Travel notes from SumbaSee - April 15, 2016
Just returned from Sumba, on a trip to see the progress of The Sumba Hospitality Foundation‘s campus currently being constructed by Ibuku.
Sumba is the most magic island. Beautiful people, beautiful beach and a beautiful place to stay- Nihiwatu. The property of Chris Burch and James McBride. They have two things you can’t miss- Rice Island, which is literally a hill in the middle of the biggest rice field you’ve ever seen, complete with lunch on a hill. Walk there in an hour and forty five minutes. It’s a journey, really beautiful. The next thing you do is called Spa Safari– another walk through the most beautiful, untouched Sumba, through a traditional village, until you get to the ricefields flowing down to the sea. Spa Safari is your own small safari house, with a small table set up for lunch for two beside two massage tables and a delicious bed for many things. It’s beyond romantic. A place you shouldn’t miss.
With Chris Burch.
Shots from The Sumba Hospitality Foundation‘s campus, a work in progress by Ibuku.
Compost underway to create the permaculture gardens.