Nihiwatu Resort Sumba

An intimate, award-winning, luxury boutique resort on the remote island of Sumba

Nihiwatu Resort Sumba

Nihiwatu is an intimate, award-winning, luxury boutique resort on the remote island of Sumba, with a long, private, sandy beach and 28 luxury villas set amongst the coastal trees. There is also a spa and choice of restaurants either by the beach or with elevated views over the ocean, with most of the food ingredients grown on site.

All the individual villas belong to one of nine “estates” and have private plunge pools, verandahs and air-conditioning. They are extremely well appointed and hand built using local wood to give a traditional yet modern feel with full length windows to make the most of the views and natural light.

There is plenty of in house entertainment with watersports facilities, an open air spa, equestrian centre, beach cinema and ping-pong and pool tables. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the property.


Restaurant, beach club, bar, swimming pool, water sports facilities, PADI dive shop, open air spa, equestrian centre, 2.5km-long private beach, cinema, ping-pong and pool tables, free Wi-Fi, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, room and laundry services.

Optional Activities

Hiking, swimming, surfing, diving, other water sports, mountain biking, visits to waterfalls, snorkelling, pilates and village visits. You can also achieve a freediving certification, learning to free dive to 20m for up to 3 minutes.

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Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

The area is a famous surfing destination, with the main season for wave variety lasting from April to October: May to August sees fewer different waves but is prime time for Occy’s Left, the famous break which first attracted visitors here. Diving is best from March to May and late September to mid- November, when the swells are lower. There are sites suited to both beginners and experienced divers.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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We had a fantastic trip and had some amazing wildlife encounters which we’ll always remember. We got to see everything we wanted and more.

Miss AK - London