Bawah Island, is inviting its first explorers to discover the rare ecosystem at this ‘naturally lux’ retreat in the heart of the Indonesian Anambas from July 31, 2017. The ultimate hideaway, Bawah Island is just three hours from Singapore and accessible only via a short ferry ride from Batam and a 75-minute private seaplane.

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Bawah Island has been developed to inspire guests to get reacquainted with their ‘true nature’ by inviting them to explore the islands and leave with a renewed sense of purpose. Previously uninhabited, Bawah is a marine conservation area where ‘nature provides its true luxury’ across 5 pristine islands, 3 crystal clear lagoons and 13 beaches. Immersing in experiences harmonious with nature, explorers can encounter flourishing species of corals, turtles and iridescent schools of fish, or step foot in Bawah’s primary forest that has never been cut or burnt.

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Bawah allows a maximum of 70 guests at any one time, with a total of 35 eco-designed suites enveloped in lush scenery – 21 Beach Suites offering breathtaking sea views, 11 Over Water Bungalows giving stunning dawn to dusk vistas and 3 Garden Suites shrouded by idyllic, natural scenes. Each accommodation features a beautifully appointed bedroom, spacious bathroom and a relaxing outdoor living area with incredible views across the lagoon.

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Guests can look forward to rejuvenating and relaxing at:

  • Bawah’s holistic wellness centre, Aura, which houses a spa and a yoga pavilion, providing complete mind and body programmes designed to enlighten the senses
  • The Tree Top restaurant, which will serve Asian-fusion cuisine with locally-grown ingredients alongside a curated drinks menu to showcase authentic flavours
  • Uniquely-themed bars – Grouper BarJules Verne Barand Boat House Bar – situated at different zones on Bawah, each offering beautiful and distinctive sights of the surrounding islands
  • Wood-panelled Library up in the tree tops, where a diverse collection of natural history, architecture, classic literature, maps and guidebooks are available for literary lovers to browse and indulge in.

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The Bawah Island experience, which can be booked now from USD1,960 for two people per night, includes:

  • Eco-designed accommodation for two to share
  • Round trip transfers from Singapore via Batam (car, ferry and 75-minute private seaplane)
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and ala carte dinner) and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily laundry service (no dry cleaning on island)
  • Minibar (unlimited Bawah mineral water)
  • Non-motorised water sports – kayaking, sailing, paddle-boarding, snorkeling, and boat trips around the lagoon
  • Beach towels and snorkeling equipment
  • Other island activities including spa, yoga, pilates, meditation, and reiki sessions at Aura wellness centre, hiking in the forests of Bawah, and open-air cinema sessions

To be one of the firsts to explore Bawah, visit

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