Lelewatu Resort Sumba

Lamboya | Deluxe

The word paradise gets a bit overused when describing island getaways, but in the case of the Lelewatu Resort on the beautiful south coast of Sumba, we feel it’s pretty accurate.

This beautifully designed resort lies 55km from Sumba’s Tambaloka airport and is spread over 10 peaceful hectares, surrounded by rainforests, on a clifftop setting overlooking the Indian Ocean. You never feel like you’re sequestered away from your surroundings in some faceless hotel, here. Lelewatu Resort does its utmost to connect you with Sumba’s cultural heritage. The villas and buildings are designed to reflect traditional Sumbanese architecture, with wooden structures and thatched roofs that blend into the lush landscape.

Guest villas are constructed from wood and decorated with local Sumbanese ikat fabrics, but you may struggle to notice these details because the combination of ocean and jungle views are completely spellbinding. They have an open-plan design, with plenty of indoor and outdoor space, and each villa has its own pool, submerged into its private balcony. When you add in the butler service, the marble bathrooms and the outdoor shower, you can see why the word paradise could easily apply here!

The resort has two restaurants, one facing the beach and one perched right on the hillside, with dazzling views of the Indian Ocean – afternoon tea or a glass of bubbly in the bar here is a treat. Chefs specialise in creating Sumbanese and Indonesian dishes, although International cuisine is available too, and everything’s made with fresh, local ingredients, seafood and spices.

If you can drag yourself away from your private villa haven, there is a large outdoor pool for all guests, a fitness centre and a spa offering personalised treatments.

We Say

An intimate resort with a beautiful clifftop setting, which celebrates Sumbanese heritage in its architecture, interior design and food.


Jl. Lelewatu No. 168, Wanokaka, Sumba Barat

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 27 villas
    • Deluxe room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Bokosawu Restaurant
    • Le Humba Restaurant & Bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Outdoor pool
    • Maraga Spa
    • Snorkelling
    • Horse-riding
    • Cycling

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