About getting here; It is easy to take a taxi from the airport in Banda Aceh to the ferry harbour Ulee Lhue. It's a 35 minutes drive and costs currently about Rp 100.000. Or you can call/smsl Edi at his cellphone +6281377210393 for a taxi beforehand, he works on the airport, is very helpful and drives good. His car is old sedan, so it can fit four passengers, but has nice and cool air conditioning. Ask him to take you around the city, if you have to wait for afternoon ferry to Sabang. He charge Rp70,000 per hour or you can negotiate.
Ferry tickets can only be bought on the day itself. The ferries are big, so there is always place available. Express Bahari leaving at 16.00: Rp 60.000 Economy (small space, benches!): Rp 70.000 Business class (average) and Rp 90.000 VIP (spacious). You can buy your ferry ticket and then have a basic lunch/snack in the harbour area.
When you arrive the harbour in Balohan on Pulau Weh -there will be many cars and minibusses waiting. If you don't wish to driven around through Sabang town first, try to ask for a taxi straight away. Or even better, if you want to have a taxi waiting for you in the harbor Balohan then you can call or sms Pak Masri: +6281360436782 (Sabang) beforehand. He is a careful driver, but doesn’t speak English. His car is old Toyota minivan with no AC, but you can put down the glass and enjoyed Weh breeze wind.
For taxis count on a minimum of Rp 150.000-200.000 or if shared with others 50.000 per person for a Kijang car to take you directly to LumbaLumba on Gapang Beach. In a minibus it's also Rp 50.000 per person, if there are more people going to the beaches. It is still another 50 minutes drive over (newly repaved) scenic roads and monkeys along the way.
- Adventure Travel
- Diving and Snorkeling
Get a SpeedBoat ULEE LHEUE-SABANGvv
From Temporary SeaPort at Ulee Lheue one could take a speed boat which could be reached Sabang SeaPort at Pulau WEH'S Balohan Bay in approximately 45 minutes vise versa. The trip by the Sea is very impressive with the Scenery of small islands, a crystal clear Blue Water, a Bluish mountain range and some attraction of sea dolphins if you are lucky.A Boat fare is different depend on the class, Rp. 60,000,- is for lower deck and Rp. 70,000,- for upper deck with similar in service
- Sailing and Boating
- National/State Park