My wife and I continue to return to Nihiwatu Resort every year. Not only is it a spectacular destination resort, but we've realized that we love returning because of the "people." Due to the remote location of the resort, the majority of the staff at Nihiwatu live there full time. We have become friends with not only the local staff members, but the onsite guest relations and activities directors as well. In particular, Christian & Ka'ale Sea are amazing! They truly embody the spirit of Nihiwatu and always have a positive attitude. Week after week, Christian and Ka'ale make sure each and every guest is getting the most out of their vacation. Between these two, they teach surfing lessons, diving, snorkeling, yoga, spear fishing, tow surfing, hiking, mountain biking, and Stand Up paddling. Ka'ale also organizes cultural tours to the villages, local markets, schools, clinics, etc. They are always encouraging their guests to experience the best of what Nihiwatu and Sumba have to offer. Daniel and Ben help support all of these activities creating a confident, reliable, and friendly team. Nihiwatu without the amazing "people" is just another beautiful place in the world...the "people" make it the EXPERIENCE that my wife and I will never forget!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted #1 Hotel in the World for two years in a row by Travel & Leisure magazine. 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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- Also Known As:
- Nihiwatu Hotel Sumba
- Nihiwatu Hotel Waikabubak
- Nihiwatu Resort Waikabubak