Sumba is located 400km east of Bali, and can be reached via a 50 minute direct flight from Bali. Immediately upon stepping foot on the island, one gets a sense of stepping back in time. The island’s remote location and lack of mass tourism to date has ensured the preservation of the inhabitants’ ancient culture and customs. Many islanders can still be seen travelling on horseback for example, and clothing remains predominantly traditional (sarongs, headbands, and even swords for the men). There are some very interesting local customs and beliefs on Sumba, and visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves in these, making for a very unique experience.
Best Time to Visit
May - July is ideal