Is Sumba Suitable for Next Year’s Vacation Destination? Check First!

The natural beauty of Indonesia is very rich indeed deserves a lot of foreign tourists to come to Indonesia. Not only the island of Bali is a witness to the natural beauty of Indonesia. East Nusa Tenggara has Sumba Island which also has natural beauty that is second to none.

Because of the beauty of Sumba Island in East Nusa Tenggara, many photographers have even done various photo shoots on this island.

If you really like holidays and want to feel a different holiday sensation from the holiday sensations that you have felt in Bali so far, you can come directly to Sumba and enjoy the various tourism potentials that are there. You can see any list of tours in Sumba in the following list of information. Let’s check in full!

List of Tourism in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara

1. Walakiri Beach

Walakiri Beach (Rimbakita)
Walakiri Beach (Rimbakita)

Address : Watumbaka, Pandawai, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara
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Opening hours : 24 hours non-stop except Sunday (closed Sunday)
Price of admission : IDR 10,000.00 per person for domestic tourists, IDR 25,000 for foreign tourists

Have you ever seen a beach overgrown with shady trees around it? If you have never seen such a view, just come to Walakiri Beach in Sumba and discover the extraordinary natural charm there.

The charm of the beach with very clear sea water equipped with shady mangrove trees that are located next to each other gives its own natural charm for beach tourism in Sumba. Apart from having the uniqueness of the mangrove trees which provide a shady atmosphere for the beach, another interesting thing about Walakiri Beach tourism is the coastal texture which has two types.

On the edge of the beach, the sand on Walakiri Beach has a coarse grain texture with an ivory white color like the sand on the beach in general. However, in the former low tide at Walakiri Beach, the texture of the sand is smoother, like powder or wet cement.

Those of you who like to play water, can really play with water when traveling on Walakiri Beach. Every now and then you can swim on the shore and don’t forget to capture the moment by taking pictures. Surely there will be lots of cool and cool photos that you can catch while on vacation at Walakiri Beach, Sumba.

2. Nihiwatu Beach

Nihiwatu Beach, Sumba (business tourism)
Nihiwatu Beach, Sumba (business tourism)

Address : West Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara
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Opening hours : 24 hours non-stop
Price of admission : To enter Nihiwatu Beach, you must stay at a resort in the vicinity

If this beach is a beach that has been named “The Hidden Paradise of Indonesia”. Its exoticism even makes Nihiwatu Beach one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world and ranks 17th.

Nihiwatu Beach is a beach with strong waves. Because it has strong waves, this makes Nihiwatu Beach one of the surfing destinations in East Nusa Tenggara.

Many professional surfers test the ferocity of the waves for their surfing activities. With strong and ferocious waves owned by Nihiwatu Beach, this beach has earned the title God’s Left.

Nihiwatu Beach often gets visits from tourists, both domestic tourists and foreign tourists. Around the beach, there are many hotels and resorts that can be your choice of overnight stay. Several hotels and resorts are built facing the beach to provide a pleasant overnight atmosphere for every guest who stays.

If you are hungry and want to eat food while relaxing, there are restaurants overlooking the beach that are suitable places for you to have breakfast, lunch or dinner while in Sumba.

3. Ratenggaro Beach

Ratenggaro Beach (localguidesconnect)
Ratenggaro Beach (localguidesconnect)

Address : Umbu Ngedo, Kodi Bangedo, Southwest Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara
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Opening hours : 24 hours non-stop
Price of admission : Only need to pay the parking fee

Ratenggaro Beach is a tourist attraction that presents a combination of natural tourism and cultural tourism. This beach is a beach that is still very natural. The white sand is also very clean.

There are many tourist activities that you can do at Ratenggaro Beach. You can swim, surf, or just take a walk and take pictures. For those of you who want to come to this beach, you need about 1.5 hours to travel from the city of Sumba to the place where Ratenggaro Beach is located.

If you go to Ratenggaro Beach, the plus is that besides being able to enjoy the charm of the beach with clean white sand, you can also find the charm of a traditional village called the Ratenggaro Traditional Village. What kind of atmosphere will you find in this Ratenggaro Traditional Village?

4. Ratenggaro Traditional Village

Ratenggaro Traditional Village (hipwee)
Ratenggaro Traditional Village (hipwee)

Address : Umbu Ngedo, Kodi Bangedo, Southwest Sumba District, Nusa Tenggara Team.
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Opening hours : 24 hours non-stop
Price of admission : Free

Kampung Ratenggaro is a village on the edge of Ratenggaro Beach whose residents up to now still adhere to local beliefs and customs. In this village, you will witness many interesting things.

In addition to the very distinctive traditional house with a unique curved roof design, in this village there are also megalithic graves that are preserved as a place to bury the corpses or bodies of their ancestors and the bodies of local residents who died.

If you want to get around this traditional village, local residents offer riding services for Sandelwood, which is a typical Sumba horse to be your traditional transportation while traveling around traditional villages or along the coast.

5. Waimarang Waterfall

Waimarang Waterfall (sylviadwihartanti)
Waimarang Waterfall (sylviadwihartanti)

Address : Ngaru Kanoru, Umalulu, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara
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Opening hours : 08.00 – 18.00 WITA
Price of admission : IDR 10,000.00 per person for domestic tourists, IDR 25,000 for foreign tourists

For those of you who like trekking, this is really a must for you to visit a waterfall tour in Sumba called Waimarang Waterfall. Waimarang Waterfall is the most beautiful waterfall in Sumba which has rock walls with three levels. The three levels flow water with a fairly heavy flow.

The first waterfall level is the highest level with a very heavy flow of water, the second level is a waterfall level with a height of 7 meters while the third level is the lowest level with a height of 3 meters only.

If you want to know where the water flows at each level of the waterfall, the water that flows is water that comes from a pool on a cliff. The flow of water struggles to become one accommodated by a pool where you can use the pool to soak or swim.

The pool not only has clear water, but is also surrounded by unique rock cliffs which add to the beautiful charm when photographed. For those of you who like photos while playing with water, you must come to Waimarang Waterfall. Get a tourist experience that is second to none only at Waimarang Waterfall.

6. Tanggedu Waterfall

Tanggedu Waterfall, East Sumba (wikipedia)
Tanggedu Waterfall, East Sumba (wikipedia)

Address : Ndapayami, Kanatang, East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara
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Opening hours : 08.00 – 17.00 WITA
Price of admission : IDR 2,000.00 – IDR 5,000.00 including parking fees

Still discussing the charm of waterfalls in Sumba. Apart from Waimarang Waterfall which is unique from its beautiful cliffs, there is also another waterfall that is no less beautiful called Tanggedu Waterfall.

If you depart from downtown Waingapu, to arrive at Tanggedu Waterfall it is about 46 km. The time that needs to be taken is about 1.5 hours by private or public transportation.

Arriving at the tourist destination location, you cannot directly arrive at the waterfall. You still have to go through the journey. You still have to struggle with going up and down hills that have ravines around them.

But take it easy, along the way you can take pictures because the charm of the hilly scenery offered to go to Tanggedu Waterfall is no less beautiful than your main goal.

Apart from having a beautiful waterfall, there are still many other tours in East Nusa Tenggara that you must explore. Some of the most famous are Wae Rebo and Kelimutu Lake in Flores. If you intend to explore it, read: Flores Island Tour – Kelimutu Lake

Read: Wae Rebo, Flores Exotic Village Famous Among Tourists

7. Bukit Warinding

Warinding Hill (kuyytravel)
Warinding Hill (kuyytravel)

Address : Pambotanjara, Waingapu City, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara
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Opening hours : Open 24 hours non-stop
Price of admission : IDR 5,000.00 – IDR 50,000.00

Leaving the charm of waterfalls in Sumba, now we turn to discussing hill tourism in Sumba. It is the same as when visiting the Tanggedu waterfall tour where you have to arrive at the tourist spot by trekking, to get to the Bukit Warinding tour you also need to trek along a fairly steep road.

Because this hill is at an altitude, while in a tourist spot you will feel the air is quite cool.

If you come here, there are two interesting things that you shouldn’t miss, namely watching the charm of the sunset or the impressive sunrises. To get a beautiful sunrise moment, you can camp on the hill with your group.

Don’t forget to bring a flashlight and various supporting equipment to accompany your camping activities on Bukit Waringin. Also check your camping equipment whether it is complete or not by reading: 16 Essential Camping Equipment You Need To Have!

If you come from outside the city of Sumba, don’t forget to look for information about cheap plane tickets to get to Sumba or to return from Sumba so you can save even more. Read: 12 Secret Tips for Hunting Cheap Airplane Tickets

Also read: Tips and How to Get Cheap Airline Tickets

That’s a little review of some Sumba travel recommendations that are suitable for you to visit. Get an interesting and unbeatable travel experience in Sumba by visiting one of the recommended tourist attractions above. Happy holiday!

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