PRIVATE ISLAND PLAYGROUND IN THE REMOTE ANAMBAS ISLANDS, INDONESIA
– BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO EXPLORE BAWAH’S EXCLUSIVE NEW ISLAND ‘ELANG’ –
Situated in the remote Anambas Islands, Indonesia, between Malaysia and Borneo, Bawah Reserve is made up of six tropical islands, 13 white sand beaches and two crystal clear lagoons ready to be explored by land and sea. In addition to its current 36 lodges (including some of the only overwater villas in Indonesia), Bawah is launching six brand new cliffside lodges on a previously untouched island named Elang later this year. Further enhancing the reserve’s private island experience, guests over 18 can opt to book one lodge or to take over the entire island.
It will be home to its own guest-only clubhouse which has been carefully designed around a rock formation and inspired by tribal communal houses in Indonesia as well as a beachside restaurant and bar, spa, private beach and salt water infinity pool, created from a natural hollow and refreshed with every tidal change, complete with a water slide. Guests of Elang will have full access to the reserve’s main island, just a short boat trip away and can take part in the plethora of activities included in the rate, in addition to full board dining experiences as well as a daily spa treatment. Guests even have the option to spend a morning as castaways on a one of the reserve’s uninhabited islands, where they will have free run of the deserted island and enjoy total seclusion from the outside world.
HOW: Rates on Elang in a one-bedroom lodge will start from $3,280 USD (approx. £2,500) per night. Rates on the main island at Bawah Reserve start from $1,980 USD (approx. £1,700) per night. www.bawahreserve.com