Cultural heritage combines with some of the world's best surfing on the island of Sumba. The Boathouse is the focal point of the many water activities, staffed by world class watermen. Land activities include hiking, riding, village visits and wellbeing treatments. 21 villas are hand-built by local craftsmen combining indigenous materials with 21st century comfort.


  • Cultural encounters with tribal communities.
  • World class water sports.
  • Visiting the remarkable Sumba Foundation.
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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive in Bali

    Arrive in Bali and transfer to the Alila Villas Uluwatu to relax and unwind.

    Overnight: Alila Villas Uluwatu

  3. Day 2 Fly to Sumba

    This morning depart Alila Uluwatu and transfer to the airport for the internal flight to Tambolaka on the island of Sumba. Upon arrival, transfer by road through the tropical island landscape to Nihiwatu. Sumba is one of those rare places on earth where long held traditions remain very much in evidence, with ancient rituals and traditional dress still observed by many of the inhabitants. Nihiwatu sits within this environment, respecting the customs of the islanders, whilst offering guests a truly immersive experience. Nihiwatu's 21 private villas lie nestled among the island's greenery, built by local craftsman with the upmost respect for the natural environment. All of the understated luxury villas are spacious with air-conditioning and private pools. However, the most notable feature is the strong connection with the surrounding landscape, with some living areas open to the elements and all with stunning Indian Ocean views.

    Overnight: Nihi Sumba

  4. Day 3 - 7 Enjoy Nihi Sumba

    For the next five days you can participate in both sea and land activities including surfing, fishing, hiking and exploring ancient villages. The Boathouse is the focal point for all water based activities and a world class team of watermen will guide you depending on your level of expertise. Sumba is noted for its famous left break - "Occy's Left" - which attracts surfers from all over the world. Inland is equally fascinating. Guests may explore the island, perhaps taking a picnic under the Lapopu Waterfalls, following butterfly trails and visiting ancient tribal villages. For the more energetic, there is mountain biking, hiking and horse riding. For those planning to return fully rejuvenated, the Spa Safari is a must. Regular yoga classes are held in the communal Creekside Pavilion. However, for the ultimate well-being experience you could head to Lopopu waterfall for your own private yoga class accompanied by the sounds of cascading water and bird song. Witness the work of the Sumba Foundation, whose one mission is to improve the well-being of the islanders through education, nutritional support, the digging of wells and the eradication of malaria.

    Overnight: Nihi Sumba

  5. Day 8 Depart Sumba

    This morning, transfer back to Tambolaka Airport for your return connecting flight home.

  6. Depart


Low £ 2,560 $ 3,436
Mid £ 3,360 $ 4,510
High £ 4,400 $ 5,906


  • Based on two people sharing a double/twin room throughout.


  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.


  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.

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