FEATURED articles

#Meatfree Monday: Indonesian Sweetcorn Fritters Recipe

How to make delicious Indonesian sweetcorn fritters:The vibrant sweetcorn flavour and...

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...

How to make kombucha at home

Kombucha is one of the fastest growing health drinks right now, but the fermented tea...

How to make delicious tropical jam at home.

There are few things more delicious than the simplicity of a slice of fresh toast...

Digital Detox: Five simple tips to using your phone less

The past half-century has been all about digital, but nothing catapulted our dependence on

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...

Learn to dive...... at home!

Have you always wanted to dive but never found the time to learn how? 

Our partner...

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 Reserve...

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 as...

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...

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 inner...

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...

Top 10 island themed holiday reads

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

Spice things up with these 3 saucy sambals

Sambal is a chilli condiment that graces every Indonesian meal. Just like hot sauces,...

How to get to Bawah Reserve

We are often asked "How to get to Bawah Reserve?" Getting to Bawah Reserve couldn't be...

Top instaworthy spots at Bawah Reserve

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

How to get to Bawah Reserve

We are often asked "How to get to Bawah Reserve?" Getting to Bawah Reserve couldn't be easier; once you reach Singapore, we handle the details for you.

We organise all travel arrangements and escort you every step of the way. Here is how it
works:  Journey to Bawah Reserve

 

Journey to Bawah Reserve Escorted from Singapore

 

A driver from our preferred, outsourced car service will pick you up in Singapore at a pre-
arranged location; this can be a hotel, a private home or straight from an incoming flight at
Singapore Changi Airport. The driver will take you to Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry
Terminal, where a Bawah Reserve travel host will be waiting to greet and accompany you on
a short ferry ride to Batam, Indonesia. From there, it’s a 10-minute drive to Hang Nadim
International Airport, where you board our amphibious plane for a gloriously scenic 80-
minute flight to Bawah Reserve.

 

What time do guests leave Singapore?

Most trips from Singapore start around 7am; this ensures you arrive at Bawah in time for a
leisurely lunch. Similarly, most travellers will return to Singapore around 16:45pm. This can vary so please confirm with our reservations team before booking flights into and out of Singapore.

 

Where is Bawah Reserve?

Bawah Reserve is in Indonesia - fast becoming the new top travel destination, Indonesia was recently voted the number one country in the world to visit by the readers of CNTraveler:Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2019.

 

Getting-to-bawah-map-1

 

Bawah is situated in the lesser known Anambas - part of the larger Riau Island province, the Anambas Islands are a small chain of islands located between peninsular Malaysia and the island of Borneo – roughly 300 kilometers from Singapore.   The area comprises around 250 islands, of which only 10% are inhabited by some 50,000 people. Terempa, the administrative capital, is located a few hours by boat from the Reserve. Bawah means “below” in Bahasa Indonesian, a moniker chosen to fit our resort’s position at the bottom of the Anambas Island archipelago.

 

The Anambas

Despite the potential for coastal tourism, the Anambas Islands remain largely undeveloped.
Perhaps due to its remote location, the region hasn’t been as deeply explored as other parts of
Indonesia. Historically, little has been written about the Islands. The first known record was
an account in the 1820s by Hyacinthe Yves Philippe Potentien, baron de Bougainville, a
French naval officer and son of the legendary French admiral and explorer. He was the first
European to explore the Anambas Islands, and his logbook, recounted in The Greatest Works
of Jules Verne, described an area with shallow soil and mountains separated by ravines but
without a fresh water source.

Greatest Works Jules Verne

Though the region was on a shipping trade route between Southeast Asia and China,
Bougainville’s written description of a land inhospitable to agriculture may be the reason why
the Anambas Islands is what it is today – a remote isle outpost, rarely visited by tourists, with
beautiful, verdant mountains surrounded by clear waters and vibrant untouched reefs.

 

aerial-bawah-042018

 

START YOUR JOURNEY

      Experience true wellbeing at bawah reserve

      LEARN MORE

      you may also like

      #Meatfree Monday: Indonesian Sweetcorn Fritters Recipe

      How to make delicious Indonesian sweetcorn fritters:The vibrant sweetcorn flavour and...

      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...

      How to make kombucha at home

      Kombucha is one of the fastest growing health drinks right now, but the fermented tea...

      How to make delicious tropical jam at home.

      There are few things more delicious than the simplicity of a slice of fresh toast...

      Digital Detox: Five simple tips to using your phone less

      The past half-century has been all about digital, but nothing catapulted our dependence on

      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...

      Learn to dive...... at home!

      Have you always wanted to dive but never found the time to learn how? 

      Our partner...

      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 Reserve...

      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 as...

      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...

      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 inner...

      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...

      Top 10 island themed holiday reads

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

      Spice things up with these 3 saucy sambals

      Sambal is a chilli condiment that graces every Indonesian meal. Just like hot sauces,...

      How to get to Bawah Reserve

      We are often asked "How to get to Bawah Reserve?" Getting to Bawah Reserve couldn't be...

      Top instaworthy spots at Bawah Reserve

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

      leave a comment