Padang Bai Fishing Village

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Padang Bai Fishing Village
3.5
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3.5
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David D
Devon, UK15,223 contributions
Sep 2019
Monday 16th September and we travelled by Blue Water Express from Teluk Kode in Lombok to Padang Bai in Bali.

Arriving at the pier we were pounced upon by vendors selling sunglasses, fruit, snacks and food.

The pier was very busy with travellers leaving and arriving on a number of passenger ferries. There was another pier nearby for larger boats

The sea by the beach was very cluttered with all of the small boats close to the beach. What we saw of the beach had a lot of litter.

Getting out of the small village in our taxi was a bit of a nightmare it was all a bit chaotic.
Written 16 September 2019
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,072 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We had our guide bring us here and cost us 300,000 each for a boat and to go for two hours snorkeling. The trip itself wss great. Wrong sized gear did not help. My daughter spent some time picking up rubbish from the beach. It would be a lovely spot if the beaches were cleaned. To be fair you don't need to go on a boat to snorkel, just go off the beach from blue lagoon. Very crowded for parking.
Written 18 July 2019
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LOLA
Perth, Australia14 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We drove our scooter from Ubud to Padang bai
Arriving to town we were hassled by men on scooters who continued to followed us. This is very common and makes your feel scared.Not as friendly as other places in Bali for some reason. Not a good vibe. I would reccomend leaving for the islands from Sanur if you have a choice as ts a lot less stressful and people are friendlier.
Written 2 January 2019
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Damien87
Adelaide, Australia16 contributions
Nov 2018
I travel to Padang Bai every year to dive, I love this spot its not like your drunken Bali place very Quite with some great restaurants and quite beaches
Written 30 November 2018
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patriciacawley1
Blackalls Park, Australia96 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Went on tour with Gordo bali tours You guys are amazing from the moment you get in the car you are looked after the people u have at the snorkelling are terrific not only do they know the spots to go they give u tips to get to the elusive bottom and saw a TURTLE he was amazing the service from Ketut and the companies that you align yourself is amazing been on lots of tours in Asia this is the best hands down for value and service the waterfall was amazing those steps down didn't think this unfit one was going to get back up but Ketut Surance is the most encouraging person I know and patient luvvvvvv your service definately be back
Written 30 August 2018
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AnaRocha2014
Cambridge, UK244 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
There is nothing really to see or do there unless I imagine you want to dive.
The town is small very dirty, accommodation and food is expensive compared with other parts of the island and with lower standards.
It’s very annoying to walk around because there are massive groups of men’s constantly trying to sell you boat tickets and taxis.
Buy food, fruit and snacks from more local places is quite difficult, because they look at you and just give you a ‘special price’.
*BE AWARE of the scams related with the boats!! Never buy the tickets from the people in the street buy them directly from the ticket office.
The beaches around are terribly dirty, and to be fare nothing special at all. We spent 2 nights there because the sea was to rough to go the the Gilis, the first day was super boring we walked up and down the same streets all day and visited the two supposedly better beaches. For the second day we rented a scooter to visit other places.
I don’t recommend a visit or a stay, only if inevitable.
Written 3 August 2018
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Laura E
London, UK21 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We took a taxi from the aiport and when we arrived the taxi driver followed us into ticket offices to ‘help’ us buy or ticket. Needless to say we felt harassed and were horrendously ripped off with no one giving us honest ticket prices. Then, when the driver left, the ‘gentleman’ in the ticket office decided to let us know we had paid too much offering us a cheaper return ticket. This, despite him being there while we bought our ticket. DO NOT make the same mistake we did. Tell your taxi driver to leave you to buy your own ticket. Walk right down to the harbour where you can find stalls selling tickets for 200 idr. (One is behind the shaded waiting area). Fellow travellers paid 350 idr. More than this and you are being ripped off!!! Hoping other travellers can avoid the same fate by reading this. When I confronted the office they were rude, unhelpful and told us the price on brochure is 650idr so we should be grateful for the bargain price. Don’t fall for this scam!!!!
Written 6 May 2018
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rishi b
122 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
The Padang Bai Harbour is a popular spot for tourists to hop on to ferries to the Nusa Penida as well as to the Gili Islands and to Lombok. The harbour is predominantly clean and well kept. The harbour has small local warungs, incase you get hungry waiting for your ferry.
Written 16 April 2018
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CanisHan
Seoul, South Korea21,197 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
CC ( 18.01.19 )
I and my son stayed in this area 1 day before going to Gili islands. There was small fishing village, and many ship was operating to Gili and some area. In crowded time, there was many people and ships, but in the other time, there was calm and good. Though just 1 day in this area, there was good to walk around slowly.
Written 30 January 2018
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James O
Connemara, Ireland1,382 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
Passed thro here on way to blue lagoon. Busy spot. But main port for ferries to other islands. Used for ferry to Gily trawanga. Used CKYJAYA fast boat. Cost 400000 rupiah pp. It is expensive but you don't have much of choice. However ferry is comfortable safe and fast. 1 hour and 15 mins to destination. Some laugh on board plenty of beer and disco at 9 30am in the morning crew great fun. Now here is my warning the company will push you to buy an open return ticket to Bali again 400000 pp telling you it is so expensive on island to purchase ticket back to Bali or onto lombok. Absolute BullSxxh. The ticket to return to Bali to the airport included is 300000 or cheaper. To Lombuk airport can get for 180000. So do not purchase in ferry terminal in parang bai. A complete ripoff as a lot of things in Bali. They do not have any shame. Complete gangsters.
Written 16 January 2018
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