Hotel will consider it inadequate when being only equipped with full facilities and beautiful scenery. To make more creative and fun, a hotel also needs to offer guest some activities so that they will not easily get bored. Moreover, through various activities the guests can be invited to get to know and enjoy the culture of Bali. This is one of the activities always held by the Wapa di Ume Resort and Spa.
Resort Manager, I Gusti Ngurah Swijana, said that guest activities offered at the hotel included trekking, yoga, making offering and cooking class. “For trekking, we take the route around the area of Bentuyung for approximately 1.5 hours with the track of rice field view. The activity is conducted every Tuesday and Friday and poses the most favored by travelers,” he explained.
Meanwhile, he continued that yoga belonging to asanas type was held under guidance of a Balinese instructor from Ubud. The program was held every Wednesday and Sunday. “There is also the making of offering activity such as the making of canangsari every Monday and Thursday. Aside from being a form of creativity, it is also meant to introduce the Hindu tradition in Bali. In the near future, we will add the dancing class guest activity,” he said.
For cooking class, Chef Wapa di Ume I Gusti Made Purna Adnyana added that it was not intended to give a complicated food cooking. However, it was a simple, healthy, tasty and definitely fun activity. “We’ve got a special place for the cooking class activity near the vegetable garden in order that participants can get fresh air,” explained the man habitually guiding the cooking class.
The ingredients used, he added, were pickup instantly from the vegetable garden of the villa. The menus prepared were including fried rice, vegetable, soup, satay ala Wapa di Ume, fish and much more. “We are using traditional cooking utensils such as mortar and furnace of firewood. Of course, it will be no less delicious,” he explained.
Purna Adnyana conveyed that participating guests in the cooking class activities were quite enthusiastic. Most of them were foreign travelers. Although the activities were not scheduled, travelers could make a reservation in advance. “Our cooking class is held in the morning after breakfast time. Later, the cooked food will be enjoyed by each participant,” he added. (BTN/Ocha)