Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba

Nihi Sumba

Sumba, Nusa Tenggara Tim., Indonesia

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“On the edge of wilderness”

A picnic’s a picnic, but one enjoyed blue lagoon-side on Sumba Island under the shadow of towering cliffs and the thunder of a waterfall is something else. Fancy yourself a spa connoisseur? Not until you’ve tried a spa safari, where you take a two-hour trek to arrive at a private clifftop overlooking a remote beach for unlimited treatments and private meals. And how do you up the ante on such a unique holiday getaway? When you’re also tangibly bettering the local community. In the sophisticated world of hospitality, wow moments are increasingly hard to come by, but on the edge of the wilderness you will find a slither of immersive experience that will blow you away.

Best time to visit : November to May

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What we Love

What we absolutely love about the property and feel sure will dazzle you too.

  • Adventure, nature lover, or simply can’t get enough sand between your toes … even die-hard urbanites will be converted
  • Epic surf
  • The spa safari itself is reason alone to visit
  • Lovely Sumbanese staff who are visibly proud of their culture and their island, which only makes the good work of the foundation – sponsoring schools and clinics – that much more meaningful

  • Rooms
  • Dining
  • Leisure
  • Location
  • The Insider

28 Villas

Every detail in the rooms at Nihi Sumba  – crisp white bed linens on signature canopy beds, handmade chocolate in the mini bar, sweeping panoramic views of the Indian ocean – is designed to make you feel both at home yet completely transported.

Room Facilities

  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Electronic safe
  • 6 pieces of laundry per day
  • Air-conditioning, ceiling fans
  • Mini-bar
  • Hairdryer

Need to Know

Check-in 15.00 / Check-out 12.00
All meals included - breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning/afternoon snacks
Non alcoholic beverages in all outlets are also included in the rate

Mendaka
Mendaka
Mendaka
  • 2-10
  • ?? sq. m.
  • King
  • Ocean

Book the entire five-villa Mandaka estate at the heart of the resort.  This most expansive plot of land is designed with large families and groups of friends in mind. Its prominent, private passageway above the residence greets guests with a lounge to pause and enjoy the majestic view of the coastline. Descending down an imperial stone staircase, lush gardens and stone footpaths connect the villas, each set apart for maximum seclusion and the opportunity for individual bookings. Villa combinations available upon request.

Mamole Tree House
Mamole Tree House
Mamole Tree House
  • 2-6
  • ?? sq. m.
  • King
  • Ocean

Three separate but conjoining villas punctuate this breathtaking jungle property. Built around the trunk of a tree, Mamole is ideal for anyone who appreciates unique design and a sense of immersion in nature. The first floor contains an open air living room, ping pong table and a bathroom that leads out to a private lounge area overlooking a spectacular infinity pool. The second floor holds the master bedroom and bathroom: circular in shape and encased in fully functional sliding glass doors on all sides. There is additional tent style room for our guests that enjoy sleeping close to nature in the outdoors.

Puncak
Puncak
Puncak
  • 2-8
  • ?? sq. m.
  • King and Twin
  • Ocean

Perched near the highest point of the resort above a hillside of organic gardens, Puncak comprises of a four-bedroom estate with a sunken outdoor dining area and two plunge pools. One of the two-bedroom villa includes a bedroom each upstairs and downstairs with adjacent bathrooms. The other two-bedroom villa has a master bedroom upstairs with an en-suite bathroom and the children’s room downstairs, which can accommodate up to two children in a bunk bed, also with an en-suite bathroom. This villa includes a ground floor open-air living room. Puncak was a featured winner for PURE’s Best in Design 2015.

Lantoro
Lantoro
Lantoro
  • 2-8
  • ?? sq. m.
  • King and Twin
  • Ocean

Make all of Lantoro your own private estate. The four-bedroom property can be rented out for large groups of families or friends. Its spectacular views and large outdoor space make it a one of a kind experience for those looking to relax and spread out. 

Wamoro
Wamoro
Wamoro
  • 2-8
  • ?? sq. m.
  • King and Twin
  • Ocean

The entire four-bedroom estate can be rented out to large groups. Its generous outdoor accommodations, private entrances and luxuriously appointed interiors make it ideal for families or groups of friends. 

Kasambi
Kasambi
Kasambi
  • 2-8
  • ?? sq. m.
  • King and Twin
  • Ocean

Large groups are ideal for this spacious estate. A group of surf enthusiasts will find this villa to be a prime position. Additionally, the two-bedroom main house is great for families, with separate suites for in-laws, family service, or traveling childcare.

Marangga
Marangga
  • 2
  • ?? sq. m.
  • King
  • Ocean

Marangga is a single level master bedroom and bathroom estate with its own private gardens leading directly to the ocean. At the foot of the property with panoramic views of the Indian ocean is a private cliffside bale. Inside the private bale is king sized day bed that can be appropriated for any number of uses: catered lunches during the day, massages at sunset and even made up in bed linens and canopy netting as a romantic seaside bedroom for sleeping at night. Each Marangga has its own private plunge pool, outdoor shower and dining area.

Lamba
Lamba
  • 2-8
  • ?? sq. m.
  • King
  • Ocean

Built entirely on one level, each of the two Lamba estates features an exquisitely appointed master bedroom that opens out onto a deck with lounge chairs, an upholstered day bed and teak cabana next to a private plunge pool. A rambling backyard, private garden and outdoor shower with ocean views complete the scene. Ideal for couples looking for a sense of privacy and the perfect amount of space, Lamba is the jewel tucked conveniently away in the heart of the resort. Can be rented separately or connected for families and friends.

Lulu
Lulu
  • 2-8
  • ?? sq. m.
  • King and Twin
  • Ocean

Spacious rooms, exquisite interiors, beautifully appointed at every turn. A shaded living area that welcomes just enough sunlight. The perfect amount of space. This is Lulu. For those who appreciate luxury and design. The Lulu one-bedroom villa is made up of a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and outdoor tub, connecting to a living room or children’s bedroom with en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower. The two bedroom Lulu villa includes a master bedroom connecting to a children’s bedroom with two daybeds, one en-suite sharing bathroom, and a spacious living room with guest bathroom. Each Lulu villa features a terrace and decking with an outdoor Bale for dining, and a private plunge pool.

Kanatar
Kanatar
  • 2
  • ?? sq. m.
  • King
  • Ocean

Each one-bedroom villa is made up of two generously proportioned stories. The first floor houses a powder room and a luxurious open air living area that overlooks a sprawling deck with a private infinity pool. The second floor features a large master bedroom, the hero of which is a signature canopy bed with dramatic ocean views.

Haweri
Haweri
  • 2-10
  • ?? sq. m.
  • King and Twin
  • Ocean

Takeover the entire five bedroom Haweri estate. In 1989 Haweri was set aside from Nihi Sumba Island by its Founders as their private residence. Since those early days it has been redesigned and recently rebuilt with families and groups of friends in mind. For the first time, starting in 2017, Haweri will be available for those who appreciate an exceptional accommodation at the edge of wildness. Please note: the estate can also be rented out in four and five bedroom combinations as well. 

Villa Rahasia
Villa Rahasia
  • 2
  • ?? sq. m.
  • King
  • Ocean

The only villa situated within the Spa Safari’s boundaries of rolling rice fields and cliff top views, Rahasia allows guests to feel as if they have an entire resort unto themselves. With unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean, a symphony of crashing waves, a plunge pool, several private bales for dining or spa treatments, bush-cooked meals over an open fire, colorful sunsets, and plenty of nearby hiking, Villa Rahasia is a lover’s paradise.

Ombak
Ombak
The hub of social activity is the main sandy-floored Ombak (meaning wave front) restaurant and bar lounge. Ombak, an exquisitely crafted open-air restaurant, serves a la carte breakfast and dinner daily with a relaxed convivial atmosphere. During the week we create special dining experiences including spectacular BBQs.
Nio Beach Club & Pool
Nio Beach Club & Pool
Just bare footsteps from the sea, the Nio Beach Club offers open-aired pavilions and the Kapten’s Goa (Captain’s Cave) serving the highest quality of fresh ingredients for lunch: whether it is a fish just caught from sea, delicious vegetables and legumes from our three thriving organic gardens, items from the grill, daily rotisserie or freshly made pizzas from our wood fired clay oven, the Chef and his brigade will satiate your appetite with sumptuously healthy dishes.
Yoga
Yoga
Yoga and wellness is an integral part of the Nihi Sumba experience. The design of the yoga pavilion reflects just that: a breathtaking platform set atop a cliff side ridge offers sweeping views of Nihiwatu Beach on the Indian Ocean. 
Spa
Spa
Spa
Perched above the crashing waves of the Indian ocean, the Boathouse Spa is an experience not to be missed. It offers a range of treatments from manicures and pedicures to the signature Nihi massage that can be enjoyed on site as well as in the privacy of your own room or any one of the picturesque spa bales that punctuate the property.
Spa Safari
Spa Safari
Tailored to indulge each one of your senses, the NihiOka spa safari is a one of a kind experience not to be missed. 
Surfing
Surfing
Nihi Sumba Island is host to one of the world’s most coveted waves. Even for the most experienced surfer, it presents a challenge because it is so sensitive to different conditions: tides, size, strength, and direction. Catching a good ride isn’t as easy as it looks, but once you make the right pick, the reward is a 200m to 300m long and often thrilling ride down the line through sections of ripple walls and heaving barrels.
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
An equine community, horses are the soul of Sumba. Nihi’s state of the art equestrian facility, Sandalwood Stables, offers the perfect vacation for horse lovers. Our resident horse whisperer, Carolyn Sharpe, has handpicked an exceptional team of local sport horses ready to carry guests off into the sunset and beyond.  
Fishing
Fishing
The Indian Ocean’s underwater sea life is dynamic and intense, yet inspires stillness and harmony. Discover its exotic energy and beautiful wildlife with any one of our individual activities, or a tailored package for enthusiasts.

Nihi Sumba

Sumba, Nusa Tenggara Tim., Indonesia

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Christopher Burch
Christopher Burch
Owner Nihi Hotels and Nihi Sumba

Chris Burch (right), founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, has been an entrepreneur and active investor across a wide range of industries for nearly forty years.  He has contributed to the rise of multiple technology and luxury brands, including Faena Hotel + Universe, Jawbone, Tory Burch, Poppin and Voss Water.  He is a former board member of Tory Burch, Guggenheim Capital and The Continuum Group.

Trekking Excursions
Trekking Excursions
"Sumba is a magical Island, a landscape filled with natural wonderment and geographical opulence. Tailor-made itineraries include everything from visits to local Stone Age sites and traditional villages to picnics under breathtaking Lapopu and Blue waterfalls to butterfly and nature trails."
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking

"Explore Sumba’s rolling hills and lush scenery atop one of our mountain bikes. Our guides will show you the untouched beauty of Sumba from valley trails, through nearby villages, to expansive beaches, where you can observe daily life as a local and immerse yourself in nature."

Sumba Cultural Activities
Sumba Cultural Activities
"A stay at Nihi combines the ultimate in luxury comforts with the opportunity to authentically immerse yourself into the island’s magnificently preserved ancient culture, to imbibe the local tradition and flavor and enjoy the rich symphony of Sumba daily life. You can witness more of the wild and vibrant culture through a visit to the local villages and markets to see, local arts and crafts or monumental megalithic burial sites and the exquisite Ikat weavings, famous all over the world."
Voyages
Voyages
"We are delighted to introduce a new dynamic to the Nihi Sumba experience. Nihi Sumba has partnered with Rascal Voyages to extend our luxury guest experience onto the waters of the Indonesian archipelago."