Nyepi celebration at Dajuma Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

Nyepi celebration at Dajuma

On March 31st, 2014, Dajuma celebrated Nyepi, the famous “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every Isaka Warsa (new year) in the Balinese calendar.
Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, Nyepi is a day reserved for self-reflection and as such, anything that might interfere like lighting fires (lights must be kept low), working, entertainment or pleasure, traveling; and, for some, talking or eating is restricted. The effect of these prohibitions is that Bali’s usually bustling streets and roads are empty, there is little or no noise from TVs and radios, and few signs of activity are seen even inside homes. Even the airport is closed on that day.
Pictured below, the day before Nyepi, Dajuma staff celebrated the Melasti Ritual on the beach in front of the hotel. Dedicated to Sanghyang Widhi Wasa. this ritual is performed in Pura (Balinese temple) near the sea (Pura Segara) and meant to purify Arca, Pratima, and Pralingga (sacred objects) belonging to several temples, also to acquire sacred water from the sea.

Cooking class at Dajuma Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

Cooking class at Dajuma

Among the numerous facets of Balinese culture, the food diversity and quality occupies a particular importance. Who never tried the famous Babi Guling (Grilled Pork) or the Ayam Betutu (Chicken stuffed with herbs and spices) probably missed something!
At Dajuma, our 7 cooks brigade is always happy to welcome guests willing to discover the secrets and spiced flavors of the Bali’s cuisine. Classes offer a fascinating introduction into the exotic ingredients and unique culinary heritage of Bali. They provide a valuable insight into the various techniques of food preparation and the cooking style used in our island homes.
On the picture our guest Markus learning how to prepare Beef Garlic Butter and Green Curry Chicken, taught by our cook supervisor Made Swadewi.

25 new dishes in Dajuma Main Menu Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

25 new dishes in Dajuma Main Menu

Puri Dajuma built its reputation over the years, in particular on the quality and inventivity of its cuisine. Two years ago a second restaurant was successfully launched in the resort (Sinta Lounge) with a Japanese Teppanyaki particularly appreciated by our guests. 2014 starts strong ! Under the supervision of our First Chef Surianta, our 6 cooks brigade has decided to introduce in our main menu 25 new dishes, carefully selected and tested. Their inspiration came from local specialties as well as from best-sellers from India and Thaïland. An explosive cocktail which will delight your palate. Just a few of them to make your mouth water : chicken cakes with sweet chili sauce, minced chicken salad, garlic beef & basil, steamed fish & vegetables, pork peanut curry, cheese naan, mille-feuille pancake, sweet kasava, …
From left to right our cooks brigade : Swadewi, Putu, Udiana, Rudi, Sabtu, Surianta (First Chef) and Wayan.

4 stars Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

4 stars

Puri Dajuma has recently gained its 4 stars from the Indonesian Association of Hotels and Restaurants (PHRI). This classification is given after an indepth audit of the hotel procedures and practices, where the service to the guests is weighing for 50%, the management for 30% and the equipment for 20%. It crowns 10 years of effort from its staff to bring the most attentive service to its guests with a top class equipement very respectful of our exceptional natural environment. Congratulations guys!