The smallest of the Gilis, Gili Meno is known for being the least busy and therefore also the most couple and family friendly of the islands. Some people say that Gili Meno is the honeymoon island which is not a surprise since it is so quiet. You’ve got a lot of nice snorkeling opportunities as with all the Gilis, but it’s also the least developed (which isn’t saying much) and with such a lazy vibe you really have to want to get away from it all otherwise it can feel rather isolating.
The number one of all things to do in Gili Meno has to be the snorkelling. You’ve got a huge population of turtles and you’ll be very unlucky if you won’t see one. There’s also a shipwreck that can be seen while snorkelling. Unfortunately we have to admit that the corals are heavenly damaged, so don’t expect too much of it.
Gili Meno is the smallest of the Gili Islands and you can walk around it in less than an hour. You won’t see much down the road, but that’s exactly what this island is about: not that much. There are a few little bars and restaurants here and there but that is pretty much it.
With the lack of interesting activities, you’ll probably just want to relax the day at your accommodation. Hence choosing the right accommodation becomes very important, since this is probably the most you’ll be seeing on the island.
As said before, Gili Meno is the least developed island and you really need to be looking for complete quietness if you want to go here. It is definitely the opposite of the more noisy island Gili Trawangan, but if you do like a little bit of entertainment without partying, Gili Air might be the better island for you.
Travel Tips Gili Meno
Best time to visit Gili Meno
– between June and September because of the dry season
Costs Gili Meno
Gili Meno will cost you a lot more than the rest of Indonesia, which makes sense as it is a paradise island with not much else than a few resorts. There’s one ATM on the island so you’ll be assured of getting some money when the power is on.
Transport Gili Meno
As with the rest of the Gili Islands, there is zero motorized transport on the island. You’ll mostly walk but you’ve also got the option of renting a bicycle or if you’re really lazy you can take a horse cart (which we wouldn’t recommend). If you’re looking for information how to get to Gili Meno, down this page you can find how to exactly get to the island.
Accommodation Gili Meno
As Gili Meno is the smallest and least visited of the three Gili Islands, there is relatively little accommodation. There is something to be found for everyone though as there’s even a hostel on the island. We’ve selected a few options for accommodations on Gili Meno for you, check them out down this page.