NIHI SUMBA ISLAND, INDONESIA
Nihi Sumba Island is a remote hideaway on Sumba, one of the 17,000 islands in the Indonesian Archipelago, boasting breathtaking views across the Indian Ocean. Savor tropical jungles, an ancient tribal culture and incredibly remote, pristine beaches.
Explore this remote island and experience the ultimate in tropical island luxury by staying in Raja Mendaka, Chris Burch’s estate – the owner of Nihi Sumba. The suite has won The Best In Design Award at PURE 2015 and is the most spectacular residence at the resort, taking prime position overlooking the famous ‘Nihiwatu’ wave and coastline. This estate comprises of five individual villas, each with their own private pool and takes over the most expansive plot of land, right in the heart of the property.
Raja Mendaka’s outstanding features include a waterfall, cascading off natural rocks into a private pool and a hidden massage cave between the boulders at the base. Upstairs, the bedroom opens to a platform among the trees with a bathroom complete with an outdoor jungle shower. Traditional Sumbanese artefacts feature throughout including carvings, antiques, local wood, soft and Ikat prints and furnishings. This is the only villa to feature Sulawesi marble inlayed with special teak.