The bumboat costs $2.50 per person one-way, and there’s a $2 surcharge if you bring your own bike. While hiring a bike on the island can start at $2 for a children’s bike, and you could pay up to $10 for an adult sized mountain bike. Helmets and chains are an additional cost. Food prices are cheap on the island, especially seafood – and you’ll see lots of locals coming over at the weekends just to have a meal.
You can swim in the lagoon on the island, but you will have to pay a small fee.
It’s best to visit during the week if you can to avoid the crowds.
Public holidays like Chinese New Year are especially busy.
There are no maps on the island, but plenty of signs to show you where you are. If you want a map, print one from the website before you go.
Bring insect repellant, the mosquitos are ferocious at any time of day and it’s difficult to buy on the island.
Don’t forget your sunscreen.
Bumboats don’t run to a timetable, the driver will wait for a full load of 12 people.
- Backpackers / Students
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Sporty types
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery