Nihiwatu Resort, Sumba, Indonesia
Nihiwatu, a small and exclusive island hideaway in remote eastern Indonesia is one of the most extraordinary resorts in an archipelago of the extraordinary. This is the ultimate in privacy, exclusivity, romance, and views of one of the most stunning locations on earth. Nestled among the trees, thatch-roofed bungalows and villas offer unparalleled privacy and comfort in an idyllic tropical setting. The property encompasses 175 hectares of tropical forest, rice terraces and grasslands, while its stunning two and half kilometers of beachfront are protected by headlands that ensure total exclusivity for guests.
Facilities & Activties:
The Nihiwatu Resort offers a infinity swimming pool, spa, yoga pavilion, 3 restaurants, library, WiFi. Activities: Watersports, surfing, fishing, sailing, diving, snorkeling, horeback riding, trekking, cooking class.
A range of spa treatments including the popular Nihiwatu massage can be enjoyed at the beach or jungle bales, or in the privacy of your own room. The Yoga Pavilion offers breathtaking 360 degree views atop the ridge of the resort.
Rooms & Villas:
The new Residences at Nihiwatu offers guests the very best of tropical living. Set on a hill just above the beach amongst an established forest and overlooking the azure Indian Ocean. Tucked amongst the trees of this remote island are 32 villas, including one, two and three-bedroom villas offering you complete solitude in air-conditioned comfort with everything one needs in an idyllic tropical setting.
Accommodation is in 19 thatched roof villas which have been hand-built using bamboo, stone and alang-alang grass, then finished with rare ikat textiles made by local tribes-people. Each Residence features a variety of accommodation options, including Luxury Suites, and Villas. Each Luxury Villa has a large, open-plan living and dining pavilion, a large private swimming pool and two Luxury Suites, both of which can also be rented individually. Individual rooms range in size from 160 to 190 m2. The interiors are spacious opening to large decks with spectacular views, and the bathrooms have outdoor gardens with showers of traditionally carved Sumba stone.
A refined yet relaxed dining experience awaits you at Nihiwatu. Just bare footsteps from the sea, the Nio Beach Club offers open-aired pavilions and the Kapten’s Goa (Captains Cave) serving the highest quality of fresh ingredients for lunch and dinner. Ombak, an exquisitely crafted open-air restaurant, serves a la carte breakfast and dinner daily with a relaxed convivial atmosphere. Boat House serves snacks and drinks all day and is also the resort’s sunset meeting point, serving a wide range of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails. Award winning Executive Chef Ben McRae is an extremely passionate chef with a love for crafting innovative cooking that perfectly marries the rustic taste and culinary traditions.
Hotel Rating: *****
Hotel Address: Kuta Poleng, Sumba, Indonesia