All is Well in the Wild

Recently, a handful of guests from around the world with a shared passion for exotic travel and personal wellness gathered at Nihi for a week of strength training, cardio, yoga, and mindfulness practices. Sumba offers a magical setting for gaining new perspectives and feeling restored, making Nihi an ideal location for mind and body transformation, if even just to hit the reset button and continue the momentum back home.

While organized retreats are meant to foster peer support and empower one to make lasting, healthy changes, Nihi has curated a variety of activities that inspire any wellness-minded guest year round: no structured itinerary, no set routine, just an array of opportunities for one to incorporate into one’s stay for the purpose of personal goals. Take advantage of Sumba’s lush landscape and rolling terrain for excursions, treks, meditative sites, yoga, and spa services that leave you connected with nature and focused on wellness. We incorporate Sumba’s beautiful culture and primitive environment into our programs, or design one unique to each guest.

A few of our favorite combinations that rival any wellness resort include:

A ride to Rice Island in our open-air safari jeep, followed by a 60-minute yoga session overlooking vast fields actively harvested by locals. Then a picnic lunch under the canopy of trees ends with a foot massage or reflexology before the 90-minute hike back to Nihi along the beach just in time to catch the mesmerizing sunset.

Take a tour through our Chocolate Factory in the enchanted forest, where ancient tree roots hold the deep history of Sumba – this area is believed by the locals to be highly charged with spiritual energy. Our resident yoga teacher will guide you through a heart-centered yoga practice followed by a chocolate facial with one of our spa therapists. We use all natural ingredients including raw cacao to stimulate blood flow and tighten the skin, and cacao butter and coconut oil to leave you with a healthy glow!

Keep your body feeling its best for full days of surf! Private yoga and wellness consultations are accompanied by personalized healthy menus at our restaurants, including protein rich vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. A private photography session, a breathing techniques workshop, and a massage at the Boathouse Spa keep one energized and balanced on world-class wave.

Top off your fitness activities in style with an ensemble from our Sumba Warrior collection, an athletic top and legging in a signature Sumba ikat print. A percentage of sales go directly to the Sumba Foundation, supporting humanitarian efforts on the island. Take a photo and share on your social feed with #stretchforsumba and #nihigram for a chance at winning our Instagram photo contest!

View our pre-designed wellness packages here, or speak to a member of our team to design your own week of wellness. Package prices are available upon inquiry and a minimum booking for packages is three nights. Standard inclusions apply. Packages can be booked per person in a shared villa, so couples, families, and groups booking together have flexibility to take part in individual programs.