THE NEAREST AIRPORT: Changi International Airport, Singapore.
THE AESTHETIC: Sustainable luxury that pays homage to the region’s natural, untouched beauty.
THE ROOMS: 11 overwater bungalows; 21 beachfront suites overlooking a pristine lagoon; and 3 garden suites surrounded by lush greenery.
THE TRAVELLER: Discerning globetrotters of all ages welcome. Suits couples, group bookings and multi-generational families.
THE DINING: Four restaurants and bars and private dining options available on request.
THE INDULGENCE: Aura Spa & Wellness.
THE ALLURE: Only accessible by private seaplane from Singapore, and accommodating a maximum of 75 guests, the previously uninhabited archipelago of six islands that makes up Bawah Reserve is the epitome of barefoot luxury.
Bawah is a sanctuary to slow down and unwind in; a place where ‘luxury’ is about being reacquainted with your true self. Amidst nature, peace, quiet and privacy, you return to a childlike state of wellbeing.
Your Bawah rate is an exclusive experience, which means it includes one spa treatment per person, per day; daily meals (breakfast, lunch and à la carte dinner); soft drinks; wellness centre and surface water sports.
A sample of some of the resort’s most popular room categories. For a full list, click through to the Bawah Reserve website.
Best Priced Villa
From USD$1,980 per night All-Inclusive
WRD Recommended Room
From USD$2,080 per night
Luxe Villa Choice
From USD$2,520 per night
Bawah Reserve is an intimate, luxuriously-sustainable retreat featuring 35 standalone suites and over-the-water bungalows that have been developed with the preservation of the island’s natural beauty in mind.
Accessible exclusively via the resort’s own amphibious seaplane, Bawah Reserve – and its six previously uninhabited, forest-clad islands and 13 beaches of white hourglass sand – is the first island group in Indonesia to be powered by a renewable microgrid.
No heavy machinery is allowed on the island, so every mechanical process has been done by hand; all water is sourced on the island and recycled as drinking water; and the entire resort was hand-built from sustainable bamboo and other recycled material, such as driftwood and copper.
Bawah Reserve General Manager, Tom Blachere worked alongside renowned architect, Sim Boon Yang to create a design that strikes a harmonious balance between luxury and modernity, while upholding a sustainable approach toward the natural surroundings.
The Bawah Reserve team is so committed to preserving the environment that it founded the Bawah Anambas Foundation, which channels money back into the local community and is focused on addressing the three main development challenges in the Anambas: marine conservation, forest conservation, and community development.
For more information about the sustainability initiatives at the resort, visit the Bawah Reserve website.