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Nihiwatu

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful 10 night stay at Nihiwatu earlier this year. From the moment we met with the staff at Denpasar up until our departure we felt welcome and part of the Nihiwatu family. The Marangga villa was excellent. Well appointed, spacious and with wonderful views from the pool deck and lower deck. Every resort staff member we encountered...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Traveled to Nihiwatu for my honeymoon. My husband and I spent 9 nights there. I left yesterday and I am sad because I wished I could have stayed there longer. We stayed in one of the lamba villas and I am adding a massive bathroom and a gorgeous infinity pool to the list of things that are needed in life....

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nihiwatu is much more than a world class 5-star wilderness resort situated next to an equally world class wave. In truth It's a magical nexus of deep relaxation, exhilaration an inspiration that untangles your soul from its stressful modern day-to-day existence. Wherever you are a surfer of non-surfer, on honeymoon or a family with small infants Nihiwatu offers an incredible...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Hi Simon, thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it! I'm so glad you had a great time with us. We are constantly trying to improve everything we do daily, as well as offer more and more quality experiences along the way! Sumba is incredibly special, a real once in a lifetime experience!...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a Lulu room. The room is great - it has a large living space which can easily accommodation two chidren, two bathrooms and bedroom. THaving our own pool was fabulous, and everything at the resort was a short walk away. The room however had staining on the mosquito nets, and on cushions, bedding. Not what I was...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Hi Amanda, thank you for sending through this valuable feedback! I hope Michael and Joshua are well? We're so sorry your stay with us in January never exceeded your expectations, its a real disappointment to all of us at Nihiwatu! We're very grateful to receive constructive feedback such as this, and we know that we can really improve on the...

Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to some wonderful places but Nihiwatu is special, very special. The design of this resort and the villas can make it as sociable or private and safe,as you would wish. Extremely spacious and comfortable rooms , exceptional and pleasant service from all staff, The safari spa experience alone is amazing , either trek or driven to the...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear 421joycew, thank you so much for this extremely generous review, we are really happy that you had such a wonderful time with us! I'm glad you enjoyed the Nihioka Spa Safari, it really is something that every Guest should do at least once! Incidentally, we've also started a new honeymooner Spa Safari to our legendary "Rice Island"; an exclusive,...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely a bucket list place to stay!! We were very fortunate to spend 4 nights at Nihiwatu for the Easter holiday. I have been to many fancy resorts all over the world and this place is one of a kind -- the location is breathtaking, our villa (and infinity pool) was amazing, the food was delicious, tons of...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Nicole, Thank you very much for your extremely generous feedback! We're so glad you had a wonderful Easter holiday with us! You're absolutely right, "not just a resort", its the entire experience that makes this wonderful place so incredibly special! We cant wait to have you come back again, sending you our best Sumba wishes!

Reviewed 17 April 2017

My husband and I came here for our honey moon and it was the most flawless experience we could ever have imagined :) First of all, our personal butler was amazing and made sure we were happy at all times (Desy, we love you!) We also became best friends with the entire staff to the extent where we now "whats...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Hi Alexandra, so pleased to hear you had a wonderful time on the "edge of wildness"! Thank you for your super feedback, i will immediately share this with our dedicated team; I know Desy will be thrilled to hear from you! We hope you return back soon, there'll be more Treks to test you when you come back again! Thank...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stayed in Nihiwatu last year. It is a lovely place, very beautiful, good food and good service. Its so remote, the view of the milky way at night is breathtaking, the beach is gorgeous, the accomodation was perfect. However, there were a few issues... Firstly, almost every single activity you can do there (aside from lounge by the pool...

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GM_Nihi, Director of Sales at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear theglobeismyeye, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your stay with us. We are grateful for any and all feedback in order to improve our resort’s offerings and wish to address your concerns with hopes that you will visit again. As an extremely remote destination, Sumba requires a significant outlay of resources to do business. And...

Pekanbaru, Indonesia
Reviewed 7 April 2017

It was a family vacation and this place is like hidden treasure on earth, we loved it so much. Staff are very kind and nice. Hoping we can come back to this PARADISE some other times with more people.

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GM_Nihi, Director of Sales at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear AISHA H, Thank you for such a wonderful feedback! We are indeed elated to hear that Nihiwatu has left you with such beautiful memories and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest Sumba wishes to you and your family. Best Regards, Antonella Mascimino Director of Sales and Marketing

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Having spent 7 nights in Nihiwatu, we continue to suffer from major withdrawal symptoms as the property is truly a rare piece gem! A really raw and gorgeous setting makes the lengthy travel worth your while. From beautiful pristine beaches to unforgettable sunsets and baby turtle hatch-lings, I believe there are very few places in this world that can match...

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GM_Nihi, Director of Sales at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear hayhaz, Thank you for taking the time to write this review following your recent stay and to share with us such a valuable feedback. Nihiwatu is certainly blessed with the most beautiful and magical surroundings and it is the Sumbanese people with their genuine attitude which render this resort such an amazing place. Needless to say, it is with...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Voted #1 Hotel in the World for 2016 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 

Additional Information about Nihiwatu

Address: Desa Hobawawi | Kecamatan Wanukaka, Sumba 87272, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > East Nusa Tenggara > Sumba
Price Range: $1,229 - $2,239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nihiwatu 4.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Nihiwatu Hotel Sumba
Nihiwatu Hotel Waikabubak
Nihiwatu Resort Waikabubak
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sumba
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Sumba
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