Stay at the NIHI Sumba
Take a voyage through NIHI Sumba’s many treasures. This is an island estate bringing castaway vibes to life. A maze of thatched-roofed cottages welcomes you, each encompassing local Sumbanese culture through architecture, woodwork and art.It doesn’t take long to cherish the authenticity of the remote setting. Soon, the rugged terrain feels familiar. Repeat encounters at the nearby villages make you feel like you belong. Add to this a dose of spontaneous adventure. Your butler has arranged sunrise yoga and sunset horse rides, with cocoa-making workshops and wave catching at the iconic Occy’s Left in between.
Set on a gold-sand stretch in Sumba, a larger yet quieter island east of Bali, the 560-acre property backs into raw jungle. The journey to get here might be far-strung (one hour flight from Bali then 90-minutes by car), but this is a wild destination well worth the ride.
Alongside 27 glorious villas, there’s a Robinson Crusoe-inspired treehouse. Each stay is complete with sea views, private terraces and infinity pools. Meanwhile, interiors epitomise rustic minimalism, featuring lots of teak, earthy tones and smooth marble floors.
Who is it for
Child-friendly amenities and activities means this is a good choice among families. However, the seclusion granted also makes this an appealing bolthole for couples.
Amenities & Activities
Exceptional facilities comprise a yoga pavilion, infinity pool, chocolate factory and unique spa safari concept. Two restaurants provide scenic open-air dining or meals with feet dug in the sand. Finally, activities galore ensures ample entertainment on both water and land, with bespoke itineraries crafted by your personal butler.