Bangsal — Travel Guide

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Get in

By shuttle bus have offices across including Bali and Lombok land sea and air connections.

By public

The only reason to come to is to travel to and from the Gilis, and means you have to deal the Koperasi Angkutan Laut Transport Co-operative), which transport to the islands. Try to get to Bangsal by or earlier as most boats go in the The public boat office in closes at 16:30pm and make you have checked the departure back to Bangsal from the

Departing to Gilli Islands Bangsal:

In theory, it’s easy. Upon arrival at beach buy a ticket for the public (Rp 8,000-10,000 to any of the Gilis), and wait the 20-25 people needed to up a boat show up. Early in the this rarely takes an hour, and you’ll be told by the sellers when it’s to go. Tickets are numbered and color-coded. If you at Bangsal later in the day you may be in for a longer If you aren’t in the mood to sit around, you can an entire boat for approximately Rp to Trawangan. This may present a alternative if you can share the cost a few fellow travellers and the practice is common.

Life is made harder by the Cowboys . a bunch of guys around the port who will hassle you to buy boat tickets to the from them. They use ruses including claiming your ticket is no longer Do not believe them and do not give in to as they are just trying to a game of deception. Above do not let them lead you to any alternative offices’. Instead just further toward the water you will see a large sign, the terminal and the real ticket Also watch out for new ‘friends’ who talk about mosquito illnesses as part of casual They may try to guide you toward where mosquito repellent and are marked up excessively. Don’t your time haggling the prices as there are fairly at shops on the islands.

The way to sidestep this hassle is to an organized tour with like Perama that take you directly to the Gilis for Rp 100,000 per person, bypassing entirely.

By speedboat

Hotels, operators and fast boat can also arrange speedboat using the alternative ports of Nara and Teluk Kode . All ferry services (see Islands ) also terminate at one of two.

By charter boat

At and Mangsit beaches you will many private perahu or outrigger boat operators. tour guides will services or to assist in arranging a for you. These can be one way, two way or a day to the Gillis. Be careful to negotiate the and details to common agreement boarding or determining a final Do not automatically expect the boat to adequate or possibly any safety at all. Ensure you check equipment for yourself prior to to the charter. Some traditional boat operators cannot so do not expect them to be able to you should difficulties arise. ensure that the price fuel and where you will be and for how long a time. Ensure you return to shore well dusk. Do not expect the boat to be able to communicate fluently you in English or even Bahasa Often the guide accompanies and of them offer a good and an enhanced experience due to their knowledge. Look on the beaches enquire at your hotel or at a or tour agency in Senggigi or

By taxi

Metered taxis are not readily found in Bangsal, but the hanging around can rustle up a Kijang or similar vehicle will seat four or people with luggage and around Rp 150,000 to anywhere in or further south to Mataram.

are a more viable option on the way in to from places such as or Ampenan. A metered taxi cost approximately Rp 70,000 Senggigi. A taxi may be an excellent if sharing the trip with other travellers and it could be as as a bemo but far quicker and more or Express taxis can be at a hotel or hailed on the street. If at Bangsal by boat it maybe to find a taxi in the car park closer to Pemenang. If you are carrying a It may be worth trying to telephone the company and request a taxi to you from Bangsal when you there.

The fixed price Airport from the airport at Ampenan to is Rp 115,000 (Zone-10). A coupon may be at the airport taxi desk as you the arrivals hall.

By bemo

do not call at Bangsal itself, but do stop in nearby Pemenang, where you can walk or ride a (horse cart) to Bangsal

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By horse cart

Horse-pulled known as Cidomo . are very in the Bangsal and Pemenang area. are a good method of transportation for distances. The final section of the to Bangsal access road is closed to vehicles and the final will need to be completed on or by using one of the local cidomo. sure to agree the price the journey — Rp 10,000 is the maximum to pay for a short cidomo journey in Lombok.

Get around

Cidomo horse hang around Bangsal, to ferry visitors to and from the area nearby to the main in Pemenang or further to the centre of if you wish.

To rent a motorbike or car returning to the mainland from the Islands it would be advisable to enquiries in Senggigi further the coast to the south as there are of rental providers there. The one available coming from the is at Mangsit beach on the main opposite Qunci poolside Alternatively enquire at your


There is not really a lot to see here. The in Pemenang are nearby but really the of Bangsal is pretty much to that of a transit point the mainland and the nearby three Islands.

Depart for Giili or arrive on the mainland to travel on to destinations in Lombok such as Senaru. Mount Rinjani. and Kuta in the south of the island. If you to charter a boat to look the area or travel the coastline it would best be done other less strenuous

Eat and Drink

There is a small and some scruffy warungs the ferry dock, but no other


There are no tourist accommodation facilities at Bangsal or Pemenang. The Tanjung area is a short distance away and has upmarket resort and villa options. The Senggigi area to the has an abundance of alternatives. Senaru on the of Mount Rinjani has accommodation toward visits to the National there or for visitors embarking on ascents. The nearby Gilli have a wide range of and are the obvious choice in the immediate area.

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