Nihi Sumba Island (formerly Nihiwatu)
For a real Robinson Crusoe-style vacation—plus a lot more luxury—head to this eco-conscious beachfront hideaway on the island of Sumba (250 miles east of Bali and a one-hour flight from Denpasar). The island encompasses 4,306 square miles of high plateau, forests, and untouched beaches; Nihiwatu itself has 437 acres of protected tropical forest and a 1.5-mile shoreline with its own challenging surf break. The well-appointed accommodations include one-bedroom raised bungalows with balconies, as well as three larger villas that sleep four. Sumbanese rattan furniture and accessories give rooms a relaxed-chic ambiance—the perfect retreat after a day of surfing or lounging on the sand.