The picture perfect island getaway of Nihiwatu has something for every sun-seeker’s holiday needs. The private villas are dotted across the estate offering breathtaking views and privacy in lush surroundings with easy access to the resorts’ private beach. Whether taking the family to relax and reconnect or treating your loved one to a romantic escape, Nihiwatu offers the ideal island holiday experience. 


  • Two and half-kilometre private beach
  • Large family villas ideal for multi-generational family trips
  • Beach horse riding, diving, surfing, hiking & cultural tours to keep active
  • Top spa facility
  • Highly acclaimed restaurant


Sumba, Indonesia

Best time to go

The best time to travel to Indonesia is in the dry season from June till September

Our thoughts

With a private stretch of beach, water sports, superb cuisine and pampering spa facility, there’s no need to step off this stunning property. We were captivated by the diverse landscape, amazing views and so many natural riches to explore we couldn’t resist heading out to see all that Sumba Island had to offer. The Nihiwatu Villas are stylish, luxurious and cater to every need for a flawless island holiday experience. 

  • Boathouse
  • Ombak restaurant
  • Nio Beach Club
  • Menara Bale with kids games & entertainment
  • Private dining pavilions
  • Beach Spa


Ombak Restaurant: Chef Bernard creates an exquisite menu influenced by his worldwide travels, in particular the flavours of Indonesia, Mexico, Europe, Thailand and the Middle East are expertly combined and the resort restaurant has been well awarded by his culinary influence. The main approach is to inspire from the garden using the freshest home grown ingredients and fresh seafood caught on that day. 

There are 21 Villas scattered on the property with sea-side or garden options available. Some villas can be combined to form private residences where other's offer privacy or more intimate seclusion.

Raja Mendaka –  A private two-bedroom residence with private entrance to the beach, lush private gardens and large teak deck with plunge pool that’s integrated into a 19m swimming pool. The  three Kanatar Mendaka Sumba Houses can be incorporated to make a 5 villa private compound for larger groups or families requiring additional space.  

Pantai – Three two-bedroom villas are located on the beachside and are ideal for a group of friends or family travelling together. The villas have open-air entertainment areas perfect for private dining, and come complete with a bar, kitchen and dedicated butler service.  Each villa has access to a private infinity pool. They are a popular choice for families as they are located close to the open-air Sumbanese Bale complete with books, games, table tennis, a pool table and dedicated children’s movie night theatre.

Marangga – Four one-bedroom villas with a  central bed and Cliffside Bale elevated above the sea, outdoor shower, bathtub, outdoor dining and lounge area, terrace and decking complete with a private plunge pool.

Ombak – Two one-bedroom villas with a shared entertainment area are ideal for friends or family members travelling together. A further three two-story, one-bedroom villas have a study/children’s room.

Suku – Two one-bedroom villas with shared entertainment area that are ideal for families as they have an additional room with day-beds for kids. The outdoor area has a small garden perfect for children to enjoy.

Ratu – Three double-storey one-bedroom villas located on the hill with lovely views over the estate and bay. A further six one-bedroom garden style villas with plunge pools are also located on the hillside. 

  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Diving
  • Horse Riding
  • Spa treatments
  • Cultural Tours
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking

Children of all ages are welcome and the resort has a lovely ‘Bale’ with games and entertainment for them. There is also an open air cinema with movies in the evening. 

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