Nihiwatu Dreaming

nihi There are few places still on our bucket list but this is definitely one of them. Nihiwatu on Sumba Island – the Number 1 hotel in the world as voted by Travel + Leisure magazine – sits on two and a half kilometres of private beach within 567 acres of unspoilt, natural reserve.

Villas are distinctly tropical in style, and come in a variety of sizes. But we reckon the go is to book out the entire place for a week … yes … let’s get over there with 80 friends and have ourselves a full seven days of celebration, relaxation and adventure.

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The experience is said to be unforgettable. There’s surf, snorkeling, SUP, freediving, spearfishing… you can go deep sea fishing, kayaking, horse surfing (yes, it’s a thing) as well as boogey boarding, wake-boarding – and that’s just in the water. On land the resort offers mountain hiking, horse riding, Land Rover safaris and visits to local villages and markets or monumental megalithic burial sites.

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If it’s wellbeing you’re after there also a full range of spa treatments, yoga and ‘spa safari’, which involves a full day of spa treatments in four cliff top bamboo bales. If it all get too much there’s even a chocolate factory. The wonderful Nihiwatu staff can help with your flights reservation too, so we’ll see you there.

www.nihi.com

 

 

 

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