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"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."
Spanning six islands, Bawah Reserve is a sensational private resort nestled among three lagoons at the southern tip of the Anambas archipelago, 150 nautical miles from the north shore of Singapore.
Thirty-five stand-alone suites are 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 centre. 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.