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Nihiwatu

#1 of 6 Hotels in Sumba
Certificate of Excellence
Desa Hobawawi, Sumba 80361, Indonesia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the second you arrive at Sumba airport; you know you're in for a treat, as the staff are there in the baggage hall and are at your service from then until the moment you leave the island. Rare that a resort manages to achieve the status of being exclusive without being pretentious - everything is first class from the... More 

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Hauts-de-Seine, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most unspoiled spot on earth. Nihiwatu combines 5 stars luxury services with unparalleled nature. Nihiwatu offers this rare rough luxury. From our guest room we could look into 2.5 km beach with no people on it and only buffalo and the Sumbanese walking home carrying their tribal sword. You see no airplanes there’s no noise at night... More 

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place greatness is beyond all possibility of description, explanation, measurement. The beauty of its beach is fenomenal. Also, our compliments to the staff that took great care and entertained our 1 year old daughter Chloe. To try to write a review of Nihiwatu in one word: Sublime. However, this attempt to describe will simply be a failure .. It... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chic chilled low key luxe adventure.... spearfishing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, horse riding, spa safari, local village visits,blue waterfall trek, yoga.... Beautiful beach. Delicious, fresh, healthy food including the days catch. Great cocktails. Wonderful friendly Nihiwatu crew and guests FABULOUS FUN!

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Where to begin is simple....if you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, make the trek to Nihiwatu. We aren't the typical sit at the resort type of travelers and found Nihiwatu as a place of adventure, but also of indulgence and relaxation - a rare combination in our travels. Let me lay out a typical day of our time at... More 

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Seminyak, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you are looking for an exclusive and luxury resort I could frankly say this is one of the most prominent and interesting location of all over the world. I loved how they get the interpretation of luxury merged with a wonderful environment where the services and the attention to details are close to the perfection. You could live the... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Nihiwatu stole my heart and I don't think Ill get it back. The day before I arrived I was in a luxury hotel wondering if we'd made the right choice but as soon as my best friend and I arrived at the local airport to be greeted by the staff I just knew we had. I was in search of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I have had the good fortune of traveling to a number of high end resorts throughout the world, but Nihiwatu certainly ranks at the top. Indonesia and Sumba, in particular, is filled with beautiful untouched land, immense culture and a people whose spirit is so warm and loving. Nihiwatu exudes that warmth of spirit from the minute you land in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Nihiwatu is a truly magical place. With an authentic story and history regarding the inception of the resort, which goes a long way to explain how much it's success has given back to the Sumbanese community. The villas are 5 star and the entire resort offers a rustic feel, which keeps you close to an authentic Indonesian experience. Some of... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stayed recently for 4 nights and was completely blown away,the way the property is set and a dramatic bluff overlooking the fantastic surf is incredible. The owners are currently upgrading the place so there was some works going on but this was never felt,the units are far enough apart that noise is no issue at all. The spacious Villa had... More 

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