Villa Haweri at Nihiwatu Sumba
Intimate Private Beach Front Luxury Estate

Absolute beachfront villa
Stunning sunset views
Four Pools and a private beach
Ultimate private luxury
Ideal Retreat Venue

Within the Indonesian archipelago, on the extraordinary island of Sumba and only a one-hour flight east of Bali, is our exclusive 5-bedroom luxury beachfront villa hideaway. Immerse yourself in splendid isolation in one of the most unspoilt regions of Indonesia. Welcome to Haweri Estate, one of our planets most remote, wild and pristine tropical beach locations, on the headland of famed Nihi Resort.

Between the forest and the sea this revered headland extends into the ocean with its own private beach backed by pristine tropical jungle. This five-acre estate comes fully staffed and comprises of five individual villas decorated with Indonesian artefacts and some of the best examples of the famous Sumbanese Ikat weavings. Each villa offers a private terrace with ensuite bathrooms. Haweri Estate has four swimming pools, a ten-person jacuzzi, a waterfront yoga and meditation area, a secluded bamboo beach pavilion and a spectacular living and dining room perched on a hilltop with 180-degree views of the ocean, the sunsets and the legendary Nihiwatu beach.

If you are seeking an intimate getaway destination that can provide you with a unique and entirely different vacation experience; be it for a luxury holiday with friends and family, a wellness & yoga retreat, nature at its scenic best or just desiring to loose yourself in another world, Haweri Estate offers it all and is the perfect place to be.


Living Areas

Bamboo pavilion lounge area
Outdoor living area with views
Living and Dining Room
Breakfast area
Living and Dining Room
Tree house living & dining area
Outdoor living area with views
Meditation Area

For centuries Haweri’s secluded site has been revered by the Sumbanese people. In their language Haweri means “Sacred & Protected.” Long ago the Animist Priests identified this headland as a place of having overwhelming positive energy, a place of peacefulness. A place where they could be at one with nature and commune with their ancestors.

As soon as you enter the area you can feel it, and it feels good. Living at Haweri is an experience that will stay with you for a long time, some of our guests tell us they will never forget it. Wherever you are on the property the views are spectacular, everywhere you look the beauty of Sumba presents itself in all its glory.

You have a choices here; pools to hang out in, beaches to explore, maybe take a kayak or an SUP out for a paddle right from our private beach. Or how about hiding out and chilling in a hammock just meters from the sea, or practice your Yoga and have a massage in your room? You can do all of this and more without ever leaving the property. And to top it all off, at the end of the day there’s nothing like being around the fire pit with your family and friends, with your music plugged in and playing through a superb stereo system while sipping cocktails and watching the sun drop into the sea and the stars come out at night.

Living here is living the dream.

The Menara Villa

Menara Villa bedroom view
Menara Villa Main Bedroom
The Menara Villa & Pool
Menara Villa pool
Menara Villa main bathroom vanity & garden
Menara Villa outdoor bathroom
Menara Villa Main Bedroom
Menara Villa TV lounge
Menara Villa TV lounge converted to Guest bedroom
Menara Villa TV lounge
Master Bedroom Swimming Pool
Menara Villa Pool at sunset

The MENARA VILLA (325 m2) is the center villa of Haweri Estate and the largest. Menara Villa features a 22-meter infinity pool and a ten person Jacuzzi just steps from the bedroom, all overlooking ocean sunset views and is perched above the main freeform guest pool and pool deck. Menara villa offers an ensuite TV Lounge room with its own bathroom that can be easily converted into a second bedroom should you wish to have your children nearby.

“Rumah Menara” in Sumbanese language depicts the main house or the center point of a local village usually recognised by the tallest traditional Sumba style roof. You enter the Menara Villa through a Foyer, greeted by a painting of a traditional Sumba Village and stylised maps of Sumba. The Foyer branches off to the master bedroom to the left and TV Lounge (convertible to a guest bedroom for children) to the right. Menara Villa is kept in light and calming cream and white soft colours throughout with light natural terrazzo floors that continue throughout the expansive villa and its ensuite bathrooms.

The large bedroom opens up via large glass sliding doors towards the wooden deck and stunning views over it’s infinity pool and ocean. The beautiful extra large king size bed allows you to wake up to the most stunning infinity view over the swimming pool and ocean. A desk observing the same views is located behind the head board. Two beautiful sliding doors decorated with mother of pearl & black pen shell trim, covered with a natural woven material , separating the main bathroom to the left and the TV lounge to the right.

The sliding doors towards the bathroom open to reveal a large air-condition vanity with 2 large natural stone sinks and mirrors and glass windows expanding even further with views towards a private garden with outdoor bathtub and shower. There is a semi indoor toilet and shower as well.

The adjacent Haweri Menara Villa TV lounge is a lovely room to gather to watch your own video shoots of the day, or tune in to international news or your Netflix account or watch a fabulous DVD relaxed in the very soft and comfortable sofa. This room provides a separate bathroom with shower and the minibar with a sink and an additional walk-in wardrobe. The TV lounge can be converted into a separate guest or “kids” room with either a teen bed or double bed set up.

The Surf Villa

Surf Villa bedroom & view
Surf Villa Living room Pavilion
Surf Villa Pool at Sunset
Surf Villa Bedroom
Surf Villa Sundeck & Pool
Surf Villa Bathroom
Surf Villa Bathroom

One-bedroom Haweri SURF VILLA (91 SQM) is set directly on the ocean’s edge, just meters above the high tide line. For the passionate surfer, or honeymoon couple, this is the place to be for privacy and seclusion. From here you will be looking straight out at the surf and the takeoff spot of the fabled wave called God’s Left, the 2.5 km span of Nihi’s white sand beach, and the glorious Sumba sunsets.

Tropical waterfront luxury is expressed with an expansive ironwood sun deck, a freeform infinity swimming pool and a pool pavilion. Guests can settle in and laze the day away in the private thatched living and dining Pavilion with its cool white limestone stone floor and relaxing day bed, while blissfully watching the endless parade of waves pass by.

Tucked away and hidden by the lush tropical foliage and trees surrounding the villa, the air-conditioned bedroom overlooks the wooden sun deck and enjoys uninterrupted ocean views. The natural style bedroom offers cozy luxury, with wooden floors and wall, a soft cotton mosquito net draped around the double bed, an ensuite bathroom and walk-in dressing room. Other facilities include a mini bar, coffee & tea service, Bluetooth stereo, and a large 65” flat screen Satellite TV should you wish to re-experience your day’s video adventures, or catch up to news at the end of an evening.

The Pool Villa

Pool Villa terrace & pool with view
Pool Villa Bedroom & terrace
Pool Villa Vanity & dressing room

The hilltop POOL VILLA, with its own plunge pool and wooden deck, (108 m2) overlooks the ever changing Haweri cove and beach, and the two imposing Pinnacles we call the Guardians. The bedroom floor and walls are cladded with responsibly harvested Sumba wood for a cosy, natural feel. The Coconut shell inlayed king-size bed, draped in soft cotton mosquito netting is strategically positioned in the middle of the room to wake up to the expansive ocean views. The air-conditioned ensuite bathroom keeps cool with cream colour terrazzo floors and offers a 2 sink vanity, large wardrobe with safety box, a toilet room and a private rain shower with garden view.

The Pool Villa is adjacent to the hilltop living and dining room giving you close access to all of the facilities there and to the two entertainment decks. Tucked away and surrounded by native plants you would never know you are close to the main gathering point in the estate.

The Tree House

Tree House
Tree House upstairs bedroom
Tree house living & dining area
Tree House Bathroom Vanity
Tree House upper terrace

The two storied TREE HOUSE (219 m2) sits between two massive Kasambi trees, right over the private Haweri beach. Cross a wooden bridge and you enter into a spacious living room & dining room decorated with Sumba artefacts. Just a few steps away is a one-of-a kind bathroom with shower built of large bamboo. Wooden steps leading up to the upstairs air-conditioned bedroom with a furnished deck and ensuite bathroom. The birds eye views from this high up in the trees accommodation is nothing short of amazing. The Tree House is a truly beachfront villa, located near the Bamboo Bale, a relaxed & fun outdoor but covered living area, a hammock and 2 large bamboo sofas to relax in and to enjoy more ocean views.

The Jungle Villa

Jungle Suite Bedroom
View from Jungle Villa
Jungle Villa Bathroom Vanity

The JUNGLE VILLA (125 m2) bordered by the protective sacred tropical forest offers ocean views towards the Pinnacles and Haweri Cove to the south and the main swimming pool, surf and sunsets to the west. The Villa layout & feel is very similar to the Pool Villa. The Jungle Suite invites you with large planks wooden floors, a king size bed draped with a natural cotton mosquito net, a daybed underneath a window looking towards the main pool, a writing desk area and a large sofa chair with ottoman and a mini fridge & coffee/tea making facility. Large glass sliding doors open to an expansive wooden deck, presenting a daybed and breakfast table looking straight towards the ocean on the front and over the main swimming pool on the side. The 2 vanity indoor Bathroom is air-conditioned and provides the toilet, terrazzo clad rain shower with a view towards a large private jungle outdoor shower.


Included Services
  • 24 hr Security Service
  • 3 Daily meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and all non-alcoholic drinks
  • Airport Transfer service - Conditions apply
  • Chef, trained in the preparation of both local and international cuisine
  • Daily afternoon Tea & Coffee
  • Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Daily turn down service
  • Welcome drink
  • WIFI Internet

Additional Services

Additional Guest Services can easily be arranged by our knowledgeable Villa Manager, whho will be delighted to assist you throughout your holiday to experience the best of Sumba.

At Haweri
  • Private Yoga instructor
  • Sumbanese Dance Performance
  • Indonesian cooking classes
  • Full or part time Babysitting services
Throughout Sumba
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Adventure experiences
  • Sightseeing Excursions
  • And much more. Please get in touch with our Concierge for full services



5 air-conditioned Villas with king size double beds & ensuite bathrooms, 2 Villas have large screen TV (Menara Main Villa and Surf Suite Villa) and 1 TV on request for the Tree House. All villas have wooden lounge terraces with sofas, Bluetooth Stereo, coffee and tea stations, bathroom amenities, safety boxes.

Living Areas
An open-air dining and living room Pavilion with stunning sunset & ocean views, a fully equipped kitchen, guest toilet and a four-speaker stereo system. The living & dining pavilion is surrounded by two large furnished wooden decks and a fireplace. There is a furnished beachside bamboo bale’ with a mini-fridge and hammock, and also a waterfront chill area under the trees for yoga, meditation, reading.

Full in-house dining service at Haweri Estate. Rates are available on request. Haweri Estate offers an extensive suggestion menu of delicious home-style meals featuring Asian and international dishes to cater to all tastes, with a wonderful selection of vegetarian, vegan and children’s options. The chef is also more than happy to tailor meals to accommodate any special dietary requirements. Facilities include two fully equipped kitchens and Weber BBQ grill.

Our full-time team of 18 staff will spoil you with flawless attentive service. Our staff comprise of a Villa Manager, chefs, butlers, villa attendants that provide full housekeeping services, 24-hour security, pool attendant, and gardeners.

Guest Capacity
10 adults & 2 children (in the Menara Villa). Extra beds are available at additional charge.
Swimming Pool
There are 4 swimming pools. The main freeform infinity pool with white Palimanan stone decks & wood sunbeds & sun umbrellas, a 22m long infinity lap pool at Menara Villa, a private pool with a large wooden deck and a furnished Bale’ at the Surf Villa & a plunge pool at the Pool Villa.

Beauty & Wellness
Yoga & Fitness instructor on request (extra cost applies). Massage and In-room beauty treatments (extra cost applies).

A private chauffeured car with an experienced English speaking driver can be hired during your stay. Airport transfers will be arranged through our Concierge services.

Bespoke Concierge Services are available to recommend, plan and book your Bali and Sumba Activities & Experiences, VIP Airport arrival assistance, babysitter, and much more.

Satellite TV with international channels are available in the Surf Suite, the Menara Suite and the Tree House, a 4 speaker stereo system in the living and dining Pavilion, in room Bluetooth speakers, 3 Ocean Kayaks, Stand-up Paddle boards (SUP), and also yoga mats are provided in each room.

Property with direct access to a white sand beach, accessible through the garden.

Villa Size: 1,422 m2   Land size: 20,276 m2

Haweri's Floor Plans