Amanwana is a unique and luxurious tented haven hidden away in a secluded cove on Moyo Island off the coast of Sumbawa. Moyo Island is a designated wildlife reserve offering jungle treks and a pristine natural environment, but more than anything it offers guests of this exclusive resort a slice of Indonesian island paradise.
Amanwana's twenty luxury tents overlook the bay and are surrounded by lush forest with either a jungle or ocean view. The ‘tents’ have hard wooden flooring, glass window sides and a soft canvas roof. Each tent is elegantly furnished and extremely spacious, with air conditioning and crisp, white linens. Camping will never be the same again.
Dining at Amanwana is in an open air pavilion with soaring 15 metre bamboo roof. Fantastic fresh Asian and Western cuisine can be enjoyed in a relaxed setting overlooking the bay and the teak top bar or a comfy lounger provide the perfect excuse for a drink. The service here is second to none and nothing seems to be too much trouble for the warm and friendly staff.
Amanwana has a fleet of boats available and the pristine waters here provide a whole host of opportunities for cruising, PADI scuba diving and game fishing. From the beach there is also world class snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaks and hobie cats. Fish feeding here is also an amazing experience and a great way to see the variety and volume of tropical fish that inhabit the reefs surrounding the island.
Inland Moyo is a haven for nature lovers and trekkers with plenty of wildlife and bird life waiting to be discovered as well as some beautiful caves and waterfalls. For those seeking inner beauty, Amanwana's open air jungle spa uses the local unique organic products to pamper and rejuvenate.
Each day the resort's boats are available to drop guests off on a private beach for an indulgent picnic or why not follow up a candle-lit lobster BBQ on the beach with a movie at Amanwana's cinema under the stars...
Amanwana's 20 luxury air conditioned tents have ocean or jungle views and are set under the canopy of the forest. Inside, the air-conditioned tents feature Indonesian island artwork, hard wood flooring, a spacious sitting area with facing divans, a king-size bed, a writing desk and a large bathroom A sand path connects each tent to the restaurant, reception and beach. Other facilities include: wifi, Lounge, Jungle Cove Spa, Spa Tent, bamboo-roofed music pavilion, library with books, DVDs and CDs, boutique, gardens, 11 boats.
Amanwana provides a wonderful adventure playground for children and plenty of fun activities such as fish feeding, coconut leaf bird making, playing in the sand and sea and hair braiding are available. Babysitting can also be arranged.
A daily menu of Indonesian and Western flavours are served in the Dining Room & bar and Amanwana can also arrange romantic campfire beach dinners and starlight dinner cruises. The open air Jungle Cove Spa offers treatments such as fresh fruit facials and massages overlooking the bay. The Boardwalk has a pool area on the beach and can organise non motorised watersports and there is also a Dive Centre for the many superb dive sites nearby, a music pavilion and library.
Snorkelling, kayaks, windsurfing and hobie cats are all offered at Amanwana on a complimentary basis. For an additional charge there is diving, guided nature trekking, yacht chartering, fishing and guided waterfall excursions.
When to travel
Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – wet and dry – and there are no extremes of temperature between winter and summer. In most parts of Indonesia, the wet season falls between October and April and the dry season between May and September. December and January see Indonesia at its most humid and rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain for more prolonged periods.
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Location and directions
Moyo Island, Indonesia
Amanawana is the only resort on Pulau Moyo (Moyo Island), a pristine nature reserve 15km north of the coast of larger Sumbawa Island, just east of Bali and Lombok.
How to get there
Travel through Bali's Ngurah Rai airport near capital Denpasar. Once there, you can pick up a scheduled Trans Nusa hopper flight via Lombok to Moyo's nearest airport on neighbouring Sumbawa Island, then take a 45 minute boat tip and 10 minute car transfer to the hotel. Alternatively, the resort recommends Travira Air's amphibious floatplane, which lands right on the bay in front of the camp.