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Sumba, Indonesia

Nihi Sumba Island

Rates per night from$795.04

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD795.04), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Kanatar One-Bedroom Villa

  • 2guests
These duplex hideaways have Sumbanese-style pitched, thatched roofs, and they’re decorated with cedar wood, and local antiques and artwork. On the lower level, there’s a private infinity pool and a furnished deck leading through to an open-plan living area and a bathroom to the back of the villa. The bedroom, with a veiled king-size bed, sits on the upper level; it opens out to a canopy-level platform and an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower. Villas have a minibar, coffee machine and kettle, free WiFi and natural bath products.

One-Bedroom Villa

  • 2guests
  • 1extra bed - $250.00 for adults - $125.00 for ages 6 to 10
  • AND
  • 1crib - free for ages 0 to 5
Each of these one-bedroom villas has an open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. Villas are decorated in local style, with thatched roofs, tropical-wood interiors and local antiques and artwork. Each has a spacious master bedroom with a veiled king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in rainfall shower. The split-level Wamoro villas are flanked by fragrant greenery, towering palms and hibiscus-scented gardens; they’re a short hop from the beach and each has an open-air thatched balé with a dining area, bar, kitchen and guest bathroom on the lower level. Kasambi villas have coastline views and private, creek-side entrances; these vilas share a plunge pool and a private path to Nio Beach Bar. Lantoro villas have uninterrupted ocean views, a private plunge pool and an alfresco dining and lounge area. Guests in one-bedroom villas also have access to a shared infinity pool and deck. All villas have a minibar, coffee machine and kettle, free WiFi and natural bath products.

Two-Bedroom Villa

  • 4guests
  • 2extra beds - $250.00 for adults - $125.00 for ages 6 to 10
  • AND
  • 1crib - free for ages 0 to 5
These spacious villas are built in the style of Sumbanese balés, and each has an alfresco dining area, bar and kitchen. There’s also a large balé filled with books and games, a pool table and a screen for children’s movie nights. Guests pass through sunken shared gardens to reach each of the two bedroom balés, which have king-size beds and outdoor showers. Kasambi villas have uninterrupted sea views, a large open-air lounge and a decked terrace with daybeds by the large infinity pool. Hilltop Lantoro villas have a large outdoor dining and lounge area, private sea-view balconies and direct access to a large shared swimming pool. Wamoro villas are tucked away in the treats, and each has a private outdoor lounge, a large swimming pool, and canopy beds in each bedroom. Each villa has a dedicated Mori Uma (butler) service, a minibar, coffee machine and kettle, free WiFi and natural bath products; there’s also direct access to the beach and large infinity pool.

Lamba One-Bedroom Villa

  • 2guests
There are two of these striking villas, each with a pitched, thatched roof and a decked terrace with an alfresco dining and lounging area, and a private plunge pool. The bedroom is stylishly outfitted in local wood and knick-knacks, with colourful Ikat print fabrics and a four-poster king-size bed. The bathroom has a unique round bath tub and a rainfall shower, a private garden leads down to the beach, and villas have a minibar, coffee machine and kettle, free WiFi and natural bath products.

Lulu Amahu One-Bedroom Villa

  • 2guests
  • 2extra beds - $250.00 for adults - $125.00 for ages 6 to 10
  • AND
  • 1crib - free for ages 0 to 5
Decorative wooden spears, and carved and woven artworks adorn the walls of these spacious villas. Each has been decorated in traditional Sumbanese style, with palapa-thatched roofs, lots of cedar wood and Ikat-print fabrics. The master bedroom has a mosquito-net-swathed king-size bed, and an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower. Outdoors, there’s a deck with a private balé and plunge pool, and villas have a minibar, coffee machine and kettle, free WiFi and natural bath products.

Lulu Amahu Two-Bedroom Villa

  • 4guests
  • 1crib - free for ages 0 to 5
This spacious private villa has a large living room that opens onto a private terrace with a plunge pool and a Bale. The 30sq m master bedroom has a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom that’s shared with the connected children’s bedroom (which has two single beds). There’s also a guest bathroom, a minibar, free bottled water, tea and coffee-making kit and Nihiwatu natural bath products.

Mamole Three-Bedroom Tree House Estate

  • 6guests
Stay amid the lush forest by Nihiwatu’s beach in a designer treehouse, ideal for family or group stays. From on high, there are sweeping views of the shoreline. Two of the two-storey, villas have an open-plan lounge area on the ground level, and a bedroom, bathroom and balcony upstairs. A bamboo bridge connects the two treehouses and there’s a shared infinity pool with furnished lounging deck. The main treehouse has a private infinity pool, and a large living area and bathroom on the lower level; upstairs, there’s a bedroom with a ensuite, balcony and connecting bridge to the main outdoor bathroom. The treehouses are dressed with traditional Sumbanese carvings, antiques, local wood and Ikat prints, and residences have a minibar, coffee machine and kettle, free WiFi and natural bath products.

Marangga One-Bedroom Wavefront Villa

  • 2guests
There are four Marangga villas; each with a 48sq m bedroom, with a four-poster king-size bed, private garden, outdoor shower and bath tub, and alfresco dining and lounge area. By the private plunge pool, there’s a decked area and terrace. A private balé sits on a cliffside platform, with spectacular sea views. The balé is draped in mosquito nets, so guests can choose to sleep here if they wish. This villa has a minibar, coffee machine and kettle, free WiFi and natural bath products.

Puncak Four-Bedroom Villa

  • 6guests
  • 1extra bed - $250.00 for adults - $125.00 for ages 6 to 10
  • AND
  • 1crib - free for ages 0 to 5
Designed to look like a typical Sumbanese house, these residences have towering thatched roofs and stylish tropical-wood interiors. Two of the generously sized bedrooms, with four-poster king-size beds, sit in one building. One has an ensuite bathroom with a rainshower, the other sits on the upper level and has a bathroom with an outdoor shower and a bath tub on the private balcony, so you can gaze over the Indian Ocean as you soak. The other two bedrooms sit in a second building, with a living room and study on the ground floor. In between, there’s a shaded entertaining area with a private pool, a dining pavilion sunk into the pool, and a kitchenette. Villas have a minibar, coffee machine and kettle, free WiFi and natural bath products.

Raja Mendaka One-Bedroom Duplex Villa

  • 2guests
  • 1extra bed - $250.00 for adults - $125.00 for ages 6 to 10
  • AND
  • 1crib - free for ages 0 to 5
Crafted from tropical wood, with traditional Sumbanese decor – thatched roofs, wicker furnishings, Ikat prints – these two-storey villas overlook lush greenery and the Indian Ocean. There’s a thatched living and dining balé with a full kitchen, and a decked area with a combined pool and chilled plunge pool. This building also has a library, a cantilevered ocean-view master bedroom, with an ensuite and a terrace with a day-bed and an outdoor bath tub. Other villas have different arrangements: some have a private pool and lounging area on the veranda, some have bedrooms with terraces and villa number 2 is very special, with a private waterfall and massage cave. All have a minibar, coffee machine and kettle, free WiFi and natural bath products.

Raja Mendaka One-Bedroom Master Villa

  • 2guests
  • 1crib - free for ages 0 to 5
This spacious cantilevered villa has a large living and dining room with views of the Indian Ocean and the coastline. There’s a private terrace with a 19m-long pool, an ice-cold plunge pool, alfresco dining and covered lounge areas and a fully equipped open-air kitchen. Inside there’s a library, a separate bedroom with a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom. All villas have a minibar, free bottled water, tea and coffee-making kit and Nihiwatu natural bath products.

Raja Mendaka One-Bedroom Wavefront Villa

  • 2guests
  • 1crib - free for ages 0 to 5
This tree-shaded villa is in a secluded corner of the property and looks out over Nihi’s coastline. A private path leads directly down to the Boat House for water-based activities and sunset cocktails. The separate bedroom has a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom and opens onto a deck with lounge chairs, a day bed and an alfresco shower with ocean views. There’s also a private plunge pool and teak cabana, master bedroom that opens out onto a deck with lounge chairs, an upholstered daybed and teak cabana next to a private plunge pool. All villas have a minibar, free bottled water, tea and coffee-making kit and Nihiwatu natural bath products.