The unique ’Nihi Oka Spa Safari’ offers guests a 90-minute trek passing local Sumbanese villages before an alfresco breakfast in the rustic Nihi Oka treehouse. Then a day of treatments ranging from full-body massage to cooling and rejuvenating wraps – all using natural, local ingredients.
A popular hike is the Blue Waterfall Trip, which includes a 90-minute hike through the National Park to the magnificent blue lagoon at the base of the waterfall.
Located on the lesser-visited Indonesian island of Sumba, this remote, luxury lodge sits on 560 acres of unspoilt tropical forest, rice terraces and grasslands. Bordering a 2.5km stretch of private beach with access to one of the world’s best left-hand surf breaks, Nihiwatu Resort provides tailor-made stays that combine adventure and luxury.
Nestled throughout the trees are the 28 villas at Nihiwatu, each embodying a design dedicated to sustainable tourism. Utilising the skills of local craftsmen and indigenous materials, all the villas offer incredible vistas out to sea and feature spacious outdoor living areas, some with private bales. The emphasis is on open-plan living that reflects the simplicity and beauty of Sumbanese architecture.
Dining is a refined yet relaxing experience featuring cuisine by an award-winning chef. Using the freshest of local ingredients, Nio Beach Club has an open air setting just steps from the sea. It serves a lunch of freshly caught fish, delicious salads and items from the grill. Later, dinner is served at Ombak, the resort’s main restaurant, and guests can expect rustic cooking using fresh local produce including home-grown vegetables and fish caught on the day. Private dining can be arranged for a more intimate and romantic occasion.
Around the resort, guests will be spoiled for choice on how to spend their time. Head to The Boathouse for a host of water sport activities like surf lessons, scuba diving and kayaking. Alternatively, relax by your private plunge pool or take a yoga class with 360-degree panoramic views at The Yoga Pavilion. The children will be thoroughly entertained too – the spacious Menara Bale is dedicated to families and offers books, games, table tennis, a pool table and a Sumbanese afternoon tea. There’s also an area for children to have movie nights under the stars.
Nihiwatu Room Details
The Raja Mendaka Residence comprises of three one-bedroom duplex villas and one two-bedroom villa. Each one has a private pool, living and dining area, ice cold plunge pool and outdoor bathtub. Hidden behind a waterfall into a private pool lies a massage cave.
Mamole Tree House
The Mamole Tree House is an elevated villa on wooden stilts giving guests the best view of the beautiful beach. There is one two-bedroom villa and one one-bedroom villa, and a bamboo bridge connects the two, along with a shared infinity pool and deck area.
The Puncak Estate is designed around the traditional Sumbanese House and comprises of two main buildings, one two-bedroom villa and one one-bedroom villa. The villas feature a large outdoor area, private pool, main dining area, kitchenette and each one has a spacious balcony with outdoor bathtub and jungle shower where you can enjoy the spectacular sea views.
The Lantoro is a beachside estate, with one two-bedroom and two one-bedroom villas. There is an infinity pool, with a private dining area above, and a large open-air poolside bar. This estate is the perfect place for families or large groups.
The Wamoro Estate is perfect for anyone wanting a more private getaway, hidden away in jungle, but still with easy access to the beach, these villas share a large infinity pool and private dining, kitchen and gardens. There is one two-bedroom villa and two-one bedroom villas.
The Kasambi Estate offers great views of the sea, perfect for a surfer wanting to keep an eye on the waves. The Estate offers one two-bedroom villa and two one-bedroom villas with a shared infinity pool, private dining area, bar, kitchen, terrace and open-plan lounge area.
The Marangga One-Bedroom Wave Front Villas are designed in traditional Sumbanese style, each with a private garden, outdoor shower and outdoor dining and lounge area, a terrace and deck with a private plunge pool. Located within seconds from the beach these villas are perfect for honeymoons or romantic retreats.
The Lamba Estate comprises of two one-bedroom wave front villa, each with a day bed, large bathtub and shower, terrace and deck, outdoor dining and lounge area, private plunge pool and private gardens that lead down to the beach.
The Lulu Amahu Villas are perfect for families, comprising of one master bedroom connecting to a children’s bedroom and two bathrooms. Both villas have a terrace and decking area with a private plunge pool.
The Kanatar Villas feature a private pool and gardens, private infinity pool and open-air living room. There are two one-bedroom duplex villas, both with a platform out of the bedroom into trees, with an outdoor bathroom and jungle shower.
How To Book
How do I talk to a specialist in Bali holidays?
We are happy to give you a call back to discuss your holiday at a convenient time for you or we welcome you to come to our office in central London to discuss your holiday in detail.
Why use our specialist service?
Our destination experts provide a personalised service to tailormake your dream holiday. Within our experienced team we have visited most of the properties we feature and will be able to give you expertise and specialist knowledge from our first hand experience. You will be offered a direct telephone number, so you are able to speak to the same specialist from the time you pick up the phone until your documents are sent out.
Do I have to travel on certain dates and only do the itineraries suggested?
No, we tailormake all our holidays and subject to availability you will be able to travel on any date. The itineraries and holidays on our website are for inspiration and are suggestions only, you can change any aspect according to your personal requirements and available spend.
How far in advance should I book my holiday?
Many customers are under the illusion that booking late secures the best prices. This is often not the case and it is advisable to book early especially if travelling in peak seasons such as Christmas, Easter or school holidays. Many hotels and airlines actually offer special “Early Booking Offers” so you are able to secure the best price early on.
I don’t know what board basis to book. Can I eat out locally, should I consider All Inclusive?
It's always a difficult decision to make before you travel. Call one of our destination experts, who will be happy to advise you on local restaurants and prices you can expect to pay in resort.
What can I do when I get there?
There are many excursions, activities and highlights that are not to be missed out on, whilst in the country. Please contact our experts for advise on whether to prebook these before travel.
What financial protection do you offer?
When booking through Western and Oriental, if your flight is delayed or cancelled due to bad weather or you have a problem in resort it is our responsibility you are taken care of. We offer a 24 hour emergency number to assist with any issues you may have in resort and all of our flight inclusive holidays are financially protected through ATOL bonding for your protection.