Nihiwatu is truly in a league of it’s own, combining ultimate luxury with epic surf and remote tropical paradise. Every major travel publication has gives the utmost praise with quotes such as, “Ruggedly Luxurious Destination,” “Lost-World Island Of Sumba,” “Top Notch Social And Eco-Credentials,” and “Luxury Travel Reinvigorated.” The resort’s own slogan is “The edge of wildness.” Nihiwatu Resort has recieved several travel awards including “Best In Design at PURE 2015,” “Destination Hotel Resort of the Year from Asia Spa Magazine 2015,” and Conde Nast Taveler’s, “The World’s Best Hotels Gold List 2016.” From Bali, it is a one hour flight to the island of Sumba, Indonesia. And thus begins your lifetime memorable experience perched upon this dramatic coastline dotted with swaying palms and papaya trees.
Your lodging is nothing short of luxurious and artful. Throughout the villas, estates and the tree house, every attention has been paid to the details you relish in. From private gardens, outdoor showers, and stunning views right from you plush bed, every moment here is indeed special. suitable for every scenario, it is perfect for couples, families, and groups. Built with local materials and sustainable practices, whether in the jungle, beachside or in the trees, the accommodations have received several prestigious design awards.
The dining experience at Nihiwatu is exquisite and tranquil gourmet whose foundation is organic and sustainable. Vegetables come from the resort’s three organic gardens, the meat from its chicken farm and fish from the ocean out front. The large outside deck is perched above the ocean, and features relaxing lounge seating perfect for intimate group dining or a romantic dinner. The Nio Beach Club serves lunch in it’s open-aired pavilions. Fresh pizza from the wood fired oven, daily rotisserie, and grilled fish are among the hearty and delicious menu items. The social center is at the sandy-floored restaurant and bar, The Ombak, also serving from breakfast on through dinner. Destination dining is another specialty where custom picnics or dinners are served poolside at your villa, or at a secluded paradise location on the edge of the national park. The weekly BBQ’s are not to be missed as well as ‘Movie Nights under the Stars.’
Enjoy snacks and drinks beside the state-of-the-art lap pool. From here you can watch the surf action at Occy’s Left, the village activity on low tide, and the amazing sunsets.
The game room is local Sumbanese inspired structure at the highest point of the resort. The open air space is hand carved from teak wood. Available are a pool table, ping-pong, books, games, and Bocci balls on the sandy side. Next to the game room is the “Trophy Room & Library” showing daily shows for the kids or sporting events and surf videos. The shelves are stocked with a mountain to read there or take along to the hammock or pool side. Atop a ridge of the resort is the Yoga Pavilion with amazing 360 degree view. The open air platform hosts yoga classes in several styles and meditation and breathing exercises. Private classes and workshops are offered for health and contentment.
The resorts namesake, Nihiwatu, is a pumping left-hander in front. However, there is also a sheltered beautiful bay, Coconut Cove, where surf lessons are offered to beginners. There is a bar and lounge, plus the boathouse is stocked with gear for snorkeling, body boarding, wake boards, and stand-up paddle. Specializing in treks, excursions, and eco-tours. Make your custom itineraries to waterfall, trails, and local markets.
There is a special attention paid to the Spa and Wellness experience at Nihiwatu resort. Choose from a menu of revitalizing massages. Your treatments can be taken at the Beach Spa, jungle bales, or at your own villa. On the other hand, you can make a day and adventure out of it. The Nihi Oka Spa Safari starts with a 90-minute ride through local villages and rolling hills.Have breakfast in your private hilltop bales followed by body treatments while relaxing to the sound and sight of the waves below.