This October, the resort of Nihiwatu, located on the beautifully preserved Indonesia island of Sumba, is truly going back to nature with the launch of Mamole – a brand new, whimsical 3-bedroom tree house villa concept (pictured above). Designed by German architect Walter Wagner, with interiors by Susan Colley and Marco Scarani, Mamole is a unique 3-bedroom complex sitting amongst ancient trees on wooden stilts with arguably the best views of the beach across the resort. Designed for adventure lovers, the two story tree house layout is perfect for couples, friends and families with a lounge area on entry level and bedroom and balcony on the upper. Bamboo bridges connect two tree houses with a shared infinity pool and deck whilst the main Mamole Tree House villa includes a private infinity pool and large living area and bathroom on the entry level with bedroom, bathroom and balcony on the upper level. The new villa all epitomises responsible, understated luxury reflecting the simplicity and beauty of Sumbanese architecture, allowing the wild natural surrounds to take centre stage.
Since acquiring the resort, Burch and McBride have embarked on a major renovation programme and the resort reopened in March 2014 after a six month period of closure. The resort launched nine new villas in Autumn 2014 and in Spring 2015 unveiled a unique Nihi Oka Spa Safari concept. Two additional villa residences including the private 5-bedroom villa complex of owner Chris Burch, were further unveiled in August 2015.