Bawah Reserve has officially launched with a new amphibious seaplane, transporting guests to the far-flung corner of Indonesia, where six forest-clad islands and 13 beaches of white hourglass sand await.
Situated 300km North-East of Singapore, Bawah Reserve is an intimate, luxuriously-sustainable retreat featuring 35 standalone suites, surrounded by clear turquoise waters, blue lagoons and coral reefs.
Perfectly combining luxurious moments within natural surroundings,Bawah Reserve houses a maximum of 70 guests at any one time – giving each visitor the feeling that they are escaping to ‘their own private island’.
All aspects of your stay will be catered for. Once on the islands, guests can indulge in endless unrivalled experiences – all included and curated – by their assigned personal host. This includes kayaking and snorkelling adventures around the lagoons to treks through the forest, hands-on cooking classes, gourmet suppers, alfresco dining on the beach and unlimited spa treatments.
Surrounded by the South China Sea and enveloped by lush forestry, Bawah Reserve features a host of enchanting spaces.
AURA, the spa sanctuary presents wellness with a difference – where therapists are dedicated to identifying personal preferences to achieve a deeply relaxed state, establish equilibrium or rejuvenate the mind and body.
The beachside infinity pool offers a cooling dip with breath-taking views of the lagoon below. The library of inspiring novels and travel journals, alongside an outdoor cinema, will occupy the mind. For those wishing for a more of an active retreat, the 100ft high yoga pavilion and tennis courts in the adjacent grounds will energise the body.
Bawah Reserve has beachside and treetop restaurants. At Bawah Reserve, style and sustainability go hand-in-hand, and organic produce is grown on the island – overseen by Bawah Reserve’s on-island Permaculturist.
Recipes are a sensational mix of typical Indonesian flavours and refined international culinary art. Bawah Reserve also features three bars where local flavours meet timeless classics, complimenting cocktails with island-grown herbs.
The island suites feature locally sourced natural fibres – from bamboo found on Bawah Reserve’s own shores to locally recycled teak and copper, all luxuriously finished into 35 standalone suites. Guests can choose between 21 Beach Suites offering sea views, 11 Over Water Suites giving dawn to dusk vistas and 3 Garden Suites shrouded by idyllic, natural scenes.
Each accommodation features a beautifully appointed bedroom, spacious bathroom and a relaxing outdoor living area with incredible views across the lagoon.
The journey starts in Singapore, where guests are collected from their hotel, airport or residence by one of Bawah Reserve’s chauffeurs. A travel butler then picks guests up from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and escorts them by ferry to Batam International Airport, where they will board the amphibious seaplane. 80 minutes later, guests will land on Bawah Reserve’s lagoon, in front of their suite – just in time for a gourmet lunch.
The Bawah Reserve experience can be booked from USD1,780 for two people per night, and includes the following:
- Private suite for two adults
- 80-minute round seaplane trip from Batam International Airport
- Round trip ferry transfers from Singapore
- Unlimited spa treatments in AURA
- Bespoke, all-day dining – from dining in the restaurant to ordering in-room, through to taking a gourmet picnic to one of Bawah Reserve’s five other islands
- All activities – from snorkelling to kayaking, trekking and bespoke excursions (on land or sea)
- Cooking lessons and personal tours of the ground with the chef and permaculturist
- Daily yoga classes
For more information on the Bawah Reserve experience or to book, please visit: this website.