Nihiwatu 5

This intimate island retreat offers a collection of stunning villas with private pools.

Nihiwatu is a unique, luxury resort on Sumba Island in Indonesia dedicated to giving back to the local community. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean with a legendary current, this is a surfers’ paradise catering to families, couples and groups of friends. Relax with the All Inclusive service with three meals a day, non-alcoholic drinks and mini bars all part of the package.

Room Types

Raja Mendaka

  • Five individual villas each with a private swimming pool – perfect for families or groups
  • Expansive living and dining area
  • Open deck with pool and cold plunge pool
  • Unique waterfall leading to a hidden massage cave
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Library/studio
  • Master villa with veranda with private pool, day beds, bathroom with shower and bathtub and an additional guest room
  • Three additional two storey villas are complete with covered deck, living room, bathroom and private infinity pool
  • Tree House

  • Three bedroom complex elevated on wooden stilts – ideal for adventurous types!
  • Shared infinity pool with lounging deck
  • Main villa with private infinity pool, large living area, bedroom and outdoor bathroom
  • Two additional two storey villas with lounge area, bedroom and bathroom
  • Villas are connected by a bamboo bridge
  • Puncak

  • Three bedroom estate with stunning views over the sea and jungle
  • Outdoor area with private pool and sunken dining area
  • One villa with two bedrooms and bathrooms (including outdoor jungle shower)
  • Second villa with living room, study and bedroom
  • Main entertainment, dining and kitchenette connect the two villas
  • Lantoro Estate

  • Beachside estate formed of a two bedroom villa and two suites each with private entrances
  • Open air dining space with bar, kitchen and dedicated Mori Uma (butler) service
  • Main villa accessed through a sunken garden and is complete with open air poolside bar and dining area
  • Two suites share a private plunge pool and a path leading directly to the beach
  • Lantoro Estate

    Wamoro Estate

  • Tucked into the surrounding jungle for a feeling of privacy
  • Private pathway through hibiscus and palm trees
  • Two beach villas are connected gardens with a Sunbanese Bale complete with dining area, bar and kitchen
  • Large infinity pool
  • Kasambi Estate

  • Overlooks the beach – great for surf enthusiasts!
  • Composed of a main villa and two suites with private garden entrances
  • The ‘Great Room’ is complete with an open plan lounge featuring a private dining area, bar and kitchen, a decked terrace and infinity pool
  • Two bedroom villa with wrap-around deck featuring day beds and lounge seating
  • Two suites share a garden, private plunge pool and pathway to the beach
  • Kasambi Estate


  • Four villas featuring traditional Sumbanese design for romantic retreats and honeymoons
  • Each villa is composed of a private garden, outdoor shower, bathtub, outdoor dining and lounge area, terrace and swimming pool
  • Unique cliffside bale offers guests the chance to sleep under the stars
  • Marangga


  • Shared estate with two villas – recommended for families and friends
  • Each villa is complete with individual bedrooms, day beds, round bathtubs, shower, terrace, outdoor lounge and dining area and private pool
  • Private gardens lead directly to the beach
  • Lamba

    Lulu Amahu

  • First villa with master and children’s bedrooms, day beds, shared en-suite bathroom, spacious living room, terrace with outdoor bale and private plunge pool
  • Second villa with master bedroom connected to a living room or children’s bedroom, en-suite bathroom with outdoor bathtub, terrace with outdoor bale and private plunge pool
  • Lulu Amahu

    Kanatar Sumba Houses

  • Duplex hideaways ideal for a couple’s retreat
  • Each villa is complete with a sprawling deck, infinity pool, open air living room and bedroom opening up onto an open air platform with outdoor jungle shower
  • Kanatar Sumba Houses


  • Five acre estate once belonging to Nihiwatu’s founders for the ultimate in seclusion and privacy
  • Composed of five individual villas
  • Two swimming pools and a 10 person hot tub
  • Waterside yoga pavilion
  • Private beach overlooked by a secluded bamboo bale
  • Hilltop open air dining, living and entertainment pavilion with fully equipped kitchen, fireplace and outdoor decking
  • Hotel Location

    About Nihiwatu

    Tucked into the jungle and overlooking a stunning private white sand beach, Nihiwatu is the only resort on the lesser-known and lesser-visited Indonesian island of Sumba. This All Inclusive luxury resort houses a collection of villas each complete with their own private swimming pool and expansive living spaces. Influenced by the local Sumbanese culture, traditional carvings, antiques and prints are featured throughout and over 90% of the staff are local providing personable, friendly service. It’s easy to relax here with shaded pavilions and hammocks dotted along the beachfront and butler service on hand to cater to your every whim – but legendary surfing, treks to hidden waterfalls and outstanding on site water and equestrian facilities mean there’s plenty to keep you busy (if that’s what you want!)

    Services and Facilities

  • Private 2.5km beach
  • Water activities including jet skiing, stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling, spear fishing, surfing and private boat charters
  • Trekking with a local guide
  • Equestrian activities including Kids Pony Club and horseback riding Cultural activities including weaving, cooking classes, market tours
  • ‘Spa Safari’ – full day unlimited spa treatments with breakfast and lunch
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Recreation area with pool table, table tennis and daily kids’ films
  • Butler service
  • Babysitting services
  • Laundry services
  • Dining


  • Open air restaurant and bar lounge
  • Open for a la carte breakfast and dinner
  • Weekly dining experiences including BBQs

    Nio Beach Club and Pool

  • Fresh ingredients including fish, grilled dishes and wood oven pizzas
  • Open for lunch
  • Lunch or snacks served by the pool


  • Snacks served throughout the day
  • Fresh juices, coconut drinks and cocktails

    Destination Dining

  • Dine in a romantic tree house
  • Private picnics on the bay
  • Intimate in villa dining
  • Speak to one of our Indonesia travel experts now on 0203 733 4337

    Enquire Online

    Why choose Best At Travel?


    We have first-hand knowledge of the destinations we sell. Travel is our passion.


    We’re proud to have a high number of loyal customers and 98% of our customers consider our service to be excellent.


    We constantly negotiate exceptional hotel deals and exclusives for our customers.


    We are a privately owned family company with offices in the heart of London.

    Search our site