Nihi Sumba Est. 2002

Nihiwatu Hotel&Resort, Hoba Wawi, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

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Experience luxury, explore nature, and entertain your palate at this tropical paradise.
On the edge of Indonesian wilderness, this idyll has been called "one of the most beautiful and pristine resorts on this planet."
The Lowdown
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Corporate Event
Group Getaway
Product Launch
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Nihi Sumba offers a rare sense of discovery, where ancient tribal culture and unspoiled natural beauty form a backdrop to a boundless experience of unregulated freedom, understated luxury and unforgettable memories.

Stretching across 560 acres of unspoiled natural land including a 2.5 kilometer private beach, this spectacular all-villa resort offers secluded privacy and the ultimate exclusivity.

(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Additional Charges

Exclusive of:
Alcoholic beverages
Motorized marine activities
Air tickets and return airport transfers
Surf slot
Additional optional activities and service not stated in the inclusion list


Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Indoors Only
Smoking Permitted
Eco/Green Events
Kid Friendly Events
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
Venue Features
The Scene:
From exhilarating experiences including access to privately surf one of the world’s best left-hand break waves, to world-class sport fishing and diving, sunset gazing or star-lit dining; each stay is expertly crafted through a personalised approach shaped by pleasure not design.
Each of Nihiwatu's villa's are “Sumbanese” in style and unique. Traditional elements including local carvings, antiques and Ikat prints can be found throughout.
Standout Venue Features:
Room rate includes:

Dedicated butler service.
All meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning/afternoon snacks and all non-alcoholic beverages.
Wi-Fi Internet.
Mini Bar (1 full re-stock per day, including beers and spirits).
6 pieces of laundry per person per day (NB dry cleaning is not available at the resort).
Scheduled excursions & activities on land: trips to local villages in Rua, Lamboya and Sumba Foundation Projects; treks to nearby Weihola, Rice Island, and mountain biking.
Activities by sea: stand-up paddle boarding and snorkeling around Nihiwatu beach (when weather conditions permit).
All guests can participate in our scheduled group yoga & meditation classes at the Yoga Pavilion.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

Refined yet relaxed. World class food and beverage. Award winning Executive Chef Bernard Prim leads the culinary team at Nihiwatu.

Bernard’s culinary inspiration is borne from his love of travel; his personal and professional experiences have included his native Mexico, Europe, Thailand, Middle-East and island-to-island exploration of the tastes of Indonesia – all influence his cooking.

Our approach is to ‘inspire from the garden’, using only the very best and freshest ingredients that are homegrown from the earth, raised on grains or caught that day.


Located at the highest point of the resort, our spacious open-air Menara Bale is inspired by local Sumbanese architecture and boasts the tallest Sumbanese roof on the island exquisitely crafted from teak wood.

Inside, the décor has a cosseting yet relaxed feel with books, games, a pool table and table tennis; perfect for families. In the afternoons, we serve a Sumbanese Afternoon Tea with freshly made banana bread, brownies and raisin scones with home made Papaya, Pineapple and Strawberry preserves.

Adjacent to Menara, is our sandy-floored Movie Theatre showing daily films for children or showcasing sporting events on request for our guests.

Nio Beach Club:

Steps from the sea, Nio Beach Club and its open-air pavilions serve the highest quality fresh ingredients for lunch: just caught fish, delicious salads; items from the grill and freshly made pizzas from our large clay oven.

On Wednesday nights the open-air pavilions at Nio Beach Club are dramatically transformed into an extraordinary setting for our Sumba White Nights Party and legendary Indonesian BBQ.


The hub of social activity is the main sandy-floored Ombak (meaning wave) restaurant and bar lounge.

Ombak, an exquisitely crafted open-air restaurant, serves a la carte breakfast and dinner daily with a relaxed convivial atmosphere. During the week we create special dining experiences including a spectacular welcome Indonesian BBQ on Thursday nights.

The large deck outside cantilevered over the ocean offers relaxed lounge seating and a spectacular private dining experience: The Nest, perched on the crest of the ocean, perfect for a romantic dinner or an intimate group meal.

On Sunday evenings, we create a magical ‘Movie Night Under the Stars’ experience for our guests to relax after dinner in Ombak restaurant.

Destination Dining:

A vacation is about gaining new experiences. As you discover a whole new world in Sumba in terms of culture and a way of life, you will also expand your culinary horizons at Nihiwatu.

We have created a selection of very unique and inspiring dining adventures. Dine in our romantic tree-house platform hanging dramatically over the breaking waves of the Indian Ocean, at the nearby Nihi Oka valley. Take a picnic in your own private paradise at Konda Maloba Bay, nestled on the edge of a National Park. Or, allow us to craft your own, private dining experience poolside at your villa.


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