Amanwana is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia.
The wilderness hideaway camp of Amanwana (meaning peaceful forest) is the only resort on the Indonesian island of Moyo, a nature and marine reserve 15 kilometres off the coast of Sumbawa, east of Bali.
Surrounded by the turquoise waters and rich untouched reefs of the Flores Sea, which offers some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in Indonesia, the island is 350 square kilometres of open savannah and tropical jungle. The island is blessed with a variety of wildlife, such as deer, wild boar and macaque monkeys, and prolific birdlife which can be discovered on jungle treks on the island.
The camp’s accommodation of 20 luxury tents, lies under a canopy of tropical forest. Each 58-square-metre tent is constructed of wooden walls, large windows and canvas ceilings, with a hardwood deck outside each tent. Inside, the air-conditioned tents are decorated with Indonesian island artwork and hardwood flooring, and comprise of a spacious sitting, a king-size bed, writing desk and large bathroom.
Amanwana’s restaurant and bar are located in an open-air pavilion with a soaring 15-metre bamboo roof, serving a daily menu of both Asian and Western food. Indonesian hardwood flooring and solid coconut pillars support the tropical structure which looks out over Amanwana Bay, and romantic campfires on the beach and starlight drinks create your own Robinson Crusoe experience. There is also an open-air Jungle Cove Spa which is set back from the beach beneath a roof of shady tamarind trees overlooking Amanwana Bay.
Guests arrive at this special camp by their state-of-the-art Cessna floatplane which adds to the adventure and sense of seclusion of the resort. The camp also has two coastal cruisers, Amanikan and Amandira, which host adventurous multi-day excursions to Rinca and the Komodo Islands, as well as expeditions through the beautiful archipelago of Raja Ampat.
Wi-Fi is available in the tents and throughout the resort.
Features in the following itineraries
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Leslie Siben, India
- Anonymous, India