Nihi Sumba


Located on ‘the edge of wildness’, Nihi Sumba is an exclusive hideaway on the remote island of Sumba in Indonesia. Stretched along a stunning private beach and backed by tropical jungle, this unique resort offers pared-back luxury, complete privacy, and an array of exciting activities.


There are 27 private villas tucked amongst trees, including the impressive three-bed Tree House. Handbuilt by local craftsmen, the villas are simple and rustic with natural materials, four-poster beds, and vibrant Indonesian fabrics. Each villa has a balcony with an ocean views, a private infinity pool, and a personal butler.


Dining is a delight at Nihi Sumba with options ranging from the beachfront sushi bar to fresh pizzas at Nio Beach Club, and the open-air Ombak serving Indonesian and Western cuisine.


The options are endless at Nihi Sumba and activities and experiences can be personalised to your specific interests. Explore the vibrant underwater world, go surfing or island hopping, and enjoy nature treks or horse riding along the beach. Back at the resort try sunrise yoga, indulge in a massage, and learn the secrets of Indonesian cuisine and chocolate making. Nihi Sumba is committed to supporting the local communities and the Sumba Foundation is helping to empower the local Sumbanese people via education and community projects and initiatives. Guests can witness the positive impact on a pre-arranged tour of the local communities and projects.

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Why we recommend Nihi Sumba

Nihi Sumba might not be the easiest destination to reach but the remote setting is definitely worth the travel. A kind of ‘tropical luxe meets surf shack’, this property is all about beach-chic and breaking out of the routine, with a focus on sustainability, wellness, and serenity. Bliss!

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