Into Indonesia: NIHI Sumba Island

Nihi Sumba Island

What’s so special about Indonesia?

Being the largest country in Southeast Asia not to mention the largest archipelago in the world, Indonesia is a bio- and cultural diversity goldmine. With a thousand-strong group of islands waiting to be discovered, white-sand beaches to be lost in, and soothing waters to dive in, there’s a perfect island for every type of tourist and traveler in Indonesia.

While the country is most notable for the treasure that is Bali, reigning supreme in the category of sun, sand, and self-indulgent staycations, there are still many lesser-known islands, hotels, and resorts that make for a different Indonesian luxury experience.

Indonesia is an archipelago of eternal sun, lying across the equator. Its islands are grouped into the following: the Greater Sunda Islands, the Lesser Sunda Islands, and a chain of other islands. Within the Greater Sunda Islands are Borneo, Java, Sumatra, and Celebes. Part of the Lesser Sunda Islands is the well-loved Bali, surfing spot Lombok, sunny and sandy Sumbawa, and a chain of other secluded islands waiting to be heard of.


Sumbawa Island’s NIHI Sumba

The sunny and sandy Sumbawa of Nusa Tenggara Islands or Lesser Sunda group is known to many tourists as a surfing destination. Unfortunately, even with its great waves and sandy cream beaches, the rugged island is less familiar to travelers since its overshadowed by its more popular neighbor, Bali. Yet at Indonesia’s edge, is the NIHI Sumba Island, where rugged luxury is met by freedom that is unregulated and unmonitored. Guests of the island can witness its unspoiled beachfront and savor an escape from the world like no other.

NIHI Sumba acclaims itself, having garnered Best Hotel in the World award for two consecutive years. A cluster of luxurious uniquely-designed villas, totaling 27, are dotted over a length of the immaculate coast. It’s the perfect destination for a once-in-a-lifetime romantic getaway for couples. It’s also a haven for the adventurous and the eternally curious. The affluent and famous travel to the ends of Indonesia to holiday in style in the NIHI Sumba, one of these being the Beckhams.

With luxury being a multiple-choice question, many villas and guesthouses are available to stay in. The cliff-perched Marangga Villas offer breathtaking ocean views and even an outdoor bale best suited for sleeping overnight. The Kanatar Sumba Houses are built with a terrace and an upper bedroom among the treetops, in the true fashion of a Sumbanese house. Regardless of which villa or guesthouse, all of the villas are lush with their own gardens, offer unmatched ocean views, and are crowned by the traditional Alang-Alang grass thatched in its cone-shaped roofs.


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Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia