What a pleasure it is to present the latest edition of our online newsletter. 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. Although Bali is a Hindu enclave, the tourism industry ensures that all major international holidays are celebrated. This year visitors can expect to see some unique Christmas trees and tropically inspired decorations. As always, Amadea’s engineering team has also planned yet another stunning creation to wow in-house guests.
In this edition, we share about Music of Bali, learning surf with Rip Curl and the island activities that you can enjoy in Bali over the holidays that you can combine with our Year End Sale offer. Lastly we have shower room facilities for the guest with late flights.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Bali Airport & Mount Agung update:
At the time of this newsletter being released, the activity of Mount Agung has prompted officials to temporarily close Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport for the safety of all travellers. The decision was taken after careful consideration by national aviation authorities, the Centre for Geological Disaster Mitigation and the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre. While the sun is shining and there is little sign of volcanic ash in the southern regions of Bali, evidence of volcanic ash at higher altitudes on aviation approach and departure paths has prompted the decision to close the airport. The decision is under continuous review and further information will follow in due course.
Officials advise that people in south Bali - an area some 60-70 kilometres from the volcano - are in no direct threat from the volcano’s eruption. Bali Airport and Bali Dynasty Resort are located 75 kilometres away from Mount Agung. The “danger zone” is a small area within a radius of approximately 10 kilometres from Mount Agung’s crater.
We feel sorry for the disruption the situation has caused to your holiday plans. We suggest our guests contact their airlines' representatives and travel agents in regards to the disruption of flights and accommodation. If you have booked direct to us, either via website, email or by phone, please contact email@example.com for any assistance in regards to your bookings.
Music of Bali – Sound for the Gods
Bali is the island of culture, the traditional music of Bali is one of the culture symbol. Traditional music was created by an orchestra of percussion instruments referred to collectively as gamelan. All the instruments in the gamelan orchestra are built and tuned to be played together. There are many different styles of gamelan and each of these will have a particular function. This Gamelan has a function for accompany the ceremony.
If you are music lover, while in Bali please take time explore the wide variety of Balinese traditional music, watch them live during culture performance or get them in CDs to bring them home.
Music in Bali is not just an evidence of advanced culture of Bali but it is the sound for the Gods.
Amadea Year End Sale
Book and enjoy our YEAR END SALE with special price offer. If you want to spend holiday in the famous location Seminyak’s “Eat Street” so don’t miss this. For minimum 2 nights stay you will get daily buffet breakfast, one time complimentary airport transfer (pick – up or drop off), free unlimited internet access, daily replenished coffee/tea making facility and 2 bottles of oxygenated water in the room. The longer you stay the more benefits you will enjoy. Stay 3 or 4 nights get additional benefits of complimentary free massage treatment and “Beer & Burger” vouchers. Stay 5 nights or more get all benefits of 4 night stay plus one time three course Indonesian dinner at Bistro Batu Kali and one time airport transfer.
Book online at www.arvs.pphotels.com and use promo code SALE2017. Member of Amadea’s newsletter get extra 10% OFF when using promo code SALE2017MBR.
For more information and booking please click here
Ride Bali's Waves with Rip Curl School of Surf
Bali is the ultimate surfing paradise and the island has attracted board riders from around the globe since the early 1970’s. Anyone who can’t actually surf now has the chance to learn with Rip Curl School of Surf. The school has facilities on the beaches of Legian as well as Sanur covering both coastlines with the pick of the island’s best breaks.
Lessons are available for beginners and those looking to build existing skills. Participants also get to use the very latest Rip Curl equipment and instructors are there every step of the way to teach the basics. Our Guest Service Attendant can be contacted via to make the necessary booking arrangements for a fun surfing lesson via firstname.lastname@example.org prior to arriving in Bali.
Things to Do During Rainy Days in Bali
The wet season is now upon us and the annual rains are essential for keeping the island looking green. Bali’s rainfall is tropical, which means that humidity levels are high and the temperature still remains warm. Rain on the island rarely hinders guest activities in areas of tourism and surfing, swimming and shopping can still take place even during a downfall.
The Balinese readily welcome the rain and all that it entails. Farmers enjoy a well-deserved break from working the rice fields and sit back to watch their crops grow. It is a time for the menfolk to gather at their local community hall to play cards over cups of coffee. They also practice their musical abilities on traditional instruments ready for the next ceremonial performance. In homes around the island, the skill of making offerings is passed down from mother to daughter to ensure that religious obligations are fulfilled.
Young children love to run barefoot in the rain and splash each other by jumping in puddles. Old-fashioned games of tag, hopscotch, marbles and more are still played in rural areas where afternoons are generally spent outside. The wet season in Bali also enables family members to reconnect at home and tell stories based on Hindu mythology. Spirits are always high on the island even when it is raining outdoors
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.
Having late night flight on your last day in Bali?
For the convenience of the guests Amadea Resort & Villas provides shower rooms as good farewell hospitalities. Upon checking out at 12 noon, guests can store their luggage at our Concierge Desk and spend a leisurely afternoon doing some last minute shopping or enjoying a bite to eat in the Seminyak’s ‘eat street’ area. Then they can return to the resort to shower and freshen up at no extra charge before heading off to the airport.
This shower block will feature two units with high pressure hot & cold water showers plus essential bathroom amenities, a vanity counter to apply make-up and a locker. Complementary towels will also be available.
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.