Nihiwatu, Sumba – Resort on the edge of wilderness

Written by AWI. Posted in Hotels Update

Nihiwatu Sumba

A secluded resort for holiday-makers seeking the perfect island getaway.

Nihiwatu is an exclusive isolated beach resort located on the remote island of Sumba (one of the Lesser Sunda islands), about 400 kilometres east of Bali overlooking the Indian Ocean offering breathtaking landscapes.

The property covers 567 acres of land, but only 65 acres are developed, It offers the ultimate in privacy with the surrounding tropical forest, rice terraces and grasslands, while its stunning two-and-half kilometres of beachfront are protected by headlands.

Nihiwatu was born from a vision to protect and preserve the unique culture of Sumba, and empower the local communities to support themselves and their families. The resort employs over 90% local Sumbanese who personify the genuine spirit of hospitality.

This unique resort offers 21 villas built on private terraces with large verandahs. They are hand-built by local craftsmen using materials indigenous to Indonesia such as Alang Alang, teak and rattan. The emphasis is on open-plan living that reflects the simplicity and beauty of Sumbanese architecture.

All the luxurious villas are air-conditioned, featuring spacious outdoor living areas and private Bales to soak up the views of the turquoise seascape and visionary gold of the Sumba sunsets.

Nihiwatu offers various F&B options. Ombak Restaurant is an exquisitely crafted open-air restaurant that serves ala carte breakfast and dinner daily. The open-air pavilion of Nio Beach Club is the ideal lunch venue, and it transforms into a party venue during certain days of the week.

Resort facilities include the Jungle Spa offering a full range of massage and body treatments, group yoga classes, and the Boathouse staffed by a team of professional watermen to take guests on some exciting water activities such as surfing, diving or snorkelling.

The idyllic, pristine unique Nihiwatu is the perfect tropical retreat for honeymooners, couples and families

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