Here at Turquoise one of our passions is seeking out destinations and properties which reflect our spirit and on a tiny island in the Indonesian archipelago we have found a wilderness camp, which does just that. Lying East of Bali, 8° south of the equator is the island of Moyo, a dedicated nature reserve and marine park that is home to Amanwana. Think David Attenborough meets Robinson Crusoe!
In a pristine cove, overlooking the untouched reefs of the Flores Sea the twenty tents that comprise the wilderness ‘camp’ of Amanwana offer an experience that is unlike any other we have found in Indonesia. Your tent comes complete with highly polished wooden floors, picture windows, vast bathrooms and air-conditioning. Indonesian art work adorns the walls and the king size bed is festooned with wafting muslin. This is camping, there is no getting away from it but it’s definitely not as you know it! All ‘tents’ are identical you just have to decide if your preference is the sound of the waves from the ocean tent or the melodic tunes of nature from the jungle tent setting.
A stunning open air pavilion is the setting for meals, although we love the idea of the romantic camp fire dinners or perhaps a starlit cruise on one of the camps boats.
Amanwana is a place for nature lovers and those who feel as at home beneath the waves as on terra firma. The diving is quite simply second to none and the snorkelling comes a very close second – regardless of whether it’s your first or fiftieth dive the Flores Sea is exceptional. One of our favourite dive sites is the Sea Wall a vertical face which drops 40m in front of the boardwalk and is alive with a vivid panorama of tropical fish, snorkelling along ‘Turtle Street’ is another must do!
Follow nature treks through the jungle with the cry of the macaque monkeys high above you in the canopy, explore the nearby coral coves and beaches by boat or simply relax and soak up the seclusion of Moyo in the Jungle Cove Spa.
Amanwana is exactly as mother nature intended untouched, unspoilt and unmatched!
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