Q How far from Bali is Lakey Beach and How do I get there and How much will it cost?
A Lakey Beach is on the south coast of Sumbawa Island. The 2nd island east of Bali a short 40mins flight from Bali to the regional capital of Bima (approx cost $75 US each way). You must then organize a Car/Bimo that usually seats 4/6 persons to transport you the 2hrs journey to LakeyPeak Prices vary upon quality of Bimo/Driver and how many persons (approx cost $50 to $100 US per Car each way).
Q What type of PLANE SERVICES Fly Bali to Bima
A Merpati Airlines fly a Fokker 27 Jet Direct to Bima everyday departing 10am and returns at 12 Midday each day. Trans Nusa Airlines fly a "twin prop" everyday departing at 1300 Hrs(1pm) This flight stops at lombok also.
Q What about TRANSPORT VOUCHERS to make things flow more smoothly and avoid scams?
A TRANSPORT VOUCHERS CAN BE DOWNLOADED ONCE YOU PAY DEPOSIT BY CREDIT CARD ONLINE or can be delivered to your hotel in Bali by our travel office after you arrive. If you possess a VOUCHER and have your PASSPORT you will Breeze through the airport NO Problems.
Q What about PASSPORT CHECKS AT BIMA AIRPORT.
A PLEASE BRING YOUR PASSPORT! There is a police Passport check at the airport. We still don't know why they do this ? But no Passport could mean another BIG HEADACHE. Amangati Hotel has safety deposit if you require.
Q Can we use ATM and CREDIT CARDS at LakeyPeak?
A YES! BANKS ATM's are located in Dompu the regional centre about 30mins from Lakey. At Amangati Hotel it is possible to use credit cards for payment only. M/Card Visa are charged at 3% which is the standard.
Q Will I have to PAY EXCESS FOR SURFBOARDS.
A Yes! Merpati charge approx $1 AUD per kilo for all Boards; Not expensive but try to keep the weight down. The normal 20-30kg limits apply to all other baggage.
Q What about other Surf Spots in the Area.
A YES! There are several other spots to surf and some are world class but I won't tell you where they are. Suffice to say that Boat access is required to score the Best and they are usually best early and late season.
Q Can I hire Motorbikes at Lakey Beach?
A YES! But as with anywhere outside of Bali the prices are moderately more expensive. Contact to Amangati front office or the Beach front Boys.