MINISTER TOUTS T&L’S NOD TO NIHIWATU RESORT AS WORLD’S BEST
Balairung Soesilo Soedarman, Central Jakarta
Nihiwatu Sumba recently assembled journalists to tout an achievement that delighted local lifestyle aficionados: The exclusive 33-villa resort was recent named the World’s No. 1 resort by the global arbiter of luxury odysseys: Travel
+ Leisure magazine. “This is a proud moment for Nihiwatu, the people of Sumba and Indonesia,” Nihiwatu Managing Partner James McBride said to a crowd that included Tourism Minister Arief Yahya. The resort, nestled on 270 hectares in West Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, offers day-long spa safaris, some of the planet’s best surfing at Occy’s Left as well as a well-regarded equestrian center.