Indonesia

Amanwana

Moyo, Indonesia

At a Glance

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

  • This unique hideaway overlooking a secluded cove offers extremely spacious 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

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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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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.

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.

Explore the jungle in a 1960's jeep and cool off in a spectacular waterfall.

See the house reef come alive during the guided night snorkelling.

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to Amanwana or take a look at our itineraries to Remote Indonesian islands

Description

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, spacious tents make this an exclusive boutique wilderness retreat.

Amanwana is a unique 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 wilderness resort a taste of Indonesian island life.

Amanwana's twenty spacious 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 with local Indonesian artowork, has air-conditioning and features crisp, white linens and a large en-suite bathroom.

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.

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...

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Accommodation

Amanwana's 20 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, Spa Tent, library and 11 small boats.

Ocean Tent

At 58sqm, the Ocean Tent offers plenty of space to unwind by the sea. Set just off the white-sand beach, the Ocean Tent boasts ocean views and comes complete with a King-size bed, two large sofas to lounge on as well as a large bathroom and air conditioning throughout.

Jungle Tent

Nestled within the canopy of tropical forest, the Jungle Tent measures 58sqm. Complete with air conditioning throughout, a King-size bed, two large sofas and spacious living area, this is the perfect space to unwind.

Childcare

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.

Facilities

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. non motorised watersports can be organised and there is also a Dive Centre for the many superb dive sites nearby.

Activities

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.

Reviews

4

Charlotte Loughlin (Staff)

Amanwana truly offers a unique experience from your arrival, where you watch as the resort emerges from the merged treeline from the deck of the private speed boat. To taking a stroll to your tent to unpack under the watchful eye of the resident macaques, that use you canopy as their own. Spend your days relaxing on the private beach or enjoy the variety of experiences on offer from trekking to diving. Unwind with a cocktail at the beach side restaurant at sunset and watch the family of deer emerge from the jungle and graze around the patio.

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Sarah Rowan (Staff)

In the most peaceful and remote setting imaginable, Amanwana is a total getaway and escape. It's location is remarkable, as the only hotel on the island, it is as private as you will find anywhere. The rest of the island consists of jungle and just a few villages with a population of about 1000 across 6 villages. The water is as clear as I have ever seen and just so inviting. You only have to push off from the beach to see hundreds of beautiful vibrant fish and coral. It is so relaxed that you can hop on a kayak paddle board, hobie cat or just float around with your snorkel, all at your own leisure. Dining is a 24 hours affair, so whenever you desire you can wonder down the beach to the restaurant to try their daily selection of fresh fish, salad, ice cream or whatever other delicacies are on the menu. The luxury tents are the perfect understated accompaniment to this serene and tranquil environment.

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Olivia Smith (Staff)

Arriving at Amanwana was an experience in itself, landing on the waters of the glassy turquoise lagoon by floatplane! From the moment we walked up the jetty past the magical waterfall (turned on and off by a cunningly hidden shell) we were utterly spoilt by the delightful staff and blown away by the stunning setting. Aside from 7 tiny fishing villages dotted around the coast, Amanwana is the only address on Moyo. Situated on a curve of golden sand on this tiny jungle island, Amanwana is a luxury, tented camp, perfect for a secluded getaway. Each tent is air-conditioned and boasts crisp white linen, billowing mosquito nets and a private bathroom with a hot water shower.

Activities at Amanwana range from snorkeling (both day and night on the house reef) diving, fishing, walks to the island waterfall, boat trips and even a cinema under the stars - to name but a few. After a delicious candle-lit barbeque on the beach, we settled down for a movie under the night sky. This really is a place to venture off the beaten track in style! Although this is an ideal spot for honeymooners, Amanwana are equally as welcoming to families, with plenty of activities to amuse the children whilst you slink off to the Jungle Cove Spa for a massage overlooking the beach…

Experiences

  • Open Air Cinema

    Enjoy a unique cinema experience, under a canopy of stars and wild fig and banyan trees, with the gentle sounds of the Flores sea in the background. Pick a movie or documentary from the extensive list of titles and settle back to enjoy a private viewing.

  • Sunset Cruise

    A classic Amanwana experience on board a traditional wooden outrigger, Aman XIV. Order some drinks and canapés and absorb the sights and sounds of the peaceful jungle as the sun sets on another magical day on Moyo island.

  • The Waterfall

    Located in the centre of the island, deep in the tropical forest, the spring fed water of the pools provides a refreshing swim to escape the heat of the day. Barry’s Falls are named after Barry Lees, who discovered Amanwana bay.

Holiday Ideas

  • Indonesia Ultimate Luxury

    Java, Ubud, Moyo Island & Manggis

    from £7900 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights

    • Become immersed in the traditional Balinese Village at Amandari
    • Aman is very true to its meaning of peaceful
    • Enjoy a slightly alternative beach experience on Amankila's black, volcanic sand beach
  • Indonesia Ultimate Luxury

    Java, Ubud, Moyo Island & Manggis

    from £7900 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights

    • Become immersed in the traditional Balinese Village at Amandari
    • Aman is very true to its meaning of peaceful
    • Enjoy a slightly alternative beach experience on Amankila's black, volcanic sand beach

Location & directions

Moyo, 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.

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Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to Amanwana or take a look at our itineraries to Remote Indonesian islands

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