It is always a pleasure to present the latest edition of our newsletter. This online initiative is created on a monthly basis to keep you informed about what is happening at Amadea Resort & Villas. Please read on as we bring you news about our special promotions and what is going on in the vibrant heart of Seminyak.
As we move a little closer to the end of the year Bali is currently experiencing the beginning of seasonal rains to cool things down and keep the island looking green.
In this edition we write about our Asparagus joining Sustainable Food Festival by Bali Hotels Association. If you are looking for inspiration of activity during your next Bali holiday read on about the famous whitewater rafting experience in Ubud. Last month we celebrated our temple anniversary and we love to share what it is all about.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Sustainable Food Festival at Asparagus
Bali Hotels Association (BHA) announced the launch of the first BHA Sustainable Food Festival, running from September 27th until October 16th, 2021 in 30 participating member hotels.
This festival allows participating members to showcase the innovative work they have been putting in during these times to shift to a more sustainable way of operating. While programs such as single use plastic reduction are already well established, participating member hotels are preparing both a two-course lunch menu and and a three-course dinner menu.
To be featured, menus must adhere to the following key sustainability criteria:
Ingredients used must be 100% sourced from Indonesia
Encourage a minimum of 75% organically grown items
Respect fair trade principles
All seafood produces to be certified sustainable and poultry to be free range
As part of BHA active members Amadea is excited to join as one of the hotel participant of this festival at our street front Asparagus Resto & Bar. The kitchen team has prepares two and three course menu following the sustainable principle by the festival committee. Price starts from Rp 100,000 for a two course menu and available daily for dinner during the festival.
“It is truly rewarding experience for me to prepare such menus that follows certain guidelines. This sustainable practice reminds me back then into my childhood in my home village thirty years plus ago where all ingredients are taken from our own garden and produce so little waste. My team and I are proud to be part of this festival and love to see that Bali is moving into sustainable tourism”, says Chef Mudiarsa, the head of Asparagus kitchen team.
More info about the festival please visit this link
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Bali White Water Rafting
There is nothing more exhilarating than exploring the natural beauty of Bali with a whitewater rafting excursion. A number of reputable operators are available to conduct guided tours along some of the island’s most breathtaking stretches of river. It is an opportunity to escape the hectic pace of mainstream tourism and experience a side of Bali that remains untouched by the hands of time. A rafting adventure is a combination of challenging rapids and gentle paddling along a river edged by tropical terrain. All tours include transportation, international standard rafting equipment and lunch upon completion. Alternatively to create a holiday itinerary prior to arriving in Bali.
Amadea's Temple Anniversary
Temple anniversary or in Bali knows as “Odalan” is an important Hindu ritual conducted by the Balinese people to ensure spiritual harmony. In Bali there are over 4,500 temples where ceremonies take place almost every day of the year. Temple festivals are held on the anniversary of when the temple was consecrated and usually on a new or full moon.
Amadea Resort & Villas celebrates the anniversary of its temple every year with an elaborate purification ceremony to reinforce the connection between the physical and unseen worlds. This year it was on 21st September 2021, which is an auspicious date on the Balinese religious calendar that coincides with the full moon. The ceremony involved colorful offerings and a ritual blessing by a local high caste priest. In-house guests were also invited to come to observe the proceedings and join the Amadea team as they pray for peace and prosperity.
Komang Sumiarsa, the Chief Security at Amadea who is also the coordinator of the temple anniversary said, “This year Odalan is held in a modest mood amidst Covid-19 pandemic. As regulated by local government temple ceremony can be attended by maximum 25 people at once. We do hope that everything will get better soon and Balinese can live again in peace and harmony as we always had for many many years”.
The essence of Balinese Hinduism is all about maintaining a harmonious existence. This concept is supported by a lifestyle philosophy known as Tri Hita Karana that embodies the balance between man, his environment and God Almighty. Religion greatly influences the everyday lives of most Balinese. Here, ancestors are defied, as are the fundamental forces of nature. Beneath the surface of modernization, it is Bali’s rich culture and timeless traditions that make the island such a unique destination.
What the Guests Said
1. Mr. A (Singapore) : Very polite and courtesy. can even greet us from very far, he can
remember our name clearly & offering to show us around if we interested.
2. Ms. B (Australia) : Excellent standard maintained, only your staff is even better,
I will always recommend this place for its fantastic service.
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4. Mr. D (Indonesia) : Overall is great, keep up the excellent work, the hotel staffs are
polite & helpful, a great asset to your crew.
5. Ms. E (New Zealand) : the service and friendly staff made my visit to Bali staying in
your hotel very memorable and i will remember this a long time. This visit was to attend
our daughter wedding and you helped make us very happy.