Gili Meno is ideal for honeymooners and those seeking seclusion among crystal clear waters and idyllic white sand beaches. Robinson Crusoe types would feel right at home here.
Due to its minimal development, the beaches on Gili Meno are also much tranquil than those of Gili Trawangan and Gili Air.
There are no ATMs on Gili Meno but if you’re running low on cash you can take a cheap, 10 min island-hopper boat to either of the neighboring Gilis Gili Trawangan or Gili Air.
Getting around Gili Meno
Accommodation on Gili Meno
Cafes, Restaurant & Bars on Gili Meno
Things to do on Gili Meno
Freediving / Apnea
Learn to become a breath-hold diver. Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced freediver, the range of courses on Gili Meno will train you to be more efficient with oxygen and provide you with the skills necessary to have you diving to depths of up to 20m in no time. For some, Apnea may be about diving deep and conquering inner fears while for others it’s a way to peacefully interact with the underwater world.
Gili Meno has several amazing snorkel sites around the island. Masks & fins are abundantly available for rent at several kiosks, dive shops and resorts. Please bear in mind that the currents can get a little strong at low and high tide and it is not advisable to attempt swimming between the islands. You can also book snorkeling trips around the 3 Gilis, Gili Meno, Gili Air & Gili Trawangan.
Watch the Sunset
Head to the north west side of the island, sit back with a couple of beers and watch the colors of the sky change as the sun sinks behind Bali’s Mount Agung.
Cycle around Gili Meno
You can cycle around Gili Meno in less than an hour for a healthy workout or cycle at your own leisurely pace and really get to know the island. Don’t forget to bring water and your snorkel equipment.
Turtle sanctuaries have been set up on all three Gili Islands and are dedicated to protecting turtle eggs from predators, providing a safe environment for hatching them as well as raising the young turtles for up to a year before releasing them back safely into the sea. The turtle sanctury on Gili Meno is located on the south east side of the island. Drop by to encounter these cute little creatures and learn more about them and the initiatives being put into action. Donations are also always greatly appreciated. More information here.
Gili Meno Bird Park
Located in the centre of the village, the bird park is home to more than 300 birds including peafowls, pheasants, hornbills, eagles, pelicans, macaws and parrots. Accommodation is available on the park grounds, as well as a restaurant and pool table.
Island Hopping between Gili Meno, Gili Air & Gili Trawangan
All three islands have their own unique style and a day spent island hopping is a good way to discover the Gili islands of your dreams. Each island is within short distance of the other and the waters between the Gilis are usually calm. Charter a local boat for a day of exploring, or arrange a package tour around the Gili islands that includes snorkelling and lunch on a one of the other Gili islands. There is also a public boat commuting twice a day between Gili Meno, Gili Air & Gili Trawangan.
The public boat leaves Gili Meno to Gili Trawangan at 8:45 am and 3:15 pm and to Gili Air at 9:45 am and 4:30 pm.
Go to Lombok
When heading to Lombok from Gili Meno you have 3 choices:
- Charter a small speed boat to Teluk Nara, north Lombok.
- Charter a local boat at the harbor.
- Take the public boat to Bangsal, north Lombok. Public boats leave twice a day, 8am and 3pm