Location: The remote Indonesian island of Moyo is a nature and marine reserve just 15 km of the coast of Sumbawa, East of Bali. Amanwana is the only resort on the island.
History: Due to its pristine, nearly untouched qualities, Moyo island retains the historical charm and natural beauty that mass tourism can often destroy.
Service: The newly-debuted Aman X boat whisks guests from Sumbawa to Moyo island in just 30 minutes now, instead of the lengthy 1.5 hours it once took.
Located on a nature reserve east of Bali on Moyo Island, Amanwana is a luxury tented resort with just 20 tents that face either the jungle or the ocean. Each 620-square-foot tent is enclosed by a solid wall and surrounded by a coral-stone deck. Inside, the air-conditioned tents feature banks of windows, Indonesian island artwork, a sitting area with facing divans, king-size bed, a writing desk and a large bathroom. There is hardwood flooring throughout. Sand paths link the tents to one another and lead to the beach, the dining room and reception. The dining room’s roof soars nearly 50 feet in the air and is open to the ocean. Both Western and Asian dishes are served in the dining room; campfire dinners on the beach, picnics in the music pavilion and private dinner cruises can also be arranged. The Jungle Cove Spa is just off the beach and encompasses three treatment areas, one double and two single rooms, each including a recessed, soaking tub and a shower for indulging in treatments using local ingredients.
The Amanwana is a luxury tented camp, with 20 beautifully-designed tents located in either a jungle or ocean setting. All tents measure 624 square feet in size, and are constructed around a solid wooden frame with waterproofed canvas ceilings, hardwood flooring, and wooden walls with picture windows.
The Jungle Tents are located under a canopy of tropical forest. Traditional Indonesian island artwork adorns the spacious inside of the tents that have king-size beds, comfortable, sitting areas, a writing desk and a sizable en-suite bathroom. Each tent has an outside wooden deck framed by coral stones. Sandy paths connect the tents to one another and the beach, dining room and reception.
The Ocean Tents are located close to the beach, under a canopy of tropical forest. Traditional Indonesian island artwork adorns the spacious inside of the tents, which house king-size beds, comfortable sitting areas, a writing desk and a sizable en-suite bathroom. Each tent has an outside wooden deck framed by coral stones. Sandy paths connect the tents to one another and the beach, dining room and reception.
It may be the only resort on a private tropical island, but there is still plenty for guests to do at the Amanwana, from a stunning spa with local and international therapies, to water sport adventures, a unique music pavilion, and more.
The Amanwana has a fleet of boats specifically designated for guest pleasure activities, including fishing, diving, or even just plain cruising. Sunset and starlight cruises can be arranged in the bay, and trips to nearby islands can also be made. Adventurous guests may prefer to take the single or double-person kayaks out for a spin, to explore “Turtle Street”.
Under the shade of tamarind trees, set slightly back from the beach, Jungle Cove Spa is an open-air haven for those in search of Indonesian-style pampering. Three treatment areas boast stunning views of the bay. Exotic locally-flavoured treatments include black Borneo body scrubs and fresh fruit facials.
Guests may choose to brush up on Indonesian culture and history in the resort’s library, which boasts a wide range of Indonesia-related books, as well as a variety of books on marine life. Internet is also available here.
A music pavilion is located at the camp’s edge, near the shore. Here, in an open-air forest sanctuary, guests can enjoy music from an iPod docking station on cushions and loungers. A boardwalk lined with sun loungers and shade umbrellas is an ideal place for guests to catch some sun. Water sports equipment is provided here for guests to enjoy fun in the ocean.
The sole restaurant and bar at Amanwana wears many hats, from a breakfast pavilion to a romantic bayview fine dining establishment.
Couples in search of some romantic quality time with extra pizzaz can dine by a campfire, or enjoy the delights of a starlight dinner cruise.
This open-air pavilion provides diners with not only pristine views of the Amanwana Bay, but also a comfortable place to relax, lounge, and enjoy delicious Asian and Western dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A teak-top bar provides a comfortable venue for aperitifs or digestive cocktails.