In a nature-rich archipelago like Indonesia, identifying the most stunning getaway island is not an easy task. However, some have found it and will agree that Gili Meno, the middle child of the Gili trio, is the winner.
About two kilometers long and one wide, Gili Meno is the tiniest out of the tree and undoubtedly the most peaceful and under-developed. Gili Meno’s charm, unlike that of Gili T’s, is the total escapism, hence its popularity among honeymooners and couples seeking adventurous castaways.
Getting to Gili Meno
For most Patagonia Xpress passengers, the voyage begins in Benoa or Padang Bai in Bali. If you are hailing from Bali, you can get fast boat tickets online, which are inclusive of a free shuttle service (pick up/drop off) in Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Sanur, Jimbaran, and other major hubs.
Fast boat tickets from Bali to Gili Trawangan or Air cost from IDR 350,000 depending on where you depart from. You can easily catch a fast boat to Gili Meno once you are in Gili Trawangan or Gili Air.
Gili Meno Accommodations
BASK Gili Meno. Want to live next to a movie star in a luxurious resort situated on the number one beach in Indonesia? Baywatch star David Hasselhoff owns a villa next to this world-class property that you can have a share in. BASK has 87 fully furnished villas open onto sunset-showcasing beachfronts and exotic salt lake embankments that await you. The resort’s beach club boasts breathtaking views from their 43 meter infinity pool, bar, and poolside terrace. BASK Gili Meno is set to open in 2019.
- Karma Reef. Hands down, one of the most gorgeous resorts on this tiny, traffic-free island paradise. The resort offers sanctuary a world away from the hustle and bustle. Guests will have access to a secret beach, indulging spa treatments, freshly caught seafood, and a sublime sunset point. Rates start from USD 120/night.
Cottages and hostels. Budget travelers, worry not. The island features an affordable selection of accommodations ranging from USD 20 to 30/night. For this price, you typically would get an en-suite bathroom, fresh water showers, a double bed, and more.
Diving and snorkeling. You can dive all of the best dive sites and snorkeling reefs in the Gili Islands whilst staying on Gili Meno. Looking to encounter large groups of turtles? Head to the Gili Meno Wall where it’s suitable for all levels. Curious as to what crustaceans like Spanish dancers, cuttlefish, scorpion fish look like? Gili Meno’s crystal clear waters is the place to do it.
- Salt Lake. A walk to witness the island’s remarkable collection of flora and fauna should be on every visitor’s itinerary. Migratory birds, rare blue kingfishers, and tropical feathered creatures can be spotted in the foliage above and swooping underwater.
Bird Park. The island homes more than 300 birds, including striking colored tropical parrots and macaws, pelicans, eagles, hornbills and many more. Meet Gili Meno’s feathered friends on your trip!
If you’re looking for a treasured getaway, Gili Meno will undoubtedly spoil you and your significant other. Plan your Gili trip with Patagonia Xpress now to enjoy 20% off on our Return Tickets valid for travel until 30 May 2018. We are available for Charter, excluding July to September.