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Nihiwatu Resort

Why We Love This Hotel :

Location: The small and exclusive island of Sumba was once a three days’ journey from Bali, and is now only a 50-minute flight.

History: First mentioned in the history books in the 16th Century, Sumba was described as breathtaking, with untouched white beaches and lush, fertile valleys.

Service: Nihiwatu’s guests often reflect on the warm family-like hospitality of the resort staff, propounding their stay as the best time of their lives.


The facilities at Nihiwatu have been designed to make the most of this stunning remote island's natural beauty and fantastic features, from one of the fastest surfing waves in the world, to some of Indonesia's best fishing, to spectacular trekking.

Cooking Classes

Cooking classes take place once a week at the resort's beach kitchen, taught by one of the resort's top chefs.


Nihiwatu Resort has its own American-built 28-foot Raddon sport fishing charter boat, powered with twin 200HP Yamaha outboards, making it absolutely ideal for stand-up sports fishing.


Featuring some of the best surfing in Indonesia, surf fanatics will be pleased to know that the resort aims to limit the number of surfers in the water to a maximum of 10 at one time, allowing for space, comfort, and optimal surf time.


The island of Sumba features a number of incredible hiking trails, including one popular trek to a jaw-dropping waterfall.


Dining at Nihiwatu Sumba is a creatively-bespoke experience. The resort boasts four restaurants, while private dining experiences in remote and exotic spots can also be arranged by the resort's staff.

Boat House

Boat House serves snacks and drinks all day and is also the resort's sunset meeting point, serving a wide range of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails. 

Nio Beach Club

Nio Beach Club offers beachside pavilions which open for lunch every day, serving fresh fish of the day, salads, BBQ dishes and pizzas. 


The sand-floored beachfront restaurant features mouth watering combinations of Western and Eastern cuisines, made from the highest quality ingredients shipping in daily to Sumba. Menu specials change daily so that guests may experience a variety of tasty and fresh dishes. Dishes are complemented by an extensive international wine list. Vegetarian and vegan options are readily available.

Private Dining

Dining at Nihiwatu Sumba is a creatively-bespoke experience. The resort features a beachfront restaurant, while private dining experiences in remote and exotic spots can also be arranged by the resort's staff.



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