Gili Meno is the smallest of the the Gili Islands and the most peaceful with no night life. There are a few rustic guest house to stay at and a few restaurants and bars over looking the main beach where the boat drops you off. Gili Meno is refered to by the locals at 'Gili Honeymoon' as it is the quietest island, perfect for a romantic getaway. Gili Meno is the middle island, located between Gili Trawangan and Gili Air.
There are regular boat transfers from the other Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan and Gili Air) to Gili Meno. For the scuba divers there are some scuba dive shops on Gili Meno. Boat transfer times - Gili Meno to Gili Air Departs 9.50am and 4.20pm. Gili Meno to Gili Trawangan Departs 8.50am and 3.20pm. There are also loads of boats on Gili Meno that you can charter if you want to travel at a different time.
Gili Meno Bird Park is located just 400m from the beach front of Gili Meno Island. The bird sanctuary has on display over 200 birds including hornbills from Sumatra, peacocks, eagles and parrots with a maze of walkways, great for the kids and bird lovers. They also have on display a Sumatran crocodile, 2 cheeky monkeys and a Gili Meno Komodo Dragon. *** Update *** Gili Meno Bird Park closed for business in 2017.
There is a small lake on Gili Meno though not that exciting to see. There are a few basic restaurants close to the lake which are good for watching the sunset. The lake is home to some of the Gili Islands Komodo Dragons though during the day they are usually off sleeping. Best time to see them is early morning or very late afternoon before sunset. These include the Good Heart Steakhouse, The Forest Sunset Gecko and Diana Cafe.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling on Gili Meno
Gili Meno is probably one of the best of the Gili Islands to go snorkeling or scuba diving as there are less people so more chance of seeing the amazing marine life. Read more about Scuba Diving on the Gili Islands, with a map of the dive sites around Gili Meno.
Getting to Gili Meno
From Lombok's Bangsal Habour there is a choice of the public ferry for 10,000Rp per (leaves at 9am, 2pm and 5pm) person. The trip takes around 30 minutes. Expect the boat to be full of boxes of food and drink to be transported to the island plus a load of locals.
There is a shuttle ferry that leaves Gili Meno everyday to Gili Air and Gili Trawangan for 20,000Rp. The boat leaves for Gili Air at 9.50am and 4.20pm. The boat for Gili Trawangan leaves at 8.50am and 3.20pm.
If you want to charter a boat at anytime you can get pay 175,000Rp to Bangsal harbour on Lombok, 190,000Rp to Gili Trawangan, 180,000Rp to Gili Air and 490,000Rp directly to Senggigi.
Hotels on Gili Meno
Following is a list of hotels, guesthouses, bungalows and resorts on Gili Meno with current prices and contact details.
The cheapest accommodation on Gili Meno is the shared dorm room at Gili Meno Bird Park which charge 50,000Rp (US$5) per night for a bed with shared bathroom and toilet.
Biro Meno is a small bungalow resort on the southeastern coast of Gili Meno. Prices from 600,000Rp per night (around A$60). www.birumeno.com
Villa Nautilus Luxury Beachfront Villas located right in the centre of the east coast of Gili Meno. Prices start from 1,500,000Rp (around A$150) www.villanautilus.com