An oasis of sheltered seclusion 160 nautical miles northeast of Singapore in Indonesia’s Anambas Archipelago, Bawah Reserve is a tropical retreat comprised of six islands, three lagoons, 13 beaches and 35 stand-alone suites. It is the only resort in Asia to include all spa treatments, guest experiences and transport via an amphibious seaplane. Without a care in the world, their guests are invited to be as active or as tranquil as they wish. And we are thrilled to announce them as JG Black Book’s newest collection member.
Promising unparalleled privacy and exclusively, Bawah Reserve’s 35 luxury suites – the chic bamboo tented beach and deluxe suites are just steps from the beach, while the garden suites are tucked neatly behind the beach suites, offering a serene jungle experience.
All meals are served at Treetops, perched under a jungle canopy and open to the rain forest that surrounds it. “The Lookout” may be reserved for private dining experiences by lantern light with gourmet meals and wine served a deux.
Bawah Reserve also offers a variety of settings for guests to enjoy cocktails and light bites. The social hub of the resort is The Grouper bar, serving everything from champagne and fine wines to 18-year-old highland malts. Jules Verne is a choice spot for wildlife viewing, sunset cocktail in hand, watching the fruit bats display their aerobatics. And finally, The Boat House – a casual, carefree toes-in-the-sand spot for a cold brew on a balmy afternoon or a lunchtime barbecue with a bohemian vibe.
You may come face to face with giant bump head parrot fish, angle fish, butterfly fish and long-nosed trumpet fish – a seasoned snorkeling guide will lead you along the resort’s own snorkeling trail. More in the kayaking mood? Paddle off to Sanggah Island, where you might glimpse a turtle nesting site. The possibilities of what you’ll see and experience at Bawah Reserve are endless.