Nihi Sumba (Nihiwatu)  

7-Night Nihi Sumba Nihi Reset Retreat


Nihi Sumba is a luxury retreat on the remote Indonesian island of Sumba, voted as the world’s best hotel for two years consecutively. The resort offers an extensive wellness programme in addition to its cultural activities.

The new, one-off Nihi Reset Retreat is designed to help you shed excess weight and reshape your body with an intensive programme of strength training, cardio, yoga, hiking and trekking, offset with sunrise meditations and refreshing spa treatments. The retreat is led by the founder of Sculptology and the author of 'The Model Trainer Method', Tatiana Boncompagni Hoover: a NASM-certified personal trainer and holistic health coach with years of experience helping clients reset their lifestyle. 

The programme includes cultural excursions, like horseback rides on the beach, tours to local villages, and the opportunity to aid philanthropic efforts with the resort's Sumba Foundation.

October 27 - November 3 2018 only

price per retreat

One Person (retreat programme and room, single occupancy)

from US$5,600Enquire Now

Two People (retreat programme and room, double occupancy)

from US$9,800Enquire Now
  • Accommodation
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  • Things To Do
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Nihi Sumba resort is an eco-hotel which supports the local Sumbanese people, culture and traditions while still maintaining an internationally recognised five-star luxury standard.

Each room is laid with crisp white bed linens on the stunning canopy beds overlooking panoramic views of the Indian ocean.

Accommodation ranges from one-bedroom villas, perfect for couples and solo travellers, to a five-villa Mendaka estate at the heart of the resort, designed with large families and groups of friends in mind.

Rates include all meals, accommodation, non-alcoholic drinks, local excursions, wi-fi and many sea activities. 

With produce grown in their own on-site organic garden and locally caught fresh fish daily, Nihi Sumba provides consistent quality with an ever-changing menu every day. Preferring open fires to toasters and working exclusively with the freshest flavours, Nihi’s expert chefs create an exciting dining experience you’ll never tire of.

Ombak is the main restaurant and bar lounge, offering a la carte breakfast and dinner daily. The casual open-air restaurant features a deck over the ocean, and includes special dining experiences like barbecues and private dining areas at The Nest: perfect for romantic or intimate meals.

The Nio Beach Club is the ideal spot for lunch, with its beachside location and open-aired pavilions. The menu offers an eclectic variety of fresh dishes, including the daily special rotisserie and freshly made pizzas in a wood-fired clay oven. Lunch and snacks can also be served poolside, which gives stunning views of the ocean, sunsets and the legendary Occy’s Left wave.

  • Chocolate plantation and factory workshops
  • Horse riding
  • Waterfall treks
  • Village visits
  • Surfing
  • Private boat charter
  • Accommodation (single or double occupancy, as selected)
  • All meals — breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning/afternoon snacks, and all non-alcoholic beverages
  • Wifi Internet
  • Mini Bar (1 complete restock per day)
  • One single laundry service
  • Retreat activities
  • One spa treatment
  • Tax and service charge
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Additional activities
  • Additional spa treatments


  • Tatiana Boncompagni Hoover
    Tatiana Boncompagni Hoover

    Tatiana Boncompagni is a NASM certified personal trainer, holistic health coach, wellness and food writer, recipe developer and Athleta brand ambassador. She is also the mother of three and the author of three novels and co-author of two diet and fitness guides, The Model Trainer Method and 28 Days to Strong. Her writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Marie Claire, Vogue, and InStyle and on websites including Well and Good, Mind Body Green and Self.

Sample Daily Schedule

06:30 Sunrise Meditation at the Yoga Platform
07:00 Yoga
08:30 Healthy breakfasts of oats with shaved coconut and cinnamon, two fried or poached eggs, or egg white omelette with herbs and vegetables.
10:00 Weight Training/Workout with a view of the Indian Ocean
11:30 Break
12:00 Healthy lunches of prawn ceviche, a garden salad with chicken or fish, or a Hawaiian Poke bowl.
13:30 Cardio (low impact hike or swim)
16:00 Break for spa treatment with a Green Goddess juice or Power Boost smoothie
17:30 Life Coaching activity
19:00 Healthy dinners of grilled fish of the day, stir-fried tofu, or a variety of curries.
20:30 Scheduled one-on-one with Tatiana
21:30 Bedtime

payment policy

  • All rates are in USD and exclusive of the 11% government tax and 10% service charge.
  • A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, and the remaining 75% must be paid three months before arrival.


Nusa Tenggara Tim, Hoba Wawi, Wanokaka, Hoba Wawi, Wanokaka, Kabupaten Sumba Barat, Nusa Tenggara Tim., Indonesia

Still a relatively undiscovered destination on Indonesia’s traditional tourist trail itinerary, the unspoilt island of Sumba is home to lush rainforest and has been designated an ecozone for its exceptional variety of flora and fauna. Only an hour’s flight from Bali, the resort is a 90-minute drive through mountain and jungle from Tambolaka airport. The nearest airport to the resort is Tambolaka Airport, an hour and fifteen-minute flight from Denpasar International Airport in Bali, where all international flights to Sumba are routed through. Hotel staff will greet you upon check-in at Denpasar, escort you onto the plane and collect you upon arrival for the 90-minute drive to the resort.

Nusa Tenggara Tim, Hoba Wawi, Wanokaka, Hoba Wawi, Wanokaka, Kabupaten Sumba Barat, Nusa Tenggara Tim., Indonesia