How do I get to Bawah?

Your journey begins in Singapore. We will arrange to collect you at home, hotel or Changi airport and transfer you to the ferry to Batam, Indonesia, which takes about an hour. The seaplane departs from Batam and takes just over an hour to reach Bawah.

Please ensure that your passport has at least 6-months validity and you have obtained the necessary visas for Singapore and Indonesia.

Are children allowed on Bawah?

Children are allowed on the island. However, parents must be aware that our Suites are designed to accommodate only 2 persons.  The island is more suited to older children 12+.

Our Deluxe Beach Suite is ideally suited for families with children as they are comprised of two Suites and a separate lounge suite. Although separated, they are within the same area.

What are the activities on Bawah?

There is lots to do on Bawah. From various water sport activities (Kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling, diving) around the marine eco-system to jungle trekking through the lush fauna. There are 13 beaches to choose from and each of our three lagoons have a unique character of their own.

Excursions to neighbouring islands and fishing villages can be organized for a fee. Contact us for more information.

Can I book the island for a wedding?

Absolutely. It is possible to book Bawah partially or completely for special occasions like weddings or other functions. Just send us an email and we will put together a special package for you according to your requirements.

What is the weather like?

Bawah is tropical and warm. Located just 2 degrees above the equator, its climate is different from the Indonesian mainland. There is half the yearly precipitation than in Singapore.

Is internet access available?

While internet access is available in your accommodation, we would love you to reconnect with real people during your stay. Enjoy what Bawah has to offer without the distraction of the outside world.

What is the minimum stay?

The minimum stay of Bawah is 3 nights, but you may find this too short once you get here.

Can I sail my boat to Bawah and stay on board?

Yes, you can sail your boat to Bawah, but permission to enter our lagoons must be obtained 2 weeks prior to arrival. We will impose mooring charges and please note Bawah is an official protected marine area in which anchoring, fishing and the collection of any dead or live coral and shells are strictly prohibited. The mooring is chargeable at U$5/foot net per night. The revenue is entirely dedicated to fund the Bawah Conservation Foundation.

What are the passport and visa requirements?

Although more than 80 nationalities can enter Indonesia with a free 30-day Tourist Visa upon arrival, we recommend you check with your embassy or the Indonesian consulate in your home country for visa requirements. The website is https://indonesia.visahq.com

What credit cards do you accept on the island?

All major credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, JCB, Union Pay. Please note, however, we do not have currency exchange on the island and all cash transactions must be in Indonesian Rupiah.

Is fishing allowed?

Bawah is an official protected marine area in which anchoring, fishing (up to 500m from the barrier reefs) and the collection of any dead or alive coral, shell are strictly prohibited.

Can we bring our own drinks to the island?

Yes, you can bring your own drinks on the island, however please note that Indonesian Civil Aviation regulations does not allow liquids over 24 % proof be carried on a seaplane. Note they can only be consumed in your accommodation. Please note that our sea plane allows for a maximum of 15kg in luggage per guest.

Is there a doctor on the island?

Yes, there is a doctor and a clinic available 24/7 on the island, operated by International SOS.