The Tree House (Rumah Pohon) on Nusa Penida has become one of the most popular attractions and one of the most popular places to stay! It is perched up on the mountain at Thousand Island (Pulau Seribu) viewpoint near Atuh Beach. Thanks to some talented photographers who shared this spot on social media, it has landed itself on the Nusa Penida bucket list of many travelers.
It is part of the Thousand Island viewpoint area costing only 10,000 rupiahs to park and enter, which is less than $1 USD. The best part about this treehouse is that it is actually a house and you can rent it out for pretty cheap considering how popular this spot has become and how insane the view is.
If you would love to wake up in this treehouse and watch the sunrise from the balcony with views over the coastline you can book a night or two in the treehouse. Personally, I would suggest that one night is enough. There is a small restaurant at the top of the cliff near the treehouse so you can buy your meals but other than that you need to bring everything with you.
Visit the Rumah Pohon Treehouse from Bali
Wondering about the best way to visit this beautiful treehouse. If you are based in Bali you can join a customizable tour from Bali with Four Elements Adventure Tour Company (the best tour operator on Nusa Penida) that lets you pick the beaches spots you want to visit. They will pick you up in the morning from your hotel in Bali, take you across to Nusa Penida by fast boat, and then bring you back after an incredible day of adventures.
I recommend choosing the Nusa Island Epic Tour or Nusa Penida East Tour if you are keen to check out the best beaches, and viewpoints or want to snorkel with Manta Rays. Remember to tell them which spots are on your Nusa Penida Bucket list and they will make it happen!
Remember to use the code ‘JACKSON‘ to get 5% OFF YOUR ENTIRE TRIP.
Booking a night in the Rumah Pohon (Treehouse)
You can book a night in the treehouse via Airbnb or Booking.com and both are the same price. The owner told me it is booked out months in advance, especially during high season so you may want to book well before you travel to Nusa Penida.
Book your stay at the treehouse: Rumah Pohon Treehouse
Where is the Nusa Penida Treehouse (Rumah Pohon)
The Nusa Penida Treehouse (Rumah Pohon) is located within the Thousand Island viewpoint. The viewpoint is one of the attractions on the island and looks along the beautiful coast of Nusa Penida. It’s not far from the famous Atuh Beach and it could be a good idea to combine these two spots into one day!
The island is quite big and it can take over an hour to cruise from one side to another depending on where your accommodation is located. The roads are improving very quickly throughout Nusa Penida as tourist traffic increases but if you are a novice scooter driver this is gonna be an interesting journey for you!
A motorbike costs a little bit more than on the Bali mainland. We got ours for 70,000 rupiahs per day with a full tank of gas. It wasn’t deal of the year but don’t expect to haggle down to 40,000 rupiahs as you might manage on the streets of Canggu or Kuta.
Nusa Penida Treehouse (Rumah Pohon)
Firstly, you might be wondering what Rumah Pohon means and it actually just means treehouse. This location is sometimes referred to as Rumah Pohon and sometimes as the Nusa Penida Treehouse so I thought I would reference both.
Thousand Island viewpoint or Pulau Seribu is one of my favorite spots on Nusa Penida. The parking and entrance was 10,000 rupiah per person, which is less than $1 USD. There is a small warung with snacks, drinks and simple hot meals at the top of the cliff. You won’t need to pack a big lunch as the hike is only short but it can get steamy so bring a water bottle.
There are several viewpoints that have had fences and structures added to them for the benefit of tourists. There are huge drop-offs here so the fences are to keep tourists safe! To get to the first viewpoint you need to climb down the steep stairway for about 10 minutes. Once we reached this first viewpoint we were pretty awestruck.
The view is incredible! We could see a small little empty beach sitting at the bottom of the cliff. It was paradise.
We continued on to the second viewpoint and then to the Instagram famous Tree House. There was nobody inside but the door was locked. We took a few photos here and debated whether or not we would stay out here. We all concluded it would be worth it for the feeling of enjoying the sunrise on the balcony of the treehouse!
The final viewpoints are a shrine and there is a little hut offering some much-needed shade. The day we went we were almost melting so this was a good reprieve. If you are lucky enough to stay at the Nusa Penida Treehouse enjoy your stay but if not definitely still come and adventure at Thousand Island (Pulau Seribu) Viewpoint!
Where to stay on Nusa Penida
I’m going to recommend three places to stay on Nusa Penida. All three of these spots are in great locations but each one is a little different. One is a luxury pick, one is a value selection and the last recommendation I have for you is where I recommend for the budget backpackers.
Ananta Bungalow – Value: The Ananta Bungalow is an awesome location right next to Crystal Bay, which is the best sunset beach on Nusa Penida and where the Manta Ray and snorkel trips launch off from. Basing yourself where you want to spend every sunset is a great idea.
The beautiful bungalows have a thatched roof, terrace and combine the island life with modern facilities. The bungalows how WiFi and air conditioning. These are iconic looking bungalows and for less than $25 a night they really are the best value place to stay on Nusa Penida.
Semabu Hills Resort – Luxury: Semabu Hills is definitely the best pick of the luxury options. It has an epic infinity pool that looks out over the ocean, which is an amazing spot to relax after adventuring around the island. With breakfast included each morning and luxury rooms, this is the kind of place you treat yourself to as a family or a couple.
Hostel Nusa Penida – Budget: There’s always a good hostel when backpacking in Indonesia and on Nusa Penida, this is your pick. Hostel Nusa Penida has free WiFi, is in a good central location, which is close to most of the main attractions, beaches, and hikes. It’s clean, modern and the staff are legends.
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Sunday 27th of October 2019
Are you able to get to beach for swim from tree house
Sunday 3rd of November 2019
Yes but it is quite a walk around but they have built steps down to diamond beach
Thursday 9th of May 2019
hello we would be going to nusa penida in June and we would like to know if visitors are permitted to take a couple of pics on the treehouse stairs even if the place is booked?
Sunday 7th of July 2019
Unfortunately for those trying to stay there, yes, visitors can pay a small fee and come down and take pictures on the stairs and on the porch and all over the place, starting as early as 6 in the morning. Not a place you want to stay to get any real sleep as people have reported other tourists rattling the door before they're even out of bed.
Friday 1st of March 2019
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Wednesday 25th of April 2018
Hello, i couldn't get to book one night stay in Rumah Pohon. :( Any other hotels or villa, you would recommend me to stay?
Sunday 8th of April 2018
thank u for your complete info about nusa penida :)