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 coming January in the colourful lifestyle district of Seminyak – Bali.
The festive season is almost upon us but this year it is rather special. The island is a lot quieter as the local government restricts festive celebration to contain Covid-19 virus spread. Everyone is requested to stay at home and avoid large gathering. Number of domestic tourists is also limited to enter the island in our effort to speed the recovery.
In this edition, we are pleased to share information about our sister resort at Gili Trawangan Lombok, the unique Christmas tree our team make this year, special staycation package and Bali culture calendar in January.
All of us here at Amadea Resort & Villas wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Stay well and safe.
Happy reading! See you again when it is safe to travel again.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Bye Bye 2020 Welcome 2021
Year 2020 will be remembered by many as special year. Many of us cannot do what we usually do. We cannot travel to our favorite places, meeting friends that we love. Our home has become our best sanctuary as it was in the past.
Since April Bali island was empty from international tourist who usually flock at our beautiful beaches, visiting temples and Balinese villages or having relaxing spa. For almost 9 months the streets around touristy area are deserted, shops are closed, empty roads and we hardly see any people.
At Amadea we tried to embrace this situation with positive attitude. We give our best support to our associate and tried our best to keep most of them. We supported their family with food supplies and manage reduced working hours so everyone can still earn income so they can bring something to the kitchen table. Many of our associates went back to their village to do farming, open small shop to sell basic need or to work as delivery man during off work time. Twice a week our new restaurant, Asparagus, also prepare free meals for security guards who were on duty around Kayu Aya street
It has been a tough year for everyone. This experience teaches us a lot of things to be real human that we should lower our ego, to be humble and caring for everyone. This difficult time has revealed our true value as human being.
Looking into 2021 all of us at Amadea will keep faith that the good things will come soon. We will continue to prepare for recovery once the world is ready to travel. Clearly it includes maintaining the facilities, support the live and keep good spirit of our team members and training training and training again. Keeping our operation more eco friendly and to bring happiness to those in needs with our Amadea Cares program will be on our top list.
We would like to thank you for your support thru this difficult time and we hope every one of you is safe and well.
Eco Friendly Christmas Tree
Given the overwhelming success of last year’s unique Christmas tree, this year’s tree is an elegant work of art that has been designed from the woven palm tree leaf resulting a beautiful Balinese style Christmas tree.
“The Engineering team have set schedule to work for several hours every day to construct the tree with the help of some staff from other department. Certainly we hope the end result will be a stunning piece of craftsmanship that pays tribute to local Balinese creativity”, comments project leader, Mr. Dody Hermanta the Chief Engineering of Resort & Villas.
Gili Eco Villas at Gili Trawangan, Lombok
Say hi to our sister property at Gili Trawangan, north west off Lombok Island.
Gili Eco Villas is a beach front eco-friendly boutique villa located in the northern shore of Gili Trawangan, Lombok. Set along pristine white sandy beach, the villa offers an indulgence of a tropic island life experience like no others.
Each of the bungalows and villas are individually designed and tastefully decorated surrounded by tropical garden. With a choice of 1 bedroom bungalow with terrace, 2 bedroom and 3 bedrooms villas with outdoor living room and dining area. As an eco-friendly property, Gili Eco Villas are implementing a bio-degradable waste-water treatment system, minimal plastic usage and rubbish recycling.
Wake up to the breathtaking sea views stretching so far beyond our white fine sandy beach. Gaze through the crystal-clear water and allow yourself to be mesmerized by the colorful reef fish and beautiful varieties of healthy coral or see some wildlife, pick a coconut, wander and wonder, this is the place where an adventure begins. A stay at Gili Eco Villas is a truly memorable experience.
Things to do while on the island includes snorkeling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat, biking or horse cart around the island, horseback riding, massage or just relax doing nothing.
The best way to get to the Gili Trawangan is by fast boat which is available from Padang Bai harbor. One way trip usually takes 2.5 – 3 hours depending on the weather.
Send us message if you want to get more information about our sister resort and about what Gili Trawangan has to offer for you.
A Day of Romance in Seminyak
During this pandemic, many people are just left with one option; to work from home following government recommendations to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. However, along with the loosening of the restrictions, many people, especially young couples, are looking for alternatives to work from a hotel or staying at a hotel not far from home or what is popularly known as "staycation". With an affordable price and close location, the staycation package is so attractive to refresh and restore the mood. A good mood is believed to increase body immunity.
Available to local and domestic travelers this package is specifically intended for young couples who want to get out of their work from home routine with a variety of activities including Seminyak Beach sunset walk, healthy breakfast, lunch coffee break, romantic dinner, romantic bubble bath and one night stay in Deluxe Pool Terrace room with pool view. Priced starting from Rp. 880,000 for two people, this package can be an option to refresh the atmosphere and warm up the relationship with your partner.
“Every now and then we want to enjoy something we can't do at home. Take a bath with a buble bath, take a walk on the beach, swim in the large swimming pool complete with lunch, then continue with a nap together before being awakened by serving hot coffee and tea and snacks in the afternoon. The highlight is a romantic dinner for the two of you accompanied by a glass of wine. We have designed the staycation package "A Day of Romance in Seminyak" specifically as an option for local people and those from outside the city at an affordable price. The packages that we usually sell for Rp. 2,700,000 for the two guests are now offered at special prices, "said Ngurah Suarjaya, Sales Manager of Amadea Resort & Villas.
To ensure the safety of its guests and employees, we applies strict health protocols. All guests, employees and suppliers are required to check their body temperature before entering the hotel area, always wear a mask, wash their hands and keep their distance during activities in the hotel environment. Amadea Resort & Villas has been verified by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia as well as the Bali Provincial CHSE verification team and has received a CHSE certificate as a hotel that has met the requirements in providing facilities and managing the Covid-19 health protocol consistently.
Bali's Cultural Calendar
Siwaratri, Night of Siwa – January 12
Siwaratri Day is one of the Balinese Hindu holy day which will be celebrated on 12th January 2020
Siwa Ratri often referred to as the ‘Night of Siwa’ is an auspicious time for introspection and meditation during which the Hindus of Bali pray for forgiveness of their earthy sins and for support and strength from Siwa in order to reach their higher selves.
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.