Nihiwatu, Sumba, Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising 13,466 large and small tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches, many still uninhabited and a number even still unnamed. Indonesia fascinates with her rich diversity of ancient temples, music, ranging from the traditional to modern pop, dances, rituals and ways of life. Indonesia is blessed with the most diverse landscape, from fertile ricelands to the luxuriant rainforest, to the savannah grasslands islands to snow-capped peaks.

Sumba was known amongst foreign traders as being an island of fierce warriors. It was due to these incessant raids that the villages were built on hilltops and heavily fortified by stone walls. With its rugged undulating savannah and low limestone hills. Sumba’s extensive grasslands make it one of Indonesia’s leading horse-breeding islands. Horses
still serve as a mode of transport in more rugged regions,  they remain a symbol of wealth and status.

Located on the edge of Sumba, 400 kms east of Bali.



Nearest City

By Air
Fly into Sumba from Bali by Garuda Indonesia and Wings Air (approx. 1 hr). Followed by a 1.5 hrs drive to hotel.

Recommended Stay
4 nights

Recommended add-ons

Best time to visit
Sumba has a dry season from May – October (temperatures between 24°c – 33°c).
The best time for travelling for nature lovers is from October – mid December and from April – June after the monsoon. The surfers’ season is from May – October everywhere in Indonesia. Recommended time to travel is year round.

Due to Nihiwatu’s unique location on the West Coast of Sumba, the resort is exposed to swell that is generated by the Southern Ocean storms, that travel thousands of kilometers across the Indian Ocean to meet the reefs and shores, making it a surfer’s paradise.

Stretching across 560 acres of unspoiled natural land including a two and half-kilometer private beach, this spectacular all-villa resort offers secluded privacy and the ultimate exclusivity. The 21 villas of exceptional design are built on private terraces with large verandahs that sift through the trees with an impressive use of living space, imbued by natural materials to make the most of the dramatic views. Nihiwatu offers a rare sense of discovery, where ancient tribal culture and unspoiled natural beauty form a backdrop to a boundless experience of unregulated freedom, understated luxury and unforgettable memories. From exhilarating experiences including access to privately surf one of the world’s best left-hand break waves, to world-class sport fishing and diving to sunset gazing or star-lit dining; each stay is expertly crafted through a personalised approach shaped by pleasure not design.

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