Today we are checking out from Oro Beach Bungalow to stay in Sumba Nautil Resort. We are still in West Sumba but we wanted to try different Hotel and stayed near Marosi beach area. Marosi Beach lies along the same coastline as the legendary Nihi Hotel‘s beach. I cannot afford staying ini Nihi Hotel yet, but we wanted to see what Marosi Hills and beach is like.
Praijing Traditional Village
Praijing Megalithic Village has become the pride of the Indonesian locals for decades. Praijing village consist of 38 traditional houses. The locals call these houses either Uma Mbatangu or Uma Bokulu, which means “the big house”. These structures, indeed, become the main attraction of the village. Also, the site is surrounded by shady trees and lush bushes which make the location feel shady and comfortable.
We wanted to go to Lapopu waterfall but because of the heavy rain, the access was closed. If you went to Sumba in the dry season you have to see Lapopu waterfall. I have seen the pictures and it was beatiful.
From Praijing we stopped for lunch at Restaurant Daun Ubi
Marosi hill and beach is not yet developed at the time of writing, But I have seen that many of the land in these hill have been purchased by foreign investor. So maybe many years from now we would see Hotels and Villas in this area.
Kerewei Beach share the same beach coastline with Marosi and Nihiwatu Beach. Similar like Marosi Hill, both Kerewei beach and Marosi Beach are undeveloped. Both are beautiful beach with creamy soft sand and crystal blue water, but don’t expect facility such as restaurant, sun lounges or changing room. The beach is an empty paradise.