Nihi Sumba Island
Sumba Island, Indonesia
What it is
The 560-acre barefoot-luxury retreat formerly known as Nihiwatu feels like your own private island.
What it isn't
Accessible—but that’s the point. And despite being an hour’s flight from Bali, followed by a 90-minute drive into the mountains, you’ll want for literally nothing.
What we think
You’ve heard of Swiss Family Robinson; this is Swiss Family Rothschild—a beyond-opulent getaway swathed in abundant leafy jungle. So yes, you can book a tree house, but it will have canopy beds, a private plunge pool between multiple thatch-roofed lofted villas, and a stash of house-made chocolate bars (run out five minutes after check-in? Just ask your butler for more). Nihi has also developed the most exquisite activities one could have on the island, so you won’t likely be in your room long—not when polo on the white-sand beach, paddleboarding crystalline turquoise water and spearfishing classes await.
Note: Rates are per villa, per night and based on double occupancy. They include all meals, the accommodation, non-alcoholic drinks, local excursions, wi-fi and many sea activities as well.
You're here because
You like to counter no-holds-barred luxury with serious philanthropy, and the resort’s Sumba Foundation supports local initiatives to improve health, education and career development.
The swells are cooperating today, making the legendary Occy’s Left, a wave coveted by surfers around the world, accessible even to a novice like you. You paddle out with your instructor, wait for his go, and wobble yourself upright on the board. Kowabunga!
Sumba Island, about an hour’s flight from Bali.
- Ombak - breakfast and dinner daily with a relaxed convivial atmosphere - BBQs
- Nio Beach Club & Pool - daily rotisserie or freshly made pizzas from our wood fired clay oven