At this stage there are no money changing facilities in Krui or Damai Bungalows. Best advice is to change your money in Jakarta or Bali BEFORE you arrive. Travelers cheques cannot be changed either.
ATM’S are now in Krui with one ATM on the point.
ATM’s & money changers are widely available in Jakarta or Bali. Bandar Lampung airport also has ATM’s.
As Damai Bungalows provides 3 meals a day with your accommodation, you only have your bar tab to pay, as well as any local services you use. ALL bills must be paid before leaving & prices when using local services should be agreed upon before using them.
We would suggest $500 AUD per person per fortnight would be more than enough to cover your personal expenditure.
When at Damai bungalows we can assist you with car/motorbike hire once you are here. Motorbikes are Rp 65,000 p/d, cars have set rates to popular locations with driver. We only organise transport for you, no commission is taken. A locally owned organization regulates all transport on the point.
With a minimum 6 months validity on your passport, most nationalities are issued with a 30 day visa on arrival for Rp500,000. Alternatively a 60 day tourist visa can be applied for before arriving in Indonesia. Please check with your closest Indonesian embassy/consulate. Ensure your flight out of Indonesia leaves before your visa ends, your arrival date is classed as your first day regardless of the time of day or night you arrive.
While we wouldn’t say there is no malaria it isn’t something to worry about if you take the right precautions. Cover up at dusk n dawn and wear repellent. We advise you to consult with your doctor as to what medications you will need for your holiday in Indonesia.
At Damai Bungalows we employ only local staff. Our staff are happy to have a secure income. We pay our staff year-round, regardless of whether we have guests or not. Currently 8 local families now have a permanent income from Damai Bungalows. We pay bonuses when workloads are busy & extra food left from the kitchen is always divided up among the staff. We feel privileged to be allowed to share this idyllic part of Sumatra with the locals and think of our staff like an extended family. We also aim at providing fresh, delicious, quality food, service & facilities. Remoteness is a blessing and a hindrance sometimes. We often drive 10 hour return trips to supply you with a variety of quality food.
Mobile phones with global roaming will work out here. You can buy local sim card packages to call or sms cheaply. Phones need to be registered, you can do this on arrival into Indonesia at the BEA CUKAI counter
Damai now has free WIFI for the guests to use as they please.
There are local bus companies that leave & arrive daily to nearly anywhere you would want to go. Along the main road from the south of Damai Bungalows & to the north a fleet of public bemo’s provide cheap if not comical transport.