MAKEPUNG: THE AMAZING BUFFALO RACES OF WEST BALI Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali dajuma tours

MAKEPUNG: THE AMAZING BUFFALO RACES OF WEST BALI

Sunday, July 28th, particularly appreciated by our guests, was the second championship of Makepung (Buffalo Race) of this season (the first was held on July 14th). Makepung races become a tradition for Jembrana, the regency of West Bali. There are some unique facts behind it: 1) Only selected Buffalos which are strong and healthy can participate. They get special training and care by the owner such as special herbs drinks (Jamu). Buffaloes cannot be used to plow ricefields or other activities, 2) Championship or training cannot be held on full moon or new moon, 3) A special ceremony for the buffaloes is held before the championship, 4) The winner is not determined by the participant who reaches the finish line the fastest but by the distance that was successfully made.
A unique event not to be missed next time you visit us!

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

HAPPY GALUNGAN & KUNINGAN

Galungan celebration will start in a few days, on July 24th. It happens every 210 days when the ancestral spirits visit the Earth until they return 10 days later for Kuningan on August 3rd. In Dajuma, we are used to celebrate this important event. The most obvious signs of the celebration are these majestuous Penjors which decorate all the villages in Bali. Galungan is also the moment to remember that some people are disadvantaged and need help. This is what we do by donating to the elderly, poor widows, disabled people and orphanage of the surrounding villages some commodities such as rice, sugar, oil, coffee powder, tea.
Happy Galungan & Kuningan!

SEA ACTIVITIES AT DAJUMA Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

SEA ACTIVITIES AT DAJUMA

Because of its unique location straight on the beach, Dajuma offers a variety of sea activities. On top of the list, of course, comes surfing with the famous Medewi spot next door and its long left hand wave. Fishing offshore with the local fishermen is another one particularly apreciated by our guests. Bodyboarding in the waves is very easy to practice and brings a lot of pleasure to everybody from 7 to 77 years old! Stand-up paddle, sailing and kayaking are also 3 ways of discovering the sea in a different way.
On the picture, for their first time in Bali, Ludwig and Vanessa from Germany during their 7 nights stay with us, did some excursions to explore West Bali and decided to try our sea kayak. They enjoyed a lot!

SECRET BALI: A NEW GUIDE LIKE NO OTHER... Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

SECRET BALI: A NEW GUIDE LIKE NO OTHER…

Dajuma has the privilege to be neighbours of Mark and Narina, a dynamic couple of modern adventurers, lovers without moderation of people, culture and nature.
After a successful career in South Africa as writer, editor and photographer, Narina decided in 2012 to roam the world with Mark, exploring wherever their work takes them. She has contributed to titles including Men’s Health, The Telegraph, Fodor’s, The Guardian, High Life, CNN, Marie Claire, South China Morning Post, Getaway, Grazia and Discovery.
As freelance journalist, Mark has been travelling the world on various assignments for more than 80 titles, including BBC Wildlife, BBC Earth, Esquire, Geographical, The Guardian, CNN Traveller, Sunday Times, CNN Travel, BBC Travel and Travel Africa.
Based on their extensive experience in Bali, they have just released an exciting guide intitled Secret Bali in both languages English and French, which is readable like a novel. For those of you who already know Bali, you will be very surprised by the numbers of hidden gems, both natural and cultural, they still discovered. And for those who don’t know Bali at all, this book is just perfect to discover, off the beaten tracks, the unique atmosphere of the Island of the Gods.
Thank you Narina and Mark for your outstanding contribution.
www.narinaexelby.com and www.markeveleigh.com

21 June: Yoga day Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

21 June: Yoga day

Yoga is a spiritual form of science that originated in ancient provinces of India.
 Popularly practiced by sages ans saints, the word « yoga » comes from the ancient Sanskrit « yog » which means “to harness with”.
 Yoga enables us to join our soul to immortal divinity and helps us to entrust the control over our physical and mental health.
 With a strong spiritual and meditative core, yoga offers a variety of physical exercises that lead to both physical and psychological well-being.

The idea of 21 June as the yoga day was first proposed by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014. 

Its unique environment makes Puri Dajuma a very special place for revitalisation and yoga practice, with a full time yoga teacher at disposal.
 Choice of great ocean view atmospheres: the yoga shala on top of the property, the lawn by the beach and the large trees shadow, the volcano rocky beach itself… 

On the picture, 22 guests, who celebrated the Yoga day in Dajuma, could experience these opportunities for a week, deeply breathing by the sea, and lulled by the waves sound on the cape.