Cap Karoso is located in the unexplored Ate Dalo region (West Sumba), a part of Sumba that feels frozen in time. Local tribes follow Marapu traditions dating back to the Bronze Age, with everyday life captured in indigenous artworks, megalithic tombs, and traditional houses featuring soaring 25-meter-high roofs that connect to the world of the ancestors. This local culture is surrounded by spectacular unspoiled nature, home to a multitude of endogenous species, calling out to adventurous spirits. Cap Karoso itself is surrounded by miles and miles of a wild beach and a few sparse traditional villages.
Spa & Recreation
Surfing, diving, snorkeling, biking, hiking and farming school
Food & Drink
Intimate dinners at Julang restaurant and all-day casual dining at the Beach Club. Cap Karoso brings the excitement, creativity, and consciousness of world-class urban restaurants into the wilderness of Sumba. Most of the vegetables, herbs, and eggs come from an organic farm situated right beside the hotel.
Cap Karoso serves as a gateway to the local ancestral Marapu culture, with work by several contemporary Indonesian artists on display. Marapu symbols are explored through weaving, pencil on paper, photography, and more. Cap Karoso also hosts temporary exhibitions of artists in residency, while an on-property boutique offers local arts and antiques, cosmetics, and design objects.
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