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Luxury Bali and Sumba
Best for: Beach, Honeymoon, Luxury
Enjoy a luxurious trip through two of Indonesia’s most idyllic isles, from an all-suite hotel on Bali’s southwest coast to a luxury beach retreat on the lesser visited island of Sumba.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
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This eight-night itinerary is a great option for those looking for an Indonesian beach break that does not compromise on comfort. After soaking up the sun on the famed beaches of Seminyak, home to some of Bali’s finest restaurants, it is a one hour flight to the island of Sumba and the luxury beach retreat of Nihi Sumba. With a golden sand private beachfront, plush butler serviced villas, an endless array of activities, and truly extraordinary experiences, it offers a suitable finish to this luxury island escape in Indonesia.
Days 1 - 4 : Seminyak, Indonesia
Stay at The Legian for 3 nights
After arriving into Bali’s international airport, you will be collected by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel in Seminyak. Known for its wide sandy beaches, glorious sunsets and some of the best fine-dining restaurants Bali has to offer, Seminyak is the perfect place to begin this luxurious island break. Spend three nights at one of the most exclusive properties in the area, enjoying pampering spa treatments, unwinding on the beach or browsing the upscale eateries and high-end shops around Seminyak Square. You may also choose to head away from the coast to explore the ancient temples and lush countryside of inland Bali on a range of excursions.
Day 4 : Flight from Bali to Sumba
Days 4 - 9 : Sumba, Indonesia
Stay at Nihi Sumba for 5 nights
On the morning of day four, you will be transferred to the airport in time to catch a short one-hour flight to Sumba, one of Indonesia’s best-kept island secrets south of Flores. Enjoy five nights at Nihi Sumba, an intimate island resort renowned for its offer of understated luxury alongside truly extraordinary experiences. Spend the days learning to surf in one of the best surfing spots in the world, taking lessons in spear fishing, indulging in spa treatments, trekking through national parks to waterfalls and swimmable lagoons, enjoying delicious fresh seafood or simply unwinding on the golden-sand beaches. After what will surely be an unforgettable few days, you will be driven back to Sumba’s airport in time for your flight home via Bali.
When to go
Straddling the equator, the Indonesian Archipelago enjoys a warm tropical climate all year round, with a distinct wet and dry season. The wet season generally runs from October to April and the dry season tends to last from May to September, with days characterised by high temperatures and clear skies. Islands further east, such as Lombok, Flores and Komodo, experience more pronounced seasonal differences, with monsoon rains in the wet season and periods of drought in the dry season. The eastern islands of Java, Sumatra and Bali experience more intermittent rainfall in the wet season, when visitors can benefit from cooler temperatures and reduced crowds.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Things to do
Romantic Sunset Cruise around Jimbaran Bay
Enjoy a two-hour private cruise on a speedboat exploring the impressive coastline of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula at the southern-most tip of the island, seeing the shores, temples and surfers from a different perspective as the sun sets over Jimbaran Bay.
Picturesque Central Bali
Spend the day exploring some of Bali’s most famous temples, including the Taman Ayun Temple complex and the iconic ‘floating’ Ulun Danu Temple, combined with a visit to the bustling Candi Kuning market and the UNESCO-recognised rice terraces at Jatiluwih.
Land Cruise Adventure
Using customised Land Rovers, head off-road through classic Balinese scenery around Gunung Batukaru, Bali’s second highest mountain, visiting the rice terraces of Jatiluwih, the Hindu temple of Batukaru and lunch at a bamboo forest restaurant.
Jatiluwih Rice Paddy Cycling
Cycle through the UNESCO-recognised seemingly endless emerald green rice-paddy fields at Jatiluwih, offering superb views in all directions, before ending with a sumptuous lunch overlooking the stunning scenery.
From $4088 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
All accommodation and breakfasts
Private and shared transfers
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.