Bawah Island : Drivers’ Paradise in the South China Sea

Situated some 150 nautical miles northeast of Batam Island as well as from neighboring country Singapore, Anambas Islands in the Riau Islands Province is a pristine tropical paradise in the southern part of the South China Sea. Anambas and even further up north, the Natuna Islands, form the most northern border of Indonesia.

Among the many islands in Anambas archipelago, Bawah stands out as a favorite dive destination as well as an exclusive luxurious getaway that offers the perfect serenity away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life.


Bawah is a playground of five islands totalling more than 300 hectares. This paradise is home to three crystal clear lagoons and 13 powder beaches. The islands are covered in a lush jungle canopy that provides spectacular cover while trekking. Bawah is a project of love designed to integrate people with nature. They are committed to environmental and ocean conservation

Teeming with colorful fish and other unique sea animals as well as pristine coral reefs, Bawah Island was voted First among Asia’s top five tropical island paradises selected by, surpassing popular Koh Cang (in Thailand), Langkawi (Malaysia), Halong Bay (Vietnam), and Similan Islands (Thailand). For its outstanding beauty, the island was even dubbed the Maldives of Anambas.Bawah itself is part of a cluster of 5 islands with Bawah as the largest and the 4 islets named Sanggah, Murbah, Lidi and Elang. These five islands form an oval blue lagoon. At low tide the islands connect seemingly quite borderless, as the white sand and reefs together link to create a land bridge separating the lagoon from the open South China Sea. The lagoon offers the perfect snorkeling experience with fantastic underwater splendor. The lagoon floor is also flat white sand, decorated with reefs of various colors and size and schools of fish that are clearly visible even from the surface.



A luxurious exclusive resort called Bawah Private Island, is slated to open on the island in mid2017, Ensuring conveniences and complete experience for tourists. A playground of over 300 hectares, 3 crystal blue lagoons, 13 powder white beaches, lush jungle canopy for trekking and more importantly a philosophy of environmental and conservation policies. Bawah Private Island is a project of love to integrate people with nature and will set the benchmark for future destinations around the region.

Bawah accommodates  a maximum of 70 guests in 35 private suites or villas that have been designed to allow you to live within the nature.  They have 11 Overwater bungalows and 21 beachfront suites that overlook a pristine lagoon and enjoy sunset views.  They have 3 garden suites surrounded in green flora. 




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