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Padang Bai (also Padangbai) is a small port in east Bali.Padang Bai is 54km east from Denpasar.

Perama, JL Legian 39, Kuta, Tel: 0361-751 551. They will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to your destination. Reserve one day in advance.

There are slow boats from Lembar (Lombok) every hour. The trip takes four hours (Rp 32,000).Ferry staff often offer their private room to tourist for Rp 50,000. Room is clean with 3 beds. Ferry service available 24 hours a day. Fast ferry recently stopped service.Perama Tour also runs daily cruises from Padang Bai directly to Senggigi (Lombok) for Rp200,000.

The Gili Cat and Perama Express operate from Padang Bai to the Gili Islands, see that article for details.


Padang Bai is a beautiful, small, friendly fishing village on the east coast. Not all but, sadly, a lot of people don't stop to enjoy the life of Padang Bai. Padang Bai is also the main ferry port for heading east to the island of Lombok. Most people on a limited time rush through on their way to the Gilli islands off the coast of Lombok and beyond.

The main beach is generally awash with colorful outrigger fishing boats built in the shape of marlin. The front of the boat shaped with the point of its mouth open wide and large eyes looking to the heavens to its curved bow ending in its upright tail.

Either side of the main beach are two other coves. To reach the secluded Bias Tegul Beach, back out of the the main beach cross the ferry carpark and turn up the road next to the police station. Keep walking up the hill until you see the sign to the beach on the right. Be careful on this hillside track. Before you head down into the cove turn around. Weather permitting you should be able to see the largest of volcanoes on Bali, Gunung Agung. It's a powerful sight. This village is noted for its diving and Gekko Dive (english) and Water Worx Dive Center (german/english) are the friendliest and right on the beach with their own bars for after-diving refreshments.

Shopping & Accommodation

Bamboo Cafe is a lovely place to eat great and healthy food - they use bottled Aqua water for shakes etc. The cafe has been newly built mostly from bamboo and you can enjoy surprisingly good live rock and native music played by the very friendly and fun staff. It has also 3 nice aircon rooms. From the Police station keep walking up the hill in the direction to the Bias Tugal beach and after 100 m find the Cafe on the left side of

There are plenty of bars and small cafes to choose from along the beach in the village. On entering Padang Bai, head over to the left of the Bay, keeping the ferry jetty to your right. The road here runs along the beach and is full of activity, dive shops, bars and small home stays (nice and cheap) In the evening there are a few bars actually on the beach - notably "The Reggae Bar" livens up about 10PM. They have great music and flame wielding bar staff. After a while you forget the plastic chairs that wobble in the sand as the setting is just unique.

* Puri Rai Hotel, . A Melati accommodation with 1 star hotel services, located on Jl. Silayukti Padangbai, the eastern part of Bali. Has a swimming pool.

* Mustika Sari Beach Hotel, +62.361.8528521,

Jl.Raya Silakyukti. Offering a sea view, this 1-star hotel caters to the budget travelers with an array of modern facilities, Balinese architecture and sculpture, and a turquoise lagoon. Traditional paintings, wall hangings and Balinese handicrafts in the rooms lend further ambianc