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Moyo Island, Indonesia

Amanwana is the only resort located on the lush Indonesian island of Moyo, a marine and nature reserve just north of Sumbawa. A collection of just 20 private, luxurious tents make this an exclusive luxury boutique retreat.

At a Glance

  • Amanwana is on its own private island - the only crowds are on the reefs which are teeming with tropical fish

  • This luxurious hideaway overlooking a secluded cove has impressive and extremely comfortable tented accommodation

  • Relax on cushions and loungers, listening to an array of music, in the open-air forest sanctuary where there is a music pavilion

  • Spend a day fishing on either of Amanwanas impressive vessels and come home with a barracuda, sailfish and many others catches

  • The variety of dining experiences available on and around the island allow for an unforgettable say at Amanwana

Beach, Diving, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track

Insider's View

Grab a snorkel and mask and swim your way along the reef to 'turtle street' - I had an amazing experience swimming with some of Amanwana's resident turtles.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

A must do for your stay is a trip to the stunning Mata Jitu waterfall in Taman Buru National Park. Make sure you take a refreshing and invigorating dip in the pool.

Sarah Rowan

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Amanwana or take a look at our itineraries to Beyond Bali


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 meter 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 snorkeling, 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: Wi-Fi, 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 flavors 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 organize non d 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.

Location & 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.

When to go

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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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Amanwana or take a look at our itineraries to Beyond Bali

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