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A-Z of activities at Bawah Reserve

Bawah Reserve has a variety of activities to suit every type of holiday from adventure
seekers, relaxation pursuers, conservation explorers and beyond there is plenty to do while
staying with us. As a boutique resort with limited guests you can easily shape your days as
they come – sailing one day and spa the next with plenty of time for discovery.
We have put together some of our favourite activities to help you plan your stay.


A - Architecture walk 

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The design of Bawah is fascinating and a true lesson in purpose built preservation. Built by hand sustainably the attention to detail, from the buildings to the
artwork, is worth learning about. Enjoy an hour long walking tour to reveal the behind-the-scenes stories of the five year building process of the resort.

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B – Batik Art Class

Batik Art Class

Learn the Indonesian batik art technique that uses wax and colourful dyes to create beautiful patterns for fabrics and art.

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C – Cookery Class

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Indonesian is world famous for its aromatic flavours. Learn how to make delicious dishes like Beef Rendang or Gado Gado – using fresh ingredients from our gardens.
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D – Diving 

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Diving at Bawah Reserve is an exceptional experience and provides a unique window into the world of marine conservation. From beginners to advanced divers our PADI centre can cater to all your diving needs.
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E – Eco-Sustainability Tour

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We live and breathe  sustainability and our Sustainability Tour will show you what daily life is like on our islands, our philosophies and how we execute on our commitment to the environment.
During these tours, you’ll learn how we use reverse osmosis to treat our water, the solar
panels we use to heat water in the villas, and how we reduce, recycle and reuse waste on the
island. We are also happy to share information about the eco-friendly products used by our
laundry and housekeeping teams.

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F – Floating meditation 

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One of the latest trends in wellbeing  floating meditation uses
weightlessness to release mental blocks and what better place to try this than the
warm crystal waters of our lagoon.


G – Garden tour

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Discover our organic and ecological gardens and learn how we grow our own seeds (and how many different local seeds we have in our seed bank), how the team propagates different species to reforest the island, and how we create our own compost and fertilisers. You’ll also learn the secrets of some of our local plants and the many ways they can be used, from medicines and mood enhancers to tasty condiments and antiseptics.
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H – Hiking 

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With five different hiking routes available on Bawah’s main island, you can hike to different lookout points on each morning of your stay. It’s worth an early start to catch the staggeringly beautiful sunrise views. The uneven terrain of the trails and the health benefits of nature make this a great workout for the body and mind.

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I – Infinity Pool Swim

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Shaded by the trees, our 22 meter half-moon shaped, freshwater infinity pool is perfect for
morning laps.
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J – Jamu health tonic class

Jamu is a traditional herbal drink from Indonesia. For
Indonesians Jamu means medicine and this daily tonic is made to treat different ailments as well
as to keep your body balanced. In this class you can learn how to make Jamu and why it’s so
good for you.
https://www.bawahreserve.com/jamu-making-workshop/


K – Kayaking

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Did you know that just one hour of kayaking can burn over 350 calories? Choose from single or twin kayaks, or book one of our transparent kayaks to watch the underwater marine life as you glide by.
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L – Learn Indonesian Dance

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Take a dance class with our talented team and learn some basic traditional Indonesian dance
moves. 


M – Movie Night

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Enjoy a memorable cinematic experience watching our starlight cinema
on the beach under the stars.
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N – No-where

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Take a trip to no where and cruise on Bawah Flyer our luxury yacht. Explore the islands heading no-where in particular.
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O – Ocean sea life talk with Marine Biologists

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Learn more about the underwater world that surrounds our islands while chatting with our
Marine biologist. They will highlight some of the unique fish and sea creatures that live in
our lagoons and speak about the efforts taken for marine conservation.
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P – Paddle boarding

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Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is not just a lot of fun, it also offers a number of health
benefits. SUP’ing is a fantastic way to explore the lagoons around Bawah Reserve.

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Q – Quench your thirst

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Cocktail/mocktail class.  Spend an hour with our bartenders and learn how to create yourown garden to glass cocktails or mocktails.
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R – Reading

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Chill out in the Wallace library and peruse our array of books including some island themed
reads, all free to borrow during your stay.

 


S – Snorkelling

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Just steps from your suite, the lagoons around Bawah maybe the easiest place to
snorkel in the world. Aside from the colourful fish often found in tropical waters,
snorkellers can spot many more unique marine life such as giant clams and Eagle Rays. 
https://www.bawahreserve.com/snorkeling/


T –Telescope

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Star gazing with no light pollution Bawah is a great place to see the night sky in all its glory.
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U – Underwater Clean

Bawah Anambas Foundation Coral Transplantation

Help maintain and repair our precious reefs, join the Anambas Foundation team on a reef dive to help transplant and preserve coral to rebuild the reefs. Assist with other marine conservation
efforts such as an underwater clean-up to remove ghost fishing nets and equipment that has drifted into our lagoon reefs.
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V – Volleyball and other beach games

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The soft sandy beach in front of the Activities Centre provides the perfect spot for a host of beach fun.
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W – Whisky and chocolate pairing

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Gorgeous whiskies paired with equally moreish handmade chocolates. Decadent fun.
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X – Xcursion

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Group sunset boat trip – Join us on board our classic teak motorboat
Hyacinth and cruise around Bawah’s six islands whilst enjoying amazing sunset views with
your favourite tipple in hand.
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Y – Yoga and Pilates

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Breathe in and out to the rhythm of the waves lapping on the shore or feel at one with
nature on our garden yoga deck. Bawah offers twice daily Pilates or yoga sessions and
guests may also book private one-to-one sessions for a more personalised experience.
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Z – Zentangle Art

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Renowned for its naturally meditative qualities, art has always been a great therapeutic platform for wellbeing and mental health. Because Zentangle  is not planned, structured or representative of real-life objects, you can take your design in any direction.

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There are so many more activities that we couldn’t fit in here - you can find all our activities
and experiences in our brochure: 

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