Bawah, Indonesia

Bawah Reserve

Secluded island sanctuary

A private island retreat within Indonesia's Anambas Archipelago

Tucked away within Indonesia’s Anambas Archipelago, Bawah Reserve encompasses six private islands, accessible via a 75-minute seaplane journey from Singapore. Surrounded by a 1,000-hectare marine conservation area, Bawah Reserve features only 36 suites, villas and lodges. With accommodations scattered across the island, some extending out to the sea, others nestled along the beachfront and a few tucked away in the forest, Bawah Reserve feels perennially quiet. Expect exceptional service and incredible underwater adventures at this private island resort.

The resort’s four restaurants showcase Indonesian and Mediterranean flavours with fresh farm-to-table ingredients. At the spa, guests can enjoy rejuvenating treatments and daily movement classes.

Bawah Reserve uses floating solar panels in the lagoon to generate clean electricity, provide shade and regulate water temperature, protecting aquatic life. Designed with a ‘minimal impact’ philosophy, the resort clears only necessary areas and uses locally-sourced natural building materials. Mirrors, sinks and bathtubs are crafted from recycled copper, while stone steps, paths and foundations are quarried on the island.


Experience ultimate privacy and luxury in overwater bungalows or beachside suites

Enjoy meals made with ingredients grown in the reserve’s own organic gardens

Savour fresh seafood dishes prepared by expert chefs, highlighting the local culinary traditions

Bawah Reserve is committed to protecting marine life through various conservation programmes

Join yoga and meditation sessions held in serene, picturesque locations around the reserve

Enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding and snorkelling in the calm lagoon waters

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Places to combine Bawah Reserve with

Indonesia Yacht Charter

Built in the style of traditional Indonesian “Phinisi” schooner, Silolona recreates the romance of sailing ancient spice routes with her polished teak decks and billowing black sails.Explore islands lined with pristine white sand beaches, on a flexible itinerary handcrafted to your interests and personal requirements in ultimate luxury. Silolona features five private cabins, sleeping ten guests in total, with an attentive crew of seventeen including a private chef, dive instructor and expedition leader. Cabins are spacious and sumptuous with hot water showers, air conditioning, crisp linens and handmade island soaps. The cuisine on board is exquisite and tailored to your tastes – enjoy your meals served by your personal butler either on the al fresco deck or on a deserted beach. With three tenders and her professional, Indonesian crew, Silolona offers complete flexibility for guests varying interests to be catered for. Some may wish to explore the wealth of underwater life, others to kayak through mysterious caves and others to venture on land to trek its scenic trails. At the end of the day reconvene on deck for sunset cocktails served with fresh sashimi or canapés. Groups hoping to delve deeper into the rich cultural heritage can request the attendance of Patti Seery, Silolona’s owner. With over 25 years’ experience living and working throughout Indonesia, Patti offers an unsurpassed knowledge of the islands and their fascinating cultures. Speak to our Indonesia travel designers about the differing sailing routes, best times to go and other options available to you during your cruise on Silolona.