Attractions

Top Choice Lagoon in West Sumba

Weekuri Lagoon

Almost as far west as you can get on Sumba is one of the island's most magical spots, Weekuri Lagoon. On one side, locals and tourists rent black rubber rings for 10,000Rp and float in the cool, crystal water; on th…
Museum in Tambolaka

Lembaga Studi & Pelestarian Budaya Sumba

Just 3km outside town, this Catholic-run NGO is in a working coconut plantation and has an excellent cultural museum. It was developed by Fr Robert Ramone, who noticed how, once baptised, Sumbanese frequently break …
Village in Waikabubak

Kampung Tarung

Tarung is home to five tribes, each with their own small, thatched shrine where only the local ratu (priest) is allowed to pray and commune with the marapu. Between October and November Tarung is the scene of an imp…
Village in Wanokaka

Kampung Waigalli

Downhill from the riverside settlement of Taramanu, just after the sports field, you'll meet a good road that leads to a huddle of about 30 thatched, peak-roof houses around a stone grave site on a promontory above …
Village in Wanokaka

Kampung Praigoli

Best known for its nearly 200-year-old Watu Kajiwa, the deeply traditional, sprawling village of Praigoli is notched in the dusty, leafy hills above Sumba's southwest coast. About 5km onwards from Praigoli is the tr…
Village in Waikabubak

Kampung Waitabar

It’s only a short stroll from most hotels to Prai Klembung and then up the hill that juts from the centre of town to Tarung and Waitabar.
Village in Waikabubak

Kampung Prai Klembung

It’s only a short stroll from most hotels to Prai Klembung.
Village in Waikabubak

Kampung Tambelar

Has very impressive tombs.