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 promotions and events that will hopefully bring you back to the island of Bali in the near future.
Despite a bit of late rain, summer has arrived in full force and Bali is beginning to fill up with happy holidaymakers looking to make the most of the season. School is out for many children and there are plenty of things to do to keep everyone entertained when visiting 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 if you are young or simply young at heart.
This issue highlights our latest achievement with the receipt of yet another Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. We also funded another two life enhancing craniofacial surgeries for children in need under the banner of our Amadea Cares program. In other news, we have launched a 360 degree virtual tour tool on our website for a visual overview of the property before you arrive. We also take a look at the upcoming Bali Kite Festival and share details about Bali Hai Cruises.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
Our recent anniversary celebrations were further enhanced with a Certificate of Excellence 2016 from TripAdvisor, the world’s leading online travel website. This is the fifth consecutive certificate that we have been awarded since launching back in 2011, which is based purely on reviews by guests who have stayed and experienced our property. It reinforces the fact that we are doing things right by anticipating the needs of our guests with a great product and genuine hospitality.
The Certificate of Excellence acknowledges hotels, restaurants and attractions that consistently receive positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Travellers browse the TripAdvisor site to help them plan and book the perfect holiday. Therefore, the Certificate of Excellence honours all of the things that make these perfect trips possible. “We are proud to receive this award and it is encouraging to know that guests appreciate everything our resort has to offer. The ongoing commitment and dedication of our entire team has made it possible for us to be recognized five years in a row,” said Mr. Eka Dhewanta, Rooms Division Manager at Amadea Resort & Villas.
Amadea Continues to Care
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.
In the past month alone, essential surgeries were performed on two young children requiring urgent medical assistance. Komang Fredi Antara (9 months old) and Putu Gede Bagus (4 months olds) both recently received brand new smiles after undergoing procedures to correct cleft palate deformities. These little boys now have the opportunity to grow up without affliction and later become productive members of society.
Together with Yayasan Senyum (Smile Foundation), we have supported a total of 14 life changing operations since the inception of Amadea Cares on Valentine’s Day 2011. This has all been made possible through generous donations as well as our staff members contributing a percentage of their monthly salaries to this worthy cause. A collection box is displayed in our lobby and in-house guests are invited to participate by donating any spare rupiah before they check out. All proceeds go towards helping childen smile forever!
For more information about Amadea Cares please click here.
Bali Kite Festival 2016
Soon the southerly winds will be blowing strong creating perfect conditions for kite flying. Bali’s skies will then come alive with traditional kites dancing in the breeze and preparations will be underway for an annual competition. Although an exact date is yet to be set, the Bali Kite Festival will take place on the black sand beach of Padanggalak near Sanur. Local youngsters are serious about their kites and spend a great deal of time 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's 360 Degree Virtual Tour
As part of our ongoing effort to keep up with the very latest in technology, we recently launched an exciting new feature on our website. A virtual tour in 360 degree photo format has been loaded to give potential guests a detailed look at our resort before they make a reservation. We have worked with Panomatic, a world leader in virtual tours and virtual reality technology, to create this handy tool. The end result is an accurate visual that will help guests decide whether or not they want to come and stay with us in the near future. Visit www.amadeabali.com and click the virtual tour widget for an overview of our villas, rooms and facilities.
Bali Hai Cruise
Bali is typically at its busiest during the months of July and August. For a day trip to escape the tourist crowds, head to the neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan with Bali Hai Cruises. Venture over the sea on a cruiser or sailing catamaran to experience the unspoilt charms of this peaceful island. Nusa Lembongan is Bali’s premier offshore destination for marine life and water sports. Enjoy a full day of tropical relaxation with an island tour and other activities conducted at Bali Hai’s dedicated beach club facility. Alternatively, take pleasure in a sunset dinner cruise around Benoa Harbour featuring an international buffet and live entertainment.
Contact our Guest Service Assistant in the lobby 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 adventures to village cycling tours, interactive cooking classes and cultural excursions – Bali is the ultimate pleasure playground!
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.