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Fill in with brief description about the attraction. Length should be not more than 1 paragraph eachOut of three Gilis, Gili Meno is the smallest island and also the perfect getaway for those who seek for peaceful holiday. There is still a pristine beach with its charming turqoise sea and there are so many engaging activities you can do during your stay. Spending holiday in Gili Meno will feels as thrilling as when you visited its sister islands. Be prepared! You won't find luxurious spa or five-star hotels here. Instead, you'll sleep in a bungalow and get a full chance to enjoy full experience of tropical getaway.
Disconnect from Worldly Luxuries in Gili Meno
Obviously, one doesn't simply visiting Gili Meno without visiting the other two. To hop from Gili Meno to the other Gilis, you can take the island-hopping boat service, although there are alternative ways you can try instead. The Gili trio is basically connected with each other, you can easily hop from one to another without much hassle. The most common way is by taking a horse-drawn carriage ride. Although if you would prefer to explore the land with your own pace (or it's just against your ideal), you can always choose to rent a bicycle and peddle along the sandy paths. You might find some difficulties as the sand might get deeper that it will sink your bicycle. But don't fret! You can always go for a walk. That way, you can party hard at Gili Trawangan, snorkeling at Gili Air, and enjoy various delicacies at Gili Meno.
The sea of Gili Meno is home to many fishes and colorful coral reefs. You can easily find hot spots with spectacular view of marine life. For beginners, you can dive few meters deep in the sea to witness fascinating view of underwater life where small colorful fishes swims freely among the reefs or swim with the turtles. You can also join certification courses assisted with experienced divers. Expert divers will get the privilege to swim deeper to find and interact with sharks, or if they're lucky they can also spot some breathtaking shipwrecks residing deep in the sea bottom.
If diving deep under the sea doesn't sit well with you, try snorkeling! Snorkeling is a great way to enjoy marine life without having your head deep under the water. Gili Meno's relatively calm water is a perfect place for snorkelers to view fascinating coral reefs and small fishes. Who knows, your snorkeling experience will be a great way to introduce you with the greatness of Lombok's marine life you'll be more than eager to join certified diving courses in the island.
Another way to enjoy underwater life view in Gili Meno is by taking a glass bottom boat ride. You'll be taken to spots where they have the best underwater view, and you can enjoy them by looking through transparent glass attached on the boat's bottom. The tour is mostly popular among families and groups, they also provide snorkeling equipments for those who want to get better view of the amazing scenery. So if you ever change your mind, don't hesitate to use the equipments!
The Gili Islands, especially Gili Meno, is dominated with wooden huts where they sell various foods and drinks. Culinary-enthusiasts would wish to spend most of their time visiting one hut to another. But even if you have limited time, you can cram them all by doing hut-hopping. Hut-hopping means you only ask for specific dish or drink and enjoy another menu in another hut. It's the fastest and probably also the most fun way to enjoy local delicacies all in one or two days!
Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary is Gili Meno's attraction you shouldn't miss. Here's a place where volunteers collect green sea turtles and loggerhead turtles' eggs where they will be hatched and will then release the younglings to the open sea. It's one of environment conservation effort to keep the species alive, and tourists can be a part of them. You can donate Rp 100.000,- or $6.83 to support the cause and as return you can participate in releasing one young turtle to the sea. It's truly a touching experience and will make your trip in Gili Meno much more worthwhile.
How to Get Tickets?
To buy admission ticket to Gili Meno, you'll have to buy it directly from the official office of Koperasi Angkutan Laut Karya Bahari. The easiest way to get your ticket is by purchasing a tour package usually offered by any Indonesia's travel agents.
How To Get Around?
Getting around from one attraction to another in Gili Meno can be done easily by taking a cidomo or horse carts. You can also ride on a bicycle or by walking. Hopping from Gili Meno to Gili Trawangan or Gili Air is much faster by taking a ferry boat.
What Should I Wear?
First thing you'll have to pack is swimsuits, as you might wear one all day long. You might want to wear a pair of flip-flops (more never hurts!) and keep your shoes in your hotel as the paths in Gili mostly consist of sand.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Gili Meno (and other Gilis) are between July and August, and from December to January. During those period the weather will be warmer with less percentage of rainfalls and much more pleasant.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportations in and around Gili Meno is easy and all vital informations you need for your trip can be found in this website.
How To Get There?
To get to Gili Meno, you'll first have to arrive at Bangsal. You can easily reach the island by taking a flight to Mataram Airport from Bali, or you can also take a ferry boat ride from Senggigi Beach. The easiest and closest departure point is in Pemenang where you only need to take a horse cart or simply take a short walk to reach Bangsal.