On March 3rd, on the first new moon in March, Bali will celebrate the Balinese Hindu New Year, the famous Hari Raya Nyepi also called the “Day of Silence”. Nyepi, marks the start of the Balinese Hindu Saka New Year and the arrival of spring. Beginning at 6 am and lasting until 6 am the following day, Nyepi is a day intended for self-reflection and anything that might disturb this is not allowed. This means no cooking or fires, no entertainment, no travelling and no work of any kind is permitted. On Nyepi, the usually busy streets of Bali fall silent and even though Nyepi is a Hindu festival, non-Hindu residents of Bali will also observe the day of silence out of respect for their fellow citizens. Tourists are free to do what they want inside their hotels but nobody is permitted onto the beaches or streets. The airport in Bali will also be closed for Nyepi and telecommunications companies even switch off internet services for a 24 hour period. A very special moment in the year for all Balinese, unique in the world and particularly appreciated by our guests. Happy Hari Raya Nyepi!
A very nice event took place this week in Dajuma: the birthday of our longtime friend Rina! Before sharing the traditional birthday cake, her close friends organized a very lively zumba. A pure moment of happiness at sunset in a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Happy birthday dear Rina!
Like every year, Dajuma is celebrating Valentine’s Day this week. Despite its distant and controversial origins, it remains for the whole world the feast of lovers that we have decided to celebrate until the end of the month. Come and enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach in a setting specially prepared for you as shown on the picture. You will love it!
Since their creation a few years ago, the hotel schools in West Bali have earned a solid reputation. We are pleased to welcome dozens of their trainees each year from SMK 5 Negara (our neighbor) as well as OTC and Politknik Negeri Bali for training sessions in the field. We offer them a wide range of practical training in all departments of the hotel: housekeeping, catering, front desk, wellness, etc. At the moment we are training 29 highly motivated trainees. In the photo, our supervisor Hendra is at work in the Rama restaurant, explaining the intricacies of room service with a group of students. Welcome to the new generation!