The wilderness hideaway of Amanwana sits on Moyo Island, an unspoilt nature and marine reserve to the east of Bali. The only resort on the island, it is a private paradise surrounded by the turquoise waters and pristine reefs of the Flores Sea. The resort is accessed by sea plane, with direct transfers available three times a week from Bali Denpasar Airport. It can also be arranged to reach the resort from Sumbawa Besar Airport.
Accommodation is in the form of large, stylish tented suites. The two categories available are Jungle or Beach tents – the only difference being the location and view from each. The interiors are the same, being airy and spacious with hardwood furnishings and local Indonesian artwork. The dining room has spectacular ocean views, and serves fresh, local food – much of which is grown or produced on the island. Local fishing boats deliver the catch of the day, which is a highlight of the daily menu and can be cooked to individual taste.
All rooms include king sized beds, writing desks, seating areas, ensuite bathrooms, decking areas, air condition and wifi.
Dining room and bar areas, spa, water sports facilities and dive centre. Wide selection of boats including two cruise vessels available for private charter.
The island is home to deer, macaques and wild boar; and marine life includes unspoilt coral reefs and schools of vibrant tropical fish, as well as sea turtles, moray eels, puffer fish, parrot fish, spotted rays and many more local species.
On the island are many hiking and jeep trails, so you could trek to Barry’s Falls – a spring fed waterfall at the heart o the island, or walk through the jungle to find the bat cave. Relax on the crescent beach, or enjoy water sports, kayaking, sailing, diving and snorkelling off shore. Take one of the resort’s extensive boat fleet on a visit to nearby Komodo island or a relaxing sunset cruise. Join the chef for a culinary class, or on a visit to the kitchen garden to pick the local produce.
If you have any questions regarding our Indonesia tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
We are back and all I can say is what a fantastic tour! Thank you so much for organising, we have both fallen in love with Indonesia and cannot wait to go back to see other things. Sulawesi was fabulous –the diving was so good it was like being in an aquarium. The tarsiers were all that I expected but the black macaques were so much more!
The first evening walk to see the Tarsiers, on the way we saw two Cuscus hanging about in the trees. We saw a couple of Macaques but the main event was the Tarsiers. We saw six in one tree and they are more cute/ugly as their photos. I could have stayed there all night watching them.
The next day we travelled back to see the Macaques, we were a little late and thought we had missed them as a we got to a group of people who had been watching them the macaques turned away into the bush. We carried on walking to look for kingfishers when we found ourselves in the middle of a monkey gang fight. Rambo 1 and Rambo 2 troops had travelled onto each other’s territory and all hell broke loose! They didn’t care that we were there they just rushed back and forth hollering at each other, it was so exciting watching it.
Once all the testosterone subsided Rambo 2 relaxed and groomed each other we just stood in the middle of them watching them for ages. One climbed a tree to communicate with me by sticking his tongue out and showing me some very strange facial expressions – Stewart thought he was asking me to be his 3rd wife! As we stood watching them relaxing, one came to play with my shoelaces and then another liked my trousers, then a brave one climb up me and started grooming my hair! He didn’t give up easily, sticking his fingers in my eyes and kept looking at me seeing how I was reacting– it was a fantastic experience all round.
All that is left to say is thank you again for giving us the wide variety of what we can see in Indonesia, it has whetted our appetite to see more! Now to plan for next year –we will be in touch soon!