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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apart from a few small hiccups that were resolved when brought to the attention of management we had a great trip. Nihiwatu is definitely A special place. We did have a lot of rain which resulted in our inbound flight being cancelled and the airline putting us up in Bali for a night, therefore losing a night. Netty was fantastic...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have travelled all over the world. The Nihiwatu experience is definitely one the best. The service was outstanding - started from our departure from Bali until the departure from Sumba this morning. It is so much better than what I had expected. The food is delicious. I tried different dishes everyday and they were great. I loved the chocolate...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great 3 nights weekend getawat. They picked us up at the airport and ride open air jeep to go to the hotel. The distance is quite far from airport though. However we could see the real Sumba on the way. The hotel is beautifully set with its own long stretch of beach. Beautiful scenery. The villa was spacious,...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Suryo W, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! You'll be happy to know our phone signal is currently being upgraded, and our WiFi will be much better by the time you return! We're ironing out the last few details, but the good news is that our communication is going to be so much better, very soon! So...

mvfarm
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Our second time at Nihiwatu after visiting several years ago prior to the new ownership. We had such an amazing trip last time our expectations were high and the New Nihiwatu lived up this in every way. The new villas are simply stunning- huge living areas with views, a private pool, and beautifully appointed. The food is even better than...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear mvfarm, thank you very much for kind feedback! I will share with our team immediately! I'm glad your butler took such great care of you, they are such an integral part of our team. Happy to hear we are moving in the right direction, there's always more we can do to improve daily, but that's what makes it fun...

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places we have ever been, with terrific activities like sunset Beach horseback rides, paddling down the river with water buffalos and other exotic creatures, and swimming in the Lapupu Falls. The staff couldn't be friendlier, the villas are divine, each with its own infinity pool and butler. Food is decent and very good wine list....

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Sergei, it was wonderful to have you stay with us recently! We loved meeting and spending time with you both. Thank you for your comments, especially the constructive ones, we appreciate the input and are excited to continue to change for the better! We will work hard on these comments, and hope to be better prepared before your next...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Whilst I will not go into detail, because I believe Nihiwatu is a gift that each visitor needs to be allowed to unwrap themselves, this is the most deserving review I have ever written. Given the hype over the resort, we came with high expectations, which usually leaves one disappointed. This was not the case and anything and everything we...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Ross, thank you so much for your kind feedback! We have thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us and will miss you! I can see how completely you have embraced the Sumbanese cultures and people and how a little bit of this island has crept into your souls! So glad you felt at home with us, that's entirely how...

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This place really lives up to its reputation. I'm pleased we came in the off season when it's cheaper and not too many guests but I'm sure it would be great in-season too. The staff are lovely and now all the guests' names. The food is delicious and mainly included in the price so it's not as expensive as it...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Julian, thank you for your kind and generous feedback! I will immediately share with the team, we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us! Please come back soon! Sumba Greetings and Wishes - Happy Holidays!

Ubud, Indonesia
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Unbelievably you would never think a resort like this could be pulled off on Such a primitive Island. Rooms with views of Ocean and private Pools will make you not want to leave. Your private Buttler even follows you to meals in the dinning areas. One price all meals including and very high quality . Just about any kind of...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear djembetycoon, thank you so much for your kind feedback! We're so glad you had a great time, and we cant wait for you to return home to Sumba! Chris sends his fondest regards! I will also share your feedback with the team! Really appreciated.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have just spent a lovely 3 nights at this property and it really was gorgeous. My villa was huge and had a very nice fit out. All of the staff were just lovely and so genuinely warm. The food was fantastic with a good variety of options. The beach was gorgeous and it was so nice to drift off...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear NSKO, thank you so much for your extremely kind feedback! I will pass this onto the team immediately who will really appreciate it. We're sad you couldnt stay longer with us, you really do need longer to unwind and take Sumba Island in completely! Cant wait for you to return, take care, regards from Sumba!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It's pretty difficult to find places off the grid these days, so we always said we'd return after such an unforgettable experience back in 2013. Where do I start? It's even better than we remembered. Occy's left was on impeccable form, with the watermen Gus and CJ both awesome surfers (/coaches). The spa safari is one of the best things...

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GM_Nihi, General Manager at Nihiwatu, responded to this review

Dear Nick, thank you so much for your extremely generous feedback! I'm so glad you noticed that we're getting better year and year, such a tribute to the incredible team of staff we have. We're very grateful for your comments, which i'll share with the team, and we cant wait to have you back again!! Sumba Greetings!

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Spa
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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: £633 - £1,705 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sumba
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Sumba
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