Bawah Reserve has appointed Raymond Saja to the role of general manager.
In his new position, Saja will look to position the resort as something new for the Maldives - with a strong emphasis on wellness, sustainability, eco-awareness and a successful balance with luxury.
He aims to ensure guests have an indulgent private island experience while simultaneously educating and raising awareness around the property’s strong commitment to conservation stewardship and sustainability.
Saja who is originally from the US, is looking forward to welcoming even more Americans to the destination.
“I am honoured to join the Bawah Reserve family and work with this magical property,” shared Saja.
“In this fast-paced shrinking world, few places like Bawah exist, and it is one of our main goals to conserve these islands and their surroundings.
“I am looking forward to building on the owner’s vision, to share the Bawah experience and continue to preserve and protect the Anambas.”
An entrepreneurial hotelier, Saja brings more than fifteen years of success within international luxury hotel operations specializing in providing guests with exceptional and unique experiences.
His extensive experience has taken him across four continents from the United States to Australia where he has lead projects for Leading Hotels of the World properties including the Hotel Plaza Athénée New York and Karma Kandara in Bali.
Bawah Reserve is the newly opened, super luxe eco-resort set in the remoteness of the Anambas Islands amidst the crystal waters of the Natuna Sea, Indonesia.
With 36 suites, and only accessible via private seaplane, it promises the true private island feel vacation where guests can relax on their own pristine beaches.