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USD 495
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Please note, a minimum stay of three nights is required at Nihiwatu, except in August when the minimum stay is seven nights.


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  • Hilltop Hike and Picnic - A half hour hike up to a secluded spot over looking the beach and waves. Arrive at the site to discover a feast laid out for you, relax and unwind.

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Immerse yourself in splendid isolation in the most unspoiled region of the Indonesian Archipelago at Nihiwatu, a small and exclusive retreat on Sumba Island.

If enjoying an unpretentious drinking and dining atmosphere with sand floors is your idea of a good time, then this is your spot.
Lose yourself in the peace and solitude of Nihiwatu, an exquisite sanctuary in the midst of the wild and untamed glory of Indonesia. On the remote island of Sumba, you'll be transported to a world that has remained unchanged for centuries.

Nestled among the trees, thatch-roofed bungalows and villas offer unparalleled privacy and comfort in an idyllic tropical setting. Spend your days meditating on the beauty that surrounds you, from the lush jungle on one side to the exclusive beach and Indian Ocean stretching out as far as the eye can see on the other. Lounge by pools that overlook the beach and sea, or take advantage of the world-class fishing, surfing, and diving available on your doorstep. As evening sets in, enjoy the catch of the day as you dine in the open air, watching a fiery sunset fade to the glitter of countless stars in the night sky.

Nihiwatu. A place that time seems to have forgotten, but that you'll remember forever.


  • Lounge/Bar
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Laundry Service
  • Outdoor Dining & Lounging Area


  • All Inclusive
  • Art/Culture
  • Bird Watching
  • Diving
  • Eco-friendly
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Honeymoon
  • Romance
  • Sightseeing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

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Traveling to Nihiwatu is part of your adventure. You'll fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali and have a chance to explore as you stay overnight, then take a connecting flight in the morning to Tambolaka airport on Sumba Island. From there, a 90-minute drive through the magnificent countryside brings you to Nihiwatu, a beautiful secluded bay on the remote southwestern coast of the island surrounded by tropical forest and rice terraces, and featuring one of the world's best beaches.


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PHONE: +1.877.999.0680
EMAIL: Reservations Team

Monday to Friday 6am – 12am
Saturday and Sunday 7am - 3pm
Hours of operation are in Pacific Standard Time.
  • Nihiwatu
  • Kuta PoLeng Complex
  • Block C/2
  • Kuta 80361
  • Sumba 80361
  • Indonesia

Recognition & Affiliates

Asia Spa Awards - Finalists - 2009
Pacific Asia Travel Association - Gold Awards, Environmental Tourism Award - 2008
World Travel & Tourism Council - Winner of the Tourism for Tomorrow Award, The Oscar of International Tourism Awards - 2007
Islands Magazine - Blue Award - 2007
British Travel Award - Responsible Tourism Winner - 2007
Tourism for Tomorrow Awards - Investor in People Award - 2007
Tatler Travel Guide - 101 Best Hotels in the World - 2006
Condé Nast Traveler - Green List - 2006