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Sumba Resort

7 nights from $1,199pp
10 nights from $1,599pp
14 nights from $2,089pp

Includes: return flights ex Bali to Sumba, return transfers to the resort, 7, 10 or 14 nights accommodation (longer stays also available, 5 night min stay) at the resort, all meals, surf transfers by car/boat and surf guide.

The unspoiled island of Sumba is geographically situated 400 kilometres East of Bali and South of Komodo and Flores Islands.

Sumba Resort is located on the remote south-western coast of the island in the middle of the most traditional and authentic region of Sumba. The 50 minutes direct flight from Bali to Tambolaka is followed by 2 hour scenic drive from the airport to the resort. The resort is situated on sloping hills, and the 7 secluded and luxurious bungalows offer a haven in an idyllic setting of Western comfort and stunning views.

All bungalows at the resort are built in accordance with traditional practices using local materials, traditional artefacts, with air-conditioning and large windows. The bungalows, hand-built by Indonesian craftsman, have a terrace offering spectacular views on the endless Indian Ocean with its dramatic cliffs and the sloping Sumbanese headlands. The design of the bungalows is based on twin sharing, each with a king-size bed or twin beds, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom with hot water, mini-bar, electric kettle, and a safety deposit box.

The resort’s French owners Ali and Marie Jose take pride in a memorable dining experience. The traditional, Sumbanese spacious and airy restaurant offers a wide range of healthy breakfasts, light lunches and modern European cuisine enhanced with Asian influences for dinner.

Half an hours walk or 10 minutes by car, you can access more than a dozen surf breaks from the resort- from point to reef and even beach breaks. Some of the waves in this area are very consistent- even when there is no significant swell they are always head high.

There are many other waves on South Coast, ranging one hours drive from the Resort (Wanokaka, Rua), Kodi ( 3 hours drive), or by boat Kondo Maloba, and Tarimbang.

Best season is from April to October (dry season) but you can also get good opportunities from November to March. Their experienced French Surf guide knows all the spots and will take you in the best waves each day.

Sumba is an amazing island and still very traditional. Although only about 300 Km long and 80 Km wide, the island of Sumba generates two distinct climates. The West receives higher rainfall than the east, and is consequently much greener with systems of rice fields fed by perennial rivers; the east is a dry savanna throughout its eight month dry season. Everywhere in Sumba you will see horses, cattle, goats, and chickens. In some places of West Sumba you will find large plantation of coffee, cashew ,vanilla and cocoa. Of the island's population of about 600.000, some of them (almost all villagers) maintain their belief in the animistic Marapu religion. Rural life still revolves around the ancestors. Such villages tend to stand on hilltops and are formed by several large clan houses arranged around a central graveyard.

PRICES ARE IN NZ$. Please note most of these prices are ex Auckland and subject to currency fluctuations, flight availability and dates of travel. High season surcharges may apply.