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5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Desa Hobawawi, Sumba 80361, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Sumba
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
JonathanSL Bali, Indonesia
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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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Bali, Indonesia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had the privilege of spending our honeymoon at the idyllic Nihiwatu Resort and the entire experience was heavenly! From the efficiency and flexibility of the reservations team to the hospitality of the management and the extremely high service standards of the staff, the entire team made our honeymoon an unforgettable experience! The staff went out of... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Doing your beach walk alone on a sunny Sumba morning, you could be easily believe that you and the crashing waves were the only things on the planet at that moment. That "in the middle of nowhere" feeling which, in our crazy world takes a little to achieve these days. Nihiwatu provides this escape into nature providing luxury accommodation built... More

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

White sand, friendly staff, wide space accommodation and water sports activities are really the one I can never forget. Exploring their organic garden, joining yoga class for one hour and a day trip to the nearby villages and meeting local people is my very first experience. Just one thing is almost missing our flight back from there because no one... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It's rare to share a travel experience that truly warrants the phrase 'life-changing', a term that too often gets used as marketing hype. However, the beauty, soul and spirit of Nihiwatu and its exceptional people, the local Sumbanese had a profound effect both on me and my outlook when I visited to experience the re-opening in March, this last month.... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

There is nothing like Nihiwatu in the world. The landscape is breathtaking and the people are kind and welcoming. The general manager, George, and his staff go above and beyond at making your stay at Nihiwatu exceptional. Activities range from a waterfall hike (absolutely majestic), scuba diving, surfing, stand-up paddling, fishing, and day tripping to local villages and schools. I've... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The most amazing eco-lodge! Nihiwatu is a perfect combination of luxury and nature! We stayed at the Lantoro Villa, a stunning villa with a huge private pool and an amazing view. So many things to do and discover in this resort, it’s a true experience that you will never forget. The food is exquisite! Our butler Jenny made our stay... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We went on Honeymoon to Nihiwatu for 2 week in the first two week in October. The whole experience was amazing. This place is one of very few places that really does exceed in a perfect destination. We were not surfers however there was so much to do at the retreat and please to go. Everything about this property is... More

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San Diego, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The most amazing extraordinary exclusive luxury resort, words can't even describe. Amazing, gorgeous, relaxing, beautiful and excellent food! The rooms and the views were absolutely stunning. The resort has first class staff and facilities. Not to mention the uncrowded surfing....absolutely perfect! We took the whole family including our children, they had an amazing experience too! We will be back!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The majestical experience I had at Nihiwatu was life changing! Everyone was very kind and attentive. The food was outstanding as it was seasoned to perfection. It was pleasant not having to sign any bills during the stay as everything is all inclusive, this makes the stay more relaxing and stress free! In addition the activities you can choose from... More

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Nusa Dua
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had an amazing time and it was unfortunate that we had to cut the trip short but we're so happy that we had the chance to experience Nihiwatu! Service was exceptional, our Butler Marthen, did all he could to make our stay a very memorable one. THe resort is also committed to giving back to the community and even... More

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Address: Desa Hobawawi, Sumba 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Sumba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Nihiwatu 5*
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Also Known As:
Nihiwatu Hotel Sumba
Nihiwatu Hotel Waikabubak
Nihiwatu Resort Waikabubak

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An award-winning luxury resort on remote Sumba Island, Indonesia. A wide range of land and ocean-based experiences ensures all tastes are catered to. Attentive service and gourmet meals add to the refined and intimate ambience. A romantic getaway idyll with pristine private beach stretching in excess of 2.5km of length ideal for honeymooners and the unique tribal culture on the island offers guests a glimpse of a bygone era. ... more   less 
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