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Sustainable Stocking Stuffers

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10 Ways to Become More Grateful

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As we celebrate Thanksgiving,...

What to do in Singapore with 5 hours or less

Singapore may be a small, diamond shaped island, spanning 50 kilometres from east to west...

A Guide to the 6 Islands of Bawah Reserve

You may think that Bawah Reserve is simply one island but the Reserve is made up of six...

Sound bathing and the positive impact of 432 Hz listening

Meditating to soothing sounds or music is a wellbeing trend that is gaining in...

Jamu - The Indonesian Elixir

Made from a variety of locally grown herbs, drinking a daily dose of Jamu, is one of the...

Sustainable Beach Essentials

Even with limited travel you may still be lucky enough to get to a beach. If you are...

A-Z of activities at Bawah Reserve

Bawah Reserve has a variety of activities to suit every type of holiday from adventure...

Everything you need to know about taking a private jet or yacht to Bawah Reserve

In the Covid’19 era the demand for private transport is increasing and it’s not hard to...

A-Z Guide to Face Masks

Masks are here to stay, especially if you plan to travel. As a sustainable resort we love...

Post Covid travel trends from the global media

As travel changes in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we take a look at five...

What to know about Indonesian culture and food before you arrive

Indonesia is a vast country. It has more than 18,000 islands and is home to 268 million...

Workcation Anyone?

Working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic has made people around the globe realise...

How we are staying Covid free

With warm tropical breezes, plenty of sunshine and endless turquoise waters, Bawah...

When is the best time of year to visit Bawah Reserve?

We are often asked about the best time of year to schedule a trip to Bawah Reserve.Which...

Make light of packing in more ways than one!

We’ve trawled the shops to bring you our favourite eco-friendly and stylish carry-on...

14 beautiful virtual backdrops for your online video conferences and meetings

Whilst travel is limited and the majority of the world’s workforce is setting up office...

How to get to Bawah Reserve

Getting to Bawah Reserve couldn't be easier.  If you are coming via Singapore we handle...

Top instaworthy spots at Bawah Reserve

Bawah Reserve is unarguably one of the most photogenic places you’ll travel, with its...

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Dec 2, 2020

Sustainable Stocking Stuffers

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A Guide to the 6 Islands of Bawah Reserve

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Nov 9, 2020

Sound bathing and the positive impact of 432 Hz listening

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Nov 2, 2020

Romantic Moments at Bawah Reserve

What is the definition of romance? The Oxford English Dictionary defines romance as:   "a quality ...
Oct 28, 2020

Jamu - The Indonesian Elixir

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Oct 14, 2020

Sustainable Beach Essentials

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Oct 6, 2020

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Sep 29, 2020

Everything you need to know about taking a private jet or yacht to Bawah Reserve

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Sep 22, 2020

Travelling with extended family? Here are 6 tips to ensure everyone has a good time.

Multi-generational travel is a rising trend. Normally travelling with different age groups entails ...
Sep 18, 2020

Marry me? Swoonworthy proposals to help you pop the question in style.

Congratulations! You have made the decision to ask your partner to marry you. Maybeyou’ve chatted ...
Sep 14, 2020

A-Z Guide to Face Masks

Masks are here to stay, especially if you plan to travel. As a sustainable resort we love ...
Sep 8, 2020

Post Covid travel trends from the global media

As travel changes in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we take a look at five major travel ...
Sep 7, 2020

How to SUP like a pro

Not only is stand up paddle boarding (SUP) a lot of fun and a fab way to explore thelagoons around ...
Aug 31, 2020

Locally designed Uniforms

In our recent blog on local culture: we introduced the beautiful Indonesian Batik.In case you ...
Aug 27, 2020

Is Bawah Reserve a family-friendly island?

We’re often asked: Is Bawah a good holiday spot for families? Here is the honest truth. Bawah ...
Aug 25, 2020

Eco Sustainable Swimwear from Indonesia

Can a bikini really change the world, can swimming trunks save our seas? The answer very simply is ...
Aug 20, 2020

What to know about Indonesian culture and food before you arrive

Indonesia is a vast country. It has more than 18,000 islands and is home to 268 millionpeople and ...
Aug 5, 2020

Trends in Sustainable Tourism

The term “sustainable travel” is widely used but its definition is still quite fuzzy. We areoften ...
Aug 3, 2020

A quick guide to Batam

Our amphibious planes depart daily at 9:30am from Batam, a small Indonesian island that is ashort ...
Jul 27, 2020

Homegrown cocktails you can make at home - from garden to glass!

At Bawah Reserve we are passionate about our permaculture gardens  - we love growing herbs, fruits, ...
Jul 22, 2020

Where to Stay in Jakarta: Great hotels for your Pre/Post Bawah Trip

Travelling to Bawah Reserve via Jakarta, Indonesia? It is well worth spending a few days ...
Jul 21, 2020

The secrets behind getting the best night’s sleep ever

Sleep is connected to better productivity, less proclivity for weight gain, lower risk of heart ...
Jul 16, 2020

Workcation Anyone?

Working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic has made people around the globe realise that a ...
Jun 27, 2020

Open your eyes to a world of sustainable sunglasses

The fashion industry continues to take a more environmentally friendly approach and accessories are ...
Jun 26, 2020

Wellbeing: Expert Sara Quiriconi tests out Bawah's new wellbeing journeys!

Bawah Reserve is one of Indonesia’s most exclusive, off-grid resorts and only accessible via ...
Jun 23, 2020

Behind the Design: The stories behind Bawah’s beautiful sculpted art

The design of Bawah Reserve was a project of preservation, a lesson of local craftsmanship, ...
Jun 19, 2020

Reef friendly sunscreens only please!

Bawah Reserve is an eco-friendly earth first resort, we live and breathe sustainability – it’s what ...
Jun 17, 2020

How we are staying Covid free

With warm tropical breezes, plenty of sunshine and endless turquoise waters, Bawah Reserve isa ...
Jun 10, 2020

Island Themed Quiz

Trivia time: how much do you know about the world’s most beautiful islands?Whether you are busy ...
Jun 8, 2020

When is the best time of year to visit Bawah Reserve?

We are often asked about the best time of year to schedule a trip to Bawah Reserve.Which month has ...
May 28, 2020

5 ways to bring a touch of island paradise into your home

Boon Sim, Bawah Reserve’s architect and designer, shares some simple tips on how you cantransform ...
May 21, 2020

Make your own compost

As a sustainable resort we work hard to make sure we minimise waste and re-use as much aswe can. ...
May 18, 2020

#Meatfree Monday: Indonesian Sweetcorn Fritters Recipe

How to make delicious Indonesian sweetcorn fritters:The vibrant sweetcorn flavour and mild spices ...
May 18, 2020

Make light of packing in more ways than one!

We’ve trawled the shops to bring you our favourite eco-friendly and stylish carry-on luggage ...
May 14, 2020

How to make kombucha at home

Kombucha is one of the fastest growing health drinks right now, but the fermented tea drinkisn’t ...
May 12, 2020

How to make delicious tropical jam at home.

There are few things more delicious than the simplicity of a slice of fresh toast smotheredwith ...
May 11, 2020

Digital Detox: Five simple tips to using your phone less

The past half-century has been all about digital, but nothing catapulted our dependence onour ...
May 11, 2020

The ultimate line-up of dreamy, romantic private dining spots at Bawah

Whether it’s for a proposal, birthday, anniversary, honeymoon or simply “just because”, a romantic ...
Apr 22, 2020

5 simple ideas to celebrate Earth Day at home

Happy Earth Day from Bawah Reserve. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is climate change, a topic ...
Apr 20, 2020

What's growing in the Bawah Reserve gardens.....

Meet Eva Giraldo Maria, Bawah Reserve’s Sustainability Manager.     "Wondering if Bawah is really ...
Apr 16, 2020

Natural spa treatments you can make at home

A trip to the spa is one of the best ways to rest and recharge. That’s why Bawah Reserveprovides ...
Apr 13, 2020

Our top 10 Island themed movies and tv show recommendations

Watching others wade through the waters of a beautiful island beach isn’t the same asactually being ...
Apr 13, 2020

Learn the lingo - An intro into Indonesian Bahasa

How many times have you gone on a holiday and kicked yourself for not learning the locallanguage ...
Apr 3, 2020

Quarantine Cure: If you can't get to Bawah, bring Bawah to you....

If you can’t get away during this period of global lockdown, here are 10 ways to bring a sliceof ...
Apr 3, 2020

New to Zentangle? Here's what you need to know. Plus some downloadable templates for you to do at home.

With spare time on your hands, there has never been a better time to channel your innerPicasso for ...
Mar 30, 2020

14 beautiful virtual backdrops for your online video conferences and meetings

Whilst travel is limited and the majority of the world’s workforce is setting up office from home, ...
Mar 27, 2020

Clear Skies, Clear Minds: Stargazing

How often do you take the time to look up at the sky at night? Most of us would say rarely.But did ...
Mar 27, 2020

Boost your immunity naturally with Rosella

The roselle or rosella plant is a species of hibiscus that is native to Africa but now commonly ...
Mar 16, 2020

The health benefits of swimming in the sea

So much has been written about the additional benefits of swimming in the sea overa traditional ...
Feb 28, 2020

Local Culture: An introduction to Indonesian batik art

Batik is an Indonesian art technique that uses wax and colourful dyes to create beautifulpatterns ...
Feb 28, 2020

Introducing the Anambas Foundation

Bawah Reserve is located in Indonesia’s Anambas Islands. With a population of around 41,500, the ...
Feb 26, 2020

Top 10 island themed holiday reads

Islands are magical places and the setting for many a good book!We have picked our top 10 ...
Feb 12, 2020

Spice things up with these 3 saucy sambals

Sambal is a chilli condiment that graces every Indonesian meal. Just like hot sauces, there are ...
Feb 3, 2020

The story behind the design of Bawah

“In an off-the-radar fringe of an Indonesian archipelago lies a sumptuous private-island retreat ...
Jan 28, 2020

10 signs you need to invest in your wellbeing

Any combination where balance is not achieved is a sign that you need to invest in your own well- ...
Jan 11, 2020

Top 10 Instagram Feeds for Travel Inspiration

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Dec 24, 2019

The latest trends in wellbeing

Current wellbeing trends are designed to get you out of your daily grind and into the stillness and ...
Dec 16, 2019

The Bawah guide to wellbeing

Wellbeing is the buzz word of the moment. But what exactly is it? And, most importantly howcan we ...
Dec 9, 2019

WWF Signing Blue Certification

WWF Blue Signing Program  Bawah Reserve, one of Indonesia’s most earth conscious resorts, is ...
Nov 26, 2019

How to get to Bawah Reserve

Getting to Bawah Reserve couldn't be easier.  If you are coming via Singapore we handle the travel ...
Nov 12, 2019

Naturally Fit - Using the island as your gym

Bawah Reserve has a fully equipped, air-conditioned gym, but why not embrace nature and get ...
Nov 11, 2019

10 Reasons to SUP (Stand-up paddleboard)

Not only is standup paddle boarding (SUP) a lot of fun and a fab way to explore the lagoons around ...
Oct 22, 2019

10 Things to Do at Singapore’s Changi Airport

There’s a reason that Changi Airport is consistently voted one of the world’s most favourite ...
Oct 9, 2019

9th Best Resort in Asia - Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2019

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Sep 4, 2019

How to pack for Bawah Reserve in less than 15kg

Island life at Bawah Reserve requires little more than a sarong and swimsuit. As our seaplane has a ...
Aug 30, 2019

Top instaworthy spots at Bawah Reserve

Bawah Reserve is unarguably one of the most photogenic places you’ll travel, with its clear ...
Aug 28, 2019

10 Things To Tick Off Your Honeymoon Bucket List

Bawah Reserve, with its luxe Robinson Crusoe exclusivity in the middle of Indonesia’s  Anambas ...
Aug 26, 2019

Why We Love Coral And You Should Too

“Coral reefs are the most biologically diverse marine habitats in the world, host to an ...
Aug 26, 2019

The Bawah Guide to planning the perfect honeymoon

With so many decisions to make whilst planning your wedding, we thought we’dhelp take the stress ...
Aug 22, 2019

Turtles at Bawah Reserve

There is nothing more beautiful than swimming with sea turtles, watching them glide around the ...
Aug 21, 2019

Top 5 must-see guide to diving/snorkelling at Bawah Reserve

  As an archipelago with rich marine life, Bawah's 6 islands and 3 lagoons are the perfect ...
Aug 21, 2019

Everything you need to know about our Seaplane

No arrival to an island is as thrilling as via seaplane, the aircraft gradually descending to its ...
Aug 20, 2019

Families and Bawah Reserve

Everything you need to know about families on Bawah     Bawah Reserve is a family friendly island ...
Aug 20, 2019

Where to eat in Singapore

Hawker Food to Michelin Starred Restaurants Singapore’s food scene has something for everyone, to ...
Aug 20, 2019

Top 10 things to do in Singapore

We highly recommend spending a few extra days in Singapore to explore this little red dot that ...
Aug 20, 2019

Where to Stay in Singapore: Great hotels for your Pre/Post Bawah Trip

Singapore has certainly upped its game in recent years, so while you’ll need to spend at least one ...
Jul 27, 2019

Sustainability at Bawah Reserve

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