Nihi Sumba Island, Sumba Island

Indonesia

Unforgettable experiences in an untamed island paradise.

At Nihi, they say guests don’t disconnect from real life, they reconnect with a life well lived. It’s a guiding philosophy that suits this tropical island playground perfectly. Sumba itself is verdant, with a hint of its rugged wilderness past. It feels like Bali might have done 100 years ago, still largely untouched – and in fact Nihi is the only resort on Sumba. It has a deep connection to the local environment, and its Sumba Foundation works to eradicate poverty and support sustainable practices.

You’ll take your pick from 32 light, bright, airy villas either on the beach, in the trees or up on the hillside. All elegantly rustic, with sweeping views out over the Indian Ocean. And, with over 400 staff serving just those 32 villas, you’ll have every whim catered for. Relaxation is certainly on the cards here, but it’s new experiences where Nihi really excels.

Formerly a surfer’s paradise, there’s still a school here – and experienced surfers can tackle the left-breaking 20 foot waves. Or you can practice yoga at sunrise or sunset on the beautiful yoga deck, with guidance from an instructor. There’s also an equestrian school where you can learn horse whispering – or just gallop along the miles of beach.

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Location

From Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, it’s around a 1 hour 15 minute flight to Sumba Island.

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