The 7 Best Places To Visit In Sumba

Last Updated on 07/11/2021 by Alfred

Indonesia’s rich natural beauty deserves to make many foreign tourists come to Indonesia. Not only the island of Bali is witnessing the natural beauty of Indonesia. East Nusa Tenggara has Sumba Island, which also stores natural beauty that is second to none.

Sumba island in East Nusa Tenggara has attracted many photographers to do shooting sessions on this island.
You can go directly to Sumba if you like holidays, and you want to feel the other senses of holidays you have experienced in Bali. In addition, you’ll be able to enjoy the many tourism potentials that are available there.

List of Best Places To Visit in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara

1.Walakiri Beach

  • Address: Watumbaka, Pandawai, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara
  • Map : Click here
  • Opening hours: 24 hours non stop except Sunday (closed week)
  • Entrance ticket price: Rp 10000 (0.70$) per person for domestic tourists, foreign tourists Rp 25000 (1.75$)

Have you ever seen a beach overgrown with shady trees around it? If you have never seen such a view, you should visit Walakiri Beach in Sumba and discover its beauty.

The charm of the beach with very clear sea water equipped with shady mangrove trees located next to each other gives its natural charm for beach tourism in Sumba.

In addition to having the uniqueness of mangrove trees that provide a shady atmosphere for the beach, another interesting thing about Walakiri Beach tourism is the coastal texture that has two types.

Those of you who love playing water can do so if you visit Walakiri Beach. You can swim along the shore now and then. Don’t forget to capture the moment by taking pictures. Walakiri Beach Sumba offers a variety of cool and interesting photographic opportunities.

2.Nihiwatu Beach

  • Address: West Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara
  • Map: Click here
  • Opening hours: 24 hours non stop
  • Admission price: To enter Nihiwatu beach, must stay at the resort in the vicinity.

Nihiwatu Beach has been called “The Hidden Paradise of Indonesia.” It has even been listed as one of the 100 most beautiful beaches globally, ranked 17th.

Nihiwatu Beach has strong waves, which makes it one of the surfing destinations in East Nusa Tenggara.

Many professional surfers test the ferocity of the waves for their surfing activities. Nihiwatu Beach is also known as God’s Left due to its strong and ferocious waves.

Nihiwatu Beach is very popular among foreign and domestic tourists. Visitors to Nihiwatu Beach can select from the many hotels and resorts around the beach. Several hotels and resorts are built overlooking the beach to provide a pleasant stay for every staying guest.

If you’re hungry and want to eat food while lazing by the beach, many beachfront restaurants are ideal for you to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner during your stay in Sumba.

3.Ratenggaro Beach

  • Address: Umbu Ngedo, Kodi Bangedo, Southwest Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara
  • Map: Click here
  • Opening hours: 24 hours non stop
  • Admission price: Only need to pay the parking fee

The white sand is very clean, and the natural beauty of Ratenggaro surrounds the beach. Various tourists come to this beach for both its natural beauty and its cultural heritage.

There are many tourist activities that you can do at Ratenggaro Beach. You can swim, surf, or just take a walk and take pictures. Those of you who wish to visit Ratenggaro Beach must drive about 1.5 hours from Sumba city to reach the beach’s location.

Besides its charm for its clean white sand, the beach in Ratenggaro is also famous for its traditional village, Kampung Adat Ratenggaro. So what kind of atmosphere will you find in Kampung Adat Ratenggaro?

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4.Ratenggaro Traditional Village

  • Address: Umbu Ngedo, Kodi Bangedo, Southwest Sumba Regency, Nusa Tenggara Tim.
  • Map: Click here
  • Opening hours: 24 hours non stop
  • Admission price: Free

Ratenggaro Village is a village located on the southern side of Ratenggaro Beach, which still keeps true to its local customs and beliefs. As a result, many interesting things can be seen in this village.

In addition to being a very distinctive traditional house with a unique curved roof design, this village is also home to a megalithic grave, which is preserved as a place to bury ancestors and dead residents.

Suppose you want to go around this traditional village. In that case, the locals offer sandalwood riding services, a typical Sumba horse to be your traditional transportation during your tour of the traditional village or along the coast.

5.Waimarang Waterfall

  • Address: Ngaru Kanoru, Umalulu, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara
  • Map : Click here
  • Opening hours : 08.00 – 18.00 WITA
  • Entrance ticket price: Rp 10000 (0.70$) per person for domestic tourists, foreign tourists Rp 25000 (1.75$)

You must visit a waterfall tour in Sumba called Waimarang Waterfall for those of you who like trekking.

Waimarang Waterfall is the most beautiful waterfall in Sumba that has a rock wall with three levels. All three levels drain water with a fairly heavy discharge.

There are three levels of the waterfall. The first level has a very heavy discharge of water, the second level is about 7 meters in height, and the third level is only about 3 meters.

Water that flows at each level of the waterfall comes from the center pond. Flowing water struggles into the center of a pond where you can use the pool to soak or swim.

Waimarang Waterfall has both clear water and unique rock cliffs that add to the stunning charm when photographed. Those of you who love taking photos while playing water should come to Waimarang Waterfall. Get an experience that can’t be found anywhere else.

6.Tanggedu Waterfall

  • Address: Ndapayami, Kanatang, East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara
  • Map : Click here
  • Opening hours : 08.00 – 17.00 WITA
  • Entrance fee: Rp 2000 (0.14$) – Rp 5000 (0.35) including parking fee

Tanggedu Waterfall has the same uniqueness as Waimarang Waterfall, so it’s no less beautiful. If you leave from downtown Waingapu, to reach Tanggedu Waterfall, it is about 46 km. It takes about 1.5 hours by private vehicle or public transportation.

You have to go up and down the hills with the surrounding ravines to reach the waterfall. You cannot directly reach the waterfall once you arrive at the tourist destination.

Rest assured, along the way, and you can pose for pictures because the charm of the hills surrounding Tanggedu Waterfall is no less beautiful than your main objective.

East Nusa Tenggara offers many other tours besides its beautiful waterfall. Some of the most famous is Wae Rebo and Kelimutu Lake in Flores.

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7. Warinding Hill

  • Address: Pambotanjara, Waingapu City, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara
  • Map : Click here
  • Opening hours : Open 24 hours non stop
  • Entrance ticket price : Rp 5000 (0.35$) – Rp 50000 (3.50$)

Leaving the charm of the waterfall in Sumba, now we turn to discuss hill tourism in Sumba.

A tourist can also reach the Warinding hill tour by trekking down the same relatively steep road you have to trek down when visiting the Tanggedu waterfall tour. Despite the mountain being high, the air feels quite cool in the tourist attractions.

If you come here, there are two interesting things that you should not miss is watching the wonderful sunset or sunrise. To get a beautiful sunrise moment, you can camp on the hill with a group.

Don’t forget to bring a flashlight and various supporting equipment to accompany your camping activities in Bukit Waringin.

If you are from outside Sumba, do not forget to look for information about cheap flight tickets to get to Sumba or to go home from Sumba so you can save more money.

That’s a quick guide about some Sumba tourist attractions you should visit. Then, get an unbeatable visitor experience in Sumba by visiting one of the several recommended tourist attractions above. Enjoy your trip!


Alfred is the author behind the Travelvibe travel blog and is always searching for the quieter, less-visited corners of the world.

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