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Cap Karoso

Cushioned on the wild shores of Sumba Island, Cap Karoso is a reimagined traditional village blending seamlessly into the landscape. Boasting indoor-outdoor living, miles of pristine beaches; lose yourself in a secluded, exotic and sustainable paradise.

Sumba Island, Indonesia
Cap Karoso
  • Sink into the far-flung shores of the exotic Sumba Island with turquoise waters along the miles of stunning natural shores

  • Secluded modern villas with private swimming pools and open-air bathtubs, private decks, and lush gardens

  • Devour fine dining at Julang, welcoming guest chefs from France and beyond for short residences, creating an intimate experience around the chef’s table

  • Soak up the vibe of the Beach Club, relaxed dining, sunset cocktails with cuisine featuring products from the farm


Cap Karoso really does takes you off the beaten path of Indonesian travel, a beautiful resort hidden amongst the untamed beauty of southwestern Sumba. Surrounded by acres of gardens, miles of stunning beach and tranquil waters, drawing harmony and sustainability from this rural haven. The owners had a clear vision to build a unique resort drawing on the local culture and people to create a space that aligns with their beliefs, style, cuisine and art. Submerged in the untamed beauty of Sumba, Cap Karoso brings the natural beauty of a traditional Indonesian village with unique contemporary architecture.

Design and sustainability are at the core of this uber chic resort, the beautiful 47 rooms and 20 villas are impeccably designed, with natural materials, bamboo and local artisan art that peppers these tranquil retreats. Using age-old craft and contemporary art and design to create these fresh open spaces, the epitome of indoor-outdoor living, with accents of bamboo and wood, open-air bathtubs, private decks, gardens, and beach views. For families the two-bedroom villas are ideal, giving plenty of free-flow space and for couples the offerings are spectacular, beautiful romantic villas and studios creating private nooks amongst the lush vegetation.

Julang offers fine dining and the option of a community table to share the colorful cuisine, with exquisite menus created from the seasonal produce from the resorts own organic farm. Julang also welcomes star chefs from France and beyond for short residencies. The Beach Club is the perfect place to enjoy casual yet refined cuisine featuring products from the farm, with the focus very much on sharing and celebration of local produce. Head to Apicine and enjoy a flawless drink and delicious Indo-Basque finger foods with majestic horizon views.

Unplug from everyday life and absorb the Sumban pace of life. Encased in the ancient spirit and rituals, you can tap into this way of life through the experiences available here. The Spa is set in a traditional Sumbanese house, where you can indulge in spa rituals derived from local shamanic healing techniques and try out the local holistic treatments. Yoga and meditation classes are offered daily, either on the beach, cliffs or yoga pavilion. Make the most of the diverse waters that surround the resort, swim and snorkel the calm Karoso lagoon or catch a perfect wave in Pero, fish with locals, or dive into the tantalizing turquoise of the Weekuri saltwater lake.

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Location

Sumba Island, Indonesia

Cap Karoso is in Kodi on the southwestern coast of Sumba. Sumba Island is an hour by plane from Bali, with daily flights out of Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar to Tambolaka Airport in Sumba. Once you land in Sumba, Cap Karoso is just a 40-minute drive from Tambolaka Airport.