Nihiwatu, A five-star Luxury Resort Owned By Chris Burch

When people go on a vacation, one of things they are looking forward is getting away from their busy lives. Therefore, it is not uncommon to find people checking in to hotels that are in very remotes places, some times in the wilderness and other times in remote beaches. One of such destinations that have become a favorite of the millennials is Nihiwatu.

Nihiwatu is a five-star luxury resort that is located on the west coast of Sumba Island, one of the remotest Islands in Indonesia. This resort is owned by Chris Burch and James McBride. It cost the two business partners $30 million to renovate what was once a beach hostel into the best hotel in the world, according Travel + Leisure.  Refer to for more of this.

The resort has everything that anyone dreams of in a vacation destination. There are two tree houses for those that come in larger groups. The tree houses are two storied and each has a bathroom, bedroom and balcony. The two tree houses connect to each other with a bamboo pool. On the main tree house are the living area and an infinity pool.

On the resort are 27 one-bedroomed private villas. These villas are suitable for people travelling with their partners, let’s say honeymooners. The private villas have a plush pool where the residents can swim and sunbathe without having to go to the common pool. If you want to maintain privacy during your stay, all services can be brought to your doorstep- From spa treatments to customized private yoga classes.

The resort has a horse stable and employs a team of horse-riding guides to take the residents on a sunset horseback riding. There is also a horse whisperer who coaches tourists on how to connect with the horses.

Who is Chris Burch?

Chris Burch is the co-owner of Nihiwatu, but this is just one of his investments. He is known for his venture capital company, Chris Burch Creative Capital, where he works as the Chief Executive Officer.  Chris Burch joined the Billionaire’s club in the year 2012.

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His career started when he was still in school. As an undergraduate student of Ithaca College, he would sell sweaters to his peers. Together with his brother, they had invested $2,000 but when the business was sold in the 80s, it was worth approximately $140 million.  For an update of Burch timeline activities, click on

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