Pulau Bira Besar, one of the ‘1000 Islands’ off the coast of Jakarta, is aiming to set a new eco resort benchmark and to become a tourism icon in the Region. TOWNLAND was commissioned to prepare the Preliminary Conceptual Master Plan, followed by Architecture Design and Landscape Design. The opening is slated for 2018.
The ±30 ha Island is planned and designed as a combined 4 and 5 Star Eco-Resort that provides privacy and maximizes views from the cabins, respects and restores nature, attracts and entertains visitors and as such provides an integrated Eco-Resort Destination. The first phase of the Resort will be focused on the development of a glamorous style of camping.
The existing natural environment with extensive vegetation is mostly maintained, and the majority of the structures are proposed to be built on the periphery of the Island – maximising views and with direct access to its white sandy beaches and shallow seas with coral reefs. Architecture using natural materials and specialist bamboo construction techniques seamlessly blend into the natural environment. Access to the 5 different ecosystems from lakes, forests, beaches, a coral reef and deep ocean makes Pulau Bira a complete package for an Island Tourism Destination.
Within the Resort, a selection of high quality villa accommodations are proposed – to cater to the family and corporate market – as well as exclusive beachfront, forest and floating villas for the high-end spenders (total 177 keys). These accommodations are completed with a Day Visitors Area, Dive and Watersport Centre, Destination Restaurants, Meeting Rooms and various Outdoor Facilities. The Island offers the first integrated Resort experience within Kepulauan Seribu and its immediate vicinity.