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Nihiwatu

5.0 of 5 Desa Hobawawi, Sumba 80361, Indonesia
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at Nihiwatu, a short and unforgettable stay in Paradise! Everything was just perfect beginning with the transfer between the airports in Bali, the warm welcome upon arrival at Nihiwatu (felt like coming home to friends), the spacious luxurious villas, deserted endless white sand beaches, authentic Asian and Western cuisine, amazing massage in the villa, horseback riding on... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Nihiwatu for 3 nights for our 21st anniversary. I have lived in Indonesia for 23 years, and have never experienced anything like Nihiwatu. The island of Sumba looks like photos of Hawaii in the 1950's. Pristine beaches with huge surfs, miles of untamed landscape (it's not tropical like Bali, but more arid and dry). Once you enter... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique and very special place. Unspoiled by tourists and development and made perfect by the hosts Claude and Petra Graves. Doubtful you will find a more peaceful and beautiful spot anywhere in the world. The accommodations are all perfect, with everything you could want and expect from and eco resort. hopefully the new owners Chris Burch and... More 

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Nihiwatu_GM, Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Ddrs42, We are delighted you loved Nihiwatu and even happier that you felt the spirit remained intact. Chris and James bought Nihiwatu in 2012 so what you enjoyed is already part of the new evolution of NIHI. There are more Sumbanese in employment than ever before who are undoubtedly the best on earth. Preservation of the land the spirit... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not going to repeat the previous reviews. Heavenish place, amazing villas, scenic view, fantastic food, amazing culture, amazing people, endless activities, surfers' and anglers' paradise. But what makes this place is even more amazing is their service. Me and my boyfriend been to many different resorts but this is the first time we felt that everyone in the resort... More 

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Nihiwatu_GM, Manajer at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear AnakMatahari, Thank you for visiting us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay highlighted by service and surprise. Jenny is an extraordinary Mori Uma (Sumbanese word butler) who embodies the spirit of Sumba in every way possible. We will share your wonderful comments with her and all our amazing people .... See you again with love from The... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed in many five-star resorts before but have never been closed to the experience I had in Nihiwatu. It is hard for me to write in words for the beautiful panorama and mostly the services I experienced at this resort in Sumba. It was truly beyond everything and I wouldn't believe that kind of services given with cares and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No where takes your breath away quite like Nihiwatu. From the pristine 2.5km of private beach, the stunning villas, the ever smiling, happy staff, the raw beauty of the island and the wild surf that surrounds it. Get away from the crowds and hassle of Bali, this is Indonesia at its best, pure and simple. Its a bit of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been very fortunate and travelled to most of The American,French and Dutch Caribbean which is gorgeous but a tad commercial. In Nihiwatu it is of course gorgeous but there's an element of rawness of having discovered a beautiful secret with six star service. Sumbanese as a nationa are naturally curious and friendly. In Nihiwatu they speak English pretty... More 

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have travelled the world extensively, and now, as l enter the cocktail hour of life, truly believed I had enjoyed the best of hotel experiences imaginable... THAT WAS until l discovered NIHIWATU! This absolute paradise ticks every box going. The hugely happy staff - mostly made up of local people, born and bred on Sumba Island - are genuinely... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best hotel I ever stayed! it blows away previous experiences i had with Aman and One & Only hotels by far! non only the location and infracsturutures are outsding with the very tastfully done architecture and specatucalr scenerie but it is the Staff who really won my heart! Well done!! cant wait to come back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The environment was amazing. The entire trip went off without a hitch. Simply put: the staff were lovely, the chef amazing, the manager Natalia was also very helpful (especially when I required some medical assistance on the last day).

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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*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Nihiwatu Hotel Sumba
Nihiwatu Hotel Waikabubak
Nihiwatu Resort Waikabubak

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