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

Paman’s Bungalow

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.


150.000IDR/ night

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

Marlin’s Resort

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.





Mustafa’s Bungalow

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!



About the author: Tomomi Becot

Tomomi Becot
Tomomi is the owner of Flying Elephant Yoga in Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. She started practicing yoga when she first moved to Canada as a teenager in 2000. She then became a certified yoga teacher in 2008 and has been an integral part of extensive yoga teacher training programs both at a 200hr and 500hr level. After teaching and traveling in North America, Mexico, Australia, and Bali, Indonesia, she established her own independent yoga school in 2014. Her classes are based on vinyasa or flow mixed with her own personality and experience, and various styles of yoga she studied along her journey. With the background of vinyasa, power vinyasa, yin, pre- and post-natal yoga, she encourages her students to observe their minds while nurturing their own individuality. Her classes are about honoring both the traditional and the modern, physical and mental aspects of yoga.

2 comments to “On Pulau Weh”

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  1. Madeline Herkenratt - 20pm31+00:00, 01202013105, 20+00:00pmMon, 20 Jan 2020 17:53:14 +0000 Reply

    Great content

    • Tomomi Becot

      Tomomi Becot - 21pm31+00:00, 01202013112, 20+00:00pmTue, 21 Jan 2020 12:44:26 +0000 Reply

      Thank you

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