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FASCINATING SUMBA

Sumba is undoubtedly one of the Indonesia’s most exotic and fascinating islands in the Nusa Tenggara Archipelago. Stunning natural wonders like virgin jungles, rugged undulating savannah and low limestone hills, magnificent lake with turquoise waters, crystal clear rivers, untouched beaches aside, and fascinating culture of animistic beliefs that are Sumba’s Island biggest attraction. Sumba also home to Nihiwatu resort, an award winning hotel, known for ‘The Best Hotel In The World’ by Luxury and Travel Magazine for both 2016 and 2017. Nihiwatu Sumba offers an intimate and the ultimate exclusivity with a commanding grasp of both the island's natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Nihiwatu Sumba reputation also unrivaled - world-class surfing spot, the best sport fishing location, breathtaking waterfalls, and ancient villages are sensational and right outside your door, and not far away are unforgettable activities that are absolutely beyond compare.
 
Besides Nihiwatu Resort, there are a lot of destination and activities you shouldn't miss in Sumba. Near southwest Sumba, you can visit Mbawana Beach, Mandorak Beach and Weekuri Lake, an incredible salted water lake with a view of water as clear as glass. Water constantly flowing in and out of the lake with waves coming from the ocean through holes underneath the rocks that separate the lake from the ocean. Ratenggaro and Prai Ijing also one of the villages in Sumba that you should visit to learn about Sumba culture and ikat weaving. Besides, Pasola Festival, The most famous of Nusa Tenggara’s festivals sees large teams of colorfully clad horse riders engaging in mock battles. The bloody Pasola festival is one of the most spectacular and dramatic customs during which members of different tribes ride on horseback and fight against each other with small spears. This game can turn fatal and any blood that is spilled during the festival is considered an offering to the spirits. Looking for the silence and calm holiday while in Sumba? Wairinding hill might be the perfect place for you. Dominated by mountains and hills of limestone, make this place unique and exotic, contrast to other districts in the other places in Sumba.

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Time Difference          : GMT +8

Capital City                    : Waingapu & Tambolaka

Language                         : Indonesia

Currency                          : IDR (Indonesia Rupiah)