Accommodation & Rates...

During your stay at Nihiwatu, your home will be one of only seven bungalows and three two bedroom and three bedroom villas that have been hand built by Indonesian craftsman.
Each offers all of the comforts and the serenity expected. Your balcony features comfortable rattan chairs and a day bed with views to die for. All of our accommodations are ocean facing and fully air-conditioned with mosquito nets, mini-bars, in room safes, hot water, hair dryers and bathroom amenities.

Nihiwatu - Sumba - IndonesiaNihiwatu - Sumba - IndonesiaDuring the months of April to the end of October there is a minimum stay of seven nights so that you can really experience all that Nihiwatu has to offer; the time you need to relax, to explore the island, indulge in sport, make friends among fellow guests and become part of the Nihiwatu family. A shorter visit hardly allows enough time to rest from the strain of travel and enjoy your holiday. We are fortunate to have a very high percentage of returning guests, most who stay longer on their second and third visits with us.

All accommodation rates include all meals, soft beverages, welcome drink, 1 complimentary full body massage per guest, and 1 complimentary traditional Sumba village excursion per guest, and airport transfers via Tambolaka Airport in West Sumba (there is a surcharge of US$150 per car per one way for up to 4 passengers from Waingapu Airport in East Sumba. This is about a 5 hour drive and we do not recommend it as a good option).

Our rates are quoted in United States Dollars and subject to 11% government tax and 10% service charges.


Accommodation Type Rack Rate in $US
Normal Season
(per person per night)
Normal Season
(per person per night)
Luxury Suites (single) 952 165
Luxury Suites (double / twin sharing) 595 165
Luxury Villas with a living room & a large pool (3 pax) 714 330
Luxury Villas with a living room & a large pool (4 pax) 595 330
Whole Residence Exclusive Rental ( 8 pax) Four bedrooms, living room, bar, kitchen & pools 4,050 (per residence per night) 165
Additional person: Children aged 11 years old & adult (sharing) US$ 195.00
952 Two Children aged 5 - 10 years old (sharing) no charge


Luxury Suite is one bedroom completed with bathroom open to gardens, large front decks and a plunge pool

• Luxury Villa is two bedrooms in separate buildings with each bathroom open to gardens, large front decks completed with a living room, a kitchen, a bar and a large infinity pool

Whole residence (exclusive rental) is four bedrooms consist of 2 units Luxury Suites and 1 unit Luxury Villa, based on 8 pax occupancy in total, terms and conditions for extra beds apply. Normal Seasons: - April 1st – June 30th - September 16th – March 31st High Season: - July 1st – September 15th

Normal Seasons:
April 1st – June 30th 2015
- September 16th – March 31st

High Season: - July 1st – September 15th

  • Included in the rates:
  • All meals; breakfast, Lunch, dinner, afternoon teas and coffees
  • All drinks including beers, house wines, spirits and cocktails
  • Airport transfers via Tambolaka Airport in West Sumba
  • Sea and land activities, excursion and journeys based on a weekly activities offering
  • Scuba-diving and snorkeling in and around the Nihiwatu beach & surrounding sites when conditions permit
  • Mountain bikes, SUP expedition, Stand-Up Paddling boards
  • Excursion to traditional Sumbanese Villages and to Sumba Foundation's Project
  • Scheduled group Yoga classes
  • One full body massage per adult for each week booked (not applicable for adult sharing by extra bed)
  • Surf trip by boat or car
  • 2 hours early morning and afternoon fishing within the Nihiwatu area
  • Wi-fi internet access in-room and public areas of the hotel
    * Inclusions could change without prior notice
    *Inclusions for all marine operations are subject to weather conditions, safety & availability

    Kindly note that all additional optional activities and services not stated in the above benefits such as drinks on the reserved list, tobacco, half day & full day fishing trips and full day boat excursion, Jet Ski, Tow Surfing, Dive Certification, Intro Dive Lesson, Spear Fishing, private Yoga instruction, and Waterfall Yoga, additional surfer, all spa treatments, Boutique "Mamole" gift shop purchased, Babysitter service and etc are available with additional charge.

Terms & Conditions:
• A one week minimum stay applies from April until end of October
• Nightly rates are subject to 21% government tax and service charge and are quoted in United States Dollars
• Children 5 years of age and above are welcome

Cancellation policy:
Nihiwatu bookings are typically made a year to 6 months in advance. Most international flights inbound to Indonesia are fully booked 2 to 3 months prior to planed arrival dates. Therefore we have little chance to re-sell cancelled accommodation and must treat them as unrecoverable.

Cancellations must be received by Nihiwatu IN WRITING either by email or fax. Bookings cancelled or reduced in number are charged as indicated below.

  • 140 or more days = 1 day of accommodation
  • 90-139 days = 25% of total booking
  • 60-89 days = 50% of total booking
  • 40-59 days = 75% of total booking
  • 39 – arrival = 100% of total booking
  • No refund for No Shows or days not used resulting from Premature Departure.
  • In case of late arrival due to flight delays we will be happy to extend the stay provided there is space available, however we cannot be held accountable for such flight delays or cancellations.
  • We strongly advise that your guest always recommend the purchase of a reliable travel insurance policy.

We will arrange for domestic flights from Denpasar- Sumba and Sumba–Denpasar. The flights will be through Tambolaka, the closer airport in West Sumba. We will inform you the flight schedule and cost when the details determined however for your reference here is our 2012 flight schedule and rates:

Thursday (Nihiwatu charter flight) ETD Bali 11:50 am ETA Sumba (Tambolaka) 12:50 pm JET BAE-146 / PK.BRF Avia Star operate by TransNusa Airline

SUMBA to BALI Thursday (Nihiwatu charter flight) ETD Sumba (Tambolaka) 13:20 pm ETA BALI 14:20 pm JET BAE-146 / PK BRF Avia Star operate by TransNusa Airline

The 2012 price for return flight tickets Bali - Sumba - Bali is US$ 470 net per person. This price includes use of VIP Lounge at Bali and Tambolaka airport, excess baggage & bulk baggage, airport taxes and baggage handling. We are not charging any tax or service charge on flight tickets.

- As there are no international flights arriving early enough in Bali and most flights from Sumba to Bali are coming in late afternoon, to make the Sumba flight connection your guest will need to spend at least one night in Bali, prior and after from Sumba

- Our surfer policy is to book no more than 10 surfers per day on our main break and we are not block any spot for beginner surfer as there are other breaks that can be great for learning too as they can be more gentle. We allow only one surfer booked in a one bedroom or two surfers in a two bedrooms villa. Any additional surfers will be charged US$ 100++ per person per night. This price is subject to 21% government tax and service charge Please advise us upon make an inquiry whether your guest planning to surf (surfer) while staying with us or not.

- We strongly advise that your guest always recommend the purchase of a reliable travel insurance policy.

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If you have special needs, let us know when you make your reservations, and we'll do everything possible to accommodate your request.

FOR SURFERS: If you are booking to surf at Nihiwatu please make close note of the following. We want to provide you with an unforgettable crowd free surfing experience and to do so we limit the number of surfers at Nihiwatu to nine only. There may be times, due to an extended booking, that an additional surfer is booked for a few days but generally we are very much committed to our nine surfer quota. For groups booking the whole resort there is no limit on the number of surfers. That is left up to the group to decide.

In the past two years too many guests have booked in as one surfer when in fact there were more. This has caused us considerable problems and of course complaints. To solve this problem we now allow one surfer in a bungalow and two surfers in a villa. Any additional surfers will be charged $100 each per night. We therefore need to know exactly how many of you will be surfing, and we need to know at the time of paying the deposit for your booking, your cooperation and understanding is very much appreciated. Adjustments will be made for additional surfers according to your response and added to your final billing.

Please note that only the registered surfers will be allowed to surf during your stay. If you do not respond and let us know how many of you will be surfing we will automatically book you as only one surfer for this booking and we reserve the right to deny additional surfers the opportunity to surf.

If you are planning to learn to surf, or a beginner surfer renting surfboards we need to know. You will be required to take a surf lesson before surfing on your own and your instructor will advise you of alternate surf breaks that are appropriate for your level of surfing abilities.

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