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

Who else is hoping for a bit of November rain? The weather has been incredibly hot over the past few weeks, so a rain shower or two would bring some welcome relief and keep the island looking green.

The excitement is building for this year’s Melbourne Cup. As one of the most highly-anticipated days on Australia’s sporting calendar, this event will be a fun time to gather with fellow horse racing enthusiasts and place a bet or two. Make sure you’ve secured a table, because this is one event you definitely won’t want to miss! Find out what we have going on at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub below.

We are happy to announce that we have been voted No.1 in the 2019 Holiday with Kids’ Readers’ Choice Awards - Top 10 Best Family Resorts for Indonesia in the 4-Star category. We were also acknowledged in the 2019 Out and About with Kids’ Readers’ Choice Awards for the Best International Hotels & Resorts for Families category. Check out the details below!

We hope that you’re all set for the delightful dining experiences we have in store for the upcoming Festive Season. Please hurry, because tables are limited. For bookings, click here!

Read on for more news about what is happening in and around the resort. Don’t’ forget to stay updated by following us on Instagram and Facebook! See you at the resort!

 

Bali Dynasty Resort Ranks No. 1 on the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

We are proud to announce that the Bali Dynasty Resort has been voted No. 1 by Out & About with Kids’ in their annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the Best International Hotels & Resort for Families category. In addition, we also secured top place in the 2019 Holidays With Kids Readers’ Choice Awards in the Top 10 Best Family Resorts for Indonesia 4-Stars category. Both accolades further reinforce our popularity as a quality destination for families and leisure travellers.

These awards are organized annually by Out & About with Kids and Holiday with Kids, which are the popular Australian family holiday magazines with very strong online following. Award nominees and subsequent winners are garnered from a survey based on guests’ 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 relocation of Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub to a new-look venue on the street, the establishment of an exclusive Premier Lounge catering to late departure guests, and the launch of our brand-new Family Lagoon Pool Access Rooms with a direct access to a 109m lagoon pool. 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.

Both achievements stand to emphasize Bali Dynasty Resort’s status as a consistent and quality option in the family travel market. In past years, the resort has received numerous awards and accolades including recognition in the TripAdvisor Top 25 Best Hotels for Families in Asia and Indonesia survey.

 

Melbourne Cup at Gracie Kelly’s

We’re ready for the Melbourne Cup, are you?

Place your bets as we gear up for the world’s most thrilling horse race on Tuesday, 5th November 2019. Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub will be showing all the action of this year’s Melbourne Cup live on the big screen.

Enjoy special beverage promotions including 10% off for Moscato Dragonfly wine by the glass, buy 1 get 1 free on Guinness beer by the bottle, buy 3 get 1 for Prost beer, buy 3 Smirnoff Ice and get 1 free Captain Morgan Cola and 25% off for selected frozen cocktails. When purchasing food, you will also be entitled to 15% discount on our famous Guinness pie or Aussie meat pie, all burgers, fish & chips, Pub Bangers ‘N’ Mash, and more filling meals.

Dress up for the occasion and make a real fashion statement as there are great prizes to be won in our 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 to provide essential care for those less fortunate.

We promise that our Melbourne Cup celebration will be a great day out for all at Gracie Kelly’s! Be sure to arrive early to get the best spot. First come, first served! Please contact fbsec@bdr.pphotels.com for further information.

 

Book Early to Celebrate Christmas at the Bali Dynasty Resort

Have you secured your table for an unforgettable Christmas celebration?

Hurry up, December is just around the corner! We have prepared an array of special festivities to enhance your year-end Bali holiday.

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
Date: 24 December 2019
Venue: H2O restaurant
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Price adult: IDR 425,000 nett per person
Price children: IDR 210,000 nett per child
Food: Buffet Style
Beverage:  Free flow soft drinks and juices
Entertainment: Keyboard & singer


Christmas Day Buffet Lunch
Date: 25 December 2019
Venue: H2O & Sen5es restaurant
Time: 12pm – 2.30pm
Price adult: IDR 525,000 nett per person
Price children: IDR 265,000 nett per child
Food: Buffet Style
Beverage: Free flow soft drinks, 1X Bucks Fizz for adults, & 1X Angel’s Delight for children
Entertainment: Keyboard & singer, Christmas Carols


Christmas Day Buffet Dinner
Date:  25 December 2019
Venue: H2O restaurant
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Price adult : IDR 425,000 nett per person
Price children: IDR 210,000 nett per child
Food: Buffet Style
Beverage: Free flow soft drinks or juices
Entertainment: Hendra solo guitarist


Bookings are still open, kindly click here! We look forward to celebrating Christmas with you!

 

Bali Wedding With An Irish Touch

Situated in the heart of South Kuta, our resort offers a wide range of facilities to make your wedding a precious occasion to cherish for an eternity. We present a choice of distinctive options, from a stunning outdoor celebration in a lush tropical garden to a breath-taking wedding by the beach.

Your dream wedding also can be a small and intimate ceremony held on the gorgeous roof top of Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub under the romantic sunset sky. This smart venue is the perfect alternative if you prefer a formal wedding that is totally private. We’ll also take care of all the legal arrangements to ensure that your wedding day is entirely worry-free.

Our banquet team will create a fine feast for your guests. Select your own canapés, set menu or buffet style fare from a flavourful Irish menu, with options for free flow beverages. Be entertained by a colourful Balinese legong dance and music by our captivating Irish Band. All that’s left is for you and your wedding guests is to dance the night away! For more information, please drop us a message to events@bdr.pphotels.com.

 

Charity Updates

With the support from our loyal guests and their generous donations, Bali Dynasty Resort has been able 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. 

Yudi and Hendra

Yudi is a brave 10-year-old boy from Karangasem who suffers from Epidermolysis Bulosa. He has two brothers also diagnosed with this same condition, one who sadly passed away 18 months ago. Now, Yudi and his remaining brother, Hendra, who is only 10 months old, must attend monthly check-ups at Sanglah Hospital. At the moment, Yudi is hospitalized due to low haemoglobin levels. Yudi and Hendra need a monthly donation to cover their medication and medical check-ups. Solemen requires IDR 1.75 million per month for their ongoing treatment and medication.


Ketut Widiasa

Ketut Widiasa is a courageous 5-year-oldboy from Buleleng, who is suffering from a heart condition and only just had his first health assessment last week. He is an adorable young boy who loves to hug a lot. As he is severely underweight for his age, he needs nutritious food and vitamins. Doctors also suspect that he has a leak in his heart and this is a contributing factor to his abnormal heart rate. Ketut’s body is currently very weak and to help him regain some strength, he also needs ongoing therapy. Solemen requires IDR 1,75 million per month to cover his treatment and vitamins.

Help us reach even more individuals in need by participating in our twice-a-week Quiz Night every Tuesday at 7.30pm and Thursday at 8.45pm in the newly relocated Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub. We regularly raise funds through bingo games, village walks and by selling cute SoleTeddy bears. There is also our 2-dollar upon check-out program or the option to drop your spare coins in the charity boxes placed all around the resort. Every little bit counts! Visit here for more details.

 

Bali News

Vietnam Airlines to Open New Bali & Phuket Routes

Starting from 27th October 2019, two of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations will benefit from increased flight connectivity to Vietnam, courtesy of the nation’s flag carrier. Vietnam Airlines will launch direct flights connecting Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) with Bali, Indonesia, and Phuket, Thailand.

“Apart from offering new, exciting non-stop services, these routes also facilitate international travellers from Europe, Japan, South Korea and many other parts of the world to easily access famous destinations like Bali and Phuket via Vietnam Airlines’ connecting flights,” said Le Hong Ha, who is the Executive Vice President of Vietnam Airlines.

As part of the new schedule, Bali will welcome five flights per week, departing from Saigon at 11.10 am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The return flight from Bali will depart at 4.50 pm. Depending on the success of this route, Vietnam Airlines intends to extend the frequency to a daily schedule by the end of March 2020.

The new flights to Phuket are the airline’s third route into the Land of Smiles. Departing from Saigon at 3.50 pm every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, the return flight from Phuket will depart at 6.40 pm local time. Like the Bali route, Vietnam Airlines intends to extend the frequency of the Phuket route to a daily service by the end of March 2020. Both of the new routes will be serviced by Airbus A321 aircraft.

Vietnam Airlines has been running daily flights between Saigon and Jakarta since December 2012. As part of the new flight schedules, the airline confirmed it will also resume its Danang – Bangkok service on 27 October 2019, departing daily from Danang at 3.20 pm and from Bangkok at 6.00 pm. (Source: www.panorama-destination.com).

 

Bali Events

Legian Beach Festival 2019

More than just sand and sun, Legian sits perfectly amid Kuta and Seminyak and offers an irreplaceable taste of paradise. From inspiring arts and crafts, dining experiences, to catching the waves, Legian is known as one of Bali’s liveliest and most vibrant areas. As the name ‘Legian’ means ‘sweet’ in Balinese, Legian Beach Festival promises a lasting sweet memory for its visitors. It’s an outdoor day and night mega festival, set along 700 meters of Legian beachfront. As Legian’s most anticipated festival, the event will offer visitors whole new experience with fun activities and competitions along with a beachfront bazaar and food stalls. This year, Legian Beach Festival will be held on the 8th to 12th November 2019. For more information visit: agendakota.id


Herbalife Bali International Triathlon

The 12th annual Bali International Triathlon returns to the Island of the Gods this November 10th, 2019 with Herbalife back as the Title Sponsor. Bali’s renowned triathlon joins the agenda of Sanur Village Festival, showcasing Bali’s Spirit of Heritage with a variety of cultural and athletic events. The event gets larger every year, so those wanting to participate are advised to register early to avoid disappointment. This triathlon is one of the highlights on Bali’s sporting calendar and athletes will travel through some of the less populated areas in Bali.

Generally, the swim portion of the race begins at sunrise followed by the bike sprint and a road race through the streets of Bali’s sleepy villages. There are categories for both men and women, individual and team relay races. There is an Olympic Distance Event which consists of a 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride and a 10km run; a Sprint Distance Event which consists of a 500m swim, 20km bike ride and a 5km run; and there is also a 5km fun run to keep you fit and healthy whilst at the same time you get to have a relaxing holiday.

The age categories are divided by gender and age and are set apart by five-year age bands, from 16-year-olds up to 60yrs+. For age-group qualification, all 16 and 24-year-olds will be grouped as one Under 24 age category. Wearing earphones during the race is not allowed. Each swimmer must wear the swim cap provided by the race production team. All athletes must wear a T-shirt or other covering on their upper body during the run and bike portions of the event. Spectators are welcome to come and watch the events and will be guided to appropriate viewing spots by the marshals on site. For more information visit: www.balitravelhub.com

 

Cultural Calendar

Cultural Calendar

Tumpek Wayang

Tumpek Wayang is a traditional Balinese holiday and sacred festival of Hindus on the island which is celebrated every 6 months. This festival brings together talented puppeteers who perform purification rites (ruwatan) to cleanse their bodies both physically and mentally. Another reason why Tumpek Wayang is important for the locals is that it represents various transitions on the traditional calendar, and is a connection between the following days: Saniscara, Kajeng, Kilown and Wayang. As a transitional point, this holiday plays a sacred role for locals. Another key aspect of these celebrations that make the day so special is that devout Balinese celebrate the day as one that marks the birth of the Lord Kala. Local mythology hints that the birth of Kala may have been the result of unplanned intercourse between Shiva god and Uma goddess, although it is important to note that there are several variations to this mythology. These variations, however, all point to the coming together of Shiva and Uma, which is why each celebration involves purification rites followed by the signature puppet show. This show is staged at the different temples, and is titled ‘Sapuh Leger’.Whenever you are in Bali during Tumpek Wayang, look out for the puppet shows staged at different locations. Interact with the locals to learn a thing or two about their culture. This year, Tumpek Wayang will be held on the 16th of November 2019. For more information visit: www.balitravelhub.com.

 

Employees of The Month

Every month we hold a staff gathering, where we celebrate our staff birthdays, present an update on what’s going on to all our team members as well as recognize those members of staff who have excelled. In October these staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.

I Kadek Mayura Suthawijaya – Employee of the Month/ Front of the House

I Kadek Mayura Suthawijaya, or Mayura as his friends call him, has been appointed as our Employee of the Month ‘Front of the House’. Mayura has been working for the Bali Dynasty Resort for 5 years. Mayura started his career in 2014 as a pool attendant and 3 years later being promoted as a Kids Club attendant in the Recreation Department. He is known amongst his colleagues as a very friendly and pro-active person. Congratulations!


I Nyoman Prathama Aditya – Employee of the Month/ Heart of the House

I Nyoman Prathama Aditya, or Komang Aditya as he is known to his friends, has been appointed as our Employee of the Month ‘Heart of the House’. Komang, a father of 3, has been working for the Bali Dynasty Resort since 2013 as a Cost Control in the Accounting & Finance Department. Congratulations!


Erasti Kastaeni – Supervisor of the Quarter III (July – September)

Erasti Kastaeni or Era, won the title Supervisor of The Quarter III (July – September). Era, a mother of 2, has been working for 29 years at the Bali Dynasty Resort. Era started her career as a room attendant, before being promoted as a Housekeeping Supervisor in the Housekeeping Department. Well done Era, congratulations!

 

 

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

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

Our room attendant was very good, greeting us the morning and the surprise for my wife’s birthday cake on the bed and returning to the room looked excellent. Ashvin UK

The nanny I hired was perfect. My daughter had no problem going with her from the second they met. I would recommend her to everyone. Perfect for families, couples, everyone. The only suggestion would be that there need to be a shade over the playground. Jenna AUSTRALIA

Our recent stay at the Bali Dynasty was great fun. I have 3 kids aged 14, 12, and 6 and we all had a fun and relaxing holiday. It's not a long drive from the airport which is so nice when you want to get there quick and start your holiday without too much travel. We've stayed at the Dynasty twice, 11 years apart, and it's great to see how they have updated and maintained the property. Management and staff clearly work hard to keep the resort clean, safe, and fun. Also a great location with lots of restaurants and shops a quick walk away. Staff are lovely to interact with. Always friendly, always smiling. kdedsall THAILAND

All of the staff by the kids pool were amazing. They remembered my children’s name and laughed and joked with the all day long. It made the experience very special for them. Zakary AUSTRALIA

Always good at the Dynasty, we have stayed there many times and everything is always good. I book over the internet and always get a prompt response. The breakfast is good catering for many tastes. Airport pick up and drop off are always on time. brianwpa2019 INDONESIA

You are best place to stay. Absolutely amazing. Everyone we met and dealt with did amazing job. Amazing place would recommend to all. We will be back. Russell NEW ZEALAND

 
 

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