AMAN WANA RESORT - MOYO
Under parasols of
tropical canopy, beside a luminous sapphire and turquoise
sea, rests Moyo’s peaceful tented haven,
Amanwana. Primal desires are fulfilled in comfort, leaving
nature’s complexion to frame its privileged setting. Milky,
pastel hued dawns give rise to azure, cirrus-streaked skies,
dipping into blazonry sunsets towards Crocodile Head, all
crowned at night by a brilliantly clear constellation. Home
to many wild species, both aquatic and
land, ensures that Amanwana is a slice of
Indonesian island paradise.
Part of the
incredible Aman Resort family, Amanwana Resort is located on
Moyo Island, a small forested wildlife reserve ten miles off
the coast of Sumbawa. This tented resort is a perfect blend
of nature and luxury living. The "nature camp" (certainly
like no camping you have ever experienced before!) has
twenty spacious tented accommodations all exquisitely
appointed in local teak and splendid other native features
such as island art work.
Comfort is guaranteed with a king-size bed, two divans,
writing desk and a large bathroom with two vanities. Each
tent has a solid walls and foundation, and a double canvas
roof. A hardwood deck, perfect for relaxing and taking in
the green surroundings, completes the interesting structure.
Amanwana Resort`s open-air dining room and bar have
beautiful sea views and serve a fresh Asian and Western
food. For a romantic dinner for two, let one of the chefs
prepare a campfire barbecue in front of your tent! You can
relax with a professional massage, enjoy CDs in the music
pavilion, sunbathe on the sundeck complete with a refreshing
dipping pool, or choose from many of the more active
Amanwana Resort`s PADI scuba diving facility has a great
variety of dive trips, including night diving, deep diving
and specialized underwater photography dives, and you can
also dive right from the resort pier. The dive facility has
a full range of equipped for rent, and offers many different
This is a romantic, exclusive hideaway with each tent hidden
away in fragrant gardens and tropical forest. Island cruises
and sunset cruises are a great way to see more of the area.
Take excursions to inland waterfalls and wildlife trails.
The island is blessed with abundance of flora and fauna and
wonderful views to volcanic peaks in nearby islands. Hike
among macaque monkeys, deer, wild ox and, if you are lucky,
spot a boar. You cannot find a more perfect escape for
ultra-discerning travelers than Amanwana.
1993 Amanwana based itself, stealing prime position,
on the Indonesian island of Moyo, off the coast of
Sumbawa to the east of Bali. The air of camp life is
skillfully incorporated into luxuriant tents,
designed with style and subtlety on a coral-stone
deck. The tents are sided by walls of windows framed
in teak with polished hardwood flooring and dreamy
soft hues such as creams, beige, wheat and honey.
This is a
wilderness hideaway, secluded in a cove overlooking
Amanwana Bay and the Flores Sea. Diving and
snorkeling, from the jetty and the camp’s vessels,
is readily accessible, proffering a spectacular
array of magical, iridescent and fascinating sea
life: hawksbill and giant turtles, soft red coral,
barrel sponges flaying green and yellow tips,
enormous blue sea stars floating over the magenta
tips of hard coral all surrounded by a myriad of
tropical fish. The island is inhabited by a unique
mix of jungle animals, from deer to wild boar to
macaque monkeys, and a variety of spectacular bird
life, including eagles and osprey. Walks into the
wonders of Moyo’s jungle world begin at base.
Location and Map
Just east of
Bali lies the nature reserve of Moyo Island that plays
host to Amanwana. Fifteen kilometres off the coast of
Sumbawa, Moyo is at the western end of the Nusa Tenggara
islands, a grouping that begins with Lombok and
stretches some 1,300km east to Timor. Bali is the
international gateway. It is one of the most accessible
destinations in South-east Asia with daily flights from
most major cities in Asia and Australia. Travelers from
the United States or Europe tend to fly via Singapore or
Hong Kong. There are also domestic flights from the
surrounding islands and ferry connections.
may fly from Bali to Moyo Island in a turboprop jet
engine floatplane which lands in the bay directly in
front of Amanwana, weather permitting. Scheduled flights
are available three times a week. Flying time is
approximately 65 minutes and guests need to check-in at
Denpasar airport only 45 minutes before the flight. The
eight-seater Cessna Caravan amphibian floatplane has a
strict baggage allowance of 15kg per person. The cost of
the round-trip transfer between Bali and Moyo Island is
US$650 nett (US$800 nett from 1 October, 2007) per
also charter the Cessna Caravan at
one-way cost of US$2,900 including taxes, weather
permitting. Flights are subject to availability and
rates quoted are subject to change without notice.
also choose to fly by helicopter. A helicopter landing
area near the camp allows for direct access to Amanwana
from Bali and helicopter pads are conveniently located
close to the Bali resorts Amanusa, Amandari and
Amankila. Bali Helicopters operates a Bell 206B
Jetranger that accommodates four persons.
luxury tents lie scattered beneath a canopy of tropical
forest on a secluded jungle beach. Paths link the tents to
each other. Each spacious air-conditioned tent is open plan
containing three distinct areas. A sitting area at the
entrance has two large divans built into the front corners
of the tent that can be made into comfortable sleeping beds
for children, or, an additional adult. Positioned in the
center is the king-size bed, behind which is a large writing
desk. The bathroom area includes a shower, toilet and two
separate vanity units. Ocean Front tents have fabulous ocean
views whereas the Jungle Tent are set slightly behind and
have jungle and ocean views.
camp’s 20 luxury tents are set down under a canopy of
tropical forest. Each 58-square-meter tent starts with a
solid-wall foundation, followed by a waterproof exterior
roof and an interior one of canvas. A hardwood deck rimmed
by coral stone surrounds each tent. Inside, the
air-conditioned tents feature banks of windows, Indonesian
island artwork, hardwood flooring, a sitting area with two
corner divans, a king-size bed, a writing desk and a large
bathroom with twin vanities. Sand paths link the tents to
one another and to the dining room and reception.
Facilities include a library, a gift shop and the Jungle
Cove Massage area located by the sea under a roof of shady
tamarind trees. There's also the bamboo-roofed music
pavilion, a cozy and private nook for those musical moment.
A fresh-water dipping pool is set in a forested grotto of
The Dining Room
and Bar are located in an open-air pavilion facing the sea.
Indonesian hardwood flooring and solid coconut pillars
structure. A selection of Asian and Western food is served
at breakfast, lunch and dinner. In season, a regular
alfresco barbecue is available as are campfire dinners on
the beach or jetty. Starlight dinner cruises can also be
arranged. Drinks can be taken at the teak-top bar or in the
comfy loungers adjacent to the dining area.
Located at the far
end of the camp, a few metres from the shoreline, the Music
Pavilion is a forest sanctuary. Here, you can listen to
music, order picnic lunch and a bottle of wine, enjoy
afternoon tea or a sunset cocktail.
specialises in Indonesian art and culture, with a wide range
of books on marine life. A laptop is available for Internet
equipment, windsurfers, kayaks and Hobie cats are
available from the thatched-roof bale close to the
boardwalk. The boardwalk itself is furnished with beach
chairs and shade umbrellas. A freshwater dipping pool is set
against a wall of coral rock.
A variety of
superb dive spots are easily accessible from Amanwana.
Guests can organise their underwater program at the Dive
Centre, which also offers a range of equipment.
Jungle cove spa
The Jungle Cove
Spa is just off the beach and under shady tamarind trees.
Simple coral-stone walls divide the outdoor centre into three
treatment areas, each including a recessed soaking tub and a
shower. All face out to Amanwana Bay. Enjoy a massage, a
fresh-fruit facial or a Borneo body scrub while watching the
clouds gather about distant Mount Rinjani.
A variety of
Indonesian crafts and antiques can be found in the Gift
Shop. A few Moyo-made offerings are also available.
Moyo is a
haven for hikers and nature enthusiasts. The hilly
island’s forests are filled with a variety of animal
life, from deer and macaque monkeys to wild boar.
Sea eagles, kite and osprey claim the island shores.
of walking trails radiate out from the camp. Guides
for trekking are available.
waterfall excursion is a memorable, half-day tour
that begins with a speedboat run north followed by a
walk through a village to a waiting Land cruiser.
The road eventually melts into a jungle path covered
in leaves and vines before revealing a series of
waterfalls that cascade into terraced, limestone
starts from the helicopter pad above the camp’s
boardwalk, and follows the ridgeline above the camp.
The ridge walk offers picturesque views and the
possibility of observing Moyo’s animal and bird
the road uphill to the ridgeline, the track leads
down to the headland. Crocodile Head presents a
panoramic view of the Flores Sea and shell
collectors will enjoy the adjacent coral beach. It
is an ideal venue for sunset cocktails.
from the helicopter pad above the camp’s boardwalk,
the 2km walk finishes on the beach just beyond the
small fishing village of Brang Sedo. A variety of
beautiful trees, native teak, tamarind, fig, coral
and banyan are plentiful, both in the forest and
along the beach. The children in the village make
this experience and love to be photographed.
available when accompanied by a guide, this trek is
a continuation of the Brang Sedo path and is quite a
physically demanding trek. The cave is inhabited by
seven species of bat. Monitor lizards and,
occasionally, pythons may be sighted in the cave.
There is a good opportunity to observe a variety of
bird life and wildlife during the trek.
December 01, 2008 - 31 Mar, 2009
April 01, 2009 - 31 June, 2009
cost: compulsory board charge of US$100 per person
per day (all meals, non-alcoholic beverages,
laundry, short treks and non-motorised water
based on single or double occupancy.
subject to 10% service charge and 11% government
government tax are subject to change without notice.
are converted to local currency at time of billing.
transfers between Bali and Amanwana at US$700
nett (US$850 nett from 1 October, 2007) per person.
Strict baggage allowance of 15kg.