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July 2017

Welcome to the July Edition of Bali Dynasty Resort’s e-newsletter.

August will be full of events in Bali, so we suggest you pack your bags and get to Bali soon. Alternatively, if you are planning a holiday a bit later this year, make sure that you book early while our Early Bird Offer is still in place. We are excited to tell you about the newly completed upgrades to our popular teens’ facility – The Den Teens Club as well as the new promotion at Golden Lotus. For those who have been soaking themselves in Bali’s fantastic sun while escaping the cold winter, there’s the After Sun Treatment at Ashoka Spa, which everyone should try.

Allow us and Solemen Indonesia to extend our great appreciation to all of you who continuously support our charity effort, which has recently enabled us to build the toilets and shower blocks for the impoverished community in North Bali.

All in all, we hope you will enjoy reading the newsletter. We look forward to welcoming you at the Resort.

Have you booked your next stay?

Last month we launched our Early Bird Offer, which allows our guests to enjoy a great saving on selected room types when they book early enough.

This promo applies for any bookings received at least 90 days prior to arrivals, for travel period up to 31 March 2018, excluding 26 December 2017 – 3 January 2018.

In case you haven’t yet booked your stay, please ensure that you make your booking soon as rooms are selling quickly. Book through our website www.bdr.pphotels.com and enter EARLYBIRD on the promo code, or simply send us an email to reservations@bdr.pphotels.com

In addition to the discount, you can also enjoy free return airport transfer when you book direct to us for a minimum 3 nights’ stay. Looking for more benefits? Book for 6 nights and get the Bali Value Booklet which will give you access to numerous discounts and freebies at the Resort.

All the New Things at The Den Teens Club

The Den Teens Club has been fully renovated as a part of the Bali Dynasty Resort’s upgrades that are taking place this year.

The new renovation included the repainting The Den’s wall with graffiti decoration, which gave the facility a fresher look and a more teen-like ambiance. The games room has been equipped with the latest games and devices, while keeping the pool table, air hockey and table tennis, and adding a new dart board. A big TV and a complete home theatre facility has been installed, providing teens with more options for entertainment.

The upgrade on The Den Teens Club ensures that teens will have fun in the Resort, while the parents enjoy a relaxing break lounging beside the pool enjoying Bali’s warm sun and refreshing drinks served during the Happy Hours.

After Sun Care Treatment at Ashoka Spa

Looking for a soothing treatment after sunbathing? Then you should try Ashoka’s After Sun Care.

Dedicated to cooling and soothing your skin after tanning, the treatment continually becomes ever more popular with our guests. The pampering begins with foot bath ritual, followed by your choice of cucumber or carrot body wrap, before a relaxing body massage. This 90-minute rejuvenating treatment will leave your skin feeling refreshed, cool and revitalised.

Enjoy this treatment at only IDR 525,000 nett for 90 minutes. Get 20% off if you come between 6pm and 9pm.

Thai and Chinese Flavours at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant

Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant at the Bali Dynasty Resort now offers Thai Chi Chicken as its quarterly promotion until 30th of September 2017.

Offered at only IDR 218,888 nett per portion, guests will enjoy a succulent whole chicken fried to crispy perfection with the house’s flavoursome Thai and Chinese sauces on one plate, complemented by steamed rice serving up to four people making it great value for money.

Golden Lotus is well known for serving generous portions of delicious Szechuan and Cantonese dishes with no added MSG, perfect for meal sharing with families and friends. For Reservations please call (+62 361) 752403 Ext. 8502 or email fbsec@bdr.pphotels.com.

Charity Update

Solemen and Bali Dynasty Resort have completed the project to install four community toilets and shower blocks for seven families in Desa Patas, Gerokgak, North Bali. Previously, the families used the beach and sea as a toilet.

This project has improved the safety, sanitation and quality of life for 26 people including three elderly people, one disabled adult and seven children. It is in line with our commitment to give back to the community, especially to the unfortunate/disadvantaged people who do not benefit from the island’s flourishing tourism sector.

The project was funded by Bali Dynasty Resort’s guests who continue to be very supportive to the Resort’s charity programme by eagerly donating through various fundraising efforts such as poolside games, donation boxes and purchasing the merchandise, as well as the voluntary $2 donation when checking out.

You can also help us to help the disadvantaged by joining our twice-weekly Quiz Night every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub, where we raise money to help the people with a one-off donation for much needed items such as wheelchairs, prosthetic legs etc.

We are now looking to fund a transit house near the hospital for the disadvantaged and their families who travel all the way from remote areas of Bali using the Solemen Car. This will be a fantastic help as they will have a comfortable place to stay at no cost and can therefore focus on their treatment.

Bali News

Jet to perform at Soundrenaline 2017 in Bali

Australian rock band Jet is set to perform at the annual music festival Soundrenaline 2017 in Bali. The festival will take place at Garuda Wisnu Kencana on 9 and 10 September 2017.

Popular throughout the mid-2000s, the band broke up on March 26, 2012, but announced their reunion in 2016 before performing as the opening act for the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Summer '17 tour, playing on five stages across Australia and New Zealand.

Tickets to the festival are Rp 200,000 for a one-day pass and Rp 250,000 for a two-day pass.

Indonesian artists scheduled to perform this year include Kelompok Penerbang Roket, Sheila on 7, Payung Teduh, Tulus and Elephant Kind. (The Jakarta Post)


Bali Welcomed International Figures and Top Celebrities

Bali continues to become the centre of attention with the arrival of prominent international figures as well as top celebrities who choose to enjoy a little paradise on Earth on the island of Bali this year.

In March, Bali welcomed King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and his family plus an entourage of thousands for a vacation in Nusa Dua. The King was so much impressed with the beauty of the island that he decided to extend his holiday for a few extra days.

The former US President Barack Obama and family spent their five-day vacation exploring some of Bali’s most famous places including Ubud, Tanah Lot, Jatiluwih, The Mother Temple Besakih, Nusa Dua and Pandawa Beach. Shortly after this, the current Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, also came to Bali and decided to stay in Nusa Dua.

Bali’s romantic scene was explored by the reigning Miss Universe Philippines 2017, Rachel Peters. Bali’s best white sandy beaches captured the eye of the Filipino beauty queen who posted the pictures on her social media. American singer-songwriter John Legend also appeared to have enjoyed a pleasant break in Bali with his wife Chrissy Teigen and baby Luna in the midst of his ‘Darkness and Light’ world tour. The couple posted a picture of themselves wearing the traditional grand Balinese attire, of which has gone viral.

The visits of these prominent figures have further highlighted Bali as one of the best tourism destinations in the world, following its Number One ranking in 2016 by TripAdvisor.


Australians are Opting to Stay in Downtown Kuta

In 2016, Seminyak was consistently the most popular destination for travellers continuing this year up until June.

However, according to searches made for June, July and August this year, Aussie travellers are making a shift to Kuta, now making the less expensive destination the most popular destination in Bali.

In addition, search trends show that users on Trivago, are increasingly searching the generic “Bali” term, rather than directly searching for the area they want to stay in, which had been the usual case. (Travelweekly.com.au)

Bali Events

Ubud Village Jazz Festival – 11 & 12 Aug 2017

The Ubud Village Jazz Festival returns mid-August this year, once again bringing together a lineup of various Jazz artists from Indonesia and all over the globe. Amongst the notable artists slated to perform this year include the East West European Jazz Ensemble featuring Gregory Gaynair from Germany, Peter Bernstein from the USA, Piotr Orzechowski from Poland, Youn Woo Park Trio from South Korea, and a big lineup of Indonesian performers such as The Daunas, Arman & Penina, Bali Gypsy Fire and Mia Samira.The festival will once again take place on an open stage at the ARMA Museum in Ubud.

For ticket inquiries and info, click here!


Jazz Market by the Sea – 18 & 20 August 2017

Celebrating its 7th year in 2017, the Jazz Market by the Sea will once again bring together thousands of locals and visitors into one place where they can sit and relax as they listen to the best jazz, soul, blues and reggae music in Indonesia. The event will be held for three days at Taman Bhagawan with ticket price starts from IDR 100,000 per day.


Sanur Village Festival – 9 until 13 August 2017

Marking its 12th annual festivity this year, The Sanur Village Festival attracts large numbers of international visitors. This year event will present an awakening festival by realising, kindling and sharing the nation unity spirit with Bhinneka Tunggal Ika or Unity in Diversity values, which becomes the Festival’s main theme. There will be a Sanur Creative Expo, Agro tourism Expo, music performances and art, and a highly anticipated cultural street parade. There will also be a culinary festival featuring heritage cuisine, as well as fruit and ice carving.


Maybank Bali Marathon – 27 August 2017

The 6th Maybank Bali Marathon 2017 will be held on Sunday, 27th August in Gianyar. There are four categories in the competition: full marathon, half-marathon, 10 km and Children’s sprint. It is expected there will be around 5,000 athletes who will take part in the competition. Maybank has also announced its intention to increase the number of awards to top finishers in the national category in the hope of attracting more participants from Indonesia.

Cultural News

Independence Day

This year marks Indonesia's 72nd year of independence. The day is celebrated on the 17th of August, when red-and-white flags adorn the street sides and flag raising ceremonies take place at the government offices and many public institutions.

During the week of Independence Day celebration, expect to see red and white decorations adorning all parts of the cities, from front of houses and offices to malls, hotels, restaurants and more. Some communities also hold sack-run races and other revelries in the spirit of patriotism.

At the Bali Dynasty Resort, we will perform the flag hoisting ceremony with the staff on 17th August, followed fun game competitions as well as several charity events throughout the month.

Tour of the Month

One of Bali’s best tour operators, Bali Adventure Tours, has recently launched its latest tourism activity called Jungle Buggy. Set in Tatag Village which is only 3 km from the company’s world-popular Elephant Safari Park & Lodge at Taro, the activity offers an exciting and intense driving experience through Bali’s tropical forest, giving you a whole new dimension of Bali adventure that should be included in your holiday plan.

The Jungle Buggy uses high-end buggies made by Polaris, which is known as the world renowned leader in off-road innovation. Guests can choose to ride on the single seated buggy or share the double seated buggy with a friend. Those who are not confident to drive a buggy can take the Tandem Buggy, where you will ride the double seated buggy with a professional buggy driver so that you can just sit, relax and enjoy the thrills. The trip is very comfortable as both models are built for intense work on and off the beaten track while providing a smooth ride. Both models also boast certified roll cages, three point seatbelts, and safety nets to help ensure safety during the exhilarating jungle drive.

The track, which has been meticulously designed by Nigel Mason, the company’s founder, spans 4.5 km in one lap across the dirt and gravel track through Bali’s tropical forest. One Jungle Buggy trip consists of a minimum 2 laps and will begin and finish at the new Koko Bambu Restaurant. After the trip, guests will be treated to a delicious set menu lunch overlooking Bali’s dense tropical woods, which can be enjoyed from the dining table or from the infinity pool. Once you’re done, head over to visit the new Mason Gourmet Chocolate Factory & Showroom where you can learn the science between each chocolate variation and indulge in chocolate tasting as well as chocolate cocktails.

Another piece of exciting news is that guests can combine this Jungle Buggy tour with other popular activities offered by Bali Adventure Tours, such as white water rafting, the elephant safari ride, bicycling, and more, thanks to the various locations, which are close to one another.

Speak to our Tour & Information Centre about this new exciting tour and arrange your trip. We offer a special discount up to 15% off, so why wait?

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

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Guest Feedback

We had fantastic time at the Dynasty with our 2 young children (6&3). The pool areas were fantastic, kids club was great and the choice and quality of food was of a high standard. The overall hotel was very clean and kept to a very high standard. Staff friendly and happy. Location was great, close to restaurants, shops etc. Highly recommended for a family holiday. Emma Mccabe AUS

The service at the Golden Lotus was amazing 10 out of 4. Other were great too but the other venue have different styles to the Lotus. Food was generally great – some dishes better than others – as you would expect. Mal & Nicole Harwood AUS

Thank you so much for making our daughter Tilly’s 18th Birthday so special – the towel cake, rose petals, cars, cake etc was so beautiful and greatly appreciated. Fiona Smith AUS

The staff at H2O always go above and beyond with friendliness. From the trainees to the staff that have been here for years. Their ability to remember us is amazing. They make our holiday unbelievable. Penny Scafidi AUS

We would like to thank you for everything. We have never been overseas before and this stay was amazing. Happy and friendly staff make everything wonderful. Tiffany Wilks AUS

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