Pantai Karoso, Ate Dalo, Kodi
Cap Karoso is spacious, sleek, and dotted with art. It’s also remote, on a relatively undisturbed stretch of Sumba’s west coast, where cell reception is blessedly spotty. The time it takes to get there is worth it: Guests will find themselves bobbing in the waters of lagoons and saltwater lakes, indulging in spa rituals inspired by Marapu animist traditions and indigenous plants, and enjoying farm-to-table shared plates at the all-day beach club. The resort can coordinate a workshop in traditional fishing techniques or ikat weaving if you’d like. But they also encourage exploration without hand-holding: They’ll give you a bike and a map and let you go at it. By night, Cap Karoso takes on a sophisticated, buzzy vibe, with cocktails, DJ sets, and dinners by whatever chef has taken up residency at the restaurant, Julang.