I'm hoping you can help me with a few questions about our trip to Bali and Lombok in October.
My question is in relation to the fast boats and flights to and from Lombok. At the moment, we are planning to take the Gili Cat from Padang Bai to Gili T, take the public boat from Gili T to Lombok and then (depending on how our first experience with the fast boat went!) either return to Bali by fast boat or fly. I understand that the end of October is the start of the rainy season and that the seas may be rough. Is it advisable to wait to book the fast boats and or alternative flights until we are in Bali and can see what the weather is doing? If we do so is it likely that seats on the reliable (read: safe!) boats and / or airlines will be taken already, or is there usually availability a day or so beforehand? I know this question involves a certain amount of speculation on your part, but I am happy just to hear of your experiences or opinions.
Thank you for your help :)