Indonesia has over one thousand islands, not only beautiful Bali paradise but also many pristine but exciting islands.
Sumba island in Indonesia – Mysterious jewel
Located in the Nusa Tenggara archipelago, is just about an hour to fly to Bali, Sumba owns quiet beauty, makes anyone who has set foot here have to be surprised. Sumba island is 2 times larger than the Bali but almost isolated from urban development. Convenience on the island has not really developed. Sumba Island is famous for Tarimbang Bay – located in the heart to the east of the island, enchanting guests to enjoy surfing and diving. Not crowded and noisy, you can enjoy the game in the nature surrounding.
Sumba island is also well-known for the resort was considered as the world’s best – Nihiwatu. Stay here, guests can enjoy their vacation on the beach Nihiwatu which stretches of white sand beach, less inhabited, and calm blue water. Nihiwatu Beach is considered one of the best places to enjoy most beautiful sunset in Indonesia. Resting in the middle of nature, and do not miss the sunrise on the ocean or watching the stars when the night falls is what visitors will experience when coming here. And also many Lakes around the island. Weekuri Lake in the Eastern Nusa Tenggara, Sumba Island is the favorite destination. Unique feature of Weekuri is the salty lake direct infiltration from the sea, surrounded by high mountains and only separated with the sea only by a cliff. Standing on the cliffs, visitors can view extensively an large area of sea, sun and deep blue mountain forests. The lake is quite shallow and fresh due to the closed structure, there is no exploitation, business of human so that visitors could be free to swim, and be immersed in green water. Mountain road to the lake with lots of green tree, tropical grasslands, but this place is quite strange because there is no living animal. Beside the sea, there are mountains in Sumba island, vast plains with fertile vegetation grow. Guests can try climbing rocky mountain, camping overnight to watch the stars and enjoy the fresh atmosphere of the sea.
Current transportation of people here mainly horses. So, if you want to try yourself travel in the vast grasslands, or stroll around the coast, visitors can rent horses and follow the guidance of the local people. Sumba island in the dry season lasts from May to November and the rainy season from December to April, guests should note that choosing the right time to visit this place.
If you want to experience Pasolo festival, go to Sumba on the last February. The festival takes place on the occasion of the crop begins, opening ceremonial worship master and his entourage will go to the beach and start worshiping to god as Marapu creed. Here, they kill a chicken which is believe to represent to the evil to sacrifice, then use the chicken heart guess the message, if all goes well, they will break down deep-sea catch sea worm to open the festival. The centerpiece of the festival is the horseback javelin for men. The festival is a chance for them to make up the balance of things, each person of Sumba always tries to come back home to attend this festival even if they are far from here.Share this tour