Located on a hill facing the Indian Ocean in a remote place on Sumba island makes Sumba Nautil Resort a good place for your hideaway. Rooms are housed in seven bungalows furnished with Sumba artifacts and crafts.
The bungalows are based on twin sharing, each with a king-sized bed or twin beds, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom with hot water, mini-bar, electric kettle, and a safety deposit box.
This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
Cultural & Social
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
This Resort was built mainly in order to help the local people with the following; providing them skills, jobs and better living conditions including nutrition, hygiene and education. Teaching them all about the connection and importance of building skills, the teacher Ali, is a contractor in France who works hard to share knowledge and teaches staff everything in connection with the resort, from gardening to technique, from reception to cooking.
Sumba Nautil Resort actively informs clients and guests in house about the local culture and how to get through to the neighbouring villages. The hotel adopted Sumba architecture into the resort's restaurant building to show respect and appreciation to the local culture. The rooms and public spaces have been decorated with Sumba handicrafts and Sumba cultural items such as Sumba hand-woven textiles. Lastly, the resort informs clients about the up coming cultural events in Sumba, especially the Pasola festival in Lamboya which is very close to the hotel.