LOMBOK TRAVEL GUIDE – Set between Gili Air and GIli Trawangan, Gil Meno arguably offers the finest beaches of all the Gili Islands. The sands are white and soft beneath your feet and you can relax on vacant strethes of beach lined with coconut trees. Meno is the real escape to paradise where you can fill your days with activities like diving, snorkeling, surfing or just simply taking in the tranquil views.
This island is a treasure of local lifestyle where time seems to bend and life seems to slow down. It is the least developed island where you can completely relax amongst abundant nature. Meno is a holiday within an holiday. Here you can walk or take a cidomo (horse & cart) to attractions such as the salt lake where it’s possible to spot rare blue kingfishers and the elusive island monitor lizard, or venture to the eerie remnants of an abandoned resort -where a popular wrek-dive site exists just offshore.
There area no bicycle rentals in Meno but it’s possible to walk the island in an hour. Gili Meno offers great selections of local and western restaurants and most places serve a variety of the two. There are also traditional warungs for popular local dish – nasi campur.
There is a variety of accommodation on Meno and your options range from backpacker dorms, beachfront and village bungalows to luxury villas, apartments and resorts. There is also open air berugaq –style accommodation for the true outdoorsmen– er, and women!
Other points of interest on Meno include a bird park and the turtle conservation pools (which run entirely on donations). This island is primarily popular amongst couples and those seeking a more enlightening, recharging time. Yoga and meditation are up there with diving and honeymooning for making Gili Meno and ideal travel destination.
In the past, Meno was said to have a mosquito problem but this is not the case -in the wet season there area normal levels of what you would expect in a tropical place, perhaps even less, and in the dry season- tidak apa apa- no problem!
Gili Meno is the island of sweet simplicity and nature where you will sight with happiness
Source : GiliLife Magazine
Editor : Jackysan