On Pulau Weh
How to get here and where to stay
1. Arrival in Banda Aceh airport from domestic flights or international flights, take a taxi or a Bechak.
2. Head to Ulee Lheuh ferry port (Banda Aceh side of the ferry port). The ferry GENERALLY leaves at 10am and 3:30pm but the schedule is subject to change depending on Muslim holidays or weather. Take the 45min ferry ride (if speedboat, but there is a slow ferry also at a slightly different time.)
3. Arrival in Balohan (Pulau Weh side of the ferry port). Then take a Bechak or a taxi to Gapang Beach.
Please note that we can arrange your transportation from Banda Aceh airport to Gapang beach. So let us know if we can help.
Where to stay on Gapang Beach
Backpacker’s favourite. Basic, clean and close to our studio, restaurants, our dive shop, Bubble Addict, about 30second walk. Laundry service and motorbike rental are on site. A double sized bed, a fan and basic bathroom with a shower.
Zero Cafe and Rooms
Right above a very well-frequented restaurant on the beach.
A/C room: 200.000IDR/night
No A/C room: 150.000IDR/night
A little pricier than others but provides A/C and hot water. It is also right next door to Bubble Addict and Flying Elephant Yoga.
Private bungalow just outside of Gapang beach. It’s close enough that you can walk to the beach itself. There is no kitchen but it sure is a gem around Gapang beach. For those who prefer privacy, it’s perfect!