Bawah Island is calling for its first guests

A ‘naturally-luxe’ retreat


By Rachel Au

Bawah Island is calling for its first guests

We’re adding this one to our list of best luxury eco-resorts in Asia. Indonesia’s Bawah Island is one of the most anticipated openings of 2017 and with good reason too. All five pristine islands—with its three crystal clear lagoons and 13 beaches—shine with untouched natural beauty. Previously uninhabited, it is now a luxe retreat that promises rejuvenation, a sense of adventure, getting in touch with nature, and the ultimate hideaway experience. 

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Only a maximum of 70 guests are allowed at any one time with only 35 eco-designed suites and overwater bungalows—21 Beach suites with breathtaking sea views, 11 Over Water Bungalows with a private oasis offering stunning dawn to dusk vistas, and three Garden Suites shrouded by idyllic, natural scenes. 

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Lead the island life of merry eating and drinking as you’ll be spoilt for choice here. The Tree Top restaurant serves bespoke Asian-fusion cuisine with locally-grown ingredients alongside a curated drinks menu and a spectacular view of the ocean on the lower deck. Then there are the uniquely themed bars situated at different zones on Bawah: Grouper Bar, Jules Verne Bar, and Boat House Bar. 

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For those with a thirst for thrills and excitement, there are forest hikes, snorkelling, paddle-boarding, kayaking, sailing and boat trips around the lagoon. For a selection of milder activities, there’s Aura, Bawah’s holistic wellness centre which houses a spa and a yoga pavilion. Guests can opt for personalised yoga, pilates, meditation and reiki sessions from sunrise to sunset. Or even better, unwind at their open-air cinema. Now that’s what we call a getaway.

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Almost akin to an all-inclusive resort, the Bawah Island experience can be booked from US$1,960 for two people per night inclusive daily meals (breakfast, lunch and a la carte dinner), daily laundry service, non-motorised water sports and other island activities, and more.

For more info, visit their website.


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