Need to know
Totally flexible, as is check-in.
Double rooms from $750.00, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
Rates include full board perks, which include all meals and non-alcoholic drinks, short treks, non-motorised beach activities and a laundry service.
At the hotel
Gardens, 11 boats, spa, bamboo-roofed music pavilion, library with books, DVDs and CDs, boutique, free WiFi throughout, gardens. In rooms: minibar, bottled water, air-conditioning.
Our favourite rooms
From the 20 secluded, standalone tents, choose from the green scenes of the Jungle Tents or the serene sea views of the Ocean Tents (our pick for speedy bed-to-beach dashes). Solid walls and hardwood floors underpin the soaring canvas ceilings, air-con keeps things cool, and the net-draped king-size bed is the definition of romance. Add in sumptuous white divans, an elegant writing desk and Indonesian artworks for a sleek Asian take on safari chic.
Overlooking Amanwana Bay, the small, round freshwater dipping pool, nestled against a frond-fringed coral rock wall, is handy for cooling off if you're basking on the sunloungers on the adjacent Boardwalk. There's a shower set into the cliff-face, too.
With golden beaches and a transparent turquoise sea all to yourself, you may not want to spend anytime indoors, even in the name of pampering. Luckily, at Amanwana's waterside Jungle Cove Spa you won't have to. Book a treatment in the gorgeous open-air massage area, shaded by date, fig and wild tamarind trees and sheltered by tactile stone walls. For more privacy, the Spa Tent offers treats from Borneo body scrubs to Indonesian milk baths.
An underwater camera for snapping surprised fish; an overwater one for getting close-ups of sea eagles, Rusa deer, wild boar and macaques.
Most of the camp is open-air, so smoking is allowed. Your sneaky cigarette break might be interrupted by shy Rusa deer, though, as Amanwana has created a sanctuary and breeding programme for the indigenous creatures on this island reserve.
Welcome: full board for under-12s costs US$30 (plus tax) a day; extra beds and full board for anyone over 11 is US$175 (plus tax) a person a day. Babysitting is free for up to four hours a day, given one hour's notice (from US$20 an hour, after that).
Welcome: full board for children under 12 costs US$25 each a day; extra beds for older kids are US$100 a child a day. Babysitting is complimentary for up to four hours a day, given one hour's notice.
Kids of any age will love Moyo's beaches and wildlife, but older ones will be easier to keep an eye on by the sea.
All Tents are spacious and child-friendly; ask for one set back in the jungle or nearer the main resort if you're travelling with toddlers.
Building sandcastles never looked this good. With beautiful, empty beaches, sensational snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking (plus diving for adventurous teens), boat charters and island excursions, and guided nature treks and jungle walks, entertaining kids will come naturally. If that doesn't excite them, fish-feeding, deer-spotting and turtle-watching will.
Amanwana has a fairly petite plunge pool as the beach and ocean are the stars of the show.
The kitchen here is completely flexible, and can knock up meals for kids on request. Children are welcome in the restaurant at any time.
With up to four hours' free babysitting up for grabs each day, with just one hour's notice, it's almost enough to make you have a baby to make the most of it.
No need to pack
Nappies, which are sold at the resort's shop.
Amanwana can set up extra beds in your tent for children over 12 for US$100 a child a night. Kids under 12 sleep for free, but you'll need to pay a US$25 a day full-board rate a child a day.
A low-impact island resort that harnesses local materials, Amanwana's green credentials are in keeping with its wild, pristine setting. Guests can contribute to its Moyo Conservation Fund which benefits nearby village communities and the environment.