Welcome to the June 2015 Edition of Amadea Resort & Villas Newsletter | June 2015
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Warm greetings from Bali – the island of the Gods!
It is always a pleasure to present our online newsletter and keep you updated with all the latest happenings at Amadea Resort & Villa. From the lifestyle district of Seminyak, we share details about the special promotion and events that will hopefully attract old friends and new to the island of Bali in the near future.
The sun is shining and Bali is filling up with happy holidaymakers looking to make the most of the summer season. School is out for many children and there are plenty of things to do to keep everyone entertained during their time on the island. From making a splash at Waterbom Park to riding with elephants, learning to surf and cycling through remote villages, Bali is the ultimate island for youngsters and simply the young at heart.
The month of July is gearing up to be a busy one with a number of significant celebrations. Balinese Hindus will be returning home to their ancestral villages for Galungan Day. At the same time, Muslims will break their month-long fast with a special feast of traditional food.
In this edition we shared details about our new library and book exchange program for the pleasure of in-house guests. The annual Bali International Kite Festival is about to take place and we have won an award for paying all of our government taxes on time.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Visa-Free Entry for 45 Countries
The Indonesian government has just announced an exciting new regulation extending visa-free entry to the citizens of 45 different countries. This presidential decree now enables even more visitors to experience that natural beauty and cultural diversity of this vast archipelago. Effective as of 13th June 2015, the regulation is seen as a move to stimulate the local economy and boost emerging tourism destinations. Countries eligible for this free 30 day visa on arrival include New Zealand, Great Britain, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Canada and many more.
Free & Easy Promotion
There is no better time than the present to start thinking about planning a relaxing break to the island of Bali during second half of 2015. Our Free & Easy promo is the ideal opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasures that Amadea has to offer in the heart of Seminyak. It will entitle you to additional 10% discount on accommodation, return airport transfers, daily buffet breakfast for 2 persons as well as generous discounts at Ambiente Spa. You’ll also benefit from unlimited WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities and a late check out until 3pm (subject to availability). Accompanying children under 6 years of age stay for free when sharing a bed with parents.
This exclusive offer is valid for a minimum 3 night stay taken between 1st July and 25th December 2015. Bookings can be made online at www.amadeabali.com and enter FREEPACK promo code. Only a limited number or rooms have been allocated for this promotion so book now to secure your room.
In response to suggestions made by in-house guests, we have recently launched our own small library in the corner of the Lobby Lounge. It features a varied collection of books and holiday reading materials that have been left behind by previous travellers. The library operates on an honour system whereby guests are free to borrow books during their stay. Alternatively, they can also exchange novels brought from home for something new to read whilst relaxing by the pool. All book donations will be greatly appreciated to help build up our library for the pleasure of others.
Celebrating Galungan & Kuningan
One of the most auspicious holidays for followers of the Hindu faith is coming up on Bali’s cultural calendar. Galungan Day will take place on 15th July 2015 to mark the beginning of a ten-day festival coloured by ceremonies, offerings and prayers to appease the gods. This religious event falls in the same week as Idul Fitri when our Muslim brothers and sisters complete their month-long fast. Bali is an island of rare tolerance where people from every race and religion can exist side by side in harmony. Banks and government offices will be closed for several days during this holiday period; however, all tourist facilities will remain open
Bali International Kite Festival
The southerly winds are now blowing strong creating perfect conditions for kite flying. Bali’s skies have come alive with traditional kites dancing in the breeze and preparations are underway for an annual competition. The Bali International Kita Festival will take place on the black sand beach of Padanggalak near Sanur from 18th to 20th July 2015. Local youngsters are serious about their kites with literally spent building and test flying new designs. The festival is a community event that sees participants from all over the island gather to compete in various categories for generous cash prizes.
Amadea Receives Best Region Tax Payer 2014 Award
Amadea Resort & Villas is the appreciative recipient of an award presented by the Regent of Badung Regency for being the best tax payer in the region for 2014 in the four-star hotel category. Indonesian law states that a 10% tax must be levied on all hotel transactions and this is payable to the local government on a monthly basis. Accumulated funds collected from the hospitality industry are then used to support tourism development. A percentage is also allocated to other areas of the island that do not directly benefit from the tourism industry.
“It is certainly reassuring that the local government has recognized our efforts to operate as a responsible company that collects, reports and submits its taxes in a timely manner. We are proud to receive this award as it is in line with our mission statement and general work ethic to be an accountable, law-abiding member of Bali’s hospitality community,” comments Accounting Manager, Ms. Rani Kusumaningtyas, upon receiving the award.
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.