Experience Indonesia's Underwater Utopia at Bawah Reserve



The Bawah Reserve surely qualifies for aspirational travel at The Fashioneer! The Anambas Islands are one of Asia's top five tropical island paradises and one of Indonesia’s first marine conservation areas, a true ocean lover’s dream. Set amid this archipelago lies the secluded Bawah Reserve, a private island resort surrounded by crystal clear waters, jaw-dropping underwater scenery and stunning marine biodiversity – the perfect combination for ideal diving and exploring. Beyond the breathtaking beauty of the ocean, Bawah Reserve’s dedication to marine conservation gives divers a unique insider view of coral regeneration and transplantation efforts.    



Bawah Reserve’s dedication to marine conservation gives divers a unique insider view of coral regeneration and transplantation efforts

Let's kick your bucket list. With twelve dives sites and six reefs, guests have access to miles of pristine coral formations which create diverse and dramatic underwater landscapes to harbor high levels of marine biodiversity. All dives, aside from the Refresher’s Dive, are outside the fringing reefs of Bawah. Here the waters are slightly cooler, the currents are a bit stronger and the fish are a bit bigger, offering a larger variety of wildlife and coral different than what is found inside the lagoon. Among other creatures, guests can look forward to greeting Bumphead Parrotfish, Emperor Angelfish, Eagle Rays, Green Turtles and the rare Blue Starfish.


Sunset at Bawah Reserve


ABOUT BAWAH RESERVE: Bawah Reserve, a pristine collection of six private islands 160 miles from Singapore located in the Anambas Archipelago in Indonesia, is developed as an ecologically sound destination with a focus on the preservation of the island’s surrounding natural beauty. Accessible only through seaplane, Bawah Reserve offers guests an intimate experience and access to 300 hectares of lush forest canopy surrounded by three sheltered lagoons and 13 power-white beaches. Accommodating up to 70 guests at a time, Bawah Reserve offers 35 luxurious stand-alone suites and over-water villas nestled within the verdant flora and overlooking crystal-clear blue lagoons. A marine conservation site, Bawah Reserve is dedicated to preserving the surrounding marine wildlife and lush forest through the Bawah Anambas Foundation. Bawah Reserve is honored on Conde Nast Traveler’s 2018 Hot List and a winner of the 2018 Town & Country Hotel Awards.