• marangga-private-bale-4


    Eco Ultra-Luxury

Located on the island of Sumba, 400km to the East of Bali and almost entirely preserved from urban development is Nihiwatu. Sumba’s awesome landscape creates the perfect setting for a truly irreplaceable wedding, offering stripped back luxury that no other destination can offer.

Overview of the resort

Nihiwatu offers many activities: surfing, diving, fishing, wellness retreats, safari excursions, spa safari and horse riding. Due to Nihiwatu’s unique location on the West Coast of Sumba, the resort is exposed to swell that is generated by the Southern Ocean storms, that travel thousands of kilometers across the Indian Ocean to meet Nihi’s reefs and shores, making it a surfer’s paradise.


Read more

Nihiwatu hosts Occy’s Left, one of the world’s most exclusive waves, making it a popular choice with the world’s surfer babes. Nihiwatu also has a world class equestrian center and guests are encouraged to take the horses out for romantic sunset horse rides on the beach, “horse whispering lessons” and even “swimming with horses” which is also a really beautiful and special experience.

Planning your wedding or honeymoon at Nihi is a special experience, the staff are exceptional, working closely with them you can guarantee that your celebration will be out of this world.

Grasp the opportunity to rid yourself of the stresses and strains of reality and allow yourself to slip into the dreamy world of Nihiwatu where you can enjoy a slower pace of life.

What they say

"This is a salutary tale for hotels in the 21st century - the story of a surf break with cult status that pulled on the heartstrings of a traveller with a conscience, who attracted a millionaire investor, who appealed to the fashion elite, who are all helping the lost-world island of Sumba flourish again."

Conde Nast Traveller

The Rooms


  • 567 acres of land
  • Private beach with watersports facilities
  • Spa
  • Equestrian centre
  • Turtle hatchery
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Surfing Lessons
  • Responsible Luxury
  • Beach cinema
  • Ping-pong table
  • Pool tables
  • Free WIFI
  • Watersport facilities
  • Motorized Water Sports
  • Yoga
  • Staff can also organise torch-lit dinners on the beach, treehouse barbecues and in-villa lobster feasts – just give them a day’s notice.
  • Babysitting available
  • Safari excursions
  • Diving and Snorkelling
  • Spa Safari
  • Wellness Retreats
  •  Surf Slot
  • Horse whispering Lessons
  • The Sumba foundation – working to clean water and reduce malaria on the island.


All weddings at Nihiwatu are bespoke and created to suit the desires of the bride and groom. Although a remote island Nihi can cater to your every need.

There are many destinations your special day can be held, from the yoga platform overlooking 2.5kms of private beach, any 3 of the restaurants as well as Nihi Oka nestled between two private beaches, an organic garden and a rice paddy. Flowers, symbols of love and traditional Sumbanese blessings by the village Ratus and ceremonies can be held.

Read more

You and your guests can learn to reconnect with a life lived simply, healthfully and mindfully and enjoy every moment of your day together, creating powerful memories that will last a lifetime.

Room price guide

High Season

from £1070 per room

Low Season

from £885 per room

Rates include all meals (American breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon teas and coffees, soft drinks and bottled water from the minibar). A minimum 3 night stay applies for Nihiwatu.

Enquire for lowest rates, group discount and room options.

Things to know

  • Getting there

    18 Hours from the UK to Bali.

    1.5 Hour flight to Nihiwatu.

    For international flights, you will need to travel via Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. There are regular flights with Garuda Indonesia although most of them depart in the morning, thus an overnight stay in Bali is often required for international travellers.

    The resort can arrange return travel from Bali, which includes flights, taxes and service, use of VIP lounges in Bali and Tambolaka, and airport transfers to Nihiwatu.

  • Time Difference


  • Average temperature

    May is the hottest month in Bali with an average temperature of 28°C and the coldest is January at 26°C. The wettest month is January.

  • Legalities

    All foreign travellers to Indonesia need at least six months remaining on their passport as well as one full clean page for the visa on arrival stamp. Guests will be denied access to board the plane in departing country if this is not adhered to.


Nihiwatu Wedding Package

Bonus Night Offer

Stay 5 nights Pay 4

Stay for 4 nights and receive the 5th night free. Exclusive to WLWA guests.

Like what you see?

You may also like

Helping you create incredible weddings abroad

WLWA is the UK’s Number 1 resource for original and luxury destination weddings, honeymoons and destination bachelor/ette parties.  We aim to simplify the way that weddings are booked and planned abroad. We are here to help to couples book and plan their Big day overseas; through creative design, informative and engaging content and access to the most desirable venues in the world.