Amanwana looks out over a secluded cove and the crystal-clear waters of the Flores Sea. Pick a spot, pull up a beach chair and spread out a picnic lunch.

Amanwana's tents, in ocean-front and jungle settings, are nothing like the canvas lean-tos of your youth. Each luxurious, 58-square-meter living space starts with a solid- wall foundation, followed by a soaring, waterproof exterior and an interior covering of canvas.

Each Amanwana tent is air-conditioned, with hardwood flooring, a white- on-white, king-size bed wreathed in wedding-lace netting, wheat-colored divans, a writing desk, a large bath- room with twin vanities, Indonesian island artwork and banks of windows.

Service & Facilities
Amanwana facilities include a library, a gift shop and the Jungle Cove Massage area located by the sea under a roof of shady tamarind trees. There's also the bamboo-roofed music pavilion, a cozy and private nook for those musical moments. A fresh-water dipping pool is set in a forested grotto of coral-rock cliffs.

There is life beyond the sundeck. Moyo is a haven for hikers and nature lovers, with a number of walks beginning directly from the camp. Further afield is an excursion to a series of spring-fed, limestone waterfalls.

Amanwana's pristine waters and all-but- untouched reefs, just steps away from your tent, are a treasure trove for snorkelers and divers. The sport fishing is superb, with several vessels reserved for anglers. For your castaway days, three deserted beaches are just a short sail away.

Favored by the Flores Sea, set on a faraway nature reserve, Amanwana is a seductive retreat, an island adventure made for the selective few.