Known as the number one vacation spot in the world, the Nihiwatu Resort on Sumba Island off of Indonesia is a place like you have never seen before. This island is about two times the size of Bali but is much more secluded. The white sandy beaches and rolling waves are a restful retreat for visitors. Tropical storms rarely hit the island due to the number of reefs surrounding it.
The only claim to fame this island originally had was for surfers. The waves allow them hours of enjoyment. The owners of the small inn located on it tried to bring it into the tourism spotlight by making improvements to it but the costs involved in doing so was too great. They contacted entrepreneur Chris Burch as a potential investor in the resort and his first reaction to it was apprehensive. He wasn’t sure how to turn this into what they wanted it to be.
Chris contacted his friend and colleague, James McBride, who was experienced in many hotel ventures. James visited the island with Chris and felt the same apprehension. But, together, they came up with a plan of action. Chris soon purchased the hotel and began building it up. He added small villas alongside the original hotel so that vacationers could have a home like atmosphere while there. He then added service from a small airline company to bring his visitors from the mainland of Indonesia. This helped to increase the flow of traffic to the resort.
Working constantly to oblige his patrons and increase his earnings, Chris added many amenities to the resort. The restaurant he installed features fare from all parts of the globe as well as many of the local foods. Employees have stated that Chris is always thinking of new things and each time he visits they know more work will be done. Additional article on medium.com.
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