Dajuma is located next door the fishermen village of Pekutatan and our beach supervisor Jupry, himself son of fisherman, is always happy to invite our guests to go fishing offshore. This is what happened last monday, when our repeater guest Bastian from Germany embarked with Jupry on a traditional praho very early in the morning around 6 a.m., enjoying a beautiful sunrise on the ocean. Bastian was lucky enough to catch a big mackerel fish and he asked our kitchen team to cook it for his dinner. Well done Bastian and Selamat Makan!
Dajuma is located just next door the fishermen village of Pekutatan. Every morning, our guests can assist to the return of these beautiful prahos which spent all the night long trying to catch fish and seafood. It is a rare moment of sharing with these courageous fishermen who are always happy to talk to our guests, and sometimes invite them to fish. Our cooks are also ready to cook their fresh catch for the greater enjoyment of our guests. Another unique Dajuma experience is’nt it?
Finally, it is time for the holidays and many are the children of our clients who love to walk on the beach of Dajuma to discover the intense underwater life. In the photo the big sister initiates her little brother between two tides to the knowledge of these small crabs so fast in their movements. A good moment of discovery under the discreet supervision of the parents!
What are the dreams of local fishermen’ chidren? Most of them want to do the same job as their fathers. From their youngest childhood, they like playing in the sea with small boats looking exactly like the ones of their fathers or learning how to surf the waves. This is exactly what the two brothers are doing on the picture but it seems that only one will become a fisherman, the other one looking for being a surf champion!
Fishing off-shore is one of our in-house activity much appreciated by our guests. Jupry, our beach supervisor, himself son of a local fisherman, is always happy to organise a fishing party on one of these beautiful prahos. Starting from the West beach close by the resort, they sail a few miles between Bali and Java in a place where the fish is abundant. On the picture our guest Christopher is proud to show his catch, a beautiful Indian Threadfin also called Mirror fish which has been especially grilled and served to Christopher’s family for the dinner.
Caught just in front of Dajuma, this beautiful fish looks like barracuda but is not. It is called King Mackerel fish. It has been fished by these 2 skilled underwater fishermen. Well done guys and … “selamat makan”! (enjoy your meal in Bahasa Indonesia!)
A nice spectacle from Dajuma garden, at sunrise or sunset, is the return of prahos coming back from their daily fishing campaign. It is really impressive to see these fragile vessels negotiating the waves to land safely onto the shore next to Dajuma.
The village of Pekutatan where Dajuma is situated is well known for its fishermen: they supply all the area with fresh fish and seafood, including our two restaurants Rama and Sinta.
Selamat makan (Enjoy your meal in Bahasa Indonesia).
From the cape where Puri Dajuma stretches, one major point of interest is the everyday fishermen activity just besides. The nearby Pulukan river, and the Medewi one at 200 meters west, both going to the bay make it very attracting for the ocean fauna. It is not rare we can even see impressive Manta rays drawn from the sea, but not interesting for the fishermen. By the contrary of the number of excellent kinds of fish, catch from the above colourful traditional “prahos”we can see behind the memorial boat. Fish is then sold directly on the beach, put in insulated boxes and loaded to provide the great Denpasar market and others.
Just in front of Dajuma is the beautiful Medewi cape, which not only enchants our guests but also attracts every day a lot of tasty fishes at high tide. The question is then “how to catch them”? 2 techniques are used by local fishermen: the first one consists in launching a small net on the fishes when the high tide is pushing them to the shore. The second one, more traditional is by using fishing rods. As we can see on the picture, the winner yesterday was the fishing net! The fishing rod owner seems to be a little bit disapointed…
Dajuma location is just perfect to watch skilled traditional fishermen. Watch them carefully… At the beginning of high tide they come discretely walking in the ocean at knee level scrutinizing the horizon where a mixed of current and waves will trap small group of fish up to 20 cm in length. When close enough, the fisherman throws his net with a twist creating a circle, due to metal pieces attached all around the extremities of the fishing net. The net immerses itself and traps the fish. The throw needs to be accurate and sharp the fisherman’s eyes. This type of fishing is practiced by only a few men. Hope it will be transferred to other generation. They will be delighted to show you how to do. Ready for a challenge!