Waitabula

Where to stay: Waitabula

While most of the accommodation is concentrated in and around Waitabula proper, there are some worthy beachside offerings, including the magnificent Oro Beach and Mananga Amba Beach (both on the north coast). Pero Beach in the far more isolated southwest Kodi region also has simple accommodation available.

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We have 7 places to stay in and around Waitabula.

Waitabula

Airport-style hotels aimed at the local business traveller is what you’ll find in Waitabula. All offer a range from basic budget rooms for the lowly clerk through to something for the executive, and are found along the main street that runs to the east. Note that each hotel names this road differently. For a cultural option, the Catholic-run Lembaga Studi and Pelestarian Budaya Sumba (Sumba Cultural Research and Conservation Institute) has an accommodation business on the side. Waitabula is a good base for exploring West Sumba, but you could just as easily base yourself at one of the nearby beaches, where you’ll find more tourist-friendly options.

Oro Beach

Oro is not just a great beach, but offers a great play to stay too — it’s the best in the region.

Oro Beach Houses and Restaurant
Oro Beach Houses and Restaurant

Friendly and relaxing beachside comfort

From US$49 Walk-in

Mananga Amba Beach

Far enough out of town to seem off the beaten track, but close enough to visit all the sights, Mananga Amba Beach only has one hotel. If unrestricted sea views are what you crave, this is the place.

Mario Hotel and Cafe
Mario Hotel and Cafe

Great view for almost seven kilometres

From 550,000 rupiah Walk-in

Pero

On the southwest coast of Sumba, Pero offers a place to base yourself while being introduced to Sumba’s southern beaches and villages, without having to rush back to Waitabula. Take your time and feel at home in a local homestay.

Merzy Homestay
Merzy Homestay

Comfortable colourful homestay

From 250,000 rupiah Walk-in