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.
The month of March will be highlighted by Nyepi Day, when the entire island is shrouded in silence for what is considered to be one of the most important events on Bali’s cultural calendar. For the Balinese, it is time for personal reflection and thinking about the year ahead. Visitors are obliged to stay inside the confines of their hotel but they are still able to swim, relax and soak up the sun whilst keeping noise to a minimum.
In this edition, we are delighted to share information that Amadea Cares Anniversary, our Corporate Social Responsibility program. This would not have been possible without the generosity of guests and our team who donate a percentage of their monthly salary to this worthy cause. Enjoy our special offer from Book Direct and experience productive meeting on eat street. Elephant safari are something you won't want to miss when you stay in Bali.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Nyepi Day, Balinese Lunar New Year
All forms of activity will come to a complete stand still on 25th March 2020 as the island of Bali celebrates Nyepi Day with 24 hours of solitude. This auspicious day on the cultural calendar is actually Balinese New Year, which falls annually following the dark moon of the spring equinox. Nyepi is also known as the Day of Silence and it is a time for quiet contemplation. Typically, Balinese Hindu’s refrain from going out, cooking and turning on lights until the day passes. Out of respect for this spiritually-charged occasion, all visitors to the island must stay in the confines of their hotel and keep all noise to a minimum.
Service on Nyepi Day at Amadea Resort & Villas will more or less remain the same. Guests will still be able to relax and enjoy quality time around the pool. However, there will be some minor adjustments in the way that our food and beverages are served. Nyepi presents the perfect opportunity to think about what truly matters in life. Without lights, the night sky will be illuminated by twinkling stars and we recommend taking a few minutes to appreciate the beauty of our universe.
Please click here for more information about our services during Nyepi Day.
Amadea Cares 8th Anniversary
This Valentine’s Day, Amadea Resort & Villas is set to celebrate the 8th anniversary of Amadea Cares, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative created to give back to those less fortunate. Since launching back in 2012, Amadea Cares has become a charity platform to finance worthy causes on the island of Bali and neighbouring islands beyond.
All funds are raised through a creative campaign that encourages in-house guests to get on board with a voluntary donation of just IDR 5,000 upon checking out, which is effectively the cost of a soft drink. Using the slogan “Missing Out on One Drink Today Could Make Someone Smile Forever,” Amadea Cares has managed to raise a staggering amount of money to do great things. A monthly contribution from staff salaries and a donation box for small change located in the lobby also boosts the program.
One of the most significant components of Amadea Cares is its collaboration with Yayasan Senyum Bali, also known as the Bali Smile Foundation. This non-profit organization works tirelessly to bring essential healthcare to people in need, such as arranging corrective cranio-facial surgeries. To date, Amadea Cares has helped fund 25 life-enhancing operations on children and young adults who will grow up to become productive members of society.
Other initiatives carried out under the Amadea Cares banner include making regular social visits to some of the various orphanages around Bali. Although these facilities provide nurturing home environments for abandoned, neglected and impoverished children, many of them are forced to rely on outside support to cover daily operational costs. Each quarter, Amadea Cares commits to presenting sizable donations of cash, household items and school supplies to make life just that little bit easier.
“It is heartening to see that Amadea Cares has generated such a positive response. Over the past five years, this initiative has managed to transform lives and plant seeds of hope. None of these surgeries or worthy actions would have been possible without the relentless support of our management, staff members, and most importantly, our valued guests. I appreciate everyone who has donated to make Amadea Cares happen,” says Mr. Wayan Warta, General Manager of Amadea Resort & Villas.
He adds, “It is indeed an honour to be part of a team that is focused not only on business but is also invested in issues affecting real people who exist beyond the tourism bubble. I understand that our efforts are only a drop in the ocean, but it is gratifying to know that we are in the fortunate position to help make a difference and give families the chance of a better future.”
Amadea Cares looks forward to funding more surgeries over the coming year. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, it is indeed a timely reminder for us all to share some love and do the right thing with small acts of kindness.
Book Direct for More Saving and More Benefits
Guest who books directly via our user friendly website, www.arvs.pphotels.com, will now have more value for their money with more additional benefits included in the offers. The longer they stay the more benefits to enjoy such as complimentary lavish buffet breakfast, airport transfers, spa treatment, free mini bar, free dinner or complimentary car hire to explore the Island of Gods.
Guests are entitled to additional savings when choosing “Book Pay Now and Save” option. 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. Visit http://arvs.pphotels.com/book-direct/ for more details.
Productive Meeting on Eat Street
As the lifestyle district of Seminyak continues to evolve, it is definitely the place where today’s modern travellers want to stay and even meet. Amadea Resort & Villas is located on Seminyak’s celebrated “Eat Street”, a veritable playground for shoppers and food lovers alike. As a result, meetings hosted at the property are invariably successful and delegates return home well fed.
An exclusive Meeting Package at Amadea is priced at just Rp 375.000 per person for a minimum of 10 participates. This includes full day use (8 hours) of our stylish function room complete with an audio system and other supporting facilities. Two coffee breaks are also provided along with a delicious lunch or dinner (3 courses) at Bistro Batu Kali. This package is extremely flexible and can be tailored to meet specific needs such as special cocktail/dining incentives at any of the bars or restaurants located along “Eat Street”. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Ambiente Spa Special Offer
Ambiente Spa will have guests looking good and feeling even better with promotional treatments.
Don’t miss “Balinese Bliss” our special promotion from Ambiente Spa only for this March 2020. A combination of traditional Balinese massage and body scrub. It starts with foot bath and complete with flower bath which refreshes you fully.
for one Rp. 495.000/net Now only Rp. 395.000/net.
for two Rp. 990.000/net Now only Rp. 750.000/net
Enjoy 90 minutes massage of Balinese Aromatherapy Massage. Foot Reflexology to awaken all inner body functions combine with warm aromatherapy body massage to stimulate blood flow and energy within you.
While in Bali, take time to visit Mason Elephant Park located in Taro Village, set within 4 hectares in the misty hinterlands in the north of Ubud, about one and half hour drive from Seminyak.
The park was created in response to the devastating situation in Sumatra where rampant deforestation and poaching has dwindled the native elephant population. This multi-award winning park is Bali’s only dedicated elephant rescue facility, and is home to 31 critically-endangered Sumatran elephants, 4 of which were born there. The park provides guests with the rare opportunity to interact and learn about these gentle giants while giving the healthy herd a comfortable and safe environment to call home.
Several packages are available including bathe and breakfast with elephant, elephant safari or jumbo wash where you will a rare opportunity to hose, wash, scrub and caress your new found friend, the elephant, which is followed by elephant education show and buffet lunch with a view of elephants in their bathing lake.
Visit our Guest Service Assistant for ticket information.
Garden Cinema in March
Amadea's guests staying in March will be able to enjoy an in-house Garden Cinema with movies screened in a relaxing setting under the stars around the swimming pool area. Held twice in a week this month garden cinema will screen Gemini Man, Behind Enemy Lines, The Last Samurai.
Available every Tuesday and Friday starts 8pm with limited seat and subject to weather condition. What a great opportunity to enjoy Bali outdoor living with your loved one or great evening to make new friends.
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.