Welcome to the October 2012 edition of the Amadea Resort and Villas Newsletter | October 2012
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Warm greetings from Bali – the island of the Gods!
Welcome to the latest edition of our online newsletter. This monthly initiative is filled with the most recent news, events and special promotions from Amadea Resort & Villas in the vibrant tourism district of Seminyak.
It is currently low season on the island of Bali and the ideal time to avoid the end of year crowds and the onset of tropical rain. We have some great room rates available at the moment for the next two months. All you have to do is book, pack and go!
In this edition we explain how you can celebrate your love by hosting your wedding or commitment ceremony in Bali. Amadea is there to help with all your accommodation needs – from intimate bridal parties to larger groups of families and friends.
There’s also news about how Amadea was recently awarded with a prestigious Gold Certificate for complying with local security standards. The property has been recognised as a safe environment by the Bali Police Office and will ensure greater peace of mind for your next period of stay.
We also take a look that two replenishing treatments from Ambiente Spa that will leave you looking good and feeling even better without putting a dent in your holiday budget. There is no better time than the present to indulge in some well-deserved personal pampering.
Happy reading and we hope to see you in Bali very soon.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Endless Wedding Possibilities
With its tropical landscape and spectacular sunsets, the island of Bali is the perfect place to stage your destination wedding or celebration of the heart. From an intimate gathering on the beach before an audience of family and friends to a formal ceremony in a cliff top chapel or a stylish garden party in the privacy of a luxury villa, the possibilities are endless. There are various ways to marry in Bali along with extensive wedding services to ensure your special day is filled with treasured memories.
Although Amadea does not have its own wedding facility, our 4 bedroom villa can be transformed into a charming venue to host the most important day of your life. It can accommodate an elegant ceremony and standing party for up to 50 invited guests. We have also partnered with a professional wedding organiser to take care of all the fine details of the occasion. This service extends to arranging the legalities of the service to overseeing the decorations, flowers, photography, bridal make-up and even the dress. And our team at Bistro Batu Kali is just a phone call away to assist with all your food and beverage requirements.
Alternatively, you may prefer to hold your wedding at an upmarket restaurant in Seminyak such as KuDeTa or Potato Head Beach Club and simply just stay at Amadea Resort & Villas. We have an extensive array of room categories available for your guests to suit all budgets and holiday needs. There are individual rooms around a main pool as well as a collection of 2 bedroom villas that are all connected to become a large compound for all your family and friends.
Being located in the lifestyle district of Seminyak on Bali’s renowned ‘Eat Street’, Amadea promises to be the perfect home base to celebrate your wedding in style.
Great Deals for November & December
Get ready to book, pack and go!
Treat yourself to a last minute Bali holiday and stay at Amadea before the end of this year. Special rates start from just USD 90 net per night including daily buffet breakfast and a complimentary 60 minute relaxation massage when you stay 3 nights or more. We even have free internet access to keep you connected with the outside world and enhance the quality of your time with us. Check out our promotion at www.amadeabali.com. Only limited rooms are available at this price – so hurry up and book to ensure you don’t miss out. Please click here to grab the deal.
Balinese Dreams Do Come True at Ambiente Spa
Unwind during your holiday and counteract the effects of your busy lifestyle with a body or beauty ritual at Ambiente Spa. For the entire month of November be entitled to a special promotional price on two exclusive treatments that have been inspired by the island’s age-old healing traditions.
Real Dream for Two – 150 minutes
This shared spa experience is the perfect treat for honeymooners or couples celebrating the spirit of romance. Take pleasure in a soothing footbath followed by a Balinese massage for deep relaxation. A body scrub will gently remove impurities and a yoghurt splash is applied to naturally moisturise the skin. Then enjoy a facial or a session of reflexology finishing off with a leisurely soak in a flower bath to end the pampering on a fragrant note. Priced at just Rp.999.000 net / per couple.
Balinese Bliss – 90 minutes
Indulge in a session of pure pampering that unveils the secrets of Balinese relaxation with a treatment designed to replenish the body, mind and spirit. The pleasure begins with a footbath to soothe travel-weary feet. A traditional Balinese massage uses long fluid strokes and pressure to eliminate stress and muscular tension. This is followed by an exfoliating body scrub and a leisurely soak in a warm bath infused with exotic flowers. A healthy drink is served to complete the experience. Balinese Bliss is priced at just Rp.350.000 net per person or Rp.650.000 net per couple.
Discover the Secrets of Authentic Balinese Cuisine
Expand your culinary skills during your next holiday with a Balinese cooking class. Under the expert guidance of a local chef, you’ll get to learn all about all the seasonings that go into creating the island’s flavorsome cuisine.
Just like everything else in Bali, food is a matter of contrast. There is ordinary food intended for daily consumption and festive food prepared especially for ceremonies and to appease the Gods.
The heart of every meal is rice and it is accompanied by a range of side dishes including vegetables, meat or fish and spicy condiments. However, it is the use of indigenous herbs and spices, many of which have specific health benefits, which makes authentic Balinese food truly unique.
There are a number of reputable Balinese cooking classes available for your holiday pleasure. Simply visit our Guest Activity Agent to discuss the possibility of taking a class to experience the cooking secrets and exotic tastes of traditional Balinese cuisine.
Events and Balinese Cultural Calendar in November
Tumpek Kandang on 17th November 2012 is an auspicious day on the Balinese cultural calendar. It is dedicated to ‘Sang Hyang Rare Angon’, the God of all cattle and livestock. In rural parts of the island, members of Bali’s Hindu community perform ceremonies in appreciation of animals that are essential to daily life. This involves washing cows and blessing them with special offerings and a sprinkle of holy water. Animals are considered an integral part of the ecosystem and without them the cycle of life would cease to exist.
Amadea’s Security Team Goes Gold
Amadea Resort & Villas is proud to announce that it was recently presented with a Gold Certificate for its excellent security standards from the Regent of Badung Regency and the Bali Police Office. This was awarded in lieu of scoring highly in a security audit conducted by the local government and respective police officials. The security and wellbeing of in-house guests and employees is always our foremost concern. This award just goes to prove that the property complies with all standards is considered to be a safe environment by the island’s top security experts.
Amadea Prepares for BHA Futsal Tournament
The Amadea Futsal Club was established a few months back by a group of employees who are all likeminded sporting enthusiasts. For the past few weeks they have been training hard in preparation for the upcoming Bali Hotel Association (BHA) Futsal Tournament that is scheduled to take place this November. The club has also played several friendly practice matches against other local teams in order to improve their ball skills.
The management of Amadea was delighted to support the club and has allocated funds to cover all training costs. This type of ‘after-hours’ sporting activity is essential for staff morale as it fosters team spirit. Futsal is an opportunity for players to exercise after work and make friends with other hospitality employees.
We wish the Amadea Futsal Club the best of luck!
What the guest said
1. Mr. A (Australia) : Found all services staff and property perfect for our needs
2. Mr B (Holland): Everybody is very nice and friendly. Thank you for making our honeymoon
so special, Bali is beautiful
3. Ms. C (United Kingdom): Beautiful garden and all the staff are very friendly. Amazing!
4. Ms. D (Singapore): employee serving in front desk, concierge provided excellent service
and are very courteous in dealing with their guest. Thank you all.
5. Mr. E (Australia): we loved our room attendants, thank you for tidying our room so well.
The towels and pictures on our bed were amazing.