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).
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.
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).