Down To Earth: Dive Into A Lush Seaside Paradise 

In addition to worldly dining and wellness treatments, this secluded resort boasts luxe and private suites that tuck you within verdant pockets of forest or out at sea watching marine life swim by. 

This is an excerpt from Lifestyle Asia’s May 2023 Issue. 

Barefoot luxury finds a home in Bawah Reserve, a sustainably-made exclusive resort that combines earth-focused philosophy with refined elegance. Located in a remote, untouched part of the Anambas Archipelago in Indonesia, the exclusive resort is a private island sanctuary experience that offers stunning abodes and a slew of wellness-focused amenities to make every part of your sojourn feel like paradise.

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The two-bedroom infinity pool villa’s lagoon-view sun deck

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Top view of the beach suite

Nestled within nature are 36 suites ranging from treetops to beachfront, surrounded by turquoise-tinted lagoons and gorgeous coral reefs spread across six islands, 13 beaches, and 300 hectares worth of forests. Private and high-altitude, the Treehouse Lodge provides two air-conditioned King and Twin bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and rain showers for an immersive experience. A dining lounge, attic den, and large outdoor entrance for al fresco dining round out the 140-square-meter space, along with a partial view of the lagoon and ocean for a stunning stay. 

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The beach suite bedroom

The Overwater Bungalow, on the other hand, takes you just above the ocean with a clear view of marine life swimming underneath your sundeck. The 105-squaremeter accommodation is flanked by pristinely turquoise water, providing you romance, privacy, and a picture-perfect view of the sea. 

If you prefer to stay close to the ground, tented suites give you the choice between waking up to the cheeky chirps of black minahs in the forest or the feel of sand between your toes with waves crashing in the background, all while giving you the same amount of luxury and comfort. 

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Crystal kayaking by the scenic overwater suite

The two-bedroom infinity pool villa is a canopied affair, along with beach and lagoon access, a private dining pavilion, a lagoon-view sun deck, and private covered verandas. Multi-bedroom villas are also the perfect accommodation for large groups and families, providing your loved ones with ensuite bathrooms, a private plunge pool, and direct access to the lagoons. 

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Yoga at the Aura Spa

Despite its remote location, Bawah Reserve’s dining options will take you all over the world–from the ocean’s edge or the coziest parts of the forest. Indonesian and Mediterranean-inspired fusion dishes define their menus, all made with ingredients plucked straight from their gardens and caught fresh from the waters.

Read more by purchasing a copy of the Lifestyle Asia May 2023 magazine via or select newsstands in National Bookstore and Fully Booked. Subscribe to the E-Magazine via Readly, Magzter, and Press Reader. 

Photos courtesy of Bawah Reserve Indonesia.

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