Bawah Reserve – a hidden treasure for luxury travelers in the Anambas Archipielago


Located in one of the remote Indonesian archipelagos that escapes Google Maps, is the remote eco-chic resort Bawah Reserve. A complex of safari-style villas that was born to protect the degraded coral and that today offers its lucky guests a stay in a paradise of six islands, three lagoons and thirteen beaches which are worthy of visiting at least once in a lifetime, and some of the most amazing crystal clear waters and coral reefs in the world.

Ideal for travelers seeking remote paradises, looking for romantic hiding places, perfect for adventurous travelers in search of new experiences, unique for those who love diving and the outdoors and for spending quality family and friends time, as well as, offering a luxurious incentive trip in such an exotic and sophisticated part of the world. Bawah Reserve Marine Reserve is a quiet and carefree place, just an 80 minute sea plane journey from Batam Airport (the closest international airport in Singapore just a 40 minute ferry trip from Batam), where you can relax and live unforgettable experiences during your stay.

The first experience that Bawah Resort offers its guests is the exciting arrival by private seaplane, landing in the spectacular Bawah Reserve lagoon in front of your suite. An unforgettable experience that brings us closer to the true meaning of luxury, which during the stay we will be able to complete with all kinds of careful attention through different services, such as Spa treatments, gourmet gastronomy and activities that include: wellness like yoga or pilates, croquet, hiking, cooking classes, snorkel, diving, eating, paddle board, kayak, private picnics, sunset cruises, theme nights, outdoor cinema, stargazing… the staff at Bawah will make your experience a great one and adapted to your needs.

Explore its 6 islands, 3 lagoons, 13 beaches and stay at their luxurious beach villas. The beach villas are they style of luxury safari tents, have a covered bamboo verandah which comes with a hammock, and a beach area with the same sun loungers just meters away from the water and amazing coral reefs. In between the villas, there is plenty of greenery to create a sense of privacy so you feel as if you were alone in the middle of nature.

As part of Bawah Anambas Foundation, the resort also contributes in funding conservation and sustainability of the islands so, they make sure that nature will not be damaged by the presence of human visitors. However, this makes the resort even more private and sophisticated, just like a tropical heaven and more tempting for those who are looking for peace and tranquility.

All in all, Bawah Reserve must be in every luxury traveler’s bucketlist if you are interested in beach holidays, romantic vacations or unusual remote sea experiences. This marine reserve offers guests a great value for the price with an all inclusive basis (except alcohol), which includes all of the activities, all of the meals a la carte and of course, the experience of living in such an isolated paradise of six islands which are a combination of the Maldives and Seychelles, taking the resort experience to a whole new level.

Carmen Caballero is Founder of Exotik Traveler. Exotik Traveler is a luxury travel design and consultancy firm which creates unique experiences for luxury travelers, tailored to their needs.

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Comments (8)

  1. Jen says:

    Never heard of Bawah Reserve, ain’t got a clue as to where the Anambas Archipelago is – exactly the sort of place that so many of us folks with Wanderlust are drawn too. For me the fact that it escapes Google Maps is the deal-clincher.

  2. Sarah Reynolds says:

    A private seaplane to land in the lagoon outside your suite? That’s my idea of luxury! I’d love that so much, it makes it seem so exclusive and special. Is it easy enough to hop between the Icelands? You mention there being 6 of them, and 13 beaches. Just wondering how convenient the travel is. Although, I think I’d be happy enough to spend weeks at Bawah sipping drinks and getting spa treatments and enjoying the nearby scenery. There’s just so much to explore it would be a shame to miss out on what’s a little further afield. It’s wonderful to read the resort has a foundation to support sustainability and conservation efforts, that’s something to be hugely proud of.

    • Yes it is very easy!The property offers short transfers to the other islands not more than 10 minutes away from each other!
      Id recommend a minimum of 3 nights… but you will definitely never want to leave!

  3. Melanie Clarke says:

    This sounds like heaven, such a good way to really get away from the day to day and lose yourself (or find yourself!) while being so well looked after. I think the busier life gets the more I find these kinds of holidays appealing, I don’t want to keep rushing around trying to do more, I just want to relax and enjoy the time. This place looks beautiful.

  4. Rob says:

    They really are creating the total experience here. There’s just so much to choice from with all those activities from astronomy through cooking classes and paddle boarding to wellness.

    I’ve also wanted to have a go at croquet and I always thought that I would be making my debut on an English lawn not on a far distant lawn in Asia.

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