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15 Lovely Things to Do in Gili Meno, Indonesia

by Yoga Adi

Hey hey, welcome here again at AllIndonesiaTourism.com in this beautiful morning. Let’s take a bit rest shall we, to the small island beside Lombok, named Gili Meno. The name is uncommon for you isn’t it? Maybe you all know about the infamous Gili Trawangan. This Gili Meno is right beside it.

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The island looks very small in the google earth. Located between the Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. Actually, the Gili Meno is smallest of them all. But, that doesn’t stop there. You can find all those wonderful attractions in here Gili Meno, so many of them. Most of them are watery attractions, the wet ones. So, it’s a good ting to chill a bit in the water. Then, the list of 15 things to do in Gili Meno West Nusa Tenggara begins now.

1. Karma Reef

The first place in 15 things to do in Gili Meno West Nusa Tenggara  is the Karma Reef. There’s nothing to do with with Karma, there’s nothing to do with the reef. But there’s something to do in the resort. Yep, the Karma reef is a resort. Located at Gili indah village, the place looks very attractive and homey at the same time.

Well, you should take a look at the buildings. The buldings take a unique form of traditional house of Lombok people. With the modern interior of course. So, it looks somewhat unqieu and very special, remembering the bulding is looks exactly like the one in Lombok primal village.

  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours
  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket (resort costing only)

2. Gili Meno Beach Resort

The second beast resort is the Gili Meno Beach itself. The beach also has the resort, the beautiful one. So, it’s indeed a fascinating thing to go to. Just like the resort above, the buildings in here like having the same architecture with the old maluku houses. You can see the roof that doesn’t designed symmetrically, but with this non sharp form.

In the middle of it, there’s pool to chill. Well, the place i very comfy and suit for the married couple who having their honeymoon in Gili Meno beach. It’s good, it’s affordable, and very fascinating. Indeed, the place earn the second position in the the list of 15 things to do in Gili Meno West Nusa Tenggara

  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours
  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket (resort costing only)

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3. Little Bali Restaurant

Lombok is a little bit far from Bali. But you can feel the sensation of that great island by visiting this restaurant that has Balinese culture all around it, the Little Bali Restaurant. The restaurant located in the north side of the island, about 1 km from the Gili Meno Harbor. Like you’ve guessed it, you can see all the diorama of Bali around the place.

The restaurant has this kind of woody theme, complete with some Balinese statues carvings, also made of wood. They also make this cute colour combintaion between pink and white that can be seen at the the tissues and utensils. Very good.

  • Opening Hours : Opens everyday from 07 am to 10.30 pm
  • Entry Ticket : Rp2.000,- parking ticket

4. Ryan’s Cafe

Located near the little bali restaurant, this is the Ryan’s cafe. Yep, the cafe is Ryan’s. Mr. Ryan built the spot on the beach, only a few meters from it. The cafe is very very simple, there’s no floor and there’s no wall that will divide you. All the things you’ll see is the sand floored cafe completed with beautiful panoramas of the sea. The place is usually ordered for hanging out, some activities like wedding proposal.

Well like said in the above explanation, the cafe is really simple. So, if you looking for a fancy one, well this place is not for you. But if you seeking for the beauty in simplicity, then welcome to Ryan’s. Even though the place doesn’t have anything special, but they’ve succeed to combine the cafe and the nature all together. And for us, that’s wonderful

  • Opening Hours : Opens everyday from 8 am – 12 am
  • Entry Ticket : No entrance fee, just for the drinks and beverages

5. The Sunset Gecko

If you want to relax in a bungalow, then here’s the perfect place for you. The Sunset gecko provides you with almost everything you needed in your daily life. Say it, the WiFi, comfortable room, great room service, all in one package. If you want to go here, check your map. It’s located on the north east of the island, located on the “U” way.

The bungalows here look very natural with the leaf roof, and walls made of wood. The scenery around is so spectacular though, that’s why this place is the favorite. So, if you really want to check this, you can order one now. Before it’s too late.

  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours
  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket

6. Tiu Roton Tarengan

This Tiu Roton Tarengan isn’t a resort, or something. The place is just the special spot in the Gili Meno island, which is actually only this slope land facing the sea. It’s not a beach though, just a name for the land. Well, all the thing you can do here is staring to the magnificent panorama that you will not see everyday.

The view is amazing. Especially when the daylight, you can see clearly the ship in the horizon, or the formation of clouds which also look fantastic. Then if you bored, you can come down to the beach and play water for some time.

  • Opening Hours : Always available
  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket

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7. Meru Temple

One of very religious temple in Gili Meno. You can call this the three towers temple. Because of those tall temples that exist in the area. They look like the one at the Bratan lake, you remember? The temple in the middle of it just looks like these three.

The temple’s very quiet in almost everyday. Many people come by the morning, the people around just doing their things like praying and offering. Even so it’s very simple, but the temple worth a one or two pictures of it. It’s cool.

  • Opening Hours : Always opens
  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket

8. Mangrove Forest

We know that the Mangrove Forest is always be a good destination, just like this one. Just like the others, this one is also cool and well maintained by the corresponding people. They really do a good job to make it natural as the way it should be.

But here’s the thing. If in another Mangrove Forest all you can do is examining the forest, you know just looking at the vegetation or the birds there. But in here, you can also swimming under the wooden bridge! The thing under it isn’t mud, but clear water. So clear that you can swim in it. Wonderful, isn’t it?

  • Opening Hours : Everyday from 7 am – 4pm
  • Entry Ticket : Rp15.000,-

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9. Cemara Beach

The next is Cemara Beach. The beach located just near the Mangrove forest which is in the Pemokong village, Jerowaru. The bridges that you’ve crossed inside the Mangrove Forest also connecting you to this place. The Cemara beach is the next destination after you’ve visited the one Mangrove Forest near the spot.

The thing you can do in here is the usual stuff like swimming or playing sand while in the day. But when the night comes, you and your partner can have this special candle light dinner by the sea. It’s so comfortable and also romantic. You should try it.

  • Opening Hours : Always opens
  • Entry Ticket : No entry ticket

10. Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary

The last, and also very special spot we save for you is the one and only Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary. The place is located in Gili Indah, Pamenang. Nothing to say about this place except beautiful. This means, the beautiful of sighting the process of the turtles growth, from babies to adults. It’s really interesting, and somewhat made a tear in the eye.

You can look at how the conservation works, what are they gonna do with the babies, how they will treat them, and finally the releasing moment. You can also join it if you like. You can pet the babies if you want before releasing them. It’s very cute.

  • Opening Hours : Opens everyday from 9 am to 9 pm
  • Entry Ticket : Rp50.000,-

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Other Attractions in Gili Meno West Nusa Tenggara

These are the 5 places left to explore. Check it out:

  1. Pandan Malaka Beach, the wonderful beach of Pandan
  2. Malaka Hill, gorgeous hill located near Gili Meno island
  3. Nipah Beach, a gem found just a few step from the 11th beach
  4. Malimbu, the wonderful corner of Gili Meno
  5. Gili Meno Mosque, built with grace and respect to the God almighty

Those hit the spot. The list of 15 things to do in Gili Meno West Nusa Tenggara is finally finish. What a wonderful place isn’t it?. There are places, mysterious places out there waiting to be explored by you. So, take this as the opportunity to fully notice them. Happy holiday!

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