Padang Bai Fishing Village
Padang Bai Fishing Village
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Brad G
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Do not visit this area as a tourist! We booked a fast boat to gilli t, as soon as our taxi entered the area we were told to pull over by what can only be described as a mafia. We were told our boat is cancelled and we must pay to go on slow ferry! Biggest scam I’ve seen, paid for our trip up front so had to pay the extra money to cross! Very dodgy place!
Written 16 March 2024
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rob
Lawson, Australia2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This place is quite pretty. However super busy with tourists trying to catch the boats.

I would suggest pre booking taxis before arrival as the local taxi scene is unpleasant.

If you try to walk without agreeing to their taxi prices they will follow you on scooters

I’m a mild mannered individual that was angry stressed and rude back to them

It’s a shame as in the short term this Mafia like approach to taxis will be fine but in the long run people will be put off by it. They will opt to get boats from Sanur etc
Written 2 January 2024
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Mark0vski
Geelong, Australia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was propbably the most impressive place we visited in Bali. It's a gorgeous little village where you can board ferries to the various islands. There are some great food places and accomodation along the waterfront which provide a lovely view of the harbour and all the boats. You can grab a good coffee there as well. For thos wanting a swim, the gorgeous Blue Lagoon beach is a short stroll over the headland. Highly recommend a visit here to get away from the hustle and bustle of Legian and Seminyak.
Written 3 October 2023
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Craig
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
There is rubbish everywhere even amongst the beautiful fish - it’s a disgrace that plastic is floating all around. Don’t bother coming here it’s shocking to see - it’s a crisis
Written 11 July 2023
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Ricardo I
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Got the boat over to Padang Bai from Bali. Upon arrival was set upon by pushy taxi drivers demanding it was their custom that only 2 women per taxi (there was me, my wife and 2 ladies we met on the ferry going to the same place) we had transport already booked.
Be sure to get off quickly and get your bag as it comes off.
As with taxis anywhere use a reputable company.
We went to Kuta where the atmosphere was different than the one we arrived into thankfully.
Written 4 June 2023
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Kay
Taiwan31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Got an open return ticket to Gili Meno with Ekajaya (one of the bigger fast boats) from Pakpret Tours for 700,000 while the official Ekajaya office asked for 800,000 (initially 850,000). Beware of how much you are paying for the boats. Warungs here no surprise do not list food prices and charge us tourist price. Worst of them is the Warung next to a big general store on Jl. Pelabuhan Padang Bai (the street that has the ATMs). 20,000 for a mie goreng that consists of one small pack of indomie, indomie sauces, boiled bok choy, and a fried egg. Fortunately we stayed long enough and some street food vendors started appearing and we got some quality snacks (5,000 each) to fill up our stomachs. Overall a town just for hopping to the Gilis.
Written 12 March 2023
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Zumtinelz
Lismore, Australia571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
We went for snorkelling on the reef at Jebun. Certainly worth it although it took us all a while to get used to the whole business of actually like, y'know snorkelling in what was a low swell.
Once we did, we saw many beautiful fish. You know all those fish you see in really well done aquariums - angel fish, blue wrasse, cleaner wrasse, parrot fish and heaps of small bright neon blue ones in shoals. Lots of others, a turtle and a stingray.
Also a great deal of plastic pollution that was very sad. Some areas of die-off bleaching too. But large corrals still doing well. Not super colourful in themselves, a few brighter ones here and there and to seal the deal anemones with clown fish. How cool.
The lovely young Made took us out and showed us across the reef. Equipment was all in great condition. Can't tell you the name of the guy who fixed that as it was all done by my driver.
INR 400kper person plus driver.
Written 4 November 2022
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Sophie S
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Avoid at all costs. Not one to write such a poignant review - mafia run taxis who bully to no avail.

We arrived from Gili T where we were harassed by numerous sellers and taxi drivers. We were seeking to travel by Gojek as it’s cheap, safe and reliable and prevents us getting ripped off. Hoping to book one, we left the main port to a nearby cafe where multiple offers were made by following taxi drivers, the cafe staff at D’steel seemed suspicious and felt like we were being constantly watched.

Our Gojek arrived, and suddenly a group of bystanders surrounded. Having already felt uneasy and very unwelcome in this area of Bali, we jumped in hastily. The surrounding locals then proceeded to stick their heads into the car and tell us we could not leave in this vehicle. At this point feeling unsafe and unwilling to give them our money (they were charging triple the price for a car we would feel unsafe in) seemed no option and they were not letting the car move.

We decided to walk out of the area in hope that we could book a Gojek safely. However, we were followed, constantly getting harassed on the side of the road.

So overall we highly recommend to avoid this area - we love Bali and all the locals, except this group of disrespectful individuals who call themselves the mafia. Never felt unsafe in Bali until this happened, and were left feeling shaken and disturbed.
Written 24 June 2022
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David D
Devon, UK25,300 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 Zealand3,317 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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