Ngalung Kalla

Recharge your body at this off-beat luxury beachfront eco-retreat that connects guests with nature in adventurous ways.

Built with the three tenets of Permaculture in mind – Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share, Ngalung Kalla Eco Retreat is a perfect place for travelers seeking adventure and relaxation on a paradisiacal island.

 

The idyllic Ngalung Kalla Retreat sits on the southwest coast of Indonesia’s spectacular Sumba island. It spans 250 hectares of oceanfront, biodiverse nature and offers the possibility of disconnecting from more hectic, urban ways of life.

 

With multiple watersport offerings including world-class surfing, sport fishing expeditions to fish only sustainable species and lessons in permaculture, hiking to impressive waterfalls around the island, and soaking up views of nature including several endemic bird species, and a solar-powered infinity pool to dive in, Ngalung Kalla offers an adventure-driven antidote to the stresses of daily life.

 

Highlights & Activities

Surfing, fishing and other water sports
Surrounded by the famed turquoise waters of the Indonesian archipelago, Ngalung Kalla offers surfing, snorkeling, and kite surfing free of charge to guests. For those wanting to explore further afield, the eco-resort can also arrange long range surf trips, scuba diving, and sport fishing.
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Guided mountain bike tour
One of the best ways to cruise through the countryside is by top-of-the-range mountain bike. This can be one of the most rewarding ways to check out the hills nearby. You can cover a lot of ground and stop whenever desired for some snapshots or a chat with the locals.
Sustainability and regenerative agriculture tours
Your hosts will show you around the ins and outs of the retreat in an hour-long tour that highlights the systems based thinking approach to the design and management of the retreat. Subjects covered are: Composting, waste management, greywater systems, gardens, energy systems, animal systems, and more...
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Yoga and massage sessions
There are several yoga spaces, and, depending on the teachers in the house, several styles of yoga can be accommodated. Revitalizing full body massages are also available.
Solar-powered infinity pool
A 24-meter solar-powered and salt water chlorinated infinity pool is accessible over a 60-meter cable bridge spanning 20 meters above the forest below. The experience of swimming here is not to be missed, especially at sunset.
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12-meter speed boat to amp up adventures
Ngalung Kalla’s speedboat Utility is powered by twin 175HP Suzuki 4-stroke engines and runs at close to 30 knots to enable guests to minimize downtime between surf sessions or to make runs offshore for award-winning fishing trips.

Regenerative Impact

Founded with fifteen years of experience on Sumba Island, Ngalung Kalla Eco Retreat is built with the three tenets of Permaculture in mind: Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share.

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The Organic Wealth center at Ngalung Kalla offers courses on Permaculture Design and Natural Building where guests learn to apply practical Permaculture methods, develop action plans, and how to be guided by nature in daily life. The majority of the ingredients consumed at the resort are grown in their extensive agroforestry orchards.
Ngalung Kalla follows the highly-regarded fishing model developed by the Locally Managed Marine Area standards and guidelines. The dedicated conservation area is managed by the local community allowing only traditional fishing methods and banning gillnets, poisons, bombs, dive lights, and spearguns from an area. Traditional hook and line and throw net styles of fishing are still accepted.
To get to zero-waste, the property uses various composting methods and re-uses waste water to benefit their extensive agroforestry systems. Vermicomposting is used to treat waste water from communal areas and the bedrooms use Bason style dry composting toilets. The compost and waste water nourishes and benefits extensive veggie gardens, agroforestry projects, and fruit trees. By closing these waste loops the property creates a lot of abundance and is significantly lighter on the resources.
Using only 5% of the 250 hectares of conservation land to build the retreat, Ngalung Kalla was built 100% from local materials and with 100% local labor. The design honors the three tenets of Permaculture: Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share.

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Hotel Location

Ngalung Kalla

Surrounded by jungle and sea, with homegrown healthy nourishments from the local community, Ngalung Kalla on the southwest coast of Sumba, Indonesia is a perfect blend of luxury, adventure and relaxation in the midst of nature. Sumba Island is a surfer’s haven that offers a first-hand experience of the traditional Sumbese lifestyle.

Hotel Address

Kabupaten Sumba Barat, Indonesia

Closest Airport

Tambolaka Airport

Travel Time From Airport

2 hour drive

RT+ Membership Perks

Receive $99 travel credit towards a 3 minimum night stay

– Complimentary one hour full body massage
– A megalithic Sumbanese village tour with one of our local guides

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