A five-star resort owned by Chris Burch and James McBride Nihiwatu is located on the Indonesian Island of Sumba. The resort features 27 villas with their own plunge pools.
Other accommodations include a pair of bi-level treehouses. Featuring five bedrooms and a pool with a view of the Indian Ocean Chris Burch’s personal home “Raja Mendaka” can be reserved.
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For 25 years James McBride managed hotels for other companies. He and Mr. Burch purchased Nihiwatu in 2012. The two invested $30 million in overhauling the property. Leisure + Travel declared the resort to be “The Best Hotel In The World” in 2016. This link on businessinsider.com has additional article about this best hotel in the world.
Chris Burch is a serial entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Burch Investment Capital. Mr. Burch has had a hand in creating over 50 successful enterprises. Burch Investment Capital has holdings in numerous industries including home furniture, organic foods, the garment industry, hospitality, and technology. For more details about him, check bjtonline.com.
Chris Burch established The Christopher Burch Foundation to honor the memory of his son Chris. The foundation is devoted to improving the lives of the less fortunate. Nihiwatu is an extension of his charitable endeavors. Read his views on business related matters, click on entrepreneur.com.
Besides providing jobs for the local population a portion of the resort’s profits benefits the Sumba Foundation. The SF works to preserve the Sumbanese culture. Local arts and crafts are part of the hotel’s decor. The foundation is also devoted to the health and education of the Sumbanese.
Nihiwatu offers a variety of pastimes. Surfers can ride swells that originate in the southern Indian Ocean. Lessons are available for less experienced wave riders.
Excursions to swim in a blue lagoon are available. Guests can take a sunset horseback ride along the beach. Yoga classes are offered at the Wellness Center or a personal session can be arranged. There is also an extensive indoor/outdoor entertainment area.
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