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Nihi Resort continues to gain a firm ground few years after its reopening. Acquired in 2012 by Chris Burch, the resort has been voted by Travel & Leisure readers into the list of 100 best hospitality facilities in the world. Nihi has consecutively been listed to top the list both in 2016 and 2017. Since its reopening, the facility has received several awards from other reputable publications including Telegraph and Condé Nast Traveler just to mention a few.

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Formerly known as Nihiwatu, under the ownership Claude and Petra Graves, the establishment offers a real paradise for surfers. The duo reportedly decided to sell the property due to economic challenges. Burch, with his friend James McBride, grabbed the opportunity and has since developed the facility into a 5 star resort. Nihi Resort, under the leadership of McBride, now serves both surfers and wider international hospitality market.

Located in 567 acres piece of land, the resort has 27 seafront luxury private villas and tree houses each with a private plunge pool. The facility offers a wide range of unique experience and services to its guests. Nihi boasts of unique group yoga sessions, special beachside Spa and private treatment plans. The Resort remains Sumba Island’s largest employer. The owner, Chris Burch, has recently unveiled expansion plans and affirmed his continued commitment towards corporate social responsibility.

Complimenting the establishment is Burch’s private villa, Raja Mendaka. The property entails a master estate and four rental villas. The villas can also be rented as one and entails unique features including fully equipped kitchens, guest-rooms, lap and affinity pools, library, and exterior entertainment areas. The rates are inclusive of meals and soft drinks and are between $750-14,175 per night. James McBride, a reputable hotelier and marketer, has since become a managing partner and is focused on taking Nihi Resort to greater levels.  To read more about the resort, check on

Chris Burch

Chris is a renowned billionaire entrepreneur and investor with over 40 years of experience. He is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. Burch’s clear success record in technology, fashion, hospitality and real estate industries remains a mystery to many.  For update on his timeline activities, hit

Chris Burch joined the world of business in 1976 when he was still a student at Ithaca College. According to,  Burch and his brother began Eagle’s Eye apparel, a $2,000 investment in clothing. Chris and Bob later sold the company to Swire Group at a reported deal of $165 million. He has since made numerous domestic and international investments and built one of the most reputable brands in the world. More about him on

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