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!
With the rainy season, the rivers in Bali are purged of their dead wood which land a few days after on the beaches. This is what happened this week in Dajuma. By chance, a mango tree trunk, long and massive enough, failed on our beach to the delight of the local fishermen who decided to make a new prao of it. Still a lot of work in perspective but time is not really a problem in Bali! Good luck guys!
Dajuma is located next door the fishermen village of Pekutatan and our beach supervisor Jupry, himself son of fisherman, is always happy to invite our guests to go fishing offshore. This is what happened last monday, when our repeater guest Bastian from Germany embarked with Jupry on a traditional praho very early in the morning around 6 a.m., enjoying a beautiful sunrise on the ocean. Bastian was lucky enough to catch a big mackerel fish and he asked our kitchen team to cook it for his dinner. Well done Bastian and Selamat Makan!
Among many assets, Dajuma offers to its guests a lot of places in its 1,5 ha tropical garden where the master words are RELAX and UNWIND. Let’s have a look at these places: along the 200 meters seashore, just a few steps from the beach, comfortable long chairs, hammocks, swings and Gazebos await your visit with a breathtaking view of the ocean. Even when the hotel is full you will always find a tranquil place where to relax. A little bit higher, our Bendega Pool deck is also another place to visit: overlooking the fishermen beach and the Medewi surfing spot, you will be fascinated by the mouvements of the fishing boats and the surfers. But the cherry on the cake is definitively the sunset. Fully oriented West, the entire property offers unforgettable sunsets. Looking forward to welcoming you soon!
Dajuma is located just next door the fishermen village of Pekutatan. Every morning, our guests can assist to the return of these beautiful prahos which spent all the night long trying to catch fish and seafood. It is a rare moment of sharing with these courageous fishermen who are always happy to talk to our guests, and sometimes invite them to fish. Our cooks are also ready to cook their fresh catch for the greater enjoyment of our guests. Another unique Dajuma experience is’nt it?
What are the dreams of local fishermen’ chidren? Most of them want to do the same job as their fathers. From their youngest childhood, they like playing in the sea with small boats looking exactly like the ones of their fathers or learning how to surf the waves. This is exactly what the two brothers are doing on the picture but it seems that only one will become a fisherman, the other one looking for being a surf champion!
Next door Dajuma land, directly on the beach, is the Pekutatan fishermen’ house where fishermen are used to meet and exchange their fishing every day. In front of the house a wall made from river stones was supposed to protect it from the sea, especially from full moon tides. The condition of the wall being more and more deteriorated, we decided to help the fishermen community by financing its complete renovation: a double protection by 2 walls especially shaped to stop the sea is currently under construction and should be completed shortly. A good way to start the new year!