Our staff always dreamt about the best possible English courses. And the dream became true thanks to our repeating guests Mr and Mrs Bruce Campbell from Australia!
Bruce and his wife Frances are used to come to Dajuma for years. They are very appreciated by the staff and the nearby villagers. They kindly proposed to organise English lessons to the benefit of our staff and trainees, proposal which was received with enthusiasm and gratitude by everybody.
One million thanks Bruce and Frances! Thanks to you our staff will be able to speak English with the best possible accent!
Saturday May 9th, 2015 was a special day in Bali: under the leadership of the army, thousands of Balinese villagers went around all Bali beaches to clean them up. An exceptional moment where people of all ages collected plastic bags and other garbage brought by the sea and the rivers.
The protection of its exceptional environment is a real concern in Bali. Millions of tourists visit g the island every year and the way the waste is managed by the authorities is still far from what is needed. Among the necessary measures to be taken, the idea to educate and train the villagers is definitely a good one.
This is what Dajuma is doing in various areas: recycling of glass bottles, compost which can eliminate up to 80% of the domestic waste, cleaning of the beach and the surroundings of the hotel every 2 weeks by our own staff, no effluents to the sea, etc.
Hopefully this initiative will be continued in the coming years !
In presence of I Made Kembang Hartawan, Vice Governor of the Regency of Jembrana, the hotel school of Pekutatan celebrated last week, on the very holy day of Saraswati (Saturday, May 2nd), its 2nd anniversary. In a beautiful natural setting, a show of Balimese dances followed by a delicious meal were offered to the guests, everything prepared by the students of the school. Very unusual, the players of the Jegog orchestra were girls instead of the traditional boys… Perhaps a sign that things are changing in Bali? Created in 2013 to accompany the tourism development in this virgin part of Bali, the school is headed by I Gusti Putu Sudama and has already gained a solid reputation, attracting every year more than 100 students from all over the Regency. Dajuma is proud to participate to the development of the school and wish it all the best for a bright future!
In the exuberant Dajuma garden, at the detour of the paths adorned with frangipanies, bougainvillers and other ibiscus one can have the surprise to see nice birds practicing the traditional Balinese « mandi-mandi » (« bath-shower ») in stone basins covered with waterlily flowers.
Here on the picture, a family of Scaly-breasted Munia birds easily recognizable with their plastron looking like leopard skin. A rare moment to savor!
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It was time to change the decoration of our bar in Rama restaurant !
After 12 years of loyal service, the red bricks have been replaced by nice ceramics looking like corals, the seats made from teak wood and leather are more comfortable than before. The opinions of our guests are unanimous to say that it looks great !
One more good reason to savour our delicious cocktails in a warm and friendly atmosphere!
One specific feature of Dajuma, often mentioned in the comments of our guests is its tropical garden or « Taman » in Bahasa Indonesia. Our Head Gardener Anom (3rd from the left) is the master of the place: with his team composed of 4 people (Sunarta, Mudita, Gunaya, and Sumawa missing on the picture) all from the village of Pekutatan he created a wonderful 1,5 hectar park where thousand of flowers and trees are coexisting in the most harmonious arrangement. Not so easy to choose his or her preferred specy in this floral expansion but for sure there are for all tastes!
Dajuma is also the ideal place for celebrating a wedding. Why? Because of the beauty of the location and the quality of the service of course but not only: the young married couples are used to say that there is also a specific spirit in Dajuma made of serenity and spirituality which fits with this kind of ceremony. This is what happened last week with the wedding of Peter and Karin from Germany. Many friends came to celebrate their commitment. A special and touching moment. Our sincere congratulations!
This is the question often asked by our guests!
Honestly speaking, it is not easy to answer such a question because there are so many places in Bali where the rice paddies deploy their harmonious curves so well arranged by the farmers.
Should you prefer mountain paddies, the most beautiful are probably in the area of Munduk and Pupuan. With an open landscape as a background, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage, the famous rice terraces of Jatiluwih are probably among the prettiest.
Around Dajuma, we have also a lot of rice fields in between the mountains and the ocean with an outstanding particularity: we can see in their background the ocean and the Java volcanoes. Just superb!