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

Who’s excited for February? Love is definitely in the air! We have created some extra special packages for you to celebrate with a loved one this Valentine’s Day. Indulge your taste-buds with a romantic dinner package at Café Piazza. Find out the details below!

Alternatively, be pampered together as a couple with a renewing treatment at Ashoka Spa. Our exclusive deal will have you looking good and feeling even better this Valentine’s Day. Read on for more details!

There are only a few weeks to go until our biggest annual fundraising event, the 27th Back to Bali Dynasty Party. Tickets are limited, so make sure you have secured your table to avoid missing out. Click here to book!

We hope you enjoy reading our E-newsletter. Stay updated by following our Instagram and Facebook pages. We look forward to welcoming you at the resort soon!

 

Intimate Romance Package

Are you in need of a romantic getaway? Look no further than Bali Dynasty Resort’s newest package that has been created for couples in love.

Plan your passion-filled holiday now by booking our Intimate Romance Package direct via www.bdr.pphotels.com. Be entitled to special inclusions, added-value benefits and great savings when you celebrate Valentine’s Day with us.

Relax in the privacy of a Deluxe Room with daily breakfast. This package also includes free return airport transfers, free 60-minute spa treatment at Ashoka Spa, free candle-light dinner for 2 persons, honeymoon set up and free fruit basket upon arrival.

Enjoy this exclusive 3 Days/2 Nights package starting from just USD 270 ++. For bookings or more information, please drop us an email to reservations@bdr.pphotels.com

 

Valentine’s Day Romantic Dinner

Are you planning to surprise your loved one this Valentine’s Day?

Treat that someone special in your life to a romantic candle light dinner in an intimate setting by our tropical pond. Make special memories and savour a divine three-course menu of culinary perfection served as the sun sets over the island of Bali.

Priced at just IDR 780.000 nett/ couple,this extended offer is available throughout the month of February from 6pm – 10pm daily. Booking is essential. For more information and reservation, kindly contact fbsales@bdr.pphotels.com.

 

Romantic Harmony Spa Package

Celebrate the month of love at Ashoka Spa this February. We invite you and a partner to embark on an indulging journey of personal rejuvenation with our Romantic Harmony package. Be pampered from top to toe with a series of renewing treatments that will leave you looking good and feeling even better.

This 2,5-hour experience will start with a relaxing foot bath ritual infused with tropical flowers. It will be followed by a decadent body massage to release tension, while a blissful scalp massage will then stimulate circulation and promote healthy hair growth. After a refreshing shower, enjoy a facial that will give your skin a new lease of life. Finish off with a delicious serve of slimming tea.

This special package is offered only at IDR 1.100.000 nett/couple during the entire month of February. For bookings and more information, drop us an email at spa@bdr.pphotels.com.

 

Counting Down to the Back to Bali Dynasty Party 2020

We have a few weeks left to go until our biggest annual fundraising event, the 27th Back to Bali Dynasty Party. This year’s highly-anticipated fundraising effort is scheduled to take placeon 15th February 2020 at Leederville Oval – 246 Vincent St, Leederville. Tickets are limited, so make sure you book now, since we won’t be selling at the door!

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!

 

Charity Update

Thank you for all the support and generous donations that have enabled us to establish and sponsor the Bali Dynasty Resort Care & Recovery Centre. This care facility replicates a nurturing home environment that provides the necessary assistance and resources required to keep families together before, during, and after medical treatment. With the centre now open and being operated by Solemen Indonesia, a non-profit charity foundation, Bali Dynasty Resort is focusing its efforts to cover expenses for a number of Sole Buddies who are currently in residence.


Bayu

Bayu is an eight-year-old-boy from Karangasem, Bali who suffers from cerebralpalsy and epilepsy. He has difficulties in talking and is unable to walk. Every week, Bayu must visit Sanglah Hospital to control his condition. Therefore, he requires a donation of approximately IDR 10.000.000 to cover his medical treatment and vitamins for 6 months.


Ketut

Ketut is a five-year-old-boy from Buleleng with a heart defect. He has suffered from this life-threatening condition since birth and as a result, he has malnutrition and is severely underweight for his age. Little Ketut requires a donation of approximately IDR 10.000.000 to cover his on going treatment and vitamins for 6 months.

 

Bali News

Air New Zealand To Up Bali Frequency in 2020

Air New Zealand is set to increase frequencies from their home hub Auckland International Airport to Denpasar, Bali, several weeks earlier than its original peak season plans.

The service is operated by an Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 (with three classes onboard), at peak season six days a week apart from Thursdays. This is one more day than the 2019 summer season.

The Business Premier cabin features 18 lie-flat seats in a 1-1-1 configuration, allowing maximum privacy but lacking any couple seating. Each seat has an 11-inch touch screen for entertainment, in-seat power (both outlet and USB), and noise-cancelling headphones. Business passengers can also order food through their entertainment screen outside of mealtimes.

The Premium Economy cabin has three rows of seats with 41 inches (104cm) of pitch. They are laid out in a 2-4-2 configuration. Premium economy actually has the same sized screen as Business Premier and in-seat power.

Economy is in the standard 3-3-3 layout with 31 inches of pitch. There are 263 seats in the economy cabin and it is rather unremarkable. The entertainment screen is only 9-inches wide and each seat has in-seat power.

There is also a fourth very unique seating option onboard the Boeing 787-9; the Economy Skycouch. Essentially if a passenger (say a family group) purchases three economy seats in a row on the window side, they can actually convert their entire seat selection into a couch. The sky couch seats have an additional long footrest that extends flat. (Source: www.simpleflying.com)

 

Bali Events

Mekotekan

The Mekotekan Ritual is part of the traditional Kuningan Festival that is celebrated to battle evil spirits that are said to attack Munggu Village.

Kuningan is held every six months according to the traditional Balinese calendar. It incorporates a series of rituals aimed at purifying the locals and the village. By eliminating any evil spirits, the locals are able to ensure that only good spirits remain.

One ritual involves men re-enacting the Blambangan war by walking to the temple carrying wooden sticks. They are sprinkled with holy water and proceed to position the sticks into a huge pyramid. Some men will climb the pyramid to “face-off” with each other whilst cheered on by the large crowd.

This ritual is believed to date back to the 17th century around the time of the Mengwi Kingdom. Legend has it that the Mekotekan ritual was conducted to welcome the kingdom’s soldiers back from the battlefield after fighting against soldiers from East Java’s Blambangan kingdom. On their way to the centre of the Mengwi kingdom, which was Munggu village, local residents cheered them as the winners of the war.

It was banned for a time during Dutch rule of Indonesia, around 1915, but the village resurrected this important cultural event and it remains today.Visitors are welcome to watch the ritual, though should not participate as it is considered disrespectful to the Balinese people. Source: www.balitravelhub.com

 

Cultural News

Galungan & Kuningan

Galungan enlivens the whole island of Bali. It marks the beginning of the Pawukon year.

A series of festivities, which start with the actual Galungan day, last 10 days and come to an end with the Kuningan celebration.

Galungan celebrates the creation of the universe, the victory of the good, Dharma, against the evil, Adharma. It takes place in the familial temples where, according to the Balinese, the gods come down to earth and the ancestors’ souls pay a visit to their family.

Galungan is always celebrated on a Wednesday.

Preparations actually start on the Monday as the women make various cakes that will be used as offerings. On the Tuesday, the men folk gather to kill pigs and the meat is distributed to make kebabs, blood sausages and other local dishes.
The men are also tasked to make penjor. These are finely decorated bamboo shrines with corn cobs, plaited palm leaves, yellow or white fabric and young coconut shoots, which they position on the side of the roads and in front of each house.

Festivities come to an end with Kuningan, which celebrates purification. On that same day, the ancestors’ souls are believed to leave the family temple and return back to heaven.

Find below the upcoming Galundan/ Kuningan dates in Bali:

  • 19th February2020 / 29th February 2020
  • 16th September2020 / 26th September 2020

(Source: www.balilocalguide.com).

 

Tour of the month – Secret Garden Vilage

Secret Garden Village is the complex of tourism destination at Luwus Bedugul bring the new 'Eduvacation' concept that combine education and vacation based on the idea for sharing knowledge and experience in the frame of historical line. Unveiling the secret that never been told before.

Situated on the land of approximately 35.000 square meters, its alluringly nestled at Jalan Raya Denpasar KM 36 Luwus, Tabanan. The venue is just 30 minutes from Ubud and minutes away from other leisure options and faciliities such as Bedugul Botanical Garden, and Ulun Danu Temple at Beratan Lake.

Secret Garden Village is uniquely blended to worship the amazing feature of Indonesian-Balinese heritage and the breathtaking view of Bedugul. Presents three main buildings, designed by the intertwine of traditional structure and modern geometrical shape; consist of mini beauty factory and store, fancy buffet and a la carte, BBQ specialist restaurant with rice field scenery, wedding and event spot and whole coffee processing knowledge at the other side.

Like a hidden treasure, all of these sections are connected by beautiful landscape and natural inspiring path way.

 

Dynasty Rewards

As an appreciation for your support in referring people to stay at the Bali Dynasty Resort, we have launched the Referral Programme which will allow you to collect points by referring new guests to stay at the Bali Dynasty Resort.

This programme is part of the Dynasty Rewards programme. You will earn points starting from 100 points for every booking you refer. These points will be added to your Rewards Account once your referee has checked out, which means you have the opportunity to earn points faster even when you are not in the resort but you must make sure that the person you are referring includes your Rewards Membership number when making the reservation!

Learn more about this programme by reading the FAQ here!

If your questions are not listed in the FAQ, please drop us an email to rewards@bdr.pphotels.com and we will assist you further.

Thank you for being a Dynasty Rewards member! To sign up you must have stayed before or have a reservation in the future. Click HERE to sign up!

 

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

Centrally located in the Kuta market, the resort is very kid friendly and ideal for small groups of families and friends. The rooms are neat and clean. The pool is decent, restaurants too are good. Service is excellent and cordial staff are ready to help. Outside the resort you have the famous Queens restaurant serving Indian food and a number of super markets to serve your needs. jaggu916 INDIA

Very happy with overall holiday. Very friendly and helpful staff, definitely enjoyed the cocktail by the pool. Kids had a ball, it helped having a pool behind our room, would definitely travel back to Bali Dynasty. Jason AUSTRALIA

The kids club activities so great! U can drop kids age 5 and more here with nothing to worries.. the kids club staff will caters the kids needs from keep them busy with activities, lunch, until pool time!! Lenichia INDONESIA

Awesome hotel with great rooms and restaurant. Pools and linked attractions are great fun. Enjoyed watching my daughter participate in the activities by the pool. Buffets were a highlight. Our room was perfect and all facilities works fine. Michael AUSTRALIA

 
 

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