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Nihi Sumba

By January 5, 2021No Comments

Nihi Sumba: Rugged Luxury Meets Unregulated Freedom

Not far from the ever-popular island of Bali, Indonesia lies the island of Sumba in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The Southeast Asia country is the largest archipelago in the world with over 17,500 islands. In recent years with Bali becoming a victim of overtourism many have begun to venture to the other oases close by, a handful already knew of the secret magical destinations. Nihi Sumba truly is that. A place to connect with yourself, with nature, with the people of Indonesia and truly restore. Home to one of the most coveted waves the resort has attracted avid surfers and affluent members of global society for years.

Nihi Sumba is not an escape from everyday life. It is the return to a life well-lived. Where rugged luxury meets unregulated freedom. A place to connect with something larger than oneself. A haven for the adventurer, for the wanderer. The endlessly passionate and curious. Arrive with an open heart and leave changed forever. This is a vacation with a purpose. A destination with meaning.

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Where you stay on vacation is more than just a hotel room. It is an experience. A new way of living. Every detail throughout the rooms – crisp white bed linens on signature canopy beds, handmade chocolate in the mini bar, sweeping panoramic views of the Indian ocean – is designed to make you feel both at home yet completely transported.

Well Being

Perched above the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean, is the award-winning Nihioka Spa Safari an experience not to be missed. Offering a range of endless treatments from sea salt scrubs and mud wraps to coconut water hair washes and signature NIHI massages, from sun-up to sundown.

The Yoga Pavilion offers breathtaking 360-degree views atop the ridge of the resort, with an open-air platform for private or group lessons. Throughout the resort, you will find many places that support meditation and a connection to oneself.

Land Experiences

Nihi continues to explore all corners of the island and everything in between to introduce new and exciting excursions to all guests. Sumba is filled with geographical opulence. Tailor-made itineraries include everything from access to local Stone Age sites and traditional villages to picnics under the majestic Lapopu and Blue waterfalls, and nature trails.

Whether on foot, bike, horse, or via open-air Safari, the fully guided tours are all within an hour from the resort and cater to the slow-pacer or the avid hiker.


NIHI Sumba has earned a reputation for one of the world’s most coveted waves. Known as “God’s Left” or often “Occy’s Left” (after Australian surfer Mark Occhilupo), the wave is popular for its character.

Even for the most experienced surfer, it presents a challenge because it is so sensitive to different conditions: tides, size, strength, and direction. Catching a good ride isn’t as easy as it looks, but once you’ve made the right pick, the reward is a two to three hundred meters long and often thrilling ride down the line through sections of ripple walls and heaving barrels.

Novice and first-time surfers can still get their feet wet with lessons on Nihiwatu beach, depending on the swell. Calmer waters can often be found at nearby Coconut Cove, where surfers can spend half a day with breakfast or lunch and do some light surfing, then be driven back to the resort. Other sea activities include kite surfing, hydrofoiling, swimming with horses, survival apnea, snorkeling, stand-up paddle, boat cruises, jet skiing, fishing and spearfishing.


This sanctuary has everything anyone could possibly desire. Let us know when you’re ready to revel in the experience of Nihi just as we have.

Photos & Language courtesy of Nihi Sumba