We just received confirmation that our hotel has won an award from the World Luxury Hotels Organisation (http://www.luxuryhotelawards.com).
It comes after the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame and the Luxury Eco-Resort of the Year awards that we received a few months ago. It makes all Dajuma staff both proud and delighted because these awards are given after an independent and stringent polling and auditing process.
The award will be offered to the winners on the occasion of a Gala Ceremony which will take place in Harbour Grand Hong Kong, on Oct 24th, 2015. The full 2015 Winner’s List will be published live on www.luxuryhotelawards.com the day after the Gala Event.
A beautiful tradition in our hotel is to celebrate birthdays of our guests by surprise. This is what happened recently with Anna from France, for her 13th anniversary. After a delicious dinner served in our Teppanyaki restaurant, suddenly the lights went out and a beautiful anniversary cake prepared in secret by the kitchen brought to their table together with a nice decoration hat. What a surprise! Happy birthday Anna!
Among the tens of delicious dishes part of Dajuma’s menu, there is one very specific from Indonesia in general and Bali in particular : it is called rijsttafel, a strange name which comes from the old times when Indonesia was still a Dutch colony. In the Dutch language, rijsttafel literally means « rice table ». The original idea was to create a festive and official type of banquet that would represent the multi-ethnic nature of the Indonesian archipelago. It consists of many side dishes served in small portions, accompanied by rice prepared in several different ways. Popular side dishes include egg rolls, sambals, satay, fish, fruit, vegetables, pickles, and nuts.
Next time you visit us, do not hesitate to order this unique dish: it is just delicious!
Dajuma welcomes every year many honeymooners and other guests celebrating specific events. One must say that the location as well as the garden of the resort are particularly suited for celebrations : nice rooms delicately decorated with flowers, romantic dinners in the garden or on the beach and a lot of attention of our staff, all this creates a warm atmosphere around the guests who celebrate their honeymoon or another important anniversary. On the picture, a nice decoration made of natural flowers gently disposed on the bed awaits honeymooners in their room. You should try!
Jembrana is the name of the Regency where Puri Dajuma is located. Covering most of the territory of West Bali, including Bali National Park, this regency is renowned for the beauty of its landscapes, the wealth of its culture and the diversity of its flora and fauna. Jembrana is also developping rapidly from an economical and touristical point of view. Recently a new University called Community College Jembrana was inaugurated. Puri Dajuma is honored to participate in the development of the touristical branch of the University by welcoming students for in-the-field interships.
On the picture, Erly our HR Manager and Rondy our Sales and Marketing Manager receive from the University executives, as symbol of our cooperation, a beautiful statue showing the famous Starling Bird, this magic but so rare bird from West Bali. Long Life to Community College Jembrana!
There is a lovely tradition in Bali which consists in flying kites all around the island, all the year long. Since their youngest age, Balinese people are used to practice this activity, starting from the construction of the kite up to tough competitions with a strong moment in the year with the Bali Kite Festival, an annual international kite festival held in Padang Galak area in Sanur. Traditional giant kites (4 meters in width and almost 10 meters in length) are made and flown competitively by teams from the villages (banjar) of Bali. The event is a seasonal religious festival intended to send a message to the Hindu Gods to create abundant crops and harvests.The teams consist of about 70 to 80 people, each team with its own Gamelon band, flag bearers and flyers.
At Dajuma, we love introducing our guests to this remarkable activity that reminds us so much of our youth!
After a stringent 12 months voting process organised by the Luxury Travel Guide publication, Puri Dajuma won the award « Luxury Eco-Resort of the Year » .
According to the organisers, this award celebrates excellence, including innovation, entrepreneurial success, service excellence, use of technology, sustainable development, marketing & branding and employee satisfaction. Vast programme indeed!
This is an external and much appreciated recognition of the efforts deployed by our staff to make each and every stay of our guests an unforgettable one, in a unique and preserved environment. www.luxurytravel-guide.com
As part of our eco-policy, composting is a must! By the action of bacteria and other micro-organisms over a period of time, we can eliminate 80% of the waste generated by our kitchens and the maintenance of our gardens. Many types of organic matter such as leaves, fruit and vegetable peelings, animal residues contribute to making a good compost. The end of the process after 3 to 6 weeks is very different from the original materials. It is dark brown, crumbly with a pleasant smell and used to fertilize the garden. But making compost in tropical areas is not so easy. After having carefully studied the possibilities, our gardeners team decided to go ahead by installing a compost area which is now fully operational since the beginning of June. We hope that this experience will generate many other similar installations in the village and beyond. Well done guys!
We recently changed the edge of our 20 x 10 m overflowing swimming pool for a natural stone from India which is just incredibly beautiful : the color of the stone is changing all the time, depending on the light and the quantity of water on it.
From golden irisations to purple reflects passing through silver shimmers, it is a real pleasure to stay on the edge of the pool.
Hope you will like it!
A nice spectacle from Dajuma garden, at sunrise or sunset, is the return of prahos coming back from their daily fishing campaign. It is really impressive to see these fragile vessels negotiating the waves to land safely onto the shore next to Dajuma.
The village of Pekutatan where Dajuma is situated is well known for its fishermen: they supply all the area with fresh fish and seafood, including our two restaurants Rama and Sinta.
Selamat makan (Enjoy your meal in Bahasa Indonesia).