Escape Type

Group Retreat

Escape Beds

28 Villas

Escape Guests

All Ages

Escape Pricing


Give your students the ultimate retreat experience with a Yoga & Surf program at Nihi Sumba Island. The unique location of this soul-stirring jungle resort makes it a paradise for surfers and yogis alike. Situated on the West Coast of Sumba Island, it is exposed to waves generated by the Southern Ocean storms that travel miles and miles across the Indian Ocean. Combined with the awe-inspiring yoga pavilion and tranquil ambience of Nihi’s grounds, they form the ideal environment to sustain a daily surf and yoga practice.


The waters near Nihi offer a wide variety of waves suitable for almost any surfer. Lefts, rights, beginner waves and exhilarating waves for advanced surfers only.

This Yoga & Surf retreat in Indonesia is designed to combine the thrill of surfing with the many benefits of yoga: A better balance, improved concentration and a calm state of mind.

Teach yoga on the breathtaking open-air Yoga Pavilion, and allow Nihi’s surf instructors to offer private lessons for beginners.

Incorporate daily massages for your students or get together and enjoy the many complimentary water activities at the resort.

The goal of this retreat is to provide your clients with a fun adventure in a jaw-dropping location that will leave them revived and refreshed.

Yoga & surf retreats need to be booked well in advance to ensure the best possible surf conditions. Nihi Sumba Island reserves the right to limit the number of surfers to a maximum of 14 per day.

Although there are no TV’s in the rooms, Wi-Fi is available at the resort. We do recommend to refrain from logging on as much as possible to make the most of your experience.



Listed activities and treatments below are per person, based on a 5-night retreat:

  • 3 x Daily Surf Slot
  • 1 x 4 hr. Surfari
  • 2 x 90 min Surfers Stretch
  • 1 x 90 min Alignment-based Yoga
  • 1 x 30 min Deep Tissue Massage
  • Complimentary scheduled group yoga & meditation classes at the Yoga Pavilion.
  • Activities by sea: stand-up paddle boarding and snorkelling around Nihi beach
  • Scheduled excursions & activities on land: Sumba Foundation tours, mountain biking, beach volleyball, organic garden tours.
  • Accommodation, based on double occupancy
  • All meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning/afternoon snacks and all non-alcoholic beverages.

Surfers Stretch

Improve your surfing skills with this gentle, effective yoga practice. A series of postures developed especially for those who spend time chasing waves. Learn techniques to alleviate lower back pain, build strength and agility, and stretch out stiff muscles. This class also focuses on proper breathing and concentration.


Searching for waves is what surfing is about. Although Nihi offers the best wave on the island, we understand that you might want to explore and check out other locations. Several breaks are located between 30 minutes to one hour from Nihi, and are accessible via car or boat.