Bawah Reserve is a unique resort, where sustainability has been placed first and foremost in the resort’s design, construction, and operation. Our vision is to protect and enhance the environmental value of the islands and surrounding marine environment, empowering and enabling the development of local communities on neighbouring islands.
The islands of Bawah are ecologically important due to the presence of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna on the islands, coral reefs that support a wide variety of marine life, and mangroves between the terrestrial and marine environments.
Initial research by arboriculturalists has identified the presence of some trees that are at least 2000 years old, underlining the vital importance of protection and conservation of the islands.
Bawah’s location is remote – there are no other islands closer than around 30 nautical miles. This means that Bawah has an independent ecosystem, with the mangroves playing a key role in stabilising the islands and supporting biodiversity. The creation of the resort enables our guests to experience the beauty of the natural environment, whilst also being given the opportunity to learn about the environmental and social challenges that are present.
Given the global importance of tackling the climate crisis, an area of particular priority for our sustainability programme is energy. The analysis is now being undertaken on the options for generating electricity using solar power. The first phase is expected to begin soon, with the installation of solar panels on the roofs of the back of house buildings.