Fall in love with Sumba, over and over again. Our students, coming from all corners of the island, are ready to take you behind the scenes and introduce you to the countless wonders of nature, the Sumbanese culture, delicious food, and so much more. From adventure, over culture, to the ultimate relaxation, we have it.
With its rugged undulating savannahs and low limestone hills knitted together with fields of maize and cassava, Sumba’s scenery is breath-taking. We’d love to take you on a trip to discover these, and many more, wonders of nature. Whether you prefer mountains, endless beaches, impressive waterfalls or blue lagoons, we’ll put together a discovery trip you’ll never forget.
Let us pack lunch, drink and snacks as well, so you don’t have to worry about anything. Just enjoy! Please reserve at least 2 days in advance on-site or via WhatsApp.
Sprinkled throughout Sumba’s countryside are hilltop villages with thatched traditional clan houses clustered around unique megalithic tombs where villagers still pay homage to their ancestors in the ancient belief of Marapu and have retained most of the indigenous culture and traditions for generations. The island is also known for the precious art of Tenun Ikat handwoven fabric, and the origin of the strong and agile Sumba Ponies or Sandalwood Horses.
Let us take you on a deep-dive into Sumbanese culture. No need to pack lunch, let us surprise you in real Sumbanese style. Please reserve at least 2 days in advance on-site or via WhatsApp.
DINING AT MARINGI
Dining can transform a good holiday into an amazing one. No surprise therefore that our restaurant and bar lounge are among the favorite places for guests to enjoy fresh juice, Sumbanese coffee, cold beer, and last but not least, amazing food. At Maringi, our international chefs train our student-staff to prepare the most delicious dishes using hyper fresh ingredients from our own organic farm.
For lunch and dinner, our daily changing menu offers a mix of local and international dishes. You can enjoy your meal in the restaurant or in the garden. Please reserve at least 1 day in advance on-site or via WhatsApp.
SPA & WELLNESS
No matter the length of your stay, our spa experience is not to be missed. From therapeutic massage to invigorating body treatments, each element of your spa visit is designed to stimulate the senses and nourish both body and mind.
Our student-staff is made up of talented young woman that appreciate your suggestion to optimize their skills! All treatments can be enjoyed in the beautiful open-air spa pavilion or in the privacy of your own room.
Please reserve at least 1 day in advance on-site or via WhatsApp.
No wellness without yoga. Our open-air bamboo yoga pavilion is the perfect location to achieve the ultimate relaxation. Yoga practitioners from all around the world have been visiting Maringi to share their distinctive styles of yoga. Please send your request well in advance since we don’t always have a yoga practitioner on site.
CYCLING TO THE BEACH
Sometimes, spontaneous ideas are the best ones. Just take one of our mountain bikes on a 10-minute ride to the beach to enjoy a stunning sunset. Do you want to spend a whole day at the beach? No problem! Have a snack at Mario Hotel and enjoy the infinity pool right on the beach.
No need to make a reservation and no need to pay. The bicycles are at your disposal. Just ask one of our students, they’ll be happy to help you on the way.
One of our students will take you on personal campus tour on the day of arrival, free of charge. Be introduced to all Maringi facilities and all aspects of campus life. Enjoy walking between open-air bamboo classrooms, boarding houses, and lodges. Learn about permaculture farming, environmental awareness, and personal development.