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Bawah Island

Bawah Island

Bawah Island offers 35 luxurious stand-alone Overwater Bungalows, Beach and Garden Suites on a secluded archipelago which can only be reached by seaplane from the island of Batam. All stays are on a full board basis and include transport to the island from Singapore, all non-alcoholic drinks, activities, and the wellness centre's yoga classes, pilates and a daily spa treatment per person. Please note that you need to pay for diving and alcohol at the resort. The villas and suites offer a sophisticated but eco-friendly rustic experience, with sustainable materials used in the construction that lend a natural feel to your stay. Treetops Restaurant prepares fresh food in an open-air setting overlooking the resort and lagoon. Guests may also dine at The Boat House bar and restaurant for a more casual meal as well as The Grouper beach and pool bar. The Jules Verne bar is located at the lookout to enjoy sunset cocktails

Despite the remote location, internet access is available in your room and at the main restaurants, though Bawah encourages its guests to get back to nature with a variety of activities including non-motorised water sports, hiking, birdwatching, and stargazing. The surrounding waters are wonderful for snorkeling which can be arranged at the resort as well as diving.

Our rating: Deluxe

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Rooms

Bawah Island offers 35 luxurious stand-alone Overwater Bungalows, Beach and Garden Suites. These are set either side of the main arrival jetty and are classed as east and west side. All rooms come with a private outside space with loungers as well as a covered deck. The main bedroom is air-conditioned however the bathroom is fan cooled. All room types can offer Wi-Fi and iPad, minibar & pantry, fresh filtered sparkling and still water, snorkeling equipment, bath tub and separate rain shower, double vanity, safe, complimentary laundry (unlimited) and bathrobes. They also provide beach ponchos, hats and a beach bag for your use around the resort.

Location

Bawah Reserve is located in the Anambas Archipelago of Indonesia, accessible only by seaplane from the island of Batam. Due to the remoteness you will be able to enjoy the numerous dining and entertainment options available at the resort to all in-house guests.

Food and drink

Treetops restaurant is the main resort restaurant and prepares fresh food in an open-air setting overlooking the resort and lagoon for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests may also dine at The Boat House bar and restaurant for a more casual lunch or evening meal as well as The Grouper beach and pool bar. The Jules Verne bar is located at the lookout to enjoy sunset cocktails. All food is included during your stay only paying for alcoholic beverages. All establishments offer a freshly prepared mix of international and Asian cuisine.

Facilities and activities

Despite the remote location, internet access is available in your room and at the main restaurants, though Bawah encourages its guests to get back to nature with a variety of activities including non-motored water sports, hiking, birdwatching, and stargazing. The surrounding waters are wonderful for snorkeling which can be arranged at the resort. Bawah has one main swimming pool as well as a small gym, library, tennis court and spa, with all activities included as part of your stay. The only activity that is chargeable is diving and packages can be arranged directly with the dive master based at the resort.

Our opinion

A hidden exclusive paradise for those wanting to completely relax and unwind in an area of natural beauty. Staying here, you'll experience barefoot luxury at one of the most unique properties in Southeast Asia.

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