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Overwater bungalows always top the charts and here’s why!

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Notes from the Anambas Foundation: Reflecting on the First Quarter of 2021

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The Bawah ultimate guide to planning the perfect wedding

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Indonesian seafood laksa recipe

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Seaspiracy— The shocking facts & 10 things we can do to make a difference

If you haven’t seen it yet, we highly recommend watching Seaspiracy—the new Netflix...

Support Local - Five Indonesian social enterprises we adore

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#meatfree Monday: Indonesian Gado Gado salad recipe

Gado Gado is one of Indonesia’s national dishes, literally translated as “mix mix.” The...

Help clean up our beaches

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Flex it like a Flexitarian

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2021 wedding trends you need to know!

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Wellbeing trends to look out for in 2021

Wellbeing trends come and go; some grow and flourish, while others disappear simply to be...

5 Things you didn't know about artificial coral reefs

Due to past unsustainable fishing practices such as dynamite, cyanide fishing and the...

Our little guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

As a resort located in Indonesia, we draw inspiration from Asian customs. In terms of our...

Love is in the air... and under the sea!

“One can't fail to fall in love with Bawah. The colours are intoxicating; the shipwrecked...

Coffee Trends: 10 different ways to get your caffeine fix

Coffee has long been en vogue – and the ever complicated orders at Starbucks are proof of...

The Seltzer Trend – How adding some sparkle into your diet can be good for you

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10 Practices To Be More Sustainable At Home

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What to do in Singapore with 5 hours or less

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A Guide to the 6 Islands of Bawah Reserve

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A-Z of activities at Bawah Reserve

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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

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Workcation Anyone?

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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...

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...

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Overwater bungalows always top the charts and here’s why!

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

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

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

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

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Reef friendly sunscreens only please!

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

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

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#Meatfree Monday: Indonesian Sweetcorn Fritters Recipe

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How to make kombucha at home

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How to make delicious tropical jam at home.

There are few things more delicious than the simplicity of a slice of fresh toast smotheredwith ...
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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 ...
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Our top 10 Island themed movies and tv show recommendations

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Learn the lingo - An intro into Indonesian Bahasa

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

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Whilst travel is limited and the majority of the world’s workforce is setting up office from home, ...
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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 ...
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Local Culture: An introduction to Indonesian batik art

Batik is an Indonesian art technique that uses wax and colourful dyes to create beautifulpatterns ...
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Top 10 island themed holiday reads

Islands are magical places and the setting for many a good book!We have picked our top 10 ...
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Spice things up with these 3 saucy sambals

Sambal is a chilli condiment that graces every Indonesian meal. Just like hot sauces, there are ...
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The story behind the design of Bawah

“In an off-the-radar fringe of an Indonesian archipelago lies a sumptuous private-island retreat ...
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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- ...
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How to meditate in ten minutes by Headspace

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The Bawah guide to wellbeing

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WWF Signing Blue Certification

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Starting to plan your dream wedding? Some couples have a clear idea of their perfect...

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Our little guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

As a resort located in Indonesia, we draw inspiration from Asian customs. In terms of our...

Love is in the air... and under the sea!

“One can't fail to fall in love with Bawah. The colours are intoxicating; the shipwrecked...

Coffee Trends: 10 different ways to get your caffeine fix

Coffee has long been en vogue – and the ever complicated orders at Starbucks are proof of...

The Seltzer Trend – How adding some sparkle into your diet can be good for you

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A Guide to the 6 Islands of Bawah Reserve

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A-Z of activities at Bawah Reserve

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

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A-Z Guide to Face Masks

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