This idyllic accommodation has one of the best views we have ever seen, and it can be found right next to the Thousand Islands Viewpoint on Nusa Penida – it’s a little place called the Rumah Pohon Treehouse.
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What Is The Thousand Islands Viewpoint?
The Thousand Islands Viewpoint is made up of two main lookout points where you can view the many island outcrops and the beautiful white sandy beaches in the distance. In reality, you’re actually seeing Diamond Beach from the other side!
To get there you will have to walk down a few stairs. (Soon enough you will come to realise that everything on Nusa Penida requires you to walk down some stairs!) About halfway down, there is a viewpoint to your left.
Once you’ve walked down all the stairs, you’ll have to walk up some more again!
The most panoramic and breathtaking lookout point comes after passing the Rumah Pohon Treehouse. As the stairway opens up, you’ll see a white shrine guarding the outcrop that marks your best vantage point.
A little further up (to the top of the hill) there is also a little hut where you can sit and take in the magnificent sights.
How Do I Get To The Thousand Islands Viewpoint?
It is located on the east coast of Nusa Penida right next to Atuh Beach and Diamond Beach which are a five-minute drive away. We’d actually suggest visiting those beaches first and then sneaking up to the Thousand Islands Viewpoint for sunset!
Luckily the drive from the ‘city center’ to The Thousand Islands Viewpoint and Rumah Pohon Treehouse is not bad at all. It is a little rocky for 10 minutes or so, but most of the drive is on a relatively new road.
You will see this road when making your way to Atuh Beach or Diamond Beach. Go left for Atuh & Diamond Beach and turn right to go to the Thousand Islands Viewpoint.
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Where Can I Park?
There are two places you can park. You can drive past the little “pay” hut and park near the restaurant or you can park where we parked, a big space of land just before the hut. There is a little building with the sign ‘rent a tent.’
How Much Does It Cost?
Like mentioned earlier, there is a little hut near the entrance that charges visitors IDR10K per person, which is actually really cheap! Especially coming from Bali. This includes both the Thousand Islands Viewpoint & The Rumah Pohon Treehouse.
However, when we went (at 17:30) the hut was closed but the venue was still open, so we got to walk about for free and then just made sure we supported the local warung (restaurant) afterwards.
What Is The Rumah Pohon Treehouse?
The Rumah Pohon Treehouse is an actual real-life accommodation that you can book out on Airbnb.
It is currently one of the most popular trending accommodations on Instagram, and for good reason. The views are absolutely lovely.
It makes me think of Peter Pan. Can you imagine Peter Pan and Wendy enjoying the view as the sun sets over their land of toys, fun and mischief Their very own treehouse in Neverland.
If you want to actually stay here, we recommend booking a few months in advance because it is so popular.
➩ When you first sign up to Airbnb and book using our code you can score up to R600 off of your first booking and R225 towards an experience!
The Rumah Pohon Treehouse Reality
Although the view from Rumah Pohon Treehouse is magnificent it is important to note that it is a very basic treehouse with no fancy amenities. It comes equipped with a bed, fan and a shared outdoor bathroom.
It could be an awesome experience to stay in for one night… Imagine waking up at sunrise and enjoying the view! However, since it is so popular now, you might also be enjoying your view with other budding tourists trying to snap a pic on your doorstep.
So, in all honesty, we wouldn’t stay here, but we do feel it is worth the visit.
Don’t let our opinions put you off either, many people have nothing but praise and great reviews for the place. We just want to offer food for thought.
How Do I Get To The Rumah Pohon Treehouse?
Luckily, the Rumah Pohon Treehouse & Thousand Islands Viewpoint are in the same place. You will pass the first major lookout point while on your way down to the treehouse and the second lookout point is 10 steps away from the treehouse itself.
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How Do I Get Around On Nusa Penida?
You might be wondering how to get here.
Once on the island, you will have to rent a bike or scooter! It cost us IDR 390k for the week which was a little better of a deal compared to the standard IDR 70k a day.
The island is just too big to walk. Also, since the island isn’t as built up yet, they only have one well-maintained main route that connects all of the attractions, which means that you will have to travel about 45 minutes between each attraction.
We must say that we loved driving here! Cruising for three or more hours a day on these quiet roads, passing through the authentic local lifestyle and breathing fresh air was amazing!
WARNING: The roads to all the attractions are very bumpy and are not regularly maintained. Be very careful when driving! Byron and I drove a bike in Thailand for 2 years and there were still times on the island where we almost slid out and we watched many young couples fall! Be careful!
For a little more on the Nusa Penida Roads, read this.
Where To Stay On Nusa Penida
There are many accommodation options on Nusa Penida. It all really depends on what you are looking for and what your price range is.
Here are our recommendations:
Here’s our Airbnb code again. If you’re signing up, you could score up to R600 off of your first booking and R225 towards an experience!
While near Thousand Islands Viewpoint & The Rumah Pohon Treehouse try and smash out these other attractions on the same day:
➩ Atuh Beach
➩ Diamond Beach
Nusa Penida Video Guide
This is your cheat-sheet to the island. All attractions, all directions, all costs, times, secrets and more! We’ve done all the planning so you don’t have to.
Getting To Nusa Penida
You can take a day trip from Bali, or you can go by yourself and spend a little longer on the island. We’d recommend a week.
Catching a speedboat from the Sanur harbour would be your best course of action. You can book those tickets down below!
Book here: Sanur to Nusa Penida
Or delve into other Southeast Asia travel options on 12Go Asia.
Do You Have Ideas For After Nusa Penida?
In case you haven’t completed your Ubud travels, this is for you.
Are you done with Indonesia? Might we suggest Thailand?
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