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Welcome to Betelnut Retreat


Reconnect with yourself - Reconnect with nature



Betelnut Retreat Sumba is a place like no other. On the coast, nestled in the Southwest corner of Sumba in the region of Kodi, this is a genuine piece of paradise. Deliberately kept very basic and authentic, so you can experience the simplicity of life by returning back to nature, spending time with us will change your life, possibly forever. At Betelnut Sumba we encourage you to take your shoes (and flip flops) and your watch off and feel time slow down to a standstill as all the distractions of modern life disappear (there is almost no mobile phone coverage). You can surf (an exceptional lefthander), lie in hammocks, read, go exploring, hang with the lokals, or just do nothing. If you want to find out more check out the pages below, or even better, get in touch with us directly and we can help you have an experience of a lifetime!



Betelnut Retreat started out as a love affair with the island of Sumba, its people (especially those down in Kodi where our retreat calls home), and its pristine waves. Ben has been coming here for the last 10 years camping on the land, surfing his heart out, and reconnecting with his soul away from the noise, hustle and bustle of the modern world. Then after a while he decided to share his little secret with the rest of us (Malcolm, Jeanne, and Eve), and we all equally fell in love with the place.

To be honest we've been pretty undecided and hesitant about whether to create a retreat in this part of the world. It would have been very easy for us to keep the secret of this paradise and its waves to ourselves, while also preventing the mass tourism that has taken over large parts of Indonesia. However, after talking it through with the lokals we have decided to create something that works in harmony with nature, and respects those that already live here. As such Betelnut Retreat was born.


If you have an enquiry, or would like to make a booking, please give us a call directly on WhatsApp, or send us an email and we will get back to you ASAP

Wainyapu, Sumba

Whats+62 811 2973 388

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