RAJA MENDAKA

NIHI SUMBA IS­LAND, IN­DONE­SIA

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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.

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