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Pulau Ai is an island that is part of the Banda Islands.


Pulau Ai is a small island of the Banda Islands. The island is limited to a single village with a nutmeg and kenari almonds plantation. This is a very relaxing place.

Ai Island is a popular snorkeling and divind destinations, although the beach is reportedly got polluted (as of Oct 2018).

Get in[edit]

At least one daily boat leaves Ai Island in early morning for Banda Neira, then returns from Neira Island to Ai Island around 11AM-12PM.

Get around[edit]


Beach, fort, plantations




There are only few small convenience stores selling cigarettes, beer, and other usual stuff.


All guesthouses include 3 meals / day



There are several cheap options :

  • Greenpeace homestay. just on the left (when coming from the sea) of the jetty. 150.000 Rp / night, including 3 meals. Nice basic rooms, with private bathroom (western toilet, mandi). You can swim/snorkel directly from the house. Great views on the sea and Pulau Ai. Snorkelling gear available for rent.
  • Green coconut (?). further on the left (when coming from the sea), yellow building visible from the sea.
  • Ardy guesthouse. In the village (not on the sea front)
  • CDS Bungalow. more luxury option


No Internet is available here (no Wifi, and cellphone data does not work).

Go next[edit]

You may charter a boat to go to Pulau Run, but using public transport you'll have to track back to Banda Neira.

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