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NIHI Sumba: Wellness on an Indonesian island paradise

Luxe Wellness Club invites you to Indonesia, on discreet Sumba! East of Bali lies a special place… The sublime NIHI Sumba resort welcomes you to its earthly paradise, just a stone’s throw from the Indian Ocean. Between the crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches, the spectacular scenery with its mix of mountains, green valleys and majestic waterfalls, it’s a safe bet that this destination will remain on your list of favorites forever. Embark with us to discover theauthentic Indonesian island where the notion of well-being resonates most strongly.

A postcard setting (Photo: NIHI Sumba)

NIHI Sumba: a sublime balance of luxury and authenticity in the heart of nature

Set course for a picture-postcard destination: the island of Sumba in Indonesia! Indulge in an exclusive, upscale experience at the NIHI Sumba luxury resort. Readers of Travel + Leisure have voted it the world’s number one hotel for two years running. And rightly so, because this place is simply stunning!

With its spectacular natural setting, the island of a thousand colors comes very close to paradise! At NIHI Sumba, you’ll discover authentic, unspoilt Indonesia. A discreet destination where you can marvel at the white sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and unique culture. An important point to note: the complex actively supports the local community by providing jobs and carrying out sustainable development initiatives. Between the sumptuous accommodations, the sublime Spa and the exquisite food, NIHI Sumba ticks all the boxes for a dream trip!

In terms of experiences, NIHI Sumba allows you to discover the island in many different ways. A wide range of activities and excursions are organized. Guided jungle hikes, surfing, traditional immersion or horseback safaris– it’s all possible. And your children won’t be left out either, as there are kids’ clubs offering a variety of enriching workshops. Your little ones can spend an afternoon at the Pony Club, the chocolate factory or even the spa!

Exceptional accommodation with traditional Indonesian charm

Hard to describe them all, there are no fewer than 27 villas and 11 categories, all unique with configurations ranging from one to four bedrooms. Let us introduce you to some of them… All our accommodations are designed to offer absolute comfort and total privacy. You’ll love the panoramic ocean views as far as the eye can see, the pristine beaches and lush green cliffs, and each villa has its own private terrace and pool, regardless of category.

Luxurious, spacious accommodation
Luxurious, spacious accommodation (Photo: NIHI Sumba)

Villa Lamba

If you want to live as close to the ocean as possible, the Lamba will be your favorite! Watch the waves from the edge of your garden with private pool, enjoy the fine, warm sand beneath your feet and feel at the end of the world, in this secluded villa. It generally appeals to romantically inclined couples. Villa Lamba is designed to offer spacious, luxurious living space. It also offers multi-room options for groups or families.

Villa Raja Lamba One Bedroom
Villa Raja Lamba One Bedroom (Photo: NIHI Sumba)

Villa Marangga

Nestled in the heart of an unspoilt natural environment, these cocoons are spacious and airy. When it comes to furnishings and decor, the emphasis is on fine wood, stone and other natural materials, with touches of traditional local elements. Combined with a modern, contemporary design, the style of Marangga villas is very harmonious! A special feature of this category is the private lush garden leading directly to the Indian Ocean! Equipped with a bed and an outdoor bathroom, this villa is perfect for enjoying the scenery in complete privacy… Each Marangga has a private pool with spectacular views of the cliffs and the sea.

Villa Kanatar

The two-storey Kanatar villa overlooks the rainforest and the Indian Ocean. From the second floor, you can admire panoramic views of the sea as far as the eye can see, and listen to exotic birds singing as soon as you wake up. A large bedroom with four-poster bed opens onto a superb terrace. On the second floor, you’ll discover a magnificent bathroom and a luxurious living room. Finally, a vast open-air living space and terrace with swimming pool will let you revel in the breathtaking views.

Villa Raja Kanatar One Bedroom Duplex
Villa Raja Kanatar One Bedroom Duplex (Photo: NIHI Sumba)

Villa Lulu Amahu

Staying at Villa Lulu means experiencing an intimate and exclusive journey. One or more spacious bedrooms, beautifully decorated interiors dotted with soft colors, a terrace with a swimming pool… Lulu is a true haven of peace! Tropical vegetation surrounds the villa, for added discretion. Shaded outdoor areas let you enjoy meals al fresco, or relax on sun loungers by the pool…

Villa Kasambi

Nestled in the hills overlooking the ocean, Villa Kasambi is sure to appeal to surf enthusiasts. From your rounded infinity pool, enjoy the privilege of admiring one of the world’s most coveted waves: “Occy’s Left. This villa boasts large, flowing living spaces open to the outdoors. In terms of decoration and design, there’s a harmonious blend of contemporary and traditional Sumba charm. As mentioned above, the teardrop-shaped pool seems to blend perfectly into the ocean horizon…

The magnificent exterior of Villa Kasambi
The magnificent exterior of Villa Kasambi (Photo: NIHI Sumba)

Mamole Tree House

As its name suggests, the Mamole Tree House is built high up among the trees. A magical atmosphere and a feeling of being at one with nature. Wood and thatch give it a charming traditional style! This 654 m² accommodation consists of three separate but interconnected villas. This makes it a great choice for groups: it can accommodate up to six people. The villa features several comfortable bedrooms with king-size beds, a magnificent bathroom and a living space open to the outdoors, with terrace and pool, of course!

Four-bedroom estates

Puncak, Kasambi, Lantoro, Wamaro… all names for sublime four-bedroom estates. Ranging from 478 m² to 707 m², these accommodations are huge and luxurious. Majestic retreats nestled in lush jungle, overlooking the sea and emerald-green hills.

Rahasia secret villa

If you’re looking for maximum discretion, Villa Rahasia is the place for you! This magnificent hilltop property, hidden by flourishing gardens, offers total privacy. Rahasia” means “secret” in Indonesian. This cozy cocoon features a bedroom, an outdoor bathroom and living spaces that open onto a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean. Worthy of a “honeymoon villa“, this accommodation adds a touch of romance to your stay. It’s perfect for experiencing the Spa Safari™ Nihioka, which we’ll tell you about later in this article.

Villa Rahasia, hidden in the vegetation
Villa Rahasia, hidden in the vegetation (Photo: NIHI Sumba)

An oasis of well-being and fulfillment to nourish body and mind

Spa NIHI Sumba: a wellness temple dedicated to awakening the senses

A spa nestled in a natural setting, treatment pavilions unfolding over tropical vegetation… Your sensory journey begins here. In a soothing atmosphere, the Sumbanese Spa team leads you to exquisite relaxation! With a holistic approach to wellness, treatments combine traditional Indonesian practices with more modern techniques.

Feel like letting go with a relaxing massage or body treatment? The healing hands of our therapists and the scent of essential oils work instantly! Choose from a selection of massages with numerous benefits and pamper your body and face with a gourmet treatment using natural local ingredients. Let yourself be lulled by the sounds of nature while you are pampered. We invite you to surrender to the soothing rhythms of the sea and tropical birds…

Yoga and meditation in harmony with nature

Findmind-body harmony through guided meditation and yoga practice. Cultivate mindfulness and inner strength and immerse yourself in a state of calm and clarity. Yoga is a powerful philosophy for balancing the chakras while relaxing… The resort also offers multi-day yoga retreats, perfect for disconnecting.

Yoga with a view
Yoga with a view (Photo: NIHI Sumba)

NIHI Spa Safari™ Nihioka: a unique wellness experience

An exclusive wellness experience! NIHI Spa Safari™ lets you rejuvenate in the heart of nature on horseback, in breathtaking, unspoilt landscapes. Therapists accompany you on this exhilarating journey through various sites on the island of Sumba. Indulge yourself with massage sessions, facial or body treatments and various outdoor therapies. It’s a great way to combine wellness and sightseeing! We’ll take you to secluded beaches, waterfalls, lush green rice paddies and other picturesque corners of Sumba. The NIHI Spa Safari™ is a truly sensory and holistic experience not to be missed!

A fabulous experience with the horses of Sumba (Photo: NIHI Sumba)

Finally, get involved in local customs that you won’t find anywhere else! On the island of Sumba, Pasola equestrian art is central. This traditional ritual is an opportunity to admire a breathtaking spectacle led by Sumbanese horses and experienced riders.

NIHI Sumba: gourmet exploration of Indonesian cuisine in a tropical paradise


Ombak means “wave front” in Indonesian. This beachfront restaurant serves Indonesian-inspired cuisine with contemporary touches. Chefs use local, fresh, seasonal ingredients. Freshly caught seafood, herbs, exotic spices and garden vegetables are featured in every dish. Enjoy lunch with a spectacular view of the breaking waves.

Ombak restaurant facing the ocean
Ombak restaurant facing the ocean (Photo: NIHI Sumba)


Kaboku is a refined Japanese restaurant serving traditional Omakase-style cuisine. Enjoy a seven-course menu prepared by experienced Japanese chefs. To complete the culinary experience, we suggest you choose from our selection of sake and Japanese whisky, to be enjoyed by the ocean.

Nio Beach Club & Pool

The Nio Beach Club & Pool will be your favorite spot to relax, refresh and enjoy the scenic beauty while sipping tropical cocktails. The menu features classics such as wood-fired pizzas and grilled meats, as well as vegetables from the complex’s three organic gardens. The restaurant focuses on delicious, refined cuisine, featuring local ingredients and exotic flavors. Comfortable deckchairs, shaded cabanas and lounge areas are available to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the place.

Book Nihi Sumba

Rates: From around 1,900 euros per night. Contact Luxe Wellness Club to benefit from an exclusive advantage.

Call us for the USA: +1 (646) 980 6652 or for the UK: +44 20 4577 3258 to discuss your holiday plans.

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