Hi Tempe, I just joined this forum and notice that you've posted enquiry about Sumba. Well, I've been to West Sumba 5x in 2008, loves it. I recently bought a big plot of land on the beach. I normally end up trolling or coral fishing on the north beach. Beaches are just beautiful, white sand for miles with no other souls around. If you like surfing, you may want to go to southern beaches where the swells are big and coming from the Indian ocean. Accommodation (losmen type) is cheap but clean, lobster is definitely a must if you go there and source it directly from the fisherman (normally on southern beaches) for rediculous cheap price, the last time I paid Rp. 100,000 for almost 2kg and grill it on the beach. Write me if you need more info, I can hook you up with my guy on the island, he speaks perfect english.