A luxury hotel on the island of Sumba in Indonesia is the world’s number one according to the readers of Travel + Leisure.
Nihiwatu Resort topped the publication’s annual World’s Best Awards in the hotel category due to its very modern approach to delivering luxury that factors in elements such as philanthropy, adventure and activity as well as the personal touches usually expected from the world’s top hotels.
“Hospitality-centric luxury has changed,” said Nihiwatu owner Chris Burch. “It is more than just the finer touches. It has evolved to a custom itinerary, a personal journey, unexpected experiences, and a curiosity for the unknown. We have been extremely fortunate to exceed everything we set out to deliver with the Nihiwatu concept.”
The resort has 32 villas, ranging from a 1-bedroom that starts at $650 a night and maxing out at a 5-bedroom, $12,000-a-night estate.