Your Next Luxury Destination is Nihiwatu

Just an hour flight east and twice the size of Bali, Sumba is an eastern Indonesian island that is home to the latest luxury destination: Nihiwatu Resort. Ever since purchasing Sumba in 2013, James McBride and business partner Chris Burch, of Burch Creative Capital, have been developing sixty-five acres into a boutique hotel that is unlike anything else you can experience. Thirty-two villas will be opening this summer season, as McBride and Burch continue to distinguish Sumba island as a new standard for ultra-luxe island retreats. James sat down with Elite Traveler to explain his investment strategy for Sumba and why Nihiwatu should be your next summer vacation spot.