Nestled neatly on eastern Indonesia’s Sumba Island, Nihiwatu (Nihi) is a luxury resort that provides a perfect sanctuary for nature lovers seeking serenity within the oasis the resort provides. Having won the prestigious 2015 PURE Design Award, the resort launched its long-awaited Mamole Tree House late last year.

Designed by German architect Walter Wagner, with interiors by Marco Scarani and Susan Colley, the Mamole Tree House incorporates Sumbanese elements in its style and features traditional ethnic touches, including beautiful local antiques and ikat prints that can be found throughout the tree house complex.

The Mamole Tree House, which comprises three one-bedroom villas, exudes a unique and whimsical ambience with its spacious rooms elevated on wooden stilts between Nihiwatu’s ancient trees. With bamboo bridges connecting each room, the Tree House concept is designed for fun-seeking, adventure-loving travellers, but it is still suitable for families, friends or honeymooners. 

The complex offers a stunning panoramic view of the beach where two-storey out of three circular villas boast lounge areas at the entry level with a bedroom, a bathroom and a balcony on the upper level.

Meanwhile, the main Mamole Tree House villas feature a large living area with a bathroom at the entry level, with the bedroom, bathroom, balcony and a connecting bridge to the main outdoor bathroom located upstairs. They also feature private infinity pools that are the epitome of sheer indulgence.

Mamole Tree House complex can only be rented as a whole compound and is priced at US$6,000++ per night based on double occupancy for a minimum three-night stay. The rate includes all meals and non-alcoholic beverages as well as Wi-Fi.

Currently, Garuda Indonesia operates a 50-minute daily flight from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport to Sumba Island.

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