Nihiwatu Beach in West Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province


When it comes to spending a vacation in West Sumba Regency of East Nusa Tenggara Province, tourists may think about some beautiful beaches, no? In this case, the most famous one perhaps is Nihiwatu Beach. The location is near to Waikabukak City and it is considered one of the best beaches in the world! In fact, it is chosen as the number one beach in Asia as compared to others (especially in terms of beauty). The only disappointment is that people who live in Indonesia have not been familiar with it, due to the location. Despite the fact, the beach becomes the prime vacation destination for those who are visiting East Nusa Tenggara Province!

The Nuance
Nihiwatu Beach has no flaws, except for the effort to get to the location. Have no worries. The rewards are quite satisfying as the site offers an amazing sea scenery and pristine nuance. The sea looks clean and beautiful. The sand has the color of pastel and it features soft texture as well. Not to mention the clean environment makes the site looks comfortable and soothing, without a doubt. Tourists may even find bushes, trees, and huts in the back. Several moderate coral reefs are also seen near to the shore in fact. Do not forget that Nihiwatu features big waves too!

Exploring Nihiwatu Beach
Due to the richness of beauty of Nihiwatu Beach, tourists can do various fun activities on site. For instance, it is surfing! Thanks to the big waves. Tourists only need a good surfing board and some skills in order to enjoy such kind of sports. Somehow, the waves are suitable for everyone regardless of the experience. That means beginners can also have a good time there, as long as they don’t do it alone. When it comes to the facility, tourists can rent the surfing board so they don’t have to bring any.

The next allure of Nihiwatu Beach is none other than the nuance. This one is considered peaceful and suitable for relaxation! Not only the sea scenery is amazing, but it features soothing breezy wind too. No wonder, many people take advantage of the site to eradicate stresses and spending a peaceful vacation either with friends or families. In fact, it is even suitable for those who come alone or those who are looking for an inspiration during holidays.

Another allure of the beach is the presence of romantic sunset in the afternoon. It is true tourists should come at the right time if they want to witness such phenomenon. Here is the tip. They can stay at the nearby resort and wait for the right moment to approach the beach (especially during dusk). This way, they won’t miss the opportunity to watch the sunset!

Nearby Attractions

  • Kerewei Beach
  • Tarakaha Beach
  • Dewa Beach

How to Get There
From the capital of East Nusa Tenggara Province, Kupang City, tourists can take an airplane from El Tari International Airport to Tambolaka Airport. The flight takes about 55 minutes, actually. Once arriving at the site, they can simply take any local transportation service and head to Nihiwatu Beach right away. The distance is 60.8 km, so the trip may take about 1 hour and 35 minutes to get there. For a faster trip, it is recommended to take Raja Yohanes Ngongo Bani Street though.

Where to Stay

  • Nihi Sumba
  • Musa Homestay


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