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Nihi Sumba

Surf World Famous ‘Occy’s Left’ at NIHI Sumba

NIHI Sumba is a very special resort, standing well apart from the crowd. Having been voted the “Worlds Best Hotel” for 2 years running, NIHI Sumba offers an unforgettable luxury surfing experience that is unmatched by any other resort in Indonesia. Located in remote Sumba, NIHI sits beautifully in the rugged natural landscape. This is true luxury a world away from the stress of normal life.

NIHI Sumba is blessed with exclusive access to ‘Occy’s Left’, named after legendary surfer Mark Occiluppo. The wave has increased in popularity at the same rate as the resort, so to keep the crowds low and the line up clear for NIHIs guests, there is a limit of 10 surfers in the resort at any time. This guarantees you as many waves as you can handle!

The Resort

With a total of 27 incredibly luxurious villas spread over 2.5 kilometers of private beach, set in over 270 hectares of lush natural landscape, NIHI Sumba is a tropical oasis of luxury and calm. The resort is intimately connected with the land that it lies in, with over 93% of the 320 resort staff coming from Sumba. This provides much-needed work opportunities for these remote communities. The range of villa options on offer will cater for all tastes and offer unparalleled luxury.

The resort has 5 dining options available to all guests with in-room dining being available on request. The possibilities are endless with a wide range of activities, luxury spa experiences, and even an onsite chocolate factory!

Waves at NIHI Sumba

NIHI Sumba lays claim to having some incredible waves in the local area, the star of the show is ‘Occy’s Left’, the 2-300m left-hander that breaks directly in front of the resort. ‘Occy’s Left’ is fully private for the guests of the resort with a limit of only 10 surfers being onsite at any time. The wave is popular for its character, changing with swell, tide, and wind. One thing that is guaranteed, you will have uncrowded Indo!

The expert surf team is available to guide you to the other waves in the area. Rua, a soft a-frame for when Occy’s is too big. Kerewei, perfect for practicing turns with a beginners section on the inside. The Hole is a swell sucking peak, that is usually 2-3 times the size of ‘Occy’s’! The team will always guide you to the best waves for your level and the conditions.

Why We Love Nihi Sumba

The resort’s private wave, ‘Occy’s Left’. It is a really high-quality left-hander and with the 10 surfer limit, is never crowded.

The extensive range of villas on offer. The unique designs mean there is something for every taste!

The remote beauty of Sumba. Unlike any other part of Indonesia, the resort sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Ready to surf in Sumba?

The Villas

NINI Sumba offers a range of 1 – 5 bedroom villas and residences. Each villa has been individually designed with comfort and luxury finishings in mind. All have been constructed using local and sustainable building materials where possible!

The villas all are fully air-conditioned, have their one terraces with most having their own private pools. All villas give a feeling of privacy and space, with the unique styling and incredible views making NIHI Sumba an incredibly special resort.

One Bedroom Villas

Two Bedroom Villas

Three-Four Bedroom Villas

Five+ Bedroom Villas

The Cuisine

At NIHI Sumba, they take great pride in the cuisine that is served up. All guests are welcome to enjoy 3 meals daily with snacks in all booked packages. All dining venues offer a la carte menus and seating is at individual tables. Special events, twice weekly, are served and seated in family-style tradition. Exceptional private dining experiences and events are also available including BBQ and romantic dining!

The resort has 5 beautiful dining locations onsite. Ombak, the main sandy-floored restaurant, and bar, serving daily a la carte breakfast and dinner with a choice of Indonesian or International cuisine. Nio Beach Club, open for lunch daily, serving the grilled catch of the day. For snacks and Sushi, Boat House, Menara, and Kaboku are all open throughout the day for you!

Activities

NIHI Sumba offers a wide range of activities to keep you occupied when you’re not in the surf! The resort has daily yoga classes, stand-up paddle tours, local village visits, guided hikes, waterfall excursions, and many more. Sumba is famous for having wild horses and there is a full equestrian program available, this is an unmissable experience. NIHI Sumba’s range of activities will have something for everyone!

Wellness

Let the experienced Sumbanese spa team take away all of your worries with their full range of massages and therapies. Using the most luxurious natural ingredients and pure essential oils, the team will be able to put you into a state of deep relaxation and rejuvenation. A full range of traditional and modern massage techniques are available for guests.

Kids Activities

NIHI Sumba welcomes your entire family! There is plenty of space for kids ages toddler to teen to safely romp and roam. From organised activities to quality time in your private villa, you can decide how busy to keep your clan. The resort aims to delight your child by creating memories that last well beyond your stay with them, with a focus on engaging and immersive experiences that foster a respect for the environment.

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Nihi Sumba

Surf World Famous ‘Occy’s Left’ at NIHI Sumba

NIHI Sumba is a very special resort, standing well apart from the crowd. Having been voted the “Worlds Best Hotel” for 2 years running, NIHI Sumba offers an unforgettable luxury surfing experience that is unmatched by any other resort in Indonesia. Located in remote Sumba, NIHI sits beautifully in the rugged natural landscape. This is true luxury a world away from the stress of normal life.

NIHI Sumba is blessed with exclusive access to ‘Occy’s Left’, named after legendary surfer Mark Occiluppo. The wave has increased in popularity at the same rate as the resort, so to keep the crowds low and the line up clear for NIHIs guests, there is a limit of 10 surfers in the resort at any time. This guarantees you as many waves as you can handle!

The Resort

With a total of 27 incredibly luxurious villas spread over 2.5 kilometers of private beach, set in over 270 hectares of lush natural landscape, NIHI Sumba is a tropical oasis of luxury and calm. The resort is intimately connected with the land that it lies in, with over 93% of the 320 resort staff coming from Sumba. This provides much-needed work opportunities for these remote communities. The range of villa options on offer will cater for all tastes and offer unparalleled luxury.

The resort has 5 dining options available to all guests with in-room dining being available on request. The possibilities are endless with a wide range of activities, luxury spa experiences, and even an onsite chocolate factory!

Waves at NIHI Sumba

NIHI Sumba lays claim to having some incredible waves in the local area, the star of the show is ‘Occy’s Left’, the 2-300m left-hander that breaks directly in front of the resort. ‘Occy’s Left’ is fully private for the guests of the resort with a limit of only 10 surfers being onsite at any time. The wave is popular for its character, changing with swell, tide, and wind. One thing that is guaranteed, you will have uncrowded Indo!

The expert surf team is available to guide you to the other waves in the area. Rua, a soft a-frame for when Occy’s is too big. Kerewei, perfect for practicing turns with a beginners section on the inside. The Hole is a swell sucking peak, that is usually 2-3 times the size of ‘Occy’s’! The team will always guide you to the best waves for your level and the conditions.

Why We Love Nihi Sumba

The resort’s private wave, ‘Occy’s Left’. It is a really high-quality left-hander and with the 10 surfer limit, is never crowded.

The extensive range of villas on offer. The unique designs mean there is something for every taste!

The remote beauty of Sumba. Unlike any other part of Indonesia, the resort sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Ready to surf in Sumba?

The Villas

NINI Sumba offers a range of 1 – 5 bedroom villas and residences. Each villa has been individually designed with comfort and luxury finishings in mind. All have been constructed using local and sustainable building materials where possible!

The villas all are fully air-conditioned, have their one terraces with most having their own private pools. All villas give a feeling of privacy and space, with the unique styling and incredible views making NIHI Sumba an incredibly special resort.

One Bedroom Villas

Two Bedroom Villas

Three-Four Bedroom Villas

Five+ Bedroom Villas

The Cuisine

At NIHI Sumba, they take great pride in the cuisine that is served up. All guests are welcome to enjoy 3 meals daily with snacks in all booked packages. All dining venues offer a la carte menus and seating is at individual tables. Special events, twice weekly, are served and seated in family-style tradition. Exceptional private dining experiences and events are also available including BBQ and romantic dining!

The resort has 5 beautiful dining locations onsite. Ombak, the main sandy-floored restaurant, and bar, serving daily a la carte breakfast and dinner with a choice of Indonesian or International cuisine. Nio Beach Club, open for lunch daily, serving the grilled catch of the day. For snacks and Sushi, Boat House, Menara, and Kaboku are all open throughout the day for you!

Activities

NIHI Sumba offers a wide range of activities to keep you occupied when you’re not in the surf! The resort has daily yoga classes, stand-up paddle tours, local village visits, guided hikes, waterfall excursions, and many more. Sumba is famous for having wild horses and there is a full equestrian program available, this is an unmissable experience. NIHI Sumba’s range of activities will have something for everyone!

Wellness

Let the experienced Sumbanese spa team take away all of your worries with their full range of massages and therapies. Using the most luxurious natural ingredients and pure essential oils, the team will be able to put you into a state of deep relaxation and rejuvenation. A full range of traditional and modern massage techniques are available for guests.

Kids Activities

NIHI Sumba welcomes your entire family! There is plenty of space for kids ages toddler to teen to safely romp and roam. From organised activities to quality time in your private villa, you can decide how busy to keep your clan. The resort aims to delight your child by creating memories that last well beyond your stay with them, with a focus on engaging and immersive experiences that foster a respect for the environment, build upon the adventures of travel, and develop a curiosity for discovery.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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