Barefoot Luxury Retreats

The environment in which we find ourselves speaks volumes of our philosophy of promoting all facets of well being. Our focus is to have you leave rejuvenated, balanced and reconnected with the inner self and a plethora of activities have been designed to support our mission.

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Nihi Oka is an experience in itself and you should not forego this awe inspiring and unique safari when staying at Nihiwatu. A 90-minutes trek will bring you through rolling hills, typical villages and an abundance of rice fields up to the show-stopping final destination of Nihi Oka. On arrival, you will be greeted by the Nihi Oka team bearing fresh coconuts, invited to the tree platform for a healthy breakfast and introduced to your private bale on the clifftops, where you will be under the vices of your dedicated therapists for unlimited treatments. Your wish is your spa therapists’ command: what better setting than between two pristine beaches, among rice paddies overlooking the breaking waves of the bluest ocean!

Back at the resort, the pampering continues with the Boat House as well as the Beach Spa which offers a full range of massage and body treatments, along with dedicated wellness experiences, coupled with the sounds of the waves to soothe the mind, body and soul. All treatments may also be taken in the privacy of your own villa at any time.

Spa Bales

A range of spa treatments including the popular Nihiwatu massage can be enjoyed at the beach or jungle bales, or in the privacy of your own room. Our specially trained Sumbanese staff are on hand to offer a range of relaxing and reviving treatments at any time of day.


The Yoga Pavilion offers breathtaking 360 degree views atop the ridge of the resort, an open-aired platform for private or group practices. A place where the state of meditation will easily be attained, the surreal surroundings provide the perfect stage for that “me moment”.

Group Yoga classes are available for all guests daily. The group class may focus on one style of practice or incorporate a mix of classes encompassing Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Hatha, Restorative, Kundalini, Pranayama or Yin yoga.

Our instructors also offer private sessions and workshops with a dedicated focus on digestion, athletic problems designed for surfers; or practice of Pranayama, meditation, Pilates and Reiki.

Hatha Yoga

A gentler class than the Vinyasa Flow classes, Hatha Yoga consists of dynamic Yoga postures that will help you develop strength, balance, flexibility and increase concentration & inner calm. Learn correct alignment, conscious breathing, work with possible injuries, relax and enjoy!

Vinyasa Flow

Strong and energetic flow class, this style of Yoga links breath and movement through a creative, flowing sequence of Yoga postures. Expect to sweat and leave feeling invigorated and refreshed. Modifications are given for different levels. All levels welcome.


Inspired by the Ashtanga Primary series, this physically demanding class will help you build a strong foundation for your yoga practice. The dynamic set of sequenced postures begins with Sun Salutations A and B, then moves through various standing and seated stretches. Leave feeling calm, collected and energized.

Yin Yoga

Presented based on the teachings of American Yin Advocate, Paul Grilley. Yin Yoga is a Taoist form of Yoga that targets the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and spine. Instructed at a gentle, soothing pace, floor postures are held for longer periods of time (3-5min) to facilitate deeper opening. The long holds save space for mindfulness and connection within.

Self-Awakening Therapeutics

Replenish your body, mind and soul with this deeply restorative yoga practice. Find stillness in deep yet subtle stretches and relaxing music. Most poses are on the floor supported by props such as blocks and bolsters. Release and let go.

Surfers Stretch

Improve your surfing skills with this gentle, effective yoga practice. A series of postures developed especially for those who spend time chasing waves.  Learn techniques to alleviate lower back pain, build strength and agility, and stretch out stiff muscles. This class also emphasizes proper breathing and concentration.

Guided meditation and Pranayama

Incorporating both breath and meditation find connection with your inner universe. Learn simple techniques for sustaining single pointed concentration, clearing the mind and deepening your consciousness. Meditation promotes relaxation, blood flow, a sense of total well-being, and steady mindedness.

Pilates Mat

Pilates is a powerful and innovative system of mind body exercise which build core strength and stability. Each posture is practiced through mindful movement and proper alignment. Tone arms, legs and abdomen without excess bulk and improve flexibility, agility and posture. Pilates Mat helps to alleviate back pain, balance the physical body, and leaves you feeling stronger.

The Sumba Method

Surrounded by the wilderness of Sumba, along the private coast of Nihiwatu, we have discovered a unique and exciting way to combine traditional Bootcamp methods with intense resistance training. Using the simplicity of natural elements that surround us, and a yoga mat, the Sumba Method was created. This class begins with a light warm-up and cardio, followed by a series of specific intervals to target core, arms and legs. We finish class with a selection of yoga stretches that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, and ready to take on the day. All Sumba Method classes take place at Nio Beach bar. Get ready for an invigorating and exciting new way to sweat!

Bikini Fit

Flatten that torso and tighten up that derriere, while standing on one of the most breathtaking yoga platforms in the world! This class targets the abs and glutes through a fresh variation of lunges, squats and crunches. Come join us and vibe to our signature playlist with exercises that bounce to the rhythm of the music. You’ll leave this vitalizing workout feeling confident to flaunt your favorite bikini!

Private Yoga and Fitness Lessons

Enjoy a serene practice and personalized yoga or fitness session at your own leisure. Each class is tailored to suit your individual requirements, and can take place at our yoga Pavilion or in your private villa. No experience necessary, and ALL levels welcome.
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