Nihi Sumba. Ultimate luxury, surf resort

Nihi is located south of Bali on the beautiful, untouched island of Sumba. It has been named the top hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine for two years in a row. Accolades like this speak for themselves. Nihi Sumba is home to one of the best waves in the world, Occys Left. It is exclusive to guests of the resort and surf numbers are capped at 10 per day. Enough said, it’s time to experience this for yourself!

pp/night from USD $780

Getting There

Arrival is at Bali's international airport, Ngurah Rai (Denpasar). Depending on your arrival time, you will either spend the night in Bali or continue with your journey to the beautiful island of Sumba that same day. 

Flight from Bali to Sumba

Sumba is located 400km east of Bali. It is easily accessible by a short 50-minute flight in a Bombardier jet – thanks to Garuda Indonesia airlines.

Journey by car from Sumba airport to Nihiwatu Resort

Your journey to Nihi Sumba is a relaxing and peaceful 90-minute trip from Tambolaka airport. Along the way you leave behind the bustling streets of Bali for a more Africa-meets-Asia experience.


Occy's Left

This is a world-class left-hander exclusive to Nihiwatu guests, with surfer numbers capped at 10 per day. This wave is incredible at any size; the bigger the better. It can get fast and hollow at low tide, with stand-up barrels on offer. The wave can be surfed on all tides and choice depends on the preferences of each individual surfer.


Situated on the undisturbed Sumbanese coastline, Nihi Sumba offers a selection of luxuriously rustic villas – each with its own unique aura. The cliffside rooms are filled with natural light and offer spectacular panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. 


Nihi Sumba offers three main dining outlets where you can experience delicious local flavours and tastes, using fresh produce from their very own on site organic garden.

Kids Activities

Nihi Sumba does not have a dedicated kids club, but the resort staff can tailor activities to ensure the little ones have a blast! They can set up beach and pool games and also offer a babysitting service.



Best surf resort setup

“i was privileged to experience the excellent culture and surf adventure known as Nihi, Sumba. Having surfed all over the globe i can say with confidence and authority that Nihi Sumba ticks all the boxes for this type of surfing holiday, its just that good. Everything from the accomodation, food, service and surf are of the highest quality and standard”

— B.M.

Wife birthday with a surf

“From the moment at Bali airport you are greeted by a Nihiwatu representative till the moment you arrive in Sumba. Stress free and perfect. Surfer numbers are capped at 10 per day which you have to pay an extra $100 to be one of these 10. Well worth it to surf perfect, un-crowded waves right out the front of the resort. Highly recommend Nihi Sumba if you are looking to explore outside of Bali”

— W.J.

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