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Bawah Reserve

Paradisiacal island resort in Indonesia's Anambas archipelago surrounded by lagoons and coral reefs.

Overview

Catering to outdoor adventurers with an appetite for indulgence, as well as paradise seekers who merely wish to relax and be pampered, Bawah Reserve is an intimate eco-friendly retreat covering 740 picturesque acres in Indonesia’s far-flung Anambas archipelago within the Riau Islands province. In this blissful tropical paradise, six forest-clad islands rise above four deep-water lagoons ringed by shallow turquoise waters and pristine coral reefs, 13 beaches of white powder sand, and a fascinating bird and marine life.

Inspired by its surroundings, Bawah is characterized by an environmentally-friendly design that features natural, sustainable, and recycled materials, and perpetually puts nature at the heart of everything.

Life at Bawah Reserve

Your Bawah experience is completely customized to the vacation you are seeking. Create your own adventure; board a boat on a voyage of discovery; be the first to leave footprints in the powdery sand; stand up and play on a paddle-board; wend your way around the coastlines in a kayak; don mask & snorkel and plunge beneath the turquoise waters. Delve deeper in the Reserve’s encompassing wonders; discover the intricacies of the islands’ ecosystems; trek through the tropical forest, scout for birdlife and hike a maze of meandering trails. Participate in a cooking class, work up a sweat on the tennis court, dive in, chill out, stargaze, watch moonlight movies, do as much or as little as you wish.

Choose from jungle and garden lodges tucked into the virgin jungle near the sand; tented beachfront suites overlooking the shore; 2, 3 & 4-bedroom pool villas designed for families and groups; or shingle-roofed overwater bungalows perched above the azure lagoon and facing either east or west to catch the magnificent sunrises or sunsets. In these sanctuaries of pure contentment and privacy, stylish contemporary interiors open onto verandas, decks, the beach, and the sea itself.

Personalized dining experiences

Favoring an unhindered approach to island dining, the chef will effortlessly create your special requests to give you a completely personalized dining experience. His recipes are a sensational mix of the typical flavors of Indonesia, the produce of the on-site organic fruit and vegetable gardens, and the most refined international culinary art.

Dining venues on the island lend themselves to social interaction or intimacy and romance, depending entirely upon your mood. Treetops Restaurant sits high up in a jungle canopy, be sure to book ‘The Lookout’, at least once, for a private, romantic dinner à deux, or linger with your feet in the sand at the rustic open-sided Boat House.

Bespoke wellness programs

With unlimited massage and bespoke spa and wellness treatments included in your package, you are invited to experience wellness with a difference. AURA is an enchanting spa pavilion in the natural setting of the Island’s beachside jungle, where relaxation and wellbeing go hand-in-hand. The Fitness Program offers tailored yoga and pilates classes, guided breathing exercises, and relaxation and meditation sessions.

From your spectacular seaplane journey to endless experiences above and below the water, your Bawah offering will be carefully curated to ensure that you have a perfect stay.

Itineraries & Prices

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4 Day - Custom Reserve Program

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Welcome to Bawah Reserve

PM: Welcome to Bawah Reserve - the secluded paradise on a faraway tropical archipelago.

You will arrive by a private flight just in time for a delicious fresh lunch. Settle in and take the time today to just relax and enjoy the beauty of the resort. Visit the spa and enjoy the massage after a long journey. Delight yourself with fine dining, a sunset view, and a relaxed evening at the beach bar. Today is purely about relaxation.

Note: check for the Twice Weekly Cinema Evenings, don’t miss the movie nights at The Boat House and the Infinity Pool!

Bawah Reserve - Custom Reserve Program
Location
Anambas Archipelago
Day
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Forest and Sea

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Bawah Reserve. This day is completely customizable. Please note extra fees may apply to bespoke activities.

AM: Start the day with a sumptuous breakfast and morning yoga (check the daily movement classes) before setting out on your first adventure - a forest hiking on one of our three trails. in the heart of our wilderness you’ll encounter primary jungle and a rich ecosystem bursting with life. Don’t miss the ‘King of Our Jungle’ – a 50-meter high, 500-year-old Keruing tree. Bawah offers three marked trails, leading to magnificent lookouts where you will be rewarded with commanding views of the coastline, Coconut Beach, the statuesque Batu Tokong, and surrounding islands. You can opt for a company of a guide.

The Activities Team will take you to the most picturesque spots and lookouts so you can enjoy the best views as well as learn about the flora and fauna as you trek.

PM: In the afternoon, opt for kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. And when the night falls, enjoy the stargazing under the starry Indonesian night.

Bawah Reserve - Custom Reserve Program - Couple on the beach
Location
Anambas Archipelago
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Anambas Foundation and water activities

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Bawah Reserve. This day is completely customizable. Please note extra fees may apply to bespoke activities.

AM: We invite you to take a half-day trip to the nearby village with the Anambas Foundation. You will see the positive impact the foundation is having in the community — see the organic farms, interact with kids learning English via the Digital English Club or simply experience life in these humble island communities.

You can also opt for the organic and ecological permaculture gardens and take a guided walking tour learning about recycling and pioneering farming practices at Bawah. You will see how Bawah grows their seeds, how the team propagates different species to reforest the island. You’ll also learn the secrets of some of the local plants and the many ways they can be used, from medicines and mood enhancers to tasty condiments and antiseptics. 

PM: Later today, you can explore the diving options, including the marine conservation dives, or take a boat or catamaran trip with the Bawah team. We encourage you to also check out the cooking class, mixology class, or whisky and chocolate pairing workshop with the local specialists’ team.

Bawah Reserve - Custom Reserve Program fishing boat
Location
Anambas Archipelago
Day
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Departure

AM: After breakfast, enjoy the morning movement class or a massage. Check out and board the plane for yet another scenic flight toward Singapore or Jakarta.

Bawah Reserve - Custom Reserve Program Terrace with sea view
Location
Anambas Archipelago
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Walkway
Boat House Restaurant
Clubhouse
Elang Clubhouse
Jules Verne Bar
Lookout Deck
Treetops Restaurant
Walkway
Table in the beach reastaurant
Large table by the bar
Table on a terrace
Beach bar
Table on a terrace
Roofed outdoor restaurant

Suites & Cabins

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1 Cabin

2-Bedroom Jungle Lodge

Guests
4
Size
140 m² / 1500 ft²
Beds
King + Twin

Peaceful and private, this treetop lodge offers gentle breezes and partial sea views. A large open plan living and dining area and a full-length front-facing outdoor balcony. Panoramic floor to ceiling windows that give a sense of being immersed in nature. Direct private pathway to Tree Tops restaurant.

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3 Cabins

Tented Garden Suite

Guests
2
Size
70 m² / 750 ft²
Beds
King

Set just slightly back from the beach in the jungle terrain. The suite’s tented ceiling canopy stretches across the verandah for a shaded daytime reading spot on the five-metre daybed.

Open the canopy to the elements or close the sides as you prefer.

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15 Cabins

Tented Beach Suite

Guests
2
Size
70 m² / 750 ft²
Beds
King

Beachfront luxury safari-style suite set amongst lush foliage. Open the canopy to the elements or close the sides as you prefer. The suite’s tented ceiling stretches across the verandah for a shaded daytime reading spot or a fine dining lunch.

Bawah Reserve plan 3 bedroom deluxe pool villa
2 Cabins

3-Bedroom Deluxe Pool Villa

Guests
6
Size
310 m² / 3340 ft²
Beds
King + Twin

Three beach suites, a separate living & dining pavilion. Private plunge pool, the lounge and dining areas with the panoramic views to the beach.

Please note: Beach Suites sit approximately 50m apart and therefore not suitable for young children sleeping alone.

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2 Cabins

2-Bedroom Infinity Pool Villa

Guests
4
Size
203 m² / 2185 ft²
Beds
King (x2)

Two stand-alone beach suites connected with a separate covered living and dining pavilion and a private infinity-edge pool. Alfresco breakfast looking out over the pool. The villa has direct access to the lagoon.

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1 Cabin

4-Bedroom Pool Villa

Guests
8
Size
750 m² / 8073 ft²
Beds
King / Twin (x4)

This spacious sea-facing villa has direct access to the lagoon.

This villa option offers four king or twin bedroom suites with ensuite bathrooms, two central dining and lounge pavilions and two plunge pools and lagoon views. It’s the perfect accommodation for families or groups travelling together but who may like some privacy.

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2 Cabins

2-Bedroom Deluxe Pool Villa

Guests
4
Size
200 m² / 2150 ft²
Beds
King + Twin

Two beach suites, a separate living & dining pavilion for entertaining your friends and family and a private plunge pool to cool off from the tropical heat. Enjoy the peaceful privacy, gentle breezes and sea views from a hideaway terrace.

If you are traveling in a bigger group there is also the option of reserving the neighbouring Beach Suite with twin beds if required.

Please note: Beach Suites sit approximately 50m apart and therefore not suitable for young children sleeping alone.


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11 Cabins

Overwater Bungalow

Guests
2
Size
105 m² / 1130 ft²
Beds
King

A romantic getaway or dream honeymoon. Exclusively accessed by ironwood walkways. Steps lead from a private verandah and open-air sundeck straight into the tropical waters below. Chose between six suites catching the sunrise in the east, and five perfect for a sunset in the west.

Technical Information

Property Layout

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Excercise room
  • Massage room
  • Lecture room
  • Cinema
  • WIFI available
  • Spa
  • Souvenir shop
  • Hot showers
  • All inclusive

Equipment

  • Diving gear
  • Stand up paddleboard
  • Kayaks / Canoes
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details