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Echo Alam Nusa Lodge

Bamboo huts and jungle views

Sakti, Nusa Penida T: (0853) 3358 5915  [email protected]

Echo Alam Nusa Lodge

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If you really want to get away from it all (well, sort of), Echo Alam Nusa Lodge is one of several guesthouses tucked away around the hills of Nusa Penida.

The simple bamboo and thatch huts are a tad on the pricey side for the offer, but the views, jungle setting and rustic charm, not to mention the excellent onsite vegan restaurant, Vegan Soul Kitchen (worth eating at even if you don’t stay), make up for any shortcomings.

Put your feet up and enjoy the views.

Put your feet up and enjoy the views. Photo: Sally Arnold

On a rutted track off one of the better paved roads in Nusa Penida, six kilometres from Toya Pakeh and six and a half kilometres from Crystal Bay, Echo Alam Nusa Lodge offers one older brick and thatch bungalow and several cute newer ones constructed from bamboo, all spotlessly clean, cooled with standard fans, and enjoy outdoor-style hot-water bathrooms.

The brick bungalow is slightly more spacious with tiled floor and twin wooden mosquito-netted beds—a narrow single and narrow double, which could fit three at a pinch or more comfortably a couple and a kid while the compact bamboo huts provide mosquito-netted twin mattresses directly on the bamboo floors that could easily be pushed together to make a double.

Simply furnished rooms with decent mozzie nets.

Simply furnished rooms with decent mozzie nets. Photo: Sally Arnold

The rooms offer little else in the way of furnishings—a bedside table and lamp in the brick bungalow and just a lamp on the floor in the others. Ensuite bathrooms are similarly minimalist, but enjoy a certain rustic style with raw cement and bamboo features. The huts miss out on outdoor seating to enjoy the views, but you can easily just open the door and sit on the step, or nab one of the hammocks strung up around the jungle garden.

Echo Alam Nusa Lodge doesn’t include breakfast, and it’s a little far to travel elsewhere for food, but we wouldn’t really mind been “stuck” eating from their restaurant for most meals. Vegan Soul Kitchen is open 08:00 to 21:00 daily in a beautiful open style bamboo building perched on the edge of the cliff embracing sweeping jungle views. The menu is extensive and varied and though not basic warung prices, with most mains around 45,000 rupiah is very reasonable for the quality of food.

Basic but extremely clean.

Basic but extremely clean. Photo: Sally Arnold

The lady who runs both the guesthouse and the restaurant speaks good English and is delightfully charming and welcoming. Echo Alam Nusa Lodge offers a free pick up service, but if you want to travel around, you’ll need to hire a driver or your own motorbike.

We love the serene jungle setting, ideal for a “tune out” style relaxing break, but if you prefer to party or are a carnivore, look elsewhere.

With somewhat similar style accommodation in a jungle setting, folks interested in the environment may consider volunteering at Friends of National Park Foundation with rustic digs near the village of Ped. If you prefer a few more hotel-like comforts (yet still fairly simple) with your out of the way lotion and views, Sunrise Penida Hill is worth a look.

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Where is Echo Alam Nusa Lodge

Echo Alam Nusa Lodge
Sakti, Nusa Penida
T: (0853) 3358 5915 
[email protected]
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º30'16.29" E, 8º42'25.47" S
Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

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