Gili Meno, recognized in the past as being layed back and tranquil is now evolving into a boutique resort style destination.
Meno is the ultimate escape destination offering powdery white beaches and glowing azure warm tropical waters with an abundance of marine life. Best of all there no cars or motor bikes…paradise!
is the smallest and the most peaceful among the other Gilis. The size of the island and exploration only takes a few miles in two until three hours. Gili Meno is the middle of three northwest coast Gilis. Gili Meno has a population of about 500 people, mainly concentrated on the centre of the island. Most residents live around the matrix of trails that make up the interior of the island. Tall palm trees provide shade away from the sand and finding a private stretch of secluded beach is not as difficult as it sounds. Electricity on Gili Meno is spotty but you may never notice! Many guest houses provide candles and cook with fire; island life goes on uninterrupted no matter what the generator is doing.
The main income comes from tourism, coconut plantation and fishing.
On the west side of the island there is a small shallow lake that produces salt in the dry season. Until a few years ago there was also a small production of seaweed on the reef at the north end of the island. Gili Meno has swimming beaches all around the island, and a bird sanctuary. The most important thing, bring a glass of bottle is a necessary to do.
The island attracts fewer tourists than Gili Trawangan and is the quietest and smallest of the islands. However, honeymooners are often drawn to the crystal clear water and idyllic, secluded white beaches. There is no fresh water on the island and it has to be brought by boat from Lombok.
Electricity is supplied by underwater cables from Lombok. There are no cars or motorbikes. There is also Turtle Independence Day on this island. The community calls Gili Meno Wall for this event. This island is also a home for many birds. Those birds live in Gili Meno Bird Park, which stands in the center of village. Gili Meno is often overlooked by travelers that divide their island time between Gili Air and Gili Trawangan.
Meno Mojo Beach Club offers you bungalows to rent, OV 1 & OV2, a private villa called “villa mojo” then enjoy yourself with Mojo Massage and Dinning at Meno Mojo Restaurant “The best cuisine in Gili Meno”.
The beaches on Gili Meno are considered to be the best in the Gili Islands. Meno Mojo has a large stretch of sandy beach, as well as excellent spots for snorkeling around turtle point and elsewhere on the island. While standing in front of Meno Mojo Restaurant, The Ocean seemed cooler here and sandy parts was crystal clear. Don’t forget enjoy the best point of sunrise in gili meno, it is on OV1 balcony.