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Sumba Nihiwatu

The Island of Sumba is 400 kilometres east of Bali, the world famous tourist destination island, and directly south of Komodo and Flores islands.

By Indonesian standards, 11,150-square kilometre Sumba is relatively small, with a bent, irregularly oval shape. The dry, mountainous island stretches 210 kilometres along a northeast-southeast axis, and is 40-70 kilometres wide. Waikabubak and Waingapu are the Administrative Capitals of the island.

The Nihiwatu property is 438 acres of dense tropical forest, rice terraces and grasslands, wrapped around the two and half kilometer long Nihiwatu beach. This world-class beach is protected on both ends by cliffs and headlands ensuring total exclusivity for our guests.

General Information  

The development of a perfect tropical escape was the vision of Claude and Petra Graves who searched throughout the Philippine and Indonesian Islands to find the right location for a remote activity-orientated resort. After spending two years living on the beach in a simple hut, and immersing themselves in the unique tribal culture of the Sumbanese, they decided to share this magical place with the rest of the world. It took another nine years to consolidate the land and build the infrastructure needed to access and enhance the natural beauty of Nihiwatu with man-made luxuries, where guests could escape the pressures of Western society.

The Island of Sumba is 400 kilometers east of Bali and lies directly south of Komodo and Flores Islands. Nihiwatu is located on a beautiful secluded bay on the remote southwestern coast of the island. The resort property is 438 acres of tropical forest and rice terraces, surrounding one of the world' s best beaches. Access is via direct flights from Bali with vehicle transfer to the resort. The overall journey takes approximately four to five hours.

You will need a passport valid for at least six months to visit Indonesia. For most countries visas are not required. You may be asked to produce an onward flight ticket out of the country when checking in through Indonesian Immigration.