Hop on a 55-minute Scheduled flight east of Bali and you’ll find yourself in the less well-trodden surrounds of Sumba, a truly picturesque Indonesian island. A paradise for keen surfers, the breaks here are legendary. Yet in recent years, careful investment has seen new levels of luxury available to travellers to the island.
Inland you’ll find undulating countryside, where savannah and low hills are planted with popular local crops such as maize and cassava. The hilltop villages here are relatively untouched by Western culture and still retain many indigenous traditions. So whether you’d like to sample the culture here or simply laze on 2.5 miles of glorious beach, you’ll find all you need.