top of page

NIHIWATU #1 Resort 2016 & 2017


Here we celebrate the #1 Resort in the world 2016 & 2017 voted by Travel & Leisure Magazine. The story of NIHIWATU® is a rare and fascinating tale that began when Sumba’s ancestors, the ‘Marapu’, landed on its secluded beach centuries ago. Beliefs about their powers vary, but the Marapu spirit has remained a benevolent force on the island, protecting the way of life and attracting custodians who honor and carry forth the heritage and stories of the Sumbanese people, past and present. NIHIWATU® is a resort that preserves and shares the breathtaking beauty of Sumba with those who would truly appreciate it.

bottom of page