This Is the Best Hotel in the World
Each year, T+L surveys its readers on everything from hotels to spas to airlines for World's Best. Hotels are evaluated based on facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Nihi Sumba, in Indonesia, ranked the highest with a score of 99.12 out of a possible 100.
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With just 33 villas on 560 acres, guests can enjoy complete privacy while also partaking in any and all beachfront activities the hotel offers like surfing, snorkeling, spearfishing, yoga, horseback riding, and hiking.
An hour’s plane from Bali, “it is the epitome of escape, adventure, and luxury,” wrote one reader.
An aerial view shows the hotel’s beachside swimming pool.
Nihi Sumba offers a variety of outdoor activities, including horseback riding at sunset.
Your Own Private Island
The island’s secluded location offers the perfect getaway.
The shores of this island are perfect for aquatic activities, such as snorkeling.
Nihi Sumba has just 33 bungalows on its 560 acres.
Enjoy some time in the sun in the island’s clear blue waters.
Readers have lauded the hotel for its strong sense of community.
The island is just a one-hour plane ride from Bali.
View From the Exterior
The bungalows can be seen upon arrival to paradise.
Enjoy sports on the beach.
The abundance of trees on the island give the sense of a Robinson Crusoe type of escape.
Hiking and Outdoor Activities
Visitors can hike around the island to see even more of its beautiful views.
Sunset on Nihi Sumba is picture perfect.
Guests can enjoy a cocktail on the hotel’s deck.
Dining at the hotel features fresh produce from their organic garden as well as local fish.
Basking in the Sun
Beach or pool? You choose.
Waterfalls and Trekking
If guests ever get tired of sitting by the seaside or indulging in spa experiences, try trekking to a nearby waterfall.
View From Above
An aerial shot shows a bungalow amid an abundance of trees.