Local residents won’t quite believe a place like this exists quite so close to home. 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.
Surrounded by clear turquoise waters, blue lagoons and coral reefs, this pristine and previously uninhabited marine conservation area caters to outdoor adventurers with an appetite for indulgence as well as paradise seekers looking for relaxation.
Bawah offers the true meaning of all-inclusive luxury, the rates might be steep but include all spa treatments, guest experiences and transport via its new amphibious seaplane. Enforced relaxtion if you ask me!
The luxury starts at your very own front door, where you will be collected by the resort’s chauffeur. A travel coordinator escorts you by ferry to Batam International Airport, where you board the resort’s private seaplane for an 80 minute journey, landing on Bawah Reserve’s spectacular lagoon in front of your suite, just in time for a gourmet lunch.
This is the kind of place where you truly don’t even have to think – every detail is taken care of. From the spectacular journey there, to kayaking and snorkeling adventures, treks through the forest and hands-on cooking classes; from gourmet suppers, picnics on the beach, everything is taken care of.
Accomodation comes in the form of 35 luxury suites, ranging from chic bamboo tented beach and deluxe suites, to garden suites in the jungle, to the divine overwater bungalows set above sparkling turquoise waters you thought only existed in the Maldives.
The luxury travel scene surrounding Singapore just got completely blown out of the water.