Bawah Reserve

Anambas Islands Regency, Indonesia

Riffing on modern castaway vibes, this paradisical patch of sustainable luxury on Indonesia’s Anambas Islands has captured the attention of jetsetters and barefoot explorers since its launch in 2018. Set in seclusion some 160 miles from Singapore, the far-flung resort spans six tropical islands spliced by three protected lagoons. Arrival via seaplane – or private yacht, if inclined – plants guests in a jungle-clad haven catering to adventurers and sun-seekers alike. The 36 inviting villas, safari-like suites and lodges (some with private pools) are simpatico to nature; find them lining the sand, sitting loftily within the verdant canopy or languishing over water. Singaporean design whizz Sim Boon Yang oversaw the seven-year build – using traditional Indonesian technique so as to protect the island’s ecosystem – which includes private island Elang, sleeping 14 and available for exclusive use. Think restorative spaces characterised by crisp linens, thoughtful objets d’arts and warm reclaimed teak and bamboo. A world away from the quotidian, an infinity pool, 13 beaches and holistic spa are made for languid days, while the big blue, mangrove and forested interior sates active travellers. On the food front, refined global flavours harness the excellence of island produce.

Key Information

  • Rooms: 35
  • Starting Rate: $1780
  • Dining: Tree Tops
  • Drinking: Jules Verne
  • At the Hotel: Tennis courts, hiking, pools, sailing, beach BBQs, picnic area, cooking classes, batik making, pools, cinema, water sports, diving, spa, boutique, yoga, gym, library
  • 6281312972018
  • Visit Bawah Reserve's Website


Anambas Kiabu, Pulau Bawah, Anambas Islands Regency, Riau Islands, 29791


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