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Bali
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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... More 

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9 Thank EscapeHaven
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... More 

Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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... More 

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2 Thank mrskywalker
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... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

Badung, Bali, Indonesia
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47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Stayed 3 Nights on February 2016. Overall it was a wonderful experience. During our stay, we did the village trekking (included visit to Malaria clinic), surfing and of course --- The SPA SAFARI. All activities were great, and it's amazing to see the real life of Sumba people. I couldn't say more about the spa safari at NihiOka, it's truly... More 

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

Dear Luke T, Sumba Greetings from Nihiwatu! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback over TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our wildness: the Spa Safari is certainly a not to be missed experience! I am very sorry about the mosquito repellent. We actually have mosquito repellent and additional bug spray in the... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Over 8000 miles from home but certainly worth the trip. We felt it reminded us of a luxury African Safari Lodge but on a beach. You need to travel via Bali to get here and in many respects it's like travelling back in time from what Bali must have been like 30+ years ago. The local lifestyle, in comparison to... More 

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Thank Nicholas T
GM_Nihi, Director of Sales at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Nicholas T, Sumba Greetings from Nihiwatu! Thank you for staying with us. We are very thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time, especially with Mary , at the Spa Safari and the Lapopu waterfall. It is great to hear that our lovely staff was able to make such a positive impact on your stay. We greatly appreciate... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We have just returned from Nihiwatu and it is certainly the most amazing place we have ever stayed. Everything about it is simply stunning. The architects need a medal for the way it has been arranged with the most exquisite decoration and furnishings its jaw dropping stuff. The food is to die for and the staff are incredibly helpful and... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is the most breathtakingly beautiful resort, stunning villas nestled above a beautiful Aqua sea with glorious roaring waves, a surfer's paradise. Water sports are abundant.Fantastic long clean lovely beach, absolutely delicious food from breakfast, lunch and dinner, wonderful cocktail bar which is buzzy with all the guests mingling prior to dinner.Loved lazing by and in the lovely infinity pool... More 

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2 Thank didempseyinteriors
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 May 2016

One for the bucket list . Big thank you to all the staff and Carla for such outstanding service in such an incredible place. High lights were the food and the uncrowded surf. Do not miss an opportunity to go here

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

I cannot think of a better honeymoon. There isn't a resort like this on the planet. Heaven on earth! We spent 9 nights at Nihiwatu and could have happily spent more here. It's one of the most beautiful, exotic places I've ever been. Tourism is still so new and rare here that Sumbanese are delighted to have visitors and rightfully... More 

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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Nihiwatu has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Words can not describe the hotel, the setting, the service, the food, and the amazing waves. I have traveled to more places than most and this is by far is one of the most amazing places on our planet. If you can afford a visit here,... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
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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: RM2,527 - RM7,126 (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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“Loved the Kanatar villa.”
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“All have beautiful sea views.”
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“We stayed in the honeymoon Maranga 2 - it was stunning and had its own sunset cabana with an amazing view right along the coast from bed.”
 of 5 bubbles EscapeHaven, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Do not ever missed the SPA SAFARI!”
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“All of the villas are beautiful and all have ocean views!”
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