“On the Edge of Wilderness”, Nihi Sumba is an incredible example of how two seemingly opposite realities can coexist and flourish into something so special and unique. An off-the-beaten-path location, surrounded by indigenous villages and little contact with globalization meets a 2X “Best Hotel in the World” award winner. Everything about Nihi is unusual, it’s 27 villas are all different from each other yet share the same character and elegance, the exquisite food, the wide range of cultural, wellness and sports activities, and of course the wave in from of the hotel, “Occy’s Left” which was made famous on Jack McCoy’s 1992 movie “The Green Iguana”, where Mark Occhilupo surfed a secret spot in Sumba, which remained a mystery for most for many years after.


TMC - Tambolaka Airport = 1h 30 minutes drive


Occy’s Left.

27 Villas


Indonesian & International (Ombak) + Casual (Rio Beach Club & Pool) + Sushi Bar (Kaboku) + Snacks (Boat House)



  • 03 Meals Daily, including snacks;

  • Non-Alcoholic drinks throughout the resort;

  • 06 Pieces of Laundry per Day;

  • Minibar (1 full re-stock per day);

  • Wi-Fi;

  • Gym

  • Pool

  • Tour of Sumba Foundation Projects

  • Participation in our scheduled group yoga & meditation classes at the Yoga Pavilion.

  • Snorkeling around Nihiwatu Beach

  • SUP

  • Hiking

  • Mountain Biking


Not Included:

  • Surf Slot Charges

  • Tow-in Surfing

  • Jet Ski

  • Private Surf Lessons

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Tobacco

  • SPA

  • Baby Sitter

  • Airport Transfers

  • Domestic Flights Arrangements

  • Provate in-Villa Dining

  • Multilingual Hotel Staff

  • Destination Dining and off-site meals

  • Free Diving

  • Spearfishing, Deep Sea & FAD Fishing

  • Boat Excursions

  • Chocolate Factory

  • River Kayaking

  • Horseback Riding

  • Land Rover Safari

  • Visit Local Villages


  1. SURFING: Nihi Sumba limits the number of surfers to 10 only. There may be times, due to an extended booking, that an additional surfer is booked for a few days but generally we are very much committed to our ten-surfer quota. For groups booking the whole resort there is no limit on the number of surfers - that is left up to the group to decide.

  2. Surf Slot Charges: Green & Shoulder Season = USD 100/pax/day | High Season = USD 125/pax/day. Rates subject to 21% government tax & service charge.

  3. A maximum of 1 surf slot per villa applies. Surfers must advise so at the time of paying the deposit. Only registered surfers will be allowed to surf. Unused surf slots are non-refundable unless the waves are considered too dangerous by the Boathouse Manager. In such circumstances, the refund will be reverted as resort credit.

  4. Surfboards longer than 2.30m (7ft) will have to be sent separately and overland at extra charge due to limited cargo space on all Garuda and Wings flights.

  5. INSURANCE: It is a condition of everyone using the rates and services offered by Nihi Sumba, and its owning company PT Indonesia Adventure Sports, that all clients have adequate insurance cover against all risks associated with overseas travel and appropriate medical and other insurance prior to departure from their country of origin. A visit to Indonesia, and particularly a remote destination such as Sumba, entails an element of risk and neither Nihi Sumba, its owning company PT Indonesia Adventure Sports, nor their officers and employees shall be liable in any way for any loss or damages, expenses or costs arising from any incident involving clients (individuals, companies and other legal entities) that may occur whilst using any of the services provided by the Nihi Sumba or third parties contracted.

    It is the responsibility of every client to assess their own insurance requirements and to organise appropriate insurance. In the event of failure of any client to comply with these insurance conditions and requirements or to organise appropriate insurance then neither Nihi Sumba, PT Indonesia Adventure Sports, nor their officers or employees, nor any third party contracted by these companies, shall be liable in any way for any loss injury, or damages, expenses or costs arising from any incident while travelling to or at Nihi Sumba.

  6. MINIMUM NIGHT STAY: A minimum stay of 3 nights is required all year round EXCEPT in High Season and Chinese New Year (20th – 30th January 2020) when a minimum stay of 5 nights is required.