Set in a remote area of southwest Sumba island, this sophisticated and distinctive resort created by billionaire investor J. Christopher Burch is a two-hour drive along a winding road from the airport at Tambolaka. Comprised of 550 wooded acres that slope gently down to the sea, the estate offers 43 one- to five-bedroom guest lodgings comprised within 28 villas. All come with private pools and designated butlers. Mandaka #1, a two-story villa, features a glass-sided lounge furnished with white sofas, wicker armchairs and a bar counter. Dining options include the Nio Beach Club for charcoal-grilled meat and fish, plus wood-fired pizzas. Beautiful Ombak restaurant has a deck cantilevered over the ocean, which provides a spectacular setting for refined Indonesian and international cuisine. Other amenities include an equestrian center and a glamorous spa. Guests may also tour the hotel’s Sumba Foundation, which provides humanitarian aid through village-based projects.
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Lowest Rate: Kanatar Villa, $960; Editor’s Choice: Raja Mandaka Duplex Villa, $1,700 (all meals and laundry included; three-night minimum stay required).
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