AMANWANA

Five-Star Pleasure - - PUBLISHER’S NOTE -

An ex­pe­ri­ence of the nat­u­ral

world at its most di­verse

Set in a cove on the western side of Moyo is­land off Sum­bawa, Amanwana is sur­rounded by trop­i­cal rain­for­est and over­looks the invit­ing wa­ters of Amanwana Bay. Fif­teen kilo­me­tres north­east of Sum­bawa at the western end of In­done­sia’s se­cluded Nusa Teng­gara ar­chi­pel­ago, Moyo’s 36,000 hectares are home to a va­ri­ety of bird and an­i­mal life in­clud­ing deer, wild boar, macaque mon­keys, ban­teng (wild ox), sea ea­gles and osprey.

A par­adise for wa­ter-sports en­thu­si­asts, Amanwana is also a haven for hik­ers and nat­u­ral­ists, with sev­eral walk­ing trails start­ing di­rectly from the camp. Jun­gle ex­cur­sions into the heart of the is­land lead to a se­ries of spring-fed wa­ter­falls and lime­stone plunge pools, sur­rounded by lush palms and wild fig trees, torchgin­ger blooms and shoot­ing vines. Set in one of the world’s most un­touched wilder­ness and ma­rine en­vi­ron­ments, Amanwana com­prises an open in­vi­ta­tion to ex­plore na­ture and in­dulge the senses in a land­scape largely un­touched by time.

AC­CO­MO­DA­TION: Each of Amanwana’s 20 tents has 58 square me­tres of liv­ing space with a solid stone foun­da­tion, a soar­ing ex­te­rior roof and an in­te­rior can­vas ceil­ing. Filled with nat­u­ral light, each is air-con­di­tioned, with hard­wood floor­ing, a king-size bed, wheat-coloured di­vans, a writ­ing desk and a large bath­room with twin van­i­ties. In­done­sian art dec­o­rates the walls and large banks of win­dows over­look pri­vate beach or jun­gle scenes.

DIN­ING: The Din­ing Room and Bar are lo­cated in an open-air pavil­ion with a soar­ing 15-me­tre roof made of bam­boo. In­done­sian hard­wood floor­ing and solid co­conut pil­lars sup­port the trop­i­cal struc­ture, which looks out over Amanwana Bay. A daily menu of Asian and Western food is served at break­fast, lunch and din­ner. Ro­man­tic camp­fire din­ners on the beach and starlight cruises can be ar­ranged. Drinks can be taken at the teak-top bar or in the comfy loungers ad­ja­cent to the din­ing area.

AC­TIV­I­TIES: Lo­cated at the far end of the camp, a few me­tres from the shore­line, the Mu­sic Pavil­ion is an open-air for­est sanc­tu­ary where guests can lis­ten to mu­sic from an iPod sta­tion on cush­ions and loungers, en­joy pic­nics, af­ter­noon tea or sun­set cock­tails.

Snorkellinge­quip­ment,wind­surfer­sand­kayak­sare avail­able from the thatched-roof bale close to the Board­walk. The Board­walk it­self is fur­nished with sun-loungers and shade um­brel­las. A fresh­wa­ter dip­ping pool is set against a wall of co­ral rock and a shower is set into the cliff face. A va­ri­ety of su­perb dive spots are eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble from Amanwana. Guests can or­gan­ise their un­der­wa­ter pro­gramme at the Dive Cen­tre, which also of­fers a com­plete range of div­ing equip­ment.

With Amanwana’s own dive oper­a­tion, both beginners and ex­pe­ri­enced divers can ex­plore the Flores Sea. Some of the best dive sites are no more than a 10-minute boat ride from Amanwana.

The open-air Jun­gle Cove Spa is set just back from the beach be­neath a roof of shady tamarind trees. Sim­ple co­ral stone walls di­vide the out­door spa into three treat­ment ar­eas, each with a re­cessed soak­ing tub and a shower. All three boast views of Amanwana Bay. Treat­ments in­clude mas­sages, fresh-fruit fa­cials and black Bor­neo body scrubs.

Moyo Is­land West Nusa Teng­gara - In­done­sia Phone. +62 371 22233

Fax. +62 371 22288 Email: amanwana@aman­re­sorts.com www.aman­re­sorts.com/amanwana/

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