Last week, a comprehensive immigration seminar unfolded in Dajuma, orchestrated under the expert guidance of Hendrah, a seasoned senior immigration officer specially dispatched from Jakarta. The event aimed to equip Bali’s immigration officers and agents with the latest insights into the revamped immigration policies, with a particular focus on the intricacies of the newly introduced e-visa procedures. The seminar served as a vital platform for knowledge exchange and skill enhancement, fostering a more adept and informed immigration officers in Bali.
The beauty of sunset at Dajuma is a mesmerizing spectacle, captivating all who are fortunate enough to witness it. With its full West orientation, the sun gracefully descends, casting a warm, golden glow across the landscape. The sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant hues, from fiery oranges to soft pinks, creating a breathtaking panorama which delights our guests. As the sun dips below the horizon, it leaves behind a tranquil silhouette, painting the sea and the sky with a unique palette of colors. The sunset at Dajuma is not just a celestial event; it’s a serene and unforgettable moment that etches itself into the hearts of our guests.
After almost 3 years of stopping, it was time to reconnect with the famous outings of Dajuma staff. Our 42 employees therefore, in debut November, organized an outing in two groups to Banyuwangi and the famous Kawa Ijen volcano. The 2023 vintage was sporty: 3 days in all, devoted to 3 sports activities (the ascent of the volcano, rafting and snorkeling) and of course intense moment of sharing and fun around good tables! To do it again absolutely … without moderation. The well-being and camaraderie of our staff are important to us.
The coconut trees of Dajuma tropical garden stand tall and elegant, their slender trunks swaying gently in the tropical breeze. These trees hold a special place in Bali, not only for their aesthetic value but also for their deep cultural significance. They play an essential role in Balinese cuisine, especially in dishes like “lawar klungah,” where freshly grated coconut is a key ingredient, adding a creamy texture and nutty flavor to the dish. Additionally, coconuts are essential to Balinese cleansing ceremonies known as “Melukat”. The holy water used in these ceremonies often comes from coconuts, symbolizing purity and sacredness.
Coconut trees also offer a wide range of practical uses in Bali. Their leaves are woven into intricate offerings during temple ceremonies, their wood is used in construction, and coir from coconut husks is an indispensable material for crafts and mattresses. Beyond their tangible uses, these trees constitute symbols of abundance and life in Balinese culture, forming an integral part of the island’s identity and daily life. On the picture, our waitress Padmi.
At Dajuma, we offer a diverse range of on-site weekly activities to make our guests’ stay truly memorable. Among these, the “Balinese Culinary Experience” stands out as a favorite. Our guests are invited to work with the cook and treated to an authentic culinary adventure, with the delectable “sate lilit” (fish satay) taking center stage. This dish has become renowned within Dajuma for its outstanding flavors.
The “sate lilit” is a beloved delicacy, meticulously prepared with a blend of minced fish, grated coconut, coconut milk, fragrant lime leaves, and a secret mix of spices. Guests consistently praise its delicious taste and rich flavor, often inquiring about the recipe. Many are so captivated by the dish that they plan to recreate it at home.
Cycling around Dajuma offers an incredible blend of physical and mental rejuvenation, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of Bali’s nature and culture. As you pedal through the lush landscapes and vibrant villages, you’ll find that this experience goes far beyond just exercise. One fascinating aspect of this journey is discovering the rich musical heritage of Bali, such as jegog music, which was born just a few kilometers from Dajuma. This unique genre is created using bamboo instruments, and its rhythmic, melodic sounds and vibrations have a captivating quality that transports you into the heart of Balinese culture. Meeting the local people in the villages that are the cradle of jegog music is a true highlight. It’s here that you can deepen your understanding of the music’s origins, witnessing firsthand the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into creating these bamboo instruments. The cultural exchange that occurs during these encounters is nothing short of enriching, giving you a profound connection to Bali’s heritage. So, cycling around Dajuma becomes not only a physical adventure but a soul-enriching experience that allows you to explore the natural wonders and cultural gems of this magnificent island.
On the 3rd of October, a joyous celebration unfolded as our dear friend and colleague, Edi, welcomed his second child into the world. The birth of their son marked a long-awaited moment of immense happiness in Edi’s life. The entire family and friends were filled with excitement as they gathered to celebrate this precious arrival. In accordance with the cherished tradition of Edi’s family, the parents will name their newborn son in a week’s time. This tradition adds an extra layer of anticipation and significance to the birth, as it allows the family to choose a name that holds special meaning and reflect upon the perfect name that will accompany the child throughout his life. As we join in Edi’s joy, we eagerly await the announcement of their son’s name, knowing that it will carry with it the love and heritage of their family for generations to come. Congratulations dear Edi and family!
Dajuma Tropical Garden is a captivating oasis of natural wonder where the beauty of nature unfolds in a harmonious symphony of colors and scents. Each flower, plant, or tree within this lush paradise is thoughtfully adorned with small signs that not only reveal their scientific names but also celebrate their local identities, creating an immersive botanical experience.
As you stroll through this enchanting garden, you’ll discover the rich tapestry of life that thrives here. From the majestic hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) with their delicate petals to the towering coconut palms (Cocos nucifera) swaying in the tropical breeze, every corner is a testament to biodiversity. The garden invites you to explore the intricacies of nature, fostering a deep appreciation for the ecological wealth that surrounds us.
Dajuma’s commitment to education and preservation is evident in its dedication to both scientific and indigenous nomenclature, bridging the gap between knowledge and tradition. It’s a place where visitors can not only admire the sheer beauty of the flora but also connect with the cultural significance these plants hold in the hearts of the local community. In this magical haven, science and culture unite, reminding us of the profound beauty and importance of our natural world.
It sounds like a beautiful and memorable wedding celebration at Dajuma! Hosting a yoga group lead by Michael and Karin and having a wedding ceremony during the same event must have made it an even more special and unique experience for everyone involved. Michael’s leadership in organizing the wedding, the warm atmosphere, and the lovely decoration in front of our spa must have created a truly magical setting for Petra and Patrick’s special day.
Congratulations to Petra and Patrick on their wedding! May their journey together be filled with love, joy, and beautiful moments like this one. It’s wonderful that they were able to celebrate their love with their fellow group members, making it an even more meaningful occasion. Best wishes to the happy couple as they begin this new chapter in their lives together
By carefully listening to the voice of our guests, we came to the conclusion that our Bendega restaurant should be redesigned and particularly assigned to new missions. Indeed, our guests have massively expressed the wish to have a place after dinner where to relax, listen to good music while savoring delicious cocktails and playing cards, ping-pong, billiards and darts. No sooner said than done Bendega restaurant is now Bendega Pub, open everyday from 19h to 22h30 except when our teppanyaki is open or when there is a special entertainment at our Rama Restaurant.
Try it, we are sure you will love it!