Gili Meno is the smallest of the three Gili Islands and a perfect setting for your desert-island fantasy with a ‘castaway’ atmosphere. Surrounded by white beaches and idyllic blue seas with colorful reefs and plenty of underwater life in all shapes, forms, and colors. Apart from being the smallest, Gili Meno is also the most traditional and quietest of the three Gili Islands, making it a popular destination for couples, honeymooners, divers and travelers who seek a more peaceful atmosphere.
Because of the small size of Gili Meno compared to Gili Trawangan and Gili Air, one might think there isn’t much to do on the island, the contrary is true, there are enough fun activities to do ranging from swimming with turtles to visiting a bird park (Taman Burung) or just exploring the beautiful coral reefs surrounding the island.
All the three Gili Islands are known for their beautiful dive sites. Because Gili Meno is a bit quieter compared to Gili Trawangan and Gili Air, it makes it a good place to make your dive trips from. The north and west coast of Gili Meno are perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling. You can even decide to get your PADI certification on Gili Meno. While diving or snorkeling at Gili Meno you will encounter beautiful coral reefs, colorful tropical fish and even sea turtles.
To the South of the harbor on Gili Meno you will find a sea turtle sanctuary. Baby sea turtles will be looked after for 8 months before being set free onto the beautiful beaches of Gili Meno to continue their sea turtle journey. It is fun and educational to see how the baby sea turtles are being cared for and an absolute must-see for anyone who is interested in ocean life surrounding the Gili Islands. Especially fun for small kids.
In the center of Gili Meno you will find a lake. The lake is surrounded by a diversity of beautiful flora and fauna, including a range of bird species. In the center of Gili Meno you will also find the bird park Taman Burung. At Taman Burung you will find more than 200 different bird species and some other small animals like reptiles, if you are lucky you might even spot the Komodo lizard.