From the dramatic coastline of Nui Chua National Park to the Andaman-lapped Island of Phuket, Aman destinations across Southeast Asia offer idyllic festive sanctuaries combining the warmth of Eastern hospitality with joyful holiday traditions.
Offering natural beauty and enriching cultural immersion in equal measure, each property has curated a unique festive calendar featuring festive feasting, spiritual blessings, performances from local musicians and much more.
NINH THUAN, VIETNAM
Claiming a spectacular stretch of Vietnam’s coastline within the verdant embrace of Nui Chua National Park and Unesco Biosphere Reserve, Amanoi offers all the seclusion, peace and outdoor magic one could possibly desire over the festive period. A carefully curated holiday calendar will see guests enjoy a variety of unique experiences; from private sunset Cham blessing ceremonies, to guided stargazing and wild cat treks, and on New Year's Eve a seven-course gala dinner takes guests on a journey with flavours from around the world. Entertainment will include traditional Cham dance performances, visual arts shows and a visit from the renowned magician, Patrick Kun.
As the very first place of peace that brought the Aman brand into being more than 30 years ago, Amanpuri has always been a special destination in which to celebrate the festive season and welcome the arrival of the New Year. This year this fabled Phuket retreat is offering a host of exclusive experiences hosted on its very own private peninsula and ensuring an utterly memorable and wholly rejuvenating festive season.
The festive programme makes the most of Amanpuri’s beachside setting, with an exciting array of daily water-bound activities and complimentary wellness sessions hosted on its sands. By night, a specially curated calendar of events unfolds, from the Christmas Eve White Star Dinner to the Journey to Japan on 28 December – an evening paying homage to Aman Tokyo, Aman Kyoto and Amanemu. On New Year’s Eve, the evening is dedicated to Aman’s newest city sanctuary, Aman New York, with live entertainment, fireworks and a DJ-led afterparty until the early hours.
Fall under Luang Prabang’s timeless spell this festive season, embracing the ancient capital's slower pace with dips into Amantaka's shimmering pool and serene wellness treatments in Aman Spa. In addition to exclusive seasonal festivities, discover Amantaka’s cultural heritage and natural wonders: from a traditional Lao cooking class on our organic farm and a private sunset cruise on the majestic Mekong, to an excursion to the most sacred temples and a visit to Laos' ethnic minority villages.
New Year's Eve will be celebrated with a three-course Laotian menu, accompanied by a host of traditional performances and live music. As the countdown nears, revel in the festive spirit with a Blessing and Frangipani dance, a very charming and graceful dance that offers prayers and wishes for a very prosperous year.
As renowned for their hospitality as for their musical talent, Filipinos are exceptional hosts. Combined with Amanpulo’s blissfully private island setting and an exceptional programme of celebrations, there is nowhere better to spend the upcoming festive season.
Covering Christmas, New Year, and the peaceful days in-between, activities range from snorkelling trips to the resort’s house reef and Pamalican sunset cocktails to beach barbeques and lantern-making for little ones. By night, moonlit meditation, stargazing and movie nights on Amanpulo’s private aerodrome make for the most memorable of stays and on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, bountiful feasts made with the finest produce take guests on sensory journeys across the Aman globe.
Set in spiritual Siem Reap, Amansara's manicured gardens, a tranquil spa, curvilinear pool and canopy of mature trees add to tangible tranquillity that inspired its name – ‘heavenly peace’. Khmer healing traditions and a programme of yoga and meditation certainly set the tone for peaceful and serene beginnings in 2023.
In addition to exclusive seasonal festivities, discover Amansara’s cultural treasures: from exploring magnificent temples and floating villages, to cruises on the Tonle Sap lake, forest walking meditations and twilight dinners at our traditional Khmer village house.