An exclusive Aqua Blu voyage combined with iconic NIHI hospitality

Authentic and untamed. Take the path less traveled together with two iconic hospitality brands to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the remote and rugged vistas of East Indonesia.

Depart from Bali aboard an Aqua Blu private charter and spend a four-night nautical exploration of the famed Komodo National Park. Hike Padar island’s rugged landscape for iconic sunrise views over Flores, discover Moyo island’s teeming wildlife and secret waterfall, and dive among manta rays in the world-famous Gili Lawah as you sail east in understated elegance towards Sumba.

Unwind for three magical nights in five eco-luxury villas of NIHI Sumba resort, where morning dips with the island’s swimming horses are legendary, signature spa experiences abound, and the world’s most coveted private wave calls itself home.

Day 1
INDONESIA
Benoa (Bali)

Arrive at Bali to a warm welcome. Board Aqua Blu and cruise to Moyo Island as the sun sets.

Day 2
INDONESIA
Moyo Island

Arrive in Moyo, a remote hilly island with a handful of fishing villages. Discover wildlife en route to a spectacular waterfall at the center of the island, dive and snorkel the shallow Angel Reefs for an unforgettable experience. Overnight sail east towards the Komodo National Park.

Day 3
INDONESIA
Batu Moncho Bay, Gili Lawah

Enjoy spectacular sunrise and breakfast with Sangeang volcano as the backdrop and arrive at Batu Moncho Bay, a remote haven for snorkelers and divers. In the afternoon discover Gili Lawah, a world-famous spot for drift snorkeling and diving. Large pelagics fish are very common as well as manta rays, giant trevallies and big schools of barracuda.

Day 4
INDONESIA
Padar, Horseshoe Bay

Morning hike up the savannah hill of Padar for iconic views of the sunrise over Flores. During breakfast, sail through a spectacular sea passage to arrive in Horseshoe Bay, a dramatic curvature of land that is the remains of an ancient volcano caldera. Visit sea eagles and Komodo dragons’ favorite haunts aboard Aqua Blu’s skiffs or choose to dive or swim in the pristine waters offboard. In the late afternoon, sail for Sumba island.

Day 5
INDONESIA
Waikelo (Sumba)

Disembark at Waikelo (Sumba) anchorage for the onward journey to NIHI Sumba in a signature open-air safari vehicle. Enjoy flexible time at NIHI Sumba whether it is swimming with horses, participating in yoga and meditation classes, or stand up paddling down the Wanukaka river.

Day 6
INDONESIA
Sumba

Rest and relax in stunning eco-luxury while taking advantage of your bespoke activity of choice. Join a tour of the Sumba Foundation Projects, go mountain biking in the lush jungles, jump into the crystal clear waters of the Weekuri lake or Blue Waterfall after a customized picnic, or dine underneath stars at the Nest, perched on the edge of the Indian Ocean.

Day 7
INDONESIA
Sumba

Treat yourself at Nihioka Spa Safari and lounge the last day away at Nio Beach Club, where lunch is served freshly caught from the sea, grilled or baked in wood fired clay ovens, accompanied with produce from the organic gardens.

Day 8
INDONESIA
Sumba

NIHI Sumba guests will be transferred to Tambolaka Airport in signature open-air safari vehicles.

Aqua’s
inclusions

  • Private charter accomodation for up to 30 passengers (15 cabins).
  • All meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning/afternoon snacks while onboard.
  • Non-alcoholic drinks, premium wines and beer.
  • All expert-guided land and shore excursions including park fees.
  • Snorkeling equipment and wetsuits.
  • Scuba diving and equipment.
  • All available non-motorized water sports – kayak, stand up paddleboard, floats.
  • Outdoor gym, equipment and scheduled meditation sessions.
  • Laundry.
  • Group transfers to/from vessels on recommended flights.
  • Internet with limited connection.

Nihi’s
inclusions

  • All meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning/afternoon snacks and all non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Return transfer from Waikelo Harbor and Tambolaka Airport.
  • Roundtrip airport transfers in NIHI’s signature open-air Safari vehicle.
  • 1x 60-minute massage, per person.
  • 1x Swimming with horses, per person.
  • Chocolate Making Class at Chris and Charly’s Chocolate Factory.
  • Wi-Fi Internet.
  • Mini Bar.
  • 6 pieces laundry, per person per day.
  • Tour of the Sumba Foundation Projects and mountain biking.
  • Activities by sea: stand-up paddleboarding and snorkeling around Nihiwatu beach.
  • Scheduled group yoga & meditation classes at the Yoga Pavilion.
Villas included in this package: Raja Mendaka Estate, Puncak Villa, Mamole Tree House and 2 x Kanatar Villas.
Terms and Conditions
Aqua Blu and NIHI Sumba Deposit and Cancellation Policies
  • Full payment required for all 2020 bookings at time of reservation.
  • For all 2020 bookings, dates may be transferred to another period between April and September 2021 should there be a government-imposed travel lockdown. Should these dates not be fulfilled, 100% refund will be offered.
  • For 2021 charters, first deposit of 10% of gross charter cost is required at reservation, with 20% due 180 days prior to departure, and final payment due 90 days prior to departure.
  • For all 2021 bookings, cancellations made 181 days or more prior to departure will be refunded 50% of the deposit, with the remaining 50% retained as a service charge.
  • For 2021 cancellations made 180 days to 91 days prior to departure, all monies received are non-refundable.
  • For 2021 cancellations made 90 days or less prior to departure, payment of full net client hire cost will be applied as penalty.
Terms and Conditions
Aqua Blu and NIHI Sumba Deposit and Cancellation Policies
  • Full payment required for all 2020 bookings at time of reservation.
  • For all 2020 bookings, dates may be transferred to another period between April and September 2021 should there be a government-imposed travel lockdown. Should these dates not be fulfilled, 100% refund will be offered.
  • For 2021 charters, first deposit of 10% of gross charter cost is required at reservation, with 20% due 180 days prior to departure, and final payment due 90 days prior to departure.
  • For all 2021 bookings, cancellations made 181 days or more prior to departure will be refunded 50% of the deposit, with the remaining 50% retained as a service charge.
  • For 2021 cancellations made 180 days to 91 days prior to departure, all monies received are non-refundable.
  • For 2021 cancellations made 90 days or less prior to departure, payment of full net client hire cost will be applied as penalty.

Choose your travel period

AQUA BLU - NIHI SUMBA
Bali to Sumba
Oct - Nov 2020 | Max 30 guests
EXCLUSIVE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS
7 Nights
From (USD)
$181,545
AQUA BLU - NIHI SUMBA
Bali to Sumba
Apr - Sep 2021 | Max 30 guests
EXCLUSIVE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS
7 Nights
From (USD)
$235,785
AQUA BLU - NIHI SUMBA
Bali to Sumba
Apr - Sep 2021 | Max 30 guests
EXCLUSIVE FOR INTERNATIONAL GUESTS
7 Nights
From (USD)
$280,552