Sumba is a developing destination, which is part of its current rustic charm. Without a fully established infrastructure, road networks remain rustic, and subsequent accommodation and services basic, and suited to adventurers seeking unspoiled charm.
It currently attracts around 10,000 tourists each year, a number set to increase as property development sets in, providing quality accommodation and amenities.
However, its an island that is ripe for careful development, that enhances opportunities for locals and maximises its unique features and rugged coastline that is laced with exquisite charm in the form of untouched bays, lagoons and surf spots.
Sumba is the perfect island for tourism. It has beautiful landscapes, amazing beaches, the best waves, and such a rich culture an history.
A key part of its new infrastructure is Tambolaka Airport, which has recently undergone an expansion to its runway, including the addition of lighting required for night flights to the territory.