We will be arriving into Bali late (from Sydney) at approx 9pm, and plan to take the fast boat from Padang Bai the next day to Gili T (not going via Lombok anymore). My question is, where is the best place to overnight, so we don't have to get up super early for the transfer to Padang Bai? (We want to leave from here, as it's only 1.5hrs as opposed to any other port)
Is it realistic that we can go from the airport to Padang Bai, or will it be too late? (not sure how far it is from airport). Was thinking Sanur is the best mid-way option?
Also, what are the water conditions generally like in early February on the boat?