Kampung Raja Prailiu is a traditional village, known for Sumba Ikat weaving, megalithic tombstones and friendly people. This listing is for two private bungalows with their own bathrooms which are a comfortable and relaxing base from which to explore the culture and landscape of Sumba. Prailiu is in the main town of Waingapu, between the airport and the town, max. of 15 mins walk to most places
There are two Guest Houses, small versions of a traditional Sumbanese home. In each house a bedroom and bathroom extends out on to a lovely balcony beneath the alang-alang grass roof. With a view of the horse racing field and the mountains in the distance this is a cool, airy place to relax and chew some betel nut.
Both Guest Houses have queen size beds inside a large mosquito net, and extra beds with mosquito nets can be provided. There is also a fan, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities and drinking water provided. Aircon is not needed as there are lots of windows and always a lovely breeze up on the hill. Breakfast is provided - choose from Western, Indonesian and Sumba style, and you are welcome to join the family for other meals (additional cost of Rp25,000/person).
Kampung Raja Prailiu was the centre of the Lewa-Kambera Kingdom during Dutch colonial rule, and remains the cultural heart of Waingapu. Traditional ceremonial houses, mixed with more modern houses represent Prailiu as a centre for living culture, ancient customs adapting to a rapidly changing world.
The Guest House is 200m from the main house, where you can eat with the family, learn about the largest megalithic tombstone in East Sumba, see ikat weaving in action and play soccer with the kids of the village. Wireless internet is also available at the main house.
Guests are invited to eat with the family, learn about Sumba ikat weaving, hear the story of the largest megalithic tombstone in East Sumba or play soccer with the kids.
Prailiu is located just 3kms from the centre of town and 6kms from the airport (we can pick you up for a cost of Rp.50,000). Hire cars or buses can be arranged to pick you up from Prailiu for other destinations like Kalala, Tarimbang, Laiwanggi-Wanggameti National Park and West Sumba (Waikabubak and Tambolaka).
No smoking in the Guest House please.
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Umbu Ndjurumanna (Uman), Sarah Hobgen, our son Jack the extended family are your hosts in Prailiu. Uman's family have lived here for many generations, but Sarah is a relative newcomer having been in Sumba for about 7 years (originally from Australia).
We are keen to introduce you to the sights and sounds of Sumba, with a comfortable place to retreat to, for a good night's sleep (or afternoon nap!).