07 June 2023
A wilderness hideaway located on the beautiful island of Moyo, part of Moyo Satonda National Park, this year Amanwana celebrates its 30th anniversary.
To mark this milestone, the resort will host its first Underwater Wellness Retreat between 15 and 21 June 2023. Guided by leading wellness practitioners Becky Surassamee, Pete Pawit and Barry B, the multi-day retreat promises an unforgettable experience amidst the breathtaking beauty of the pristine waters surrounding the resort.
This one-of-a-kind retreat at Amanwana provides an exclusive opportunity to embark on a journey of rejuvenation, harmony and serenity. Engage in a range of activities carefully curated to enhance wellbeing, from breathwork practice and underwater meditation to free diving and snorkelling, every moment is designed to connect with the healing energy of the ocean.
Offering flexibility in how the retreat is experienced, the three varying journeys cater to different preferences and durations of stay.
The full seven-day Transformative Underwater Wellness Journey allows ample time to explore the depths and embrace the transformative power of the ocean. For those seeking a shorter retreat, the halfway package provides a four-day exploration while the ‘Taste of Underwater Wellness Journey’ delivers a single-day programme, allowing a taster of this transformative experience.
Throughout the retreat, discover a secret paradise beneath the waves and witness a gentle ecosystem thriving.
Embark on a guided excursion, with a champion from Konservasi Indonesia, to witness the world’s largest non-mammalian vertebrate, the awe-inspiring whale shark and seize the opportunity to learn about, observe and protect these mesmerising giants in their natural habitat.
Over the past three decades, Amanwana has provided a base from which to enjoy the lush jungle vegetation and diverse wildlife, as well as exceptional waters for snorkelling and scuba diving and to enjoy unparalleled access to the natural wonders of the region. In 2022, Moyo Island was designated a National Park by the Indonesian government, ensuring that its spectacular landscape and diverse marine life is protected for generations to come.
With just 17 tents in total, visitors to Amanwana experience a true sense of seclusion, making it the perfect option for groups of friends or families to enjoy all to themselves. With jungle or sea views, light-filled interiors, floor-to-ceiling windows and open-plan living spaces, the tents offer a back-to-nature experience, in typical Aman style.
Becky Surassamee – PADI instructor, meditation practitioner, underwater photographer and model
With over 10 years of experience teaching diving courses, Becky Surassamee is a PADI IDC staff diver and freediving instructor. To promote mental wellbeing, Becky uses meditation and mindfulness combined with freediving. She is also a conservation diver, volunteering for coral restoration projects and regularly leading dive teams for the maintenance of buoys and mooring lines. In addition, Becky is an underwater photographer, who can safely shoot on a single breath-hold, using her work in support of conservation efforts.
Pete Pawit – Underwater photographer and instructor
An acclaimed photographer and experienced free diver with PADI Advanced Free Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver certification, Pete Pawit combines his passion for photography and mindfulness in his underwater meditation and sea life experience sessions. Pete will guide guests to take pictures of marine life – creating cherished memories from their time at Amanwana.
Peerapol Thaiwattananon (Barry B) – Diving influencer and instructor
While studying freediving and meditation philosophy, Barry discovered an interconnection between mind and body. A qualified PADI Advanced Freediver with Rescue Diver certification, Barry discovered true peace and serenity while freediving with marine life and now integrates these practices into his guidance of others.