Festive Season at Amanjiwo

2018 Festive Season

Immerse yourself fully in the fascinating history, culture and spirituality of Java this festive season. Amanjiwo invites guests to experience seasonal traditions encompassing food, dance and crafts, all set against an iconic backdrop of emerald rice paddies and sacred Borobudur

For 2019 festive season enquiries please email reservations@aman.com


Morning Yoga, Crafts, Lectures, tours...

Awaken your chakras with morning yoga between the Banyan trees. Gain an insight into village life with a cultural village tour. Delve deep into Java’s history with our resident anthropologist, or try your hand at traditional Javanese crafts

22 DECEMBER 2018 TO 1 JANUARY 2019


Christmas Eve

Children are invited to decorate gingerbread houses in the afternoon, made by Amanjiwo’s own pastry chef. A string quartet will play traditional Christmas songs from 4.00pm. Then, guests can enjoy authentic local cuisine in the Main Dining Room, as a Borobudur dance troupe stage a lively performance

24 DECEMBER 2018


Jatihlan Children's Dance Performance

This village dance is traditional of Javanese culture, depicting a group of horsemen riding horses made from woven bamboo and decorated with colourful paints and cloth

25 DECEMBER 2018


Anthropologist talks on Java

Our Resident Anthropologist who has an incurable passion for Java will be lecturing on topics including Borobudur and the Kingdoms of Java

25 DECEMBER 2018


Christmas Day Dinner

A three-course Christmas dinner or “Makan Malam” will be served at our main Dining Room with both a Javanese menu or our traditional Christmas selection including whole roast turkey sliced at the table. Throughout dinner, our famous Ramayana Epic of dance and music will be performed.

25 DECEMBER 2018


Batik painting for all

Batik is a tradition dating back 100’s of years. Artisans paint onto local cloth using bee’s wax, then dip the material into several dyes to expose the elaborate patterns. Guests are invited to try their hand at the art form.

29 DECEMBER 2018


New Year's Eve

Welcome the New Year with a gala dinner at the Main Dining Room, accompanied by our Jazz Quartet. Write down your new year wishes and release your lantern into the Javanese sky whilst enjoying complimentary champagne to toast the countdown

31 DECEMBER 2018


Barbecue brunch at the Pool Club

The perfect way to start the New Year, enjoy this casual and fun dining experience at the Pool Club with a range of local barbecue dishes and cold beers or coconuts. 

Special Request

No request is too great and no detail too small. We are also here to assist you before your trip begins