About Us


Welcome to luxury accommodation in unspoilt surrounding at Hotel Sumba Nautil Resort, located in the heart of most traditional area of this beautiful and stunning island. Sure to amaze staying in our immaculate cottages decorated with local handicraft and also enjoying our tasty fresh healthy food.

Arriving for action or relaxation, you will feel at home. Tracking through nature and animist villages, viewing exotic festivals such as the Pasola, megalithic tombs, beautiful « ikat » cloths, art and crafts, surfing, snorkeling; enjoying our pristine beaches.

Or you may simply prefer to relax by the pool, stroll through landscaped gardens and then admire sunset on sea from our exceptional traditionally built restaurant.

Hotel Sumba Nautil Resort is located on the remote southwestern coast of the island. The 50 minutes direct flight from Bali to Tambolaka is full owed by 2 hours scenic drive from the airport to the resort. Otherwise you can land at Waingapu: the scenic trip through the island will take 4 hours to the Hotel. Flights every day to and from Tambolaka airport.

Situated on sloping hills, our 7 secluded and luxurious cottages offer a haven in an idyllic setting of Western comfort and stunning views. All cottages at Sumba Nautil Resort are built in accordance with traditional pratices using local materials, traditional artifacts, with air-conditioning and large windows. The cottages, hand-built by Indonesian craftsman, have a terrace offering spectacular views on the endless Indian Ocean with its dramatic cliffs and the sloping Sumbanese headlands.

The design of the cottages is based on twin sharing, each with a king-size bed or twin beds, air-conditioning, sofa, TV, ceiling fan, bathroom with shower and hot water, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a safety deposit box.

Sumba Nautil Resort’s French owner, Ali, take pride in a memorable dining experience. The traditional Sumbanese spacious and airy restaurant offers a wide range of healthy breakfasts, light lunches and modern European cuisine enhanced with Asian influences for dinner.

A plethora of exciting tastes and resourceful innovations to the menus are presented by our chef.

We are highly implicated in perma–culture for our garden. We are aimed to organic culture and way of life respecting nature.

All vegetables and fruits from our garden are organic and we have really improve our surrounding and create a great tropical garden by settling terraces ; a specialist from Australia, Jeff had really help us at the beginning.

We bred also chicken, duck, goat and sheep in a natural way .


800 m from Marosi Beach (6 pristine beaches nearby, 4 are secluded white sandy beaches) – 1h drive from Waikabubak town


End of construction December 2002 – opening 2003 – renovation/improvement regularly