Interesting vacation on Gili Meno, just 30 minutes by boat from Lombok island . Each of them has several small resorts, I mean bungalows with a pool and a restaurant. Gili Meno is the most relaxed island and is recommended mostly for honeymoon vacations. In perfect English, the boatman dedicates us to the secret - Julia Roberts was here for filming "Eat, pray and love." The islands of Gili Trawanan, Gili Meno and Gili Air are forbidden to drive cars. The only transport is bicycles and carriages, silence violates only their bells bells. But the true paradise is under water. Coral gardens and seafarers are more colorful than a children's mosaic - dedicated daffodils from all over the world are coming to dive in among them. You quickly pass from the shallows through a nearly steep 100-foot wall to the deep waters where you can meet the giant turtles. The photo with them is more than a trophy! Early in the morning we walk along the endless beach. The tropic wakes up. Bird's songs call the sun. It shines the fantastic treasures thrown out of the waves.
We compete with the child who will find a larger shell. The women of the fishermen pass by us, leading the miniature Lombok cows, like deers. A boy loads fresh coconuts on his boat. We buy one and swallow their juice - except that it satiates, heals almost any stomach problems, strengthens immunity. Invaluable gift from nature. Just a mile from Gili Trawangan and located in the middle of the three islands, there is Robinson Crusoe's true adventure with some of the best beaches you will find. Just two kilometers long and one kilometer wide, Gili Meno is the smallest of the three islands and far from the most peaceful and developed. It is possible to tour the island along the beach or cross Gili Meno straight paths for two hours. Most visitors are attracted to Gili Meno because of the lure of total serenity and therefore is a very popular destination among couples who spend their honeymoon. The food in the restaurants is fresh and fairly cheap compared to the island of Bali. It's usually grilled fish or other seafood. Eating a hammock, reading books and chessing with friendly local residents is also in the daily program of Gili Meno. Most visitors arrive from Gili Trawangan, then board a connecting boat from the main port for a fifteen minute journey through the canal. There are no people who disturb the sunbathing, and the warm beaches are everywhere. Diving equipment can be hired by one of the local operators. Swimming is completely safe in the calm waters here, but do not go far from the shoreline. Visibility is constantly good throughout the year. Expect to see Hawksbill and Leatherback tortoises and many varieties of hard and soft coral. Do not expect to find the high level of accommodation, like Gili Trawangan. The charming Thai-style chalets on the main beach are very popular as they are the only rooms on the three islands that are actually located near the coast.