Gili Meno is an island in Indonesia. It is the middle of Lombok's three Gilis (Gili Islands). It has population of about 300, mainly concentrated on the center of the island. The main income of the population comes from tourism, coconut plantation, and fishing. On the west side of the island there is a small shallow lake that produces salt in the dry season. Until a few years ago there was also a small production of seaweed on the reef at the north end of the island. It has swimming beaches all around the island, as well as an impressive bird sanctuary.
Vacation to Gili Meno, What Can You Do?
The calm of Gili Meno is said to be suitable for couples for their honeymoon. The atmosphere will certainly be very romantic. If you want to escape the noise of the city, you can explore Gili Meno while renting a bicycle. Just like Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno does not allow cars or motorbikes.
Horse riding and cycling
Want something challenging? You can rent a horse to go around Gili Meno. However, make sure you at least have basic knowledge of handling horses to be safe. The path taken can be started from the shoreline. You can also ride a bicycle. The bicycle pedal will not be felt because the natural scenery may make you forget your tiredness.
Swimming and diving
The waves accompanied by the sea breeze should not be missed. You can stop for a moment while setting your feet on a warm stretch of sand. Swimming and diving Take time to swim and dive in the sea. The beauty of the ecosystem is worth seeing while you are there.
Gili Meno is famous for its underwater sculptures by an artist named Jason deCaires Taylor. It is located 13 feet deep in the sea. If you are diving there, you will definitely see a lot of fish passing by. If you want to take photos with these statues, don't forget to bring a waterproof camera.
Next, you can visit Gili Meno Wall to see the turtles swimming to and fro. This point is sometimes crowded by tourists who love water sports.
Waiting for sunset
After satisfying yourself with a view of the sea, ride a bicycle to Lake Meno which has salt water in the middle of the island. There, you can feel the cool air because the area is filled with beautiful shady trees. The lake has a wooden pier above the lake that you can explore while taking pictures.
While waiting for the sun to set, you can spend time chatting with the locals. Besides traveling, you can also learn about the culture and local wisdom of Gili Meno. You can also laze in the hammock while reading a book and sipping coconut ice. The experience of seeing the sunset will have its own uniqueness.