Six lush islands, three azure-blue lagoons, and 13 pristine beaches, almost entirely to yourself, Bawah Island transcends the traditional vacation experience, providing a barefoot, luxury haven for the endlessly passionate and curious adventurer.
As soon as you arrive on this tiny group of discrete Indonesian islands marooned between Malaysia and Borneo, you’ll start to unplug from it all. It’s hard not to be blown away by the untouched beauty of this private eco-resort.
Opened in 2017, Bawah Reserve is an ecologically-sound paradise set in a previously uninhabited marine conservation zone. Don a snorkel and dive into the crystalline waters of the Coral Triangle to marvel at an underwater ecosystem ten times more diverse than the Great Barrier Reef.
Each day heralds a new adventure harmonious with nature. Hike through lush, tropical rainforests to spot giant monitor lizards. Windsurf, kayak, or paddleboard between islands, stopping in at caves to spot the resident bats. Or borrow a book from the resort library to read on the secluded Coconut Beach between swims.
Thirty-five eco-designed tented suites boast either crystal lagoon or romantic sunset views, or gardens cocooned in natural foliage and flora. Unassuming luxury meets eco-friendly accents with everything from recycled copper sinks in the bathrooms to furniture made from flotsam.
Located 300km northeast of Singapore, even the journey to Bawah Resort in the Anambas Archipelago will ignite your imagination. On a private seaplane from Singapore, you’ll land on Bawah Reserve’s spectacular lagoon, right in front of your suite and just in time for a meal at one of the reserve’s four dining experiences.
Bawah Reserve adheres to a sustainable kitchen philosophy, meaning every dish is prepared with fresh, locally-grown, and pesticide-free ingredients. Savour a succulent four- or five-course set at the resort’s Asian-fusion Treetops Restaurant, which features mouthwatering dishes like Thai-styled beef salads and grilled fish.
End your nights in utter relaxation at the resort’s Jules Verne Bar or Grouper Bar, sipping tropical cocktails and toasting to the success of another day in utopia.
Noteworthy: Given its proximity to Singapore, Bawah Reserve makes a great stopover on the way to or from Europe. Start your holiday in style or have a bit of R&R on the return flight so you arrive home refreshed.
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Bawah Reserve launched the Bawah Anambas Foundation as part of its corporate social responsibility program to help conserve and expand the precious biodiversity found in the Anambas Archipelago, to which Bawah Reserve belongs. The foundation focuses on programs dedicated to marine conservation, forest conservation, and community development.