The Best Hotel In The World Is Just A Short Flight From Australia

Nihi Sumba Island cant be real.

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For the second year in a row, a luxury hotel in Indonesia has taken out the title of the world’s best. And, looking at the pictures, we’re not the least bit surprised.

Nihi Sumba Island can’t be real. Located on the island of Sumba, the resort is made up of 33 private villas scattered over 560 acres of picturesque fields and cliffside greenery. Completely secluded from civilisation, the whole experience makes guests feel like they have their very own private island.

Niha Sumba’s spot at number one was decided as part of Travel + Leisure magazine’s user-voted annual survey, beating out nine other luxury hotels for the top spot. But, to be fair, the other nine are just as impressive and surprisingly diverse. They include glamping spots on game reserves, huge luxury ranches and working farms. Interestingly, quite a few are located in the United States.

1 / 10

Nihi Sumba, Indonesia

Photo: Nihi Sumba Hotels

the brando
2 / 10

The Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

Photo: The Brando/Facebook

3 / 10

Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming, United States

Photo: Brush Creek Ranch

kauri cliffs
4 / 10

Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, New Zealand

Photo: The Lodge/Facebook

gibbs farm
5 / 10

Gibb’s Farm, Karatu, Tanzania

Photo: Gibb’s Farm

6 / 10

Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa

Photo: Tswalu

montana ranch
7 / 10

Triple Creek Ranch, Montana, United States

Photo: Triple Creek Ranch

wine lodge
8 / 10

Cavas Wine Lodge, Argentina

Photo: Cavas Wine Lodge/Facebook

the inn 2
9 / 10

Inn at Willow Grove, Virginia, United States

Photo: The Inn at Willow Grove/Facebook

10 / 10

Rosewood CordeValle, California, United States 

Photo: Rosewood CordeValle

(Lead image: Nihi Sumba Hotels)