MERRY CHRISTMAS Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali Dajuma Eco-Resort West Bali

MERRY CHRISTMAS

On behalf of the entire Dajuma staff, Lely and Erik on the picture would like to wish you a very merry Christmas!
This year our Christmas tree is really special: it is made of driftwood collected on the beach. To show the snow, we picked up some kapok from the kapok trees of our neighbours. The result is this beautiful and so special construction particularly appreciated by our guests. It is also a modest part of our effort to limit our carbon footprint.

YOGA RETREAT AT DAJUMA Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

YOGA RETREAT AT DAJUMA

Recently, we had the pleasure to host a group of yoga sent by our partner and on Yoga specialized German tour operator, Yoga Travel and Friends (www.yogatravel-friends.de) which is used to send a lot of yoga groups to Bali for round trips, retreats and individual tours.
The group from Munich, Germany, called Djaya Yoga & Soundhealing stayed for 4 nights, practiced a combination of Yin Yoga and Sound Healing as well as Yin Yang Yoga and meditation twice a day at our yoga shala overlooking the Indian Ocean. Under the lead of Tanja Seehofer (Yoga Teacher) and Yann Kuhlmann (Musician) 8 members of the group enjoyed their activities. Beside practicing the yoga, they also enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of Dajuma by doing massages, beauty treatments, pool and beach activities or even just laying on the hammock or long chair under the sun. In the end of their stay, they really enjoyed the entertainment night with Balinese music and dances, everybody was very happy some of the participants also decided to extend their stay with us. We hope to see you back next year! Meanwhile enjoy the festive season and a beautiful end of year celebrations.

ANNUAL JEGOG FESTIVAL AT RAMBUT SIWI Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali balinese music jegog

ANNUAL JEGOG FESTIVAL AT RAMBUT SIWI

One of the Jembrana’s annual event is the Jegog Festival which was held this year over 3 days, from December 3rd to 5th.
Jegog is a form of gamelan music indigenous to Bali, played on instruments made of bamboo. Born in West Bali in the 1920’s in a small village close to Dajuma, it has started to become popular in other regions of Bali and even abroad in Japan, Germany and the US.
The annual festival aims at preserving, developing and fostering Jegog as a cultural object of prime importance. It is a unique traditional music as a symbol of creativity and the original identity of Jembrana people and culture. This year, the festival agenda was particularly heavy with the participation of 84 Jegog groups from all around Jembrana (including school groups) and 2,520 artists. Hundreds of visitors, including our guests, enjoyed the exhibitions of the forms and types of Jegog and listened their unique sounds. Seminars attended by jegog artists, cultural figures, creators and observers of the Jegog also took place. On the last day, mass Jegog staging (Jegog Mebarung) accompanied by the performance of Joged Dance shown on the picture closed the festival.

DAJUMA AWARDED "TRI HITA KARANA" Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

DAJUMA AWARDED “TRI HITA KARANA”

Last Friday, took place in the Art Center of Denapasar, the “Tri Hita Karana” awards ceremony. It rewards Balinese institutions such as hotels, hospitals, schools, universities, foundations, etc. committed to apply the THK philosophy which is based on 3 key principles: harmony with the Gods, harmony with nature and harmony between humans. The conformity is evaluated by independent auditors from hundreds of criteria stringently checked. During the 2019 THK Awards, there were 182 hotels and institutions consisting of 54 5-star hotels; 16 Boutique hotels; 48 4-star hotels; 8 1,2 and 3 star hotels; 5 budget hotels; 12 tourist attractions; 12 Government Agencies including Hospitals and Foundations; 21 Schools (junior and senior high schools); and 7 Universities.
Puri Dajuma won a silver award in the category of four-star hotels that implemented the concept of life balance in harmony, in the environmental management in accordance with article 5, Chapter III, Law of the Republic of Indonesia No. 10 of 2009 and the Global Code of Ethic for Tourism of the United Nations.
It crowns 17 years of effort in this respect. A well deserved reward for our staff! Well done guys!