Padang Bai (also Padangbai and Padang Bay) is a small port town in East Bali.
Most visitors to Padang Bai are there to catch a boat to Lombok. It is though a charming little place in its own right and many people cancel their trip in order to spend more time in this lovely village. Spending a night or two here will certainly not be time wasted.
ATM in Padangbai
There are four ATMs in Padang Bai: Three between the Perama office and the police station on the main road coming into town. The BRI bank has an ATM next to its branch office, which does not accept VISA cards and gives a maximum of 500,000 IDR. The other two ATMs on this road are BNI (24hr with maximum of 2,000,000 IDR) and Mandiri (500,000 IDR max.) Both accept VISA cards. There is another Bank Mandiri ATM on the beach road between the ferry and the fast boat jetty (accepts VISA cards and gives a maximum of Rp 2,500,000).
Food in Padangbai
There are several restaurants and local warung (food counters) inside and around Padangbai harbor. You can easily get some food or drinks.
Sleep in Padangbai
If you decide to overnight around Padangbai harbor areas, there are numerous selections of accommodation near the harbor, ranged from cheap backpacker style to splurge.
Gili Trawangan Harbour
Gili Trawangan Harbor
The harbour in Gili Trawangan is located on eastern side of the island, near from most accommodation and ATMs, and also local warung (local food place) and mini shop.
The beaches have mealy white sand and the water is look like a crystal, clear and blue.
You can do many activities such as surfing, snorkeling and diving. Gili have a good way to handle all interesting activities and there are many spots to be explored.
Gili Air Harbour
Gili Air is the nearest Gili from Lombok. It is also the most populated and you will find more trees there than the other Gili’s.
There are many activities that the tourists can do in this island. Snorkeling and diving are the highlight of the activities. Snorkeling area are located in the southeast (opposite-facing Lombok Golf Kosaido) and along to the northeast.
Most of the accommodation and other tourism facilities are on the south and east coast of Gili Air, facing to the Lombok. To get around the island, the only means of transport are Cidomos, horse drawn carriages. Bicycle rentals are available too.
Bangsal is a tiny little port in northwestern Lombok. It’s one of Lombok’s main harbors. You will find it on the north side of North Lombok Pemenang, it is very popular and you can reach it easily. Bangsal Harbor has toilets and also a waiting area so you can wait for your boat comfortably.