Nihi Sumba

Sumba Island

About Nihi Sumba

Sitting on a white sand beach, hidden in the tropical jungle of Sumba – Indonesia’s island jewel – lies Nihi Sumba, a haven of wellness and adventure with over 567 acres of land to call home. The luscious greenery of Sumba Island helps you to reconnect through dozens of beautiful hiking trails littered with waterfalls, reaching all four corners of the island – and not to mention a chance to see the famous ‘dancing’ mangrove trees which can only be found on Sumba. 

Along with impressive hiking possibilities, you will have the opportunity to engage with local culture through classes such as Ikat weaving and natural remedies workshops. Nihi Sumba is also involved in the work of the Sumba Foundation, so we can help arrange for you to accompany hotel staff to a local school and contribute to fun English lessons with the children.

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Sumba Tambolaka Airport (61km - 90-min drive)

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Unique Highlight

Home to one of the most wave-rich zones in the world, it’s impossible to go to Sumba and not try your hand at surfing. Nihi Sumba offers surf lessons for all abilities from pro to beginner, it’s the perfect chance to experience one of the world’s most famous waves – ‘God’s left’.

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The Rooms

Nihi’s 28 spacious villas overlook the sparkling Indian Ocean, each uniquely designed with its own private pool, creating a private haven to unwind.  Villas are finished with warm wood tones, canopy beds and traditional Indonesian touches allowing them to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding greenery.

The Experience

'A chance to return to a life well lived' is Nihi Sumba's mission statement, an opportunity to return to our natural selves and reconnect with the world around us. Kick off the day with a yoga lesson in the hilltop pavilion with breath-taking ocean views. Embark on a guided hike through the palm jungle to the historic Blue Waterfall where you can take in the surrounding beauty with a picnic on the shore of the blue lagoon. After heading back to Nihi for a full body massage in an open air spa pavilion, head to the beach for a mesmerising sunset horseback ride.

Restaurants & Dining

Nihi Sumba's ethos of being at one with nature is evident in all their offerings and the same can be said for their dining, through their garden to table approach. Chef Bernard Prim heads up Nihi's beach-side restaurant Ombak, using ingredients mostly grown in the hotel's organic garden and delicious local line caught fish. Nio Beach Club is also available for lunch on the idyllic deserted beach.

Spa & Wellness

Looking out on to the picturesque beach and Indian Ocean, Nihi Sumba’s open-air Spa is hidden in a tree sheltered creek with views to relax your mind as much as your body. Here Nihi’s principle of returning to nature shines through their use of natural home-made oils and lotions for treatments, so you can feel renewed.

The Location

Remotely set on a south-westerly Sumbanese hillside, the resort is intentionally hidden away from the outside world so you can enjoy the peace of the island. Nihi Sumba’s 567 acres offer the best of both land and sea with a 2.5km stretch of white sand beach, framed by thick palm tree jungle to explore. The resort’s local philanthropic work with The Sumba Foundation allows guests insight into local life with daily visits to nearby terraced rice paddy fields, local villages and ancient relics.

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  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full Breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability

Price Guide






Prices are calculated as:

Per night in low season with two sharing a double room.

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