Flower Magazine

MAY-JUN 2018

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Indonesian Natural Nihi Sumba in the Indian Ocean pairs luxury and unspoiled beauty with an eye toward sustainability and authenticity By MARION LAFFEY FOX 22 | M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 8 F YOU ARE WILLING TO MAKE THE TREK all the way to Bali, you might want to go just a little farther afield for a more mysterious experience. The island of Sumba in the Indonesian archipelago, just an hour's flight from tourist mecca Bali, has only one resort beautifully sited on its 660 acres. The resort has undergone a metamorphosis in the last few years, transforming from a cult destination for avid surfers hoping to ride the legendary Occy's Left to one for anyone seeking sumptuousness and escape. In 2012, within a year after visiting the island, creative brand entrepreneur Chris Burch, along with established hotelier James McBride, purchased the unassuming hotel Nikiwatu on Sumba's sugar-sand-rimmed west coast. Their goal was to create the finest hotel in the world in this under-the-radar paradise, with an emphasis I TOP: Puncak, one of the resort's villa estates, includes open-air living and dining areas and two plunge pools. ABOVE: The Mamole villa—built around the trunk of a tree—attracts those who want to fully embrace nature. IN BLOOM I travel

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