Nihi Sumba

Lamboya | Super Deluxe

Built out of a dream to find the perfect wave, this remote retreat is arguably the most stylish and luxurious surf resort in Asia. But it’s not solely for surfers! Anyone can appreciate the spectacular location, the kick-back chilled vibe and incredible private pool villas.

Boasting an impressive, isolated setting on the west coast of Sumba, surrounded by tropical forest and rice terraces, Nihi Sumba overlooks 2 ½ kilometres of pristine private beach (home to that famous left-hand surf break!). Hand-built by local craftsmen in traditional Sumban style with elevated ceilings, the 21 villas are designed to blend in with these beautiful natural surroundings. Offering plenty of in and outdoor space, with between one and four bedrooms, each villa features a pool of varying size.

If you can drag yourself away from your private sanctuary then you will feel drawn to the ocean: long walks along the wild beach are de rigueur! If you’re here to surf then you will be one of only ten surfers on the water that day – hence its cult status. Non-surfers can also hit the water on paddle-boards and kayaks or explore the marine life with a snorkel or dive equipment. Away from the sea, relaxation and quiet moments can be found at the spa and yoga pavilion; delicious afternoon tea can be enjoyed at Menara, located at the highest point of the resort – the homemade banana bread is not to be missed!

Evenings are low-key: following the nightly lighting of a fire on the beach in front of The Boathouse bar, enjoy dinner overlooking the ocean at the sand-floored Ombak restaurant. Nio Beach Club regularly hosts a weekly ‘Movie Night Under the Stars’ as well as Indonesian beach BBQ evenings. For a more intimate experience there are various destination dining experiences available.

Nihi Sumba was formerly known as Nihiwatu

We Say
Offering maximum peace and privacy with a non-pretentious, nothing-is-too-much-trouble ambiance. Nihi Sumba will NOT disappoint!


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  • Your Accommodation
    • 27 Villas
    • Deluxe room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Ombak restaurant & bar
    • Nio Beach Club
    • Boathouse Bar
    • Destination Dining
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Surfing
    • Snorkelling
    • Fishing
    • Paddle boarding & kayaking
    • Private boat charter
    • Trekking
    • Horse-riding
    • Cooking classes
    • Spa
    • Yoga & meditation
    • Menara: library, board games, table tennis

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