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DAJUMA WIDELY OPENS ITS DOORS

This week, with the unexpected announcement made by Governor Koster to postpone the welcome of foreign tourists until the end of the year, we found some inspiration from history when Winston Churchill said “Never let a good crisis go to waste”!

Why not applying this paradoxical statement to our current situation? This is what we try to do by intensifying our promotion in favor of the domestic market including expatriates at very competitive rates. Our hope was to return slowly but surely to normal after Sept 11th, hope unfortunately nipped in the bud.

So now, let’s open our doors to domestic travellers. West Bali and Dajuma have never been so beautiful and attractive!

DAJUMA CERTIFIED BY HEALTH AUTHORITIES

This week, to complete our July 20th post, Dajuma officially received from the Indonesian authorities a certificate of compliance attesting the respect of hygiene rules all around the resort, aimed at protecting our guests and our staff from the covid 19.

The return to normal is now approaching. Being announced by the Governor of Bali for September 11th with the reopening of Bali Airport to international flights, it was essential to reinforce our internal hygiene rules by following all the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation.

As already explained in our July 20th post, they consist in 6 main measures: hands washing with hydroalcoholic gel, face masks, spray of disinfectant on luggages, check of body temperature, health screening form to be filled during check-in and physical distancing.

A little paradise which becomes safer than ever! When are you back? Airline tickets have never been so cheap!

HELP-COVID CAMPAIGN STATUS

After only 4 weeks, our “Help Covid” campaign has collected 160 MRp (10711 €)  from 63 contributors including 6895 € via Paypal and 57 MRp by direct transfer on our bank account. Our commitment is to transform your contribution into a credit on your next stay with a 30% bonus.

On top of that our staff also received big rice bags from Melinda, Andrew, Angela and Wolfram.

One million thanks for your generosity. It helps a lot Dajuma going through this terrible pandemic.

Let’s dream we will celebrate together the return to normal soon!

AN INTERESTING NEW CONCEPT CALLED « NEW NORMAL »

Last week, the Balinese authorities have inaugurated an interesting new concept called « new normal » supposed to succeed to the Corona virus pandemic. It consists of a set of procedures to be applied by all hotels in Bali. It combines both new individual hygiene behaviours with some specific equipment. Among the most important ones are the masks (both face and plexiglass ones), the hydro-alcoholic distributors, the new social greetings, the physical distancing, the body temperature control and a new equipment installed in the parking area consisting in a sink where everybody (guests and staff) entering Dajuma must deeply wash their hands.

At Dajuma, since the beginning in March, we already applied most of these « new normal » procedures ensuring the best protection of the health of our staff and our guests. After 16 weeks of practice and fine-tuning we can now say that we are totally ready for the « new normal », hoping that it will come soon.

We selected some pictures illustrating these changes.

Welcome again at Dajuma in a safe and secure environment which does not hamper the legendary Balinese zest for life!

Why West Bali should be on your travel list after the pandemic

Being quarantined for couple of months might be bring something boredom to yourselves, especially for those who are used to do their activities outside home. Now, there is  a question about what will we do after the pandemic passed over? One of the best thing  is traveling, either domestic or overseas and West Bali must be on your list. Why? Because West Bali with its secret vibration will recharge your energy and soul. This is what Bali used to be, totally authentic beautiful nature and culture. And in the heart of it, Dajuma is the place where to stay! We look forward to welcoming you soon!

PREPARING FOR THE POST-CRISIS WITH A NEW WEBSITE

It’s not easy to turn a major event like the corona virus crisis into an opportunity. However, this is what we are trying to do by keeping the hotel open, by offering our rare guests all of our services and above all, by preparing for the post-pandemic period.
A new website is thus under construction which should be put online soon, reflecting as much as possible what we are and our commitment to the environment. It is thanks to you, dear customers and friends, that for almost 20 years, we have been able to develop a hotel style based on the 3 principles of the Balinese philosophy: harmony with the Gods, with nature and between people.
Now, we dream to come back to the pre-crisis occupancy as shown in the 2 photos of the new terrace of our Rama restaurant: the first was taken this week, the second on New Year. Hopefully our dream come true quickly!

THE BALINESE « MIRACLE »

This week, we were lucky to welcome a few guests, happy to swim in our pools without worrying about the distancing rules. Still far from returning to normal, but good in any case for morale!
The other good news is the status of the pandemic in Bali: on May 16, there are only 99 active cases out of 346 in total, with 243 people healed and 4 dead.
An interesting article published by Aljazeera on May 2 finds that there is no visible sign of spread of the pandemic in Bali and wonders about this miracle while the island was still welcoming thousands of Chinese tourists in the beginning of the year. In their investigation, several interesting hypotheses have been put forward that are worth reading.
Either way, Dajuma is holding on thanks to its staff, always as motivated and involved as usual. Simply let us form the wish that all this ends quickly!
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/miracle-explains-bali-coronavirus-cases-200502035557649.html

THE PEKUTATAN “GREEN WARRIORS”

For more than twenty years we have been traveling around Bali and have seen the remarkable progress made in terms of environmental protection. Paradoxically, the Covid 19 crisis seems to have further accelerated this trend. All villages have now organized to prevent the spread of the virus with masks and hydroalcoholic gel available everywhere. This will undoubtedly have positive effects on the Covid 19 but also on other pathologies. In our village of Pekutatan, a team of volunteers called “Green Warriors” was created to keep the environment clean and green. Usually, they do general cleaning in the village and beaches. In this pandemic situation, they do spraying (with disinfectant liquid) regularly in the villagers houses, public places and they do it also in our hotel every Saturday. Hopefully this trend will continue when the current pandemic is over!

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?

After a few weeks of confinement in Bali, it seems that the recovery is slowly progressing. The number of people infected is not growing exponentially like in the other countries and the number of fatal cases is only 3 to date (https://infocorona.baliprov.go.id). One could say that the Island of Gods deserves its name.
But health recovery does not yet mean economic recovery. The latter will also depend on the decision taken by other countries to open their borders and allow their populations to travel again. The opening dates announced by certain European countries do not allow us to hope for a restart in Bali before the end of May, at the earliest. Let us form the wish that it will be sooner.
At Dajuma, thanks to the foresight and commitment of our staff, we found the way to keep the hotel opened despite the rare customers and to offer them a full service from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. So, do not hesitate to visit us. In Dajuma we are sure you will forget about this unusual epidemic for a moment.
Waiting for better times, take good care of yourself!

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!