Stay at Bawah Reserve
In a nation made of up atolls, beachfront getaways are the norm. So when an archipelago stands out from over 17,000 other islands, you know something special resides within its core. Such is the magic of Bawah, a tucked away reserve-resort, as pristine as they come.Lined by Indian almond trees and uninterrupted greenery, the meandering paths of this retreat are nothing short of wondrous. Beyond, the immaculate jungles of nearby islands combine with a mirage of turquoise lagoons. All is yours to explore, including 13 beaches. So revel in this untouched landscape rife with adventure. Savour the blissful moments arising from this exclusive rendezvous.
Set in a far-flung corner of Indonesia within the Anambas Archipelago, the resort takes remoteness to new scales. Entry is via Singapore first, followed by a ferry north to Batam, then a seaplane flight. Alternatively, you can do the last legs by private yacht
The 35 stunning eco-lodges are cloaked between sandy pathways and palm trees. Design within is extremely rustic - there’s nothing ostentatious about it. Furnishings utilise sustainable materials. Expect barefoot luxury beside lots of bamboo and recycled woods.
Who is it for
The vibe is laidback and zen-inspired. Couples will adore it here. That being said, children (over 5) are also welcome, with multi-room beachfront villas readily available.
Facilities & activities
Four bars and restaurants make dining at Bawah a pure delight. Additional facilities are equally generous, comprising several beaches, a tennis court, spa, watersports centre, open-air cinema, library, wine cellar and small boutique. Excursions too are extensive, from snorkelling, hiking and windsurfing to complimentary pilates and yoga.