Nihi Resort Sumba

Nihi Resort Sumba is arguably the most luxurious option in the world for surfers on the hunt for a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Surf one of the worlds most coveted waves, swim with horses at sunset, release turtles into the ocean and pamper yourself at he award winning safari spa. Nihi Sumba offers a dream surf adventure in complete harmony, luxury and tranquility. 

Surf Resort
January to December
All Levels
Snorkeling/Diving, Romantic, Beaches
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Prepare to be swept off your feet with Nihi Sumba’s amazing accommodation options.

There are 28 uniquely designed villas with private pool. Every spacious villa is expertly designed with a keen eye for detail. Crisp white bed linens, handmade chocolate in the mini bar, sweeping panoramic views of the Indian Ocean…a complete home away from home.


Nihi Resort Sumba offer unique open air dining. Feet in the sand or perfect fine dining restaurants that set the perfect environment for birthdays, romantic dinners or wedding banquets.

The Ombak Restaurant is the hub of social activity at Nihi Sumba. An open air restaurant serving a-la-carte breakfast and dinner daily with a relaxed atmosphere on comfortable day beds in the sand or on the large open deck, cantilevered over the ocean floor.

Nio Beach Club & Pool is just footsteps from the ocean. Serving high quality food like seafood, daily rotisserie grills, handmade woodfired pizzas and the freshest of vegetables.  Nio Beach Club has the best dining views of Occy’s Left.

Kaboku is a traditional ‘Sumbanese’ beachfront sushi restaurant. Experienced sushi chefs prepare an assortment of catch of the day, against a backdrop of brilliant sunsets and a roaring beach fire.

This is high-end Japanese style dining surrounded by Nihi Sumba’s signature open air ambience.

Surf Nihi Resort Sumba

Nihi Sumba Island is host to one of the world’s most coveted waves known as Occy’s Left. Even for the most experienced surfer, it presents a challenge because it is so sensitive to different conditions: tides, size, strength, and direction.  Catching a good ride isn’t as easy as it looks, but once you make the right pick, the reward is a 200m to 300m long and often thrilling ride down the line through sections of ripple walls and heaving barrels.  The number of surfers is limited to 10 per day, adding to the special experience.  The wave has been a popular one for avid, recreational, and professional surfers for decades.

Novice and first-time surfers can still get their feet wet with lessons on Nihiwatu beach, depending on the swell. Calmer waters can often be found at nearby Coconut Cove, where surfers can spend half a day with breakfast or lunch and do some light surfing, then be driven back to the resort.

Surf Guides

Nihi Sumba Beach Club on the shores of Nihiwatu Beach offer daily surf guiding and instruction. There is a rack full of boards to suit every surfer from body boards to longboards and everything in between.

The surf guides are a mixture of local Sumbanese surfers and expert instructors from the US and Australia.

Surf photograpy is also available.

Non-Surf Activities

There is a long and exciting list of non-surfing experiences at Nihi Sumba:

  • Kitesurfing
  • Fishing
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Horseback Riding and swimming with horses
  • Turtle release
  • Chocolate factory
  • Sumba cultural tours
  • Safari spa
  • Hiking
  • Mountain bike trails


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