Coastal Basecamp


Sumba, Indonesia

Prices From: $450

Nihiwatu, a small and exclusive island hideaway in eastern Indonesia is one of the most extraordinary resorts in an archipelago of the extraordinary. Among travelers "in the know" who seek excitement with absolute privacy, Nihiwatu's reputation is unrivalled — for starters, world class fishing, surfing and diving are sensational and right outside your door, and not far away are unforgettable activities that are absolutely beyond compare.

The property encompasses 175 hectares of tropical forest, rice terraces and grasslands, while its stunning two and half kilometers of beachfront are protected by headlands that ensure total exclusivity for guests. With an idyllic setting that is pristine, romantic and endlessly peaceful Nihiwatu is the perfect tropical retreat for honeymooners and couples.

Do everything or do nothing. Nihiwatu allows you kick back all day overlooking paradise, relax by the pool, take leisurely walks along the beach or island excursions. Excellent dining and suite accommodation are not overlooked, and the resort's friendly staff and leisure facilities ensure that amid the wonders of nature you have plenty of creature comforts.

And then there is culture. Surrounding Nihiwatu are Stone Age sites and traditional villages that have remained unchanged for centuries, this unique tribal culture with its ancient animist rituals is truly incredible.

Since 1989 our philosophy has been to create a model of tourism that gives more than it takes. We are proud to have become an acknowledged leader of the Responsible Tourism movement and we intend to continue to pave a path for others to follow. It is through our strong support of The Sumba Foundation, its mission and its efforts to help the Sumbanese people that a new paradigm of responsible tourism has been created.


Region: Asia - Southeast



All Meals All Meals

Day Tours Day Tours

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

Scuba Scuba

Horses Horses

Wildlife Wildlife

Archeology Indigenous Archeology Indigenous

Fishing Fishing

Culinary Classes Culinary Classes

Family Friendly Family Friendly

GBC Staffpick GBC Staffpick

Voluntour Activities Voluntour Activities

General Information


Indonesian banks can only accept Credit Card payments converted to Indonesia Rupiah. Our reservations office will convert the payments due for bookings into Rupiah at the US Dollar exchange rate of the day of invoicing and fax or email you a Credit Card Authorization Form, with the invoice, for your required signature. Due to the often wildly fluctuating Rupiah exchange rate the Credit Card Authorization Form is valid for only three days. If the form has not been returned to us by fax within three days we reserve the right to send an adjusted form reflecting the change of the Rupiah to US Dollar conversion rate.

A deposit of 50% is payable on confirmation of reservation. On payment of this deposit you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to cancel a reservation without notice if the deposit is not received within seven days of the booking being made.

The balance of the billing (including transfer charges) is to be received by us at least 3 months prior to the first day of your stay with us. We will send an invoice and notice for the balance payment, with a Credit Card Authorization form if required. As our accommodation is limited, if we do not receive the balance by the due date, we may assume that you have cancelled your proposed stay with us.

In the event of a last minute booking made in Bali, payment method is to be prearranged with our Reservations manager, and full payment for the visit must be made at our Bali office before travel to Nihiwatu.

We will accommodate requests for a change of a confirmed arrival date provided we have space available for the new dates requested. In such cases there will be no cancellation fee applied. The new confirmed dates will be subject to the Cancellation terms shown above. No refund or credit will be given in whole or in part for days not used at the Resort resulting from premature departure.

We strongly recommend that you take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy at the time of booking, to protect you and all those accompanying you for the full time of your visit against illness, injury, medical evacuation, death, loss of baggage and personal items, flight and accommodation cancellation and other travel contingencies.

Please be advised that we are not responsible for any loss of or damage to personal equipment and property during your stay with us, or during your participation in any of our activities. Please also be aware that for your safety you are to follow any directions that may be given to you while you are staying with us or participating in any of our activities. We will not accept responsibility for any injuries that occur during your stay with us or when participating in our activities. Guests participating in scuba diving and horse riding activities are required to sign an indemnity release form prior to instruction/diving. We will not accept responsibility for any delay, additional expense or inconvenience which may be caused directly or indirectly by events outside our control such as late arrival of International flights, civil disturbance, fire, floods, unusually severe weather, acts of God, acts of government, or the failure of any machinery or equipment.

These Terms and Conditions are covered in all respects by the Law of Indonesia and any legal action arising under the contract shall be litigated only in the appropriate Court having jurisdiction in that country.

Cancellation Policies


Nihiwatu bookings are typically made many months in advance. We rarely receive booking requests six weeks or less prior to planed arrivals. Therefore for us cancellations and no shows are a total loss that cannot be recovered.

Cancellations must be made and received by Nihiwatu IN WRITING either by email or fax.

* Cancellations received more than 60 days prior to arrival incur a cancellation Fee equal to one day of accommodation;
* 30-59 days notice the Cancellation Fee is the forfeiture of 50% of the deposit paid;
* 30 days or less but more than 14 days notice prior to arrival incurs a 75% Cancellation Fee for every night cancelled;
* Less than 14 days notice a 100% Cancellation Fee for every night cancelled.
* No refund will be given for No Shows or days not used resulting from Premature Departure.
* In cases 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 you always purchase a reliable travel insurance policy, please note our recommendations regarding appropriate insurance protection.