Festive Season Celebration with Aman in Indonesia

On 24th December, guests are invited to join offered to the local villagers to enjoy for their own festive celebrations. Later, sip sunset cocktails as Amandari’s Christmas tree is lit, the children of Kedewatan Village dance to the gamelan orchestra and the aromas of the multi-course dinner mingle with live music in the still evening air. It is a family affair, with the accompanying orchestra made up of the children’s parents from the local village.

For guests celebrating with families, child-friendly activities are on offer to keep little ones entertained, from cookie and gingerbread decorating to face painting and a rice-paddy experience, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Culinary highlights include a Megibung Balinese feast on 29th December; a chocolate tour, bonfire and s’mores on 30th December; and a Balinese New Year’s Eve celebration.


This festive season, Amankila offers an exciting series of cultural performances, a Kecak dance on Christmas Eve and distinctive dinners, from Christmas feasts to Beach BBQs, which will culminate in a memorable New Year’s Eve night market and fire dance. As the sun sets on 2022, dine poolside on Balinese delicacies before six fire masters present a dazzling display of movement and coordination accompanied by live music.

As the sun’s first rays light up Mount Agung, experience forest bathing by leisurely walking into the forest surrounding Amankila, to reconnect with nature through all the senses. Afterwards, relax in the open-air bale atop Tamansari Hill and enjoy a hearty homecooked breakfast while soaking in the views across the Buitan Valley’s emerald rice terraces.

Amankila cares deeply about the rich culture of Bali and is actively involved in preserving and sharing traditions. From 16th December 2022 – 4th January, Amankila showcases a curated exhibition of folk art, fashion and high-quality craft by internationally recognised interior designer, Melati Danes. From 24th – 30th December, Tenganan artisan, Pak Punduh, will welcome guests in the afternoon and demonstrate how to draw on a dried palm leaf with an ancient technique passed through the generations.


On Bali’s southernmost peninsula, famed for its white-sand beaches, ocean-side temples and frangipani-scented hillsides, Aman Villas rest poolside in lush tropical gardens. Each is an Eden-like retreat serviced by two butlers and a private chef, who will ensure that this festive season is unforgettable for every guest.

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