Nihi Sumba



Editor Rating
Scale of 90-100

Set in a remote area of southwest Sumba island, this sophisticated and distinctive resort created by billionaire investor J. Christopher Burch is a two-hour drive along a winding road from the airport at Tambolaka. Comprised of 550 wooded acres that slope gently down to the sea, the estate offers 43 one- to five-bedroom guest lodgings comprised within 28 villas. All come with private pools and designated butlers. Mandaka #1, a two-story villa, features a glass-sided lounge furnished with white sofas, wicker armchairs and a bar counter. Dining options include the Nio Beach Club for charcoal-grilled meat and fish, plus wood-fired pizzas. Beautiful Ombak restaurant has a deck cantilevered over the ocean, which provides a spectacular setting for refined Indonesian and international cuisine. Other amenities include an equestrian center and a glamorous spa. Guests may also tour the hotel’s Sumba Foundation, which provides humanitarian aid through village-based projects.

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Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):

Lowest Rate: Kanatar Villa, $960; Editor’s Choice: Raja Mandaka Duplex Villa, $1,700 (all meals and laundry included; three-night minimum stay required).

Nihi Sumba Features:
  • Airport transfers
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Pool
  • Private pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safari
  • Spa

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Learn more about Nihi Sumba:

To learn more or call +(62) 36-175-7149. Contact Andrew Harper Travel to book this hotel as part of your next vacation.

In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.