This Indonesian Private-island Resort is Offering a Free Honeymoon

Bawah Reserve has launched a contest for newlyweds who were forced to cancel or postpone their trips this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

An aerial view of the tented suites on Bawah Reserve’s main island. (Photo: Bawah Reserve)

Tucked away in Indonesia’s remote Anambas Archipelago, about 300 kilometers northeast of Singapore, Bawah Reserve made a splash when it first opened in the summer of 2017. The eco-luxe resort encompasses six small islands with more than a dozen beaches inside a marine conservation area, making it an ideal spot for a socially distanced post-pandemic getaway.

Now, Bawah Reserve is giving one lucky couple the chance to win a dream honeymoon worth over US$10,000, with a three-night stay in an overwater bungalow covering all meals, daily spa treatments, and resort activities. Newlyweds based in Singapore have it even better, as the prize includes return transfers from the Lion City. This involves a chauffeur pickup in a limo that whisks travelers to the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal for the short passage to Batam, followed by an 80-minute flight in the resort’s private seaplane.

Inside an overwater bungalow at Bawah Reserve. (Photo: Bawah Reserve)

Taking a dip at the main infinity pool. (Photo: Bawah Reserve)

The winning couple will get to pick one itinerary from Bawah Reserve’s three newly launched True Love Escape honeymoon packages. The Earth Honeymoon appeals to conservation-minded guests with activities like a garden-to-table cooking class and a diving excursion with the in-house marine biologist, while the Explorer Honeymoon incorporates sunrise hikes, sea kayaking, and a castaway picnic experience. Those who want something a little more sedate can opt for the Bliss Honeymoon, which tempts couples with a coffee making class, one tapas-tasting session, a private-island dinner, plus an alfresco movie night.

To join the contest, all newlyweds need to do is send in their story on how Covid-19 has affected their honeymoon plans along with a photograph of themselves. The text should be no more than 700 words, and must include details on where the vacation was supposed to take place and what was organized for that trip. Bawah Reserve’s latest giveaway is open to anyone who tied the knot in the period between (and including) January 2019 and July 2020; the deadline for submissions is August 21.

Click here to enter the competition.

Kayakers in one of Bawah Reserve’s three private lagoons. (Photo: Bawah Reserve)

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