Celebrate in Style: Zero-Waste Weddings Launched at Bawah Reserve

BARWAH RESERVE Zero Waste Wedding ceremony

Taking your romantic getaway to the next level? We’ve found a breathtaking escape where earth-conscious couples can celebrate a sustainable holiday wedding without skimping on luxury. Bawah Reserve in the secluded Anamabas Islands of Indonesia has just launched its Zero-Waste Wedding — inviting you to tie the knot with picture-perfect backdrops and the lightest of eco footprints.

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Located in the Riau Archipelago (north of Jakarta and east of Singapore) and home to 13 pristine beaches, this glorious property blends high-end island design with its ‘back-to-nature’ concept. This impressive commitment includes reducing waste, preserving the natural environment above and beneath the waves, and connecting with local communities. 

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All six private islands (only two are occupied by resort accommodations and facilities) are powered by a renewable micro-grid and are proudly plastic-free. Immersed in the jungle and built using recycled natural materials, signature restaurant TreeTops offers delightful Asian fusion dishes. The Jules Verne bar, aptly named for the legendary adventure novelist, serves garden-to-glass cocktails with sweeping lagoon views.

For the ultimate destination wedding experience, rent the entire resort and its 36 villas for your guests, plus the new Elang Private Residences for your inner circle. On the wedding day, Bawah staff delicately handcraft bespoke bouquets and fresh floral decor for a memorable beach ceremony — all made from the island’s native flora.

Then, drawing on 100% fresh, local ingredients such as daikon, prawns, jackfruit and snapper, Bawah Reserve offers delicious wedding weekend menus that produce zero food waste. This is possible thanks to an onsite waste management center, careful composting, and repurposing of any leftover glass in the island’s water purification system.

Newlyweds looking to disconnect and experience true island living can then embrace Bawah’s once-in-a-lifetime castaway adventures for their honeymoon. Think paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing, boat trips, hiking, star gazing, birdwatching, beachside cinema viewings, diving, snorkeling, turtle tagging, yoga, and daily spa treatments, and more.

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Getting there: Bawah Reserve is situated in the Anambas archipelago, a far-flung Indonesian enclave in the western region of the South China Sea, close to Singapore and Malaysia. Accessible via private seaplane, Bawah Reserve can be reached from Singapore, Bali, and several locations in Indonesia.

Find out more at the Bawah Reserve website

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