Welcome to the April Edition of Bali Dynasty Resort's Newsletter.
We have had a busy April and we thouroughly enjoyed seeing so many happy families enjoying their Easter break at our resort.
In this month's newsletter, we announce to you the winner of Prime Plaza's Supervisor of the Year 2017 and share with you the celebration of Prime Plaza Hotels & Resort's 15th anniversary.
For Mother's Day, Ashoka Spa has prepared some special offers and we give you an overview on the special treats and dinner options Cafe Piazza has to offer you.
If you would like to help the less fortunate but don't know what to bring, we give you some ideas on the much needed items for our SoleGifts programme.
We hope that you will enjoy reading through the newsletter. See you soon!
Have You Seen Our New Video?
Last two weeks we launched our latest video on Facebook and YouTube to help travellers decide why Bali Dynasty Resort is the ultimate place to eat, play and stay with your family in Bali. Please watch the video on this link on Facebook or YouTube.
If you stay in Australia, you can also watch the video on Eat, Play and Stay on Foxtel Aurora Channel 173 on the following timeslots:
Tuesday May 1st, 2018 11pm AEST
Wednesday May 2nd, 2018 4am and 11am AEST
Prime Plaza’s Anniversary Celebration at Bali Dynasty Resort
Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts has reached an exciting milestone this April as the company celebrates 15 years of delivering the signature of Indonesian hospitality to international customers in Indonesia.
The Indonesian hotel operator has grown from managing four properties when it was established on the 1st of April 2003, to managing thirteen properties in key locations in Bali, Java and Sumatera to date with 2,053 rooms in total. The company plans to add more flagships to its portfolio by 2020, with new hotels to open in Samarinda and Batu – Malang.
For the past 15 years, Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts has thrived to provide leisure, business and meeting facilities of the highest quality through its three brands to match the varies needs of the today’s travellers.
The celebration of Prime Plaza’s 15th year anniversary was organised on the 2nd of April 2018 by Bali Dynasty Resort, which was attended by the Management and the resort’s loyal guests, many of whom have become returning customers for years.
“In keeping with Prime Plaza’s commitment of quality, we are committed to delivering exemplary service and holiday experience by consistently upgrading our facilities for the enjoyment of our guests,” said General Manager Didit Indra Purnawarman.
Bali Dynasty wins Prime Plaza’s Supervisor of the Year Award
Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts recently rewarded their top performing staff during the annual Prime Plaza Supervisor and Employee of the Year Award ceremony held at Prime Plaza Hotel Purwakartaon 9 and 10 April 2018. Competing against candidates from Prime Plaza’s properties in Java and Bali, Bali Dynasty Resort’s representative Ketut Suwarta won the title of ‘Supervisor of the Year 2017’.
Suwarta, the Bar Manager at Bali Dynasty Resort, is a popular figure in the Food & Beverages Department. He has consistently delivered excellent service and 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 Bali Dynasty’s Supervisor of the Year 2017, and successfully won the Prime Plaza’s Supervisor of the Year.
This achievement further emphasises that the Resort’s employees have consistently delivered genuine and exceptional service to all guests, which has become the signature of Bali Dynasty Resort.
Mother’s Day Specials
Mother’s Day offers the perfect opportunity for everyone to give gifts, cards, flowers, chocolates, a meal in a restaurant, or other treats to their mother and mother figures. Observed on the second Sunday of May in many parts of the world, Mother’s Day this year will be on 13 May 2018.
Spoil your mother with the following special gifts for this year’s Mother’s Day:
Mother’s Day Specials at Ashoka Spa
Exclusive in May, Ashoka Spa offers Head to Toe Indulgence to pamper all guests.
For only IDR 850K nett per person, you can indulge in a series of rejuvenating treatments that begin with a foot bath ritual, followed by scalp treatment, anti aging massage and aloe vera refresher facial, and a refreshing sip of Ashoka’s lemongrass lime tea.
The promotion is valid from the 1st until 31st of May 2018. Pre-booking is essential. Please call +62 361 752403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Flowers for Mum
Surprise Mum and make her smile with a special flower arrangement delivered to her room on Mother’s Day. Choose from a variety of flower arrangements to match any budget. Simply contact our Guest Relations Officer during your stay at the Resort.
Not sure what to give her? Visiting later on in the year but want to do something on this Mother’s Day? You can choose to give a Gift Voucher with a choice from our special lunch or dinner vouchers, spa treatments at Ashoka Spa, theme and candlelight dinners, and even room stays and upgrades. The choice is yours. Email email@example.com now to purchase any of the gift certificates.
Special Treats at Cafe Piazza
Overlooking the beautiful duck pond and surrounding garden, Café Piazza is the perfect place for a casual hang out or a la carte dining. Visit this light and airy café every day from 8am – 10 to enjoy our special treats on coffees, afternoon tea, fresh pastries, cakes or special lunch and dinner options.
Freshly Brewed Coffee
Enjoy the freshly brewed coffee made by our skilful barista with a personalised drawn art. Fun fact: you’ll get a chocolate coated teaspoon if you order a hot coffee. Price for a cup of coffee starts from IDR 45,000 nett per cup.
Choose from our classic afternoon tea or the Balinese afternoon tea which are available from 3pm – 6pm. Enjoy it right in the Piazza or in one of the Balés overlooking the duck pond and surrounding garden. Price for Afternoon Tea starts from IDR 75,000 nett per person for a minimum 2 persons.
Detox Juice and Protein Shakes
Cleanse your body with a selection of healthy detox juices for only IDR 75,000 nett per serving or rev up your metabolism with a protein shake at IDR 65,000 nett.
Gelato Ice Cream Delight
Beat the Bali heat with a selection of 10 different flavours of gelato. Price starts from IDR 25,000 per scoop.
The Indonesian Rijsttafel is an elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch from the Indonesian feast called Nasi Padang. Café Piazza’s Rijsttafel Dinner consists of several traditional Indonesian dishes accompanied by rice. Available every Tuesday at price IDR 360K nett for 2 people.
Schnitzel Special Dinner
Every Friday, enjoy the schnitzel dinner with choices of beef, pork or chicken schnitzel with your choice of sauce, salad and potatoes.
Bali Dynasty Resort’s Team Planted Trees on Mt Batur
Early in April, the Management of Bali Dynasty Resort went on some team building activities. Included in the itinerary was a visit to the Mount Batur caldera to plant some Eucalyptus trees in our effort to contribute to a greener environment.
The caldera of Mount Batur is considered as critical by the Bali government due to the majority of the land in this area is covered by the solid hard lava, rocks and sand from the Batur volcano eruption in the past. Because of this, only a few vegetations can grow in this area.
Bali Dynasty Resort is a recipient of Platinum II Medal in Tri Hita Karana Awards 2017.
SoleGifts for the SoleBuddies
Be the hero to the unfortunate people by simply using your unused extra luggage space to bring the much needed items for our SoleGifts programme.
If you have something that you don’t use anymore, or would like to bring items that you would like to donate such as skin cream, bandage, glasses, etc, they will make a perfect SoleGift! Every little thing helps!
Simply drop the items in our SoleGifts Box available at the Front Desk. Solemen will collect all donations on regular basis as we also serve as one of their Drop Points.
Thank you for your help!
Malindo to Fly Direct to Bali from Melbourne
Malindo Air will be on the radar of many more Aussie travellers when it launches new daily services to Bali from Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport. The Malaysian airline will start daily runs between Melbourne and Denpasar from 8 June 2018. According to Skyscanner data, Malindo is currently offering the cheapest direct return flights between Melbourne and Denpasar at $530.
Malindo Air, which has hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, is a full-service carrier that launched flights in 2013. It already flies from Brisbane and Perth.
Bali Blues Festival
The Bali Blues Festival is a standalone part of the annual Nusa Dua Fiesta’s agenda. It features great local and national jazz and blues bands. Those who performed in the past include Gugun Blues Shelter (featuring Indonesian Jazz musician Indra Lesmana), The Six Strings, Krakatau Reunion, Balinese band Cazy Horse, Balinese tapping guitarist Wayan Balawan, and Indonesian musician Gilang Ramadhan.
If you are a truly jazz or blues lover, this festival should be missed. Scheduled on 11 – 12 May 2018, the event will be at Peninsula Island, Nusa Dua, around 30 minutes from Bali Dynasty Resort.
Galungan & Kuningan
An auspicious celebration is coming to the Island of Gods as the Balinese celebrate Galungan and Kuningan – the most important Balinese Hindu holiday. Galungan is a Balinese holiday that signifies the victory of Virtue (Dharma) over Evil (Adharma). This important festival occurs every 210 days. It will begin this year on Wednesday, 30 May and will last for 10 days. During this time, the Balinese gods and ancestral spirits descend to Earth to be honoured. They will leave on Kuningan, which is the final day of the holiday, on 9 June 2018.
Before the days of Galungan and Kuningan, Hindu people in Bali will be very busy preparing the religious ceremonial offerings and Bali's streets will be adorned with bright and colourful ‘penjor’ bamboo poles for the entire period between Galungan and Kuningan
Tour of the Month – A Great Day Out with Mason Adventures
Previously known as Bali Adventure Tours, Mason Adventures is one of Bali’s best tour operators. In 2017, the company launched its latest tourism activity called Jungle Buggy. Set in Tatag Village which is only 3 km from the company’s world-popular Elephant Safari Park & Lodge at Taro, the activity offers an exciting and intense driving experience through Bali’s tropical forest, giving you a whole new dimension of Bali adventure that should be included in your holiday plan.
The Jungle Buggy uses high-end buggies made by Polaris, which is known as the world renowned leader in off-road innovation. Guests can choose to ride on the single seated buggy or share the double seated buggy with a friend. Those who are not confident to drive a buggy can take the Tandem Buggy, where you will ride the double seated buggy with a professional buggy driver so that you can just sit, relax and enjoy the thrills. The trip is very comfortable as both models are built for intense work on and off the beaten track while providing a smooth ride. Both models also boast certified roll cages, three point seatbelts, and safety nets to help ensure safety during the exhilarating jungle drive.
The track, which has been meticulously designed by Nigel Mason, the company’s founder, spans 4.5 km in one lap across the dirt and gravel track through Bali’s tropical forest. One Jungle Buggy trip consists of a minimum 2 laps and will begin and finish at the new Koko Bambu Restaurant. After the trip, guests will be treated to a delicious set menu lunch overlooking Bali’s dense tropical woods, which can be enjoyed from the dining table or from the infinity pool. Once you’re done, head over to visit the new Mason Gourmet Chocolate Factory & Showroom where you can learn the science between each chocolate variation and indulge in chocolate tasting as well as chocolate cocktails.
Another piece of exciting news is that guests can combine this Jungle Buggy tour with other popular activities offered by Mason Adventures, such as white water rafting, the elephant safari ride, bicycling, and more, thanks to the various locations, which are close to one another.
Speak to our Tour & Information Centre about this new exciting tour and arrange your trip. We offer a special discount up to 15% off, so why wait?
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Johanna from Cafe Piazza is one lady who I found to be polite and friendly. Not intrusive at all. Sushila IND
Kitchen staff and waiters were very helpful. I am allergic to gluten and felt safe and happy that your Chefs and waiters brought me the proper food. Thank you to the Chefs especially for making this happen. Tegan AUS
I appreciated the high standard of cleanliness. GM Croft AUS
I noticed how extremely clean the whole Resort was. Sarah AUS
All staff have been very attentive and helpful, friendly open and interested in the guests. Verlene AUS
Staff in breakfast area were so nice. Always polite and smile even when some tourist is a bit rude. Staff here are very good! Linda AUS