Sumba Honeymoon Recommendations: Romantic Destinations and Hotels

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 aFor couples who have just held a wedding, one of the most important things to do is to go on a honeymoon to beautiful and romantic places for quality time or just a holiday together. Some go all the way abroad, but not a few also choose destinations within the country. You can consider a Honeymoon to Sumba for a different experience. 

Sumba Island might be a suitable destination for those of you who want to enjoy a honeymoon in the country. Various interesting destinations are suitable for enjoying with your partner. In addition, several beautiful hotels make honeymoon moments even more unforgettable.

Best Destinations for Honeymoon in Sumba

The following recommendations for the best destinations for honeymoons in Sumba offer natural beauty that is still natural, as well as a vital cultural value of Sumba Island. Let’s take a look!

Tanggedu Waterfall

Referred to as Indonesia’s ‘Grand Canyon,’ Tanggedu Waterfall is located in Tanggedu Village, Kanatang District, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. To enjoy its beauty, you must travel by motor vehicle for 1-2 hours from Waingapu City and then continue with a 2.5-kilometer trek.

But when you arrive at the location, everything will be worth it when you see the beauty of the cliffs, fresh waterfalls, and clear pools. Playing in the water with your partner will be a fun moment!

Waimarang Waterfall

Another waterfall destination in East Sumba Regency, precisely in Waimarang Village, Melolo, Watu Hadang Village, Umalulu District, is called Waimarang Waterfall. The distance traveled is also the same, about 2 hours in Waingapu. But the difference is that to reach the location, you only need to trek for 1 kilometer to reach the waterfall location from the parking area.

Waimarang Waterfall has three levels of waterfalls and pools surrounded by high cliffs. There, you can swim in the clear turquoise pool, body jump, play in the water, and, of course, take pictures.

Tanarara Hill

For those of you who want to visit a tourist destination with effortless access but also no less beautiful, you can visit Tanarara Hill. This stretch of savannah is located in Katiku Luku, Matawai La Pawu District, East Sumba Regency. By motorbike, the journey takes only one hour from Waingapu town.

If you come during the rainy season, Tanarara Hill will be green, with lots of overgrown weeds and beautiful grasses. Meanwhile, if you come during the dry season, the hill will be golden brown in color. Both are equally beautiful and unique, so which one do you prefer?

Warinding Hill

There is one more savanna tourist destination whose beauty will be a feast for the eyes of you and your partner: Warinding Hill. It is located in Pambota Jara Village, Pandawai District, East Sumba, just 30 minutes from Waingapu town, the capital of East Sumba.

The vast and hilly grassy expanse looks refreshing, especially when blown by the gentle breeze. It is perfect for contemplation or deep talk with your partner. Going there during sunset is especially recommended, as the beautiful sunset sky will romanticize the atmosphere even more!

Walakiri Beach

A visit to Sumba Island would only be complete with enjoying its beaches. One of Sumba’s recommended beautiful and romantic beaches is Walakiri Beach, located in Watumbaka Village, Pandawai, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, just 30 minutes from Waingapu city.

The main attraction of Walakiri Beach is the dwarf mangrove trees, which twirl like dancing people, hence the nickname ‘Dancing Trees.’ During sunset, the trees create a beautiful and unique silhouette that is not found anywhere else.

In addition to nature tours, visiting traditional villages such as Ratenggaro Traditional Village is equally interesting. There, you feel like you’re returning to the megalithic era because there are old stone graves scattered throughout the village.

Strong customs and traditions make the houses in this traditional village uniquely shaped. The roof of a heart rises to 15 meters high, with the lower part forming a multi-story stage. Ratenggaro Traditional Village is located in Umbu Ngedo Village, Kodi Bangedo District, Southwest Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara.

Read more: 5 Ecotourism Destinations in Sumba

Romantic Hotels for Honeymoon in Sumba

In addition to visiting romantic destinations in Sumba with your partner, one crucial thing that should not be missed is where you and your partner will spend an unforgettable romantic night by staying at the following beautiful hotels!

NIHI Sumba

NIHI Sumba is located in Hoba Wawi Village, Wonakaka, West Sumba, near Nihi Beach. According to Travel+Leisure magazine, it was the best hotel in the world from 2016 to 2017. Hotel guests can enjoy Nihi Beach in a personalized way, as only guests can access it. In addition to enjoying the beach, several exciting activities that can be done at this hotel include:

  • Spa treatments.
  • Yoga with a partner with stunning views.
  • Walking to the neighboring village.

NIHI Sumba has 33 villas and 12 room types, each with a different concept and feel. To enjoy it, prepare a minimum of 8.5 million rupiah for a night!

Sumba Nautil Resort

Sumba Nautil Resort has seven luxurious pavilions with terraces overlooking the ocean. Its facilities include a restaurant bar, swimming pool, library in the lobby, laundry, and a craft shop for souvenirs.

But don’t think you’ll have to spend a fortune for all that luxury, as the resort is located in Patiala Bawa Village, Lamboya Sub-district, Harona Kara, West Laboya, West Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara for just 700,000 to 2 million rupiah per night!

Maringi Eco Resort

Maringi Eco Resort is located on Jl. Mananga Aba, Karuni, Loura, Southwest Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, with room rates per night priced from 2.4 million rupiah, is suitable for your honeymoon Sumba.

This inn has nine pavilions that you can choose according to your needs, each equipped with air conditioning facilities and an en suite bathroom with hot water. The interior and exterior are dominated by bamboo, which beautifies this Maringi Eco Resort.

Watukaka Resort

Watukaka Resort carries the theme of glamping, aka glamorous camping, with prices starting at 5 million per night. If you and your partner like camping but don’t want to be complicated and like aesthetic places, you should definitely come here!

Each room is designed to look like a tent, but the inside has all the comforts of home, such as eco-friendly air conditioning and a terrace overlooking the stunning scenery. As for its location, Watukaka Resort is located in Gaura, West Laboya, West Sumba.

Sumba Adventure Resort

Sumba Adventure Resort, with its simple and cozy back-to-nature theme, is suitable for you and your partner who love adventure and the outdoors. Facilities offered for guests to enjoy include snorkeling, diving, surfing, and cycling.

They offer four different room concepts. The first is a camping site with an en-suite bathroom. The second is a beach hut with a bamboo building overlooking the beach. The third is the Palm Forest Hut, which is located under the palm trees. The last is the A-Frame with a bamboo-roofed open area with hammock beds.

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Sumba Adventure Resort is located at Meca Suar, Jl. Baing, Wula, Baing, Waingapu City, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, and room rates per night start from just 400,000 rupiah.

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