JetSet Hotels: Amanwana, Moyo Island Indonesia

The name Amanwana, meaning “peaceful forest”, is somewhat misleading.  While Moyo Island, one of 18,000 islands in Indonesia, is known for its pristine tropical forest, cascading limestone waterfalls, and Komodo Dragons, its azure sea is most alluring to me.

Centered in the middle of the “Coral Triangle” of diversity that extends from Australia to the Philippines, Indonesia has more marine diversity (and density of life) than anywhere on earth.  While Bali may be the more popular sibling, Moyo offers a secluded luxury tented escape for those more adventurous at heart.

The journey begins with a short floatplane transfer from Bali past Lombok and above Mt. Rinjani before arriving at the private Amanwana jetty.  Wander a few steps down a sandy path and you’ll arrive at your spacious beachfront suite.  With only 20 tents at Amanwana, and approximately 3,000 residents on Moyo Island, this seaside sanctuary is reserved for a select few.

Its situation 8 degrees south of the equator makes the destination comfortable year round.  Days can be spent lazing on a secluded island nearby or submerged beneath the surface, while evening entertainment includes cinema under the stars or a barefoot beach BBQ.  There is no shortage of “Aman Magic” on Moyo!

Dive in!  Contact Julia Douglas at or 312-574-1181 today.