Gili Meno is the most relaxing of the 3 Gili Islands. Meno truly sets itself apart from the other two islands bordering it, both in terms of features and characteristics. It offers more preserved nature, with very low-key nightlife thanks to a local island village administrative ruling that puts a ban on late night music. This is a blessing for travellers wanting a more quiet and laidback island retreat compared to the much established Gili Trawangan island and its smaller ‘twin’, Gili Air.
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Nevertheless, Gili Meno has a great range of attractions – all easily located walking distance from your hotel or villa. Right on the beach, not far from the boat docking area, is a mini turtle sanctuary. Cut through the middle of the island, and within only a minute’s walk westward you’ll end up at the large and unique saltwater lake with its occasional spotting of tropical birds and wildlife.
You won’t find any shops or ATMs around Meno. And although nightlife is obviously out of the question here, you can still enjoy cold beers and tasty meals at a number of small beach bars and restaurants that line its quiet west coast, and take in the serene sunset moments. For those looking for some luxury dining, Meno’s own Karma Beach on the east side of the island is also a great choice. You won’t find the large crowds that are common to Trawangan and Air here. Meno suits nature lovers best, as well as honeymooners and couples looking for privacy, and absolute rest and relaxation.
Gili Meno Island
- Location: Gili Meno, Gili Islands, North Lombok