Gili Meno island


“Gili Meno, a part of a row of 3 islands that have become popular tourist destinations, this island is located in the middle between Gili Trawangan and Gili Air, among the three Gilis, Gili Meno is the smallest inland.

Gili Meno inland
The face of Gili Meno in front of the dock

Among the 3 Gilis, only Gili Meno has a saltwater lake in the western part of the island, and the only bird park is on Gili Meno, which has been operating since 2002, so far there were previously 300 collection of bird species.

Lastly, many people also died, if they wanted to go around Gili Meno on foot it would take about an hour, among the 3 Gilis, Gili Meno had the fewest accommodations. Consists of lodging buildings, which are mostly in the form of bungalows and are a long distance from each other.

in front of Contiky bungalow
The atmosphere in front of Kontiki Bungalow on the east side of the island of Gili Meno

There are still many bushes on the beach, coastal roads are dirt roads and some are still sandy beaches, almost no roads use violence compared to Gili Trawangan.

The marine park on Gili Meno is much better, the reefs are still sustainable and many fish reside in it.

At night Gili Meno is very quiet, rarely hears loud music at midnight, on Gili Meno more dominates the sound of pine trees in the wind and the sound of waves crashing in the southern part of the island.

Gili Meno beach
Gili Meno Beach on the East side of the island

Regular boat transport is very difficult especially at certain hours because public boats are only regular around 8am.

Public boat ticket price is IDR 14,000 / person. After a little afternoon the public boat transport has been very difficult, having to wait for hours the new boat can be full because it is loaded to be operated.

Another alternative with Boat charter is Rp. 350,000 if there are passengers who are unable to wait too long. To save on charter costs, you can try asking passengers who are waiting for the boat to cross.

Gili Meno beach
The charm of the Gili Meno white sand

Recently there was a shuttle boat departure to Gili Meno at 12:00 and 14:00 but the ticket price was Rp. 25,000 / person. There was a Fast Boat operating on 3 Gili with a ticket price of Rp. 85,000 / person.

But at present no one operates to Gili Meno because of the reason there are no berths, although on Gili Meno there is a pier but unfortunately it is not commonly used because the waves are very hard which can throw a Fast Boat to the pier wall. On Gili Meno there are several Fast Boats operating with the destinations of Padang Bai, Sanur, Serangan, Amed in Bali.

Gili Meno harbor
Rusty Cafe, located on the east side of the island of Gili Meno, is only 50 meters south of the public port.

Snorkeling activities on Gili Meno are very good. The coral reefs are very beautiful, there are many fishes of various shapes and sizes, there are Snorkeling Ship wreck spots or sinking ships that are inhabited by many large fish.

On the north side there is a turtle point or a place to see many sea turtles residing, on the east side of the north there are blue corals and coral reefs such as pine trees.

There are also several dive shops that open on Gili Meno which appear in the Rust coffe picture and in front of it a very good place for snorkeling.

Spot snorkeling
Snorkeling spot in the western part of Gili Meno