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.
Summer has finally arrived and Bali is gearing up for another busy season catering to holidaymakers from around the globe.
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. Bali is the ultimate island if you are young or simply young at heart.
This issue coincides with Relax and Romance at Ambiente Spa with June special offer. An auspicious day coming up on Bali’s cultural calendar is Tumpek Wayang a small purification ceremony is performed to bless each puppet, believed to have its own distinct character and possess magical powers that can bring an ordinary performance to life. Also we share about the Bali Museum with its visual art and another activity choice at Bali Quad and Bali Canyon Tubing.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Bali Visual Art: Discover Bali with a Museum Visit
Although Seminyak is generally known for its laid-back vibe, trendy shops and great dining venues, there is also a more serious side to Bali involving its rich cultural heritage. There are a number of museums and galleries open to the public that delve into the island’s art and history. The Bali Museum in central Denpasar is spread across several buildings and pavilions with fine examples of local architecture. The collection here ranges from prehistoric pieces to traditional artefacts, ceremonial objects and textiles.
A number of art-related museums are also located in and around Ubud. Puri Lukisan Museum is home to the finest collection of modern traditional Balinese paintings and wood carvings on the island dating from the 1930’s. Similarly, the Neka Art Museum documents the development of Balinese themed paintings by local and foreign artists.
Visit our Guest Service Assistant in the Lobby for a full list of museums and hours of operation. We’ll be delighted to create a tailored museum tour based on your personal preferences.
Enjoy Additional Benefits Worth Up To IDR 2,200,000 When You Book Direct at Our Website
The best month to visit Bali is from July to September with a lot of sunshine and cool breeze from Australia making Bali holiday be most enjoyable. Don’t miss our special deals by booking direct via our user friendly website www.arvs.pphotels.com. Not only it is convenience, you will also be entitled to additional savings with a choice of hot deals and payment options. We also offer special accommodation packages with added-value benefits that are not available through other booking channels.
Furthermore, an exclusive eConcierge service is available for guests to make convenient pre-arrival arrangements such as airport transfers and advance reservations for tours and indulging spa treatments.
Click here for the list of benefits which is worth up to IDR 2,200,000 for you to enjoy during stay
Amadea's Water Bottle Refill Station
Amadea estimates that on an average day more than 200 bottles of water are served to in-house guests. This adds up to 6,000 bottles a month or 72,000 bottles a year and these numbers are really quite alarming. Although we go to great lengths to separate all waste at the resort and send these bottles to be recycled, we decided that we needed to take our concerns one step further.
As a result, two years Amadea launched an innovative Water Bottle Refill Station in an effort to reduce the consumption of plastic waste. Guests are encouraged to refill their water bottles completely free of charge as often as needed. There has been a positive response to this initiative and we have seen a significant drop up to 30% in the number of plastic water bottles used in a month. When you stay with us feel free to use this facility. Together we can all do our bit to help save the planet for the benefit of future generations.
Bali's Cultural Calendar - Tumpek Wayang
An auspicious day coming up on Bali’s cultural calendar is Tumpek Wayang that falls on 29th July 2017. This special occasion pays tribute to the shadow puppets that have both religious and social significance here on the island. A small purification ceremony is performed to bless each puppet, believed to have its own distinct character and possess magical powers that can bring an ordinary performance to life. The puppeteer will also pray during this ritual seeking artistic guidance for future shows.
Puppets, known as ‘wayang kulit’ in Bali, are used to conduct a unique form of theatre employing a transparent screen to project light and shadow. Performances re-enact adaptations of classic Hindu tales or cover local events filled with elements of humour and messages of morality. Puppet shows performed at night are purely for entertainment purposes and during the day they are held in conjunction with more important religious ceremonies. Oka Kartini in Ubud hosts weekly shadow puppet performances for the benefit of travellers. Visit our Guest Service Assistant for further information.
Relax & Romance at Ambiente Spa
Start your day on a relaxing note with an indulging body or beauty treatment at our in-house rooftop spa facility, the Ambiente Spa. There are some great savings to be had this July that will have you looking good and feeling even better for less. Enjoy special offers of Balinese Bliss and Blissful Deep Relaxation only in July.
Balinese Bliss is a 90 minute ritual of pure pampering that includes a foot bath, traditional massage, body scrub and a leisurely soak in a flower bath. Normally price at Rp 495,000 per person it can now be experienced for the special price of just Rp. 395,000 net per person or Rp 750,000 net per couple, normally Rp 990,000.
Blissful Deep Relaxation addresses the problems of living in today’s fast paced world. Foot Reflexology to awaken all inner body functions combine with traditional Balinese massage to soften all your muscles and bring total wellness and relaxation. It is now priced at Rp 399,000 net per person for a 90 minutes’ session (normally Rp 530,000).
90 minutes Lymphatic Spa with pra-Medical full body massage to detox and drain, re-active all lymph nodes and all body functions-good for all (no children) now only Rp 460,000 net per person (normally Rp 575,000 per person)
Discover the unspoilt beauty of rural Bali with a fun activity that reconnects with nature. Bali Canyon Tubing is an action-packed excursion where you get to explore the river in your own inflatable raft. You will travel down a continuous flow of crystal clear water led by a professional guide. Along the way there is timeless flora and fauna to be experienced and perhaps a chance encounter with a clan of local monkeys playing in the surrounding forest. Bali Canyon Tubing can be combined with a quad bike or buggy adventure for the ultimate day out.
In house guests get special discounted price. Please visit our Guest Service Assistance to make the necessary booking arrangements for a family-friendly activity that everyone will enjoy.
Amadea 6th Anniversary Celebration
To coincide with Amadea’s 6th anniversary celebrations, a number of socially-inspired activities took place during the month of May and June with a special emphasis on giving back to the Balinese community and to develop stronger team bound.
At Amadea Resort & Villas, we believe in the mantra that a happy team contributes to happy guests. Therefore, our Annual Staff Outing was conducted over two consecutive days on May 26 and 27 to ensure that every employee had a chance to participate. This year we decided to get team building activities, initiative games and problem solving exercises at the Sila’s Agro Tourism in the cool and mountainous Bedugul area.
Amadea Cares Sponsored Cleft Operation
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.
On May 23 essential surgeries were performed for a young children requiring urgent medical assistance under this program. Gede Suyasa (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.
On May 5 staff members paid a visit to the Dharma Jati Orphanage in Klungkung Regency. And on June 20 we also visit the Yappa Orphanage in Denpasar to share the Joy of Ramadhan, the holy month for Moslem community.
In both visit we spend quality time with a group of underprivileged children. Our team organized fun games as well as an uplifting session to share personal dreams, hopes and aspirations for the future. A significant donation was also made to help with the operational costs of running the facility that provides a nurturing home environment for local youngsters in need.
6th Anniversary Celebration
June 1st, 2017 marked the sixth year of Amadea Resort & Villas with a Tumpengan ritual, a Indonesian tradition in celebrating special days, highlighted with yellow rice cone and all yummy condiments. It is humble celebration combined with staff gathering with foods and drinks served at the beautiful setting of Villa Pandu, our four bedroom villa.
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.