Readers of the popular travel site, Travel + Leisurerecently voted Nihi Sumba the best hotel in the world for the second year in a row. The sites evaluation focuses on five distinct categories: facilities, location, service, food, and overall value.
The Indonesia hotel had a score of 99.12 out of a possible 100.
So what is it that truly impressed T+L's readers to give the hotel such an incredible score?
The hotel's webiste describes it as follows: "This is not an escape from everyday life. It is the return to a life well lived. Where rugged luxury meets unregulated freedom. A place to connect with something larger than oneself. A haven for the adventurer, for the wanderer."
Indeed, Nihi Sumba is a secluded, eco-friendly resort that is set amidst a stunning tropical vegetation on the Indonesian island of Sumba.
There's plenty to get up to here, including some beachfront activities like surfing, snorkeling, spearfishing, yoga, horseback riding, spa treatment and hiking. An hour's flight away from Bali, the hotel is also popular amoung surfers because of Occy’s Left, one of the world’s most incredible waves.
The hotel embraces its isolated location, putting together an itinerary that allows guests to "unplug from their hyper connected lives and reconnect with earth and community". But it's also a wildly luxurious getaway spot with all the essentials of your dream hotel.
With its pointed thatched roofs, the luxurious villas follow the Sumbanese traditional house structure and are located in the midst of banana trees. It is, quite literally, paradise.