preserving paradise

a sustainable future

Every business has a duty to protect the environment in which it operates and at Bawah we are committed to setting an example for responsible and sustainable tourism. Our eco-friendly approach extends across all operations, from our permaculture to our products: ocean-friendly sun cream, eco-friendly laundry detergent, and no plastic bottles. All of our waste is recycled; all paper is mulched; food waste is composted, and crushed glass is used in the water filtering process. The only land vehicles are our electric buggies and we even have 2 solar powered boats!  The Resort is part of the Bawah Anambas Foundation, created to channel funds back into the land, the sea and the local community.

Conservation and sustainability drives everything that takes place on the island. We harvest, treat and store our rainwater, and we have a sophisticated reverse-osmosis seawater treatment plant, utilising multi-stage filtration technology. Water is heated by solar energy; waste water is treated for our permaculturalist to use on our organic fruit and vegetable gardens; and pesticides are banned. Due to the official marine conservation status of the Reserve, fishing, anchoring and collection of any marine life is forbidden; and so that the island does not suffer tourist trampling, only 35 suites have been built.



Agricultural ecosystem

We are very proud of our permaculture gardens. Now 1 year into the development of this agricultural ecosystem, with the intention to eventually make the island at least 60% sustainable and self-sufficient.

We have created a flourishing garden which guests are encouraged to take a tour of. Learn about methods such as the keyhole garden bed, Three sisters and Potato towers. Our garden was designed utilising the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems to create a series of zones. Even making our own compost!

We are now successfully growing and eating: Cauliflower, Chilli, Papaya, Melons, Pineapples, Lemongrass, Mint, lettuce, spinach, potatoes and even tomatoes to name a few!