BALI IN THE CRISIS Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali tropical garden

BALI IN THE CRISIS

Very strange situation in Bali at the moment! The traffic on the roads, usually busy, is almost null, as well as in the streets. The villagers have been instructed to stay at home, what is widely respected. Hotels are no exception to the rule. Most of them operate in a reduced manner or are completely closed.
For Dajuma, we continue to welcome a few rare customers with a reduced team which nevertheless provides all the services of the hotel including catering, wellness and beach activities. With the legendary Balinese smile as a bonus! Don’t miss to stay for a few nights or just stop over for a lunch or dinner. We guarantee you will be, as usual, very warmly welcomed!

LEARNING BEAUTIFUL JEGOG MUSIC Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali jegog music

LEARNING BEAUTIFUL JEGOG MUSIC

Is there a better object for teaching a little bit of music to a 2 years old kid, than this impressive Jegog instrument, so typical of West Bali? This is what happened to Anatole in the Dajuma garden where thrones the beautiful instrument. It exists in different sizes, the one shown on the picture being medium. From the bamboo, It generates deep vibrations which are just hypnotic and makes you feel in communion with nature. Undoubtedly, Anatole loved it! Perhaps will he be able in some years to play in the village orchestra! That’s what we wish for him!

PLANTING TREES AT DAJUMA Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali tropical garden

PLANTING TREES AT DAJUMA

Julia and Mariia have been our guests the last 2 weeks, part of a Yoga group of 12 people coming from all over Europe. They particularly appreciated their stay with us and formulated an unusual request: planting 2 trees in the garden what our staff organised with great pleasure. This is what is shown on the picture: an already tall Araucaria for Julia and a young coconut for Mariia. Both trees will be happy to have your visit next year!

FIRST RAIN IN BALI: A BLESSING FOR FARMERS AND OUR GUESTS Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali tropical garden

FIRST RAIN IN BALI: A BLESSING FOR FARMERS AND OUR GUESTS

This year, Indonesia including Bali, had a longer dry season than usual. In West Bali, where we are located, most of the villagers are farmers. Their fields were dry, some of their crops, mainly rice and vegetables, suffered from the longer dry season. Everybody was expecting the rain to come soon. Finally, it happened in the beginning of November. We saw villagers around us so happy and grateful to be able to celebrate the first rain. This period of the year is also a blessing for our guests: for a few moments of rain mainly during the night, they get in return an even more beautiful nature. In our tropical garden the flowers are blooming like never. The clouds in the sky also create breathtaking sunsets, lasting for much longer than during the dry season. Something you should not miss next time you decide to visit us in the coming weeks!

“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDEN I HAVE SEEN IN BALI” Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDEN I HAVE SEEN IN BALI”

Many thanks to our last month guest Kristin from Australia for her appreciation on Trip advisor about Dajuma highlights and “the most beautiful garden I have seen in Bali”!
It is true all the gardeners team around Yuliartha, as a charismatic leader, is proud to create day after day a real outside work of art. In more than 1,5 ha they cultivate with passion a wide variety of trees, plants and flowers, using natural compost made on site from our kitchen garbage. When strolling along the paths, our guests are always astonished and enchanted to discover a rainbow of colors and delicate scents: orchids, frangipani, bougainvilliers, heliconya, soka are some examples of them. But often comes up the question: what is the name of this flower, plant or tree? The solution was to label each and every of our species (70 different in total) with bamboo signs through-out the property. It is what has been done last week, the new bamboo signs replacing the old ones made from aluminium which were in place for more than 15 years. Visitors and guests can continue to learn and enjoy about the extraordinary diversity of the Balinese flora.
On the picture, Yuliarta and his team. From left to right: Yuliarta, Umar, Zikin, Mudita, Gunaya. Thanks also, guys, for the specific sceneries you build for each event: romantic dinners, anniversaries, weddings, temple festival, new Year… You are the best gardeners we can dream of!

UPIN IPIN WELCOME! Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali chicken bali

UPIN IPIN WELCOME!

By chance, this couple of dwarf hens became the mascot of Dajuma. Every day, they roam the entire property in all directions to the delight of our customers and especially children. They are incredibly kind and cute to watch. They also fulfill their role in terms of cleaning the garden. Our staff has named them Upin Ipin, an easy-to-remember nickname that refers to the Malaysian cartoon, which is very popular in Indonesia at the moment. We are sure you will be happy to meet them on your next visit to Dajuma!

THE SECRET STORY OF THE « BILA » TREE Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

THE SECRET STORY OF THE « BILA » TREE

We have something unique in our garden which has a very special importance for Hindu’s people in Bali. It is a tree called “Bila”. In Balinese Hindu’s tradition, almost all of the plants (or part of it) are being used as a means for praying or making an offering.

Shown on the picture is our “Bila” tree in front of Villa Soka, we have this tree in other area of our garden too. This tree called “Bila” in Balinese and “Maja” in Bahasa Indonesia. Bila tree is related to Siwaratri Day or the night of Lord Shiva. On Siwaratri Day the Hindu people in Bali are used to make a “Kwangen” (one of means in praying) using the Bila’s leaf. There is a mythological story behind using this leaf in Siwaratri night. The story is about the life of a hunter named Lubdaka, which got a blessing from Lord Shiva after spending a whole night in the forest. In the darkest night (night of Lord Shiva), to fight against his fear and keep him awake, Lubdaka pluck Bila’s leaves and throw the leaves one by one into the lake, and, unwittingly the leaves fall on the stone which is the Shiva Linnga or the symbol of Shiva. Because of what he did in the forest, after his death, Lubdaka’s spirit were blessed by Lord Shiva.

PASSION FRUIT JUST FOR YOU Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

PASSION FRUIT JUST FOR YOU

Our guests often refer in their comments to the lush garden of Dajuma, qualified as “manicured garden”. It is not only true for its 1,5 ha which surrounds the villas, but also the case for the private gardens which are facing the entrance of our Bendega villas. The idea came one year and a half ago from our GM Alit to make growing different species, fruit on the West side and flowers on the East side of the Bendega villas. The result after a few months if just astonishing. Can you imagine, when opening the door of your room in the morning, having view on passion fruit, mangoes, papayas and dragon fruits, just for you? On the picture, our colleague Leli checks the maturity of a passion fruit in front of Sari C. Don’t miss it next time you decide to visit us!

THE TEAM BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL DAJUMA GARDEN Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

THE TEAM BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL DAJUMA GARDEN

This week, we are happy to stage our extraordinary team of gardeners, incredible artists who, day after day, make our 1.5 hectare park a real paradise for the greatest pleasure of our guests, as evidenced by the texts below. Many thanks guys for your talents and commitment!
On the picture from left to right : Gunaya, Umar, Yuliartha, Zikin, Mudita who just finished a new hedge above our main temple.

NEW TERRACE Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali terace

NEW TERRACE

Looking like a leaf fallen from the surrounding trees, we recently inaugurated a new terrace in the garden. With its 80 m2 of benkiraï wood, it is the ideal place where to savor cocktails and balinese tapas in the sunset. But not only : it is also a perfect observatory of the wild life of the cape where hundreds of birds are used to fish between two tides. Hope you will like it !