SUMBA island, indonesia!

Ready to tick off every item in your bucket list all at one time? Nihi Sumba might just be the most unbelievable place on earth. Voted #1 hotel in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine readers 2016 & 2017.

24-29 March 2019

When dream state becomes waking state, all you can do is sit back, hold on gently to the reigns and trust that everything is in divine order. Join facilitators Lara Zilibowitz and Brooke Elliston for a yoga and adventure retreat that truly has to be felt ~ relished, embraced, beholden, tuned into and embibed, with every portal of sensation, in order to believe. 

This is not an escape from everyday life, it is the return to our well lived roots. Where rugged luxury meets unregulated freedom. This is a haven for the wanderer, the adventurer. A place so full of effulgent abundance and dizzying beauty, it induces a magic beyond reason, a mystery beyond rationale.

Set aside the need to understand, instead let this immersion crack your heart wide open. This is a retreat with deep meaning, posted in paradise with a purpose.

This is Nihi Sumba Island.


Our retreat itinerary will include morning yoga and meditation with breathtaking views, workshops, Thai Massage and live music. We will enjoy adventure outings in the surrounding wilderness, including a hike through expansive rice fields into the local villages to explore the traditional Menara rooftop huts and tribal lifestyle of the local Sumbanese culture. You will have the opportunity to see the incredible artisan Ikat ~ hand crafted with potent philosophical imagery of past, present and future generations.

Nihi is inextricably linked with the Sumba Foundation who have been fostering village-based projects that impact health, education, water and income-generation, while preserving and respecting the fragile culture and traditions of the Sumbanese people for the last 20 years. Together with the Sumba Foundation we have arranged to take a trip to the local school to serve lunch to the local children, as well as see where they learn English and (recently!) yoga. 

There are infinite opportunities to fulfil your dream activities on the island. We will leave time in the day for you to curate your own bespoke experiences that align with your passions and interests. You might choose to take surf lessons at one of the world’s most coveted private waves, known as “God’s Left,”/ “Occy’s Left”, or nearby at Coconut cover alongside top class surf instructors. You can enjoy a half day NihiOka Spa Safari, where your smorgasbord of treatments can be enjoyed in a private cliff side room, followed by a dip in the pristine ocean with a side of fresh coconut water. You may also like to go horse riding along the beach, or for those extra wild souls, you can even swim with the horses through the aqua ocean (right in front of the surfers and stand up paddle boarders enjoying virtually empty waves ;)).



Our accomodation is the luxury Lantoro estate with only a few inches of glass separating you from the giant swath of blue ocean. The private complex features private pathways leading down to the beach, secluded gardens and a large communal pool. Depending on your sleeping preferences and budget there are options for single, twin and triple share bedrooms with large canopy beds.  


We will provide 3 meals per day during retreat. We have curated a special retreat menu with NihiWatu chefs with the intention to nourish and satiate you using local flavors and far flung tastes, and using fresh produce from the on site organic garden. Local fish is caught and brought up daily from our shores to be prepared in a new way every night. Toast is always cooked over an open fire, never in a toaster.

We also have a couple of extra special nights in store, including an open air BBQ with literally every flavour and traditional dish your palette could possibly salivate over. 



THE retreat experience INCLUDES:

  • Relaxing and rejuvenating in one of our diverse accommodation options designed to suit your preference and budget
  • Airport pickup and transfer to and from the resort
  • ALL your healthful and delicious meals and snacks per day with seafood and vegetarian options, salad bar, healthy drinks and tea and coffee in abundance. Yes you can eat as much as you like, whenever you like ;) *note this does not include alcohol
  • Daily morning meditation and dynamic asana practice with live music by incredible Byron based musician Benny Holloway
  • Workshops including ancient yogic philosophy, Thai massage & AcroYoga
  • Live sound journeys and kirtan 
  • Afternoon/ evening practice with yin or therapeutic focus, and yoga nidra
  • Special adventures to the local villages and local school
  • Special event nights including BBQ, beach bonfire and white party


  • Rollaway Bed in twin share villa US$3,597
  • King Single Bed in triple share villa (only two available*) US$3,747
  • Couple private villa US$3,747 per person
  • King Bed (all to yourself) in twin share villa US$3,947

NON-REFUNDABLE US$1000 DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE! Remainder due 3 months prior to retreat commencement date

See highlights reel below!

If you have questions please feel free to get in touch via the contact form below and we will get back to you immediately. 

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