The Rumah Pohon Treehouse in Nusa Penida is your tiny dream house. It is your dream dollhouse, perhaps, when you were younger. And it’s not just your house on top of a tree, but it is also your viewpoint to a few islands below. You would nevah find a treehouse in the world where the views are as stunning as these.
Last weekend, we went to Nusa Pineda, an island off the eastern coast of Bali. The island is a 30-minute ferry ride through the Indian Ocean.
Since we came here during the pandemic, no one was collecting entrance fees to all our destinations. Our guide pointed the way down and left us to ourselves.
Going down, of course, was easy peasy. However, going up can be really exhausting but good for your calves and bottom I guess. 😀
Most tourist will stop at the treehouse. They take photos and leave.
I can’t blame them, the views from here are to die for.
But I encourage you to walk up to the top.
It’s higher ground and there – you’ll find the bird’s eye view of the whole surrounding.
You will also find a small altar replete with offerings for the gods of the island.
How to get to the Treehouse
To get to Rumah Pohon Treehouse, you have two options:
(1) Hire a car with a driver who knows the zigzag-y and narrow road of the island. I would recommend this if you are with friends whom you can share the cost with. Take note – you can’t rent a car without a driver – both are a package. This is to boost local employment on the island. Getting a car is also for those who don’t want to get sunburned! Yep, there are still tourists who bring an umbrella and huge hats to avoid the heat – wherever they go! 😀
(2) Rent a motorbike. This is advisable if you are in a hurry to get from one place to another. The disadvantage of doing this or on your own is that wifi/roaming data in the island sucks! So, you won’t be able to use your Google Maps most of the time. You might spend much of your time finding the right direction. By the time you reach your destination, it’s already sunset. 😀
Where to Stay in Nusa Pineda
My friends and I stayed at Penida Bambu Green Villa. As the name suggests, the rooms or houses are made of bamboos – simple but well-designed. And yes, it’s a very photogenic place, too – so your Instagram feed will be amazing! The property has a swimming pool and excellent wifi connection. The staff members are accommodating and were helpful. Most of all, despite our worries, there were no mosquitos. We really had a sound sleep all throughout the night.