Bawah Private Island: Eco-luxury at Its Best

An overview of Bawah Private Island.

An overview of Bawah Private Island.

Conveniently set two hours away from the Lion City, Bawah Private Island looks poised to become the region’s most buzzed-about eco-luxury destination once it launches later this year. It’s spread across 300 hectares, cradled by three sheltered lagoons and dotted with 13 beaches at the southern tip of Indonesia’s Anambas archipelago. You’ll find all the trimmings you’d expect from an upscale private island resort, though this gem of a place has arguably taken exclusivity to a new level, as it will only allow a maximum of 70 guests at a time. Accommodations will comprise 21 Beach Villas, 11 Water Villas, and three Garden Villas, each of which will come fitted with decor pieces and furnishings made from local and eco-friendly materials. Housing a yoga pavilion, infinity pool, spa center, and lookout point, the Club House is also destined to become one of Bawah’s highlights and most photographed spots.

Placing a strong emphasis on sustainability and animal welfare, Bawah follows a strict environmental policy to protect its surroundings and the species that call this conservation area home; this means no trapping, capturing, or collecting marine life under any circumstances. This philosophy also applies to the resort’s day-to-day operations, as neither pesticide nor heavy machinery is used during its construction process. But this doesn’t mean that nature is off-limits; on the contrary, guests are encouraged to explore the island’s tropical treasures and aquatic wonders through activities like hiking and snorkeling.

Bawah Private Island is slated to open this summer.

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Accommodations are traditional in style.

Accommodations are traditional in style.

Bawah is accessible via a ferry ride from Singapore to Batam, followed by a private seaplane flight.

Bawah is accessible via a ferry ride from Singapore to Batam, followed by a private seaplane flight.

Recycled teak beckons inside the bathrooms.

Recycled teak beckons inside the bathrooms.

Hiking through the primary forest.

Hiking through the primary forest.

Inside one of the villas.

Inside one of the villas.

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