In Sumba, you can expect pretty hillsides, limpid lakes, salted water Waikuri Lake, and some spectacular waterfalls inside the newly created national parks. East Sumba offers fascinating experiences of megalithic tombs that house the remains of members of the royal family, as well as authentic villages with locals specializing in exquisite ikat weaving, including for royalties. And how about driving West through paddy fields to a rarely visited weaving village where ikat-clad warriors will greet you on horseback. Then sitting in the shade on the veranda of a traditional house where a selection of authentic dances will entertain you before attempting to make our choice from a magnificent display of ikat, baskets, and beads. Sumba will undoubtedly cast its spell. Local traditions and even the houses are different from the rest of Indonesia, and if you are interested in seeing another side of this massive archipelago, then Sumba is one spot not to cross off the itinerary.