The island of Sumba in East Nusa Tenggara Province offers its own distinct splendours in the eastern part of the Indonesian Archipelago. Encircling Sumba are white-sand beaches that are the stuff of dreams, as are the island’s secret swimming spots and waterfalls further inland. Throw in some of Indonesia’s most prized ikat (patterned textiles) and the annual Pasola festival and you have one of the most diverse islands in Indonesia.