Bawah Reserve


Spanning six islands, Bawah Reserve is a sensational private eco-resort nestled among three lagoons at the southern tip of the Anambas archipelago, 150 nautical miles from the north shore of Singapore.

There are 36 stand-alone suites dotted across Bawah allowing guests to reside in ultimate privacy. Housed beneath safari-like tented ceilings and pitched roofs, each room features open-air bathrooms and sustainable materials of bamboo and teak.

Locally-grown ingredients are served at the Tree Top restaurant, and the Grouper Bar provides a wide selection of drinks. There's also a spa and yoga pavilion at the holistic wellness center. As night falls, guests can relax at the open-air cinema under the stars.

The eco mindset is prevalent throughout. Bawah is the first island in Indonesia to be powered by a renewable micro-grid. The resort was hand-built from recycled materials; water is heated using solar energy; all paper is mulched; crushed glass is used to filter water, and all waste is sent back to Batam for recycling.

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Location & Getting There
Take a ferry from Singapore to Batam, followed by a short road transfer to Batam airport and a private seaplane to Bawah. The entire journey will take three and a half hours.

This eco-hideaway is home to 36 stand-alone suites spread across six islands. Each room is a laid-back tropical space with local materials and verandahs leading into Bawah’s magnificent nature, overlooking the beach or the thick forests. Modern conveniences are readily available - without a TV, radio, or alarm clock so you can switch off and forget the outside world.

Be at one with nature and immerse yourself in the island’s gorgeous landscapes and an array of activities on offer. Try snorkeling, hiking, scuba diving, sailing, tennis, cooking lessons plus much more. After all the action, head over to Bawah’s amazing wellness centre and treat yourself to a relaxing massage.

Children over 4 are welcome.

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Why we recommend Bawah Reserve

Bawah Reserve is pure barefoot, back-to-nature beauty. Only accessible by seaplane, this is a secluded eco-retreat, perfect for those who want to get away from it all without compromising on luxury. For the ultimate tropical-island hideaway, go for an Overwater Bungalow. Simply roll out of bed, grab your swimwear and dive straight into the turquoise waters.

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