Anambas Islands, Indonesia
Only accessible by seaplane, Bawah is a group of six tropical islands that feature 35 beautifully designed suites and bungalows. Surrounded by lagoons and coral reefs as well as dense jungle canopy and mangroves, this eco-hideaway is an explorers dream.
At a Glance
Private island resort spread across six virgin islands in Indonesia
Made up of 35 elegantly designed suites and overwater villas, Bawah Reserve offers an eco-friendly luxury escape
The journey to Bawah can feel quite long, but is totally worth it once you arrive
Enjoy the leisurely pace of island life here, as well as the many activities and water sports on offer
Combine with a stay in Singapore, heading from city to calm island life
Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Bawah Reserve or take a look at our itineraries to Remote Indonesian islands
Bawah Reserve, formerly Bawah Island, is a private island experience like no other. Combining luxury design and an back-to-nature concept, it is an eco-resort made up of six islands that sit in the Anambas Islands between Malaysia and Borneo. With crystal clear waters and excellent snorkeling, this is barefoot luxury at its best.
Bawah brings a new level of luxury adventure to Indonesia with its 35 suites and overwater bungalows nestled within the islands' lush green jungle. Located on previously uninhabited islands, there are thirteen incredible beaches here all for yourself.
The suites themselves are elegant yet understated in a true Robinson Crusoe style. Each complete with their own balcony, the Garden Suite, Beachfront Suite and Deluxe Beachfront Villa have all been built using bamboo and canvas tented-like material and are extremely spacious. However, it is the overwater bungalows that really stand out; perfect for couples wanting privacy and suspended over the shallow coral reef.
Elsewhere at the reserve, there is also a spa complete with four treatment rooms, a tennis court, yoga deck and plenty of non-motorized water sports including kayaking and paddle boarding. In the evenings there's even an open air cinema to enjoy a romantic evening watching a film under the stars.
Food is also a big part of the Bawah experience and there are plenty of dining options to enjoy. Please note, your stay at Bawah is on an all-inclusive basis. Choose from The Boat House Bar & Restaurant, the beautiful Treetop Club House Restaurant or head to The Grouper Beach & Pool Bar for light snacks throughout the day. There's even a lookout bar named after the famous French author Jules Verne, known for writings about extraordinary voyages.
Head out and explore for yourself, making your way along the wooden walkways over the azure blue lagoons. There are three sheltered lagoons at Bawah, perfect for snorkeling. Further afield, the resort's diving instructors can take you on diving expeditions to see the incredible marine life that inhabits these shores or a guide can take you on a hike around the island.
Be it honeymoon couples or families with teens wanting to explore, Bawah is a perfect paradise which can be easily combined with a stay in Singapore or other parts of Indonesia and beyond.
There are just 35 private suites and villas at Bawah Reserve. Choose between an one of the Beach Suites overlooking the lagoon or an Overwater Bungalow which is picture-perfect.
Children are welcome at Bawah Reserve and will be well looked after by the friendly staff. We recommend the Deluxe Beachfront Villa. It comes with the option of a second tented-safari bedroom which makes for extra space for families traveling together.
The main restuarant at Bawah Reserve is The Boat House Bar & Restaurant, but guests also won't want to miss out on a visit to The Treetop Club House Restaurant. Lighter snacks and drinks can be taken at The Grouper Beach & Pool Bar whilst The Wallace Library and Jules Verne Lookout Bar are perfect for sundowners or a late night cocktail. Ask us to arrange some private dining experience, there are numerous places for picnics and al fresco dining around the resort.
There are a plethora of fun activities at Bawah Reserve from paddle boarding, diving and tennis. Within the resort, laze by the pool or head to the spa for a pampering. Explore the many beaches, hike around the different islands or go diving in the azure blue waters.
Location & Directions
Anambas Islands, Indonesia
Bawah Island is located in the Anambas Islands which are part of the archipelago of Indonesia, close to Malaysia and Borneo. Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands.
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.