Any castaway wannabes should turn their sights towards the Anambas Archipelago, an 80-minute seaplane ride from Singapore. Here a scattering of forested islands make up Bawah Reserve, a rustic-luxe resort that occupies a truly stunning corner of paradise.
Crunch the numbers at Bawah and you’ll get 6 islands, 3 lagoons, and 13 beaches where your island fantasies can play out from paddle-boarding, hikes to bat caves and beach movie screenings at night. From your arrival by your seaplane transfer, the bright turquoise, emerald and cerulean-blue of the ocean will transport you into a world of tropical colour. On land, wooden walkways connect between over-water bungalows, beach suites and garden villas, all of which are furnished in bamboo and sun-bleached driftwood. Bawah Reserve make everything so easy and relaxed, including their generous all-inclusive program that includes holistic and deeply rejuvenating spa treatments. Drift between one gorgeous beach to another or snorkel directly into the turquoise lagoon from over-water bungalows to spot unbelievable marine life in this pristine conservation area.
What’s particularly special about this resort is its unwavering commitment to sustainability and therefore its ultra-light touch on the environment. Here you’ll see a pioneering renewable energy program and an impressive regime for recycling and waste, plus the Bawah Foundation channels money straight back in to the local community. Being eco-friendly has never looked so beautiful.