Bawah Island in Anambas Regency, Riau Islands - Indonesia
When it comes to a vacation in Anambas Regency Indonesia, tourists would think about beautiful islands to explore. One of the references is Bawah Island and it is considered an archipelago due to the presence of small islands scattered near to it. Still, Bawah is the biggest and it becomes the main charm than its siblings. The island is known for its stunning and peaceful lagoon, actually. In fact, it has a similar beauty to that of Bora-Bora in Tahiti! Knowing this fact, travelers can enjoy a beautiful recreation and relaxation there. Not to mention the island is suitable to spend a memorable honeymoon.
Bawah Island has the size of about 300 hectares. Here is an important fact. The management only permits 70 people per visit, in order to retain the cleanliness and beauty of the island. That means tourists should book and contact the keepers first before heading to the island so that they can avoid disappointment. There are about 13 white sandy beaches and 3 amazing lagoons on the island. Do not deny the fact that the island features many flora and fauna, as well. No wonder, the island looks like a paradise! Even foreigners have acknowledged its beauty.
Exploring Bawah Island
These days, tourists take advantage of a seaplane to get to Bawah Island (usually done from Batam Airport). However, most travelers drop by in Tarempa City first before heading to Bawah by boat. It depends on one’s preference, after all. Regardless of the difference of transportation choice, these people look for the same things when visiting the island. It is none other than to visit the virgin beaches! They want to spend some time on such amazing coast with either families or lover.
Aside from enjoying the nuance of beautiful beaches in Bawah Island, visitors are interested in exploring the forest and meet the wild monkeys. That means trekking becomes the next popular activity to do there. Have no worries. The trekking route is easy and short, so everyone can enjoy the activity without worrying about anything. This can be done either alone or with a group, in fact. As long as they have a good stamina and carry proper equipment, they are good to go.
Another recommended activity to do in Bawah Island is to approach the local fishermen village. On the site, they can rent the boat and visit nearby islands cheaply. Have no worries. The villagers would be their guide during island hopping. For those who want to spend the night on the island, they can simply visit a nearby villa and make a reservation there.
- Airabu Island
- Sanggah Island
- Murbah Island
- Lidi Island
- Elang Island
How to Get There
For those coming from Letung City, they need to head to the capital of Anambas Regency first, which is Tarempa City in Siantan Island. It takes about 7 hours from Perintis Port in Letung to Tarempa Port by boat. The distance is 124 km, after all. Next, travelers can take another boat and head to Bawah Island. It takes 7 hours by regular boat, but it takes only 4 hours by speedboat.
Where to Stay
- Tent Villa
- Water Villa