Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia Arief Yahya, Managing Partner of Nihi Sumba Island James McBride, Head of West Sumba Bappeda Aloysius Seran, and Nihi Sumba Island Ambassador Nicholas Saputra offered standing applause for Nihi Sumba Island for winning the readers’ votes as the number one hotel in the world title for the second year in a row from Travel+Leisure Magazine’s annual World’s Best Awards. The award is not only an achievement for the hotel, but also for West Sumba as an internationally acclaimed travel destination.
Nihi Sumba Island is the premier property in the expanding Nihi Hotels portfolio grounded in “The Edge of Wildness” doctrine, offering unspoiled landscape, unlimited freedom to explore, and contribution to the local community. Only a 50-minute flight from Bali, the recently reimagined resort has quickly captivated travelers from around the world. Recent additions to Nihi Sumba Island include an on-site chocolate factory, natural saltwater pool Lake Weekuri, and wellness retreats.