This week, a delegation of the staff of Dajuma went to congratulate Zikin and Nisa Melinda on their marriage celebrated in the Muslim tradition. Zikin is part of the dynamic and inventive team of our gardeners since early 2019. He managed to seduce the lovely Nisa Melinda who lives in the neighboring village of Pulukan. Our best wishes of health and happiness to the newlyweds!
This week a major event occurred near Dajuma, at the very sacred temple of Rambut Siwi, the famous temple of the lock of hair. Event that only takes place every 38 years called “Kaya Agung Menawa Ratna” and which is supposed to remind humans we are that we live in a finite world where health and prosperity are not a given. Message that takes all its value in this period of pandemic. Usually many to celebrate this event together, this time the Balinese had to stay at home and pray with their families to prevent the spread of variants of the virus.
When you are on vacation or on a weekend in Dajuma, everything is done to help you unwind and discover new ways of living, closer to nature and people. Among all the possibilities for a change of scenery offered by the hotel, there is the ritual of the floating breakfast, particularly appreciated by our customers. This is what our loyal customers Clément and Amanda had the pleasure of sharing at sunrise in the Bendega swimming pool, served by our lovely Leli. An original and relaxing way to have breakfast, isn’t it? Just try next time you visit us.
Two adorable babies have just been born in Dajuma. The strong boy from Astari, our Front Desk Officer, was born on June 4th. His name is I Putu Radeva Bagastya.
In Bali the names are given according to the rank of birth:
Wayan, Putu, or Gede, for the first male born
Wayan, Putu, or Iluh, for the first born daughter
Made, or Kadek, for the second born (boy)
Made, Kadek, or Nengah, for the second born (daughter)
Nyoman or Komang, for the third born (boy or girl)
Ketut, for the fourth born (boy or girl). From the 5th child we go back to the start …
On Hendra’s side, our restaurant supervisor, it is the royal couplet that the parents have just succeeded with the arrival of an adorable little girl named Ni Made Vania Jovanka, born on the 16th. All our congratulations to the happy parents!
Among all of Bali’s treasures, there is one particularly exciting to discover – the underwater life. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, on the surface or in depth, you will live a unique experience by exploring the seabed of Menjangan Island. Located in the West Bali National Park, only an hour’s drive from Dajuma, it offers everything one could dream of on vacation: a preserved natural environment of exceptional beauty, extremely rich underwater flora and fauna, all accompanied by the legendary Balinese kindness. Many of our guests have made their first dive in Menjangan. Why not you?
In the beginning of June, Rondy, our GM in charge of Sales and Marketing became for a while a trainer in Corporate Social Responsibility on the occasion of a specific event dedicated to CSR organised by the Directorate of Vocational Education, the Ministry of Education and Culture, Research and Technology, Seamolec (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Learning Center) and GIZ (Institution of Indonesian-German Cooperation) with Bappenas RI.
Since its creation in 2002, Dajuma considers CSR as being a major pillar of its eco-policy.
In this event, Rondy shared his experiences in tourism especially about e-commerce and CSR to 22 participants, all teachers from the tourism vocational school (SMK) in Jembrana. A precious moment of sharing based on almost 20 years of Rondy’s experience in Dajuma!
After a year 2020 without any tourism fairs all closed due to the pandemic, Dajuma was particularly happy to participate in the annual tourism promotion event, the now famous Bali and Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF). It ran from Tuesday (8/6) to Saturday (12/6) at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC) in Nusa Dua and brought together more than 150 buyers. Of these, 64 overseas buyers mainly from UK, France, Australia, some from USA and also Asian countries participated virtually, while buyers from Indonesia were able to participate physically. The tourism offer was represented by 125 vendors coming from 11 provinces of the archipelago. Puri Dajuma was at booth number A72. A good vintage that bodes well for a long-awaited return to normal!
On the picture Rondy, our GM in charge of Sales and Marketing surrounded by some colleagues.
Last Saturday, Dajuma happily welcomed Mr. Syed’s family and friends, for a memorable barbecue night in our tropical garden. Mr. Syed is a yoga teacher and a regular at Dajuma. Before the pandemic, he usually stayed during Nyepi Day with his family.
This time he came with 8 of his friends to practice several yoga sessions during the week-end. They staid from friday to sunday and had a special barbecue dinner in our garden, enjoying the food as well as their stay. They plan to return for another yoga and meditation weekend sometime in June.
The reopening of the Bali airport to international flights approaching, we can not help but think of all that we will find in the pleasures of life in this island so aptly named the Island of the Gods: a prolific nature, exceptional human relations, breathtaking landscapes, constant serenity, and, icing on the cake (no pun intended!), an exceptional cuisine inherited from multiple local, European and Asian influences. A good example shown in the photo, is the tasty “rijsttafel” recently served in our Rama restaurant, a Dutch word that literally translates to “rice table”. It is an elaborate Indonesian meal adapted by the Dutch consisting of many side dishes (up to fourty sometimes), small portions served in banana leaves, accompanied by rice prepared in different ways. Popular side dishes include egg rolls, sambals, satay, fish, fruits, vegetables, pickles, and nuts. Let’s hope a return to normal as soon as possible!
Bali is often mentioned in guidebooks as a great place to practice yoga. Anyone who has visited Bali can only confirm this opinion. Because of its culture, its exceptional nature and the three pillars of its philosophy (harmony with the gods, nature and between humans) Bali is indeed a privileged place for yoga. And Dajuma is no exception to the rule: with its tropical park and its atmosphere of serenity between heaven and earth, its spa and shala equipment, and its caring full-time yogini Tini, Dajuma offers its clients daily sessions that invigorate the body and soul. Pictured is an amateur female in action, a member of the local Novri Yoga community. Beginners as well as experienced practitioners are welcome!