An exceptional homage to Sumba heritage


Facilities & services

  • 27 villas
  • Two restaurants
  • Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa


  • Cooking classes
  • Nature treks
  • Horseback riding
  • Massages
  • Bicycle rides
  • Paddy-field picnics
  • Village tours

Spread across the clifftop, on an idyllic islet, and enclosed amongst the leafy canopy of a tropical rainforest, this eco-friendly haven was designed to be a reflection of the island’s traditions and culture.

Designed and built as to not impact the surrounding natural environment, Lelewatu Resort recycles waste and grey water and incorporates traditional thatched-roof villas, characterised by natural woods, open-floor plans, lofty spaces, light cotton and handwoven textiles. Rambling private decks are adorned with freshwater plunge pools, outdoor showers and day-beds facing the ocean.

At the heart of the resort is the glittering infinity pool, stretching out to the cliff edge, and the Maraga Spa, which employs organic products to enhance treatments. Set below the main building, Lelewatu’s lagoon, with a secluded deck, allows you to further relax while taking in the idyllic vista of the coastline. Further adventure can be found beyond the gates, with jungle treks, bicycle rides, village tours, paddy-field picnics and horse riding all available for booking.

With equally magnificent views, La Humba Lounge is a sublime spot for afternoon tea. Bokosawu Restaurant specialises in local dishes, drawing on fresh produce from the garden and catch of the day for inspiration. For refreshing cocktails, with tropical twists, Bokosawu’s poolside bar is sure to appease, especially if you start with the lychee martini.

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