Following a soft launch in September 2022, the exclusive adults-only Elang Private Residence is now officially open at Bawah Reserve in Indonesia.
Designed by Singaporean architect Sim Boon Yang, and with sustainability at its core, Elang Private Residence comprises six cliffside lodges, available only for group reservations of up to 19, to book the island out exclusively for celebrations, parties and reunions.
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The private six-island archipelago in the remote Anambas Islands offers the ultimate private island playground. Sole-use groups will have the run of the island, having exclusive use of an open-air, two storey Club House restaurant and bar, the Beach House restaurant, the Kayu Spa, a dedicated activities lawn and tennis court as well as a saltwater infinity pool, refreshed with every tide. Guests of Elang also have the luxury of full, all-inclusive access to everything on Bawah Reserve’s main island, a three-minute boat ride or 10-minute kayak away, including its two restaurants, two bars, two spas and white sand beaches.
Perched on the slopes of Elang, the new lodges are named after indigenous trees found on the island; Ficus, Yucca, Lychee (which grows up through the balcony of the named lodge), Cycad and Satigi. The final lodge, Longhouse, is a two-bedroom lodge and is known as the owner’s residence.
Each sustainably minded lodge has been built with as little carbon footprint as possible with construction done by hand. Created by Singaporean architect Sim Boon Yang the design seamlessly blends the ‘outdoor’ natural environment with beautiful interiors. Mirroring Yang’s work on Bawah island, the interiors have been created from recycled natural materials, bamboo, driftwood and hand-cut stone. The use of these, alongside floaty, textured soft furnishings, offers a sense of escapism and adventure to the design.
Each lodge comes with its own private butler, just a WhatsApp away from guests’ personal in-room mobile phone, and boasts spacious living areas with traditional hand-woven panelling and carvings by artisans from Java. Each lodge has a spacious balcony with sparkling ocean views, some with outdoor bathtubs, and most with private paths leading to hidden rocky coves and into the sea.
Only accessible via private seaplane from Singapore and Batam, Bawah Reserve combines high-end design with sustainability and a “back-to-nature” concept and Elang Private Residence is further elevating the private island experience.
Rates to hire Elang Private Residence start from US$25,000 per night for 14 guests in seven bedrooms. Additional bedding can increase capacity to a maximum of 19 guests. A minimum three-night stay is required.
Rates include full board, daily spa treatments, laundry, in-room minibar and a host of land and water-based activities. Go to bawahreserve.com/elang-private-residence/.