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Sumba Island, Indonesia

Nihiwatu: Exterior View

Nihiwatu: Exterior View

Nihiwatu: Exterior View Nihiwatu: Kanatar Nihiwatu: Raja Mendaka Nihiwatu: Kanatar Nihiwatu: Waterfall Nihiwatu: Beach
Nihiwatu: Guest Room Nihiwatu: Mamole Nihiwatu: Mamole Nihiwatu: Exterior View Nihiwatu: Wamoro
Stay 7 nights from £2,150 p.p. (low season) and  from £3,725p.p. (high season) in a One Bedroom Villa on a Half Board basis including transfers. Flights available at an additional cost.  Prices are for guidance only. They are subject to availability, change and the current exchange rate. You will be advised of the price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.


The beautifully rugged and remote Indonesian island of Suma, lies east of Bali and is a comfortable fifty minute flight away. Famous for its palm trees and surf, this pristine island has been the secret haunt for many a savvy surfer due it's extensive coastline, reef wall and dramatic waves. Exciting both above and below the ocean, the area offers prolific sport-fishing and is home to some incredible dive sites - such as Rock Slide, which is perfect for beginners, and the more advanced Morning Rock with its steep drop-off points and pinnacles. Quite in addition to the world-class ocean attractions, is the stunning natural beauty of the island interior, with a stunning valley, verdant paddy fields and isolated village settlements where guests can hike, horse-trek or explore the island via open-air Land Rover Safari and immerse themselves in daily Sumba life. With its fascinating and well-preserved ancient culture, visitors can marvel at the monumental megalithic burial sites, visit local markets and try local crafts, or simply indulge at the impressive spa facilities, enjoying the products made from natural, local ingredients. 

Through one man's determined vision, the luxurious yet sustainable resort of Nihiwatu offers solitude and adventure in equal measure. Chris Burch has cleverly created a unique island concept, harnessing the natural wonders of Sumba, enriching the lives of the local people, through his admirable Foundation Projects, and offering guests a chance to step back in time. Whether you choose to surf the waves, experience the magnificent under-water marine life, try the art of free-diving, skim the shallows with the exhilarating horse tow, meet the resident horse-whisperer, or perhaps immerse yourself in wellness and culture - Nihiwatu provides a feast of exceptional activities in a location which is far from ordinary.

  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:A remote and pristine island gem brimming with culture
  • Feature:Sustainable luxury and adventure at its best
  • Rooms:32 Villas
  • Location:Sumba Island , Indonesia
  • Star rating:5 Star
  • Nearest airport:Tambolaka Airport
Location and transfer

One hour, thirty minutes from Tambolaka Airport by private car transfer.


All rooms have air-conditioning, mini-bar, hair dryer, personal safe and Wi-Fi internet access.

  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 228 metres square
  • Room View: Ocean view
  • Facilities: The Sumba One Bedroom Suite is a duplex villa, located on hill, with superb views across the estate and stunning bay area. 
Lulu Amahu:+
  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 258 square metres
  • Room View: Ocean view
  • Facilities: This stylish One Bedroom Villa affords plenty of space and terrific views out across the ocean.
  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 367 square feet
  • Room View: Ocean view
  • Facilities: This Wavefront One Bedroom Villa is stylishly furnished with natural stone and teak wood. Perfect for families, it affords ample space with plenty of attractive areas to retreat to.
  • Rooms: 4
  • Size: 182 square feet
  • Room View: Ocean view
  • Facilities: These Wavefront One Bedroom Villas are tastefully decorated and all about the view.
Kasambi Estate:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 180 square metres
  • Room View: Ocean view
  • Facilities: This Two Bedroom Villa has a prime location, with views over the surf breaks of Nihiwatu Beach. Perfect for surf enthusiasts to watch the building of the surf from the comfort of their private pool.
Wamoro Estate:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 180 square metres
  • Room View: Ocean view
  • Facilities: Tucked away in lush jungle, this Two Bedroom Villa offers superb privacy and convenient access to the beach.
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 640 square metres
  • Room View: Ocean and jungle view
  • Facilities: This Three Bedroom Estate Villa is located in the upper part of the resort. Guests can enjoy both prime ocean and lush jungle views.
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 879 square feet
  • Room View: Ocean View
  • Facilities: A striking and unique Three Bedroom Tree house complex, set amongst the ancient trees.
Raja Mendaka:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 1,722 metres square
  • Room View: Ocean View
  • Facilities: The most spectacular residence with breathtaking views across the Nihiwatu Wave and extensive coastline.

The resort has two restaurants, OMBAK, NIO Beach Club. The Boat House bar serves drinks throughout the day. Ombak serves both breakfast and dinner with a smart/casual dress code for dinner, Nio Beach Club is open for lunch as well as light bites and afternoon snacks by the pool throughout the day.

  • Cuisine: Indonesian and international cuisine
  • Setting: A relaxed setting, perfect for breakfast.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
Nio Beach Club:+
  • Cuisine: Indonesian and international cuisine
  • Setting: Rustic and relaxed, serving refined cuisine for evening dinner
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
Boat House:+
  • Cuisine: Light bites and afternoon snacks
  • Setting: Relaxed and ocean front
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
This is an independent review written by LuxuryBARED. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Elegant Resorts.




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