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Nihiwatu

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| Desa Hobawawi, Sumba 80361, Indonesia
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Getting to Nihiwatu is an adventure in itself, a fitting start to an unforgettable experience; the drive from the airport to the resort gives you a glimpse of the amazing beauty of the island and culture, setting the tone for the stay. The three-day stay was absolute bliss. The resort in itself is perfect in every sense, from the genuine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came back from Nihiwatu for almost one month. But we are so compelled to write this review. Nihiwatu is the best beach resort hotel my wife and I had ever been. the people there is so friendly and the service is top notch. the extra attention to small details of service and cleanliness is very good. cannot believe that... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My well deserved escape to paradise. Nihiwatu is the most incredible place that I had ever visited..... From the start to the end it was just incredible. The reservation process,housekeeping,bar service, transfer from airport,checkin/out was phenomenal. I enjoyed the water activities, trekking,equestrian, culture and wellness. I came back to the US feeling like a new person.... well relaxed and full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its hard to know where to start with Nihiwatu. Having only just returned a couple of days ago, I am still riding high on the magnetic energy of this special place. Sumba is a remote and underdeveloped island east of Bali (and three times the size). Its people are kind, gentle and beautiful. Nihiwatu occupies a 2.5km stretch of untouched... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for 3 days and we were totally rejuvenated ! In the morning, we would have yoga at the highest point with teacher Mary, Food by the its executive chef Ben Mcrae was great and go on hike after. Seeing Sumba at its original untouched state was amazing...its people, houses, waterfalls, animals...way of life. In the night, we... More 

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Kuta, Indonesia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an amazing experience.. different life experience.. the place so charm.. beautiful, hidden paradise.. it's the best place i ever seen in my life.. and i wish i can go there again to enjoy the beautiful island and the resort with friendly local people..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of those truly remarkable places in the world! Embraced by nature this gem of bare foot luxury appeals to all your senses. Surrounded by natural beauty Nihiwatu is overlooking a pristine white sandy beach, with a world renowned surf wave right in front, which even for a non surfer as myself is a pleasure to watch. Delicious food, where... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just returned from a week long stay with friend in Nihiwatu and all I can say is I have officially discovered Paradise! Honestly I don't think I would ever be able to convey the spirit of Nihiwatu in a tripadvisor review and that is the beautiful thing a out this place. Sumba island is a majical place making you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This past December I spend 5 nights over Christmas at one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen- Nihiwatu on the island of Sumba. I am pretty well traveled and have seen some beautiful places in my lifetime but my experience at Nihiwatu was Epic. The landscape was nothing like I have ever seen. From the villas, staff,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the pictures online are spectacular it's the people at Nihiwatu that makes the place what it is. From the moment you arrive it's ALL about your comfort. We were met by Carla (GM) and the staff with a quick introductory to the facilities. The property is amazing with endless places to just sit and take it ALL in. The... More 

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