Best Hotel in the World is Nihi Resort in Indonesia

A luxurious Indonesian hideaway has been rated the best hotel in the world for a second year running.

Readers of Travel + Leisure gave the idyllic resort of Nihi Sumba a 99.12 score out of a possible 100 as part of the annual contest.

Located on the island of Sumba in Indonesia and 400 km to the East of Bali ,an hour’s flight. With just 33 villas on 560 acres, guests can enjoy complete privacy here. Nihi Sumba Island is an outpost to world-class surfing, the best sport fishing in Indonesia, hiking through breath taking waterfalls, ancient villages and butterfly trails and Stand-up Paddling down the Wanukaka River.

For wellness aficionados the stunning yoga platform and the unique Nihi Oka Spa Safari allow for healthful holidays. The resort focuses on unregulated freedom, understated luxury, and providing unforgettable memories that allow guests to reconnect with a life lived simply, healthfully and mindfully.

All villas are built on terraces with private verandas. Nihi Sumba Island was born of a vision to protect and preserve the unique culture and empower the local communities to support themselves and their families and give them the opportunity to improve their own lives.

Ombak Restaurant

An exquisitely crafted open-air restaurant, serves a la carte breakfast and dinner daily with a relaxed convivial atmosphere. During the week, guests will enjoy special dining experiences, including a spectacular welcome Indonesian BBQ on Thursday nights. Its large deck outside cantilevered over the ocean offers relaxed lounge seating and a spectacular private dining experience: The Nest, perched on the crest of the ocean, perfect for a romantic dinner or an intimate group meal.

Nio Beach

Just steps from the sea, this open air restaurant serves the highest quality of fresh ingredients: fish, salads, dishes from the grill and freshly made pizzas from a large clay oven. On Wednesday nights, it is dramatically transformed into an extraordinary setting for a Sumba White Nights Party and legendary Indonesian BBQ. On Sunday evenings, guests can relax after dinner at Ombak Restaurant and experience a magical “Movie Night Under the Stars.”


This iconic destination and bar is the heart of the Nihi Sumba Island experience. Its dramatic location offers spectacular sunsets and sweeping views of the sea and surf.

From Leading Hotels Of The World