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Nihiwatu

#1 of 6 Hotels in Sumba
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Desa Hobawawi, Sumba 80361, Indonesia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nihiwatu is not just a holiday. It is an immersion that nourishes every part of your being. The People, The Hotel, The Experiences, The Weather, The Nature are all exceptional. I read an article the other day that described it as The Mustique of Asia and I think this best encapsulates the sense of unhurried privilege, privacy and intimate replenishment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our time at Nihiwatu was one of the best resort experiences we have had the pleasure of indulging! And certainly the most fantastic beach and sea experience, and much more. I rank it in my top 3 destinations, with safaris in South Africa and discovering the Pantanal, Brazil! I will count the days until I have the fortune of returning!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort has everything. Every single person working there is friendly and helpful and want to make sure that you have the most wonderful time. The range of activities, from horse riding on the beach to swimming under a waterfall, having a massage by the sea or visiting ancient local villages, is meticulously planned and effortlessly carried out. The local... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing destination, and special resort with so much to offer we cannot wait to return! A wonderful experience... Fishing, surfing, Spa Safari, Rice Island, the rice fields, yoga, spear fishing, turtles, the stables, water buffalo all attended to with great care. The Sumbanese Nihiwatu staff are incredible. The visiting gurus were also amazing, Sean Borland, magician was fantastic! The best!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sumba is an island of such unspoilt beauty. The Sumbanese are a special people with the biggest smiles. When you arrive at the resort, Nihiwatu, your draw drops with not only the magnificence of the place but the natural beauty of the surrounding wilderness and beaches.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure what else I can add to all of the other stellar reviews other than to say I 100% agree. Nihiwatu is a magical place. The attention to detail of the room, the resort, and the service was top notch. The food excellent. Spa safari and horseback riding were great. Butler Marthen was fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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 July 22, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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 July 8, 2015

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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