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Newsletter August 2018

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August 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the Bali Dynasty Resort e-newsletter!

We are getting ready to welcome September and it promises to be yet another exciting month. We are delighted to announce that for the 9th consecutive year, we have been nominated in the Top 10 Family Resorts category for the Holiday With Kids 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards. Have you cast your vote yet? 

In this edition, we would like to share details regarding the first anniversary of SoleHouse, a charity initiative that is very near and dear to all our hearts. We also present a great line-up of performances this September that will keep you entertained with laid-back DJ sounds at The Upper Deck @ H2O, along with beautiful piano and violin music. And when the time comes for you to indulge in some well-deserved rejuvenation, head to Ashoka Spa for a blissful treatment that will leave you feeling fabulous. 

Read on for more news about Bali’s upcoming events. Don’t forget to stay in touch by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

See you at the resort!

Last Chance! Vote for Us as Your Favourite Top 10 Family Resort in the Holiday With Kids 2018 Reader

For the 9th consecutive year, Bali Dynasty Resort has been nominated as a Top 10 Family Resort Indonesia in the Holiday With Kids 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards. This prestigious initiative is organised annually by Holiday With Kids, a popular Australian magazine with a strong online following. By highlighting the best accommodation for family travellers in Australia, Asia, and the United States, the magazine provides valuable information for planning the perfect getaway. Award winners will be decided based on the accumulation of the votes in an online survey whereby readers are asked to nominate the hotels and resorts with excellent facilities and high standards of service. The survey will remain open until 31st August 2018 and we hope that you will support us by casting your vote. Simply visit the Holiday with Kids website, www.holidayswithkids.com.au or fill the form!

Relaxing Adventure by Ashoka Spa

Unwind this September with two-hours of personal indulgence that will leave you looking good and feeling even better. Relaxing Adventure by Ashoka Spa will introduce you to the benefits of Indonesia’s traditional wellness heritage. This nurturing package begins with a cleansing foot bath to soothe your walk-weary toes. It continues with a full body massage to melt away all traces of muscle tension. A therapist trained in the art of touch will then focus on the most neglected area of the whole body with a session of reflexology for the feet that also includes a gentle exfoliation and foot mask. The treatment draws to a close with a refreshing shower, sauna and a complimentary serve of hot lemongrass tea. This special offer is available until the end of September 2018 for just IDR 899K per person. To book, please visit Ashoka Spa between 9am to 9pm for some well-deserved pampering.  

Upcoming September Events

What’s on this September? A number of fun events will enhance your holiday this month at the resort. Take pleasure in an array of daily performances to liven things up. Our resident pianist will welcome you to the Lobby Lounge and sweet violin music can be enjoyed at The Upper Deck @ H2O. Don’t miss out!

Charity Update

Bali Dynasty Resort Celebrates the Anniversary of SoleHouse in Renon, Denpasar

Since February 2016, Bali Dynasty Resort has committed to supporting Solemen under the tagline “Help Friends for Life”. This has involved assisting 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.

In July 2017, Bali Dynasty Resort significantly contributed to helping disadvantaged members of the Balinese community by sponsoring SoleHouse in Renon, Denpasar. This is a “Home Away from Home” for a number of children and their parents or carers during pre-and post-operative care. It features four bedrooms, two shared bathrooms, a living room, and a communal kitchen with running water and electricity. The house is a blessing for the poor and their families who live far away from the hospital, and for whom basic needs such as a comfortable bed and modern bathing facilities are a rare extravagance.

To celebrate the first anniversary of SoleHouse on 31stJuly 2018, Bali Dynasty Resort arranged for general maintenance to be carried out. The repainting of walls and fixing the roof were just two of the main activities completed by the team. Sarah Chapman (Solemen Head of Outreach) was also onsite to lend a helping hand. 

We would like to thank all of our guests for their generous donations and support of our Charity Effort. This has enabled us to drive our sustainable social commitment programme and in turn help the disadvantaged people of Bali. Our biggest annual fundraising initiative is the yearly Back to Bali Dynasty Party in Perth. We also conduct plenty of fundraising within the resort, through everyday poolside games, donation boxes and a voluntary $2 donation for guests checking out. Then there’s our twice-weekly Charity Quiz Night at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub, held every Tuesday at 7.30pm and Thursday at 8.45pm, where everyone is welcome.

Bali News

New Underpass at the Entrance to Bali’s Airport Set to Open in September 2018

Approximately 96.9% of construction is nearly completed on the new underpass at the entrance to the Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is scheduled for full trial operations in early September 2018, well in advance of the IMF-World Bank Conference in October. Balipost.com reports that workers are undertaking the finishing details of the underpass, installing ornamentations, and road signs.

The ornamentation includes dragons installed at both entrances to the underpass with a mural describing the life of I Gust Ngurah Rai to be installed on the walls of the tunnel.

In the garden adorning the top of the underpass, work is also nearing completion for a newly-installed statue of the Revolutionary Hero I Gusti Ngurah Rai.

(Source: balidiscovery.com)

Cultural News

Lovina Festival

The Lovina Beach Festival will take place on 9th - 13th September 2018 along Kalibukbuk Beach on the northern coast of Bali. This annual three-day event is once again expected to attract many visitors as it remains true to Bali’s rich cultural heritage with a number of traditional shows, plus various art and craft exhibitions. The festival will officially open with a colourful parade featuring dance and music. Other highlights during the event will include handicraft exhibitions, photography contests, flower offerings, bull races, puppet performances and plenty of live music. There will also be plenty of food and drink stalls serving local Balinese cuisine.

The closing ceremony will showcase a traditional Northern Balinese dance performance including the Ki Barak Panji Sakti and Gong Kebyar. Locals and foreigners are welcome to attend, as it is promoted as an inclusive event.

The Lovina Beach Festival is a three-hour drive from Bali Dynasty Resort. So, we recommend you to stay for a night or two in the area to fully explore this beautiful part of Bali.

(Source: dodsburger.com, balitravelhub.com)

 

Bali Events

Soundrenaline Music Festival

Indonesia’s annual Soundrenaline is a weekend festival that will take place on 8th & 9th September 2018 at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park, Bali. Popular with Indonesians and foreigners alike, the main focus is on contemporary Indonesian music and art.

American rock rap band, Limp Bizkit, will headline this multi-genre music festival along with artists from Indonesia’s neighbouring countries, such as Zee Avi (Malaysia) and Phum Viphurit (Thailand). Local acts will include Sheila on 7, Naif, Jason Ranti, Seringai, Danilla, The SIGIT, Dipha Barus and Padi Reborn.

Founded in 2002, Soundrenaline is entering its 16th year with "The Soul of Expression” as the theme. Along with musical performances, the festival will also feature musical collaborations and artwork. For this year’s event, Jakarta-based art collective ruangrupa will present local contemporary art at the Creator Area. Pre-sale tickets are still available on the festival’s official website for Rp 300,000 (US$20.7).

(Source: TripAdvisor and The Jakarta Post)


Bali International Film Festival

Bali International Film Festival (Balinale) is the largest and oldest annual international film event in Indonesia. Held on the paradise island of Bali, Balinale attracts a diverse audience of filmgoers with its outstanding selection of independent local and international movies, many with filmmakers in attendance. Balinale will be celebrating its 12th anniversary from 24th- 30th September 2018 at the state-of-the-art Cinemaxx Theaters in Lippo Mall Kuta & Plaza Renon. The theme for this year’s edition is ‘Timeless’ in selecting films that have an extraordinary ability to communicate the largest of human stories as well as the briefest moments of world changing emotion.

Balinale is dedicated to support local filmmakers by waiving submission fees for Indonesians giving them the opportunity to show their films to an international audience, attend workshops and meet filmmakers from all over the world.
For more ticket info please click here.

(Source: filmfreeway.com)

Tour Of The Month - Devdan

Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago is a spectacular stage performance in Bali. Awarded as the Winner of Indonesia Leading Tourism Show – ITTA 2014-2015, Devdan is a high-energy visual tour of Indonesia's culture and diversity.

This show features a fusion of traditional Indonesian dance activities with modern contemporary dance, world-class aerial acrobatic attractions, dazzling costumes and hi-tech special effects. The performance is unique because it focuses on the diversity of cultures across Indonesia, from Bali to Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Papua with an extensive array of special effects, acrobatics and traditional dance and music. In addition to the traditional presentation of diversity and uniqueness of Indonesia, the performance deliberately combines contemporary music and "hip hop" dance, making the show very dynamic and entertaining for audiences of all ages from around the world.

The show is one of the most amazing Bali attractions and ensures to provide a perfect choice to fulfil your entertainment activities during your stay in Bali. The show is performed four times per week. Be sure to book your seat early and get ready for the most amazing Bali show available.

For a special price you can book at our Tour & Information Centre just off the hotel lobby!

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

If you have children this is a fantastic resort for young kids, teenagers and adults. The staff does a great job with kids of all ages and made our stay a lot of fun.You can't beat the value based upon the price of the rooms and all the services that are provided. DLangtry USA

Great experience here at Bali Dynasty. Would definitely come back again. Friendly staff around the whole hotel. Kids loved the Kids Club staff are great with the kids. Joyce AUS

Best internet service I have ever received abroad. Beautiful hotel with lovely, well maintained grounds. Donna UK

Love the towel a surprise, room made up very clean and has everything we needed.  We ate at H2O more than we planned to. We were so happy with the food and service, we had to keep coming back! Amanda AUS

Everything was just perfect. Not fancy but you get everything you want. Spent 4 nights and nothing to complain. Hotel is near with many shops, malls and water-boom. Hotel’s pool was great too, spent hours in the pool with family. The breakfast choice was not many but good quality, especially the omelet. It was very tasty. Good job for the cook. Ferdinand, Indonesia

The staffs at Gracie Kelly’s were very friendly + their food was delicious. It was great having the magician come and visit. Erin AUS

This resort hotel gave our family a great value deal in a perfect location in Kuta.
Service was faultless, rooms well maintained. It is very lively and H20 restaurant very prepared for the kids. Good selection of food for all meals didn’t have a bad mouthful in 5 night stay. Victoria, Netherlands

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