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).
Putu Eka Rahayu Damayanthi is the eldest daughter of three sisters of our late Indra. Since her early childhood, led by her mother Kadek Anggrayani, herself talented dancer, Eka studied the Balinese dances so beautiful to look at but so difficult to execute! Today Eka is a beautiful girl of 17 who studies in senior high school in Negara with very good results. But she also subjugates the spectators who watch in her interpretation of traditional Balinese dances. She used to perform her art in various competitions around the island and in each important event or celebration at Dajuma. Congratulations Dearest Eka!
Every week on Saturday, the children with their teachers come to the beach in front of Dajuma to do exercise.
The pupils come from the kindergarden to the elementary school in Pekutatan called TK Harapan 2. They choose this place because of the nice view and the proximity of the school.
On the picture, the children dancing under the guidance of their teacher Ibu Widiastuti.
« For a Better World » is the slogan of Ecozine, a magazine which reaches 50’000 readers every month and is recognised as the comprehensive eco lifestyle resource for Asia.
In their last issue, they feature a travel article about the “Top 11 Eco Beach Holidays” among which Puri Dajuma (which is not located in Ubud as stated in the article but in Pekutatan, West Bali !).
Eco consciousness and sustainability become key factors in the tourism industry and we are proud to have chosen this way since the creation of the resort in 2002.
Today we are expanding the resort with 4 new villas and a huge swimming pool by respecting the most stringent rules in terms of environmental protection and energy saving. We will tell you more in a few weeks! Stay tuned! http://issuu.com/ecozine/docs/ecozine_summer_2015_issue
Introduced in Bali by Madurese migrants to celebrate the end of the rice harvest, Makepung is the name of a major grand prix in West Bali, which features racing buffalo races. The competitive races take place on erratic tracks a few kilometers from Dajuma, beginning early in the morning, before the heat makes the big bulls sluggish. Hundreds of pairs of buffaloes are teamed up together with their jockeys riding the traditional wooden ploughs that are slightly modified for the competition.
The racer buffaloes, called kerbau pepadu, compete in various open race circuits around the district of Melaya, leading up to the finals, or what has come to be known as the Jembrana Regent’s Cup, and the Governor’s Cup, held annually.
Here is the program for the next weeks until the finals. A fascinating show not to missed!
Not easy to combine a sandy beach and a beautiful green garden ! Why ? Because the salty water from the sea is really the number 1 enemy of any kind of trees (with some exceptions !), flowers and other green plants.
However, this is what happened in Dajuma thanks to the outstanding skills of our gardeners team headed by Anom.
As shown on the picture, the garden is coexisting pacifically with the sea even during high tides when the waves come licking the edge of the garden. The result is a unique scenery for our guests who can relax in the soft shadow of our « ketatang » trees, have a massage in the Gazebo or dine with the song of the sea. Not to be missed !
In West Bali, one place becomes attractive for tourism: the Tanteri ceramic factory, which is also our main chinaware supplier.
It is located in Pejaten, between Tabanan and Tanah Lot temple.
I Made Tanteri has been the head of the village and a pioneer for ceramic development in the years 1980’s.
He get help from some westerners to improve the production, so that the factory is now famed for its fine artcrafts ceramics.
We can see there the women at work, and a museum was opened in 2011, with temporary exhibitions.
Oka Mahendra is Mr Tanteri son, many thanks to him for displaying a lot of beautiful handicraft in this place.
Because of its location close to the famous surfing spot of Medewi, Puri Dajuma is the ideal place where to stay and practice this demanding sport.
Our beach manager Jupry was born in Pekutatan and practice surfing since he was a child. He is always pleased to teach our guest how to surf the waves just in front of the hotel. But before that, it is necessary to understand the gestures for keeping equilibrium on the board and the best way to achieve that is, by all means, to simply do it in the garden! This is what Jupry is doing on the picture under the attentive look of our guest.
Dajuma received for the fifth consecutive year the certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor and as a consequence enters what TA calls the Hall of Fame, which is new.
This distinction rewards the continuous efforts of our staff to make each and every stay of our guests an unforgettable one.
On this particular occasion, we would like to thank all our guests, partners, villagers, Indonesian authorities for whom, without their strong and continous support, the Dajuma dream would never became a daily reality!
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!