Gili Meno is the smallest and most peaceful of the three Gili Islands. Families, couples, and honeymooners that visit this island can relax to the soothing sounds of the waves, abundant marine life, and gentle tropical climate. Gili Meno generally gets fewer visitors than Gili Air and Gili Trawangan, even though it seems to be the central location to both. Being cut off from Lombok and other outside influences on both sides, the island can maintain its quiet and serene nature year-round. While Gili Meno offers many laid-back activities, the beautiful beaches here promise breathtaking views like from a movie scene.
Gili Meno day trip
- Dive at Nemo city and swim along with rare ghost pipefish, cockatoo wasp fishes, large stargazers, and cute Nemo fishes
- Visit turtle sanctuary to see baby turtles and incubated eggs
- Paddleboarding along the coastline of the island
- Horse ride along powder-soft beaches
- Go on a subwing adventure, feel the sensation of flying underwater
- Surf during Gili Meno high tide
- Encounter an octopus if you’re lucky when diving
- Fish your seafood dinner, go spearfishing.
- Take a photo by the iconic Gili swing (hanging above the turquoise water)
- Sunbathe at Gili Air’s powder-soft beaches.
Gili Meno beaches
The beaches on Gili Meno have a certain charm that you won’t find neighboring Gili T and Gili Air. Carrying a long expanse of white powder sand and a little crowd to match while still featuring clear waters, Gili Meno is a paradise of beach lovers. The beaches on Gili Meno are mostly underdeveloped and more natural. Other highlights include the turtle sanctuary on the northern shore of Gili Meno, where baby turtles are hatched and released into the open sea regularly. Overlooking Mount Rinjani and Mount Agung contribute to the serene feeling when beachcombing on this romantic island. Gili Meno is a perfect place to drop anchor if only for a night or two.
Gili Meno snorkeling
Gili Meno is widely known just like its neighboring Gili T and Gili Air to host world-class snorkeling spots and dive sites. You can go snorkeling from any beach in Gili Meno along vibrant coral reefs, hiding big lobsters and giant manta ray. You can also venture to Meno Bounty – a 30 m long sunken platform or visit other diving spots like Meno Wall and Mirkos/secret reef. If you are staying in Gili Meno and wondering where else you can go snorkel nearby, here are some tips for the best snorkeling near Gili Meno.
Apart from Gili T and Gili Air, our duo pick among the twelve notable South Gilis is Gili Nanggu and Gili Rengit. Both islands offer an impressive array of sites to complement the best snorkeling on Gili Meno. Divers should take their gear along with them when they are going to Manta Bay in Nusa Penida. Besides swimming with the mantas, they can also achieve impressive dives at incredible heights here. Finally, the island that needs no introduction – Bali – provides more to the plate when it comes to Gili Meno snorkeling. Only 30 minutes away by private boat, welcome to marine wonderlands of Amed beach. Nearby its black sandy beaches lies the Japanese Shipwreck that will excite every snorkeler’s “eye buds” – there is so much to see here.