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Newsletter Oct 2018

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October 2018

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

What a sunny month October has been! Everybody seemed to be expecting the rainy season to commence early, but we were lucky to enjoy fine conditions all round.

October also brought us a lot more than just good weather and we were heartened by the news that once again we had been voted No. 1 in the Top 10 Best Family Resorts in Indonesia, for the 4-Star Category, in the Holiday with Kids Reader’s Choice Awards 2018.

We now welcome November in true Bali style with another fun celebration. Mark your calendar for Australia’s most prestigious annual horse race. The Melbourne Cup will be broadcasted live on a big screen on 6th November 2018 at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub. There will be special drink promotions and colourful competitions with lots of great prizes to be won!

We hope that you enjoy reading our e-newsletter. Stay updated by following us on Facebook and Instagram @balidynastyresort! See you soon at the resort!

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 for Indonesia in the 4-Star Category, in the Holidays With Kids Readers’ Choice Awards 2018. This is the ninth consecutive year that the resort has been considered alongside other worthy contenders and the third time it has topped the list in this particular category. 

This prestigious award is part of an annual initiative organised by Holiday With Kids, a popular Australian family holiday magazine with a strong online following. The publication highlights the best accommodation options for families travelling to Australia, Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, South Pacific, Fiji, Japan, the USA, and Hawaii.

Award nominees and subsequent winners are garnered from a detailed survey. Family travellers are asked to vote for their preferred hotels and resorts based on their personal experiences. The aim is to identify and reward properties that provide excellent facilities and activities for kids, top notch standards of service and hospitality, and value for money all of which help contribute to an enjoyable stay.

Bali Dynasty Resort is a premier property committed to anticipating the needs of families and leisure guests in the heart of South Kuta Beach. Each year, the resort makes notable improvements to ensure enhanced holiday experiences while still offering the same great value for money. Recent upgrades include the opening of a brand-new Sunset Bar and smart Meeting Rooms. In addition, all Executive Suites have been refurbished with style and comfort in mind. To date, almost every part of the resort has been renewed making it the perfect home away from home for international travellers.

This achievement further reinforces Bali Dynasty Resort’s popularity as a consistent and quality option in the family travel market. In past years, the resort has received numerous awards including recognition in the TripAdvisor Top 25 Best Hotels for Families in Asia and Indonesia survey.

Back to Bali Dynasty Party 2019

Don’t miss our biggest fundraising event! The annual Back to Bali Dynasty Party is scheduled to return on Saturday, 9th February 2019. Now in its 26th year, this highly-anticipated gathering will be held at Leederville Oval – 246 Vincent St in Perth, Western Australia.  

The Back to Bali Dynasty Party is a fun meet-up and attending also gives you the opportunity to participate in a noble cause. As our major fundraising initiative, the event aims to secure generous donations to alleviate the suffering of individuals in need through our ongoing collaborative effort with Solemen Indonesia.

As always, you can expect to see some of your favourite Bali Dynasty Resort staff members who will be flying down to Perth to participate.

Tickets will be available online soon. Stay tuned for more details.

Melbourne Cup at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub

On the 6th November, Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub will be showing the Melbourne Cup 2018 live on the big screen. Watch Australia’s most prestigious horse racing event with your family and friends starting from 11am onwards.

Enjoy special Hatten Wine promotions, our ‘buy two get one free’ offer on Moscato Dragonfly and Guinness draught beer and 25% discount on all carafe cocktails. When purchasing lunch, you will also be entitled to 10% discount on Bintang beer!

Dress up for the occasion as there will be great prizes to be won in a best hat and best outfit competition. Join the fun of our sweepstake and help us raise money for Solemen as part of our ongoing charity effort.

Melbourne Cup promises to be a great day out at Gracie Kelly’s. Be sure to arrive early to get the best spot. First come, first served. Contact fbsec@bdr.pphotels.com for further information.

Find your “Pure Balance” at Ashoka Spa

The best way to relax after time spent shopping or exploring the island of Gods is with some well-deserved personal indulgence. Ashoka Spa, known for its blissful treatments, is now offering a 2,5-hour body ritual called Pure Balance that will pamper you from head to toe.

The package starts with a calming lemongrass footbath followed by a rejuvenating body massage. A gentle scalp massage will then stimulate blood circulation in the head and nourish your hair from the roots down. The next step after a refreshing shower is an aromatherapy facial followed by your choice of a mini manicure or pedicure. A cup of lemongrass lime tea will be served upon completion.

You can enjoy this package from now until 31st December 2018 for only IDR 995.000 nett. For reservation, please contact spa@bdr.pphotels.com.

Book Early for a Remarkable Christmas!

The Festive Season is just around the corner! Have you booked your seats yet for a great Christmas celebration to share with family and friends? 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS EVE BUFFET DINNER

Date: 24th December 2018
Venue: H2O restaurant
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Price adult: IDR 400,000
Price child: IDR 200,000
Food: Buffet Style
Beverage:  Free flow soft drinks
Entertainment: Keyboard singer


CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET LUNCH
Date: 25 December 2018
Venue: H2O & Sen5es restaurant
Time: 12pm – 2.30pm
Price adult: IDR 525,000
Price child: IDR 270,000
Food: Buffet Style
Beverage: Free flow soft drinks
Entertainment: Keyboard & singer, carols


CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET DINNER
Date:  25 December 2018
Venue: H2O restaurant
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Price adult : IDR 425,000
Price child: IDR 210,000
Food: Buffet Style
Beverage: Free flow soft drinks
Entertainment: Quartet, carols

Book now through our website to avoid missing out!   

Charity Update

This month, we recognized World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2018. Many Balinese people live in rural settings away from crowded tourist areas. Without access to proper medical care, mental health issues can often go undiagnosed and untreated or be completely misunderstood.

Bali Dynasty Resort’s charity effort is an ongoing initiative, and we have proudly supported Solemen, an established Bali-based charity, since 2016. Through our voluntary $2 upon check out program, our guests are having a direct effect on hundreds of men, women and children as the Solemen outreach team works tirelessly to identify and assist a growing caseload of Solebuddies (people under their care). Solemen seeks to identify, treat, and inform individuals, families and communities on a case-by-case basis.

There are many ways that you can help support our charity endeavour. Join our Tuesday and Thursday Quiz Nights at Gracie Kelly’s, purchase a one-of-a-kind Bali Dynasty Resort Sole Teddy as a souvenir, or donate cash and goods such as medication, bandages, second-hand phones, etc. to the collection boxes located around the resort. Our helpful team will assist you with any inquiries.

At Bali Dynasty Resort, we believe in giving back to the community we live in, and we are grateful to our wonderful guests who allow us to do so. 

Bali Events

Nusa Penida Festival 2018

The Nusa Penida Festival was initiated in an effort to promote the three neighbouring Nusa Islands of Lembongan, Ceningan, and Penida. Spanning three days, this year’s event will be scheduled from 7th to 9th December 2018. It will feature various artistic and cultural performances by the local residents themselves. The festival also aims to highlight the natural beauty of each island and the sightseeing attractions available for visitors.

For more details about the festival, visit www.bali-indonesia.com/events-calendar

Bali News

New Shortcuts Roads, Tolls and Railways Planned For Bali

Nusa Bali reports that Bali’s recently-elected Governor has promised the construction of Point 5 to Point 6 on the Denpasar-Singaraja “shortcut” via Bedugul will be constructed in 2019. In announcing the new road project, the Governor also announced that the Sabargita Mass Transit Bus System will soon be abandoned to be replaced over time with a public electric rail system.

Governor Koster has already begun lobbying the Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi and PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) for an electric rail system in Bali. At the same time, the Governor promises the new train system for Bali will be stylish and modern in keeping with the travel demands of a world-class tourism destination.

Point 5-Point 6 of the short cut highway between Denpasar and Singaraja will be 1.9 kilometers long connecting the Village of Wanagiri with Gitgit Village in the Sukasada District. Koster said once the train system is put in place his administration would commence work on a toll road between Denpasar and Gilimanuk.

(Source: https://www.balidiscovery.com).

Culture News

Tumpek Uduh

Tumpek Uduh, also referred to as Tumpek Pengatag or Tumpek Wariga, is an event dedicated to Sanghyang Sangkara, the Balinese god of food. This event is held 25 days prior to Galungan, a significant festival held once after every 210 days. This year, Tumpek Uduh falls on 1st December 2018. On this day, offerings are made to this particular god in order to invoke blessings on the land. These offerings constitute crops and farm products from the many plantations scattered across the island.

The local Balinese community will usually engage in this traditional festival by placing their varied offerings at the base of select trees. Some will even go a step further and prepare porridge which is then poured on the trees. The aim of this ritual serves as a simple reminder about the importance of plants and natural vegetation as a source of food. It also revolves around pleasing Sanghyang Sangkara and asking for guidance on the cultivation, growth, harvesting and preservation of the plants.

The best comparison to this day would be the celebration of Earth Day globally. Balinese locals grasped the importance of conserving nature and preserving the environment well ahead before the rest of the world figured it out. This passing on of traditions from one generation to another is another marvel for visitors who would like to enjoy Tumpek Uduh. (Source: balitravelhub.com)

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? 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Book your tickets now and enjoy a special privilege up to 15% off at our Tour & Information Centre. 

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

I loved how the room had been cleaned at the end of the day. Murtika was very courteous and always assisted us with extra items needed. Room very clean and tidy. Nathan AUS

This place is fantastic for the whole family, the pool boys and staff overall provide excellent service and are super friendly. Food was great, activitiess were fun for all. Highly recommend dynasty resort. Edy INDONESIA

Our room attendant was fantastic, helping us with extra linen and blankets for our babies and children, room was always a pleasure to return too. Jason AUS

This place is perfect for families with kids. We stayed here for 4 days with our 5 and 7 yo. The resort is located very close to the beach and has a water play area within the resort which is what attracted me to the resort in the first place. The staff are really friendly and nice. The breakfast buffet spread is amazing. We stayed in deluxe room with extra bed and it was perfect for us. The resort has 3 different pools!!! Highly recommend this if you are traveling with kids. Lakshmi INDIA

We had an amazing time on our holiday. We are very glad our Travel Agent suggested Dynasty, beautiful resort with plenty to do for all of our family. Paul AUS

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