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!
Because of its unique location straight on the beach, Dajuma offers a variety of sea activities. On top of the list, of course, comes surfing with the famous Medewi spot next door and its long left hand wave. Fishing offshore with the local fishermen is another one particularly apreciated by our guests. Bodyboarding in the waves is very easy to practice and brings a lot of pleasure to everybody from 7 to 77 years old! Stand-up paddle, sailing and kayaking are also 3 ways of discovering the sea in a different way.
On the picture, for their first time in Bali, Ludwig and Vanessa from Germany during their 7 nights stay with us, did some excursions to explore West Bali and decided to try our sea kayak. They enjoyed a lot!
Among our beach activities which cover swimming, fishing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, sailing, SUP, bodyboarding, there is one which is particularly appreciated by our guests: surfing. Why? For 3 main reasons: the West beach of Dajuma is just ideal to learn. The waves are not too strong and the sandy beach is never a problem when you fall down, which is frequent when you start this demanding sport. The second reason is the proximity of a world class surfing spot called Medewi, situated a few minutes from Dajuma. Last but not least reason, is the presence of our surf instructor Jupri who will take care of you throughout the learning process.
No reason why you should not try during your next stay with us!
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!
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?
Rare are the beaches in the world where you can walk for miles without being bothered by the crowds and beach sellers. This is however the case for the beaches surrounding Dajuma, so appreciated by our customers. On the West side, this is a sandy beach very safe for swimming and surfing. A little bit further, the famous Medewi surfing spot. On the East side, another sandy beach is 20 km long where swimming is not recommended on the first 300 meters because of the currents. But after that, it is just paradise for swimmers, fishermen and body-boarders. Just try, we are sure you will like it! On the picture Evelyn strolling in the sunset on the East beach.
Finally, it is time for the holidays and many are the children of our clients who love to walk on the beach of Dajuma to discover the intense underwater life. In the photo the big sister initiates her little brother between two tides to the knowledge of these small crabs so fast in their movements. A good moment of discovery under the discreet supervision of the parents!
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!
Fishing off-shore is one of our in-house activity much appreciated by our guests. Jupry, our beach supervisor, himself son of a local fisherman, is always happy to organise a fishing party on one of these beautiful prahos. Starting from the West beach close by the resort, they sail a few miles between Bali and Java in a place where the fish is abundant. On the picture our guest Christopher is proud to show his catch, a beautiful Indian Threadfin also called Mirror fish which has been especially grilled and served to Christopher’s family for the dinner.
Caught just in front of Dajuma, this beautiful fish looks like barracuda but is not. It is called King Mackerel fish. It has been fished by these 2 skilled underwater fishermen. Well done guys and … “selamat makan”! (enjoy your meal in Bahasa Indonesia!)