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Bawah Island – the New Eco Maldives!

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A two-month old luxury Robinson Crusoe eco-resort private island has just opened on our doorstep! Bawah Island is giving the Maldives a little run for its money, except that these guys are all about eco luxe!

In less than three hours from Singapore (via ferry from Batam and private sea plane) you’ll be in turquoise seas gleaming with marine life with a choice of 5 islands and 13 beaches to play on. (If you aren’t packing your bags by now, seriously, get a move on!).

They don’t do kids under 10* (aww, ok I’m over it, sign me up), so expect real bliss out relaxing on one of their 13 beaches, get a floating water bungalow, do some beach yoga, reiki, or just sit at the Tree Top restaurant and take in the view over healthy dinners. If you are an eco luxe traveler, this one is for you.

The five uninhabited islands making up Bawah are located at the southern end of Indonesia’s Anambas Archipelago, half way between the Malay Peninsula and Borneo in the South China Sea. It is only accessible by seaplane and the island only accommodates a maximum of 70 guests in 35 tented safari suites and over water bungalows. Bawah is a complete eco-system in itself – the islands cover jungle, mangroves and reef, a playground of 300 hectares, 3 crystal lagoons and 13 beaches.

The price may make your eyes water – packages start at US$1,960 (S$2,660) a couple per night with a minimum 3-night stay (includes round trip transfers, meals and non alcoholic drinks, daily laundry and activities). One for the wish list!

*for now – check with Bawah Island for updates

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