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Top 20 Things to Do in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

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After visiting the other side of East Nusa Tenggara, which is Kupang. Now we’re going to the other island in ENT, called Sumba. Of course all of them are very stunning, and here is another plus. Almost all of them, free! No charge needed.

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Okay without further speaking, we’re gonna introduced you to the places that exist in Sumba. Here’s the list of Top 20 things to do in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia:

1. Walakiri Beach

Walakiri beach is one of the beautiful beaches in East Sumba with typical beach in Sumba that tends to be calm, ramps with a stretch of white sand. Located not far from the center of Waingapu City which is about 24 km and can be reached about 30 minutes away. Access to Walakiri is very easy that is located not far from the highway towards Melolo, a substantial district in East Sumba.

Walakiri is somewhat unique beach and is the right spot to wait for the sunset. Somewhat unique? Yep, thanks to the dwarf mangrove trees located at the end of the beach are the answer. If there’s water, maybe Walakiri is maybe the same like the others, but wait until the water slightly receded. Silhouette of mangrove trees that wiggle like a dancer makes Walakiri into a unique phenomenon and pamper the eyes. So stunning. Well, there are still many things to do sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia. 

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

2. Puru Kambera Beach

This beach is located in the village of Mondu, District Haharu, East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Province. The location of the beautiful beach itself is not far from the nearest town, Waingapu. The beautiful Puru Keambera beach is tempting. Along the shoreline stretches also the expanse of green evergreen trees.

Shelter beneath it, accompanied by gentle breezes and beach scenery is a special pleasure on this beach. The beach itself also relatively quiet and not too big, so it can also for snorkeling. And as well, perfect for relaxing.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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3. The Beach of Londa Lima

This is one of busy places to visit in Sumba, the north side to be specific. This beach is located in Kutta Village, 15 km northwest of Waingapu City. This place began to serve as a tourist attraction since 2001 on the initiative of the village head who was then just inaugurated along with the surrounding community.

With white sands and calm seas, the large shady trees on the edge of Londa Lima Beach make this beach a popular place to visit during the holiday season arrives. The color of seawater on the beach is quite unique because of the sloping beach and dipped sharply into the deep sea between Sumba and Flores. The view of the tress around it also very beautiful, best to check it out immediately.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

4. Marosi Beach

Sand and sand. That is what is seen as far as the eyes can see plus the blue sea with the cam rolling waves. Words will not be complete to describing the beauty of Marosi Beach. Not only beautiful, this quiet beach provides peace for tourists who want to feel the exotic of Sumba.

When getting out of the car, the waves pounded welcome and a glimpse of the beach did not seem very tempting. Do not rush to make prejudices. You can immediately get down to the sand area and get ready to be stunned. The beach is very clean and white sand, not just tempting, but able to stun you.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

5. Lailiang Beach

Although the beach is not too long because both sides are flanked by coral cliffs, but the condition of the beach with a combination of rock, cliff, bay, white sand and the unspoiled forest gives its own unique value so it looks like a fortress that protects the beach from the attack of the waves.

The uniqueness of this beach is a Marapu cave filled with unique ornaments decorated with stalactites. Located in Wanokaka District. The condition of the road to the beach is asphalt road with sadly bad condition. The condition of the road at the beach location is a natural stone walkway. So it may ask you some efforts to reach its beauty.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

6. Kerewei Beach

East Nusa Tenggara, especially Sumba Island has been popular with its stunningly beautiful beaches. One of them is Kerewei Beach. If you want to play on the beach with a lot of coconut trees in it, you can find it here. And to get to this beach, you have to drive with a 60 minute travel time from downtown Waikabubak.

This beach is like a bay because it has a long coastline with fine white sand. Waves on the beach is perfect for you lovers of surfing sports. Because on this beach there are also many foreign tourists who visit and come only to enjoy the sensation of surfing on this beach. Very beautiful yet challenging. Let’s all then do the things to do sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia for a great vacation!

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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7. Watuparunu Beach

In East Nusa Tenggara exactly Sumba Island there is a beach with beautiful scenery that can calm the mind. The beach is Watu Parunu Beach which is located in Janji Village, Wulla Waijelu Subdistrict, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. Its charm is able to invite the tourists to be willing to go to this beach which is very far from Waingapu city, just to stop and relax enjoy the atmosphere of the afternoon until the sun sets.

Beach sand and swish waves will welcome you upon arrival at Watu Parunu Beach. The name of Watu Parunu comes from to the natural phenomenon of the hollow stone, the uniqueness of this beach. Anyone who passes through a hollow stone will walk across the rock with a downward head, so that the people around give this beach name to Watu Parunu. Very unique.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

8. Pahiwi Beach

What’s next things to do sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia? The beauty of this beach lies on a sloping beach stretch with a land that protrudes on both sides to look like a fortress that protects the beach from the onslaught of waves. Became the location of Nyale and Pasola Ceremony of Wanokaka Beach.

The condition of the road to the beach is asphalt road with good condition. The condition of the road at the beach location is also a path with good condition. Public transportations are available in this place. So, it’ll be very easy fro you to travel here.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

9. Bina Natu Beach

The beach is located in the village of Loko Ri, a small fishing village on the north coast of West Sumba. Like most beaches in West Sumba, Loko Ri is also white sand with a view that has its own uniqueness. Currently in the coastal area Bina Natu is being built a new port which will soon provide a new alternative to Sumba. The road condition is surprisingly good.

There are no food stalls available at tourist sites so it is advisable for tourists to bring their own foods. At the location of the object, there’s also no facilities of lodging so that visitors should stay in downtown Waikabubak that has many choices of hotel facilities. Eve though this place has several limitations, it still beautiful.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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10. Kawona Beach

One of the natural tourist destination that is very easy to reach in Sumba is Kawona Beach. Yep, this exotic beach is located in the village of Wee Londa, Tambolaka Town which is just 11 km from Tambaloka Airport. Not only offers a beautiful view of the sand swept by the waves, but you will feel comfortable because there’s no waste in this beach.

There are only a few rocks left behind after the tidal water. Until now, these natural destinations continue to be developed so that more attractive in the eyes of visitors. You shoould visit it!

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

11. Traditional House of Sumba

In traditional Sumba society life, some bih families can live in one stage house, which is built on a wooden pole that has height between 1.5 to 2 meter with rectangular typology, the roof is shaped like a boat made of santek or bamboo and cut into pieces (now replaced with tiles). On the front or cultivation and the rear mounted the staircase in an odd number of between 7, 9, 11 depending on the need.

The inner layout is generally a blend of traditional house form Bugis-Makassar combined with Malay house architecture. For stage houses in the countryside preferably facing east or sunrise that symbolizes the strength, fortitude, and hope of the abundance of sustenance. This place is very cultural.

  • Entry Ticket : RP25.000 or more (usually included on traveling package)
  • Opening Hours :  No exact opening hours

12. Hirumanu Waterfall

Kananggar Village, District Pariberiwai, East Sumba, is one of the areas of tourism potential that until now has not been known. Hirumanu Waterfall with a height of approximately 70 meters, is one example of attractions in that location.

Adrenaline of every visitor will be driven when crossing the route on a ridge with a fairly steep cliff. Weary and tired will be gone when the roar of the waterfall from a height of about 70 meters it welcomes you. Plus, the birds will happily greet you.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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13. Kambaniru Dam

The dam was built and designed with the aim to irrigate the rice fields of the surrounding population: Mauliru, Kawangu and Kambaniru. Established on September 8, 1992, the Kambaniru Dam is the largest dam in East Sumba. The large is nearly 1,440 hectares of rice fields. The 1,000 hectare area is allocated for paddy fields and the rest is used for crops.

The beauty of the background in the form of rows of beautiful green hills is a special attraction in the Dam Kambaniru. The combination of the dam water flow and green hills really become a composition that is very pamper the eyes of the visitors. So pretty.

  • Entry Ticket : No admission ticket
  • Opening Hours : Always opens

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Other Attractions in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara

There are more things to do sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia. Here is the other things you should visit :

  1. Lambanapu Dam, another multifunctional dam in Sumba
  2. Ngedo Beach, a wonderful beach.
  3. Laindamuki Waterfall, very stunning waterfall located in Sumba.
  4. Manupeu Tanah Daru Conservation Park, educational yet fun place.
  5. Koalat Waterfall, another great waterfall to visit.
  6. Praigoli Village, one cultural village in this Island.
  7. Praiyawang Village, another educational village located not far from Praigoli.

Soo, that’s it guys, the complete list of Top 20 Things to Do Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Almost all of them free, all of them are beautiful, all of them are natural, and all of them are outstanding! Enjoy your holiday in Sumba!

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