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Nihi Sumba

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Lose Yourself on the Island of Sumba, and Find Yourself at Nihi Sumba Resort

The island of Sumba can only be described as a secret gem, with an ecosystem and native culture that is unspoiled by development. Perched on the edge of this amazingly magnificent Lesser Sunda Island is Nihi Sumba Resort. Few places on earth offer such an untouched expanse as the Nihi Sumba, which occupies 560 acres of a tropical oasis. The actual resort buildings only inhabit 65 of these acres, resulting in a feeling of pure seclusion during your stay. While many luxury tropical resorts only cater to adults or couples, Nihi Sumba prides itself on the family-friendly atmosphere it creates and promotes. Nihi Sumba offers 28 villas, each unique to the Sumba experience, constructed from only the finest local materials of teak and rattan. There is a villa to fit each guest’s needs, from the Marangga that offers secluded privacy for couples to Puncak and Mamole Tree House which offer multiple bedrooms for families to enjoy. All villas have private plunge pools and offer a variety of views over the resort and the Indian Ocean beyond. Larger families or groups of friends looking for a truly indulgent and unforgettable experience should opt for Raja Mendaka, a five-bedroom estate surrounded by Nihi Sumba’s own tropical jungle.

When an adventure is your aim, visit the Boat House during the day for excursions by land, sea, and even horseback. Tour the local villages to witness a native harvest ritual and spend a few hours appreciating the handmade arts and crafts from the area. At night, head back to the Boat House Bar to enjoy a tropical cocktail and watch the lighting of the beach fire. With spa treatments and services to suit every lavish desire, there is no better backdrop than the Sumba coast and crashing waves to lull you into complete restfulness. Dining punctuates the day. It brings in the morning and closes out the night. It gives meaning to each hour. As such we’ve taken great care designing the dining experience for our guests. Our menus are crafted to recall local flavors and far-flung tastes, using fresh produce from our on-site organic garden. Local fish is caught and brought up daily from our shores to be prepared in a new way every night. Toast is always cooked over an open fire, never in a toaster.


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