Nihi Sumba, More than the Best Resort in the World


Indonesia has a lot of beautiful locations in its thousands of islands. There will be no shortage of beautiful exotic spots in this country. You will also easily find an extraordinarily luxurious resort. However, even among that, Nihi Sumba is a truly exceptional resort.

The villas at Nihi. via Instagram/nihisumba

This is not your typical ultra-luxurious accommodation because it gives much more beyond a wonderful place to stay and stellar service. Here is everything you need to know about Nihi Sumba, a resort by Chris Burch.


The lovely Nihi Beach. via Instagram/nihisumba

Administratively, Nihi Sumba is located at Watukarere, Hobawawi Village, Wanukaka, West Sumba. It is a beachfront resort, with a private beach. The villas in this resort nestle nicely among the trees. It is some 15 kilometers to the south of Wakaibubak, with a rather good road leading to the resort. The trip to the resort might be long, but it will worth it.


The villa at the resort. via Instagram/nihisumba

There are many types of villas you can choose in this resort. The total number of the villas are 33, all with a wonderful view of the ocean. There are also three treehouses located right on top of a cliff. Each room has its own luxury characteristic. However, every detail of the villa is designed to be eco-friendly. You can expect top of the crop amenities here.

Amenities and Activities

NIce place to relax. via Instagram/nihisumba

There are lots of activities you can do in this resort. The sea is challenging and you can try several watersports. The most popular one of surfing or kitesurfing. Diving, fishing, and stand up paddleboarding are also possible.  On land, you can explore by horseback riding or mountain biking. The amenities you will get here is world class. Pampering yourself in the spa or enrolling in yoga class.


The spa location. via Instagram/nihisumba

The rates for one bedroom villa in Nihi Sumba start at IDR13million per night. With that rate, the guests enjoy daily full board meals. The resort also has two restaurants, namely Le Huma and Bokosawu. A house with eight bathrooms will cost IDR45million per night. Each bedroom in this house has a twin bed.

Giving back to society

The villas as seen from the sea. via Instagram/nihisumba

Apart from designing the resort to be eco-friendly, the owner of the resort also pledges to help the locals via Sumba Foundation. The foundation aims to help locals by establishing access to clean water, creating educational programs, and lessening the effects of Malaria. The resort takes care of all administrative cost of Sumba Foundation so that all donation can be directly given to the meaningful projects.

There are lots of horses nearby. via Instagram/nihisumba

Nihi Sumba is a great place to stay, especially if you are about to go to Sumba Island. It is also good to know that some of the fees you pay will go to a great cause. This is simply the perfect place for those who want to enjoy a luxurious holiday. This resort is also rated as the number one hotel in the world for two consecutive years.

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