It is that time of the month again and we trust this edition of our online newsletter finds everyone well. Please read on for all the very latest news, events and special promotions from Amadea Resort & Villas at our prime location in the heart of Seminyak. It is the ultimate spot on the island of Bali to eat, shop, relax or party surrounded by likeminded travellers.
Things are hotting up and we are not just talking about the weather. Bali really does have everything and for those not into the nightlife scene, the island’s spas, boutiques, restaurants and adventure activities will certainly satisfy all holiday needs.
In this edition we share details about our Late Departure Package special privileges for anyone with midnight flight. Cultural holidays coming up on the calendar, Traditional Balinese Textile and our annual program Taxi Appreciation Day where we demonstrated to local drivers just how much we care.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Traditional Balinese Textiles
Like most parts of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali has several traditional textiles that are exclusive to the island. Endek is the most widely produced cloth that uses a single ikat technique whereby the pattern is made by resist-dying the threads of the warp or weft. Another more elaborate textile is songket, which is embellished with gold threads as a symbol of privilege. These cloths are worn for auspicious occasions and passage of rite ceremonies such tooth filings and weddings.
The village of Sidemen located at the foothills of the sacred Mount Agung is famous for its handcrafted textiles. There are several workshops in the area and some women still weave at home using old-fashioned contraptions. Authentic endek and songket textiles are not cheap and local buyers appreciate the amount of work that has gone into creating each piece.
Anyone interested in visiting Sidemen to learn more about this artistic heritage can contact our Guest Service Assistant at the Lobby to make the necessary arrangements. A private tour is a great opportunity to explore rural Bali and perhaps bring home a special treasure or two.
Late Departure Package
Having midnight flight back home on your last day in Bali?
No worry Be Happy. Check out our Late Departure packages with two options: with or without relaxing massage. Perfect way to enjoy this Island of God a little longer.
You may choose Option A at IDR 700.000, - where you can stay in Deluxe Room until 9 pm, and enjoy 60 minutes Spa Treatment at Ambiente Spa for two persons. Alternatively, you may choose Option B to stay in Deluxe Room until 9 pm at IDR 600.000.
If you just want to spend your time to do some more shopping around Seminyak area we can keep your luggage. When you return you can use our shower room completed with fresh and clean towels, locker, soap and shampoo to refresh before heading to the airport. It is all free of charge.
Please contact our Guest Service Assistant for room availability and further assistance.
Tumpek Landep on 2nd September 2017 pays homage to metal heirlooms such as the traditional daggers that were once part of Bali’s warrior past. These weapons are cleaned and blessed with offerings and a sprinkle of holy water. Nowadays, cars and motorbikes are also decorated and blessed by the Hindu community.
A park where you can participate in fascinating animal adventure activities, some of which are unique experiences of their kind in Indonesia.Whether it's up close and personal feeding encounter with a Bengal tiger; an elephant safari atop the friendly Sumatran pachyderms, dining mere meters from king of the jungle and his pride, or participating in Bali Zoo's trademark Mahout for a Day.
Taxi Appretiation Day
On an island where the public transportation sector is still relatively underdeveloped, Bali’s taxi drivers play an important role in serving the needs of visitors in a safe and convenient manner. In fact, they are true ambassadors for the tourism industry and help maintain the island’s image as a popular travel destination. To show gratitude for these unsung heroes, Amadea once again held its Taxi Appreciation Day. This inspiring initiative is a highly-anticipated event that is now conducted every year in conjunction with Indonesian Independence Day.
On 16th August 2017, a small group of staff members from various departments took to the street to hand out free lunch boxes to taxi drivers and freelance transport drivers operating on JalanKayuAya. “All of the drivers in this immediate area support the resort by providing transport services for our guests. We are grateful to be surrounded by good people who care about Seminyak and this is our way of saying thank you for the work they do,” said RestyKaningsih, Sales Manager at Amadea Resort and Villas.
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.