Welcome to the November edition of Menjangan Dynasty Resort bimonthly newsletter.
Festive Season is just around the corner and if you are staying around Northwest Bali during the Festive holiday, do visit Pasir Putih Beach Club for a great Christmas and New Year celebration. We also introduce delicious Oxtail Soup as the restaurant’s new promotion, along with the refreshing Lemongrass Lychee Martini, which you can enjoy until the end of January. There will also be a cultural event at Pemuteran Village that should not be missed.
If you are interested to explore the fantastic underwater world of Menjangan Island, we currently offer a special Snorkelling Package, which you can book on our website, and also Scuba Diving courses at our 5-star PADI Dive Centre. Also, read on to learn how we contribute to keep the environment clean and green.
We hope that you enjoy reading this newsletter, and we look forward to welcoming you to Menjangan Dynasty Resort.
Glamping Meets Meeting
When a regular indoor meeting has become too mainstream and boring, why don’t you take the event to a whole new level with an open-sided meeting room in the quiet district of Northwest Bali?
On 7th and 8th October 2017, we had the pleasure to host an event for KPw Bank Indonesia – Bali at Menjangan Dynasty Resort. With 36 participants from the Bali Office, the two-day event consisted of a meeting, team building activity and a dinner. The meeting was held in our multipurpose bamboo Wantilan, while the team building event and dinner was set on our white sandy beach. It was a great event and we’d like to thank the organiser for allowing us to deliver a one-of-a-kind meeting experience to all of the participants. Who would have thought that glamping and business meetings could work so well together?
Our bamboo Wantilan is designed to be a multipurpose function venue and is a convenient space to host wedding ceremonies, receptions, gatherings and meetings. The facility is open sided and allows anyone to enjoy the excellent view of the Resort’s tropical garden, the stunning scenery of the surrounding area, and some fresh air and cool breezes; all of which are things that you can’t enjoy when you are confined to an indoor function room. The Wantilan can host up to 80 people according to the seating arrangement.
Pasir Putih Beach Club, with its beautiful white sandy beach, can also host a private lunch or dinner for corporate events, with delicious dishes and excellent service from the safari-suited staff. In addition to these services, we recently launched our Beach Camp Tents, each of which is furnished with twin beds instead of the regular queen-sized bed, and is therefore an ideal option for corporate clientele.
Menjangan Island is known to be one of the best spots in Bali to snorkel or dive. Visiting this area and not taking time to do the underwater activities is like being given a beautifully packaged birthday present but never breaking through the wrapper to uncover the magical secrets within.
If you would like to discover the amazing underwater world of Menjangan Island, we are happy to offer you the Snorkelling Package. This 3-day / 2-night package provides you with glamping accommodation in our Beach Camp Tent, including breakfast and daily afternoon tea, plus a one-time snorkelling excursion with a professional English speaking guide for 2 people. After snorkelling, enjoy a complimentary 15-minute spa sampler for 2 people. In the evening, relax on your own veranda while enjoying a free bottle of wine.
Being situated in such a stunning location in Northwest Bali, beside a blissful white sandy beach, on the outer perimeter of Bali’s most magnificent, untouched wilderness - The West Bali National Park, we are committed to help conserve this beautiful environment and leave only a green footprint.
All of our communal facilities, including the Resort’s lobby, beach club, spa pods, dive centre and multi-purpose Wantilan, are crafted in sustainable bamboo, showcasing flowing organic lines capped with soaring grass roofs that meld beautifully with the landscaped gardens and spectacular surroundings.
We are also committed to replacing plastic bottles with quality stainless steel water bottles. These are provided in each room and at the Restaurant, and are free for all guests to use. Refill these bottles at the multiple water stations around the Resort, and you have helped us reduce the plastic waste. Did you know that plastic bottles are responsible for one of ocean’s most pressing environmental problems?
In addition to these efforts, our team joins forces with the local community to keep the surrounding area clean by organising a beach cleaning activity every month, which covers not only our area but also the protected nature reserve of Menjangan Island.
Oxtail Soup and Lemongrass Lychee Martini Promotion
Have you been to Pasir Putih Beach Club lately? We have just launched a special promotion of the popular Oxtail Soup and a brand new drink called Lemongrass Lychee Martini.
Known to be one of Indonesia’s favourite dishes, Oxtail Soup is made of slices of fried or barbecued oxtail, served in vegetable soup with the addition of a clear beef broth. What makes our Oxtail Soup special is the inclusion of sweetcorn, carrot and breadnut, all of which add to the richness of the soup’s taste. The dish is priced at IDR 160,000 nett per portion.
Try our new and unique Lemongrass Lychee Martini, which is simply a popular lychee martini with a twist! The fragrant lemongrass adds its aroma and gives the drink a subtle citrus-like flavour; perfect to quench your thirst after a hot sunny day at the beach. This beverage is priced at IDR 110,000 nett.
These two promotions are available until 31 January 2018.
Learn Scuba Diving with Pasir Putih Dive Centre
Pasir Putih Dive & Watersport Centre is a 5-star PADI Dive Centre managed by Bali Hai Diving Adventures. Being a member of PADI, we are proud to offer you not only snorkelling and diving excursions, but also the opportunity to take a full range of PADI courses, perfect for aspiring divers.
As this is a 5-star PADI dive centre, you can be guaranteed to get the best service and training from our experienced instructors in our impressive facilities, including our 3-metre-deep diving pool. We maintain a policy of a maximum student-to-instructor ratio of 4:1 to insure quality training for all of our PADI courses. All of our PADI courses are complete with PADI manuals, our fantastic diver’s log book, lunch, water and top-notch instruction in a stunning environment!
Scuba Diver Course - Essentially half of the full Open Water Course: 2 Days / 2 Ocean dives
Open Water Course - The most popular entry level course: 3 Days / 4 Ocean dives
Advance Course - Take your knowledge to the next level: 2 Days / 5 Ocean dives
Rescue Course - Prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques: 2 Days / 3 Ocean Dives
Divemaster Course - The first level to becoming a dive professional: 2 – 4 weeks
Pemuteran Bay Festival is an annual art celebration held at the award-winning fishermen’s village of Pemuteran in Northwest Bali. Pemuteran Bay Festival exposes the area’s natural beauty in the Underwater Reef Conservation Act Workshop, illustrates the importance of health in yoga and spiritual exercises, promotes culinary traditional in the food carnival, and presents many art performances. With majestic mountain tops, paradise beaches, and good companions, you’ll have a glimpse of heaven on the Island of the Gods.
Pemuteran Village is only 10 minutes from Menjangan Dynasty Resort.
Where to go: Jayaprana Grave
Located in Teluk Terima, an area about 15 minutes’ drive from Menjangan Dynasty Resort, you’ll find the beautiful and sacred Jayaprana Grave. At Teluk Terima, walk up some stone stairs from the southern side of the road, and you will arrive at this magnificent place.
Locals believe that this is the resting place of the 17th Century folk hero, Jayaprana and his truelove, Layonsari, whose tragic true love story is Bali’s most popular tale.
Jayaprana, the foster son of a 17th-century king, planned to marry Layonsari, a beautiful girl of humble origins. The King became jealous and desired Layonsari for himself, so after hatching a ruse to lure Jayaprana to a distant bay, he had him murdered. In despair, Layonsari committed suicide rather than submit to the treacherous king, and was reunited with Jayaprana in Heaven. This Romeo and Juliet story is a common theme in Balinese folklore. While most of Balinese people believe that this is a true story, Balinese historians have not found any evidence to support this event, except the existence of the grave.
The grave is regarded as sacred, even though the ill-fated couple were not gods. A temple was built on the site in honour of the couple, with a glass case containing idols of Jayaprana and Layonsari set as the centrepiece. Many Balinese people come to the temple to pray, some wishing for prosperity, while others, especially the women, pray for divine assistance in matters of love.
This site is a must-visit when you are in Northwest Bali, not only due to its popularity and its interesting story, but also because of the excellent views that you can enjoy from here. You will marvel at the vista of the rugged terrain, the sea, Menjangan Island and the mountains of East Java. However as this is considered to be a holy and sacred place, please be respectful and wear appropriate clothes when you visit.
Arthur, Indonesia - TOP spot for staying and diving. Amazing place near the sea.
Mutta, Australia - We loved every minute of this place and do not want to leave. The people, staff, hospitality absolutely amazing
Burcu - We booked a beach tent but when we see the one bed room villa tent we can’t stop ourselves to upgrade ... amazing view, quite, excellent service and food. Rodi, special thanks to you. You make us happy. Ketut, thanks to you for the activities
Kathy - Due to the kindness of many people when Tulemben was evacuated for the possible eruption of Mt Agung we ended up at Dynasty Resort. The setting is on a beautiful hillside. The tents are spaced apart for privacy. Staff very friendly. Spa a bit warm in the afternoon as it faces West. The food was excellent and the chef was charming explaining the following nights special to our table several nights. Definitely try the Black Cod. Who else has a 4 course breakfast? Delicious. Diving is available from the resort and the coral and Asian fish and critters were a real treat to see for some of our divers new to Indonesia. Hope to return some day.
Gillian J - One of the best places I have ever stayed at. Outstanding all round. It was the perfect place to end our Bali Holiday in. Peaceful and Beautiful. Paradise in tented luxury. Spa treatments were amazing. We will be back!