Desa Hobawawi, Kecamatan Wanukaka, Sumba, 87272 Indonesia
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Guests will reconnect with a life lived simply, healthfully and mindfully.

Located on the island of Sumba and 400 km to the East of Bali, Nihiwatu is an outpost to world-class surfing, the best sport fishing in Indonesia, hiking through breath taking waterfalls, ancient villages and butterfly trails and Stand-up Paddling down the Wanukaka River. For wellness aficionados the stunning yoga platform and the unique Nihi Oka Spa Safari allow for healthful holidays. The resort focuses on unregulated freedom, understated luxury, and providing unforgettable memories that allow guests to reconnect with a life lived simply, healthfully and mindfully. The property and main resort on West Sumba encompasses 567-hectares of land. All villas are built on terraces with private verandas. Nihiwatu was born of a vision to protect and preserve the unique culture and empower the local communities to support themselves and their families and give them the opportunity to improve their own lives.
Domestic transfers from Bali to Tambolaka Airport can be arranged by the resort:
An overnight stay in Bali is strongly recommended as most flights depart in the morning and there may be flight delays or changes.
Return Flight tickets cost: USD375 net per person in Economy Class or USD 550 Net per person in Business class. Fares are subject to change without prior notice and include use of VIP Lounge at Bali and Tambolaka airports, excess baggage and bulk baggage, airport taxes, baggage handling and return transfers from Tambaloka airport to the resort.

Property Highlights

1 / Culture

Nihiwatu combines the ultimate luxury in comfort with the opportunity to embrace the local tradition, flavor and enjoy the rich symphony of Sumba's daily life.

2 / Adventure

Its unique location on the West Coast of Sumba offers a great opportunity to explore the Indian Ocean and enjoy world-class surfing and thriving marine ecosystem for fishing or diving.

3 / Environment

Guests can give back to the local community, by fostering village-based projects that impact health, education, water and income-generation, while preserving and respecting the fragile Sumbas' culture and traditions.


Nihiwatu Resort - #1 Hotel in the World by Travel+Leisure Magazine's World's Best Awards (3:42)
Nihiwatu - Aerial View
Nihiwatu - The Resort Grounds
Nihioka Spa Safari



  • Total Suites: 32
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babysitting Service
  • Airport Transfers from Tambolaka Airport - On Request
  • Excursions & Activities
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing Lessons
  • Surf Slot
  • Fishing & Spearfishing
  • Diving
  • Motorized Water Sports
  • Horseback Riding
  • All Villas
  • Beach Resort
  • Spa
  • Water sports

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Desa Hobawawi, Kecamatan Wanukaka, Sumba, 87272 Indonesia

65km/40.4mi from Tambolaka Airport (TMC)

(USA & Canada) Call 1 800 745 8883

(Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, UK) Call 00800 10 10 11 11

(Japan) Call 0120 086230

(Italy) Call 800 822 005

All Other Countries




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