Raja Lima Nusa Penida (also commonly known as the thousand island viewpont) is a spectacular viewpoint with panoramic views of the ocean and the various islands. This scenic point got its name due to the number of small islands and unique rock formations that can be seen in the ocean. It is a one of a kind view that can’t be missed if you’re visiting Nusa Penida.
How to get to Raja Lima Nusa Penida – The Thousand Island Viewpoint
We visited the thousand island viewpoint directly after visiting Atuh Beach. This took roughly 15 minutes through the very rocky and damaged roads. The viewpoint has a few different names but on Google maps it should come up as ‘Atuh King Five Nusa Penida’.
The best way to get around is to rent a scooter which will cost you 70k IDR for the day. This way you’ll have the freedom to drive yourself around. Another popular option on Nusa Penida is to rent a driver for the day to take you on a private tour.
Where to stay
Most accommodation in Nusa Penida is located on the north of the island. There are a variety of accommodation types ranging from hostels to small beach front hotels. We stayed at the Jasmine Inn and found it was a good location although with limited food options. Semabu Hills Hotel is one of the nicer hotels in the area if you’re looking for a bit of luxury.
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Entry costs 5K IDR per person. This gives you access to the 2 different viewpoints as well as the famous Nusa Penida Treehouse which is located within the same area.
You can purchase food and drinks at the small local restaurant located just past the ticket booth. A large bottle of water will cost you 10K IDR and a plate of mi goreng will cost 15k IDR.
What to expect at Raja Lima Nusa Penida – The Thousand Island Viewpoint
After you pass the ticket booth, head down the stairs. There are railings made out of sticks and rope that are there for safety precautions. However, we wouldn’t necessarily rely on them all that much. The walk will take 5 minutes down some paved stairs to reach the first viewpoint for the thousand islands. From this lookout, you will see large rock structures spread throughout the water. You’ll also see endless amounts of ocean and untouched white beaches that look like paradise. Additionally, if you continue walking for a few more minutes you will come across the famous Nusa Penida Treehouse. The views from the treehouse deck are absolutely incredible and breathtaking. We can only imagine how amazing it would be to wake up to a view like that.
Continue past the treehouse to reach the final thousand island viewpoint. This viewpoint isn’t the best for photography due to an Indonesian statue placed at the end of the cliff which slightly obstructs the viewpoint. If you’re not looking to take undisturbed photos of the view, then this viewpoint is still a great spot to admire the spectacular, untouched scenery.
For more awesome places to visit in Nusa Penida, be sure to check out our Top Things To Do In Nusa Penida blog!