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 in the upbeat lifestyle district of Seminyak - Bali.
It has been a great start to the year and the seasonal rains have finally arrived to help refresh the island and keep things looking green. Now that the holiday crowds have eased, February is a great time to visit Bali especially with two major celebrations coming up on the calendar. Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend this year so there is really no excuse not to indulge.
In this edition we share about Tumpek Wayang, which is an important day on Bali’s cultural calendar, things to do when you are in Bali for romance and Happy Hours of cocktail and beer from Bistro Batu Kali. For a great day out that the whole family will enjoy at Waterbom Park Kuta. All yoga lovers would love to read about our complimentary Yoga class.
Lastly, Amadea cares visiting “William Booth” Orphanage to share a little bit of things they may need. Interacting with the kids is truly rewarding experience.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Bali For Romance
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there is simply no limit to the things that couples can do together to celebrate their love whilst on the island of Bali. We have compiled a list of romantic pastimes to share and make this special day even more memorable.
A candlelight dinner under the stars in a private villa is the ultimate indulgence. Wine and dine the evening away in true tropical style as each course is served by a personal waiter.
Sharing a revitalizing spa ritual brings couples together, especially when it includes a leisurely soak in a warm bath infused with scented oil and exotic flower blossoms.
Travel to the cultural village of Ubud to savour a picnic luncheon for two amidst the serenity of a secret garden setting.
Take a day out to Lembongan Island which is famous for nice beaches with various water sport activity, snorkeling and other in land activities.
Learn about Balinese cuisine with an interactive cooking class that requires cooperation in the kitchen. Master the art of preparing a basic spice paste, which is essential to all local dishes.
Embark on an adventure tour and experience the soul of Bali. Cycle through a traditional village, ride an elephant along a jungle path or navigate white water rapids with a fun-filled rafting excursion.
All of the above mentioned activities can be organized through Amadea’s Reservation team prior to arrival or by visiting our Guest Service Assistant in the lobby whilst here. Special arrangements such as having flowers delivered or booking a table at an exclusive restaurant can also be taken care of to ensure a magical Valentine’s Day.
Romantic Escape Package
Our Romantic Escape package is still available and entitles you and partner to stay for 3 nights in the vibrant heart of Seminyak. This exclusive offer features an array of special privileges including a Relaxing Balinese Massage at Ambiente Spa and an intimate 3-course dinner. The package extends all room categories starting from just USD 325 ++ (excluding tax and service fees) for a Deluxe Room. If you are looking to celebrate your love in true style, we recommend our Amadea Rooftop Suite for a more private experience. You can choose to stay longer as extra nights are possible or there is always the option to explore other settings with a combined trip to the romantic neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan or the Gilis in Lombok.
An auspicious day coming up on Bali's cultural calendar is Tumpek Wayang that falls on 24th February 2018. 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.
Save Your Leg
Filling up your in-room fridge when staying at Amadea now get easier. A new service “Stock Your Mini Bar” is now available which enables you to buy favorite drinks to fill up you fridge directly from the convenience of your room. Selections of soft drinks, beers, soda and snacks are available for purchase around the clock.
And it is all at the price you found them in the nearby mini mart.
Since the launch this new service has received a lot of appreciation from guests for the thoughtfulness, giving more time for guests to enjoy their time.
Food and Beverage Special Promotion
Indulge at Bistro Batu Kali or Pool Bar this February with some fabulous promotions that will have you coming back for more. Beat the heat and quench your thirst with bottles of Bali’s famous Bintang Beer every day during our ‘Buy 2 and Get 1 Free’ offer. And there are also generously priced cocktails available from 4 pm to 11.30 pm daily to get you in the holiday mood. Enjoy a Mojito, Caipirosca or Caiprinha for just Rp 85.000 each. Bistro Batu Kali provides a social setting to gather with old friends and new in the heart of Seminyak
Guest Activity of the Month
For a great day out that the whole family will enjoy, look no further than Waterbom in Kuta Area. With a selection of world-class slides and other activities, Bali’s water facility takes fun to the next level. Apart from the slides, there is also a playground with a dedicated lagoon pool and a full range of food outlets to boost your energy levels. Waterbom promises hours of safe play in a relaxed outdoor environment where there is something for everyone. Travel to Waterbom approximately take 30 minutes or more by taxi.
Calling to all yoga lovers and those who wants to discover the benefits yoga has to offer. While staying at Amadea don’t miss our Yoga Class starting from 7.30 am for one hour every Monday and Thursday. This service is available free of charge for in house guests only.
Our yoga class program offers something for everyone. Learn from the yoga’s teacher who is committed to their own practice and love to share what has helped transform their own lives. Yoga mat, hand and bottled mineral water are provided free of charge.
Contact our Guest Service Assistant at the Lobby to make the necessary booking, only maximum 10 guests per class. Personal Yoga lesson is also available at nominal charge, please consult our Guest Service Assistant.
Social Visit to William Booth Orphanage
To coincide with Christmas and New Year celebrations, a number of socially-inspired activities took place during the month of January with a special emphasis on giving back to the Balinese community. On December 19, 2017 staff members paid a visit to the Putra “William Booth” Orphanage in Denpasar to spend quality time with a group of underprivileged children. Our team organized fun games as well as an uplifting session to share , dreams, hopes and aspirations for the future. A significant donation was also made to help with the operational costs of running this facility that provides a nurturing home environment for local youngsters in need.
Amadea Cares is the umbrella for a number of social initiatives. Click here to see all the activities.
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.