Biodiesel-fuelled charitable Indonesian resort Nihiwatu relaunches under new management

Biodiesel-fuelled and socially conscious Indonesian resort Nihiwatu is now under new management, with rates starting at US$595 (S$747)—inclusive of meals and drinks—for a one-week minimum stay through October 31.

Located on Sumba Island, a 55-minute flight east of Bali, the retreat has 27-villas and a two-and-a-half-kilometer (1.6 mile) stretch of beach with cliffs at each end. The place is also a great surfing destination, with a carefully manage beach, which only accommodates ten surfers at a time.

An eco-friendly getaway, it is powered by bio-fuel produced from coconuts at its on-premise bio-diesel factory. In addition, the establishment supports charitable trust, The Sumba Foundation, which benefits 20,000 islanders and provides a clean water supply to villages as well as dealing with malnutrition and educational needs on the island. Hotel guests contribute 90% of the foundation’s donations to the local community.

Read more at the Nihiwatu website.