Nihi Sumba Island

Deep in the heart of an undiscovered paradise in the Indonesian Archipelago, Nihi Sumba Island awaits with its exclusive 21 luxury villas with panoramic views of the glittering Indian Ocean to provide idyllic sanctuaries during your stay. Spiritual Sumba is a beautiful, unspoilt landscape and while you may find it hard to leave your new home, when you do you’ll find a place that truly caters for every type of traveller, from sun-worshippers to scuba-divers and foodies to culture vultures alike. Secluded on pristine, private, white beaches set against the turquoise Indian Ocean, Nihi Sumba Island offers the ideal, exotic escape to take in this romantic island’s raw beauty


A little more isolated than that of its island neighbours, Nihi Sumba Island is only reachable by air, via a domestic flight from Denpasar in Bali. Having swiftly flown an hour into Tambolaka airport on Sumba, Nihi Sumba Island is a scenic 1.5-hour jungle drive west across the island. Rich in an ancient, well-preserved culture, you’ll explore the traditional villages of the Sumbanese people and you may even be fortunate enough to witness a fascinating tribal ritual.

Your Room

Inspired by Sumbanese architecture, using the island’s indigenous alang-alang grass and teak wood, Nihi Sumba Island’s spacious villas create a sense of comfort by mirroring the island’s outstanding natural beauty. Equipped with all mod cons, villas offer private pools and open-air dining terraces, so whether you’re on your honeymoon or with friends, Nihi Sumba Island more than delivers. Additionally, this tropical treasure is conveniently set facing west over Sumba’s sandy shoreline so you’ll soak up the most dazzling sunsets over the horizon from your private villa veranda.

Why We Like It

This island break is like no other as this undiscovered gem boasts infinite activities, as well as an unparalleled ambience to completely unwind in. Warm and hospitable staff will ensure that you experience the best of Sumba, so from surfing the waves to hiking the hillside, you’ll be well looked after. A highlight is horse-riding along the beach at dusk – you’ll be especially enchanted by Sumba at sunset. Come the evening, you’ll enjoy gastronomic brilliance with a huge range of fine foods – we recommend you order the catch of the day for a truly fresh fish delight.


With a dedication to becoming a carbon-neutral resort, Nihi Sumba is powered by coconuts. Yes, you read it correctly. And what’s more, the biofuel created from the coconuts is produced within the resort’s very own bio-diesel factory. Impressive, right? What’s more, Nihi fosters community projects through Sumba Foundation, including education programmes, Malaria treatment and creating access to clean water.