Everyday around Dajuma Cape, skilled lobster hunters are using rustic traps crafted from locally sourced bamboo, in the age-old tradition of lobster hunting. Armed with years of experience passed down through generations, they have a deep understanding of the tides, currents, and the behavior of lobsters. They strategically position their traps along the rocky seabed, where lobsters seek refuge in rocky formations. The traps, ingeniously made from bamboo, create pathways that lure lobsters with the promise of shelter. As the night unfolds, the traps begin to yield the fruits of their labor. The rhythmic sound of the waves is accompanied by the excitement of a successful catch, when the hunters carefully retrieve their prized lobsters from the traps. This sustainable and traditional method not only supports the livelihoods of the local community but also underscores the delicate balance between human activity and the preservation of the marine ecosystem. Happy hunting guys!
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With a fishing village a Dajuma stone throw, it is natural to want to fish during your stay with us. This is what happened last week for our loyal customers, the Greg family (George and his son Ben). Starting at 6 am on a traditional Praho with our beach supervisor Jupri, they returned a few hours later with 2 beautiful fish called Diamond Trevally or Mirror Fish as shown in the photo. They said that was the beginner’s luck. They gave one of the fish to Jupry and for the other one, they asked our chief to cook him for their dinner. Well done guys for this beautiful fishing!
It is very moving to see the children of our fishing neighbors playing in the giant pots of our cape. With the means at hand, they build magnificent models which sail perfectly identically to the prahos of their fathers. They proceed in two stages: in the giant pots they test the new models and when they come out victorious in the tests, they are then put in the sea. Well played guys!
Located on a cape not far from the world famous surf spot of Medewi, Dajuma is the ideal place to practice all water sports. Which ones? At the top comes surfing, which can be practiced in front of the hotel or a little further on in Medewi, well known for its famous left wave of 500m. Also very popular with our customers, the body board and the stand-up paddle. For those who want to venture further out to sea, go sailing, kayaking or fishing with the local fishermen. For the more daring, kite surfing as shown in the photo. And for scuba diving enthusiasts, we are only 1 hour 20 minutes from Menjangan, one of the most beautiful diving spots in the world. Come see us soon!
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.