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Nihiwatu

#1 of 5 Hotels in Sumba
Certificate of Excellence
Desa Hobawawi, Sumba 80361, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Sumba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been lucky enough to travel to many luxurious resorts, but the Nihiwatu experience is by far above the rest. As soon as I arrived I was enveloped in the natural habitat of the island. The thatched roof villas blend into the landscape of the trees and mountains. My adventures on the island included surfing, spear fishing, a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am hoping that writing this review will help me get over my post-Nihiwatu depression! Never has a location and overall experience managed to surpass my hopes and expectations to such a degree; I simply cannot give Nihiwatu and the beautiful island of Sumba more praise. Being there for 8 days gave my fiancee and me the emotional, physical, and... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from a magical visit to Nihiwatu and we are already planning our next trip back. The unspoiled beauty of Sumba and the luxury, tranquility and unbridled attention and service at Nihiwatu is unparalleled. Every day was a unique experience, created exclusively for us. From the Spa Safari, to the rice paddy hike, paddle boarding, fishing or the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exclusive and Private, Nihiwatu Resort in Sumba is definitely a small piece of heaven in the heart of Indonesia. 21 ecological villas built out of local and natural materials offer you comfort and relaxation. Even food is absolutely natural, products being taken from local gardens with tropical fruits and vegetables. Gusts can sleep at the famous Boathouse,dance at the Nio... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To compare Nihiwatu to any other resort in the world does not do it justice. It is absolutely the most beautiful place I have ever visited, and the experience goes far beyond the scope of imagination. It is a luxury resort in which every one of your desires is fulfilled without hesitation, combined with the unique cultural experience of Sumba,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nihiwatu is hands down the most beautiful place I've ever been to. This luxury resort sits on an virtually empty corridor of the island far removed from civilization. You can walk down the beach for miles without seeing a single person, you are just immersed in nature. The staff are some of the most down to earth people I've ever... More 

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nihiwatu is much more than a resort. It's a journey between a safari, a national geographic experience and a luxury hotel . You can either surf, go fishing, hike to a waterfall, picnic on a rice padding or meet the Sumbanese people in their primitive habitat. the scenery is out of this world and the new rooms/villas built with their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I visited Nihiwatu with friends - a truly unique place. The resort is new and has true "sense of place". It goes without saying that the nature is unspoiled and the resort is surrounded by the best water sports options available . The beach is unspoiled and perfect for surfing. The staff is amazing , the place truly feels like... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We visited this magical place in July of 2014 and it was such an incredible vacation, that we are returning once again to experience the beauty of the resort and the beautiful spirit of the people that work there. Initially it was the stories of the wave that brought us there and a resort that the wives would enjoy, too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Our one week stay at Nihiwatu was absolute paradise. We had high expectations to begin with because of what we had heard about the place, but these expectations were exceeded everyday. The Nihiwatu experience is luxury like none other. For starters, the place is stunning - icy blue looking water (that was the perfect temperature when you got in), unspoilt... More 

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