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The Dreamiest Luxury Tree House Stay in Indonesia

Hot off the press from Sumba Island, Indonesia

Once upon a time on the little-known island of Sumba, there was an enchanting luxury tree house villa for the fun-hearted and adventurous.

The Mamole Tree House villa residence is the dreamiest place to spend a night of  slumber in Indonesia. It’s nestled on the grounds of the world-famous Nihi Resort, named the #1 hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure for the past two consecutive years. Outside of the traditional four-walled bedroom, you have the pleasure to connect with nature in an unhurried environment.

Wake up to the sound of birdsong. Fall asleep to the soft music of crashing waves. High above the ground in your two-story luxury tree house,  it’s impossible not to let your inner child break free.

Check out my InstaShow videos of the Mamole Tree House

Inside the 3-bedroom tree house villa

Not one, not two, but three spacious bedrooms make up the tree house jungle property. Built around the trunk of a tree and elevated on stilts, the unique accommodation lends itself to a real ‘Tarzan and Jane’ setting. Although, don’t let that term fool you, because Mamole oozes luxury and sophistication. The two-story, circular tree house structures surround an infinity pool and pavilion that offer views of the beaches beyond. Each tree house comprises of a downstairs living area, upstairs bedroom, en-suite bathroom and balcony. Additionally, the master tree house has its very own private pool. In true jungle style, a bamboo bridge connects the remaining tree houses so guests can easily hop from one to the next.

I love how the Sumbanese island culture is brought to life through the decor. Antiques, wooden carvings and ikat tapestries add a local flair to the modern-day tree house.

Poolside luxury and a private beach

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You bet the dreamiest luxury tree house in Indonesia has more than one infinity pool. There are two perfectly positioned pools with a view. You can enjoy a quiet swim or simply relax on the many sun loungers. Nevertheless, a coconut or plate of tropical fruit will always be nearby! At sunset, the most exquisite watercolor skies transform over the Mamole Tree House.

Guests of the tree house can also head to the beach straight from their villa. There is a short walkway that leads to Nihi Sumba Island’s private stretch of turquoise waters. The island is known for its world-class surfing and is limited to only 10 surfers at any one time. Therefore, advanced surfers should book their slot in advance to avoid disappointment. Watching the pros surf Occy’s Left, one of the most coveted waves, with a mojito in hand was good enough for me!

What’s included in your luxury tree house stay?

A heck of a lot. The nightly rate per villa may come at a high price tag of $6,500, but it is based on a double occupancy and includes:

  • Accommodation (minimum of a 3 night stay)
  • 3 meals a day (including snacks)
  • Non alcoholic drinks
  • Butler service, housekeeping and laundry
  • Local excursions and many sea activities
  • Wifi

Private in villa dining makes for an intimate affair and is a serious bonus in my book. With that being said, I recommend visiting the resort’s restaurant, bar, chocolate factory and beach club for more insane ocean views and good eats.

The Mamole Tree House experience in summary

Mamole luxury tree house

Seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces, the Mamole luxury tree house is the perfect social estate without compromising privacy. Groups of friends or families can stay in separate treetop villas while still being close together. The remoteness of the island will make you feel as though your light years away from the real world (in a good way). If barefoot, rugged luxury is what you’re after, Nihi Sumba Island is in a league of its own.

For more of the resort’s villa options and activities, check out my full review of Nihi Sumba Island.

I was hosted as a guest of Nihi Sumba Island Resort, but the opinions expressed in this post are, as always, my own.

Misha Gillingham is the owner and operator of Wildluxe. Fascinated by luxury hotels and all of the details that go into creating that perfect guest experience, Misha focuses her creative efforts on showcasing only the most exclusive properties in the world. Follow along and discover the travel destinations you've been dreaming of.