NIHI® takes you back to the Edge of Wildness™. It's the serenity, culture, and undeveloped landscape that most people envisioned Bali to be. NIHI® Sumba is a 27-villa-only property on Sumba Island in East Indonesia and was awarded the best hotel in the world for two consecutive years.

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Integrative Experiences

NIHI® is about experiences, from deep-sea fishing to surfing one of the world's most coveted waves, to exploring the unique culture of this wild island.

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Wild Wellness Has Found A Name: NIHI Spa Safari™

Have you ever felt as if you have been let in on a treasured secret? That is what it feels like to discover NIHI Spa Safari™ for the first time. Plunged into a bewitching world where the frontier of reality quickly surrenders to unregulated freedom, where fantasy and frolic form the perfect emulsion.

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For the Surfers

We are host to one of the world’s best waves, Occy's left. To maintain a surfing experience unparalleled in the world, we limit the wave to ten advanced surfers per day and it is essential to reserve your slot (max 1 per room subject to availability).

From May to the end of September expect moderate to high surf. It is consistently in the 4-6+ foot range, with days where it can get into the 6-9+ foot range. It is during this time of year that it is possible to see the largest surf, with waves at Nihiwatu beach reaching a maximum of 12 feet. It is the peak season for surfing, with regard to both consistency and size. The trade winds can pick up in the afternoons, so mornings are usually the best time to surf.

May and September typically have the calmest/most favorable winds, and July and August have the largest surf.

Who's NIHI™ For

  • Multigen
  • Honeymoons & couples
  • Destination celebrations
  • Family vacations
  • Groups of friends

Flights/Ground transfers

The team can organize the transfer to the resort from Bali (Denpasar) for your convenience For flight schedules and more information please visit our website getting here page.

  • The ideal international hub is Singapore (SIN)
  • Denpasar, Bali (DPS) > Sumba (TMC)
    The team can organize the transfer to the resort from Bali (Denpasar) for your convenience for $605 NET per person Round Trip (the only way to SUMBA is through DENPASAR)
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  • Prices above include meet and greet service upon arrival in Bali, use of the VIP lounges at Bali and Tambolaka domestic airports, 20 kg luggage allowance, airport taxes, baggage handling, and return transfers from Tambolaka airport to the resort (shared car).
  • Alternatively, if you prefer to book directly with the airlines, we will arrange 2 way shared transfers between Tambolaka Airport and the resort at US$ 275 + 21% tax per couple (shared car).

Room inclusions*

  • 3 Daily meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all non-alcoholic drinks
  • Wifi internet
  • Minibar (1 full re-stock per day)
  • Tour of the Sumba Foundation projects
  • Sea Activities: stand-up paddle boarding and snorkeling around Nihiwatu beach
  • Daily scheduled yoga & meditation classes

Couple NIHI™ with

  • BALI: Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud, Uluwatu
  • PARTNER Bali hotels: Capella Ubud & Legian Bali
  • CULTURAL INDONESIA: Borobudur, an Unesco Heritage site
  • CITY PAIRING: Singapore is an ideal hub for long-haul flights.

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Starting March 1st, 2023

All reservations will adhere to the cancellation policy below:


Deposit Policy and Payment Details

  • 25% nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of booking
  • The balance of 75% is required 3 months prior to arrival


Cancellation Policy

  • 90 – 61 days before arrival = 50% of total booking
  • 60 – 31 days before arrival = 75% of total booking
  • 30 days or less = 100% of the total booking


Additional Terms & Conditions

  • No refund will be given for any cancellations 30 days prior to arrival including no-shows or days not used resulting from early check-out.
  • Any reservation canceled 91+ days before arrival will adhere to the nonrefundable 25% deposit taken at the time of booking. In the event of a late arrival, the resort will be pleased to extend a stay, provided there is availability, however, the resort cannot be held accountable for any flight delays or cancellations.

Please see this link to NIHI's activities and experiences, including surfing, yoga, spa, excursions, and more. Should you have additional questions, we are happy to further discuss and send you additional information and photos about our activities, dining experiences, and special packages.

NIHI Sumba Drone Policy

We appreciate that some of our guests would like to use drones in order to capture special images, memories, and/or footage of their time at NIHI® Sumba but we also need to guarantee that all of our guests are afforded the highest levels of safety and privacy during their stay with us.

We do permit our guests to bring a personal drone to the island for photography or videography purposes but please note that it must be declared to the NIHI® Sumba team on arrival, who will then advise on safety and security, including details around approved fly zones and flying times. Download the full policy here.

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