Chris Burch has spent 40 years as an entrepreneur and investor. He has contributed in the success of more than 50 companies. Chris has experience in business, fashion, technology and real estate. His first adventure was investing $2,000 with his brother Bob to start Eagle’s Eye apparel. They sold the business for $165 million to the Swire Group. His latest adventure is the resort Nihiwatu in Indonesian.
Recognized as the greatest in the world, the Nihiwatu Resort, founded by Chris Burch and James McBride, sits on a remote Indonesian island on the west coast of Sumba. The resorts nickname is “The Edge of Wildness”.
Burch and McBride bought the remote beach hostel in 2012 and spent $30 million renovating it into a five-star resort by 2015. Travel and Leisure voted Nihiwatu the best resort in the world in 2016. Chris said it was bought for his children and he hopes to give back to the community and preserve its beauty.
The resort has an abundance of luxuries with a beautiful spa under a waterfall and every room has its own butler. You can see Nihi Beach and across the Indian Ocean from the plunge pool, enjoy the indoor-outdoor entertaining area with its own pool, enjoy spa treatments in your own villa or in the main spa area or go on a sunset horseback riding trip along the water (nihi.com)
Visitors can also learn to surf with a guide or surf the waves that travel thousands of miles across the Indian Ocean. The surfing lessons are given in the close by bay called Coconut Grove. Guests are taken there by boat or jeep and the lessons are personalized to the skill of each individual. Guests can also enjoy healthy yoga sessions at the wellness center.
Burch feels the resort has turned into more than he expected and spends as much time as he can at the resort. He travels between the Hamptons, Miami and his Indonesia resort. Read architecturaldigest.com.
Chris has a private home with a main house and four luxury villas that each have a private pool. There are 27 private villas at the resort. There are two tree houses that are two-story each and are connected by a bamboo bridge. Each villa has a bedroom, bathroom and a beautiful balcony. In the main treehouse there is a living room and a private infinity pool.
Nihiwatu has become the largest employer of local people on the island. Chris and James donate a piece of their profits to the Sumba Foundation, which helps to provide funds for local projects on the island. They plan on building luxury resorts in Nicaragua and in Costa Rica.
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