(Nihi Sumba ( Formerly Nihiwatu ))
sumba island, sumba
sumba island, sumba
This is not an escape from everyday life. It is the return to a life well-lived. Where rugged luxury meets unregulated freedom. A place to connect with something larger than oneself. A haven for the adventurer, for the wanderer. The endlessly passionate and curious. Arrive with an open heart and leave changed forever. This is a vacation with a purpose. A destination with meaning. This is NIHI Sumba.
Turn towards the ocean and feel the breeze on your face. As the boat brings you to new shores, look down into emerald waters before stepping out onto soft bronze sand. You’ve arrived at Nihi Sumba, a blissful retreat on the East Nusa Tenggara.
Here, the ocean is only ever a short walk away – after all, the island is little more than a mile wide – and nature is all around. The villas come with their own freshwater pools – blend with the backdrop of palm trees and bamboo groves, home to colourful local birds. Spend days winding down on the private beach, or turn to the spa for rejuvenating facials, massages and body scrubs.
This is island life at its most relaxed, though there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained at Nihi Sumba. You can go horseriding, Horses are the soul of Sumba. Nihi’s exceptional equestrian facility, Sandalwood Stables, offers the perfect vacation for horse lovers. This beautiful slice of Indonesia is also the perfect place to discover an authentic culture. Nihi Sumba has partnered with Rascal Voyages and Aqua Blu Expeditions to extend their luxury guest experience onto the waters of the Indonesian archipelago. Visit pristine nature & stunning locations. Go truly “off-grid” and visit virtually untouched areas of extreme natural beauty without having to compromise on luxury.
Where you stay on vacation is more than just a hotel room. It is an experience. A new way of living. Every detail in their rooms – crisp white bed linens on their signature canopy beds, handmade chocolate in the mini bar, sweeping panoramic views of the Indian ocean is designed to make you feel both at home yet completely transported.
The room that ATASTAY recommends is the Kanatar, it offers magnificent views. Unparalleled views. Privacy. Space. A sense of home. Perched high above the rest of the villas sits Kanatar. The Indian ocean stretching out in front of you as you sip your morning coffee from your spacious second-floor balcony. Your new favourite routine. Welcome home.
Each one-bedroom villa is made up of two generously proportioned stories. The first floor houses a powder room and a luxurious open-air living area that overlooks a sprawling deck with a private infinity pool. The second floor features a large master bedroom, the hero of which is a signature canopy bed with dramatic ocean views.
Dining punctuates the day. It brings on the morning and closes out the night. It gives meaning to each hour. As such we’ve taken great care designing the dining experience for their guests.
Their menus are crafted to recall local flavours and far-flung tastes, using fresh produce from their on-site organic garden. Local fish is caught and brought up daily from their shores to be prepared in a new way every night. Toast is always cooked over an open fire, never in a toaster.
The hub of dining activity is the main, sandy-floored Ombak (meaning wavefront) restaurant and bar lounge. Ombak, an exquisitely crafted open-air restaurant, serves a la carte breakfast and dinner daily in a relaxed convivial atmosphere. During the week we create special dining experiences including spectacular BBQs.
The large outside deck, cantilevered over the ocean, offers relaxed lounge seating and a spectacular private dining experience, The Nest, perched on the crest of the ocean, is perfect for a romantic dinner or an intimate group meal.
NIO BEACH CLUB & POOL
Just bare footsteps from the sea, the Nio Beach Club offers open-aired pavilions serving the highest quality of fresh ingredients for lunch: whether it is a fish just caught from the sea, delicious vegetables and legumes from their three abundant organic gardens, items from the grill, daily rotisserie, or freshly made pizzas from their wood-fired clay oven, the Chef and his team will satiate your appetite with delicious, healthy dishes.
Visit Kaboku for an intimate meal of fresh caught seafood, Omakase style. Omakase is a Japanese phrase that means “I’ll leave it to you”. Watch their sushi chefs prepare a seven-course menu for you including an assortment of catch-of-the-day, against a backdrop of brilliant sunsets and a roaring beach fire. The chic structure captures a high-end Japanese sushi bar environment, while surrounded by our signature open-air resort ambience.
Limited to six people per seating, the restaurant is open five nights a week, with advance reservations. Try the sake and wine pairing with your meal.
Their newest culinary offering, Mex’Ikan is a waterfront tapas bar serving tacos, ceviche, pepitas arepas, and much more with a premium selection of Mezcals, piscos and tequilas. A daily menu created with natural and fresh ingredients picked from their organic garden and a catch of the day from the ocean makes it a popular choice for a late lunch or a casual dinner.