DAJUMA WON A COCKTAIL COMPETITION

DAJUMA WON A COCKTAIL COMPETITION

On Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, the Indonesian Bartender Association organised at Anjungan Cerdas Rambut Siwi a contest of the best cocktail. 15 participants from local hotels were the competitors. One of our bar tenders, Erik, represented Puri Dajuma in that event. The challenge launched to the competitors was to create an original cocktail with only local ingredients including the famous arak Bali. Erik named his creation “Mebarung” and was the happy winner of the competition. On the picture, Erik is on the left. For sure this new cocktail will enrich our cocktails list and hopefully be appreciated by our guests. Congratulations dear Erik!

AGUS IS GETTING MARRIED

AGUS IS GETTING MARRIED

April 1st was a big day for our colleague Agus who was celebrating his marriage to Krismony. Agus is part of our housekeeping department for years. He has a reputation for being a great colleague, always cheerful, upbeat and ready to help when needed. He decided to invite all of Dajuma’s staff to his wedding to celebrate this moment so important in a lifetime.
Congratulations to the newlyweds and their families!

The vaccine arrived in Dajuma

THE VACCINE ARRIVED IN DAJUMA

This is the good news of the week! All Dajuma staff received the first injection of the CoronaVac Vaccine of Chinese Sinovac Biotech. Indonesia launched very early, as of January 15, in a vast vaccination campaign by choosing to vaccinate in priority, people aged 18 to 59. To date, 10.4 million people received a first dose, while 3.2 million, ie 1.21% of the population are fully vaccinated. In this context, President Jokowi visiting Bali recently announced a possible reopening of the island to tourism in June or July. May this wish come true! On the photo is our Chef Rudy who received the vaccine like all other employees of the hotels in Jembrana. For this purpose, a vaccination center was installed in Jembrana’s auditorium, with the second injection planned for April 22. Everything is ready to welcome you again in our little paradise. Do not be too long because we miss you!

Praho under repair in Dajuma

PRAHO UNDER REPAIR IN DAJUMA

This week, we would like to introduce you to our fishing village located right next to Dajuma. Many families make a living from this activity with daily sea fishing departures, very often at night. Our fishing enthusiasts often embark with them in the early morning and return a few hours later with great catches. Due to the pandemic, the boat that takes them has been at rest for months and its owner Mr. Sipriadi took the opportunity to give it a facelift: a few small leaks have been repaired, the paintwork completely redone and the bamboo floats replaced. The hull of the boat is carved in one piece from a hibiscus tiliaceus (waru tree) while the outriggers come from a particular species of bamboo called Petung bamboo. The repairs will have lasted a month and it is a completely renovated boat with undeniable charm that awaits you for your next fishing trip!

DAJUMA REWARDED BY HOTELSCOMBINED

DAJUMA REWARDED BY HOTELSCOMBINED

Last week we had the happy surprise to receive another award from a major player in the hotel industry Hotelscombined. It is particularly welcome in this period of endless pandemic!

HotelsCombined is a hotel search engine founded in 2005, with headquarters in Sydney, Australia. They serve over 300 Million travellers each year.

Frommer’s recognized HotelsCombined as Best Hotel Booking Site two years in a row for 2020 and 2021.

They reward hotels using a strict set of criteria such as the quality and consistency of reviews, the absence of recurring or unresolved issues with customers, popularity of the property and the overall resulting score.

A pleasant recognition of what our staff is doing to make the stays of our guests unforgettable!

NYEPI IS COMING SOON

NYEPI IS COMING SOON

Nyepi is fast approaching. On March 15th a new year will begin in Bali, preceded by the famous “day of silence”. It is celebrated every Isakawarsa (Saka New Year) according to the Balinese calendar. It is a day of silence, fasting and meditation for the Balinese. A lot of rituals are part of the celebration of Nyepi Day. The most famous is Ogoh-ogoh and the Melasti (purification ceremony). Because of the pandemic, the celebration of Nyepi has been restricted, all the ritual must be done by a limited number of persons, people cannot get involved and must pray from their family temple. Despite these restrictions, Nyepi remains a major moment in Balinese life and a fascinating experience for foreigners visiting Bali. Dajuma is the perfect place where to celebrate Nyepi. We prepared a specific package which will help you discovering this so special tradition, unique in the world.
Happy Nyepi Day and Happy New Year Saka 1943.

DAJUMA ESCAPADES - WEST BALI COUNTRYSIDE

DAJUMA ESCAPADES:  WEST BALI COUNTRYSIDE

This month we invite you to another escapade in the countryside of West Bali. You will enjoy discovering the great Jembrana landscapes thanks to the unique location of Dajuma, at the border of Bali National Park. Let’s start this one day journey: after a short drive, our 4WD car takes you to a forest on  top of Medewi area. The starting point for a trekking to the river, the Medewi dam and the channels feeding the famous « Subak », the Balinese coopérative irrigation system.
After climbing a little bit above the river, it is time to enjoy cycling in the beautiful nature, down to large rice-fieds and while crossing  charming villages.
A refreshing tour combining physical exercise and discovery of the authentic Balinese countryside!

THANK YOU BRETT AND JEANE

THANK YOU BRETT AND JEANE

This week we are pleased to receive from our repeating guests and friends Brett and Jeane Stammers from Australia a generous donation which has delighted our staff. Each of our 47 employees received a 10 kg bag of rice particularly welcome in this difficult period. A million thanks dear Brett and Jeane for your generosity. We hope to have the pleasure of celebrating with you the return to normal as soon as possible. In the meantime take good care of yourselves as we do with our guests and staff here in Bali.

Valentine's Day at Dajuma

Valentine’s Day at Dajuma

Despite a still very low occupancy rate, Dajuma could not help but celebrate Valentine’s Day, the so famous feast of lovers born in Great Britain in the 14th century. Sign of passion, red roses decorated our restaurant while a special menu was concocted by our Chef at a very competitive price. Due to the pandemic, this special offer will exceptionally remain in effect until the end of February. Welcome to our little paradise and Bon appétit les Amoureux!

DAJUMA GARDEN BETWEEN EARTH AND SEA

DAJUMA GARDEN BETWEEN EARTH AND SEA

The one hectare garden of Dajuma has acquired over the years a good reputation with our customers. There are many testimonies that highlight its beauty and diversity at the edge between earth and sea. Behind these appearances, it is a team of five gardeners who design and maintain it with talent. Despite a very low occupation, they continue to maintain it with as much enthusiasm as ever. On the photo, Mudita is preparing for your next trip by carrying some recently pruned trees and plants into the compost. Thank you Mudita and welcome back to our guests in our Eden garden!