A part of Indonesia’s Riau Islands, Bawah Island is just a two-hour journey from Singapore by ferry and seaplane. Among the many islands nearby, Bawah stands out for its pristine coral reefs and its eponymous exclusive luxurious private island resort. Bawah Island is part of a cluster of five total islands that form an oval blue lagoon, and at low-tide, the lagoon is separated from the ocean by the white sand connecting the ring of islands.
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With an abundance of lovely diving sites in the preserved area of The Anambas, visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to Scuba dive the warm waters. Experts are on hand to tailor diving trips to guest experience and experience desired. There is a registered Dive Center at the resort.
The lagoon offers a fantastic snorkeling experience as the clear waters and white sandy floor make it easy to spot the schools of colorful fish amongst the reefs. The resort’s environmental and conservation policies further protect these reefs and marine life, lending to a thriving ecosystem. Expect to see giant clams, long-nosed trumpet fish, clown fish, and nudibranch galore. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles and reef shark.
Take to the crystal waters by paddleboard, kayak, or catamaran. The calm lagoon allows guests to safely circumnagivate the island and explore nearby islands. Pull up on a remote sandy beach where you may find a turtle nesting site. Picnics can be delivered and set up.
Besides the crystal clear lagoons and white sand beach, Bawah Island is gifted with lush green foliage. Take a hike on one of many well marked trails through the forests and jungles and encounter an ecosystem full of butterflies, birds, wild orchids and ancient trees. Trails lead to three amazing lookout points where you will be rewarded with commanding views of the coastline.
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Bawah Island Itineraries
- 13 days / 12 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $20,900
- 5 days / 4 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $4,500
Opened in late 2017, Bawah Reserve is an island resort that is part of Indonesia's Riau Islands, accessible from Singapore by ferry and seaplane. Bawah Reserve promises untouched paradise, composed of six lush jungle islands, three crystal clear lagoons, and 13 ivory powder beaches. The eco-friendly resort is committed to environmental and ocean conservation, crafting its accommodations from natural and recycled materials. Guests can spend the day hiking the forests and water sports in the pristine lagoons, indulge in holistic meals at two restaurants and wellness programs at the Aura spa and yoga pavilion, then end the day with cocktails from the bar at dusk and open-air cinema screenings under the stars.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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A seaplane takes travelers to the new tropical pleasures of the five islands, three lagoons, and 13 beaches of Bawah.
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