Photo: Lakey Peak on a small day.

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How to get to and from Pantai Lakey

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There is no bus station in Lakey. Buses finish up at Hu'u, from where you then need to get an ojek the rest of the way. In Dompu, we were told the buses run on the hour throughout the day, taking one hour and costing 20,000 rupiah. We'd angle for a morning bus rather than an afternoon one. We were told buses will not carry surfboards -- you need to hire a car (or have your own transport).

If you're coming from Bima airport, a car to Lakey costs 800,000 rupiah for the vehicle. If you have a surfboard, this is the only way you are getting to Lakey. By bus from Bima, get an early morning bus to Dompu and change there for a bus to Hu'u.

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Getting around

If you're not surfing, Lakey is small enough to walk around, but if you're surfing and want your own wheels, motorbike hire is relatively straightforward at around 50,000 to 60,000 per day. The locals can be a bit weird though -- be careful about telling one person you'll hire their bike and then hiring somebody else's as this can cause significant problems. Simplify matters by not agreeing to hire off anybody until you have found the bike you absolutely want.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Pantai Lakey? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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