Looking like a leaf fallen from the surrounding trees, we recently inaugurated a new terrace in the garden. With its 80 m2 of benkiraï wood, it is the ideal place where to savor cocktails and balinese tapas in the sunset. But not only : it is also a perfect observatory of the wild life of the cape where hundreds of birds are used to fish between two tides. Hope you will like it !
On the beaches surrounding Dajuma, sea turtles are used to lay their eggs by burying them in the sand. Until the early 2000s, eggs were mostly destroyed by predators such as stray dogs, birds and …humans.
Today, the situation is very different: for the past 15 years, we are supporting a conservatory that has been set up a few kilometers from Dajuma. Yesterday’s turtle hunters have become guardians who carefully monitor gestation lasting on average 2 months.
On the picture, our young guest Clara together with Anggun, volunteer of the conservatory, is helping the newly born turtles to get out from the sand in a fully protected area. In a few minutes, the babies will be swimming in the sea!
Last week in Dajuma took place an evening show featuring the famous traditional Balinese dances accompanied by the Gamelan Jegog orchestra. Born in West Bali a few kilometers from Dajuma, the gamelan jegog is one of the most impressive sounding ensembles in the world. It is an orchestra of bamboo marimbas, with keys (tubes) ranging from small to gigantic. The largest tubes, up to three meters long, are used for the bass jegog, for which the ensemble is named. The vibrations created by the instruments are transmitted through the ground to your own body, creating a unique feeling of wellness. At the end of the show, the guests are invited to dance on the stage the other famous Joged Bumbung dance. A nice moment of sharing!
Rice paddies are for westerners just fascinating. Probably because they are the perfect expression of this so rare harmony between people and nature. By shaping, generation after generation, these beautiful curves perfectly integrated in the landscapes, with volcanoes on one side and the sea on the other, Balinese farmers are the worthy heirs of a long tradition of rice cultivation.
We regularly invite our guests to live a unique experience by sharing the life of one of our neighbour farmer and learning how to plough the rice paddy and plant the rice. On the picture a family from Switzerland is getting acquainted with the way to drive the cows during the preparation of the land and plant the rice just after. But you need to like to have the feet in the mud!