With natural beauty in abundance, Amanera is an idyllic base for discovering the Dominican Republic’s north coast and for celebrating a very special festive season on the golden sands, verdant cliffs and fabled fairways of Playa Grande. With hope for a brighter, healthier future and time with loved ones never more poignantly front of mind, this year Amanera has designed a holiday programme including adventure, wellness and cultural experiences, culinary events inspired by global Aman destinations, and live entertainment showcasing the rich heritage of this Caribbean island nation.
24 & 25 December
Christmas Eve will be celebrated down at the Beach Club, with the cerulean Atlantic Ocean whispering onto the vast stretch of Playa Grande Beach. As Amanera’s annual badminton tournament wraps up and the sun begins its descent, choose from a range of classic and original concoctions to toast cocktail hour and the rose-hued horizon. Later, a multi-course festive dinner with roasted organic turkey and all the trimmings will be served on the Beach Club’s open-air terrace with live music drifting through the palm fronds into the balmy evening air.
Christmas Day will see Santa delighting guests of all ages on the beach, a three-point challenge on the basketball court to work up an appetite, and an all-Dominican Meneo cookout on the shore at sunset, with bonfires blazing and a local live band to get you moving.
31 December & 1 January
Inspired by the highly anticipated opening of Aman New York in 2022, Amanera’s New Year’s Eve festivities will offer a true taste of Big Apple life on the pristine coastline of the Dominican Republic. An exquisite six-course gala dinner featuring black truffles, caviar, lobster, quail, wagyu short-rib and more will be served at Casa Grande, after which the Beach Club will host a Studio 54-themed count-down and after party with a DJ, dancing and dramatic fireworks.
After this unforgettable start to 2022, savour breakfast on the 1st with a Mimosa or Bloody Mary to accompany your truffled eggs benedict. A champagne toast on the beach over lunch, followed by a family football tournament, will ensure the year is off to the best possible start.
18 December - 2 January
This festive season Amanera will take guests on a journey around the world with extraordinary dining experiences inspired by different Aman destinations. Meneo beach cookouts, Dominican craft markets and evenings of cerdo asado (fire-pit roasted pork) served with mamajuana spiced liqueur will celebrate Amanera’s own tropical setting and local culture.
Looking east, dinners entitled Noche Asiatica and Sabores de Asia will transport through the culinary traditions of Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines, home to Amanoi, Amanpuri and Amanpulo. Nikkei Dominicano meanwhile will see the freshest Caribbean ingredients prepared with the age-old cooking techniques of the Land of the Rising Sun used in the kitchens of Aman Tokyo, Aman Kyoto and Amanemu.
As the festive season fast approaches, our Rooms and Suites are in high demand. Contact us to make a reservation and secure your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to Amanera.