6 ISLANDS, 3 LAGOONS, 13 BEACHESBawah Reserve is a luxury retreat that’s brilliantly put-together and sustainably minded
In a pristine tropical archipelago in a far-flung corner of Indonesia, the brand new Bawah Reserve is a luxury retreat that’s brilliantly put-together and sustainably minded. It’s an adventure to get to – and even more fun once you arrive.
Enveloped by lush tropical greenery and azure blue ocean, Bawah Reserve rests in sheltered carefree seclusion 160 nautical miles (300km) northeast of Singapore in Indonesia’s remote Anambas Archipelago
Bawah offers the true meaning of all-inclusive luxury, by being the only retreat in Asia to include all spa treatments, guest experiences and transport via its new amphibious seaplane.
Let us help you build your dream itinerary. Whether that includes surf lessons at coconut cove alongside world class instructors or hikes into local villages, we are here to create bespoke experiences that cater to your passions and interests.
DRINK & DINE AT THE RESORT
Perched high up into the landscape of Bawah Island and surrounded by tropical rainforest, Tree Tops restaurant offers breathtaking views of the lagoon, stunning bamboo architecture and an impressive lighting installation representing a bloom of jellyfish.
Let the food, the wine, and the magnificent landscape merge into a single sensation that provokes all your senses. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a large table suitable for a group of up to 20 guests. If you are seeking fine dining with crimson coloured sunset views, Tree Tops should be your number one choice.
Magical. Five lush jungle-covered islands rise out of three sapphire blue lagoons, ringed by 13 brilliant white beaches – a landscape barely altered in 10,000 years. The resort has been five years in the making and the owners and architect (Singaporean designer Sim Boon Yang) have gone to great lengths to work with, rather than bulldozing through, the islands’ unique environment.
Villas have been positioned around large trees; roofs are thatched with extra-large palm leaves from a neighbouring island; and the tables and chairs are fashioned from flotsam. The result is a resort that feels earthy and organic, yet cool, decadent and cosseting too.
Map, how to get there: Singapore by limousine pick up from your hotel, residence or airport. Our travel coordinator will then escort you by ferry and car to Batam Airport, where you board our private Sea Plane (an amphibious, twin engine aircraft that can land and take-off both on land and on water).
After an 80-minute flight you will land in the beautiful lagoon in front of your suite.
Address: PT Pulua Bawah, 1 Desa Kiabu, Siantan Selatan, Anambas 29791, Riau, Indonesia.
ENQUIRE with us for more information about any location you wish to discover and the villa itself
Accommodatiojn Type: ‘at a glance’
Private Villas and Estates:
Two Bedroom Pool VillaTwo Bedroom Infinity Pool VillaBeach SuitesJungle LodgeGarden Suites
Sandy pathways, woven around large palms and Indian almond trees, lead to 35 gorgeous eco-villas, some cloaked in greenery, some a few steps from ivory-white sands, others set on stilts above the lapping turquoise sea (look out for black-tip reef sharks).
Bamboo lattice walls and peaked ceilings try to make the most of the natural ventilation, not entirely successfully (rooms felt hot and sticky in the afternoons).
Interiors are soothing and woody, with teak floors, canopied beds, ivory and blue-patterned rugs and chandeliers shaped like jellyfish, while large bathrooms have artfully-aged copper tubs and showers. There are no TVs.
Please note – Round trip transport package from Singapore is $700 USD per person.
Your journey begins at with a luxury car from your home, hotel or airport in Singapore, to Tanah Merah Ferry terminal. Here you will be met by a member of the Bawah team and escorted on a short ferry ride to Batam, Indonesia.
Fast-tracked through immigration we then introduce you to our travel coordinator, who will guide you through the rest of your journey. Starting at our private lounge in Batam airport, where you will then take a 80-minute flight aboard our private plane, an amphibious plane, with 2 pilots, that takes off on land and then arrives on water, in the beautiful lagoon right in front of your suite. Your exciting journey will take around 4 1/2 hours.
On return you will leave Bawah at 13:30 (Bawah Time) then back to Batam for the ferry which arrives in Singapore at 16:45pm (Singapore Time).
According to requirements by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), every travel agency has to inform their clients to consider purchasing travel insurance against failure or disruption in the provision of travel product arising out of any insolvency of the Travel Agent. We can suggest an insurance company if you need guidance in this area.
Island currency & money
Should you wish to purchase diving or alcohol on Bawah Reserve we accept all major credit cards:
Visa | MasterCard | Amex | JCB |Union Pay
If you’d prefer to pay in cash, we accept Indonesian Rupiah only. Please note, we do not provide currency exchange on island.
Temperature & seasons
At just two degrees north of the Equator, Bawah Reserve has a tropical climate with average daily temperatures ranging from 26° – 29° Centigrade.
Pack for the Tropics – What to Bring
Lightweight, natural materials are key for all your clothing. We suggest that you bring t-shirts and shorts, and barefoot glamour – if you wish – for the balmy evenings.
Footwear: sandals, flip flops or beach shoes, shoes for hiking (trainers are sufficient or anything with a grip).
Clothing: beachwear, a sarong, sunglasses, swimwear.
Please note, our seaplane allows a maximum of 15kg of luggage per guest however our boutique stocks sunglasses, swimwear and resort wear for men and women. Need more guidance on this? Check out our feature on how to pack for your island holiday
Our Core Essentials line is available in all of our guest suites and spa for your daily use:
- Natural mosquito repellent
- Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion
- Organic toothpaste
Hair dryer, bath robes, alarm clock, umbrellas, beach/lounge towels, hats, beach bag. Electrical Adapters (the reserve’s electrical current and outlets are UK standard but we also provide alternative adapters).
We provide a selection of books and magazines in the Wallace Library for your enjoyment
Experiences & land tours
EXPERIENCE BAREFOOT LUXURY
Barefoot luxury in the truest sense of the word. On island, footwear is always optional. Bawah offer a range of activities from Foundation activity tours to wellness & celebration curation. Connect with us directly for bespoke itineraries and activities
Escape for wellness, relaxation or detox. Bawah Reserve is the perfect place to disconnect.
Ever considered an Indonesian honeymoon? You should – as this place is paradise in earth …!!
Precious moments with Family and friends or an out-of-the-box executive retreat.
Special moments are catered for on our private island.
Because you can’t sit around all day, check out the wide array of options to pass time in paradise; from Snorkel around Bawah island, Start Gazing, Beach cinema, Diving, Kayak or hiking…. or even a destination dining and private diner on the beach, or island cruise just the two of you.
A special moment requires a special place
Great Savings | Outstanding Flexibility , Special offers on request for members only
SPECIAL MEMBERS: Room & Suite – Villa from 1,783 US$ / night
– 10% off &seleqt member (all year round)
Pricing is based on two people sharing, per night $USD.
Pricing is seasonal.
Rates start from:
|One-bed Garden Suite||$1780|
|Two-bed Pool Villa (4 people)||$4980|
|Three-bed Pool Villa (6 people)||$6650|
|Two-bed Infinity Pool Villa (4 people)||$4580|
|Four-bed Infinity Pool Villa (8 people)||$9160|
|Two-bed Jungle Lodge (4 people)||$3480|
We can add an extra single bed into any suite. $600 USD per night.
– *Every 5th night is free of charge.
– *Book 10 nights, get 9th and 10th free
*offers valid for off-peak dates only
Not valid for:
1st – 31st August 2020
24th – 31st January 2020
Your package includes:
– Breakfast, lunch and a la carte dinner
– All non-alcoholic drinks
– One Spa Treatment per day (based on number of nights stay)
– Wellbeing Centre (Movement classes, Pilates/Yoga flow)
– Non-motorised watersports
– Land sports
– Laundry Service
– No hidden costs
– Travel Package: $700 USD per person round trip transfers from Singapore
– Boutique purchases
*Terms and Conditions Applied
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What it will cost ?
Room & Suite – Villa from 1,783 US$ / night
Urban-seleqt members gets 10% off all published rates (inclusive special offer)
Sea – Land – Cultural – Culinary – Voyages – Children
Staff gratuities: Entirely to the discretion of the guests
Expenses due to a situation beyond our control included but not limited to flight cancellation or flight delay
A haven for the adventurer, for the wanderer. Arrive with an open heart and leave changed forever. This is a vacation with a purpose. A destination with meaning.
Set in one of the most rugged and picturesque islands of the Indonesian Archipelago, there is an extraordinary diversity of religions, languages, and landscapes – alongside crystal blue waters and pristine white sand beaches. A surfers paradise away from it all
Why we Love it …
A Soft Adventure & Romance
The first days of a lifetime together are a memory to cherish and what better way to celebrate starting a secluded stay than at BAWAH PRIVATE ISLAND – your very own secluded resort
Wake up in the most romantic bedroom ever designed, spend the day exploring the area and the islands. Enjoy a bottle of champagne and the most beautiful kiss while watching the sunset. Grill lobsters for dinner, dive into each other’s eyes under the stars, swim naked in the moonlight, and fall asleep in each other’s arms.
Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Mountain Biking, Jungle Trekking, Fishing, Surfing and Body Boarding, …name it !!
Actives - Culture - Family
BAWAH PRIVATE ISLAND is perfectly located for the simple pleasures in life: sun, sand and sea. You can also explore some of the best beaches around the island and farther
Beyond the thoughtful design, refined style and understated sophistication, every bungalow at Komodo Resort brings the Indonesian tradition and culture of island living into the stay experience. Spacious rooms, private pool, butler service. Purely yours to enjoy.
Your memories with us are crafted with care, delivered from the heart and made to last.
Away from it all ...
Forget the world around you: dive into yoga, meditation, healing and life style coaching with a Holistic Master, should you want us to arrange it?
BAWAH PRIVATE ISLAND is private, a travel experiences fashioned to your personal wishes and requirements. You are free to design your own experience: choose your own schedule; decide where to go and what places to visit, you may even choose to just arrange a private Yoga coach during your stay or a French Chef maybe ?
Sport or Yoga / Surf coach, your chef, or a Dive master may accompany you on your journey to share their knowledge and skills.