Subak in Bali: a unique rice-field irrigation system exciting to visit Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

Subak in Bali: a unique rice-field irrigation system exciting to visit

A very interesting curiosity to visit in West Bali is the rice field irrigation system. It is called Subak and was developed more than 1,000 years ago. For Balinese people, irrigation is not simply providing water for the plant’s roots, but a holy activity which must be blessed by a priest. Water is also used to construct a complex artificial ecosystem where many species such as frogs and eels can develop.
From Dajuma, you will be invited to visit such a Subak, on the occasion of a bicycle tour around the nearby villages. A unique experience!

New access to Sinta lounge Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

New access to Sinta lounge

Our Sinta lounge with its large comfortable sofas and its Teppanyaki at night is the perfect place where to relax and meditate, especially when the sun is coming down. The access to this very special place has been recently improved by a beautiful helicoidal stairway, entirely built from merbau and clove tree woods by our skilled workers. Here on the picture, Muriyono assisted by Harorik, both from Banyuwangi, who build it. You can be proud of it guys! It is not only nice to see but also very easy and comfortable to climb.

The tradition of floral decoration in Bali Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

The tradition of floral decoration in Bali

One of the most fascinating tradition in Bali is the preparation of decorative arrangements, generally made from flowers, bamboo and palm leaves. Everybody in a Balinese family is skilled enough to invent these decorations sometimes very complex. They are used as offerings to the Gods and decoration in the temples and houses.
Dajuma staff does not escape this beautiful tradition. Every day, our staff collects flowers in the garden and prepares nice floral decorations which enchants our guests, especially honeymooners!
Here on the picture, Setha from Germany made this beautiful decoration, trained by Erly our HR Manager.

7 years of success for our « Bali Free Map » Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

7 years of success for our « Bali Free Map »

In 2007, our hotel decided to publish for the first time, a « Bali Free Map ». The original idea was to inform our guests about the points of interest of the West part of the island usually neglected by the guides. Year after year the map has been enhanced by new curiosities brought by our staff and other locals themselves. Today, after almost 7 years of existence, our Bali Free Map is one of the most complete, used and appreciated by thousands of Bali lovers. This last edition does not derogate to the rule by perpetuating the tradition of new wonders to be discovered in West Bali, all of them being stamped “Bali Authentic »!
To download the last version of our Bali Free Map.