The Gold List - 2023

Nihi Sumba, Indonesia

Nihi Sumba, Indonesia

NIHI Sumba
Sumba, Indonesia
Photography: Tania Araujo

NIHI Sumba, located on 2.5 kilometers of pristine Indonesian beach on Sumba Island, offers 27 uniquely-designed villas with private pools. Traditional Sumbanese architecture blends seamlessly with authentic interior design, boasting canopied beds, panoramic Indian Ocean views and crisp linens. Activities abound, from surfing the renowned “Occy’s Left” wave to hiking to the NIHI Spa Safari and immersing in Sumba’s culture through the Sumba Foundation.

This is a place of laid-back luxury that immediately relaxes guests, offering a unique off-grid experience in a stunning natural setting. With a majority of Sumbanese staff, NIHI emphasises the heritage and culture of Sumba, with a commitment to giving back through the Sumba Foundation. Guests can enjoy activities like the NIHI Spa Safari or spear fishing with water sport guides, followed by lunch on a private beach. The Sandalwood stables house Sumbanese horses, and their majestic beach parades have become an iconic symbol of Sumba. NIHI Sumba offers an unforgettable blend of luxury and cultural immersion.

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