What a pleasure it is to present the latest edition of our online newsletter. Read on to find out what is happening at Amadea Resort & Villas in the upbeat lifestyle district of Seminyak - Bali.
It has been a great start to the year and the seasonal rains have finally arrived to help refresh the island and keep things looking green. Now that the holiday crowds have eased, February is a great time to visit Bali especially with two major celebrations coming up on the calendar. Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend this year so there is really no excuse not to indulge.
In this edition we share about the things to do when you are in Bali for romance. For a great day out that the whole family will enjoy at Waterbom Park Kuta. Bali’s cultural calendar coming up this month are Galungan and Guningan day, and for all yoga lovers would love to read about our complimentary Yoga class. Lastly, Amadea cares sponsored medical operation to a little girl 3 month old from Buleleng Regency
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Bali For Romance
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there is simply no limit to the things that couples can do together to celebrate their love whilst on the island of Bali. We have compiled a list of romantic pastimes to share and make this special day even more memorable.
• A candlelight dinner under the stars in a private villa is the ultimate indulgence. Wine and dine the evening away in true tropical style as each course is served by a personal waiter.
•Sharing a revitalizing spa ritual brings couples together, especially when it includes a leisurely soak in a warm bath infused with scented oil and exotic flower blossoms.
•Travel to the cultural village of Ubud to savour a picnic luncheon for two amidst the serenity of a secret garden setting.
•Take a day out to Lembongan Island which is famous for nice beaches with various water sport activity, snorkeling and other in land activities.
•Learn about Balinese cuisine with an interactive cooking class that requires cooperation in the kitchen. Master the art of preparing a basic spice paste, which is essential to all local dishes.
•Embark on an adventure tour and experience the soul of Bali. Cycle through a traditional village, ride an elephant along a jungle path or navigate white water rapids with a fun-filled rafting excursion.
All of the above mentioned activities can be organized through Amadea’s Reservation team prior to arrival or by visiting our Guest Service Assistant in the lobby whilst here. Special arrangements such as having flowers delivered or booking a table at an exclusive restaurant can also be taken care of to ensure a magical Valentine’s Day.
Romantic Escape Package
Our Romantic Escape package is still available and entitles you and partner to stay for 3 nights in the vibrant heart of Seminyak. This exclusive offer features an array of special privileges including a Relaxing Balinese Massage at Ambiente Spa and an intimate 3-course dinner. The package extends all room categories starting from just USD 325 ++ (excluding tax and service fees) for a Deluxe Room. If you are looking to celebrate your love in true style, we recommend our Amadea Rooftop Suite for a more private experience. You can choose to stay longer as extra nights are possible or there is always the option to explore other settings with a combined trip to the romantic neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan or the Gilis in Lombok.
Visit www.arvs.pphotels.com to book direct. Terms and conditions apply.
Save Your Leg
Filling up your in-room fridge when staying at Amadea now get easier. A new service “Stock Your Mini Bar” is now available which enables you to buy favorite drinks to fill up you fridge directly from the convenience of your room. Selections of soft drinks, beers, soda and snacks are available for purchase around the clock. And it is all at the price you found them in the nearby mini mart.
Since the launch this new service has received a lot of appreciation from guests for the thoughtfulness, giving more time for guests to enjoy their time.
Guest Activity of the Month
For a great day out that the whole family will enjoy, look no further than Waterbom in Kuta Area. With a selection of world-class slides and other activities, Bali’s water facility takes fun to the next level. Apart from the slides, there is also a playground with a dedicated lagoon pool and a full range of food outlets to boost your energy levels. Waterbom promises hours of safe play in a relaxed outdoor environment where there is something for everyone. Travel to Waterbom approximately take 30 minutes or more by taxi.
Amadea Cares Sponsored Three Months Old Girl to Regain Her Smile.
Amadea Cares is our Corporate Social Responsibility program that focuses on giving back to local people in need. Not everyone on the island is fortunate enough to benefit from Bali’s lucrative tourism industry or have access to quality healthcare. Therefore, we have taken it upon ourselves to help some of the most vulnerable members of the community. Amongst other things, we have made it our main mission to fund craniofacial surgeries and restore quality of life to young children from impoverished families.
On January 20th essential surgeries were performed for a young children requiring urgent medical assistance under this program. Baby Gusti Ayu Devi Wahyuni, 3 months old from Buleleng Regency in Bali recently received brand new smiles after undergoing procedures to correct cleft palate deformities. These little girl now have the opportunity to grow up without affliction and later become productive members of society.
Amadea Cares thank the generous donation from in house guests who donated some cash at check out as well as from Amadea staff members. Together we make this world a better place for everyone.
Bali's Cultural Calendar
Bali’s religious calendar is based on a 210 day cycle that is enriched with auspicious dates and colourful rituals. Over the coming month the island’s Hindu community will celebrate Galungan on 19th February 2020, which marks the beginning of a 10 day ceremonial festival. Galungan is a time when the Balinese return home to their ancestral villages to pray in their family temples. It also involves elaborate offerings to appease the Gods as well as the unseen elements of the underworld.
Kuningan is the culmination of the 10 days long Galungan festival where a number of symbolic rites will be performed over those days. This is an opportunity for the Balinese to honour the spirits of defied ancestors and express gratitude for the gift of life, perhaps similar to those celebrated during Day of the Death in Mexico.
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.
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.