The experience of Nihiwatu is one of unregulated freedom, understated luxury and unforgettable memories.
The resort, located on the island of Sumba in Eastern Indonesia, 400km west of Bali, is an outpost to world-class surfing, the best sport fishing in Indonesia, hiking through breath taking waterfalls, ancient villages and butterfly trails; to Stand-up Paddling down the Wanukaka River. The activities at Nihiwatu are designed to allow our guests to enjoy Sumba Island in all its extraordinary magic.
Nihiwatu was born of a vision to protect and preserve the unique culture of Sumba and empower the local communities to support themselves and their families. Stories of the heart, character and soul of Nihiwatu reached long-time friends, American brand-building entrepreneur Christopher Burch and prolific South African-born hotelier, James McBride in 2011, who together acquired the resort in 2012.
The property, and main resort on Sumba encompasses 567 acres of land. All 32 villas are built on terraces with private verandas that sift through the trees with an impressive use of living space, imbued by natural materials to make the most of the dramatic views of the endless turquoise Indian Ocean.