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cap karoso

Set on Sumba island, located off the axis of the Indonesian archipelago, Cap Karoso is surrounded by natural saltwater lakes and teal lagoons, with traditional villages and fishing harbours close by. The island’s wild beauty and local Marapu culture captivated the founders, embodying everything that the adventurous traveller could dream of (think ancestral rituals, breathtaking landscapes, and wildlife roaming freely), and they wanted to share this with their guests.

There are a total of 47 rooms and 20 villas, each one celebrating Sumbanese culture and tropical leisure. Indoor-outdoor living is naturally a theme here, and the interiors are dominated by hand-carved wood panels, bespoke ceramics, and local artefacts. From studios to duplex villas, there is something to suit every traveller here. But, for families or groups, opt for the 3-bed villa which boasts private beach access, a large private garden, beach cabana, and swimming pool.

Reinventing the beachfront resort experience, Cap Karoso offers the best of both worlds: serenity mixed with adventure. During the day, Cap Karoso offers a true immersion into island life: visit local villages and discover the incredible landscape. Come evening, the atmosphere becomes lively and sophisticated with leading mixologists and DJs providing excellent entertainment.

The main restaurant, Julang, is a unique mix between a fine dining eatery and a community table. Here, acclaimed chefs from all over the world are invited to bring their individual style and creativity, tasked with interpreting Sumbanese produce. At Explorer’s, the atmosphere is more casual with family-inspired cuisine designed for sharing, centred on local produce.

At the spa, indulge your senses with one of the relaxing and invigorating treatments inspired by local beauty rituals and the best of Indonesian massage. Located at the heart of the hotel, housed in a building with a peaked roof akin to the village’s uma mbatangu dwellings, treatments are rooted in shamanic healing rituals, with visiting practitioners offering meditation, nutrition, and life-coaching sessions.

There are two pools, one with Flores Sea views and a serene feel and another at the beach club which is more suited to families. For something more private, all villas come with a private infinity pool whilst the lagoon’s clear waters are equally as enticing.

Other facilities include artist ateliers, a creative Kid’s Club, an open-air cinema, and a gym. Through working with local communities, guests are offered the opportunity to experience life on the island, including traditional fishing, ikat weaving, and Sumbanese sandalwood horse riding.


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