Welcome to this edition of our monthly newsletter. We are back with all the latest happenings, events and special promotions direct from Amadea Resort & Villas in the vibrant lifestyle district of Seminyak.
The month of October is expected to bring lots of excitement to the island with a number of international events scheduled to take place including the Ubud Readers & Writers Festival. This annual literary event has truly put Bali on the map and is always attended by notable authors and book lovers from around the world.
In this edition we share details about Keeping Bali’s Beach Clean. Romantic Escape Package is still available for stay 3 nights in the vibrant heart of Seminyak as well as many great benefits. We recommend to Explore Bali By Bike to get close to nature. Lastly there’s news about CSR program ‘red bag’ delivered to Yayasan Senyum Bali.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
BREAKING NEWS FROM BALI
We received latest news release from Bali Hotels Association. Here they are:
Stay calm, enjoy Bali and all it has to offer!
Dear Visitor to Bali, Travel Industry Partners and Members,
In regards to media coverage related with possible changes in the new/revised Criminal Code (KUHP) in Indonesia, The Bali Government office has issued a statement ( see attached) containing 3 points to be shared for immediate release; please find hereafter its translation:
1. The recommendation of the full regulations, including what is commonly mentioned as the "Adultery Act" is still a recommendation and has not yet formally issued and cannot be enforced.
2. Based on various feedback, the President of The Republic of Indonesia and the Indonesian Parliament have agreed to indefinitely postpone the passing of the bill with those new regulations.
3. Bali Government office encourages all parties involved in tourism (i.e., persons visiting or planning to visit, as well as industry stakeholders) to stay calm and continue their activities (or planned activities) as usual.
Bali Hotels Association is monitoring the issue and will update its members and partners if there is any further information in regards to this matter.
attached: Vice Governor's Office issues Bali Government official statement in Indonesian and English
On September 21st, 2019 a team of Amadea employees proudly joined forces with other hotels in the immediate area to participate in the International Coastal Cleanup 2019. This initiative was organized by Bali Hotels Association whereby volunteers worked hard to clear plastic debris from several beaches and rivers. More than a thousand kilograms of plastic rubbish was collected in an effort to help protect Bali’s coastal strip and waterways.
Amadea has always been committed to eco-friendly practices in every aspect of its operation. For the past two consecutive years the resort has received ‘accessed’ status from EarthCheck.org. This certification, based on a science-based approach, has helped Amadea increase efficiency, maximize guest experience and minimize its environmental and social footprint.
It is never too late to start making changes to preserve the planet for future generations.
Savor a romantic escape like no other. Romantic Hideaway Combination package enable you to enjoy the vibrant life of Seminyak with its famous eat street and the tranquil white sandy beach at our sister property, the Menjangan Dynasty Resort in the Northwest Bali near to West Bali National Park for glamorous camping in a luxury African safari like tented camp.
This 6 days 5 nights package includes 3 night stay at Amadea and 2 nights at Menjangan Dynasty Resort with breakfast, daily afternoon tea, dinner, complimentary massage sampler and complimentary transfer between two resort.
Deluxe Package start from USD 739++, while Deluxe Pool Package start from USD 777++ per package.
On September 3, 2019, the Amadea Resort & Villas team visited an elementary school in the village of Angseri in Tabanan Regency. Fifty two young girls and boys of Sekolah Dasar Negeri 3 Angseri wi enthusiastically participated in games, quizzes, singing while learning how to manage their waste wisely for a better living environment for their own future.
"By using active learning method through a number of games, we hope that waste management materials will be managed wisely, mostly plastic waste can be facilitated more easily by children. These are our future. If they can get used to managing waste properly from an early age, we have to think about this waste pollution, "said Gusti Ngurah Indra Saputra, Amadea Resort & Villas Human Resources Coordinator and GAKK Coordinator. In addition to gaining new knowledge the students were also given prizes in the form of shopping bags and the teachers got grocery bags which were the result of recycling from used bed linen which was the result of collaboration with Tri Upcycle.
This education program will continue on a regular basis with a target of 1000 kids participated in the program by October 2020.
A corporate Social Responsibility program that focuses on giving back to the local community - Amadea cares was launched on 14th February 2012. Funding to this worthy cause is set aside from the resort’s CSR fund and staff members will contribute directly from their respective salaries. Each in-house guest will also be invited to participate by donating just Rp.5.000 during their stay, which is less than the price of a single drink. All funds raised through Amadea Cares will be distributed to a number of carefully selected organizations requiring support.
The first recipient of a donation from Amadea Cares will be Yayasan Senyum Bali also known as the Bali Smile Foundation. This non-profit charity organization was established in 2005 by Mary Northmore, a Bali resident originally from the UK. It is an independent foundation that brings essential healthcare to local people with severe craniofacial disabilities.
How can you support?
Other than donating Rp 5,000 on check out, you can also participate in our Red Bag Program. You might like to donate goods (new or unused) such as clothing, shoes, accessories, linen, books, household goods etc to be sold at SMILE SHOPS where the proceed will be used to help running the foundation. Contact our Guest Service Assistant who will be very pleased to provide you our Red Bag and will pass all goods you donate to Yayasan Senyum Bali on your behalf. On 18th September 2019 Amadea delivered 6 red bags to Yayasan Senyum Bali.
Bali's Cultural Calendar
Bali’s important day coming up on Bali’s religious calendar is Tumpek Kandang on 12th October 2019. The occasion is dedicated to animals, particularly pigs, cows and livestock that are an essential source of income. Balinese farmers will carefully wash their most prized animals and conduct a small ceremony that entails a ritual blessing and specially prepared foods. This is performed with belief that prayers and offerings will result in good health and productive breeding habits.
Explore Bali by Bike
Discover the beauty of Bali and its unique cultural traditions up close and personal with a guided cycling excursion that ventures into the very heart of the island. Amadea works closely with two experienced operators that carry out daily trips in inspiring locations.
Mason Adventures was the adventure company of its kind in Bali and has a proven safety record. It offers travellers the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of mainstream tourism and experience the cooler climate of Bali’s hill region. Each trip uses brand new mountain bikes and supporting safety equipment. Riders follow a downhill trail that passes through sleepy villages and back roads. It is a fascinating insight into daily life in rural Bali.
Mason Adventures also conducts a cycling tour that is suitable for healthy guests of all ages. It begins from a mountain starting point and winds its way down through 26 km of lush valleys and village hamlets, pasing Hindu temples and lush rice terraces. Expert guides will explain the history of the land, culture and its people at scenic spots along the way. In addition, Mason Adventures Tours offer extra value packages combining cycling with a rafting expedition or elephant safari ride.
All cycling excursions are inclusive of return transfers, complimentary mineral water, a cold towel and a delicious buffet luncheon upon completion. Please contact our Guest Service Assistance to make the necessary booking arrangements for a fun cycling experience with your preferred operator.
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.
3. Mr. C (France) : Very good service, clean, and love towel decoration with
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.