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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stayed a week and loved it. Specifically we loved the surf - what and amazing break! The kids loved the horse riding, but also just visiting the stables regularly to pet the new foal and other horses. The pools are beautifully situated and the food excellent. I could go on forever about the positives so will just say -...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Bevan, thank you so much for your feedback, you're right, we could definitely improve on this, and in fact have already started implementing new options for all day dining, whenever, and wherever you are. Our kitchen is manned all day and most of the night, so there is no reason why we cant provide an incredible meal or snack...

Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The best place you'll ever go! We have traveled all over the world and stayed in some very nice places but nothing even compares to Nihiwatu, we would live there forever if they let us! Amazing food, epic surf, insane fishing and spearfishing, good service, breathtaking views, the only downfall is the price tag and how far away it is...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very generous feedback! I'll certainly share with our team! Warmest regards from Sumba island!

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This place is unreal, from the white sand beach, to the private suites with your very own pool, to the incredible food served all day every day and the staff who are all so friendly and so proud of their beautiful island. We loved every moment of being here. There's a surprise around every corner and you are made to...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Hollie, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! I agree with you, the Sumbanese staff are quite incredible, so warm, generous, authentic and kind, they really are the essence of Nihiwatu! I will certainly share your comments with them! Warm regards from Sumba island!

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful staff, superb location, thank god for Claude Graves and so many pioneer places in this world. We had fun with family, lost Wilson to the beach and very much enjoyed our stay. We will remember staff, Robert and Ankie, for their patience. Thanks to all for maintaining the sanctity of the wave. We look forward to catching up with...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous feedback! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Robert and Anggi send their fondest regards! All the very best, from Sumba Island.

New York, New York
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We went here on the last leg of our honeymoon and it was unbelievable. My husband surfs so there was no chance he would ever hate this resort but it was everything else that made it perfect. From our food,drinks, to the activities and more just surpassed everything we have heard. Everyone is friendly, it is very small you get...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Beachlady17, thank you so much for your very kind and generous comments! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you sooner than in 5 yrs time, please contact us to hear about our great specials we have for our loyal returning guests! All the very best from Nihiwatu!

Nicosia, Cyprus
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We just came back from Nihiwatu after a magical 5 night stay. The experience starts at Bali airport, where Nihiwatu staff arrange a seamless check in. Upon landing on Sumba, we were whisked off in a convertible jeep for the fascinating 1.5 hour journey to the hotel. Our villa (Wamoro) was exquisite, super comfortable for a family of 4, with...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Mima, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! I will certainly share this with Ruben, Ben, Mary and our incredible team. We're very pleased you managed to get out onto a lot of the resort's amazing activities, its such a great way to experience the local culture, environment and people. We cant wait to welcome you back again...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 July 2016

First time in Sumba, Indonesia we walked in Nihiwatu hotel by chance and were happy to see such a perfect place near Aqua sea within reasonable price. Awesome long clean lovely beach with fresh atmostphere. We were very enjoy with our holiday in the hotel. I would recommend the hotel for my friends.

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind response! Relaxed, unregulated freedom with a fun atmosphere is our main objective, so we're pleased you were able to experience this during your stay! Thank you for your recommendation, kindest regards from Nihiwatu.

Bali
Reviewed 7 July 2016

For many years I have heard about this little slice of paradise that exists on a remote island in Indonesia. Living in Bali I knew one day I would get there and a baby moon seemed like a good occasion to plan a stay. Being a luxury traveller, its fair to say I am very fussy. I was eager to...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear EscapeHaven, we cant be more thrilled with your extremely kind and generous comments! Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend us! It is us, that would be honored to have you return, and become part of our loyal returning guests, we cannot wait to see you in November! I'll be sure to pass on your comments...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We have just been here and found it to be a wonderful stay. My wife was expecting something different and more of the modern shiny hotel look but by the end of the stay was relaxed and in love with the place.It is enchanting and the food wonderful. Not a contrived place but truly a surfers paradise with day beds...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Glenn, thank you very much for taking the time to write the review, we appreciate it. Thanks also for the comments on the Surf protocols, you're right, it may not have been as clear as it should be, but this is something we have spent some time on over the past few months to perfect, and we're comfortable that...

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 21 June 2016

If you are an adventurer, nature lover, beach addict and have enough money in your bank account, this place is an absolutely must visit. It takes about 1.5hrs by car from the airport. If you are the kind of person that potential get car sickness, you better take your pill after soon after your flight landing. But it is so...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Sasha, thank you for your very valuable feedback, we really appreciate it. I am sure many travelers will also find your comments useful. To keep you updated, we have employed a full time English Teacher, on site daily, who is spending an incredible amount of time with all staff to improve their English, and its already paying dividends. The...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: RM2,496 - RM7,470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nihiwatu 5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Nihiwatu Hotel Sumba
Nihiwatu Hotel Waikabubak
Nihiwatu Resort Waikabubak
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