Sumba is a beautiful and untouched island which is situated to the East of the country; however, it amazingly distinguishes itself from the Northern volcanic part of Indonesia. The visitors that do make it to Sumba are usually surfers as Sumba has an amazing surf scene that remains under the radar. The clear ocean waters and the white sand beaches are great places to enjoy away from the noisy crowds.
The countryside and beautiful savannahs offer the perfect getaway nestled in the lap of nature. The hilltop villages are having traditional clan homes that are clustered around megalithic tombs for the villagers to pay their respect to their ancestors. The specialty of the island is 'Tenun Ikat' which is handwoven fabric which is a labour intensive technique which takes hours to make but is a wonderful work of art.
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One can experience the unique culture of this small island though the annual ‘Pasola Festival’ which is one of the most diverse festivals in Sumba and is ingrained deeply into the roots of the community including the children who will come up smiling from ear to ear and greet every visitor with warmth and affection.
Sumba is a lovely place for different natural attractions which include wonderful hillsides, clear lakes and impressive waterfalls which are mostly spotted in different national parks that have been set up in Sumba. Some of the beautiful attractions in Sumba include:
Although Sumba is an underrated and often-overlooked destination in Indonesia, it is an amazing destination for luxurious resorts. The most popular resort on the island is 'Nihiwatu Resort' which is widely regarded as one of the world's premier beach resorts. Despite its expensive rates the resort remains fully booked for the most part of the year. The resort is known for its exclusivity and luxurious service when it comes to hospitality, privacy, breathtaking views and intimate and romantic time with your special someone.