Gili Meno: What You Need To Know About This Little Paradise
The popularity of the Gilis Islands in Lombok, Indonesia has been widely known around the world. Those islands are dubbed as one of the world’s best paradise for divers. Gili Trawangan is the largets island and now it is becoming a busy diving destination that never sleeps. However, the two siblings, Gili Air and Gili Meno are equally beautiful dive spots that you cannot simply miss.
Gili Meno is the smallest of all three gilis. This island is also the most quiet and is as not as busy as Gili Trawangan. No wonder Gili Meno is considered the best place for those who want to stay away from the city life. You can get to Gili Trawangan or Gili Air first (by boat) before continuing your trip to Gili Meno by Hopping Boat in the early morning. The boat regularly departs twice a day daily around 9:00 – 10:00 AM and 14:00 – 15:00 PM.
No need to worry about electricity as electricity supply is now available in this tiny paradise. Make sure you prepare your cash as there is no banks on the Gilis (but there is now one ATM machine on Gili Trawangan). It is advisable to bring your important medication kits just in case as no doctors are available on the island. Despite being the least visited, Gili Meno actually has much to offer you. There is a bird sanctuary set up by an Australian businessman living in Bali. Lots of tropical birds are seen here, from the colorful parrots to macaws.
As The Gilis are famous as the world’s top dive spots, diving center is common on the islands. One of the diving center in Gili Meno is Blue Marlin. This center is available on the other two Gilis as well as the neighbouring beautiful Senggigi beach.
This center offers diving courses, handled by their certified instructors. For PADI Discover Scuba Diving, the price is only Rp. 650.000,-. Other courses are PADI Open Water Course (Rp. 3.700.000,-), Scuba Diver Course (Rp. 2.900.000,-) and many more. You will enjoy the diving experience as the instrucstors there are really professional and prioritize divers’ safety and comfort. In addition to a wide variety of diving course, there are also specialized courses you can choose, from deep diver, night diver to peak performance buoyancy course.
Blue Marlin Gili Meno is one of the most recommended diving centers in Gili Meno. The service is friendly, personalized and the center really makes sure that every diver who want to take course gets attention from instructors. The center is also equipped with multilingual guides. Many tourists expressed their satisfaction on the world’s largest traveling site.
For your information, prices for food and accommodation are a bit more expensive on Gili Meno than the rest of the Gilis. However, you still can find cheaper places to sleep and the prices for bungalows are negotibale outside of peak season (July, August and December).
So, are you ready to have the best diving experience there with the best diving center in Gili Meno? Pack your luggage and book your trip right away.