Bawah Reserve, Anambas Islands Indonesia, Riau Islands
A group of five islands only accessible by sea plane from Singapore make up the beautiful Bawah Reserve. From the pristine coral reefs that wrap around each island’s coast, to the luscious tropical rainforest that the resort is built around, you will feel completely immersed in nature and totally relaxed in this tranquil setting.
Bawah has a strong environmental ethos which is reflected in the architecture of the resort. Each of the 35 suites, accommodating 70 guests, are created from eco-friendly materials and have been built in the least environmentally intrusive way. The result of this is that the luxurious beach, garden and overwater bungalows on offer, feel exclusive and part of the stunning landscape. The jellyfish-like chandeliers and copper baths are especially distinctive.
The food at Bawah is excellent and, with four restaurants and bars to choose from, you will have plenty of delicious dishes to sample.
There are endless things to do on this island that boasts 13 white beaches, three lagoons, and an abundance of jungle. From snorkelling with parrot fish to trying your hand at paddle boarding, there is something to pique everyone’s interest on the island. A trip to the onsite spa will also be a highlight of your stay. Indulge in a complimentary massage or try your hand at meditation or yoga.
Bawah is a unique and exclusive tropical paradise that will cater to your every need on holiday. Perfect for both couples and families, this resort will be a highlight of your trip.
Ultimate - There are very few hotels we would describe as 'ultimate'. Hotels in this category must have absolutely everything anyone could want and really be aiming for the stars. These hotels generally go well above and beyond and they would always be at the very top end of the market. These are for clients looking for that extra special place.
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