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 has seven luxury bungalows and three two-bedroom villas, offering complete solitude on 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 the villas, 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. The largest Sumbanese structure on the island is where private and group yoga, pilates and meditation instruction are available. Nihi Sumba is a 50-minute flight from Bali.
Nihi Sumba's residences are perched high on a hill overlooking the picturesque Indian Ocean. The interiors effortlessly blend modern luxuries with rustic Sumbanese elements. Innovatively designed, the residences are a testament to the management's penchant for eco-friendly design.
This southeast-facing residence features two luxury suites of 525-square feet, which have a separate entrance with a water feature, and which share a 105-square foot lap pool. There is also luxury villa featuring two master suites, one with 460-square feet of space, and the other with 525-square feet. The luxury villa contains a living room/dining pavilion, fully-equipped kitchen, and private 279-square foot pool.
This residence is ideally-located for catching some of the most spectacular sunsets in the region. It features two luxury suites of 623-square feet, and include a 52-square foot lap pool. A luxury villa contains two master suites at 460-square feet each, as well as a living room, fully-equipped kitchen, and a 279-square foot private swimming pool.
This west-facing villa provides guests with the utmost privacy. It features two double-storey deluxe suites containing 853-square feet of space, and include an ensuite master bedroom, an upper-level living room, and private plunge pools. The luxury villa's two master suites are 460-square meters large, while the villa also features a living room/dining pavilion, fully-equipped kitchen, and private 279-square foot pool.
The facilities at Nihi Sumba 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 take place once a week at the resort's beach kitchen, taught by one of the resort's top chefs.
Nihi Sumba 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 Nihi 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 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 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.
Dining at Nihi 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.