This accommodation has one of the best views we have seen so far, and it can be found right next to the Thousand Island Viewpoint on Nusa Penida. It’s called the Rumah Pohon Tree House.
What is the Thousand Island Viewpoint?
The Thousand Island 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.
To get there you will have to walk down a few stairs, you will come to realize soon enough that everything on Nusa Penida requires you to walk down some stairs.
Halfway down the steps, you reach the first stop, which will be just to the left of you, and if you carry on down, passed the Rumah Pohon Treehouse you will reach the second viewpoint.
Near the second viewpoint, there is also a little hut where you can sit and take in the magnificent sights.
How to get to the Thousand Island Viewpoint?
The Thousand Island Viewpoint is located on the east coast of Nusa Penida right next to Atuh Beach and Diamond Beach which are a 5-minute drive away.
Luckily the drive from the ‘city center’ to The Thousand Island Viewpoint & 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 Island Viewpoint.
X Marks the Spot
Where to Park?
There are two places where 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 Island 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) afterward.
What is the Rumah Pohon Treehouse?
It is currently one of the most popular trending accommodations on Instagram right now 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, funs and mischief? Their very own treehouse in Neverland.
If you want to stay here, you can book here… ➩ Rumah Pohon Treehouse
We recommend booking a few months in advance because it is so popular.
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 to get to the Rumah Pohon Treehouse?
Luckily, the Rumah Pohon Treehouse & Thousand Island Viewpoint are in the same place. You will pass the first lookout point while on your way down to the treehouse and the second lookout point is 10 steps away from the treehouse itself.
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.
It’s worth mentioning that we absolutely loved driving here, gladly cruising for 3 or more hours a day because of the spectacular scenery, quiet roads, authentic local lifestyle and fresh air.
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! …but also, it’s not impossible…
Where to stay in 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:
While near Thousand Island Viewpoint & The Rumah Pohon Treehouse try and smash out these other attractions on the same day:
➩ Atuh Beach
➩ Diamond Beach