Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Nature   Remote
Location: Wanukaka  Indonesia  Oceania
Nihi Sumba Resort - Paradise Now At The World's Best Rated HotelNihi Sumba  

Rated the number one hotel in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2016, Nihiwatu is a resort made up of private, traditionally-thatched villas spread along the island of Sumba, just an hour’s flight from Bali. Travelers can choose to stay in a range of different rooms from family-sized villas all the way up to the “owner’s estate,” which has its own library and kitchen! Marangga villas include four-poster beds, infinity pools, a bed, and loungers overlooking the stunning beach. All are furnished with teak pieces and muted fabrics. Nihiwatu hires nearly 400 staff for just 28 villas, and guests even have the option of a personal butler! To say you’ll be well taken care of is an understatement!

Nihiwatu’s spa pavilions overlook the sandy beaches and crisp waters. Choose to relax with the Sumbanese Dream treatment, combined therapy of a mineral-rich foot bath, massage, lavender scrub, and aloe-infused body mask. Seeking an adventure with your significant other? Book the Nihi Oka Spa Safari, where guests are taken on a journey to a secluded valley where couples’ treatment rooms can be found. Pick one of the many aromatic homemade oils and relax with a massage, complete with views of the rolling green paddy fields.

Numerous activities are available as well, from paddle boarding down a river to fishing, trekking to waterfalls, releasing baby turtles on the beach, yoga, horse riding, and surfing.

Hungry from all of that fun in the sun? Check out Ombak, the resort’s acclaimed restaurant, complete with ocean views. Enjoy dishes made from the garden’s organic produce and fresh-caught fish. Just steps from the sea, the Nio Beach Club serves simple grilled fish, sizzling satay, and pizzas fresh from its large clay oven.

Nihiwatu resort from above
Nihiwatu main pool

Ombak Restaurant

Ombak Restaurant dinner
Marangga Cliffside Bale - Private dining with view
Marangga - Cliff side Bale bed in the open sky

Kanatar Sumba House

Kanatar Sumba House
Kanatar Sumba House – Outdoor Bathroom
Pool villa
Bedroom with sea views at sunset
Outdoor bathroom with open air bathtub and shower
Sunset pool terrace
Private pool
Private pool with sea panorama

Puncak Estate

Puncak Estate
Puncak estate dining room
Jungle pool villa
Jungle pool villa
Beach bungalow
Beach bungalow terrace
Beach bungalow pool
Treehouse bungalows
Treehouse with pools
Treehouse interior
Yoga class
Yoga by the beach on a rock
Turtle in the sea
Sumba Island beach
Sumba Island surfing
Paddle boarding in Wanukaka
Sumba Island waterfall jump

Nihiwatu, Desa Hobawawi, Wanukaka, 87272 Wanukaka, Indonesia
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