Indonesia Spa Retreat: Indulge In NihiOka Spa Safari Located On Sumba Island
When tourists go on a holiday in Indonesia, chances are that they are going to Bali. After all, Bali is an island paradise with various enchanting getaway locations. Whether you are in need of the seaside, jungle, mountain, or to simply relax amongst nature, Bali seems like the ideal Indonesia spa retreat. However, if you feel the need for something a little more exotic and less well-known, take a short flight out from Denpasar airport to Tambolaka airport on the island of Sumba. On Sumba island lies Nihiwatu, a luxury hotel that has been named the best hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure for the second consecutive year.
While there is plenty to do at Nihiwatu from visiting the chocolate factory, taking surfing lessons, horseback riding on the private beach, and trekking to a waterfall, perhaps the most unique experience they have to offer is the NihiOka Spa Safari.
EXCLUSIVE SPA RESORT
This Indonesian spa safari starts off bright and early at the hotel itself and guests will be taken on a 90-minute sunrise trek. During this trek, guests will pass by paddy fields and a Sumbanese village where they will get to meet some of their locals as well as have the opportunity to buy some of their handicraft. If guests are not comfortable with trekking, an open air Jeep can be arranged to chauffeur them to the spa resort instead. The trek will then end at NihiOka where guests will be greeted with cold towels and a whole coconut to cool themselves down. After which, they will be ushered to a dining hall facing a private coastline where breakfast will be served.
ARRAY OF SPA TREATMENTS
Once guests are satisfied with breakfast, they will be brought to their private cliffside villa where they can choose to take a dip in the pool or jump straight in to the spa treatments. Here, guests can select from a wide variety of spa treatments and they can enjoy an unlimited number of treatments until the sun sets, where they will be ferried back to the hotel.
To start off their luxury spa treatment, guests can first take on the Signature Massage where thumb and palm acupressure will target problem areas to alleviate stress and tension which will in turn improve blood circulation. If you feel you need something a little more, perhaps try out the Sumbanese Dream instead. This nourishing treatment starts out with the same signature massage but is then followed by a salt scrub to remove any dead skin to allow your skin to breathe again. A chamomile and aloe vera mask is used to allow the body to absorb the healing nutrients and thereby finishing the treatment.
If having a massage isn’t your cup of tea, you may opt for the Hydrating Hair Smoothie. A mix of rosemary, avocado, coconut, and cocoa butter hydrating hair cream will be massaged into your scalp and left to condition. Meanwhile, your therapist will work on soothing your neck and shoulders using a combination of pressure points and palm strokes. At the end, you will not only get a healthy mane, but also a rejuvenating experience. After all of these, you will understand why NihiOka is easily one of the best spas in Indonesia.
Should you be on the hunt for something a little more novel and wondering where to go for a spa in Indonesia, NihiOka has the answer for you. Their Chocolate Massage is definitely not something to be missed if you’re game for it. Two therapists will work on restoring the energy of your body simultaneously while you will be given a mini cocoa facial to rejuvenate your skin from pollution. Chocolate is utilised as it is known to revitalise the skin and can also help in slowing the age process.
Does this luxury spa in Indonesia sounds enticing to you? Book your flights early so that you won’t be disappointed. From Tambolaka airport, Nihiwatu is actually quite a distance away (1 hour 45 minutes to be exact) so walking isn’t an option. Neither is taking the public transport since infrastructure on the island is barely existent. The best option is then to book a private hire car such that the driver can take you there safely. The Travel141 International Car Rental service will be launching soon so do subscribe to our newsletter below in order to receive more regular updates.
Rates: 10,700,000++ IDR for a full day Spa Safari (not inclusive of room rates at Nihiwatu)