Amanwana, Moyo Island

In essence you’re camping on a deserted island. But you’re unlikely to have ever experienced such tented luxury before. Or explored such a castaway paradise.

You rub your eyes and walk out onto your canopied terrace, the early morning sun gently warming your face. And there, before your sleepy eyes, is a wild rusa deer quietly grazing at the edge of the surrounding jungle. You look up and a macaque is peering down at you from the lofty branches of a nearby tree. You pause. Should you tiptoe back inside for your camera and risk disturbing the moment, or simply capture the scene in your own memory?

Don’t worry; if you include a stay at Amanwana on Moyo Island during your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Indonesia there will be many such unmissable moments. The island is a symphony of jungle rich in wildlife and some of the most deserted white beaches in Indonesia.

Amanwana Resort, at a glance

  • Jaw-dropping jungle resort - the only one on a totally unspoiled island
  • Ringed by beautiful beaches and warm waters
  • Choice of ultra-luxurious tented suites with views of the ocean or jungle
  • Ocean tents are set back from the beach, with sweeping sea vistas, private terraces, wooden floors and canopied king-size beds
  • Jungle tents are hidden away amidst the shading trees of the tropical forest and include tented beds, air conditioning and lounges with corner sofas
  • Large en suite bathrooms
  • Hardwood decks with coral stone surrounds
  • Indonesian island artwork and ultra-stylish décor
  • Restaurant overlooking the Flores Sea serving simple, deicious cuisine including fresh fish bought direct from local fishing boats

For leisure and pleasure

  • Jungle Cove Spa set on the seafront offering massage, facials and body treatments in a dedicated spa tent
  • Diving and snorkelling over technicolour reefs, deep sea walls and coral cays
  • Superb and varied marine life including rays, sea turtles, dolphin and whales
  • Hiking trails and safaris to see rusa deer, macaque monkeys and wild boar
  • Walks to discover the island’s indigenous flora and fauna
  • Romantic cruises and boat excursions to secluded coves
  • Although we bothered Lydia on several occasions over small matters, she was always patient and very helpful. The whole organisation from Heathrow and back was seamless and first class. Game watching on this trip surpassed all that we had seen before in the one trip. Our thanks to Ultimate yet again

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    Colin & Wendy Crawford October 2013