Nihi Sumba

Nihi Sumba (formerly Nihiwatu), a small and exclusive island hideaway in eastern Indonesia, sits on 175 hectares of tropical forest, rice terraces and grasslands, and features 1.6 miles of headland-protected beachfront. Due to its location, Nihi Sumba offers adventure sports such as world-class fishing, surfing and diving, yet is an idyllic getaway for couples and anyone in need of rest and relaxation in pristine environs. Surrounding Nihi Sumba are Stone Age sites and traditional villages that have remained unchanged for centuries; this unique tribal culture with its ancient animist rituals is truly incredible. Nihi Sumba is made up of 12 estates, which are divided into one and multi-bedroom villas, all offering a different experience of the remote Sumba island. The thatched-roof bungalows and villas, hand-built by Indonesian craftsman using local materials, have balcony vistas stretching the full length of the beach to the headlands beyond. All are superbly outfitted in contemporary Indonesian style with large glass walls and doors to maximize the views. A swimming pool, cliff-top bar and living and dining room are close by (though you're more likely to use your private pool), and on the beach below is Nihi Sumba's jungle spa, under a grove of Pandanus trees. Dining menus change daily and feature Asian and Western fare, and there is an extensive wine list with Old and New World bottles to suit any palate.

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.

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

Spa Safari: The signature NihiOka spa safari experience starts at dawn with a 90-minute trek through the countryside to a traditional Sumbanese village, followed by a private coastside breakfast. Swim in the ocean and indulge in spa treatments; bodywraps, scrubs, massages and facials, then head back to the resort for sunset.

Sumba, Indonesia
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Location Type


  • 24hr Room Service
  • Bar/pub
  • Cinema
  • Concierge
  • Family Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes
  • Garden
  • Golf Onsite Or Nearby
  • Library
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Poolside Bar
  • Private Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa
  • Water Sports
  • Wi-Fi In Public Areas
  • Yoga Classes/instruction On Site
Why Remote Lands?

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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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