The Front Desk is definitively the focal point of any hotel in the world where the guests and the staff exchange a lot of information all along the stay. After almost 12 years, we estimated indispensable to change it at Dajuma by replacing the previous traditional desk by a beautiful 3 meters length teak table beautifully adorned with traditional carvings on three faces. We wanted to create a friendly environment where our guests can sit down and talk comfortably with our staff. We hope you will like it! On the picture, the irresistible smile of Yulhan, our Front Desk Assistant, waiting for your visit !
Rev Martin Bieler was recently our guest for 2 weeks. Brilliant theologian from Switzerland, Martin has not only a passion for religion but also for knives from all around the world. He considers that knives are, since the dawn of time, the indispensable companion of the human being and that we can learn a lot about the culture and the people of a given country by studying their knives. The character of a people is reflected in the soul of a knife. This is definitively the case for the Balinese Kris (also called Keris) which is strongly associated with the culture of Indonesia. The kris is famous for its distinctive wavy blade (which has an energy like an active snake), although many have straight blades (which have an energy like a resting snake) as well. Both a weapon and a spiritual object, kris are often considered to have an essence or presence, considered to possess magical powers, with some blades possessing good luck and others possessing bad one. The kris can be divided into three parts: bilah (blade), hulu (hilt), and warangka (sheath). These parts of the kris are objects of art, often carved in meticulous detail and made from various materials: metal, precious or rare types of wood, or gold or ivory or even, and more rarely of meteorite metal. In 2005, UNESCO gave the title Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity to the kris of Indonesia. In return, UNESCO urged Indonesia to preserve their heritage. On the picture, Rev Martin showing the kris he acquired in Tabanan, thanks to our guide Nyoman on the right.
Sea kayak is a new activity in Dajuma which completes the already existing sea activities such as the now famous Stand-Up Paddle (SUP), surfing and body-boarding.
Born in Hawaï in the 1960’s, SUP became popular in Bali because it is relatively easy to practice compared with short surf boards . Many of our guests enjoy this relaxing sport activity on the West beach of the resort.
Now they can also enjoy our 3 seats sea kayak and go paddling around Medewi cape. But be careful : contrary to what is believed, sea kayak is a real sport very demanding in terms of effort to deploy!
Last Monday, our guests (Natacha on the right, with her traditional Kebaya dress) were invited to participate in a special ceremony in Pekutatan village.
Gandi, the son of our chief gardener Anom (smiling with the blue hat on the picture) went through his Rajasewala ceremony, an important ritual in the Hindu religion for all children, boys and girls, reaching 17 years old. The ceremony recognizes the transition from childhood to adulthood. On this occasion, Gandi received the blessing from the Gods, the priest, the family and the village community.
We wish him all the best in his adult life!