Bawah Reserve – Indonesia
Two bed Infinity Pool Villa
Our two bedroom Infinity Pool Villas comprise two stand-alone beach suites connected with a separate covered living and dining pavilion and a private infinity edge pool offering spectacular views over the lagoon. Perfect for two couples travelling together, this villa offers extra space to lounge or dine together, while enjoying privacy in separate (70m2) suites. The villa has direct access to the lagoon, perfect for a mid-afternoon snorkel or swim. Al fresco breakfast looking out over the pool will quickly become a favourite spot.
Please note: suites are not suitable for children under 5 or alone
Set on an archipelago of five remote islands 150 nautical miles from Singapore, this far-flung beautiful retreat is accessible only by seaplane.
This stunning location is turquoise-rimmed and greenly forested. Bawah is on the biggest island and has just 35 villas hidden among its jungle foliage, strung along a white-sand beach or set on stilts over the water.
Every detail of your stay here is taken care of. From your spectacular seaplane journey to endless experiences, and personalised dining, your Bawah package has been carefully created to ensure everything is covered. From kayaking and snorkeling adventures to hands-on cooking classes, or treks through the forest followed by a gourmet supper on the beach, everything will be taken care of. Just enjoy it all!
Designed by the Singaporean architect Sim Boon Yang and built by hand from bamboo, recycled teak, the local ‘santigi’ wood and driftwood.
The villa channels a smart ‘castaway’ feel, with muslin-draped beds and copper baths; huge daybeds on the veranda to encourage indolence. But treks are also an option, taking guests up through the forest where Mynah birds scream and monitor lizards scuttle, plus astonishing views across the open seas.
The spa is set in thatched domes on a hillside and daily massages are part of the deal.
Set amid Indonesia’s Anambas archipelago, serene and secluded Bawah Reserve puts you in a prime position for a dose of total relaxation. Unplug and unwind while on this luxurious yet light-touch private island. Cast adrift from the southern shore of the Malaysian peninsula and Borneo’s western coast – yet not close to either of them – here are no TVs to distract or remind you of the real world here, just days of snorkelling the three lagoons, exploring the untouched hinterland, indulging in the open-air spa, and dining on Indonesian cuisine at the three waterfront restaurants.
Bawah is the first island in Indonesia to be powered by a renewable micro grid. The resort was hand-built from sustainable bamboo and other recycled materials, such as driftwood and copper. All water is sourced on the island and recycled as drinking water. Water is heated using solar energy; all paper is mulched; composted, crushed glass is used to filter water; and all other waste is sent back to Batam for recycling. The hotel is part of the Bawah Foundation, created to channel funds back into the local community.
For consideration –
Full board in this private villa includes Barbecue, food and non alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic Drinks will be chargeable as per consumption.
If you’ve forgotten anything, there’s a small boutique stocking all island essentials.
Rugged Bawah Island isn’t suited to wheelchair users or guests with mobility issues.
There’s a three-night minimum stay on the island.
Over-5s welcome. Rooms can fit an extra bed on request, but be sure to speak to our staff when booking. Keen water-babies should be ready to embrace the wild (there are no TVs and only limited Wi-Fi).