Nihi Resort Sumba

Prepare yourself for an experience like no other at Nihi Resort Sumba. This incredible resort is arguably the most luxurious option in the world for surfers looking to hunt down unforgettable waves in one of the most stunning regions of Indonesia. 

At Nihi Resort indulge in the extraordinary, surf one of the world’s most coveted waves, swim with the Sumba Sea horses at sunset, release turtles back into the ocean and pamper yourself at the award-winning Safari Spa. Nihi Resort is a dream destination for the whole family and an adventure that combines harmony, luxury and tranquillity in a true tropical paradise. 

All Year Round
All Levels
Pool, Couple-Friendly, Snorkeling, Beaches, Fishing
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You’ll be swept off your feet by the incredible accommodation options at Nihi Resort Sumba. This stunning resort consists of 27 uniquely designed villas with private pools. Relax and unwind in the spacious villas which are expertly designed, and all have breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Nihiwatu Beach. 

One Bed Villa

Immerse yourself in one of the 10 enchanting one-bedroom villas, thoughtfully designed to offer an unparalleled experience. With a private plunge pool, refreshing outdoor shower, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, well-stocked mini bar, and a range of other lavish amenities, these villas embody the essence of a high-end resort, ensuring an unforgettable stay of unmatched comfort and indulgence.

Stay in one of the five spectacular two-bedroom villas, featuring a king-sized bed and twin beds. Each beautiful villa boasts a spacious entertaining area, a private plunge pool, a refreshing outdoor shower and breathtaking ocean views. 

All your childhood dreams will come true at the extraordinary Mamole Tree House at Nihi Resort. Awake to the birds chirping and the soothing sounds of the ocean in this incredible three-bedroom villa. 

Mamole Tree House is set amidst the lush jungle and features three interconnected villas. The first floor is perfect for socialising, with an open-air living room, ping-pong table and a private lounge area overlooking the stunning infinity pool. 

The second floor boasts the master bedroom, with a captivating circular design, panoramic glass doors and a balcony offering breathtaking ocean views. If you’re seeking a more immersive experience in nature, an additional tent-style room awaits where you can connect with the natural world. 

Prepare to be amazed by the beauty of the four, four-bedroom estates and villas at Nihi Resort. Sparing no expense, these gorgeous villas are perfect for larger groups who want more privacy. Featuring king-sized beds, elegant bathrooms, a private pool and numerous other luxury features, these villas have everything you need for a dreamy tropical island escape.  

Raja Mandaka Estate is the crown jewel at Nihi Resort Sumba. This six-villa estate offers pure luxury and indulgence, with awe-inspiring views of the ocean across the property. 

The main house boasts a freestanding master bedroom, a lap pool, a cold plunge pool, a library, a living room, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The outdoor space has a deck, dining area, daybeds, and a covered lounge, and is the perfect place to kick back, relax and do nothing at all. 

As well as the main residence, three two-storey, one-bedroom villas showcase the beautiful traditional Sumbanese architecture and have partially covered decks, living rooms, stunning bathrooms, outdoor lounges and treetop platforms with outdoor showers. An extra sleeping space (or cosy place to unwind) is available in the downstairs family room. 

If you’d prefer a more secluded Sumba retreat, Raja Lamba’s one-bedroom villa is set amidst the trees, with views of the local surf break. This private, cottage-style villa has a path that leads to the Boat House for water activities or cocktails and is perfect for solo travellers or guests of Raja Mandaka Estate.

For the ultimate private retreat, the romantic secret, or ‘Rahasia’ Villa sits atop the resort’s coveted Safari Spa. This stunning stand-alone villa will have you feeling like you have the whole resort to yourself, with breathtaking views of the ocean and the paradise that is Nihi Resort. 

Rahasia Villa features a king-sized bed, a private plunge pool with an outdoor shower and a beautiful outdoor entertaining area. With so many luxurious features and amenities, you’ll never want to leave the stunning Rahasia Villa.


Nihi Resort Sumba offers the unique experience of open-air dining. Whether you have your feet in the sand or you’re indulging in fine dining under the stars, Nihi Resort takes eating out to a whole new level and offers the perfect location for celebrating birthdays, romantic dinners and wedding banquets. 

Ombak Restaurant

The Ombak Restaurant is an open-air restaurant serving a-la-carte breakfast and dinner daily. It has a relaxed atmosphere on comfortable daybeds in the sand or on the large open deck, cantilevered over the ocean floor. 

Nio Beach Club and Pool

Nio Beach Club and Pool is just footsteps from the ocean and serves extraordinary food, from seafood to daily rotisserie grills, handmade wood-fired pizzas and fresh local vegetables. Indulge in delicious food while watching the waves roll in at the world-renowned Occy’s Left surf break. 


Kaboku is a high-end traditional ‘Sumbanese’ beachfront Japanese-style sushi restaurant. The experienced sushi chefs prepare an assortment of catches of the day, against a backdrop of stunning sunsets and a roaring beach fire. 

Surf Nihi Resort Sumba

Nihi Sumba Island is host to one of the most renowned left-handers in the world, Occy’s Left. While this wave is for more experienced surfers, novice and first-time surfers can still get their feet wet with lessons on Nihiwatu Beach, or the calmer Coconut Cove, where surfers can spend half a day, with breakfast or lunch and some time in the waves. 

Occy’s Left

Occy’s Left is a challenging left-hander that is sensitive to different tides, swells and wind directions. In the right conditions, Occy’s Left is a thrilling 200 to 300 m long down-the-line ride through sections of rippable walls and heaving barrels. The number of surfers is limited to 10 per day, adding to the incredible experience of surfing this wave. 

Surf Guides

There is a team of experienced surf guides and surf instructors available at Nihi Sumba Beach Club, on the shores of Nihiwatu Beach. There are boards available to suit every surfer, from beginners to longboarders and everything in between. The surf guides are a mixture of local Sumbanese surfers and expert instructors from the US and Australia. Surf photography is also available to capture special moments in the waves. 

Non-Surf Activities

Nihi Resort is the perfect family destination and there is an unbelievable range of exciting non-surf experiences available for young and old. This area is rich in natural wonders and it’s the perfect place to unwind, relax and embark on an adventure. 

There is also a variety of engaging and enriching children’s experiences available that have been specially designed to be more than just the standard ‘kids club’ activities, such as pony club, chocolate-making classes, kid’s spa-tacular, cultural activities and more. 

Some of the experiences on offer include: 

  • Horseback riding and swimming with the horses. 
  • Yoga.
  • Kite surfing. 
  • Fishing and spearfishing. 
  • Snorkelling.
  • Stand-up paddleboarding.
  • Boat cruise.
  • Jet-skiing.
  • Hydrofoiling.
  • Chocolate factory.
  • Sumba cultural tours.
  • Treks.
  • Mountain biking.


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