Sumba is one of three biggest islands of East Nusa Tenggara (Flores, Timor and Sumba Islands). The island has some of the greatest surfing and scuba diving locations in Asia, if not the world. It also boasts an incredibly diverse and unspoiled natural landscape featuring tropical jungle, emerald lakes, and pristine white-sand beaches all surrounded by an aquamarine ocean.
This gorgeous, hidden world is barely an hour’s flight east of Bali and Lombok and is arguably one of the fastest-developing islands in Indonesia. It’s little surprise the price of land consistently doubles each year. Part of the reason behind the increase is the development of essential infrastructure, such as two new airports and an extensive new road network that makes it easier to move around the island. New luxury hotel options and a growing number of public and private projects means reasons to visit are growing constantly. Sumba is also projected to run solely on renewable energy by 2025.