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Entrepreneur Chris Burch’s Nihiwatu Resort: A Unique, Unforgettable Vacation Experience

The breathtakingly beautiful Nihiwatu Resort is the world’s best hotel. Located on Sumba Island, 300 kilometers east of Bali, the resort features gorgeous beaches, lush tropical gardens, bungalows with private terraces and swimming pools, waterfalls, horseback riding, surfing, tasty exotic forests. Sumba Island is remote and so far off the grid, the natives still practice tribal rituals and live according to their ancient traditions. And vacationers are immersed in an exotic cultural enclave and treated to a one-of-a-kind active adventure.

Formally a Lesser Sundra Islands surf lodge, Nihiwatu was bought 4 years ago by fashion billionaire Chris Burch and hotelier James McBride and transformed into an incredible vacation destination that offers serious indulgence. This stunningly beautiful resort offers all the essential amenities combined with great service. It’s a wonderful place to relax, scuba dive in gentle, crystal clear water and have fun. The stunning landscape, pristine coastline, four meter swells with best left-hand breaks in the world, delicious food, tasty drinks and really specialized service made Travel + Leisure vote Nihiwatu Resort the world’s best, see (

Nihiwatu Resort offers guests a custom itinerary that creates a personal journey that’s filled with exciting, unexpected experiences that exceed what vacationers normally get. It’s a brand new type of hospitality-centric luxury where the resort over-delivers by providing every conceivable amenity. That includes a treetop spa, 28 decadent pool villas, a professional equestrian center and a three-bedroom Mamole Tree House on stilts that overlooks the Indian Ocean. At Nihiwatu Resort it’s all about pleasing the guest. Its private infinity pools, three excellent restaurants, mesmerizing, magical sunsets, edge of the wilderness feel and smiling, knowledgeable Sumbanese butlers assigned to every bungalow do just that.

Chris Burch is a self-made millionaire who earned his fortune in the fashion industry starting 40 years ago. Burch began building his fortune while a student at Ithaca College. Working with Bob, his brother, he invested $2,000 to found the apparel company Eagle’s Eye. After growing the business, they sold it to the Swipe Group for $165 million. Chris Burch then went on to found Burch Creative Capital. Through that company he has made a fortune investing in real estate and technology and luxury brands like Internet Capital Group, Voss Water, Poppin, C. Wonder, ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Cocoon9, Jawbone and Faena Hotel + Universe, as posted on


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