What a pleasure it is to present the latest edition of our online newsletter. Although the volcanic ash cloud disrupted many travel plans for our Australian friends, things are almost back to normal ready as we wind down to the end of the year. So read on to find out what is happening at Amadea Resort & Villas this December in the colourful lifestyle district of Seminyak - Bali.
The festive season is almost upon us and the island is about to get busy. Bali is a Hindu enclave, but the tourism industry ensures that all major international occasions are celebrated. This year you can expect to see some unique decorations with a tropical twist. As always, our own engineering team has planned yet another creative Christmas decor and all will be unveiled very soon.
In this edition, we share details about some of the non-traditional activities that you can enjoy in Bali over the holidays. There’s a great package that includes a free massage treatment if you book to come and stay with us in the next few weeks. We also take a look at the Devdan Show for a dazzling introduction to Indonesian culture. Lastly, we mark the fourth anniversary of a corporate initiative that drives our brand and the gracious hospitality that makes you want to return to our property.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Island Inspired Christmas Activities
The best part about spending the festive season on the island of Bali with family and friends is that you are not bound by tradition. There are no rules or regulations and you are free to do exactly as you please. As Bali is a predominantly Hindu enclave, most tourism related ventures remain open on Christmas Day. You can do anything from indulging in a relaxing spa treatment to navigating the white water rapids of the Ayung River or cycling through Bali's rural villages.
One of the more culturally inspiring activities that you can enjoy as a family on Christmas Day is partaking in a purification ritual in the holy waters of Tirta Empul Temple at Tampaksiring. This spiritually-charged location features a bathing pond fed by a series of fountains where the Balinese come to cleanse body, mind and spirit. An excursion to this site can be combined with lunch in a rice terrace setting at Bebek Tepi Sawah, a popular Ubud restaurant specializing in crispy fried duck.
Another great pastime is a Balinese cooking class where you will learn the secrets of local cuisine and get to take home news skills including how to prepare authentic nasi goreng. Alternatively, you might like to escape the heat and head to the cool hills of Bedugul where Bali Treetop Adventure Park has a series of zipline circuits and promises hours of family fun. Whatever you choose to do on Christmas Day, don’t forget to check in with our Guest Service Assistant to help you create the perfect holiday itinerary.
Free Massage Deal
If you are a planning a short break to Bali over the next few weeks, we want to make sure that your trip is a totally relaxing experience. Book to stay in any room category at Amadea Resort & Villas for a minimum of two nights and you’ll be rewarded with a complimentary Balinese massage to help you unwind. Be entitled to a daily buffet breakfast, unlimited Wi-Fi and other benefits for two people during your time with us. This exclusive offer is valid for stays before 31st March 2016. Book online at www.amadeabali.com to secure your space. Choose our "Book, Pay Now & Save" option to receive an additional 3% discount.
If you are a first time visitor to the island of Bali and not really familiar with Indonesia's rich cultural heritage, then the Devdan Show is something you won't want to miss. This spectacular performance will take you on a colourful journey across the archipelago in the comfort of an air-conditioned theatre. It is the perfect treat for the whole family during the end of year holiday season. Professionally choreographed, Devdan Show combines dance, music and stunning visual effects. It takes place every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening from 7.00pm onwards at the Bali Nusa Dua Theatre. Visit our Guest Service Assistant for ticket information.
At Amadea Resort & Villas, we recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of PRIME, the work culture that applies to all properties under the Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts banner. PRIME stands for People Responsible Individually for Managing Excellence. It essentially gives our staff member a clear understanding about their role in the company and the expectations placed upon them. PRIME helps even the lowest ranked members of our team to achieve and play an active role in delighting guests.
The anniversary was marked by a series of training sessions and competitions to foster team spirit within the resort. “I have worked for other hotels before joining Amadea but I have never been exposed to this kind of corporate culture. PRIME has provided me with the necessary tools and guidance to follow daily operational standards. I feel empowered in knowing that the company is behind me and this drives me to do my best at all times,” says Chrivan, Guest Service Assistant.
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.