DAJUMA ADVENTURE: PULUKAN ECOTOURISM TOUR Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

DAJUMA ADVENTURE: PULUKAN ECOTOURISM TOUR

One outstanding feature of Dajuma is its proximity with the Pulukan State Plantation. Imagine a huge area of 1200 ha planted with all kinds of trees and flowers where kids and parents are happy to discover the wealth of Bali flora. Starting from Dajuma around 9:00 in an especially arranged 4 WD jeep you will see first how is made the rubber from rubber trees, from harvesting the sap and treating it. After a nice walk around the plantation where our guide will explain all the species met on the path, you will be invited to taste a coconut freshly harvested from the tree. Comfortably installed on the roof of the jeep, you will then cross the plantation and rivers up to its culminant point which will be reached for the lunch, a pantagruelic meal prepared in the pure Balinese tradition by our staff. The return to Dajuma will be around 3 p.m. after a stop in the holy place of Bunut Bolong, a famous place in Bali where the road crosses a multi-centenary ficus tree. Enjoy!

GAZEBO MASSAGE Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

GAZEBO MASSAGE

Try to imagine yourself and your wife lying on a comfortable massage table installed under a traditional thatched roof called Gazebo in Bali with two skilled masseurs taking care of you during 1h15 mn with the sound of the sea and the song of the birds as sonor background. This is exactly what our Spa offers to our guests every day in our garden just a few steps from the sea. A pure moment of relaxation and happyness not to be missed!

THE SECRET STORY OF THE « BILA » TREE Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

THE SECRET STORY OF THE « BILA » TREE

We have something unique in our garden which has a very special importance for Hindu’s people in Bali. It is a tree called “Bila”. In Balinese Hindu’s tradition, almost all of the plants (or part of it) are being used as a means for praying or making an offering.

Shown on the picture is our “Bila” tree in front of Villa Soka, we have this tree in other area of our garden too. This tree called “Bila” in Balinese and “Maja” in Bahasa Indonesia. Bila tree is related to Siwaratri Day or the night of Lord Shiva. On Siwaratri Day the Hindu people in Bali are used to make a “Kwangen” (one of means in praying) using the Bila’s leaf. There is a mythological story behind using this leaf in Siwaratri night. The story is about the life of a hunter named Lubdaka, which got a blessing from Lord Shiva after spending a whole night in the forest. In the darkest night (night of Lord Shiva), to fight against his fear and keep him awake, Lubdaka pluck Bila’s leaves and throw the leaves one by one into the lake, and, unwittingly the leaves fall on the stone which is the Shiva Linnga or the symbol of Shiva. Because of what he did in the forest, after his death, Lubdaka’s spirit were blessed by Lord Shiva.

HAPPY GALUNGAN & KUNIGAN! Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

HAPPY GALUNGAN & KUNIGAN!

On May 30th, Bali celebrated the day of Galungan, which commemorates the triumph of Dharma over Adharma, or good against evil. During 10 days until Kuningan on June 9th, nice bamboo poles called “penjor” decorated with young coconut leaf line the street all over Bali. During this period, a lot of preparation should be done by the Balinese families such as temple decoration, offerings and also an important one which is food. There are some mandatory dishes prepared by each and every family around Bali, for example the famous Tum Bali (chopped meat with Balinese seasoning cooked in banana leaf), Sate Lilit, Lawar (chopped meat mix with chopped vegetable) and Urutan (Traditional Balinese pork sausage). Every day our guests are invited to taste one of these delicious celebration meals in our restaurants. For you, who wants to know about the taste of the delicious Balinese food, we have our Balinese specialities menu in our Rama Restaurant that you can have anytime.