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.
We have 7 places to stay in and around 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.