Elang Private Residence is a secluded ‘island-resort-within-an-island-resort’. Surrounded by forested hills, powdery white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, coral reefs, and protected birdlife and marine life, it is available for exclusive takeover bookings by groups of up to 19 people. It is ideal for extended families* and friends seeking the ultimate holiday experience in utmost privacy.
A Far-flung Escape with Incredible Facilities
Named after the eagles that nest within its boundaries, Elang is one of six islands at the intimate eco-friendly Bawah Reserve. Nestled in 740 picturesque acres in Indonesia’s remote Riau Islands of the Anambas Archipelago, the Reserve is some 160 nautical miles northeast of Singapore and only accessible by private seaplane on a spectacular 80-minute flight**. With personalized amenities, private butler service, bespoke dining and full access to the rest of the Reserve, Elang is a short speedboat ride across the lagoon from Bawah’s main island.
The exclusive Elang Private Residence is self-contained with its own private beach, a saltwater infinity pool refreshed by the waves, a two-story dining room & bar called ‘The Clubhouse’, a separate beachside restaurant and an activities lawn. There is also a small spa resting within a traditional wooden ‘joglo’ house, which was rescued from demolition in Java. It’s no more than a 10-minute walk from one end of the island to the other, but space and seclusion remain uncompromised.
Perched on the slopes of Elang Island, the five, 1-bedroom lodges are named after indigenous trees: Ficus, Yucca, Lychee, Cycad and Satigi. The sixth lodge is a two-bedroom longhouse known as the owner’s residence. Up to 14 guests can be accommodated in the seven bedrooms, while additional bedding can increase the capacity to a maximum of 19 guests.
Suspended on bamboo stilts and crafted out of resak hardwood, rattan, bamboo, driftwood and alang-alang grass thatch, each sustainably-minded lodge was built with as little carbon footprint as possible, with construction done by hand. Each lodge comes with its own spacious living areas embellished with traditional hand-woven ikat paneling and carvings by artisans from Java, plus a balcony with sparkling ocean views. Some even have outdoor bathtubs and private paths and steps that lead you, and you alone, to hidden rocky coves and into the sea
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. Relish 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 in a choice of dining venues.
These include your lodge, The Club House, The Beach House, or at any of the three restaurants on Bawah Island, which offer a variety of settings from a treetop to the beachfront. Dishes range from fresh fish in coconut broth, slow-cooked beef rendang, and prawn & avocado Poké bowls to wood-fired pizzas.
Life at Elang Private Residence and beyond at Bawah
Since Elang is only a three-minute boat ride or 10-minute kayak away from the main island, if private becomes too private and you want to take advantage of the main resort’s fabulous facilities, it’s easy to do. The reserve overall has 13 beaches and three lagoons so finding a deserted stretch of beach or a coral reef is delightfully possible.
The 247 acres of forest also provide plenty of space for undisturbed birdwatching and hiking. You can enjoy cinema nights under the stars and unlimited massage and bespoke spa and wellness treatments in Bawah’s tranquil canopy-level spa, where the fitness program also offers tailored yoga and pilates classes, guided breathing exercises, and relaxation and meditation sessions.
Elang Private Residence offers the perfect venue for families and groups to enjoy exclusive holidays, celebrations and reunions in paradise. Bookings are for a minimum of 3 days. The buyout-only concept is the first of its kind in Indonesia.
*Elang is not suitable for young children or those with mobility issues.
**Seaplane flights are subject to availability. The seaplane has a capacity of 10 passengers, and there is a maximum of two inbound flights per day, so groups bigger than 10 passengers will have a staggered arrival.
Suites & Cabins
Entire Private Residence
The Longhouse: Master bedroom with king-sized canopy bed, desk, and chair; en-suite bathroom with bath, rain shower, and twin sinks. An extra bedroom with king-sized or twin beds, desk, and chair; en-suite bathroom with rain shower. Central open-plan living room-cum-dining area. Powder room. Covered full-width balcony with lounge seating with partial ocean view.
5 One-Bedroom Lodges: Bedroom with king-sized canopy bed, en-suite bathroom with rain shower, and twin sinks. Open-plan living room with desk and chair. Guest bathroom with rain shower. Covered full-width balcony with lounge seating. Yucca, Cycad & Satigi Lodges each have an outdoor bathtub on their balconies with ocean views.
- Cabins with balconies
- Air conditioning
- Pool / Jacuzzi
- Massage room
- WIFI available
- Mosquito netting
- Hot showers
- All inclusive
- Family Room (Triple or Quadruple)
- Charging areas for electronic equipment
- Diving gear
- Snorkeling gear
- Stand up paddleboard
- Kayaks / Canoes
- Yoga mats
- Insect repellent