Gili Meno, LombokGeneral Information About Gili Meno
Gili Meno, Lombok
Gili Meno is the middle and the smallest island of the three Gili island on the north coast of Lombok, and also Gili Meno has the lowest population. Gili Meno is the quietest island than the others Gilis. The natural beauty of the islands and the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere make this a lovely spot for stress relief.
The island just beginning developed it’s shown from few new accommodation built on the west part of the island. The pace is a much slower with the laid back charm of a true castaway tropical island experience. The accommodation are limited, small hotels and basic beach side huts provide accommodation for those seeking a peaceful place in the sun, with unpopulated beaches, clean waters and quite walks under the stars filled skies at night.
Getting To Gili Meno
The Island can be reached in 30 to 40 minutes by outrigger boat from Bangsal harbor, near by Pemenang, and 1 hour by outrigger boat from Senggigi Beach. There is a few alternatives to get Meno. Sometimes public boat from Bangsal harbor could be problem because the passenger list should 20 person at the ticket counter, otherwise you have to charter, most likely the public boat goes to Gili Air and Trawangan. what you can do is try to look other travelers that you can share cost for the boat charter. if you have no option, rather than charter boat, we recommended to stay one night at Gili Trawangan or Gili Air and next day you can take island hoping boat to Gili Meno, its leave twice a day at approximately 9:00am and 14:00 pm.
Facilities on Gili Meno
Electricity supply is now available on Gili Meno. The electrical voltage in Indonesia is 220 Volt, if you bring any devices which require recharged at lower voltage (110 Volt) bring an electrical voltage converter or ask the hotel where you stay for STAVOLT. Money changers are available in most Tourist Information, but usually give you a lower rate than changing on the mainland of Lombok. Internet rental are available in all the islands. Possible to make int’l phone calls on all islands.
A Health center (PUSKESMAS) is being developed on Gili Meno under funding of contributions from local businesses. Bring along some important medication kits just in case, because there’s no doctor available on the island.
For your own safety, deposit valuable items at the reception where you’re staying at. Carry only small cash and necessary items.
There are many options for an enjoyable holiday on the islands. You can rent snorkeling equipment, join a diving course, or just snorkeling off-the-shore to see the magnificent coral reefs and fishes.
There are few quality scuba diving operations on all the islands. The blue coral garden around the north east of Gili meno can be reached by snorkeling off-the-beach. Turtle point and Meno wall located in the north west of Gili Meno and can be reached only by boat. Join any of the boat dive trips available.
While the island is busiest from May through August, the quieter off-season from January to April provides a better opportunity to enjoy all the islet has to offer, with accommodation prices at their lowest level.
To get around the isle, the only means of transport are Cidomos, horse drawn carriages. Bicycle rentals are available too. Expect higher prices for most things there since all food and goods must be brought over from the mainland.
There are no Police Station or Military Post on the islands, but there is a small police station in Bangsal harbor. The Islands funded non-uniformed community policing group, SATGAS, ensures visitor’s security and safety. In the rare event of someone breaking the law or disturbing tourists, perpetrators are handed over to Police on Lombok and face banishment from the island for up to five years. For your own safety, deposit valuable items at the reception where you’re staying at. Carry only small cash and necessary items.
Electricity supply are now available on all the three Gilis. The electrical voltage in Indonesia is 220 Volt, if you bring any devices which require recharged at lower voltage (110 Volt) bring an electrical voltage converter or ask the hotel where you stay for STAVOLT.