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5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Desa Hobawawi, Sumba 80361, Indonesia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although it is more than 2 years ago since I visited, I still remember my time at Nihiwatu as one of the best holidays I have had in my life. The idea was for me and my girlfriend to be away from everything and be on the beach for 5 days. Instead we became very busy and we visited rural... More

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Tuross Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Steve and I visited Nihiwatu on the recommendation of a friend, who said the fishing was simply "world class". We wanted to see for ourselves. In short, the experience more than lived up to expectations... it blew the lid off them! Sumba is famous for its surf breaks... it deserves to be famous for its sport fishing as well. Partner... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can this place get any better I said to myself after the marriage proposal? And yes unbelievably it did. The team at 'Nihiwatu' out did themselves. From the bottle of Verve champagne with breakfast, the incredibly relaxing 2 hour massage, the romantic table for two, the tree top breakfast overlooking the ocean, another romantic dinner for two in one of... More

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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
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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
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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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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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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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