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Nomad Tropical Surf Resort - West Sumbawa, Indonesia. Indonesia


Sumbawa Surf Resort Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 38 reviews.

The Nomad Tropical Surf Resort is an absolute beachfront Surf Resort in Sumbawa. “Wife approved” and Peace of mind knowing you are staying at the hotel with the best restaurant in West Sumbawa.


Stress free holidays as we organise and book you the transfers from Bali or Lombok to hotel.


Easy wave for Beginners and Intermediate surfers just paddling distance only 20 metres from your room. Ideal for any type of surf trip from couples, Family holiday to travelling with friends. Still one of the best kept secrets and uncrowded spots in the planet 😉


We are privileged to enjoy the most consistent left hander in West Sumbawa and a right hand wave in front of the hotel. Your partner can sun-tan in the swimming pool while watching you surf. You can surf other waves if you book “Surf Guiding and Transfers”. Yoyos, Super Suck, Big Brother, Scar Reef, Little Bingin, Donuts, and a few other secret spots…


We can also book you accommodation in Bali or Lombok for few nights if needed.


The children can play all day long in the kiddy pool or playroom. If both parents want to surf you don’t have to worry. The resort offers babysitters to look after your children while you surf, go to the gym, play golf (2 kms away), Stand Up Paddling, massage therapies, pedicure and manicure, visit to waterfalls, visit to turtle Hutchery, hike to top of the hill, fishing, spear-fishing, and snorkeling, or just chilling by the pool.

Nomad is without doubt the best surf resort I have ever stayed at. The waves and food were insane and crowds not an issue.

Matt Hoy (Australian Pro surfer)

The Nomad Tropical Hotel is one of the best resorts I’ve been to. It’s mellow fun and you can surf all day.. You have the left out front, Yoyos down the road and Super Sucks close by… If you want to have a fun uncrowded surf trip with a variety of waves this is the place to go!

John John Florence (Hawaiin Pro-surfer)

The place is rad, Air sections and Tacos!!!

Dane Reynolds (Californian Pro-surfer)
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ROOMS – Sumbawa 

  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • WIFI Internet
  • Satellite TV (Star Movies, Sports, etc)
  • Mini-fridge
  • Water dispenser
  • Daily cleaning
  • Change of towels



  • 2 bedrooms per Vila
  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • 2 toilets per Vila
  • Private swimming pools
  • Yacuzi
  • Garden
  • Tvs
  • Dvd Player


Probably considered the best restaurant in West Sumbawa. Offers direct views to the surf break and it offers a wide variety of Western and local dishes. Our resort is all-inclusive which means all meals are included. Our guest testimonials speak for themselves.


Our Chef prepares delicious Dishes and desserts, kids and vegetarian menu available, birthday cakes, freshly squeezed juices,  2 Free snacks per person per day! (Spring rolls, Nachos, Fruit juices, Milk Shakes, etc)


All our breads, Samosas, Nachos, Spring Rolls are home-made. 


Lamb Chop, shank, scotch fillet, chicken Parmijana, mahi mahi, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas, chicken or Steak Sandwich, pizzas, nasi or mie Goren, tuna, mixed or chicken salad, fish fillets, seafood basket, chicken cashewnut, green curry, bruchetta, potato skins, samosas, calamari rings, Indonesian dishes.


  • 30 Rooms
  • 2 Private Villas with swimming Pools
  • 1 Private Villa with exterior Jacuzzi (Man Cave)
  • Honeymoon Suite with private pool and Jacuzzi
  • 2 level Restaurant over-looking the surf break
  • Huge Swimming pool
  • Massage therapists
  • Meeting room
  • 9 Hole Golf Course (2 km away)
  • FREE WIFI Internet in Restaurant and rooms
  • Indoor Play Room for children with toys and games available.
  • Spearfishing, snorkeling, and fishing gear
  • Gymnasium
  • Chill out Gazebos in front of the surf break
  • Movie projector at restaurant
  • Skate mini-ramp (bring your own skateboards)
  • Babysitters (We can provide you babysitters for 10 USD per hour. Needs to be booked in advance to guarantee the service.)



In front of the resort we have “Tropicals left” or “Tropis”. A good wave for beginners and intermediate surfers in Sumbawa. But don’t worry.. Also a great fun wave for experienced surfers. Its long rippable left hand point break which bowls into the inside reef. There is also a right hand point on the other side of the channel. Fast at the takeoff and then breaks slowly into deep water channel,  great wave for beginner surfers in West Sumbawa



Surf classes can be taught on high tide if swell conditions allow it.

300 USD per person per week. 5 days of 2 hour surfcourses. Equipment included.

Surf school has to be booked well in advanced to guarantee the availability of instructor


SURF GUIDING in West Sumbawa

If you book the Surf Guiding (Surf Pass) you will be able to jump in the vehicles with the surf guides who will take you to Yoyos or other local waves like Super Suck, Big Brother, Scar Reef, Little Bingin, Donuts, and a few other secret spots.


YOYOS: 10 min by car. Swell magnet which consists of The Wedge and The Hook.  Fun “down the line” right handers which offer both rippable rides aswell as barrels.

SUPER SUCK: 15 min by car. Needs big swell. Shallow and fast but on its day it can grant you the longest barrel of your life.

SCAR REEF: 1 hour by car. Breaks best with swells over six foot. This long powerful wave with fast take off and adrenalin from start to finish.

LITTLE BINGIN: Fun wave right next to Scar Reef, breaks left and right.


Only guests with SURF PASS bracelets booked in advance will be able to get in the vehicles to surf other waves like Yoyos and Super Sucks. Surf pass paid upon arrival is more expensive than if booked in advance.  Surfing the wave in front is free of charge.




The surf in West Sumbawa is great all year round! The months from June to August get the biggest swells and are perfect for SuperSuck and Scar Reef blowing offshore winds all day long so that is where we surf most days. But the morning and afternoons can still be fun out the front of our resort.


The in-between seasons of September-November and March-May can be the best! Surf in the morning at our front-yard Tropical left and right, with glassy conditions every morning and then go to Yoyos, Supers or Scars for a second surf.


Although Christmas, Jan and Feb are the best for the wave out the front and no wind and barely any surfers!


There is very good fishing and spearfishing all year long. The season for Giant Trevally is from October to May. August and September are very good months for trolling for Marlin. We have some Fishing rodsSpearguns, and snorkling equipment free for our guests although we suggest to bring your own to avoid disspointment or limited material for all guests.


A 9 hole golf course only 2 kms from the resort, in very good condition. Monkeys and other animals can be seen while playing. The Caddies are very helpful and will suggest Golfers which club to use for each hole. The price for green fee is 55 USD per person.  All equipment rental is available. Booking needs to be in advance.




Tropicals left



This truly exotic accommodation is located on a secluded beach on the South West corner of Sumbawa near to Maluk -Sekonkang, about  3 hours away from Sumbawa Besar. Only minutes away from Yo-Yo’s, Scar Reef, Super Suck and other world renowned surfing spots.


At the Surf Resort in Sumbawa there is also huge plantations of Dragon Fruit, Aloe Vera, and Banana. There is monkeys, wild horses and other wild life that can be seen while driving around the area.

Getting Here




Arrival and Departure any day of the week.

You just need to buy the plane ticket from your country to Bali. Once in Bali or Lombok there is different options to travel to the resort but the best is to get a flight from Bali to Lombok. Then get a driver to take you from Lombok (Praya) airport to Lombok Harbour.  At the harbour get a fast boat or Public ferry to West Sumbawa. We book you on the 4.30 PM Fast boat.

Then another short drive from Benete harbour to the hotel.




On the way back you can be in Denpasar Airport (Bali)  by 14:30pm with plenty of time to check in for any International flight departing at night.




If you are already staying in Lombok we can pick you up anywhere any day of the week at 6:30am to make the 10 am Fast boat to Sumbawa. You will be in the water surfing before mid-day.

They can also pick up at 1pm in Lombok to catch the 16.45 pm  boat to Sumbawa with arrival at hotel in West Sumbawa at 6pm.



Cheap flights from Australia to Denpasar (Bali) and Praya (Lombok) with




Reserve your room from anywhere at any time. Pay your reservation deposit by credit card or in Australian Dollars into our Australian Bank Account. 




Travel insurance is mandatory.


Outstanding balance is paid 30 days prior to arrival to Indonesian bank account or by transferwise. All fees missing will be paid by the guests upon arrival. 


Flights and boats are services we help organize to bring guests to the Resort. We try to make the journey as comfortable and fast as possible to bring guests to this remote area of West Sumbawa. We are not responsible for any Public Transport Cancelations or changes on the schedule due to weather, technical problems, or simply overbooking or any reason not under our control. We are not responsable for drivers in Lombok being late for pick up at the airport. They are independent drivers that we book for you on your behalf. Garuda doesn’t charge for surfboards but some airlines charge 300.000 IDR per surfboard which will be paid by the client at check in counter. We are not responsable for loss, damage, or delay of Surfboard bags. If boards get left behind Nomad will organize everything to get the boards to the resort although guests will pay for costs. Most airlines have 15 KG per per person but you can purchase extra kilos at check in counter. If the drivers don’t make it from the airport in Lombok to the fast boat in time because of traffic or flight delays you will have to get the public ferry which leaves every half hour.


Children 4 to 11 years old: 350 USD per week

Children 2 and 3 years old: 275 USD per week

Infants under 2 years old free of charge


Weekly Packages

Beachfront Premium Room


This all-inclusive package offers beachfront accommodation in Single room for one person, Twin room with two beds for two friends, or Double for couples.

  With Surf Guiding Without Surf Guiding

Single room

for 1 person

1050 USD 900 USD

Twin or Double room

for 2 people

745 USD 600 USD

Prices per person per week  


Beachfront Family Villa


Beachfront 2 bedroom Villa with private swimming pool, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and living room. One of the three Vilas “The Man Cave” was recently renovated and has a Jacuzzi.

Maximum 4 people. We can do exceptions for 5th person if its a child. 


  With Surf Guiding Without Surf Guiding
3 people 865 USD 715 USD
4 people 735 USD 585 USD


Prices per person per week  

Absolute Beachfront Honeymoon Suite


This all-inclusive package is thought for couples on honyemoon but any other couples are welcomed to book it as well.

The honeymoon suite is Absolutely beachfront is 1 metre from the sand, with private Swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

This package also includes a Romantic dinner and bottle of wine.

  With Surf Guiding Without Surf Guiding
1 person 1990 USD 1840 USD
2 people 1235 USD 1085 USD

Prices per person per week 


All packages include:

  • 7 nights Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch (main course, dessert)
  • Dinner (main course, dessert)
  • 2 surf guided sessions to any of the surf spot a day**
  • 2 sodas or beers a day
  • 2 snacks a day.  Nachos, onion rings, calamari, spring rolls, etc
  • Water, coffee, tea – no limit.
  • 1 traditional full body massage 


Packages DO NOT include:

  • Free Boat excursions ( as shown in Promo Video)
  • Free Golf course  ( as shown in Promo Video)


Transport Return per person

  • From Bali 150 USD (min 2 pax)
  • From Lombok 75 USD (min 2 pax)



You can pay your reservation deposit by credit card or into an Australian Bank Account.  

Packages for less or more than a week are also available.  



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