Thursday, March 23, 2017

Unforgettable Easter Experiences with Karma Resorts


Easter is the perfect time of year to splurge on a memorable family holiday at Karma Kandara, Karma Jimbaran and Karma Reef, with the ideal mix of activities for young and old. Children below the age of 12 dine for free when accompanied by parents and will enjoy a complimentary cooking class at Three Monkeys Kids Club, while Mum and Dad relax with 20% off at Karma Spa.


KARMA KANDARA EASTER PACKAGE
Discover the essence of Karma at Karma Kandara on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, known globally as ‘Billionaire’s Row’. The beautiful villas, Karma Spa and elegant restaurant sit harmoniously in a stunning lush greenery landscape offering cliff-side ocean views of tropical beaches. Karma Kandara is the ultimate destination for an Easter getaway like no other. Catered towards the little ones, the Karma Easter Egg Hunt will be conducted by the Three Monkeys Kids Club and take place on Sunday at 11am.

Karma Beach Bali Feathered Sun Easter Festival
The Feathered Sun Easter Festival is the perfect chance to dance with the sand between your toes and relax in the beautiful scenery of Karma Beach Bali. With teepees set up on the private beach below Karma Kandara, there will be performances by international DJs Jon Sa Trinxa and Jimmy Rougeri.


Karma Kandara start from IDR 9.020.000++/ USD 694 ++
Inclusions:
  • Daily a la carte breakfast
  • 1 x Mixed BBQ dinner exclusive in-villa BBQ with private chef and waiter
  • 20% discount for Spa Treatment
  • Cooking Class for kids at Three Monkeys


KARMA JIMBARAN EASTER PACKAGE
Set within lush tropical gardens and only a few footsteps away from the fine white sands and calm waters of one of Bali’s most tranquil beaches, Karma Jimbaran offers just the right balance of hideaway and hospitality and is the perfect destination for an Easter escape.

Karma Jimbaran start from IDR 8.500.000++ / USD 654 ++
Inclusions:
  • Daily a la carte breakfast
  • 1 x Mixed BBQ dinner exclusive in-villa BBQ with private chef and waiter
  • 20% discount for Spa Treatment
  • Cooking Class for kids at Three Monkeys



KARMA REEF EASTER PACKAGE
A luxurious resort on the tiny, traffic-free island paradise of Gili Meno, Karma Reef offers sanctuary – a world away from the noise and demands of everyday life and a wonderful tranquil place for an Easter break. Guests enjoy exclusive access to a secluded beach, to indulge in blissful spa treatments, feast on freshly caught seafood or kick back with a cocktail at the DJ chillout sessions.

Karma Beach Gili Meno Easter Weekend:
Throughout the Easter weekend guests can enjoy the pristine beach at Karma Beach Gili Meno, snorkeling and paddling in the see-through kayaks. The front desk can also help to organise private snorkeling adventures. There will be a DJ playing from the afternoon through to the majestic sunset and beyond whilst guests enjoy signature cocktails and Sangria pitchers during happy hour. After nightfall fresh seafood is prepared on the grill accompanied by fire dancers on the beach.

Journey to Lombok is a cultural and culinary adventure that lets our guests explore the traditions of the Sasak people, native to Lombok. The menu is designed with traditional recipes from Lombok, using local produce. The traditional dance of Lombok is reminiscent of Balinese dance, with the dancers wearing traditional costume and telling different stories through dances which have been performed for generations during different ceremonies in the Sasak culture.

Karma Reef start from IDR 9.162.000++/ USD 659++
Inclusions:
  • Daily a la carte breakfast
  • 3 course Dinner
  • 20% discount for Spa Treatment
  • Fast Boat Transfer

Terms and Conditions:
  • Minimum Stay 2 Nights
  • Valid April 2017
  • Booked Period: immediately – 29 April 2017
  • Stay Period 01 – 30 April 2017
  • Price are in thousands of Indonesian Rupiah and are subject to a 21% government tax and service charge.


BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP
Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations and is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010. In June 2013, John was invited to join leading entrepreneurs from around the world in Monaco to join the judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. In July 2013, John was honoured by the Yale University School of Architecture by being appointed the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow for the fall semester 2013/2014 and has also been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA in 2015. The Karma Group is comprised of Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique. In August 2016, Karma group and Sanctum Hotel Group announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic rock ‘n’ roll styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club.

Sites: karmagroup.com

Craft Beer Tasting Sessions @ Jardino - Fraser Place Setiabudi


Fraser Place Setiabudi is launching a monthly series of craft beer tasting sessions at its stylish garden restaurant and bar, Jardino, a contemporary bistro surrounded by lush green landscaping in the centre of Jakarta.

The monthly sessions will feature a beer sommelier and one of the city’s largest selections of amber beverages with over 40 brews including a number of craft beers from all corners of the globe.The beer sommelier will curate a list of craft beers that can be tasted alone, or paired with carefully selected dishes as he takes guests on a journey through the making and mastering of different brews.


In addition to the beer, patrons can enjoy Italian small plate delicacies and BBQ grills courtesy of Jardino Restaurant & Bar, which will also feature the area’s longest happy hour starting at 3pm and lasting until 9pm every night, accompanied by live acoustic music on Friday and Saturday evenings.


“We offer a real oasis in the heart of the capital, just steps from the offices of some of the city’s biggest companies,” said Charlie Feng, General Manager of Fraser Place Setiabudi, Jakarta. "We hope to offer our guests and customers a place where they can enjoy a curated menu of beer and tapas selections, away from the hustle and bustle of the city."

Fraser Place Setiabudi, the third property from Frasers Hospitality Group, with another six in the pipeline set to bring the Frasers Hospitality Jakarta portfolio to a total of nine by 2019. Frasers Hospitality Group’s global portfolio stands at 140 properties in more than 80 cities and 23,400 keys worldwide.


Frasers Hospitality Group was recently named ‘Indonesia’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2016 by the Indonesia Travel Tourism Industry.

Jardino Restaurant & Bar is located at Fraser Place Setiabudi, Jl. Setiabudi Selatan Raya no.2, Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan (behind Setiabudi One).


About Frasers Centrepoint Limited
Frasers Centrepoint Limited (“FCL”) is a full-fledged international real estate company and one of Singapore’s top property companies with total assets of S$25 billion as at 31 December 2016.  FCL has three strategic business units – Singapore, Australia and Hospitality, which focus on residential, commercial, retail and industrial properties in Singapore and Australia, and the hospitality business spanning more than 80 cities across Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle-East.  FCL also has an International Business unit that focuses on the Group’s investments in China, Southeast Asia, and the United Kingdom.

FCL is listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”).  FCL is also a sponsor and its subsidiaries are the managers of three REITs listed on the SGX-ST, Frasers Centrepoint Trust, Frasers Commercial Trust, and Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust that are focused on retail properties, office and business space properties, and industrial properties respectively, as well as one stapled trust listed on the SGX-ST, Frasers Hospitality Trust (comprising Frasers Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust and Frasers Hospitality Business Trust) that is focused on hospitality properties.

As a testament to its excellent service standards, best practices, and support of the environment, FCL is the proud recipient of numerous awards and accolades both locally and abroad.

For more information, please visit fraserscentrepoint.com.


About Frasers Hospitality Group
Frasers Hospitality Group, the hospitality arm of Frasers Centrepoint Limited, is a global hospitality operator with Gold-Standard serviced, hotel residences and boutique lifestyle hotels across North Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle-East.

Frasers HospitalityGroup commits to “anticipate and exceed the evolving needs of executive travellers through continuous innovation”, and providing its customers with the space, family and community away from home. Conceived with the lifestyle preferences of today’s discerning business and leisure travellers in mind, Frasers Hospitality Grouphas three Gold-Standard serviced residences offerings – Fraser Suites, Fraser Place and Fraser Residence, a modern and eco-lifestyle brand, Modena by Fraser, and a design-led hotel residence brand, Capri by Fraser. In addition, the group operates two brands of upscale boutique lifestyle hotels in the key cities of UK, Malmaison and Hotel du Vin.

For more info, please visit frasershospitality.com

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Da Maria Open for Lunch, Dinner and Late Nite Pizza + Disco


Since opening in November, Bali’s Da Maria, the new Osteria-style Italian restaurant and bar in the heart of Seminyak by iconic Australian restaurateur Maurice Terzini, has enjoyed an incredible response and due to high demand is now open for lunch, with a selection of new items added to the menu.

Da Maria has enjoyed spectacular popularity for dinner and its Late Night Pizza+Bar and its lunch service now encapsulates everything the Almalfi coast represents; long lunches, beautiful surroundings and fresh, simple Italian cuisine. New dishes introduced by Chef Steven Skelly highlight the origins of Da Maria - Wood Roasted Sardine Bruschetta, Scallop Crudo with fennel pollen and finger lime, Calamari Saint Andreas with squid ink aioli and Roasted Fish of the Day with asparagus and rocket, which will transport you to the great outdoor courtyards of Capri. Other new additions include Asparagus and Stracciatella Bruschetta, Chicken roasted in custom made local lava ovens, Spaghetti Vongole with fresh local clams, house-made Cavatelli and Mozzarella on lemon leaves.

“We’ve been blown away by the reception Da Maria has received,” says Maurice Terzini, “lunches were always on the table but the overwhelmingly positive response means we have expanded into lunch earlier than expected. Guests can come and enjoy long lunches into evening drinks in their own slice of the Almalfi Coast in Seminyak.”


Three months since swinging it’s doors open for dinner, Da Maria has been a hub for locals, travelers and expatriates to experience consistent Italo dining and drinks, accessible to all ages in an environment that is always welcoming. Lazarini Pickering Architects focused on a design very reminiscent of a 1960’s Amalfi Coast courtyard with a cooling, fresh blue and white palette and bold geometric styling, paying homage to legendary Italian designer Giò Ponti complemented by ambient fountains and skylights with cascading passionfruit vines. Da Maria has featured in a number of top international publications, including Vogue Living Magazine Australia, Gourmet Traveler, The Australian, Qantas Magazine, Elle China, Lux Society Asia and Away In Style among others.

Da Maria has already hosted several highly successful events, such as their NYD+3 party, where international and local glitterati came together for a New Year celebration to remember. Recent events have featured renowned acts such as Sneaky Sound System, Guy Gerber and Yolanda Be Cool whilst Sydney based music director Kali from PICNIC Social is a testament to Da Maria’s commitment to quality sounds, being the constant influence for Late Night Pizza + Bar.

Late Night Pizza + Bar offers a host of nightly DJs that create the perfect soundtrack for a night of classic Italian flavours such as Negroni’s and Spritz, whilst maintaining an emphasis on creating new favourites with the likes of the Sicilian Margarita and the Frose with Pomelo and raspberry. Wanting the venue to be accessible at all times, the Late Night menu offers Da Maria’s full range of pizzas as well as Arrostocini and Porchetta.

Below are tasting notes for the new dishes with links through to images of each, as well as a link to high resolution images of Da Maria.


Asparagus and stracciatella bruschetta
Bruschetta originates from central Italy and is usually made with olive oil, tomatoes and basil. In a twist on this Italian classic, finely chopped asparagus with dill oil chopped parsley extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice is layered with stracciatella from a burata over toasted sourdough and topped with seaweed salt and finely grated parmesan


Wood roasted sardine bruschetta
Sardines are commonly used in Italian cooking, especially from the Northern and Southern regions of the country. The English word ‘’Sardine” was thought to have originated from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia where Sardines were once abundant. Sardines are seasoned with EVO, salt and pepper then cooked in the hottest part of the pizza oven and served on toasted sourdough with tomato confit & marinated cherry tomatoes with julienne basil


Scallop Crudo
In Italian crudo means “raw”. Thinly sliced raw scallop from America, freshly juiced orange and finger lime with fennel pollen is dressed with extra virgin lemon oil, salt, pepper, white wine vinegar, sea salt + pepper


Calamari St. Andrea
Floured and deep fried calamari rings served with ink aioli, a basic aioli colored with squid ink. Large rocket is dressed with lemon juice and olive oil, salt


Mozzarella grilled on lemon leaves
Mozzarella was first made in Italy near Naples from the rich milk of water buffaloes. Sliced fior di latte is grilled on lemon leaves and seasoned with lemon zest, salt, pepper and EVO.


House made cavatelli
House made pasta is a feature in the Da Maria kitchen. Cavatelli means little hollows and is about an inch in length. It is served with prawns, sautéed with chilli and cherry tomatoes and seasoned with basil.


Spaghetti Vongole
Spaghetti is an extruded pasta, long, round and thin, whilst vongole is the Italian word for clams. The clams are steamed open in a sauce of onion, garlic, white wine and olive oil. As the clams steam open they release their own juices to the sauce.


Roasted fish of the day
Locally caught off Bali by local fisherman, the fish is purchased whole for quality reasons. Cooked with crispy skin, served with rocket leaves and asparagus and dressed with EVO, lemon juice


Wood roasted chicken
A whole roasted chicken is covered with oregano butter and roasted in our woodfired pizza oven. Served half or whole depending on numbers and garnished with a cheek of lemon, lemon leaves and fresh oregano.

For more information, please visit damariabali.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Seclusion “Nyepi” Package Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

Experience The Island in Peace


Nyepi Day is a start of the Saka new year and is celebrated by one of complete inactivity.  During the seclusion day all activities are not functioning, including shops, bars and restaurants are closed and no-one is allowed to leave their home or hotel. These are conducted so that when the evil spirits descend they will decide that the island of gods, Bali is uninhabited and leave the island alone for another year. Prior to Nyepi Day, people from every village will create their own Ogoh-Ogoh – huge monster dolls, lifted on bamboo poles and paraded through the streets to frighten away all the evil spirits. Enjoy the Nyepi Eve parades then settle back for the quietest New Year’s Day of a life time.

Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali offers special “Nyepi Packages” starting from IDR 1,386,000++/room/night. Save up to 50% on second room booked for children aged below 12 years old.

Inclusions:
  • Daily breakfast for 2 persons
  • Complimentary selected children activities and Meera Kids Club entrance pass up to 4 hours a day
  • Complimentary selected hotel activities by the swimming pool
  • Complimentary meals for children under the age of 6 when accompanied by adult paying meals
  • IDR 300,000 net dining credit per room per stay at the resort
  • Complimentary selected refreshment from minibar
  • Complimentary chocolate hour according to hotel schedule
  • Complimentary additional mineral water


Additional Package:
  • Special meal package on 28 March 2017 at IDR 550.000 net/person • inclusive of one-time lunch and dinner buffet
  • Cooking class at IDR 350.000 net/person inclusive of apron


Terms and Conditions:
  • Rate is available for the stay during Nyepi period on 27 – 29 March 2017 and  is subject to 21% government tax and service charge
  • Book the package by contacting us on resort.bali.resv@movenpick.com or +62 361 4725777
  • Booking confirmation is subject to availability
  • Benefits not taken is not redeemable

Mövenpick Resort & Spa
Jalan Wanagiri No.1 I 80362
Jimbaran - Bali

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Soft Opening of Vasa Hotel Surabaya

In this early of November 2016, Tanly Hospitality is proudly to announce the soft launching of Vasa Hotel Surabaya, the premium luxury brand in its portfolio.


Vasa Hotel is design sophisticately convenient for any kind of reason your stay with us. Nestled in the prestigious area in Surabaya, brings a true sense of luxury. The hotel featuring magnificent designs of guestrooms, suites, apartment, fine dining, kids club, aviosa wedding chapel, helipad, various of large meeting room, a lavish spa and relaxations area also state- of-the-art fitness center. We are welcoming you to feel our genuine hospitality in the cutting edge ambient and offers something different to inspire the most discerning luxury traveler.



Vasa Hotel is one of Indonesia chain hotel with International standard in services and products. To review from the past history of hotel industry in Indonesia, the ownership that represent by Tanly Hospitality, decided to build a luxury brand named Vasa Hotel in 2012. The reason behind this ambitious project of Vasa Hotel is supporting the positive growth of hospitality management by Indonesian.

The main concern of Vasa hotel is offering a true sense of hospitality who presented by the best skillful and professional team who already has highest number of experience in hotel industry.



Vasa hotel believes with an ensemble of unique luxury five star hotels still embodies the values of genuine hospitality and refined luxury under one welcoming roof. With every locally rich in culture quality, quality of services, and easy access to city’s highway, the finest shopping mall and golf course, Vasa Hotel Surabaya quietly stands out from the crowd as the ideal destination for business and leisure travelers alike to enjoy your stay in Surabaya in a distinguished and extravagant spot.

The unique selling point that we can highlight from Vasa Hotel is the hotel offer a special treatment room for special people and an exclusive helipad, Vasa Hotel Surabaya is ready to welcome international market to Surabaya.



Vasa, itself means the Sea, as you will find all the name of the entire product and services that are inspired by the sea. The philosophy of the sea serves to promote the growth and development of the social attributes, the good emotional feeling, the intellectual and the physical of each individual. This philosophy of the sea becomes the philosophy of Vasa Hotel to always serves the best that promote the personal growth development of each guest who visit and stay in Vasa Hotel Surabaya.

12 Good Reasons to Visit Alila Manggis in East Bali

WHY East Bali? Here are twelve great reasons to get you started, handpicked by Alila Manggis to satisfy the adventurer, culture lover, foodie and wellness junkie in you!



CULTURAL LEARNING
A visit to Bali anytime of the year is likely to coincide with one of the island’s year-round calendar of enthralling temple ceremonies and religious festivals. Here are some highlights of what you can experience in the coming year.

Mekarekare at Tenganan Village
The annual ‘mekarekare’ ritual takes place every June in nearby Tenganan Village, an ancient village that still follows Bali Aga (pre-Hindu) culture and traditions. Honoring the village ancestors, this extraordinary ritual involves theatrical duels between the young men of the village, armed with prickly pandanus leaf whips and ‘ata’ vine shields, staged to the intense martial sounds of ‘gamelan selonding’ music, and much merriment and laughter. You won’t witness anything else like it.

Pasar Agung Temple
Just a 30-minute journey from Villa Idanna, behold Pasar Agung, a magnificent temple that lies off the beaten track, three-quarters of the way up majestic Mount Agung. Rivaling the Mayan temples of Central America, this monumental temple complex serves as the sacred meeting place of Bali’s most ancient deities. Surrounded by a forest of towering ferns and pine trees, it is the most dramatic setting and pilgrimage site in Bali, offering panoramic views that stretch as far as Lombok and Java.

Besakih Temple
Besakih Temple is the most important temple on the island, known as the mother temple of Bali. The most memorable and enjoyable time to visit is during one of the frequent festivals that are held here, thronged by hundreds of Hindu devotees gorgeously adorned with beautifully arranged offerings.

Usaba Daratan at Selumbung Village
In November, witness this unusual annual ceremony at Selumbung Village that blends sacred dance with spiritual trance. Displaying the power of the gods through the human body, the performers inspire a mixture of awe and fear in a powerful performance of the Keris dance. A mesmerizing sight to behold.




SPORTING ADVENTURE
Discover East Bali’s wild side on these exhilarating adventures that stretch from the ocean depths to the mountaintops.

Best Dives
Alila Manggis is perfectly situated for exploring the region’s many wonderful dive sites off Bali’s east coast. Our ‘Dive in Harmony’ packages for certified and non-certified divers combine a relaxing stay at our seaside resort with expert dive instruction and open-water dives by Zen Harmony Diving. For beginners and dive professionals, Diving with Alila Manggis delivers exciting experiences to please all levels with a great range of top dive sites.
   
Best Surfs
Loose the crowds in December! Bali’s east coast is the go-to spot to catch the most thrilling waves for the best surf breaks in November through April. Our team will lead you to discover many yet unknown secret spots in Bali, with breaks for beginners to Pro surfers. Check out the waves at Keramas, Klotok and Jasri with our team.

Best Treks
For a truly awesome view of the East Bali landscape, trek up the slopes of Mount Agung, Bali’s highest and most sacred mountain, or Mount Batur, Bali’s most active volcano, guided by our Leisure Concierge. These challenging treks will reward you with spectacular panoramas of sunrise from the summit. An unforgettable experience with nature's most dramatic views of Bali.

Best Mountain Biking Downhill
Take our ‘Mountain to Sea’ scenic mountain bike ride down the forested slopes of Mount Agung, winding through local villages, fruit plantations, and markets, enjoying fresh air and spellbinding views. End your journey at Pasir Putih beach where you can enjoy lunch and cool off in the sea. An adventure that will delight both beginners and experienced cyclists, with no doubt, a real Bali discovery journey!



CONSCIOUS LIVING & CULINARY JOURNEY
It's about your wellbeing and indulging in some well-deserved pampering that's authentically East Bali...
   
Yoga & Tai Chi
Join us in our complimentary morning tai chi and afternoon yoga sessions held in the serenity of our beautifully landscaped gardens, calmed by the sounds of the ocean and the warm sun dappling through the swaying coconut palms.

The Balinese Healer & The 48-hour Spa Escape
Visit the Balinese Healer – a spiritually gifted man known as the “Balian” or healer from the Perasi Village in East Bali. The Balian has been the focal point of healing in Bali for centuries, usually using herbs with ancient Balinese massage touch points to cure those aches and pains. After the spiritual healing session, enjoy unlimited spa indulgence from tension-relieving massages and invigorating body scrubs to glowing beauty treatments. Take your pick from our extensive spa menu that will leave you feeling fully restored and ready to face the world afresh.

The Organic Garden Cookout
Rediscover the wholesome, nurturing flavors of unprocessed ingredients with a cooking class in our organic garden hidden below the foothills of Mount Agung overlooking the sea. Put on boots and a rice hat and join our gardeners, collecting seasonal ingredients and enjoying tastings from the garden, followed by a lunch of traditional Balinese dishes cooked with your own hands.

The Bali Aga Culinary Journey
A journey of discovery into the real flavors of East Bali for a unique village dining experience with the Bali Aga. Curated exclusively for couples, this extraordinary experience offers guests the rare privilege of dining in the home of Pak Gede, a resident of the nearby Bali Aga village of Tenganan. Experience the perfect ensemble of a romantic, home-cooked Balinese family meal with the luxury of a private butler, wine and champagne pairings, to the accompaniment of traditional Balinese music.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Mischa Chandrawinata Unforgettable Adventure in Dubai


Indonesian personality, Mischa Chandrawinata, recently visited Dubai and had the chance to discover some of the best adventure activities in Dubai. With year-round sun and a dramatic combination of both the desert and beach, Dubai is the perfect setting to be swept away by high- adrenaline activities.

From a private and luxurious accommodation in the middle of Dubai desert, free fall from a plane, dine in Celebrity Chef’s restaurant and riding a vintage Land Rovers across the golden desert, Mischa’s adventure is all unforgettable.

Dubai is a city that must be seen to be believed. Record-breaking architecture stands alongside traditional quarters, while man-made islands just out of the coastline. 


Here some of the highlight of Mischa Chandrawinata’s Dubai experience:

Stay in Style at Al Maha Resort
Al Maha Resort is nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s magical dune and desert landscape in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and plays a vital role in its conservation. Al Maha showcases the heritage and architecture of the Bedouins and also offers a sense of desert adventure.

The distinct animal of Arabian Oryx & the Gazelles are the star attractions in the reserve. The indigenous Arabian wildlife can also be viewed from the temperature-controlled infinity pool or sundeck seating area of all Villas. Enjoy two different complimentary desert activities every day as part of the stay.

The private desert event site situated away from the hotel is available for weddings, special celebrations and group functions for up to 300 guests. It is the perfect location for family events.



Seek Thrills at Skydive Dubai
Soar like a bird over one of the most spectacular drop zones in the world with Skydive Dubai! Step out of a plane at an altitude of almost 4,000 metres and enjoy the rush of the wind. The whole experience is a full- scale immersion of the senses. With instructors who have collectively logged well over 220,000 jumps, you'll be in good hands – and harnesses – as you jump above this iconic city. To make sure you remember the experience forever, a cameraman documents the fun.

The free fall lasts around a minute before your instructor pops the chute and you begin a leisurely five- minute descent. This is your time to take in the incredible views as you swoop over the Palm Jumeirah towards the landing turf. Want to skydive above the dunes, too? Skydive Dubai has a second drop zone in the desert, with a campus that's located about 35 kilometres outside the city.

Dine Like a Star at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar
Mirroring the lively warehouse style of Gordon Ramsay's famous Bread Street Kitchen in London, comes the Dubai edition located in Atlantis, The Palm. Serving a delectable British European menu and well known classic beverages with some more innovative and fun cocktails, Bread Street Kitchen Dubai is the trendiest place to be seen.

The restaurant serves a British European menu featuring dishes from its London counterpart using specially imported British artisanal products with local influences supplied from the very best producers. On the other side, the popular bar is perfect for pre-dining drinks, a gathering with friends or just a quiet coffee and presents an array of amazing cocktails and beers.

Several favorites including the house signature’s Wagyu beef burger with monterey jack, pickles, chimichurri mayo & fries, Alaskan king crab & apple cocktail with baby gem & pink peppercorn and Pineapple carpaccio with kiwi, passion fruit & coconut sorbet.


Explore with The Pro at Platinum Desert Safari
A must for everyone who is visiting Dubai is experiencing the Desert Safari. This tour will take you on a Land Rover that will departs in the afternoon across the desert of Dubai with several photo-stops during an exciting dune drive. Before the sun goes down, your driver will stop in a secret spot for you to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching our campsite where you have the opportunity to do a camel ride, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hand or feet.

Before returning to Dubai, you will have a chance to watch a belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Seal Your Love with a Glamorous Island Wedding @ Alila Seminyak

A magical way to begin life's new journey together...


For couples that have set their heart on a destination wedding in Bali, the stylish Alila Seminyak is a must to include on your wedding venue list. Set right on the beachfront overlooking the azure Indian Ocean, with views of the best sunsets in Seminyak, the resort offers a stunning marriage of island beauty and inspiring spaces for the ultimate celebration of love.

Allow Alila Seminyak to bring your wedding dreams and fantasies to life, whether in a simple, elegant celebration or a glamorous event with every embellishment. Couples can choose from a bespoke collection of wedding packages, designed to accommodate intimate gatherings of 20 to 30 guests as well as grand banquets, set in unique locations around the resort.


Say ”I do” amid the romance of our Temple Garden, which surrounds an ancient temple that has long stood on this site, and is a unique feature of the resort. For a touch of cool sophistication, bask in reflections of love around the Beach Bar Pool, framed by panoramic ocean views.


If the height of privacy is preferred, celebrate your union in the resort's spacious 811 sqm Penthouse suite, whose exquisitely designed interiors open out to a large outdoor terrace with an 18 sqm private pool, sundeck and entertainment area. A truly spectacular venue, whose lofty perch also ensures the most amazing views.

Last but not least, our elegant, modern Event Centre caters to celebrations on a grander scale, offering uniquely tailored settings that can accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated banquet or beachfront catering for up to 350 guests.



Just as every love story is unique, distinction lies in the details. Our packages are flexible and, in consultation with our wedding planning team, details can be personalised to reflect each couple's individual personalities, preferences and requests. Combined with stylish accommodation, exceptional cuisine, and discreet yet attentive service, a wedding celebration at Alila Seminyak promises to be a memorable occasion full of precious moments. A magical way to begin life's new journey together...



Alila Seminyak is located on Bali's south west coast on one of the island's most pristine beaches. This beautiful, and elegant beachfront resort is connected by shimmering pools cascading from a stunning backdrop of vertical gardens. Set in the undeniably hip side of Seminyak, the resort is a hub for those who want to explore this lively part of Bali.