Welcome to the October 2011 edition of the Amadea Resort and Villas Newsletter | October 2011
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It is always a pleasure to present the latest edition of our online newsletter. It is now November and that means that Bali is gearing up for the start of the wet season. While the weather is still hot and humid, we can also expect occasional rain showers that are important to keep the island green.
Bali will be hosting US President Barack Obama and other heads of state for the 19th ASEAN Summit in Nusa Dua from 17th -19th November 2011. Security will be extremely tight during this prestigious international event and access into the Nusa Dua enclave will be restricted.
Another important event on Bali’s social calendar will be the annual Sanur Village Festival from 19th – 23rd November 2011. All festival activities this year will be at Matahari Terbit Beach, which is just north of the Grand Bali Beach Hotel. The event is being held to coincide with National Flora Week 2011 and will showcase various agricultural products. In addition, there will also be live music, food stalls, exhibitions, traditional performances and water sports activities to keep you entertained.
Time is running out to book a Romantic Escape Package for that special person in your life. Indulge in a 2 night stay in your preferred room category and enjoy an array of special privileges. Take pleasure in a complimentary Balinese Massage as well as a delicious set dinner at Bistro Batu Kali. This exclusive offer is valid until 25th December 2011. For further information, please click http://www.amadeabali.com/packages/
Happy reading and we hope to see you very soon at Amadea Resort & Villas.
The Amadea Resort and Villas Team
November Deals at Bistro Batu Kali
See you at Bistro Batu Kali this November for some great new promos that will definitely enhance your holiday in Bali. Make a reservation to dine at this stylish venue and receive a complimentary welcome drink or delicious home-made dessert. Alternatively, sit back and relax over a refreshing Caipirinha, Caipiroscha or Mohito cocktail for just Rp.45.000++ available every day of the week.
And for an authentic Balinese dining experience to ignite your tastebuds, we present a feast of Suckling Roast Pig served with traditional vegetables and steamed rice. This family-sized local delicacy is enough to feed 1-3 people and is priced at Rp.150.000++. Orders must be placed at least one day in advance.
Bistro Batu Kali also has live music every Friday evening to get your toes tapping. Come and listen to the laidback sounds of Aszi Band featuring a guest Australian singer.
Festive Season at Bistro Batu Kali
The festive season is fast approaching and now is the best time to start thinking about how to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve. All restaurants in the Seminyak area will be full for both occasions and we recommend that you make an advanced booking to secure a table at your preferred venue to avoid disappointment.
Join us for Christmas Day Dinner at Bistro Batu Kali for an exclusive set menu of traditional cuisine for just Rp.1.900.000++ for a maximum of 6 people. Gather with friends and loved ones to savour tasty appetizers. This is followed by a Whole Roasted Stuffed Turkey served with Vegetables, Cranberry Sauce and Gravy. And then there is Christmas Pudding and Homemade Custard to round off this festive feast. We will be preparing 15 turkeys only, so please reserve your table. Christmas Dinner can also be served in the comfort of your private villa for an additional charge.
New Year’s Eve at Bistro Batu Kali promises to be a stylish affair with a seafood-inspired set menu to please your palate for just Rp.275.000++ per person. We’ll satiate your appetite with a Seafood Skewer starter followed by Lobster Mornay served with Baby Carrots and a bundle of Asparagus. Then indulge in a refreshing scoop of Lemon Sorbet in Cointreau before partying the night away to welcome 2012. Reservations are highly recommended to secure your seats.
Pleasure in Paradise at Ambiente Spa
Unwind this November at Ambiente Spa with our ‘Pleasure in Paradise’ promotion. We have three nurturing spa offers that will have you looking great and feeling even better just in time for the festive season.
‘Calming Pleasure’ is a rejuvenating 2 hour treatment that includes a body massage and nourishing facial for the special price of just Rp.500.000 net per person. Traditional Balinese massage has been passed down through many generations and combines stretching and acupressure techniques to relax the mind and balance the body. This is followed by a deep cleansing facial to exfoliate and hydrate the skin to recapture natural radiance.
Indulge in a 90 minute journey of body massage and reflexology with our ‘Relaxing Pleasure’ ritual to enliven the senses for the special price of just Rp.450.000 net per person. This traditional massage therapy is performed to ease muscular tension and induce deep relaxation on a physical and mental level. The feet are then bathed using salt crystals and treated to a session of traditional reflexology.
Experience the healthy benefits of a Lymphatic Massage for only Rp.399.000 net per person. This 90 minute therapy is a medically-inspired full body massage performed to stimulate circulation and thus reduce water retention and remove toxins.
Traditional Balinese Dance
Traditional dance is an intrinsic part of Bali’s unique cultural heritage. Some dances are performed to accompany religious ceremonies and rituals. Dance is also one of the most accessible forms of local artistry on the island that you can readily enjoy as a traveller.
The Barong & Rangda dance is known as one of Bali’s most popular forms of dance for the entertainment of tourists. It is performed daily in the village of Batubulan, which is on the way to Ubud. The Barong is a mythical creature with magical powers that has both lion and shaggy dog characteristics. The dance depicts the universal tale of good versus evil with a duel between the opposing forces.
If you are interested in seeing the Barong & Rangda dance or any other type of traditional Balinese performance, please contact our Guest Activity Assistant for detailed information.
Guest Activity Of The Month
Another exciting way to explore the coastal waters of Bali and its neighbouring islands is a day trip with Bali Hai Cruises. Enjoy a tour on a cruiser or sailing catamaran and experience the unspoilt charms of the peaceful island of Nusa Lembongan. This is Bali’s premier offshore destination for marine life and water sports or just simple relaxation with its pristine waters and golden beaches. Alternatively, take pleasure in a sunset dinner cruise around the harbour featuring an international buffet and live entertainment.
Contact our Guest Activity Assistant for the best available deals with Bali Hai Cruises as well as many more leisure pursuits that will keep the entire family occupied during your stay. From challenging rafting to village cycling tours, interactive cooking classes and cultural excursions – Bali is the ultimate pleasure playground!
Amadea's Temple Ceremony
Amadea Resort & Villas celebrated its first ever temple ceremony on 11th October 2011. It was an auspicious day on the Balinese calendar that also coincided with the Full Moon. A contingent of staff representatives travelled to Pulaki Temple in the north of Bali just one day before the ceremony. They collected holy water that was used by a local priest to purify and bless the resort’s temple along with an array of elaborate offerings. This religious ceremony was attended by all staff members and witnessed by in-house guests.
First Wedding For Amadea Team
Congratulations were recently extended to Ari, our dedicated Bell Boy, and his lovely bride. Ari was the very first member of Amadea’s extended family to marry. We wish the happy couple all the best and many years of wedded bliss.
Our bi-monthly employee gathering proved to be another fun occasion on 26th October 2011 at Villa Saraswati. This is a regular event on Ameadea’s calendar that enables all staff members to gather socially and strengthen team spirit. It always involves lots of games and prizes as well as some well-deserved time out away from regular work duties.
What the Guest Say
Staff were friendly and very efficient, we’ll recommend to our friends to visit
Mr. N (Australia) - October 2011
Many many thanks we had a wonderful stay at your resort. Congratulations to all the staff. Ms. R (Australia) - October 2011
All staff is to be recommended for their attention to detail exceptional service and friendliness. All were amazing.
Ms. N (Australia) - October 2011
We had a fantastic time here and would recommend Amadea to friends and family in Australia.
Mr. C (Australia) - October 2011
We really enjoyed our stay at Amadea and would recommend to others. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful
Ms. J (USA) - October 2011
The resort is very peaceful and all staff friendly. Feels like ‘old Bali’ because of the staff
Mr. M (Singapore) - October 2011