Convenient for boats to Bomba
Marina is a short walk from the port where the public boat service to and from Bomba is located.
It has a few dozen solid, well built standalone bungalows plus a longhouse-type set up, spread around what feels like a car park set right on the ocean. The black pebbles strewn through the grounds run down to the water -- they are the beach! The owners are currently pulling down the old, shabby but well maintained bungalows and replacing them with newer models; at the time of writing, the old bungalows with air-con (which we didn't actually need), cold water bucket shower and seat-less toilets were better (though still very mediocre) value at 220,000 rupiah. For simply killing a night between boats, you really don't need to upgrade to the 400,000 newer affairs. Staff are friendly and can help arrange transport. Food is basic -- they had run out of vegetables for our fried rice -- but they'll happily bring it to your room so you can enjoy it on your veranda. Breakfast of a banana pancake, plain sweet bun and coffee or tea is included. WiFi works in the sprawling restaurant and presumably in the rooms nearby, but not in those rooms further away. To get into town, just stand on the road and hail an ojek -- or anyone with a motorbike it seems -- for the 7,000 rupiah trip.
By Samantha Brown
Last updated on 6th September, 2013.