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Newsletter January 2019

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January 19

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

Happy New Year 2019!

We’ve got all your holiday needs covered with another month filled with events and special promotions. You are invited to one of the biggest celebrations of the year, Australia Day at the Gracie Kelly’s on 26th January 2019. For more details about our fun party, please see below.

Over the coming weeks you will be able to experience a flavourful Hainan Chicken Rice promotion at our award-winning Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant. Preparations are already underway for Chinese New Year in early February. We will be honouring this auspicious occasion with an array of symbolic dishes such as Yee Sang salad and traditional Chinese performances.  

If you are thinking about Valentine’s Day, don’t worry as we have romantic dining and spa deals available that will surely impress that special someone in your life.

There’s not long to go until the 26th annual Back to Bali Dynasty Party. Seats are limited, so make sure you have booked yourself a spot for our highly-anticipated fundraising effort that will come compete with a delicious Indonesian feast. Click here to book!

Read on for more news about what is going on in and around the resort. Alternatively, stay updated by following our Facebook Page and Instagram @balidynastyresort.

See you soon on the island of Bali!

Counting Down to the Back to Bali Dynasty Party 2019

Our biggest fundraising initiative is about to take place. This year’s highly-anticipated Back to Bali Dynasty Party is scheduled for 9th February 2019 at the Leederville Oval – 246 Vincent St, Leederville. Tickets will not be available at the door, so make sure you secure your seat in advance.

Simply visit Bali Dynasty Resort’s website to purchase your ticket or click here. All proceeds will go towards helping disadvantaged people in Bali in partnership with Solemen.

There’ll be numerous prizes up for grabs such as return airline tickets sponsored by Air Asia, accommodation vouchers and selected tour activity vouchers for a fun Bali day out, plus much more. Sending you lots of luck and we hope you’ll be a winner!

Get yourself ready to enjoy a great night that supports those in need. We look forward to catching up with you in Perth!

Australia Day

Are you ready for one of the best celebrations of the year?

We will pay tribute to Australia Day in style on Saturday, 26th January 2019 from 8pm onwards at Gracie Kelly’s, the one and only Irish Pub in all of Bali. It will be a high-spirited night of fun and laughter with lots of entertaining competitions such as Two-Up, Beer Drinking and prizes for the Best Dressed attendees. Our resident band will be performing live to get everyone in the mood. In support of our ongoing fundraising effort, we will also host a Charity Quiz in partnership with Solemen. This promises to be the ultimate party that generously gives back.

Come along to enjoy some fabulous food and beverage promotions during the evening. Don’t miss our ‘Buy 2 Get 1 Free’ offer on bottles of Guinness, cocktails sold by the carafe and a tasty array of traditional Aussie meat pies. For more information or reservation, drop us a message at fbsales@bdr.pphotels.com. We hope to see you there!

Golden Lotus at the Bali Dynasty Resort

Award-winning Chinese Restaurant, Golden Lotus at the Bali Dynasty Resort has just launched Hainanese Chicken Rice as its latest promotional dish for the next quarter. Named after the Hainan province in southern China where this dish first originated, Hainanese Chicken Rice is popular throughout South East Asia and it is now regarded as one of the national dishes of Singapore. It was also listed as one of the World’s 50 most delicious foods by CNN Go in 2011.

Hainanese Chicken at Golden Lotus is all-white tender meat prepared from a boneless spring chicken that is boiled in a chicken broth infused with spices. It comes paired with savoury garlic rice and chilli-ginger sauce that is slightly sweet and spicy.

Diners are welcome to enjoy a portion of Golden Lotus Hainanese Chicken for only IDR 145,000 nett, which is enough to satisfy 2 people. This flavourful dish includes moist chicken and two portions of Hainan Rice, accompanied by dipping condiments of freshly ground garlic-ginger sauce, chilli sauce and dark soya sauce. Hainanese Chicken Rice is available exclusively at Golden Lotus for lunch and dinner from 1st January until 31st March 2019.

Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant is an elegant dining venue serving the finest Cantonese and Szechuan cuisines, and Dim Sum lunches. Its interior has been thoughtfully designed to celebrate classic Chinese style. Traditional paper lanterns, a rich combination of red and gold embellishments, carved wood panelling and smart furnishings enhance the mood for a tasteful dining experience.   

Reserve a table by calling (+62 361) 752 403 or email fbsec@bdr.pphotels.com

Golden Lotus’s Special Chinese New Year Promotion

The restaurant will offer a selection of Chinese New Year themed dishes, such as YEE SANG—a crispy salad traditionally tossed and shared during this auspicious holiday season as a symbol of prosperity. 

This particular dish is available for only IDR 95.000 nett per small portion (2 people), IDR 185.000 nett per medium portion (4 people), and IDR 260.000 nett per large portion serving up to 6 people, ensuring that each option is great value for money.

In addition, the restaurant’s popular Chinese New Year set menu—the Hong Wan Salmon Yee Sang—is also making a comeback. It offers diners an extensive feast consisting of Yee Sang salad, chicken, duck and prawn options, fried rice, soup and a delicious mango pudding for dessert. The set menu is priced at just IDR 288,000 nett per person for a minimum 2 people.

To welcome the Year of the Earth Pig in style, there will be a colourful Barongsai performance and a Chinese singer to entertain diners on the 4th & 5th of February 2019 from 7PM onwards.

All promotions will be available exclusively for lunch and dinner from the 20th January 2019 to 19th February 2019. Plan your visit to Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant now as it is neither too early nor too late to celebrate Chinese New Year with flavourful food believed to bring good luck and happiness. 

Valentine’s Day Dining Offer

Treat your loved one to a romantic candlelight dinner on the Upper Deck @H2O and create sweet memories. Savour a superb three-course menu served in an intimate setting while enjoying the tropical beauty of the Bali sunset. This exclusive offer is available for just IDR 700.000 nett/couple.

Valid only on 14th February 2019 from 6pm to 10pm.

For more information or reservation, kindly contact fbsales@bdr.pphotels.com.

Valentines Spa Indulgence

Surprise that someone special in your life with a nurturing body and beauty ritual at Ashoka Spa. Our signature Harmony Package is a 2-hour session of personal indulgence that is perfect for couples in love.

For just IDR 1.450.000 nett/couple, embark on a journey of rejuvenation created to promote togetherness. Begin with refreshing footbath ritual followed by a harmony massage for two that will simply melt away all traces of tension. Then a classic scalp and hair treatment will leave you both with luscious looking locks.  After a leisurely shower, lie back and enjoy a relaxing facial to give your skin a new lease of life. A complimentary serve of fresh lime tea will bring this experience to a delightful close.

This renewing spa package is valid from 8th to 20th February 2019. For reservation, please drop us a message at spa@bdr.pphotels.com

Refresh & Detox Package at Ashoka Spa

We invite you to embrace the New Year at Ashoka Spa with our Refresh & Detox Package. This is a sublime 2-hour experience in essential top to toe rejuvenation.

The pampering begins with a fresh lime foot bath followed by an indulgent aromatic coffee massage that will leave you in a state of deep relaxation. The next stage is an exfoliating coffee body scrub and coffee body mask to eliminate impurities and leave the skin rehydrated. Then it is time to rise off in a warm shower and enjoy your preferred choice of detox juice as this treatment comes to a replenishing end.  

This spa ritual is available for only IDR 570.000 nett, during January to February 2019. For reservation, drop us a message at spa@bdr.pphotels.com.

Charity Update

All of our Solebuddies hold special places in our hearts. Connecting with these amazing individuals and their families has brought so much joy to us, even more so during the holiday season. Without the tireless efforts of the Solemen Outreach team, none of the work Solemen does would be possible. For that reason, we want to give an extra special shout-out to Solebuddy, Ni Putri Arini.


Arini is a 17-year-old with the dream of becoming a nurse. Her long-term goal is to join the Solemen Outreach team after having seen, first-hand, the work that is being carried out across the island of Bali. These goals and dreams would not be possible without Bali Dynasty’s school sponsorship and your contributions. We commend her on her passion for her future and her commitment to her education. Thank you for giving her hope.


Another one of our brave Solebuddies is 14-year-old Eka Dewi who lives in Negara, Western Bali. Eka lives with a debilitating and painful skin condition, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). EB is a hereditary disease which causes the skin to become brittle and to blister easily. The specialist at Sanglah hospital is treating Eka’s skin condition. However, her biggest fight is yet to come. Eka has a growth on her right foot, which has been sent for biopsy. This growth keeps her from walking and moving around easily. Your generosity through the Bali Dynasty CSR program has provided for Eka ongoing medical attention, special cream for her skin, nutritional milk, and most importantly, a wheelchair to help her get around while she waits for her biopsy diagnosis.


Fifteen-year-old Nengah Sariada from Tabanan is so smart. Sitting in his wheelchair, you try to walk past him quietly, maybe sneak up on him as a joke. But he knows you’re there. He will be more likely to shout out at you first before you can say, “Boo!” And he always has a smile. Solemen was able to arrange an assessment with a local neurosurgeon and MRI and CT scan  to assess Nengah’s condition and needs. The diagnosis? Spinal cord injury which resulted in a malfunction that caused lack of mobility. Nengah’s resides in a simple dirt-floored wooden house in a very remote region of Bali where his parents work as coffee farmers. (His brother died of cancer at the age of 20.)  With all that he suffers from -- malnourishment and malnutrition, physical and mental disabilities, and severe poverty, Nengah still manages to look you in the eye and smile as if he is the luckiest boy in the world. Through your generosity, we have provided Nengah with a wheelchair, and we continue to monitor his condition.

Bali News

Bali Government Bans Plastic Bags

The city government of Bali’s capital, Denpasar, has announced that it has banned the use of plastic bags in shops to start 2019 off on an eco-friendly note. This new ruling falls under Denpasar Mayor Regulation no. 36 of 2018 Concerning the Reduction of the Use of Plastic Bags, as was publicly stated by Mayor Rai Mantra. “It would be better if people bring their own bags when shopping. If implemented correctly, it will certainly have a positive impact on the entire island,” Governor Mantra said to Bali Post newspaper. 

The bag ban, which took effect on 1st January 2019, will not be all-encompassing, applying mainly to “modern stores” (like supermarkets and convenience shops) and shopping centers. However, traditional markets will also be subject to the plastic bag prohibition as well, according to Head of Data Collection and Denpasar City spokesman, I Wayan Hedaryana.

“In the future, we also hope that everyone choosing to shop at traditional markets will support the cause by bringing their own reusable bags. The goal is for us to anticipate the impact of plastic waste early, especially since plastic is so difficult to decompose. Since last year, the Denpasar City Government has aggressively promoted the reduction of plastic bag use, and an effort is being made to distribute environmentally friendly bags on our weekly car-free day,” Hedaryana told Kompas newspaper

Source: http://coconuts.co/bali/news/np-plastic-bags-stores-2019-denpasar-city-government/

Cultural News

Tumpek Klurut

Tumpek Krulut, also known as Compassion Day, is an event that is celebrated every 210 days in accordance to the island’s cultural calendar. As a day when locals express their gratitude for life and all of its many blessings, it is easy to understand why this day is considered to be sacred for the Balinese. In addition to showing gratitude, people are also expected to show compassion to one another and, in particular, to be charitable towards the less fortunate in society.

For foreigners, this is the perfect platform to get a real feel of what Balinese lifestyle is all about as well as the daily activities that the locals are engaged in. In previous years, Tumpek Krulut has brought together tourists, the local community and religious leaders. In doing so, Bali prides itself as being culturally diverse.

Visitors on the island can be part of these celebrations by stepping out on 9th February 2019 to uphold the values that Balinese celebrate. Make an offering to someone less fortunate, or donate to a charity. Your contribution will be very much appreciated.

(Source: https://www.balitravelhub.com/events/tumpek-krulut/)

Our Star Performers

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 recognize those members of staff who have excelled. Recently, these staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests. We also have a Guest Nomination Award and this award is chosen by our guests who fill in the guest feedback forms before they check out.


I Kadek Suendra – Employee of The Month Front of The House (Recreation Assistant)

Kadek Suendra, working at the Recreation Department, is known as a very cheerful Recreation Assistant. He helps the team handling the day-to-day activities within the kids and teens club and assists with the resort activities mainly surrounding the pool area. Kadek has been working with us since 2012 and is very passionate in his job.


I Wayan Budiarsa – Employee of The Month Heart of The House (FB Storekeeper)

Wayan Budiarsa, or Budi as his friends call him, has been nominated as our Employee of the Month ‘Heart of the House’. Budi, a father of two, has been working for the Bali Dynasty Resort since 1996 and is known amongst his colleagues as a very friendly and pro-active person. His hard work paid off as he was recently promoted and is now our new Cost Control Assistant. Congratulations!

Dynasty Rewards

As a loyalty programme specially designed for valued guests, Dynasty Rewards when booked directly with the hotel or through a travel agent, allows you to collect points from your room nights as well as what you spend in our restaurants, bars and spa. Points can then be redeemed on your return visit for food, drinks, spa treatments or even accommodation depending on your accumulated total.  

If you have already registered as a Dynasty Rewards Member, we advise you to start checking your point balance prior to your arrival. Simply login to your Reward account by clicking here and enter your Dynasty Rewards Number. Who knows, you may have already saved up enough points for a free room night or other great benefits!

If you haven’t received your Dynasty Rewards identification number yet, please email to rewards@bdr.pphotels.com.

If you are coming to Bali soon and are not already a member, sign up now as you can start earning points on the first day of your next stay! Click here for details.

If you have any queries about this exclusive programme, please contact rewards@bdr.pphotels.com.

Guest Feedback

Towel origami was very very very good. Loved it, I wish to learn it, but could not match the timing. We were very happy to see new creative art whom we reach back in the room. Akshay INDIA

Pool bar staff very attentive and friendly. Loved dinner at Golden Lotus. H2O dinner fantastic, loved the progressive band five dancers, magician – was a highlight. Justine AUSTRALIA

Rian & Ketut from online service are very responsive and helpful. I asked for availability of Al-Quran when I was in Singapore, when I reached here, an Al-Quran was placed in my room. Excellent service. Saini SINGAPORE

We loved the activities in the pool and the music on Wednesday night with the singer on the roof of the waterfall – that was amazing and it would of been good to have him sing more than one night. Joanne AUSTRALIA

It was my first visit to Bali and I have to be honest because it’s a great island with beautiful beaches, The Hotel was really the best and the was something for everyone, a separate pool for the kids and good amusement for the adults. Must say their restaurants are super, good food and a wonderful breakfast. Hank013 NETHERLAND

First time to go to Bali and we started off with a week at Bali Dynasty. As a family of five with a age range from 1 1/2 - 11 and a adult daughter at age 19 we all had a wonderful stay. Staff was really attentive and heartfelt friendly and alert but still calm and pleasant :) Very all-including and good activities for children as well as for grownups. Especially around the pool. Nice children pool with waterslides and a shallow pool for the youngest children. Good and varied breakfast, nice buffet and genuine band playing cover songs around the tables which had a feelgood vibe and made you feel more than welcome:) We had two rooms interconnecting away from the poolside and they were very clean and spacey with balconies and good air-conditioning. No noise disturbance, neither night or day. Room service was really good and fast at all hours. The beach front was hassle-free compared to up the beach and the incense burning in the morning passing the shrines on the way to the beach was enchanting. Nice massage. Loved the pool bar. Good food in the restaurants. The whole resort was neat, exotic and at all times clean. The aussies also made a really good vibe in the resort:) Highly recommendable for families travelling with children. Thank you very much! Best regards from Norway:))) Michaelwiggin74 NORWAY

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