Villa Raja Mendaka – Nihiwatu Resort in Sumba
The Best In Design Award winner at PURE 2015 Raja Mendaka is Chris Burch’s estate, the owner of Nihiwatu. This is the most spectacular residence at the resort and takes prime position overlooking the famous Nihiwatu wave and coastline.
This estate comprises of five individual villas, each with its own private pool and takes over the most expansive plot of land, right in the heart of the property. The villa was designed with large families and groups of friends in mind and is fully equipped with spacious entertaining areas. The landscaped gardens around the villas also provide privacy so each villa can be rented exclusively.
The large expansive living and dining area takes centre stage on the front of Raja Mendaka and offers vast views of the Indian Ocean and Nihiwatu’s picturesque 2.5 km beach coastline. A large open deck includes a 19m pool with an ice cold plunge pool, plus dining and covered lounge area with a fully equipped kitchen to the side. To the back of the entertaining space is a library/studio with a bathroom, which is also connected to the master bedroom. A great little nook for privacy, for reading or to watch a movie.
Raja Medaka’s master villas bedroom sits to the right of the main area in a prime position, cantilevered over the white sand coastline and Nihi’s renowned sunsets. The 56m2 area includes a day bed, spacious bathroom with shower and outdoor bathtub. The front veranda features a private pool and a sheltered area with day beds for lounging. The master villa’s guest room sits to the left of the main area and offers a day bed, bathroom with shower, outdoor bathtub and private pool.
The three remaining, two-storey one-bedroom villas are dotted behind on the gentle slope and were designed to reflect the traditional Sumbanese House. The entry level offers a partially covered deck, living room, bathroom, private bathroom and private infinity pool at the front with lounge area. The study to the back provides a great area for children to sleep or an air-conditioned area to watch movie or work. Upstairs, the 46m2 bedroom opens to a platform among the trees with a bathroom complete with an outdoor jungle shower. An outdoor bathtub is perfectly positioned on the balcony to afford the signature Nihiwatu coastline view. Raja Mendaka 2’s unique attribute is a waterfall, cascading off natural rocks into a private pool and a hidden massage cave between the boulders at the base.
Traditional Sumbanese artifacts feature throughout including carvings, antiques, local wood, soft and Ikat prints and furnishings. This is the only villa to feature Sulawesi marble inlayed with special teak.
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|Bedroom||5 air conditioned bedrooms|
|Bathroom||5 ensuite bathrooms|
|Capacity||10 guests. Additional person: US$ 90++/child/night and US$ 195++/adult/night.
Maximum occupancy: 3 persons (3 adult OR 2 adults+ 1 child).
|Swimming pool||Private 19 meter infinity pool + 1 plunge pool|
|Living areas||Open/closed living room, terrace lounge, alfresco dining table, poolside gazebo.|
|Entertainment||Wireless internet connection, TV and books|
|Service & facilities||Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning/afternoon snacks and all non-alcoholic beverages), daily mini bar (including beers and spirits), daily simple laundry (6 pieces, exclude dry cleaning), daily housekeeping, full equipped kitchen, activities (trips to local villages in Rua, Lamboya and Sumba Foundation Projects; treks to nearby Weihola, Rice Island, mountain biking, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkeling), scheduled group yoga & meditation classes at the Yoga Pavilion|
|Staff||Villa manager, housekeeper, gardener, pool attendant and security guard.|
|Season||Period||Minimum stay||1 bedroom||2 bedroom||5 bedroom|
|Green||9 Jan – 4 Feb, 16 Feb – 20 Mar||3 nights||US$ 1,500++||US$ 8,000++||US$ 12,000++|
|Shoulder||5 – 15 Feb, 21 – 31 Mar||5 nights||US$ 1,500++||US$ 8,000++||US$ 12,000++|
|High||21 Dec – 8 Jan||5 nights||US$ 1,500++||US$ 8,000++||US$ 12,000++|
++ Rates are subject to 21,3% tax and service charge.