(Sumbanese i.e. – sacred – guarded – protected – safe from harm)

Between the forest and the sea, on the headland at the south end of Nihiwatu lies Haweri, the private estate of the founders and creators of Nihiwatu, and the island’s philanthropic vehicle, The Sumba Foundation. For centuries this secluded site has been revered and protected by the Sumbanese people. It is the focal point of positive energy, and a place of exceptional beauty that is nearly surrounded by the sea and backed by pristine tropical jungle.

Throughout the property are ancient Sumba megaliths and very special buffalo horns that the owners have been collecting for decades. The five acre estate comprises of five individual villas featuring Indonesian antiques and some of the best examples of Sumba artifacts, jewelry and weavings. There are two large swimming pools, a ten person hot tub, a waterside yoga pavilion, a secluded bamboo bale’ above a private beach, and a spectacular living and dining room perched on a hilltop overlooking the coastline. For those seeking absolute privacy surrounded by nature at its best, this is the place to be.

On the hilltop is the open air dining, living and entertaining pavilion (277 m2) with a fully equipped kitchen, fire place and two outdoor decks offering jaw dropping views in all directions. Below are the swimming pools and the villas, each individually designed and positioned to maximize the beautiful vista; giving a breathtaking perspective from each area of the property.

There is the Main House (325 m2) with its 23 meter infinity pool just steps from the master bedroom on the sea. The Surf Suite (91 m2) is just meters from the crashing waves below with the very best view of the thundering Nihiwatu surf. The hilltop Pool Villa, with its own plunge pool, (108 m2) overlooks the ever-changing Haweri cove and beach and the incredible Pinnacles we call The Guardians. The Jungle Suite (125 m2) is on the edge of the forest with views to the Pinnacles in the cove to the south, and the surf and sunsets to the west. Finally, there is the incredible two-level treehouse (219 m2) in the forest above the private Haweri beach.

In 1989 Haweri was set aside from Nihiwatu by its Founders as their private residence. Since those early days it has been redesigned and recently rebuilt with families and groups of friends in mind. For the first time, starting in 2017, Haweri will be available for those who appreciate an exceptional accommodation at the edge of wildness.

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