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Gili Meno

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updated listing Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary
==Understand==
With a population of just 300400, Gili Meno is the mellowest of the three islands, and certainly the most in-tune with a desert island ethic. The beaches are much nicer than you will find on Gili Trawangan and Gili Air.
===Orientation===
[[Image:Gili Meno map.png|thumb|right|320px|Map of Gili Meno]]
 
==Get in==
==See==
* <see name="Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.gilimenoturtles.com/" hours="8AM-6PM" price="Donation" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">A splendid initiative whereby green sea turtle and loggerhead turtle eggs are collected, hatched, and the younglings safely released into the ocean. In 2008 and 2009, a total of 2,000 turtles were released. Go along, see the work and lend your support. For 100.000 Rupiahs (10$) you can pick and release a young turtle into the ocean.</see>
* <see name="Taman Burung" alt="Bird Park" address="" directions="" phone="+62 370 642321" url="" hours="9AM-5PM daily" price="Rp 50,000" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Sadly, this aviary is not as well kept as it was, and the formerly very popular komodo dragon died in 2007. Still worth a visit though, with a large range of birds present.</see>
==Buy==
There is no ATM, nor is there much to buy on Gili Meno. If you run out of cash, Blue Marlin is probably the only option for a credit card cash advance, and they charge a 7% commission. Alternatively, head to [[Gili Trawangan#Buy|Gili Trawangan]] or [[Gili Air#Buy|Gili Air]] where there are ATM's. ''Hint:'' As the boat from Meno waits around 25-30 min on Trawangan before going back to Meno and Air, you have a chance to return on the same boat (there are several ATMs on the ATM's on main Trawangan are around 10 min walk north of beachwalk now, both to the left and to the right from the harborharbour). Not so wise to try this with afternoon boat, however, if you do don't know where to go and want to come back same day.
==Eat==
* <eat name="Yaya Warung" alt="" address="" directions="100 m north of the boat landing" phone="" url="" hours="" price="Rp 7,000-40,000" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">If you're really budget traveller, or just hate tourist rip-offs, this is the place on Meno for you to eat. On the beach, but modestly priced, most Indonesian food is Rp 7,000-13,000. Nasi goreng is Rp 10,000, nasi goreng spesial (with chicken) Rp 13,000. Cheap fish in the form of fish curry can be eaten here for just Rp 10,000 (rice charged separately, Rp 4,000). Grilled fish, as a popular tourist dish, costs much more, but is still relatively cheap (especially compared to Gili Trawangan) at around Rp 40,000 per serving, including nasi goreng and vegetables. Choose your fish and let Yon cook it on the open fire. If the fish or Indonesian food all get too much, they have a small pasta menu for Rp 15,000-20,000, and make a passable job of preparing it. Fresh fruit juices, quality varies, but generally OK for Rp 7,000, milk shakes Rp 8,000, black/ginger tea and coffee Rp 5,000, Rp 6,500 for milk coffee, large Bintang beer Rp 28,000. Sometimes ''very'' slow service as there's only one cook working there and the place is very popular. A chat with the owner and the view will distract you. They have 3 small huts and those get occupied first. Several tables with chairs are put outside in the evening if it isn't rainy.</eat>
 
In the village, you can find a couple of food carts selling bakso for Rp 10,000.
==Drink==
 
*<sleep name="Adeng-Adeng Bungalows" alt="" address="North Gili Meno" directions="" phone="+6281805341019" url="http://www.adeng-adeng.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="From 500.000 IDR" lat="" long="">Relaxed place with a few bungalows set in a quiet lush garden. </sleep>
===Budget===
* <sleep name="Rawan Indah" alt="" address="" directions="2 min walk from the eastern coast, south of the harbour" phone="" emailurl="" checkin="" checkout="" faxprice="" urllat="" checkinlong="" checkoutemail="" pricefax="">Budget huts with bathroom using fresh water in the shower. This place used to offer cheaper accommodation but since merging ''Tunai'' they offer huts for Rp 100,000.(150 000, April 2013)</sleep>
* <sleep name="Tao Kombo" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.tao-kombo.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Backpacker huts from €8, bungalows from €20" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">These budget bungalows away from the beach have been around a long time. They are a bit worn and distinctly rough and ready, but that does not seem out of place on Gili Meno. Probably the most popular backpacker option on the island. The place was closed for renowation 17th April 2013.</sleep>
* <sleep name="The Sunset Gecko" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+62 813 5356 6774" email="" fax="" url="http://thesunsetgecko.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rp 70,000 (single)-Rp 350,000">A Japanese owned small resort, with a couple of cabins and one beachside family house. Rooms are simple and clean with a great atmosphere and they do their best to be eco-friendly. Located in the north-west part of the island, a bit far from the harbour, but facing Trawangan and the sunset.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="My Gili Cottages" alt="" address="" directions="couple minutes walk inland, south of the main harbour" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="100 000 - 200 000, double room"> small guesthouse, only 6 bungalows, but owned by a lovely, very friendly and welcoming Indonesian family. Good location, their bungalows are very new (2012), AC or fan, and include breakfast. </sleep>
===Mid-range===
===Splurge===
*<sleep name="Mahamaya Boutique Resort" alt="" address="West Gili Meno" directions="sunset side of the island" phone="+62 817 733444" url="http://www.mahamaya.co" checkin="12pm12noon" checkout="10am10AM" price="from US$150" lat="" long="">Mahamaya offers a touch of luxury in an idyllic Idyllic beach setting. It has two , 2 beach-front villas with direct access onto the beach and views from the room. Modern eco-technology has been applied to reduce the carbon footprint including rain collection systems and water recycling. Modern quality furnishings, large beds and outdoor showers. Welcoming place and it offers something different on Gili Meno. They also have a modern asian beach-front restaurant producing tasty local food. The chef has over 10 years international experience. Their funky bar also serves two for one on sunset cocktails during happy hour6PM-7PM.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Villa Nautilus" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+62 370 642 143" email="" fax="" url="http://www.villanautilus.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="From US$73">5 detached villas which are fairly well appointed. Guests might wonder why they fitted those ugly tiled roofs when such good natural materials are available. Still, a nice enough option.</sleep>
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