018 for lunch and dinner.
Monk Jumps over the Wall is a complex soup prepared from many ingredients including scallops, sea cucumber, abalone, calamari, chicken, shiitake mushroom and Chinese spices and herbs. The complexity requires one or two days of cooking, which gives the soup its rich taste.
Known in Chinese as ‘Fotiaoqiang’, this soup derived its name from a legend, which told that the soup was so enticing that even a vegetarian monk could not restrain himself and would sneak out of the monastery by jumping over its wall to steal a taste.
Savour this popular dish the next time you visit Golden Lotus. It is priced at only IDR 130K nett per bowl.
This April, Ashoka Spa launches yet another new promotion that should not be missed. The ‘Taste of Heaven’ Spa Package offers you 2.5 hours of total relaxation through a series of heavenly treatments to restore your body and mind balance.
Priced at only IDR 850K nett per person, the treatments include:
Foot Bath Ritual
Your choice of Mini Manicure or Pedicure or Scalp Massage
A refreshing treat of lemongrass & lime tea
This promotion is only valid from 1st – 30th April 2018. For reservations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Bali Dynasty Resort Upgrades Meeting Facility
Bali Dynasty Resort will soon feature a total of 8 function rooms to meet the growing MICE inquiries.
Currently undergoing renovation, Nusa Penida complex at Bali Dynasty Resort will feature two floors with six modern and upgraded meeting rooms of different sizes, three on each floor. Each room is equipped with a ready-to-use multimedia projector and wall-mounted big screen. The three meeting rooms on the second floor can be converted into one large meeting and event venue called Grand Nusa Penida, which can fit up to 340 seating in theatre style.
Another event venue is the Kertagosa Room. Renovated in December 2017, Kertagosa Room now has a fresher look and an extended foyer for coffee breaks. With a capacity for up to 200 people, and a concrete stage at the front with Balinese touches within its design, Kertagosa is a favourite venue for those who want some local authenticity during their meeting.
Strategically located on South Kuta Beach, only 10 minutes drive from the airport and easy access to get to anywhere, Bali Dynasty Resort is not only a great holiday destination but also a perfect place to host your Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) agenda.
In our commitment to provide sustainable support to the disadvantaged people in Bali, we organise regular fundraising efforts at the Resort. One of them is the popular twice-weekly Quiz Night at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub.
Simply by donating IDR 50,000 to charity, guests at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub can join the Quiz Night. The donation will go to the charity account to support a specific cause, such as providing medical assessment to the sick and elderly from impoverished families, purchasing wheelchairs and other much-needed items. Participants can see, on the big screen, how much money has already been raised and how much is still needed. Quiz Nights have successfully supported many individuals and made a difference to their lives.
Quiz Night is held every Tuesday at 7.30pm and every Thursday at 8.30pm. Quiz Night and Gracie Kelly’s are open for all guests.
Garuda Indonesia to Fly Direct between Bali and Mumbai
Garuda Indonesia will commence direct flight services between Bali and Mumbai, India, on 23 April 2018. During the initial month until 28 May 2018, the new Garuda service will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. After 28 May 2018 until 27 October 2018 the new India service will fly three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. (Source: Bali Discovery)
Emirates to Begin Flying Between Bali and Auckland
As of 14 June 2018, Emirates will be launching daily flights from Dubai to Auckland via Bali. This will be Emirates’ third route to New Zealand, and complements their existing daily nonstop flight from Dubai to Auckland, as well as their daily flight from Dubai to Sydney to Christchurch.
According to the statistics, around 40,500 New Zealanders travel to Bali every year, which translates to about 110 people per day. Emirates’ new service will add to Bali’s global connectivity, which will make it easier for New Zealanders or those coming from the Middle East to visit this paradise.
Bali Spirit Festival
The 11th annual Bali Spirit Festival will run from April 2 – 8, once again gathering like-minded yoga instructors and practitioners of all different levels from Bali and around the world. The festival is also a celebration of east and west showcasing world arts, dance and music through colourful concerts and performances. A packed agenda features numerous health and wellbeing workshops held in various yoga centres in Ubud and around Bali.
Ubud Food Festival
Ubud Food Festival returns this year on April 13 –15, 2018, as a celebration of diverse Indonesian cuisine and local produce, while also serving as a gathering of the island’s most prominent chefs through a variety of presentations, live cooking demonstrations and culinary tours. This year’s festival once again brings together a host of restaurateurs, food producers, professionals and celebrated figures in the Indonesian food and beverage industry.
The annual three-day event not only offers you the opportunity to discover the wealth and variety of Indonesian cuisine, but also features special events such as organic and culinary markets, which allow you to discover and purchase the freshest farm items from the island’s best producers. Side events also include live music concerts highlighting local bands, as well as yoga, film screenings and food photography workshops.
Tour of the Month – Monkey Biking in Bali
Have you ever heard of a Monkey Bike? Interested to try it? Now you can experience riding a monkey bike in Bali, thanks to the Monkey Bike Tour by Bali Quad Discovery Tours.
Climb onto a retro Monkey Motorbike and get ready for a fun-filled road trip through one of Bali’s most hidden areas, driving between rice fields, through authentic Balinese villages and past plantations. All along the road people will point at you, wave and smile when they see you pass by on your little, cheerfully-coloured motorbike.
The Monkeys may look small but don’t under estimate them as they’re up to the job and can easily carry adults up to 125 kg! Participants should be aged 16 years and up. No licence is needed but a basic driving skill is required, and this will be tested before the start of the actual tour.
Sign up for this one-of-a-kind Discovery Tour and create some unforgettable holiday pictures while having the most fun someone can have on two wheels. Bali Quad Discovery Tours also provides other kinds of fun activities including quad biking, buggy riding and tubing. Visit our Tour & Information Centre for the tour arrangement and enjoy an exclusive discount of up to 15% off!
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.
In February, through our Employees & Supervisor of the Year Awards, we recognised our staff for their dedication to deliver excellent service to all guests. Here are the winners of this year’s Employees & Supervisor of the Year Awards:
I WAYAN SUDARMA – Employee of the Year 2017 Front of the House
Sudarma, also known as Mangku, is a popular figure in the Front Office Department. Stationed at the Front Desk as a Front Office Assistant, Mangku is responsible for ensuring that every check-in and check-out process runs smoothly, while also attending to all guest inquiries. Outside of work, he serves as a Hindu priest in his village, which earns him the nickname ‘Mangku’.
LUH BETI SUANIASIH – Employee of the Year 2017 Heart of the House
Beti works in Guest Service Administration under the Front Office Department, a role that she enjoys very much. Beti joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 2008 and loves her job. In fact, she even met her soulmate here. Excelling in administrative skills, she also serves as Secretary of the Employees’ Cooperative.
KETUT SUWARTA – Supervisor of the Year 2017
Since joining Bali Dynasty Resort in 1997, Suwarta has consistently delivered excellent service, earning him a promotion in 2017 as Bar Manager. Suwarta, with support from his team, is responsible for managing the operation of the Resort’s 5 bars. Suwarta was nominated by his colleague to become Supervisor of the Quarter in 2017 which led him to become Supervisor of the Year 2017
Sudarma, Beti and Suwarta will represent Bali Dynasty Resort in the annual Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts’ Employees & Supervisor of the Year Awards 2017, in Prime Plaza Purwakarta, competing against representatives from other hotels. Good luck!
Every month we hold our staff gathering, where we recognise our star performers, celebrate our staff birthdays and present an update on new hotel products and services. Here are our Employee of the Month winners. They have all excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.
SITI SUDINAH – Employee of the Month Heart of the House
Siti is one of the Bali Dynasty Resort’s employees who has been with us since the opening of the Resort back in 1991. A member of the Housekeeping Department, Siti is the Housekeeping Administrator. She is responsible for ensuring that the administration of the Housekeeping Department is well organised.
GEDE ARIANA – Employee of the Month Front of the House
Ariana is the Recreation Assistant and you will most probably see him around the pool. He joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 1994, which means he has been working with us for nearly 24 years. A father of two, he enjoys spending time with his family at weekends.
WAYAN UMI SETYAWAN – Employee of the Month Guests’ Nomination
Congratulations to Umi who has been nominated by our guests to become Employee of the Month. Umi is a Housekeeping Assistant under the Housekeeping Department. He was delighted to be nominated by the guests, and shows his appreciation in his everyday work by ensuring that the rooms are clean and comfortable for a good night’s sleep.
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 recognise those members of staff who have excelled. Sean AUS
All staff were wonderful. We would go back to the hotel because of your staff. Abigail HK
We were very impressed with how polite, helpful and friendly all food staff was. Even the Chefs in steaming hot kitchen smiled and said “Good Morning”. Service is excellent. Ann AUS
Bar staff Mila and Vindra were extremely friendly, efficient and lovely to talk too. We will look forward to seeing them next time we come to Bali Dynasty! Elton AUS
H2O at swim up pool bar are great service. The boys are welcoming, happy friendly very inviting environment make our dream holiday some true. Nadine AUS
Food delicious and so much variety beautiful and fresh. Thank you to the staff of H2O for their lovely singing voices for my birthday. Awesome. Matt AUS